REVISED FOR 2018! KVR Wilderness & Wine Trails Tour – 6 Days/5 Nights
- $2,095/person based on double occupancy.
- Groups of 6+ $1,995 pp, per person based on double occupancy.
- Single Supplement fee: $395 (guaranteed own room for single occupancy)
Overview: The Wilderness & Wine Trails Tour offers a unique trio of experiences on the KVR including “off the beaten track” along the Okanagan Highlands, a venture along the Southen Spur route and Skaha Lake plus the superb accommodation and boutique wineries of the Naramata Bench. Accommodation is superb, from Penticton B&B’s to the spectacular Myra Canyon Ranch and Naramata Heritage Inn or Beach Resort. The pace is more relaxed with shorter days and 2 layover days.
Trip Rating Easy to Moderate: The KVR Trail is mostly a wilderness trail and offers up variable conditions – this tour includes a few extra shuttles to allow for some easier riding days and more variety! There is still some remote area cycling so we do recommend you have some familiarity with “off road riding”. Please contact us anytime for more information to be sure this tour is right for you!
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Penticton, BC|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Arrive at your leisure|
Day 1. Penticton: The lakeshore and beach boulevard
Sandy beaches and sparkling lakes await you on your arrival into the bustling tourist town of Penticton. Here we will meet you to give you all the tips you need for your ride tomorrow. After your tour intro and bike fitting you may want to walk along the lakeshore, go for a swim or head to one of the nearby restaurants for dinner.
- Meals Included: on own today
- Accommodation: B&B or Inn
Day 2. KVR Southern Spur Route - Skaha Lakeside
Time to head south and start off with a scenic valley ride – once along the shores of Skaha Lake, enjoy the spectacular scenery of sage covered hillsides, beaches and ponderosa pines.
At Okanagan Falls, a short ride along a rolling backcountry road takes you to your winery lunch – Sit back on the deck and savour the amazing views and delectable local food!
Then retracing your steps back to Penticton – this is an out and back ride today.
- Cycling Distance: 40 km (flat – 6 km rolling country road)
- Meals Included: Breakfast, winery lunch
Accomodation: Penticton B&B or Inn
Day 3. Myra Canyon Trestles and Ranch B&B
After a relaxing morning its up, up and away! from the Lakeside shores of Penticton the shuttle bus trundles up high above the valley and laughter and excited chatter ensues to the summit of the trail and the start of your easy but spectacular ride.
Through Myra Canyon with its incredible history and trestles and tunnels – you’ll have plenty of time to stop for the views, photos and read up on this part of the KVR’s history with the many information panels along the way.
Then head back and downhill – your European inspired lodging awaits at Myra Canyon Ranch B&B. Swap your bike seat for a saddle and take a guided horseback ride, or just relax and enjoy the views out over the Okanagan from your deck.
- Cycling Distance: 24 km (slight grade)
- Meals Included: Breakfast, packed lunch, dinner hamper
- Accomodation: Ranch B&B
Day 4. Chute Lake, Ponderosa pines and Naramata
Another trestle awaits you today – the largest of them all – Bellevue trestle bridge – and then on to the historic Chute Lake Lodge. As you approach – watch closely for moose tracks! Stop here for lunch, homemade pie and ice cream and explore the museum of railway relics.
Your shuttle will meet you here and take you to the Naramata Bench Wineries – there are plenty to explore within minutes of your accommodation and your driver/guide will take you to some of the best in the valley, then into the quaint village of Naramata, where your comfortable room at a Heritage Inn or Lakeside Resort welcomes you. Indulge in a well deserved dinner at the Inn this evening!
- Cycling Distance: 34 km (flat grade)
- Meals Included: Breakfast, packed lunch, dinner
- Accommodation: Heritage Inn or Beach Resort
- Extra Inclusions: Shuttle and winery tour
Day 5. Naramata Wineries and beaches
A relaxed morning then meet your Naramata shuttle to return you to Chute Lake – from here it is downhill all the way…cycling beneath giant Ponderosa pines. Stop along the way to step back in time and view the Rock Ovens made by the railway workers over 100 years ago. Coast along the downhill, through the Little Tunnel with amazing views! Then soon you are turning off the trail and a quiet back country road takes you past more of the beautiful Naramata Bench wineries – Serendipity, Therapy and Kettle Valley Winery.
With an easy ride today, you might want to then head to the beach – or try stand up paddleboards with or without lessons, kayak rentals or just relax in the sun.
- Cycling Distance: 36 km (downhill grade)
- Meals Included: Breakfast (lunch and dinner options/recommendations available)
- Accommodation: Heritage Inn or Beach Resort
- Extra Inclusions: Shuttle to Chute Lake
Day 6. Penticton - downhill return
Opt for the morning shuttle back up to the trail then coast downhill to Penticton through orchards and vineyards. An easy ride alongside the popular Penticton canal brings you back down to the shores of the Okanagan Lake and the conclusion of your Wilderness & Wine Trails Tour.
- Cycling Distance: 16 km (downhill grade)
- Meals Included: Breakfast
The KVR Wilderness & Wine Trails tour offers up a great mix of the best of the Okanagan Valley – ride in comfort with this fully supported tour – your luggage transported daily, lunches and snacks along the way and with a few extra shuttles included – this tour is yours to cycle, to relax, to unwind, to indulge.
5 days cycling along the KVR, KVR Southern Spur Route, back country roads and Naramata Bench wineries
2 layover days in wine country – Penticton and Naramata Bench
1 “pre-tour” arrival day and night’s accommodation in Penticton to arrive, relax and prepare for your ride plus
4 tour nights accommodation – enjoy some of the best of the Okanagan with carefully chosen B&B’s, Heritage Inn/Resort
most meals including 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches including 1 winery lunch and 2 dinners
1 winery tour – Naramata Bench
bicycle rental – 21 speed Giant Trail Bikes – equipped with rear rack and panniers – our bikes are chosen specifically for travel on the KVR and are superb for the terrain
route notes and maps plus tips on cycling the trail – our custom KVR set of full colour maps is yours to take home.
Full support – although this tour is self-guided, we are never far away should you need anything! We do recommend for some of the trail sections where road access is limited that someone in your group is acquainted with changing a flat tire – we can provide instruction should you need. daily luggage transfers
shuttle Penticton to Myra Canyon
shuttle Chute Lake to Naramata
shuttle from Naramata to Chute Lake
shuttle from Naramata village to trail head
- W&W18-1 Jun 8-13
- W&W18-2 Jun 22-27
- W&W18-3 Jul 28-Aug 2
- W&W18-4 Aug 25-30