Today, we’ll shuttle you up to Myra Canyon and you’ll ride the historic Kettle Valley Railway trail. We start with 18 historic trestles laced around the canyon and make a quick stop where we’ll hunt for archeological clues at the site of a long-abandoned worker’s camp. Then, it’s off to our lunch stop at the rustic Chute Lake Resort. After, we’ll start our descent to Penticton, through old growth Ponderosa Pine forests and along a ridge high above Okanagan Lake. We finish with a rolling ride through the vineyards of scenic Naramata, with one last stop for Gita Peterson’s famous Poplar Grove cheese. The Giro Shuttle will pick you up in Penticton and take you back to the Resort, where you’ll have a little time to refresh yourself before we head up the Lake to our dinner destination in Peachland - the Gasthaus.
8:30 am - Meet at Resort and Shuttle to Myra Canyon
10:15 pm - Tour Starts
12:15 pm - Lunch at Ruth Station
1:30 pm - Ride to Chute Lake Resort
3:00 pm - Snack stop at Chute Lake Resort
3:30 pm - Ride to Poplar Grove Cheese
5:00 pm - Wine and Cheese tasting at Poplar Grove
5:30 pm - Drive to Summerland Resort
6:00 pm - Free time at Resort
7:15 pm - Shuttle to Gasthaus in Peachland
9:30 pm - Shuttle back to Resort
myra canyon trestles
We start our ride today on the 18 trestles and 2 tunnels in Myra Canyon. We’ll tell you the fascinating story of the making of the railway and share many exclusive Giro points of interest.
worker’s camp site
We’ll stop at the site of Morrisey Camp #2, by Ruth Station. This truly is a hidden gem - as you need to know exactly the right trail to take. Giro has worked with local historians to research the story of this camp and can share what life would have been like for workers on the Kettle Valley Railroad over a hundred years ago.
This will also be our Lunch spot. The Giro Support team will meet us with a catered lunch at Ruth Station.
Chute Lake Resort
The Giro Support team will meet you with a snack (and an option for a shorter ride) at Chute Lake Resort. Recently taken over by our friends at Hoodoo Adventures, the resort is being completely renovated but there is still plenty of history to discover here!
Poplar Grove Cheese
At Poplar Grove Cheese, we love life – and that includes good food and wine. We are passionate about making delicious hand-crafted French style cheeses.
“I grew up in Denmark on a dairy farm with an early appreciation for good cheese and the wonderful variety of European cheeses,” says owner Gitta Pedersen, with a warm welcoming smile.
Our Dinner Destination
the gausthaus - Peachland
Tonight, we take a little drive north to the charming resort town of Peachland. Dinner is at Peachland’s favourite table - The Gausthaus.
The Gausthaus dining room was started by the original proprietors Werner Fischer and Joerg Hoerath in 1991. They were later joined by Devin Smith in 1994. The 3 collaborated on the expansion of the pub and garden in 2000. Housed in a log cabin the dining room has an atmosphere you’ll only find in Bavaria. If you’re looking for a more formal and intimate experience then the dining room is the perfect place.