LAKE TOUR: NELSON TO KASLO & NEW DENVER
Hot Springs. Spectacular Lakes. Deluxe Lodging. Quiet Waterfront Roads. Mouth-watering Meals. All Fully Supported.
Only have a few days but want to see some of the highlights of the Kootenays? This 3 day tour delivers the goods, with tons of mountain and lake views and overnight stays in the charming communities of Nelson and Kaslo.
Start: Nelson, BC
Overnights: Nelson, Kaslo (x2)
Finish: Nelson, BC
Length: 4 days/3 nights (3 days of cycling)
Total Distance: 227km
Total Elevation Gain: 2,442m
Trip Size: Maximum 8 participants (guaranteed departure with 2 participants
June 18 – 21, 2017
July 9 – 12, 2017
July 30 – August 2, 2017
August 20 – 23, 2017
September 10 – 13, 2017
September 20 – 23, 2017
Self-guided, custom and private trips also available. Let’s talk!
Distance: 70km – 79km per day
Elevation Gain: 641m – 1007m per day
See details below for daily trip segments
$1,299 (CAD) per person based on double occupancy
Single supplement: $350
GST (5%) extra
- 3 nights accommodations at deluxe hotels
- 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, and snacks
- Fully supported sag wagon (you can always jump in the vehicle if you’ve had enough cycling for the day!)
- 1 tree planted for every 10km cycled
- High quality bicycle rental ($55 per day plus 5% GST)
- Dinners (to allow you choice of great local restaurants recommended by your guide)
- Alcohol beverages
- Single supplement
- Accommodation in Nelson on Day 4 if required
- Airport transfers if required
- Deluxe accommodations in the most comfortable hotels and inns in Nelson and Kaslo
DAY 1 (Nelson)
0km – Arrival
How do you describe Nelson? Nestled on the shores of Kootenay Lake, the artsy capital of the Kootenays radiates energy, culture and heritage. Enjoy a stroll along historic Baker Street with its street front cafes and boutique shops, or soak up some sun at Lakeside Park’s sandy beach. We’ll set you up with your bikes in the afternoon and then enjoy a group dinner and prepare for the adventure ahead!
Accommodation: Prestige Lakeside Resort (or similar)
DAY 2 (Nelson to Kaslo)
70km, 641m elevation gain
We’ll pedal out of Nelson via BOB (the Big Orange Bridge), and follow the relatively flat winding waterfront road to the small settlement of Balfour, terminal for the world’s longest free ferry. Our route bends north, where a series of small hills provide stunning views of fjord-like Kootenay Lake. An optional stop at Ainsworth Hot Springs offers a soothing dip before the final leg to the charming small town of Kaslo.
Accommodation: Kaslo Hotel (or similar)
DAY 3 (Kaslo to Meadow Creek Return Trip)
79km, 794m elevation gain
We’ll pedal north from Kaslo along one of the least travelled roads in BC that will make you feel like you’ve entered into the wilds of Patagonia. At the north end of Kootenay Lake we’ll take a short side trip to nearby Duncan Lake and enjoy views of glaciers and seldom seen alpine waters over lunch. Refuelled, we’ll cycle back to Kaslo with the seemingly endless view of Kootenay Lake to the south. You’ll be back in time to explore more of Kaslo and the small town’s cultural and culinary delights. For those keen to avoid the short but steep hill climb in Kaslo, you’re welcome to be dropped off at the top!
Accommodation: Kaslo Hotel (or similar)
DAY 4 (Kaslo to Slocan)
78km, 1007m elevation gain
A gradual uphill takes us deep into the mountains and past rushing rivers, forested hills and alpine lakes. Once we reach the summit of the quiet road we’ll enjoy a cruisy downhill to the ridiculously scenic waterfront village of New Denver on scenic Slocan Lake. The views keep improving as we head south, passing the sleepy town of Silverton before climbing up a pass with jaw-dropping views of the lake below. What goes up must go down! The final leg is a speedy downhill to the quiet waterfront village of Slocan. The shuttle will transport you back to Nelson by early afternoon. For those seeking extra km’s, continue on through the spectacular Slocan Valley (where it’s flat!)