Today, we’re riding what may be the most iconic road ride of the Okanagan. We’ll climb through the pine forests of Green Mountain to the Apex Alpine turn off. Then we ride down the back side of the mountain through forests and ranchlands to the intersection of Highway 3. There, we embark on our second climb, up Highway 3 to our first rest stop at Yellow Lake. We then turn at Twin Lakes and enjoy a rolling descent along fresh asphalt past White Lake. We visit Nighthawk Vineyards where we’ll be met with a picnic lunch, then finish our ride with a sweeping descent into Oliver and our final stop at Medici’s Gelateria. Then we head back to West Kelowna.
As a special reward our own masseuse will meet you when you get back to Apothic for a relaxation massage. Then, it’s a fabulous dinner at Old Vines Restaurant at Quail’s Gate.
9:00 am - Pick up at Apothic - Shuttle to Penticton
10:00 am - Start ride in Penticton
12:00 pm - Snack stop at Yellow Lake
1:30 pm - Lunch stop at Nighthawk Vineyards
2:30 pm - Ride to Oliver
3:30 pm - Wine Tasting at Silver Sage
4:00 pm - Shuttle ride to Apothic
5:15 pm - Relaxation Massage at Apothic
7:15 pm - Dinner at Old Vines Restaurant
Our first stop will be for a stretch of the legs and a snack when our support vehicle meets us at Yellow Lake.
Our lunch stop will be at Nighthawk Vineyards. Nighthawk Vineyards is a boutique family farm gate winery, overlooking the scenic Green Lake valley above Okanagan Falls. It is truly a magical destination, with a distinctive terroir that contributes to some of the finest grape growing conditions.
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
OLD VINES RESTAURANT AT QUAIL’S GATE
Rated as one of the top 100 restaurants in Canada, Old Vines Restaurant is an all-seasons, farm-to-table culinary destination. Chef Roger Sleiman and his team create spectacular dishes made from the freshest local ingredients, providing guests with a true taste of the Okanagan. The restaurant is a very short shuttle ride from Apothic BnB.