March 2023 – NEW! we’ve added in more tours! currently we have openings for:
Classic Ride Dates available: Please visit our Classic Ride itinerary for details and inclusions.
June 11-17 2023
July 2-8 2023 – sold out
Sept 5-11 Classic Ride
Sept 7-13 Classic Ride
Sept 9-15 * Classic & Vines only
Sept 13-19 Classic Ride
June 25 – 29 2023 – sorry sold out.
Valley & Vines – please visit our Valley & Vines itinerary for details and inclusions.
Please email us for more information or to be added to the list.
After working through our waitlists, we have now been able to add in extra dates and tours for 2023!
And, amazingly, we are already looking at quite a long waitlist for 2024.
We are once again 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 as well as the types of tours we are offering.
We have expanded our Classic Ride to being a longer tour (updated in 2022), and also offering a new option of that with the Classic & Vines – this give the opportunity to spend a bit of time in wine country and the Okanagan valley near the end of the tour. We also have our Valley & Vines tour – this stays in the Okanagan Valley and is only offered in the late season for this year.
We have quite a number of you eager to book onto our Camp’Combo. This was introduced in 2019 and really successful, however, we are only offering limited departures for 2023 as we relaunch this tour and already sold out for 2023.
Our self-guided tours include a lot of detailed information prior to departure. We 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 to tours or itineraries as it is still a bit “fluid”.
For any information or to book a tour, please email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are looking to cycle the KVR on your own (DIY) in 2023, 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.
You can still visit BC Health for their latest advice on travel: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/prevention-risks/travel , as well we do 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.
Please keep in mind, the KVR is a relatively unmaintained trail with few services along the way and can be challenging, especially to those unprepared or unaware of its variable conditions.
We are always looking to help and encourage cyclists to find their way along the KVR – a difficult trail to plan and navigate. Yes! 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. We had hoped to do this in 2021, and 2022! so it’s still in the works. We will continue to overview all the changes that have occurred with campgrounds and accommodation providers before we consider launching this. Changes are still occurring, so this may not happen until later in the season of 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!
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.
We’re really looking forward to getting back on the trail now for our 2023 season.
Please do email us if you would like to ride the KVR in 2023 or 2024 as we are already getting a good waitlist going for next year.
I am always 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 one day along the KVR.
We wish you, your friends and family, all the best, and thank you for your patience and your support through a few very different and challenging years!
2023 sees us coming into our 11th 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: