KVR Wilderness Journey – 7 Days/6 Nights $1695/person (includes one or two layover days) based on double occupancy – our most popular tour!
Trip Rating: Moderate – 35-*80 km’s/day (*optional long day or can be split into two days) the KVR Trail is mostly a wilderness trail and offers up variable conditions – this tour has some long days, but includes layover days at stunning locations to relax!
The clear, cool water of the Kettle River swirls gently past, an eagle soars overhead, a deer flicks an ear as you pedal beneath towering ponderosa pines, past the rolling ranch lands of Rock Creek. Your journey has begun….
Silence ensues as you veer west following the West Kettle River, the forest thickens, and as the sun shines brightly overhead you may scramble down the riverbank to glide into a shady pool, refreshing before continuing the slow gentle grade uphill.
A grand log lodge awaits with your evening meal and tales of forests and the railway from those who are one with this nearly forgotten area before you lay your head down to rest in the lovely quiet, cool room – reflecting on your first day of this new wilderness experience.
Awakening to aromas of hot waffles you rise to watch the myriad of hummingbirds buzzing past at high speed igniting your spirit to venture off on the trail again. Through Taurus canyon when in early summer the meltwaters rage through in torrents, then into summer and autumn the pools here offer up still waters for a cool dip and a perfect picnic location.
Watch for deer and black bear as you near Beaverdell, a step into the past of BC’s rich silver and nickel mining history. A short day today rewards you with an afternoon relaxing by the river on a sandy shore.
Dawn once again beckons and with your longest uphill day ahead its time for an early start – with your cycle legs now accustomed to the trail, it’s a steady ride up, up up – the stillness nearly overwhelming as you hear only your breathe, the river, birds, the breeze in the trees.
You are well rewarded at the summit today – your lakeside resort offering refreshing swimming, a stocked kitchen full of food to enjoy over the next two days as you rest from the uphill journey – relax on the dock, paddle a canoe, hike the trails, listen to the call of the loons…. watch for a moose in the reeds and lily pads.
Now you are eager to return to the bike and its a day of excitement as you near the giant trestles of Myra Canyon – 18 massive structures and tunnels take you around this horseshoe shaped canyon, now descending, an extraordinary but easy ride.