West Kelowna Explorer Vacation
The possibilities are endless, but the days are not. The challenge here is to fit as much as you can into the days you have. Fortunately, that’s why we’re here!
Day One - After your check in at fabulous Cove Lakeside Resort, join us for a welcome reception where you’ll be introduced to the Giro Team. After the reception, enjoy dinner right at the Bonfire Restaurant, located right at the resort.
Dinner - Bonfire Restaurant’s signature dishes combine classic and rustic cooking techniques, using only the best locally produced and sourced ingredients. Dine in the warm and inviting restaurant or indulge in the intimate lounge or on the stunning seasonal outdoor patio with panoramic views of Okanagan Lake.
Day Two - After a hearty breakfast at the Resort, we'll meet you with the bikes because we're beginning our ride right from your front door! This circle route winds around scenic West Kelowna with stunning lake views and fascinating stops along the way. Our support team will meet us with lunch at Off the Grid Organic Winery (where you'll get to meet the most famous goats in the Okanagan). After lunch, we'll continue our explorations, eventually working our way up to the spectacular hilltop setting of Mission Hill Estate Winery (that's the picture at the top of this page). After a private Sommelier led tour, it's an easy (downhill) ride back to the resort. Tonight, we'll pick you up by boat right at the resort and take you on a private cruise of Okanagan Lake. Our destination is downtown Kelowna. We'll take a quick stroll through historic downtown and share some stories of our past, then take you to your chosen dinner destination, selected from our hand curated list of some of our favorite dining partners. After dinner we'll take you back to the resort for a great night's sleep!
Lunch - A gourmet al fresco lunch from Waterfront Café will be served by the Giro Team at Off the Grid Organic Winery.
Dinner - Wood Fired Pizzas, charcuterie, tapas, sushi, gourmet burgers – there are no wrong choices here. We’ve selected our favorite downtown go-tos for tasty comfort food and we’ll let the group decide where they want to go (the majority rules in this case).
Day Three We'll meet you at the resort after breakfast and take the Giro Shuttle north to scenic Lake Country. We'll ride on quiet roads along Okanagan Lake and over the rich Winfield agricultural bench before a scenic loop around Wood Lake. Lunch today will be an al fresco picnic at Arrowleaf Winery. Tonight, we'll reverse direction and head south to Peachland. After a stroll along our favourite beachfront community in the Valley, enjoy the Bavarian cheer and hospitality of the Gasthaus for dinner.
Lunch - An al-fresco lunch from the Bench Market served by the Giro Team at Arrowleaf Winery.
Dinner - The Gasthaus Pub and Restaurant has been an Okanagan fixture for almost three decades. Authentic German dishes, imported beer on tap and liberal helpings of camaraderie have made this one of our guest's favourite dining experiences.
Day Four It’s our last day of cycling and we’ve put together a spectacular itinerary for you. After breakfast at the Resort, We'll load up in the Giro shuttle in the morning and head to Myra Canyon, high above Kelowna. You'll ride the Kettle Valley Rail Trail over historic trestles and through 3 tunnels all the way back to Naramata, enjoying one of Canada's "must do" bike rides. Along the way, your guides will tell the fascinating story of this rail way and point out little known details enroute. Tonight, your Giro Hosts will join you for a special wrap up dinner at Old Vines Restaurant at Quail's Gate Winery.
Lunch - The Giro team will meet you at rustic Chute Lake Resort with a hearty gourmet lunch.
Dinner - Named one of the Top 100 Restaurants in Canada, Old Vines Restaurant is an all-season culinary destination that offers guests the ultimate food and wine experience in a spectacular vineyard setting.
Day Five This morning, enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the Resort before your travels home. If you’re not quite ready to leave the Okanagan, ask us about other ideas to extend your stay!
* Our sample itineraries tend to be packed with options. As we mentioned, this is just a guide and - as such - we thought it best to give you as many options as possible.
This is the heart of our valley. From here, exploration extends in all directions. Ride the restored trestles of Myra Canyon and learn the history of the Kettle Valley Railway. Cruise through the orchards and vineyards of East Kelowna and Lake Country. Let us share our favourite places and stories of downtown Kelowna. The possibilities are endless.
5 Days / 4 nights
$2520/p.p. dbl occ.
Single Supplement $560
Includes Accommodation in One Bedroom Suite.
All (11) meals included
Guided Tours and Shuttle Services
(Airport Transfers available for extra fee)