9 am - Meet at Watermark Resort
9:15 am - Shuttle to Ride Start (Glenfir)
10:45 am - Ride to Poplar Grove Cheese
12:00 pm - Tasting and Lunch at Poplar Grove Cheese
1:00 pm - Ride to Penticton and Okanagan Falls
2:45 pm - Tasting at Blue Mountain (Road Group)
3:15 pm - Ice Cream stop at Tickleberries
3:45 pm - Shuttle to Watermark Resort
4:30 pm - Free time at Resort
7:00 pm - Dinner at Convivia
(Note, we had to change this day because of poor trail conditions on the Similkameen section of the KVR)
Today’s ride is a study in contrasts. We start at the trail access point for the KVR at Glenfir. The trail group will ride along the KVR through the Ponderosa Pines, gradually descending to the orchards and vineyards of Naramata. The road group will stick to North Naramata road and ride right past some of the Okanagan’s favourite wineries. Both groups will meet at Poplar Grove Cheese for a tasting and our lunch break. After lunch, the trail group will continue along the KVR to Penticton and then down the west side of Skaha Lake to Okanagan Falls. The Road group will take Eastside Road on the other side of Skaha, ride up McLean Creek Road and then continue along one of the most scenic stretches of the Okanagan to Blue Mountain Vineyards. If time permits, this group will have a tasting there. Both groups will wind up at the Okanagan’s favourite sweet stop, Tickleberries at Okanagan Falls.
Little Tunnel (Trail Group)
The “Little Tunnel” is one of the most scenic spots on the entire Kettle Valley Rail Trail. The entire valley and Okanagan Lake likes below you. We’ll stop here for some photo opportunities and also to share a little history of the making of this historic railway.
poplar Grove (Lunch Stop)
"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."
Owner Gitta Pederson makes some of our personal favourites, including a dynamite double cream camembert. After your cheese and wine tasting, your Giro team will serve lunch in the vineyard
Blue Mountain (road Group)
Blue Mountain strives to produce complex, age-worthy wines, consistent in style while allowing the expression of both the terroir and the individual growing season.
Along with exceptional terroir, owners Ian, Jane, Matt and Christie Mavety credit their success to the integrity of their estate. To the Mavety family, "estate" means more than the piece of land; it extends to the practice of both viticulture and wine making by the same owner-operators.
Remember when that ice cream cone was the center of your whole world?
Well come on in and visit us – we’ll take you back to those good old ice-cream-eating days of childhood again. But we’re not just about ice cream by a long shot…
Visit our gift shop and choose from our wonderful selection of chocolate-covered dried fruits, our real-fruit flavoured Ticklebeans, our carefully selected range of local crafts, windchimes, jewellry, hand bags, and garden accessories. Don’t forget we have unique Tickleberry’s magnets, postcards, and t-shirts to take back home!
Our Dinner Destination
convivia Bistro in osoyoos
For a truly memorable dining experience, come and join us for Italian and French cuisine prepared with local fruits and vegetables complimented with local wines poured especially to your proposal menu.