Wright Wheels
Bicycle Tours
516 Cottonwood Street
Nelson BC  Canada  V1L 3V6
Tel: 250-352-9236
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Kettle Valley Railway
 Support/Guided

 

2008 Dates Cycle Days Nights Minimum Riders Maximum Riders Difficulty Price

July 28 - July 31
September 8 - 11

4 3

4

14

Moderate Easy $450.00 Canadian
Day One
Approx. 52 km
Meet at 9 am in the Sandman Hotel Parking lot in Castlegar BC. From there we load up the van and head up to Paulson Station on the Columbia Western Railway.  We do this as the section from Castlegar up to the Paulson will be done on day four. Castlegar to Paulson is a 7 to 8 hour up hill grind, I find most people prefer the 5 hour down hill ride a little more enjoyable.  After a half an hour van ride up to Paulson we unload the bikes and head for Grand Forks. Lunch is at the Christina Lake Golf Club approx. 30 km from Paulson. Dinner and Accommodation are in Grand Forks
 
Day Two
Approx. 51 km
After a leisurely breakfast we start for Midway by 10 am. Lunch is in the town of Greenwood 36 km into our day's ride. Before leaving Grand Forks you will need a snack along as lunch will be mid afternoon. From Green wood we head for our evening resting spot in Midway.
 
Day Three
Approx. 50 km
Today we head along the Kettle Valley Railway portion of our tour toward Taurus Station. Lunch will be in Rock Creek a little town along the Kettle River. Approx. 18 km into the day. We end this section of the trip at Taurus Station so we can head back to catch the start of the Columbia Western line (Paulson back to Castlegar). After finishing this portion of the trip we climb in the van and head back to Grand Forks for the evening and our nights accommodation.
 
Day Four
Approx 60 km
Last day of the tour and the longest, but not to worry 50 km of the ride is down hill. On this ride we will need to pack a lunch as there are no places along the way to eat. This section has some great trestles to cross. Another attraction along the way is the Bull Dog Tunnel. To navigate the tunnel which is 900 meters long requires flash lights. I personally like this section of the KVR (Kettle Valley Railway) the most. (only out done by the famous Myra Canyon which burnt in the wildfires of 2003). The rebuilding of the trestles' in Myra Canyon are nearing completion and will once again be a great ride. We finish day four at back in Castlegar at approx 4 pm.
Price

 

$450.00 Canadian (GST not included)

 

Price includes Three nights accommodation, Sag wagon, Guide, Maps, itinerary, shuttles

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Wright Wheels - Bicycle Tours
516 Cottonwood Street
Nelson BC  Canada  V1L 3V6
Tel: 250-352-9236
info@biketoursbc.ca