KVR Classic Ride

Classic KVR Ride – 4 Days/4 Nights  $1095/person based on double occupancy

The training has done its magic – you’re feeling fit, ready to go, peddling off on your adventure!

The KVR Classic route follows the Wilderness Journey trail with fewer stops, more miles, a little more rugged, a little more adventure for those who are ready…

Mile 0 is your calling and you are tucked in early this evening in Midway ready for a big first day tomorrow – from Midway to Beaverdell – a 70 km stretch that challenges you with the diversity of trail conditions, but you’re ready for this.

Panniers lightly loaded, carefully planned from hiking or canoeing trips of the past – this may not be your first time at such an adventure.

Beaverdell is a welcome destination finally reached – that was definitely a big day! a mix of single track, sandy patches, some back country road, a bit of navigating and the final long stretch through forest into Beaverdell.  But you’ve got the big day behind you now.

As the next morning dawns you are excited to be off on your next 60 km ride – following the meanderings of the West Kettle River through forest as you pedal, steadily uphill.  Idabel Lake is a treat for you when you arrive late in the afternoon!  Relax this evening in this quiet lakeside village and enjoy all the delicious food carefully prepared for your dinner hamper.

Morning beckons and for Day 3 you are away again on a long but downhill ride!  Morning beckons and for Day 3 you are away again on a long but downhill ride!  Myra Canyon beckons with its massive trestles and tunnels. Although mostly downhill it is a full days ride – so you’ll look forward to stopping in at the historic Chute Lake Lodge for a boost with pie and ice cream.

The final stretch leads you down beneath giant Ponderosa pines and the sparkling Okanagan Lake is a feast for this exhilarated cyclist peddling through orchards and vineyards.

This is a night of near luxury – sipping a chilled beer or wine as you relax on the deck then savouring a hearty meal – what a fabulous sense of accomplishment you feel having self-propelled yourself to this point, relying only on your pedal power to get you here!

Your final day is a short one, although the climb back to the trail is yet one more challenge for you!  Then whiz downhill – stop in at a winery for a visit or early lunch, or the Trail Store for fresh fruit and ice cream before your final descent to the lakeshore of Penticton.

This KVR Classic a challenge that’s been met – and what an amazing ride!

Included in your KVR Classic Ride:

  • 4 days cycling along the KVR from Midway or Rock Creek (option for 50 or 68 km first day) to Penticton
  • 4 nights accommodation ranging from motel/cabins to Lodge/Resort or Heritage Inn
  • 9 meals including  4 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners
  • 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
  • Emergency support – note:  this tour is self-guided and you should be confident in changing a flat tire and with basic maintenance.  We can provide you with instruction should you need.  Call outs to the trail may incur an additional charge.
  • 2 cycle bag transfers (note: we include pannier shuttle on the first two uphill days)
  • shuttle to or from the trail to your start/finish point
  • Dates available for 2017:
  • CR1  Monday May 29 – Friday June 2
    CR2  Sunday June 4 – Thursday June 8
    CR3  Monday June 12 – Friday June 16 Sold Out!
    CR4  Friday July 14 – Tuesday July 18 Sold Out!
    CR5  Thursday Aug 17 – Monday Aug 21
    CR6  Tuesday Sep 5 – Saturday Sep 9 Sold Out!
    CR7  Monday Sep 18 – Friday Sep 22

Cycling Adventures you cannot resist. We are now taking inquiries for 2017

 

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5 stars!
Fabulous trip, stunning views, real wilderness – what a fantastic bike trail.
John Holton & Sally Lilly, August 11, 2015