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Myra Canyon to Penticton

Wednesday, may 29

Today, if you’re up for it, you can join us for a morning yoga session by the pool overlooking the vineyards. Then, enjoy another incredible breakfast from Mara! When you’re ready to ride, we have a treat for you! 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 Guesthouse where you can refresh yourself before supper at Basil and Mint in Kelowna’s Mission area.

Itinerary

7:30 am - Yoga in the Vineyards

8:30 am - Breakfast at the Guesthouse

9:30 am - Shuttle to Myra Canyon

10:15 pm - Tour Starts

1:00 pm - Lunch at Chute Lake Resort

3:00 pm - Wine and Cheese Tasting at Poplar Grove

4:00 pm - Shuttle ride back to Summerhill

7:00 pm - Dinner at Basil and Mint

Our Tour

Our Stops

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Morning Yoga

Join us for an optional morning yoga session at the Guesthouse before breakfast and your ride. It’s the perfect way to stretch those muscles before a day of cycling.

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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.

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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.

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Chute Lake Resort (Lunch)

The Giro Support team will meet you with a gourmet picnic lunch at the rustic and historic 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!

 
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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

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basil and mint - kelowna

Basil & Mint Restaurant and Bar is bringing simplicity and freshness to our West Coast Contemporary Cuisine, in a modern and vibrant environment. Chef McGeown’s menu is inspired by the fresh ingredients grown and sourced locally in British Columbia. We aim to deliver to our customers a unique dining experience by taking you on a culinary journey, giving you beautiful dishes, matched with our outstanding and meticulously selected wines from around the Okanagan, and around the world.

We have created the perfect blend of comfortable and contemporary ambience, without any of the pretentious vibes. At Basil and Mint, we strive to provide a complete dining experience to our guests. Our staff and management team is dedicated to provide you the professional and attentive service that you expect from a top Kelowna Restaurant.