Planning your own vacation can be half the fun for a lot of people, but for those who prefer the luxury of having someone else tend to the details, there are a few tour companies offering guided trips along the Kettle Valley Rail Trail. A guided tour will usually last from 1-7 days and may include accommodation, bike rental options, transportation/shuttles, meals and a tour guide. See bottom of this page for listings of operators.
It pays to research the company you are planning on joining if you do so – testimonials and trip reviews are usually a good start. It’s also important to ensure the trip you choose is appropriate for your level of cycling ability. Again, it pays to do the research so that your expectations are met and hopefully exceeded!
However you plan your vacation, either guided or self-organized, you may have the option to include some extra activities along the way. It can really add to the whole experience if you include area specialties such as floating the Kettle River, a wine tasting tour in the Okanagan, or maybe a well deserved massage or spa in Kelowna or Osoyoos. A visit to Naramata can be combined with their wonderful and mostly organic weekly summer market on Wednesdays. Penticton also offers a large farmers market near Lakeshore Drive on Saturday mornings. And of course there are the many beaches along the way for swimming or kayaking.
If you are a history buff you will want to check out the museums and just a short jaunt from Penticton to Summerland will take you to the Kettle Valley Steam Railway – a fitting part of any KVR tour!
532 Alexander Avenue
Penticton, BC V2A 1E5
or 250-498-9194 (summer only)
KVR Outfitters & Tours offer a range of tours from independent adventures to self-guided and supported.
Great Bike Tours offer fully supported tours in the USA, Canada and New Zealand
Monashee Adventure Tours
Toll Free: 1-888-76C-YCLE (2-9253)
Phone: (250) 76C-YCLE (2-9253)
Cell: (250) 878-3KVR (587)