The Channel Trail and Black Sage Road
Wednesday, september 5
Today, we take a short drive out of town to our start point on the north end of Osoyoos Lake, then we climb on the bikes and head north where we'll connect with the International Hike/Bike trail along the Okanagan River Channel. The first half is a relaxing ride that won't unduly tax your legs. We ride through Oliver and make our first stop at Medici's Gelateria, around then connect with Tuc-el-Nuit drive at the head of the trail. We then start heading south back to Oliver on the east side of Tuc-el-Nuit lake. We'll be met by our support truck near Oliver and load the bikes up for a short but steep uphill drive to our lunch destination, the Miradoro Bistro at Tinhorn Creek Winery. After lunch we ride back to Black Sage Road, stop for a wine tasting at Silver Sage Winery and then ride the rolling country side of Okanagan Wine Country back to Osoyoos.
Dinner tonight is at Terrafina Restaurant, at Hester Creek in Oliver
Medici's Gelateria & Coffee House in Oliver BC, the heart of the Okanagan valley where we make the absolute best premium Italian Gelato and Sorbetto. Medici's is a highly regarded tourist destination and receives the highest ratings on both Trip Advisor and The Urban Spoon We are an attractive and very comfortable setting in what was a former Catholic Church. Medici's offers intimacy, comfort, warmth and incredible food, drink and entertainment products in an environment steeped with European flair.
Lunch - Miradoro at Tinhorn creek
Miradoro Restaurant is a partnership between Tinhorn Creek and renowned restaurateur Manuel Ferreira.
Panoramic views of the valley below; clean lines, and a comfortable atmosphere. Locally sourced ingredients prepared by an award-winning chef. All of this, in the heart of the south Okanagan – with a hint of Mediterranean on the palate.
It’s where rustic meets elegant in delicious harmony.
SILVER SAGE WINERY
Silver Sage founders Anna and Victor Manola emigrated to the Okanagan from Romania 32 years ago. Winemaking comes naturally to the Manola family, as they have four generations of winemaking experience behind them. Victor shared his father’s experience in grape growing, as back home he managed 25 hectares of vineyard. Anna’s father managed a 600-hectare vineyard and was its winemaker. From him, Anna learned the secrets of making a unique fruit wine that Silver Sage now shares with you.
Our Dinner Destination
terrafina restaurant at hester creek - oliver
Meaning ‘from the earth‘ Terrafina is a gorgeous Tuscan style restaurant nestled amongst the vines of Hester Creek Estate Winery in Oliver. This unique vineyard dining experience provides the perfect partner to be enhanced by the culinary and service expertise of RauDZ Creative Concepts Ltd., the creative minds behind RauDZ Regional Table, micro bar • bites and Sunny’s – a modern diner in Kelowna.