Green Mountain - Twin Lakes - Oliver
friday, sept 6
8:30 am - Transfer to Penticton
9:15 am - Green Mountain Ride begins
1 pm - Lunch and Tasting at Covert Farms
2 pm - Ride to Medici’s/Firehall
2:45 pm - Gelato/Beer Stop
3:30 pm - Shuttle to Penticton
4 pm - Transfer from Penticton to Osoyoos and Check In
6 pm - Shuttle to Backyard Farm for Dinner
We head to the South Okanagan for the rest of your Giro Adventure. We’ll meet you in Penticton where we’ll park your vehicles for the day while we ride.
Today we have an iconic Okanagan ride, the classic climb up Green Mountain. The group will ascend over 800 meters through 20 kilometers to the Apex turn off, then sweep down the backside for a breath taking descent to Highway 3A. There we have another climb to a rest stop at Yellow Lake. From there, we will descend down through the rolling Okanagan Highlands, riding through Twin Lakes and the rolling ranchlands to our lunch stop, Covert Farms. We finish with a long, sweeping descent through the orchards and vineyards of Oliver.
Dinner tonight is with our good friend, Chef Chris Van Hooydonk at the Chef’s Table at Backyard Farms. We’ve arranged a private 5 course dinner you’ll never forget. Your hosts, Gord and Bill, will join you for this celebration of Okanagan cuisine.
Watermark Resort - Osoyoos
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Green Mountain & Yellow Lake
This is an iconic Okanagan Ride. First we have the long but scenic climb up Green Mountain Road, then a spectacular descent back to Highway 3. We’ll be making a snack/nature stop at the rest area at Yellow Lake where the Giro support team will meet us.
covert farms (our lunch stop)
Some laughed when George Covert bought this desert-like piece of land back in 1959 – but he, his son, and eventually grandson have grown Covert Farms into a cornerstone in organic farming. The family name is well known across numerous provinces with restaurateurs and grocers alike.
We’ll be having a true Farm-to-Table lunch at Covert Farms plus a chance to try wines from the Family Estate.
Medici's Gelateria & Coffee House in Oliver BC, the heart of the Okanagan valley where we make the absolute best premium Italian Gelato and Sorbetto. Medici's is a highly regarded tourist destination and receives the highest ratings on both Trip Advisor and The Urban Spoon We are an attractive and very comfortable setting in what was a former Catholic Church. Medici's offers intimacy, comfort, warmth and incredible food, drink and entertainment products in an environment steeped with European flair.
If your idea of a “cold one” is more along the lines of a frosty beer you can opt for the Firehall Brewery instead of gelato. It’s just down the hill from Medici’s!
Our Dinner Destination
THE CHEF'S TABLE AT BACKYARD FARMS
The Chef's Table is one of our flat-out favourite dining experiences in the Okanagan. Menus are developed and enhanced by Chef Chris Van Hooydonk’s extensive culinary industry experience. Chef’s food philosophy encompasses the approachable side to healthy eating and farming, with emphasis put on sourcing the freshest and organic when possible, highest quality, seasonal and sustainable ingredients. Importance is put upon supporting the local, dedicated farmer’s and producers in the area which share his passion for food.