Kelowna is a great area for biking in Canada. It’s a cycle-friendly city including over 240km of bike lanes on city streets, bike paths in greenspace and mountain biking trails. If you want an easy trail, take Phase 1 of Mission Creek Greenway. If you’re looking for something more challenging, try Phase 2 of the same area, a more difficult section.
Mountain biking is more commonly found in the Kettle Valley Railway Trail as well as at Okanagan Mountain Park. You can even take a group tour for a single day or multi-day trek with the Monashee Adventure Tours, who will even take you on a winery tour option. Here is a look at the best biking options near Kelowna.
Mission Creek Greenway
The longest and most popular path is Kelowna’s Mission Creek Greenway. Take the gravel path for an easier route called Phase 1 beneath the cottonwood trees along the stream. It’s a 7.3km from Mission Creek Regional Park to Okanagan Lake.
The Phase 2 part of the trail is challenging. Just follow the creek eastward from the regional park into Gallagher’s Canyon where you’ll see the only volcanic formation of this kind in the world; the Layer Cake Mountain.
Mountain Biking is popular near Kelowna. Take the KVR Trail which is the best-known ride near Kelowna as part of the Trans-Canada trail. It’s an easy ride just 12km between the Myra and Ruth Stations. You’ll be able to see 16 wood-frame trestles, two tunnels and two steel bridges.
For an extreme excursion, try the steep jumps, climbs and stuns possible at the terrain of Okanagan Mountain Park, Crawford Trails and Gillard Trails. Popular areas are also across Okanagan Lake in Powers Creek, Smith Creek and Rose Valley.
Contact Beach Ride Rental Co. or Monashee Adventure Tours for cycling opportunities with the whole family.