We would like to take a moment to advise you of our policy regarding our tours and cycling the KVR this summer and plans unfolding for 2021 and 2022. We have been and continue to contact our guests already booked in for this season with the following information:
Due to the many variables and uncertainties that covid continues to throw our way, we have once again made the difficult decision to now cancel our 2021 season (which was already fully booked) . 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!
At this stage, BC Health is still advising that you limit or restrict travel and some of our accommodation providers along the trail are not, or may not, be open for this season. There are very limited resources along the KVR, so travel restrictions and any sudden changes could further complicate our providers being able to comply. Please visit BC Health for their latest advice on travel: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/prevention-risks/travel
If you are looking to cycle on the KVR this summer, 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.
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. Sorry, but at this stage, we are unable to assist you further than our current online resources with your plans for 2021.
However! We are always looking to help and encourage cyclists to find their way along the KVR – a difficult trail to plan and navigate. If restrictions ease for the summer, 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. If we feel that 2021 is a good season to launch this, we will do so, likely in May – June so 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!
For general tourism/trail information please contact Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association.
For BC Wildfire Information please check
Thank you for your support, patience and please remember to be kind and ride your your bike as much and as local as possible. Have a great summer and stay safe out there, and on a positive – we’re really looking forward to getting back on the trail and are taking “expressions of interest” now for our 2022 season.
Please do email us if you would like to ride the KVR in 2022 as we are already getting very fully booked and will sell out much earlier than we normally do as we are also re-booking our 2020 and 2021 guests.
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 hope you come along to celebrate too!
Paula Sheridan and the team at KVR Cycle Tours
For more information on Covid-19 and Trails/closures in British Columbia: