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Coastal Escape for the Mind, Body and Palate

Program Number: 13614RJ
Start and End Dates:
4/2/2013 - 4/5/2013;
Duration: 3 nights
Location: Florence, Oregon
Price starting at: $515.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Health & Fitness Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 8; 3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

The Cape Perpetua area of the Oregon Coast is blessed with a temperate climate, clean air, spectacular headlands and lush forests. A sense of isolation, adventure and a learning experience all make wonderful reasons to escape to the coast for an energizing yet relaxing getaway. Natural history classes precede a naturalist-led interpretive walk in the rainforest already in bloom. Learn simple, basic tai chi techniques (all levels). The chef at Heceta Head Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast will demonstrate and teach how to prepare the famous seven-course gourmet breakfast that you'll be served. Let the coast rejuvenate you!




Highlights

• Practice making balanced food choices on your retreat and learn to maintain healthy eating practices with a cooking demonstration led by a chef at your B&B.
• Hikes with a naturalist amid old-growth rainforest and to Cape Perpetua enhance the energizing sense of escape you enjoy.
• Expert-led yoga, qigong and tai chi relax and rejuvenate you, helping you get the most out of your Oregon Coast escape.



Activity Particulars

Walking up to two miles, beach, forest terrain.



Coordinated by Coastal Journeys Unlimited.




Florence

Sand dunes tower 500 feet above the beach in this area of Oregon’s central Coast, and neighboring Florence offers a perfect point from which to begin an exploration of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, with its lakes and dunes that extend for miles.



Accommodations
Ocean front resort, pool and spa. Ocean view room with deck or patio.
Meals and Lodgings
   Driftwood Shores Resort
  Florence, OR 3 nights
 Driftwood Shores Resort
Type: Hotel
  Description: In the heart of the Oregon Coast, spectacular views, 10 miles of un-interrupted beach, golfing, fishing and the Oregon Dunes nearby.
  Contact info: 88416 First Avenue
Florence, OR 97439 USA
phone: 800-422-5091
web: www.driftwoodshores.com
  Room amenities: Ocean view, patio or deck, hairdryers, ironing board/iron, coffee makers, TV.
  Facility amenities: Indoor heated pool and jacuzzi, restaurant and lounge, guest laundry.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: call hotel for info Call hotel and identify yourself as with the Road Scholar group.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: call hotel for info Call hotel and identify yourself as with the Road Scholar group.
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Check in at 4 PM. You will be staying at Driftwood Shores Resort that night.
  End of Program:
Check out at Noon. You will be staying at Driftwood Shores Resort the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Free parking at hotel.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Florence, OR
  Nearest city or town:  Eugene, Oregon
  Nearest highway: Hwy 101
  Nearest airport:  Eugene, Oregon
  From End of Program
  Location: Florence, OR
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Florence

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Omni Shuttle
phone: 800-741-5097
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Varies depending on airport. Contact shuttle for current rates.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

From Portland, 4 hours. From Eugene, 1 1/2 hours. 

   

Visit their website for more information. http://www.omnishuttle.com Coastal Journeys Unlimited is not affiliated with this shuttle provider. This information is given for your use only. We do not endorse or guarantee any shuttle provider service.

 

Florence

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

None - Car Required
Rental Car Agencies
phone: Var-ies-
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Varies. Contact rental car agencies for rates.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

From Portland, 4 hours. From Eugene, 1 1/2 hours. 

 

Distance:

 

From Portland, 170 miles. From Eugene, 65 miles.

   

Many people who travel to Florence via Portland International or Eugene Regional Airport rent cars for their transport to Florence. Rates vary greatly seasonally and from agency to agency. Shop around for the best values.

 
Driving Directions
  Portland or Eugene to Florence by Car From Downtown Portland (and Washington State via I-5): Follow Interstate 5 south through Portland to Eugene. Take Exit 195B and follow the Beltline Highway to it's junction with Highway 126. Turn right and follow Highway 126 west to Florence. In Florence, turn right onto Highway 101 and follow it north out of town. At Heceta Beach Road, turn right and follow Heceta Beach Road to its end and look for the Driftwood Shores Resort on the right. From Portland International Airport: Follow Interstate 205 south to Interstate 5. Follow I-5 South to Eugene and follow the directions above. From Eugene (and Interstate 5 North): Take Exit 195B and follow the Beltline Highway around Eugene to it's Juction with Highway 126. Turn right and follow Highway 126 to Florence. In Florence, turn right onto Highway 101 and follow it north out of town. At Heceta Beach Road, turn right and follow Heceta Beach Road to its end and look for the Driftwood Shores Resort on the right.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Orientation and Introductions
(Tuesday, April 2)
   
 Arrive To: Check in at hotel 4 PM. Orientation at 5pm in meeting room upstairs of hotel restaurant.
 Dinner: Dinner at 6 PM.
   
Accommodations: Driftwood Shores Resort
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Cooking presentation/Yoga, Gigong and Tai Chi
(Wednesday, April 3)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast is a buffet. choice of yogurts, cold cereals, protein dish provided; variety of juices and beverages. Pastry also available; served in conference room
 Morning: Cooking presentation at Heceta Head Lighthouse B&B.
 Lunch: Buffet lunch at hotel; sandwiches, cold cuts. chips, dessert. variety of fruits available. Juices, milk, coffee tea
 Afternoon: Yoga, Gigong and Tai Chi.
 Dinner: Buffet served in conference room; two entrees offerred..usually one vegetarian or fish the other meat. salads and veggies at every dinner; beverages include milk, coffee and tea.
 Evening: Natural History slide show and more yoga if desired.
   
Accommodations: Driftwood Shores Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Hike Old Growth Forest and Cape Perpetua/More Yoga, Gigong and Tai Chi
(Thursday, April 4)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet served in conference room; hot cereal, cold cereals, protein dish available, pastries and yogurts.
 Morning: Hike/walk no more than 2 miles Old Growth Forest and Cape Perpetua.
 Lunch: Buffet Deli Lunch in Hotel
 Afternoon: Yoga, Gigong and Tai Chi
 Dinner: Dinner included.
 Evening: Wrap up and more yoga if desired.
   
Accommodations: Driftwood Shores Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Departure Day
(Friday, April 5)
   
 Breakfast: Quiche as well as other entrees, cereal offered. Served in conference room.
 Morning: Check out at noon.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Florence, OR Chamber of Commerce
General information and links to area attractions. For additional information, visit www.florencechamber.com
  General information
Florence and central coast general information For additional information, visit www.florenceoregon.net
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


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