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Kruise around Beautiful Penticton!

The City of Penticton is located between two of BC’s most beautiful Lakes; Skaha Lake and Okanagan Lake. Here you are surrounded by vineyards, orchards, and breathtaking landscapes. There are countless activities to do in the Penticton area and we are your ticket to exploring this area to its fullest!

Downtown Penticton

Explore what downtown Penticton has to offer! Downtown has a collection of retail shops, including the famous Book Shop, and a variety of charming restaurants serving local and international cuisine. Check out downtown Penticton on Saturdays to see the Penticton Farmer’s Market, which hosts a ton of amazing local vendors! While in the area, you can also explore some of the beautiful beaches within riding distance, like Okanagan Lake Beach, Skaha Lake Part and Three Mile Beach.

Naramata Bench

The Naramata bench is where winemaking in British Columbia all began! There are over 40 wineries and a handful of fantastic distilleries that specialize in everything from full-bodied reds to delightful whites and sparkling wines! With rolling hills, steep bluffs and tree-lined streets, Naramata is a gorgeous place to kruise around and take in what the Okanagan is famous for. Checkout this route: Abandoned Ral Brewing Co., La Frenz Winery, Wesbert Winery, Tightrope Winery, Moraine Winery and Daydreamer Wines.

Penticton Ale Trail

There are dozens of world-class breweries that have some of the best food in the Okanagan. Pick up a copy of the Penticton Ale Trail passport at the Visitor Centre or any of the breweries and get it stamped at each brewery for your chance to win great prizes! Each of the craft breweries offers a unique experience, featuring food, an opportunity to see the brewery in action, or a chance to relax and try a flight from the taproom or patio.

Here is the perfect ale route:  Tin Whistle Brewing, Bad Tattoo Brewing, Neighbourhood Brewing, Slackwater BrewingCannery Brewing and Highway 97 Brewing!

Kettle Valley Railway

The Kettle Valley Railway (KVR) is the perfect way to kruise around the Okanagan! Abandoned railway corridors hold unparalleled opportunities as recreational trails, and the KVR is no exception! The KVR is one of Canada’s most dynamic routes, with some awe-inspiring scenery and spectacular views.

 

Here are a few routes you can take:

 

Penticton Channel (15KM round trip)

  • Ride from our location at Barefoot Beach Resort, along Skaha Lake to the Penticton Channel. This route will take you along the channel and into downtown Penticton and Okanagan Lake. While kruising down the channel way, watch the rafters go by and get inspiration for your next Penticton activity!

 

Little Tunnel (40KM round trip)

  • Travel along the east shore of Okanagan Lake and experience the beauty of the KVR! The Little Tunnel route will take you from Penticton, through the townsite of Naramata and on the trestles and tunnels that make the KVR so unique. Along the way, you can stop for a break at any of the fantastic wineries or just to take some pictures of the views!

 

Penticton to Summerland (40 KM round trip)

  • The west side of Okanagan Lake is just as beautiful as the east! From our location at Barefoot Beach Resort, ride to the KVR by way of West Bench Hill Rd and from there, kruise all the way to Summerland! Trout Creek Trestle is one of the highlights of this route and a must-see!

 

Summerland | Bottleneck Drive 

  • Pick up a bike from Millionaires’ Row Cider Co and tour Bottleneck Drive. Summerland is home to award-winning wineries, distilleries and cider companies. Check out this fantastic route: Millionaires’ Row Cider Co, Summergate Winery, Giant’s Head Brewing, Lightning Rock Winery, Lunessence Winery and Vineyard.

 

Penticton to Okanagan Falls (35KM round trip)

Take in all that Skaha Lake has to offer and explore the community of Okanagan Falls! From our location at Barefoot Beach Resort, you can cross the street and access the trailhead through Wrights Beach campsite. This route is a 15KM bike path that will take you on the shores of Skaha lake along the KVR to Okanagan Falls. The Okanagan Falls Trestle Bridge is just one of the highlights on this route. OK Falls has some great wineries and coffee shops. Don’t forget to grab an ice cream cone at Tickleberry’s Ice Cream Shop!

Intrigued? You should be. Get on an E-Kruise.