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Lake Country

Wednesday, Sept 4

suggested Itinerary

8:30 am - Shuttle Pick up at The Cove

9:45 am - Start ride in Lake Country to Carr’s Landing - then ride to O’Rourkes Peak Cellar

11:45 am - Tasting at O’Rourkes

12:15 pm - Ride to Pane Vino

1:00 am - Lunch at Pane Vino

2:00 pm - Ride to Pick Up area (Optional extension on Kal Lake Rail Trail)

2:45 pm - Shuttle to Microbrew District (timing may change if Kal Lake option is added)

3:15 pm - Beer tasting at a selected Microbrew and shuttle back to Cove

4:45 pm - Free time at Resort

7:45 pm - Shuttle to Old Vines Restaurant

We start with a beautiful ride that will cover three lakes: Okanagan, Kalamalka and Wood. No wonder they call it Lake Country! We begin with a lovely descent down to Okanagan Centre. Then we ride along Okanagan Lake to Carr’s Landing where we’ll meet the Giro support team for our first rest stop. We’ll ride back to Okanagan Centre for a tasting stop at O’Rourke’s Peak Cellars. After a tasting, we’ll descend to Wood Lake. There we ride a lovely paved trail along Pelmewash to our lunch stop, our favourite wood fired pizza patio at Pane Vino. After lunch, we have the option of adding an out and back along the new Okanagan Rail Trail on Kalamalka Lake. Then, we wrap up by following the trail back along the east side of Wood Lake. The eager can opt instead for a climb out of Oyama up to the bench road that parallels the trail. Both routes come to our pick up stop at the south end of the lake where we’ll meet the Giro Shuttle for our ride back. We will have time for a beer tasting at Boundary Brewing (great German style beers) on the way back. Dinner tonight is at Old Vines Restaurant at Quail’s Gate Winery.


Our Tour

highlights

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O’Rourkes Peak Cellars

O'Rourke's Peak Cellars is located on a picturesque property with panoramic views of surrounding orchards, vineyards, rolling mountains and the glistening water of Okanagan Lake. Talented winemaker Adrian Baker strives to produce complex, bright and exciting wines.


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pane vino pizzeria (our lunch spot)

Pane Vino is a locally owned authentic Neapolitan Pizzeria nestled between beautiful Kalamalka lake and Wood lake. It is owned and operated by Martina La Melia and Patrizio Improta. Pane Vino is more than a business to Patrizio and Martina but a piece of their heart.

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Kelowna’s microbrew district

Kelowna’s North End is being transformed from an industrial zone to a vibrant entertainment region with some of the hottest microbrews around, including Redbird, Kettle River, Vice and Virtue, Tree Brewing, Rustic Reel and BNA. We’ll take you to the heart of Craft Beer Heaven, where you could say things are “hopping!”

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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.

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okanagan rail trail (Optional extension)

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.

 

Our Dinner destination

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Old Vines Restaurant at Quail’s Gate

Rated as one of the top 100 restaurants in Canada, Old Vines Restaurant is an all-season 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.