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Lake Country

Tuesday, May 28

This morning, Mara and her team serves a gourmet breakfast while we load up you bikes and get ready. We’ll meet you at the Estate House and take a short shuttle drive to Lake Country, just north of Kelowna. Today’s ride starts through the historic rolling orchards and vineyards of one of the Okanagan’s prime agricultural regions Before descending for a scenic ride on a quiet bike path up Kalamalka Lake and around Wood Lake. We’ll have a catered lunch at Kaloya park and then the Giro shuttle will take you back to Summerhill. After you have a chance to rest at the guesthouse the Giro shuttle will pick you up for a short guided walking tour of downtown Kelowna featuring some fascinating historical tidbits and a sampling of Kelowna’s favourite micro-brews and spirits. The dinner destination tonight will be the group’s choice from our hand-picked short list of downtown Kelowna’s favourite casual dining destinations. Tonight, we’ve curated the best from the heart of Kelowna. When you’re ready, we’ll shuttle you back to the Estate House for a great nights sleep

suggested Itinerary

9:30 am - Shuttle Pick up at Summerhill

10:00 am - Start ride at Claremont Ranch Organics

10:30 am - Ride to Arrowleaf Vineyards

11:10 am - Ride to Gambell’s Fruit Stand

11:30 am - Ride to Kalamalka Lake

1:00 pm - Lunch at Kaloya Park

1:45 pm - Ride rest of route to Giro Shuttle Pick Up

2:15 pm - Freetime at Guesthouse

5:30 pm - Walking Tour of Downtown Kelowna

6:30 pm - Dinner in Downtown Kelowna

8:00 pm - Shuttle back to Summerhill Guesthouse

Our Tour

highlights

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Jack seaton park

We’ll start our ride here, where we’ll take a hike and tell you the story of the agricultural history of the area, including the role of Japanese orchard workers, who had a camp at this site.

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arrowleaf cellars

Arrowleaf Cellars is a boutique winery located in beautiful Lake Country, BC. Our winemaker, Manuel, completed his training in Switzerland and refined his craft in Australia before returning to BC with the goal of producing terroir-driven wines of exceptional quality.

Arrowleaf officially opened its doors in the spring of 2003, with 2001 reds and 2002 whites. Our Tasting Room, designed by award-winning architect Robert Mackenzie, opened in 2014. 

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gambell farms

Gambell Farms is a fourth generation family farm passionate about growing the finest quality fruits and vegetables. Gambell Farms is strongly supportive of sustainable living, and growing fruit & vegetables for healthier lifestyles in our community and beyond. 

Select fresh-picked fruit and vegetables from our 30-acre farm including saskatoons, a variety of sweet cherries, apricots, raspberries, peaches, plums, pears, apples, summer & winter squash, beets, beans, peas, carrots, potatoes and so much more!

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gatske’s farm market

Gatzke Orchard’s bustling farm market and fruit stand serves visitors from around the World and Okanagan locals. each May to September with the diversity of a flourishing Orchard, Farm Market, Bakery and Cafe.

On your quest for local produce, bring your appetite, some extra time, and make a point to try the ‘Oyama Fire‘ jelly! A multitude of value-added products, made from the lush abundance of the Farm & Orchard, await you.

okanagan rail trail

Opened in 2018, the Rail Trail is already one of the top attractions in the Okanagan. Stretching from downtown Kelowna to Coldstream, the trail hugs the shores of both Wood and Kalamalka Lake in Lake Country. We’ll be taking you on the most scenic sections and telling you a little of the history of Lake Country while you’re enjoying the spectacular views.

kaloya park (lunch)

Kaloya Park is one of our favourite hidden gems in the Okanagan. This jewel of a park sits on an peninsula that juts into the turquoise waters of Kalamalka Lake. It’s the perfect setting for a picnic lunch. After your morning of cycling the Giro Support Team will meet you with a gourmet al fresco lunch.


DINNER AND DOWNTOWN TOUR

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A Carefully curated culinary tour of downtown kelowna

We start off with a walk around downtown Kelowna, pointing out some of the hidden history and visiting a few of our favourite places for sipping and tasting. Then the group will visit their pre-selected dining destination - chosen from our curated list of our recommended partners. Afterwards, we’ll seek out a gelato while we enjoy the ambience of the Lakefront and finish off with a nightcap.