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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 50th Parallel

11:00 am - Tasting at 50th Parallel

11:30 am - Ride to Pane Vino

1:00 am - Lunch at Pane Vino

2:00 pm - Ride to Pick Up area

2:45 pm - Shuttle to Boundary Brewing

3:15 pm - Beer tasting at Boundary Brewing and shuttle back to Cove

4:45 pm - Free time at Resort

6:45 pm - Shuttle to Red Fox Club for dinner

9:00 pm - Shuttle back to The Cove (timing approximate)

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 short uphill and then the descent down to Okanagan Centre. Then we ride along Okanagan Lake through Carr’s Landing to 50th Parallel, probably the most impressive new comer to the Okanagan Wine scene. After a tasting, we ride back along Lake Okanagan (with jaw dropping views) and climb back over the ridge before our descent down 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 the Red Fox Club at Indigenous World Winery.


Our Tour

highlights

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50th Parallel winery

Curtis Krouzel and Sheri-Lee Turner-Krouzel along with their highly skilled team have created a world-class wine destination only 15 minutes from the Kelowna airport by crafting international award winning wines while hosting five-star events and unique catered dining experiences.

50th Parallel Estate has been built from scratch to create a wine destination experience that is second to none.


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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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boundary brewing

Boundary is a small “nanobrewery” with equipment that Oli Gläser mostly built himself, including an unconventional wooden brew kettle. His German background is reflected in the lineup of beers, which features lagers and other styles like Altbier, Kölsch, Gose and Hefeweizen prominently — but the occasional IPA, porter or saison makes an appearance there, too. Oli is an energetic, charismatic entrepreneur so be prepared to stay a while when you drop by for a taste of his beers.

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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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the red fox club

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.