We would like to take a moment to advise you of our policy regarding our tours and cycling the KVR  in 2022.

We have “hibernated” our tours for the past two summers – 2020 & 2021.  We have many cyclists who were already booked, for both seasons, and we are delighted to be “rolling them over” to 2022.

We are limiting our upcoming season to ensure that we can cater 100% to our guests as we always have done.  The KVR is challenging in itself, and we want you to feel safe and looked after, so will be limiting our departures for the coming season.  

Our self-guided tours include a lot of detailed information prior to departure, and we will continue to do so, including covid updates, requirements and restrictions, following BC Health guidelines and mandates.  We will do our best to update this information here, but closer to the upcoming season we will individually update and inform all of our confirmed guests as to any changes or requirements.

At this stage we are now sold out for 2022.  Please let us know if you would like to cycle with us in 2023!  email us directly at kettlevalleyrailtrail@gmail.com and just put Waitlist 2023 in the subject line.  

 We will now be concentrating on our 10th year anniversary for the 2022 season which will be even more reason to celebrate as we have had to postpone it now for 2 years running!

If you are looking to cycle on the KVR on your own (DIY) in 2022, we do recommend you check and double check all your plans before setting out and stay up to date on any accommodation or campsites you may have booked.

Please visit BC Health for their latest advice on travel:  http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/prevention-risks/travel

We have a number of resources available to you on our website, including our FAQ page which will give you a bit more information on what to expect regarding general trail conditions.   

We are always looking to help and encourage cyclists to find their way along the KVR – a difficult trail to plan and navigate.  We are still hoping to be able to offer a “DIY” package on our website for purchase comprising an online resource package to help you plan your own tour with our knowledge, experience and best recommendations.  While we did not feel that 2021 was a good season to launch this, due to Covid and the ensuing wildfires that began early on in the season, we are hoping to do so for 2022 (pending!). We will overview all the changes that have occurred with campgrounds and accommodation providers before we consider launching this.  As changes are still occurring, this may not happen until 2023.  

Please watch our website for updates.

For early summer travel, just a tip for now – much of the KVR is at altitude, so please keep in mind that the trail can have snow, standing water and run off, creeks in flood and trees down from snow weight, all right up and into June so it is important to check and consider options before you head out.  July and August tend to get very hot and dry, and you need to be extremely fire smart and wary particularly in August.  September is a lovely month to cycle, although conditions may still be quite dry and the trail a bit soft and sandy in places.

For current and changeable conditions and general trail information, please contact Trails BC – a volunteer organisation for British Columbia’s trail network and advocacy.  We also highly recommend supporting them through an annual ($25) membership or donation.  They do a tremendous amount of work for all of us!

https://trailsbc.ca/.  email:  president@trailsbc.ca

For general tourism/trail information please contact Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association.  

industrysupport@totabc.com

For BC Wildfire Information please check 

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status/wildfire-situation

Thank you for your support, patience and please remember to be kind and ride your your bike as much and as local as possible.  

We’re really looking forward to getting back on the trail now for our 2022 season.

Please do email us if you would like to ride the KVR in 2023 as we are already getting a good waitlist going for next year.  

I continue to be overwhelmed by the positivity of you, fellow cyclists and guests and grateful for all of your kind words and offers, and do sincerely hope to meet you all in health and happiness in 2022.

We wish you, your friends and family, all the best, and thank you for your patience and your support through this very challenging time.

2022 will include a celebration of our 10th year organising and operating self-guided cycle tours on the KVR, and we look forward to getting back on the trail!

Paula Sheridan and the team at KVR Cycle Tours

For more information on Covid-19 and Trails/closures in British Columbia: