Ride this 1300-km loop through the mountains and valleys of the Okanagan. This dualsport route is on forest service roads and twin track, with a bit of paved roads to tie them together. The valleys are a vacation mecca filled with lakes, beaches, golf courses, vineyards and orchards. Each day you will ride up into the cool air of the mountain wilderness and revel in the winding forestry roads past lakes and wildlife. No crowds up here, and at the end of the day you can camp in the wilderness or return to the comforts of civilization. The route should be doable by an intermediate rider on a full size adventure bike. Your experience may vary !!
Many riders helped out with local knowledge and generally putting up with me trying routes that did not work. So a big thank you to Alex, Pat, Ron, Ward. Lorry. Kyle and Levon.
The Okanagan Cbdr is a loop, so start wherever you want. You can camp or Motel it.
The recommended Motel nights are in Kelowna, Sicamous, Chase, West Kelowna and Oliver.
Available for Garmin Gps or for Phone nav using the Avenza App. I do not have a Gaia compatible version.
If you camp, you decide how many days to do the 1300 km loop. Do you take it easy, or do you ride long days and do it in 4 or even 3? The ride navigation shows over 50 campgrounds along the route and the camping version shows the fuel leg distance.
It is best to ride this motorcycle loop in a counter-clockwise direction. The navigation uses directional lines which point counter-clockwise. Also going counter-clockwise also takes you up the Hedley Nickleplate Road, not down, on Day 4. The many switchbacks on this climb are more fun and safer on the way up.