Brighter Skies Ahead

Brighter Skies Ahead

Bring on the blue sky and sunshine! After a smoky haze that has engulfed much of British Columbia in August, a combination of wind and rain has brought welcome relief to the West Kootenays. Hooray! Air quality has drastically improved too, and with the forecast in the...
Explore the West Koot Loop by e-bike

Explore the West Koot Loop by e-bike

The excitement for electric bicycles is building. They might just revolutionize cycling, making the sport more accessible for everyone. If you’re thinking of joining a tour but not sure if your partner or friend is up to the cycling, an e-bike might just be the...
Spotlight on the Adventure Hotel

Spotlight on the Adventure Hotel

Modern meets mountain at the Adventure Hotel in Nelson, one of our lodging partners on our signature West Koot Loop cycling tour. With a structure that goes back more than a century, the hotel balances heritage charm with present day amenities. Previously known as the...
La Dolce Vita in Italy by Bicycle

La Dolce Vita in Italy by Bicycle

Tuscany conjures up images of lush rolling hills, world-class wineries, and some of the most celebrated cycling in Europe. But it comes at a cost. After a few days relaxing outside of Florence and enjoying the comforts of home-cooked meals we embarked on the final...
Cycling Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast

Cycling Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast

Dubrovnik seems to get all the attention for where to visit these days, but the islands south of Split are a cyclist’s paradise. Quiet roads, jaw-dropping views, scenic ferries, and sparkling coastal towns all add up to a memorable visit. The biggest challenge is just...
The ABCs (and MMGs) of Cycling the Balkans

The ABCs (and MMGs) of Cycling the Balkans

Our cycling tour through the Balkans includes six countries; Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Greece. With half of them in the rear view mirror, we were also about halfway through our route from Athens to Split as we pedalled out of...
Albania to Macedonia and Back Again

Albania to Macedonia and Back Again

We spent two days cycling along the western edge of Macedonia, a brief interlude before heading back to Albania and toward Montenegro. A stream of hotels still closed for the winter reminded us that we were ahead of the busy summer season on Lake Ohrid. Ohrid is...
Cycling Adventures in Albania

Cycling Adventures in Albania

To say that Albania is off the tourist path is just a small understatement. And although it may be a challenging cycling destination, the rewards are great. It’s only a matter of time before more people start discovering this gem of a country. Before crossing...
Athens to Albania by Bicycle

Athens to Albania by Bicycle

Spring may just be the perfect time to visit Eastern Europe. The landscape is spectacularly lush, tourists are few and far between, and consistent temperatures in the mid 20’s are a welcome relief from a long Canadian winter. My partner Heather and I packed up our...

Is Nelson the next Banff?

When visitors think of Canada, chances are that Banff, Lake Louise and the Canadian Rockies are near the top of the list. And why not? Banff National Park offers an amazing combination of wildlife, scenery and recreational pursuits. Visitors are flocking to Canada’s...