Thursday, August 22, 2013

KVR Bike Ride - Penticton South to Okanagan Falls

Thanks Travelin' Pat for yet another great post!!
Usually when I think of riding on the KVR I think of riding north past all the wineries, doing the odd tasting and maybe even having some bread and cheese (to keep my strength up of course).  Or if I have lots of energy, possibly riding all the way to the little tunnel to savor the breathtaking vistas of the mountains and Okanagan Lake.

This time however, the needle zoomed south and I knew it was time to ride the old Kettle Valley track bed on the west side of Skaha Lake to Okanagan Falls.  It is a sweet ride really.  You are at lake level practically the whole way which keeps it cooler and because it is a little less “well known” there are not too many people on it. 


The trail starts at the west end of the lake at Wrights Beach Camp.  We were happily ambling along as we approached Banbury Green, a little gem of a campground choko block with families.  It’s the kind of place that makes me think I’d like to take my grand kids to sometime. 
Farther along the trail just at Kaleden, Ponderosa Point with its long fabulous beach almost entices us to have a rest stop but we soldier on. 
We also passed right by the Kaleden Hotel.
The old Kaleden Hotel
We know, just ahead is the bridge that takes us all the way in to OK Falls and a homemade muffin and coffee at the Dog Town Coffee Co.


All fueled up we retrace our ride back to Penticton.  Such a good day!

This is just one of the many great Okanagan activities for locals or visitors staying in Okanagan Vacation Rentals.

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