Great Explorations

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National Geographic


Trip Dates:

July 13-16

July 12-15


Custom trips also available and can start any date. Call or email for details.


Trip Size:

12-16 participants.

Total Days:

4 days/ 3 nights





Activity Level:

20-36+ miles daily
van supported


The railgrade has a maximum grade of 2%


Land Cost (current year):

Includes all meals

Bike Rental:
Mountain bike

Vancouver to Princeton: CAD$65

Hope to Princeton:


Hope to Vanouver: CAD$35

*these fares include bike transport if needed

Kettle Valley Trail, Biking

Stage 3: Coalmont to Hope


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

For a short get-a-way from the city, this section of the trail makes for an ideal sampler (or finisher if you have done the other stages)! Our ride starts in Coalmont, a mining town with restored turn of the century buildings; we follow the verdant Tulameen River Valley, stopping at idyllic Otter Lake before reaching the Coley Creek Ranch of Burt Sharkey. Here, we’ll enjoy an evening ‘out of the wild west’ as guest of this banjo playing cowboy. On the next evening, we’ll overnight on Coquihalla Lakes where home-made pie never tasted as good. Sunday, we’ll ride downhill through perhaps the most spectacular section of all, the Coquihalla canyon through to Hope.




Camp sites include a mix of provincial, private and wilderness parks with solar showers.


  • 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
  • 3 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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