Bend, Oregon is a year round playground for those who seek memories of adventures and experiences that last a lifetime. Central Oregon offers some of the best weather for outdoor activities in the country. Ski Mt Bachelor in the winter and hike, bike or raft any of the seemingly endless routes and trails catered specifically to those who love to participate outdoor activities. Enjoy an incredible scenic helicopter flight over the snow-capped Cascades. The best part about Bend is that it is truly a city that embraces family adventures, solo adventures, or a lovers weekend from the big city. Let’s play!
Adventures in Bend, Oregon
Wine Tasting by Helicopter – Central Oregon is home to fantastic rolling vineyards where you’ll be flying over some of Central Oregon’s most iconic mountain peaks. See Smith Rock, the Deschutes River, Mt. Bachelor, Broken Top and South Sister like you’ve never seen before as the wind whips through the open doors of your aerial chariot. Big Mountain Heli Tours offers a variety of customizable tours year round for all ages with our signature Helicopter Wine Tasting Tour available in the summer months with picks up directly from leading resorts!
Discover Oregon’s Outback by ATV – Buckle up for the ultimate all-terrain adventure as you set out for a half-day tour of Central Oregon’s lava fields, forests, and high desert. Outriders NW offers you the opportunity to pilot the car or just ride along. With over 3,000 square miles of sparkling lakes, spectacular mountains, and wide-open deserts, safely access the rugged forest and high desert to explore and experience the unseen natural beauty, that most people never see in a lifetime.
Race Over Rocks – As an extension to the 300+ miles of mountain bike singletrack offered here in Central Oregon, The Mt. Bachelor Bike Park offers lift-served access to an additional 13 miles of downhill oriented trails. The ski area’s beginner lift, Sunshine Accelerator serves as a great introduction to the bike park for all ability levels. From there, riders can progress to Pine Marten Express where a combination of machine built and single track trails provide a thrill for any adventurous spirit – from intermediate runs to advance double black diamond trails.
Get Wet, Scream, Repeat -What good is having a wild and scenic river if you can’t experience the “wild” part every now and then? Central Oregon has a handful of whitewater guides who can help you get up close and personal to one of the region’s most exciting playgrounds. Sun Country Tours runs the hugely popular Big Eddy Thrill Ride daily during the summer – sometimes with a local beer tasting event thrown in for good measure! Other options include Ouzel Outfitters and Imperial River Co.