SIGNATURE TOUR: NELSON TO REVELSTOKE
Ferry Crossing. Genuine Mountain Towns. Boutique Lodging. Hot Springs. Delightful Meals. Fully Supported.
Starting and finishing in two of Canada’s most authentic mountain towns, this 6 day trip has it all. Fjord-like lake views, charming small towns, organic fresh food, quiet winding mountain roads, and a couple of hot springs for good measure. The ride is fully supported letting you focus on the riding. If you ever feel yourself tiring, you can always hop in our sag wagon.
Experience all that the Kootenays have to offer on two wheels!
Start: Nelson, BC
Overnights: Nelson, Kaslo, New Denver, Halcyon Hot Springs, Revelstoke
Finish: Revelstoke, BC
Length: 6 days/5 nights (4 days of cycling)
Total Distance: 280km
Total Elevation Gain: 2,755m
Trip Size: Maximum 8 participants (guaranteed departure with 2 participants)
June 11 – 16, 2017 + $100 early season discount
July 2 – 7, 2017
July 23 – 28, 2017
August 13 – 18, 2017 – CALL FOR AVAILABILITY
September 3 – 8, 2017
September 24 – 29, 2017
Self-guided, custom and private trips also available. Let’s talk!
Distance: 55km – 84km per day
Elevation gain: 641m – 787m per day
See details below for daily trip segments
$2,099 (CAD) per person based on double occupancy
Single supplement: $500
GST (5%) extra
- 5 nights deluxe accommodations
- 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and snacks
- Fully supported sag wagon and return transportation from Revelstoke to Nelson
- Hot springs (2 of them!) entry fees
- 1 tree planted for every 10km cycled
- High quality bicycle rental ($55 per day plus 5% GST)
- 4 Dinners (to allow you choice of great local restaurants recommended by your guide)
- Alcohol beverages
- Single supplement
- Accommodation in Nelson on Day 6 if required
- Airport transfers if required
- Deluxe Accommodations in the most upscale boutique hotels and inns in the area
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: Hume Hotel (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 New Denver)
58km, 787m elevation gain
A long but gradual uphill takes us deep into the mountains and past rushing rivers and forested hills. We’ll make a short detour on a sleepy dirt road to Sandon, a ghost town that was once alive with the bustle of mining. Our final segment is a cruisy downhill to the ridiculously scenic waterfront village of New Denver. Itching for more? There’s an optional expanded ride to Silverton (9km round trip, minimal elevation gain), or to a spectacular summit overlooking Slocan Lake (13km and 301m elevation gain one way).
Accommodation: The Domes (or similar)
DAY 4 (New Denver to Halcyon Hot Springs)
82km, 659m elevation gain
After admiring the tranquil views of Slocan Lake, we’ll pedal north along winding roads, gradually gaining elevation before cresting at scenic Summit Lake. We’ll descend to Nakusp for lunch, a small town with big views. The final portion of today’s ride is along the shores of Upper Arrow Lake to Halcyon Hot Springs for a well-earned relaxing and rejuvenating evening.
Accommodation: Halcyon Hot Springs
DAY 5 (Halcyon Hot Springs to Revelstoke)
70km, 668m elevation gain
The last leg of the tour takes you north to the vibrant mountain town of Revelstoke on the mighty Columbia River. After a short morning ride, we’ll take the scenic free ferry across Upper Arrow Lake with Patagonia-esque vistas. Once vehicles have disembarked from the ferry, we’ll enjoy an empty waterfront road all the way to our final destination. Celebratory beverages and mountain culture will be on tap!
Accommodation: Regent Hotel
DAY 6 (Revelstoke to Nelson)
0km – Departure (shuttle to Nelson included)
It’s your call on where you’d like to head next. You can catch a ride in our shuttle back to Nelson in the morning (included), spend some more time in Revelstoke or make your way east towards Banff/Calgary or west towards Kelowna/Kamloops/Vancouver.