Great Explorations

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Event Dates:

July 3-9


July 2-8

Trip Size:

12-16 participants expected

Total Days:

7 days/ 6 nights

(5 riding days)


Castlegar / Beaverdell



Activity Level:

20-30+ miles daily
van supported


The railgrade has a maximum grade of 2%


Land Cost (current year):
Includes all meals

Bike Rental:

Vancouver or Hope to Castlegar: CAD$80

Beaverdell to Castlegar: CAD$60

Beaverdell to Vancouver: CAD$60

*Fares include bike transfer

Kettle Valley Trail, Biking

Stage 1: Castlegar to Beaverdell

*This special departure will be celebrating the re-opening of Myra Canyon trestles.

The first stage begins in the historic village of Castlegar, located at the confluence of the Columbia and Kootenay Rivers. We’ll visit turn-of-the-century towns of Grand Forks, Greenwood, Rock Creek and some wilderness backcountry in between. One of the highlights will be the ‘unending’ cycle along Arrow & Christina Lakes with a view only the railbed enjoys. Overnight stations will be ‘far off the beaten path’, where you’ll enjoy the serenity of this timeless landscape. Cyclists who enjoy single-track riding will be thrilled with the additional trails located at or near our lodging.




Camp sites include a mix of provincial, private and wilderness parks; on 3 of the 6 nights, hot showers are available (on 3 evenings we are at wilderness sites with solar showers and propane heated basins of water to wash).

  • What's Included
  • Weather
  • Ride Info
  • Map

Map of the Area

Ride Info

Penticton Weather

What's Included in the Cost of Your Trip?

  • services of one or more experienced Great Explorations guides and support vehicle
  • 6 nights camping
  • all breakfasts, lunches & dinners (appetizers daily, gourmet meals, lots of variety, vegetarians gladly accommodated)
  • entrance fees for selected historical sites and museums
  • detailed map, route instructions and Great Explorations Travel Guide
  • all baggage transportation
  • all transportation from initial meeting point to final drop-off (see arrive/depart cities)

Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 5% must be charged on trips in Canada.

Please note: Final itinerary is subject to revision; any changes made are done so in an attempt to provide the best possible trip given route conditions and available services. Due to the nature of our business and exchange rates, prices are subject to change. All prices quoted are U.S. dollars but we gladly accept payment in Canadian dollars also. Due to cancellations and waiting lists, trip availability fluctuates daily. If you have any questions or would like to confirm space on this trip before making your reservation, please contact us at or by telephone at 604.730.1247



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