With an OYAMA folding electric bicycle, the thrill of exploring your vacation getaway doesn’t have to end behind the wheel of your car, SUV, or pick-up. Bring your OYAMA e-folder along on your trip and extend your time outdoors enjoying the sights, sounds, and smells of your surroundings.
One destination that’s perfect for a summer getaway is Lake Tahoe. In summer, the temperatures are warm, the roads are open and snow-free (even at the high elevations), and the days are long. Numerous activities, events, and festivals abound. So if you’re into boating, beachgoing, hiking, biking, shopping, dining, or any number of other outdoor activities, there’s sure to be something in the area to interest you.
Lake Tahoe Highlights
Actually busier in summer than it is in winter, there’s so much to do in Lake Tahoe that once you get there, you’ll realize that one summer getaway isn’t going to be enough to do all the exploring and sightseeing you want.
Here are just a few highlights you might consider for your itinerary:
- Gondola at Heavenly—For breathless views, take this 2.4-mile gondola ride up Heavenly Mountain. At 9,123 feet you’ll get to take in panoramic views of Lake Tahoe. Along the way you can stop at the Observation Deck for photos, grab a latte at Cafe Blue, or find a souvenir at The Gondola Sports shop.
- Aerial Tram Ride—Another way to reach great heights is to take a ride on the Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows Aerial Tram. It offers 360° views of Lake Tahoe and the High Sierra as it climbs over 2,000 feet toHigh Camp at 8,200 feet in elevation.
- Log Cabin Café—This popular restaurant has been serving breakfast and lunch since 1981. Voted “Best Breakfast North Shore Lake Tahoe,” it offers home style cooking and a family-friendly, relaxed dining experience.
- Northstar Resort—Known for its skiing, snowboarding, and other winter activities, Northstar Resort boasts a wide range of spring, summer, and fall activities as well, including mountain biking, golf, hiking, and numerous other activities for all ages and abilities.
- Vikingsholm—Located in Emerald Bay at Lake Tahoe, the Vikingsholm “castle” is a unique blend of nature and architecture. Open for 30-minute public tours in the summer, this 38-room mansion is a National and California landmark and is considered one of the finest examples of Scandinavian architecture in the United States.
- Tahoe GalBoat Cruise—This 120-passenger paddle wheeler is reminiscent of boats you’d expect to see on the Mississippi River. Cruises depart Tahoe City for Emerald Bay and along the North and West Shores. Lunch, brunch, happy hour, and sunset are most popular trip times.
- Tahoe Cruises Motor Yacht—Take a tour of the lake aboard this classic 1950s motor yacht. Tours depart from Round Hill Pines Resort on the southeast side of the lake and include a barbecue lunch in Emerald Bay. They also feature happy hour and sunset cruises.
- Zephyr Cove Resort—This resort in the South Lake Tahoe area features a mile of sandy, pine-tree covered shores. There you’ll be able to parasail, water ski, or indulge in a range of other summer activities—or just kick back and enjoy the beach.
- Kayaking, Jet Skiing, Paddle-boarding—With more than 75 miles of shoreline, it’s no wonder than water sports are extremely popular in Lake Tahoe. Whether it’s a peaceful morning paddle in a kayak, the thrill of zipping around the lake on a jet ski, or a silent trek atop a paddleboard, there’s no shortage of sights and scenery to take in. Rentals are available at many nearby establishments.
- Hiking—Numerous trails take hikers up and around the lake, offering stunning views of Fallen Leaf Lake, Cascade Lake, Desolation Wilderness, South Lake Tahoe, Reno, Carson City, the Washoe Valley, and all of Lake Tahoe.
Keep Exploring with OYAMA
OYAMA folding ebikes (such as the OYAMA CX E8D and CX E8D Version II) offer the perfect solution for extending your glorious days at Lake Tahoe. From the seat of your OYAMA ebike, you can continue exploring free of the hassles of traffic and congestion, and they fold up small enough to go wherever you go, are big enough to offer a safe and comfortable ride, and all models come with a set of rear racks, so you can bring some gear along too.
With more than 50 years of mechanical and design expertise, OYAMA Bikes builds 200+ varieties of practical, functional, and innovative folding bikes for active mobile cyclists. Known for their amazing ride quality and functionality, OYAMA bikes offer quality, utility, comfort, and style and are distributed in the United States by Foldaway Solutions of Covina, CA.
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