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The Okanagan’s definitive road & gravel cycling guide.

  1. Noble Canyon → Dixon Dam
    28
    Noble Canyon → Dixon Dam

    Category
    Medium
    Surface
    Gravel
    Distance
    50km
    Elevation
    1023m
    Tag
    • Hilly
    • Forest Service Road
    • Rural
    • Light Traffic
    Vernon 15ºC
    Video
    • 2 Videos
    Instagram
    • 1 Gram

    Climb FSRs connecting Lavington to the lower slopes of Silver Star Mountain for a short & scenic gravel adventure east of Vernon that is perfect for the faint of heart, hungover, and those pressed for time.

  2. Deep Creek
    27
    Deep Creek

    Category
    Medium
    Surface
    Road
    Distance
    128km
    Elevation
    1214m
    Tag
    • Scenic
    • Rolling
    • Rural
    • Light Traffic
    Vernon 15ºC
    Instagram
    • 1 Gram

    Head from Vernon to Grindrod, then visit Gardom Lake as you head back to Armstrong on Deep Creek Road. Rolling pavement roads with light traffic throughout, and only one climb, make this route a pleasure.

  3. Echo Lake
    26
    Echo Lake

    Category
    Medium
    Surface
    Mostly Road
    Distance
    67km
    Elevation
    886m
    Tag
    • Hilly
    • North Okanagan
    • Light Traffic
    Vernon 15ºC
    Video
    • 1 Video

    A cherry of a route in the North Okanagan featuring ~20km of scenic, hard-packed gravel, no punishing climbs, and plenty of 👌 photo ops & snack stops.

  4. Adventure Bay
    25
    Adventure Bay

    Category
    Medium
    Surface
    Road
    Distance
    78km
    Elevation
    1646m
    Tag
    • Hilly
    • North Okanagan
    • Coffee
    • Light Traffic
    Vernon 15ºC
    Instagram
    • 1 Gram

    Vernon’s Tronson Rd & Eastside Rd are 2nd & 3rd (after Kelowna’s Lake Shore Rd) when it comes to out-n-back routes with OK views.

  5. Brunette
    24
    Brunette

    Category
    Difficult
    Surface
    Gravel
    Distance
    76km
    Elevation
    1480m
    Tag
    • Mountainous
    • Lake Country
    • Dee Lake
    • Beaver Lake
    • Doreen Lake
    • Light Traffic
    • Forest Service Road
    Kelowna 17ºC
    Instagram
    • 1 Gram

    Connecting Postill Lake to the Thompson Okanagan Plateau east of Kelowna, test yourself with an HC category gravel climb and be rewarded with beautiful views & a rowdy gravel descent.

  6. Belgo
    23
    Belgo

    Category
    Difficult
    Surface
    Gravel
    Distance
    86km
    Elevation
    1580m
    Tag
    • Mountainous
    • Lake Country
    • Central Okanagan
    • Joe Rich
    • Light Traffic
    • Forest Service Road
    • Black Mountain
    Kelowna 17ºC
    Instagram
    • 1 Gram

    Connecting Postill Lake to Ideal Lake & Belgo Dam via Brunette FSR, this gravel ride will take you to the remote peacefulness at the heart of the Thompson Plateau.

  7. Lake Country Wino
    22
    Lake Country Wino

    Category
    Difficult
    Surface
    Road
    Distance
    70km
    Elevation
    1401m
    Tag
    • Mountainous
    • Lake Country
    • Coffee
    • Central Okanagan
    • Wine
    • Light Traffic
    Kelowna 17ºC
    Video
    • 2 Videos

    Climbing ~1500m in just 70km, this is a difficult training route in Lake Country that will get you into shape post-haste.

  8. Sunday Sails Group Ride
    21
    Sunday Sails Group Ride

    Category
    Medium
    Surface
    Road
    Distance
    75km
    Elevation
    961m
    Tag
    • Sunday
    • Group Ride
    • Black Mountain
    • Coffee
    • Central Okanagan
    • Joe Rich
    • Light Traffic
    Kelowna 17ºC
    Video
    • 1 Video

    The local Kelowna group ride departing @8/9AM from the Sails sculpture. Features multiple short & shallow climbs, the ride does not drop riders and typically regroups after each segment.

  9. McCulloch to Peachland Loop
    20
    McCulloch to Peachland Loop

    Category
    Epic
    Surface
    Gravel
    Distance
    195km
    Elevation
    3146m
    Tag
    • Forest Service Road
    • McCulloch
    • Greyback Mountain
    • Shingle Creek
    • Garnet Road
    • Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park
    • Kelowna Nordic
    • Campbell Mountain
    • Light Traffic
    Peachland 19ºC
    Kelowna 17ºC
    Penticton 16ºC
    Video
    • 1 Video
    Instagram
    • 1 Gram

    A challenging gravel ride around the southern end of Okanagan Lake.

  10. Philpott FSR
    19
    Philpott FSR

    Category
    Difficult
    Surface
    Gravel
    Distance
    108km
    Elevation
    1764m
    Tag
    • Mountainous
    • Forest Service Road
    • Backcountry
    • Joe Rich
    • Light Traffic
    Kelowna 17ºC
    Video
    • 1 Video

    An accessible gravel tour of the numerous small lakes located up on the Thomson Okanagan Plateau east of Kelowna and south of Vernon via Philpott FSR.

  11. Big White
    18
    Big White

    Category
    Difficult
    Surface
    Road
    Distance
    108km
    Elevation
    2149m
    Tag
    • Mountainous
    • Big White
    • Joe Rich
    • Moderate Traffic
    Kelowna 17ºC

    An epic 50km climb from East Kelowna to Big White.

  12. Camp Boyle
    17
    Camp Boyle

    Category
    Medium
    Surface
    Mostly Gravel
    Distance
    93km
    Elevation
    947m
    Tag
    • Rolling
    • Apex
    • Summerland
    • Light Traffic
    Penticton 16ºC
    Video
    • 1 Video

    Bikerat shit.

  13. Dead Ends of Kelowna
    16
    Dead Ends of Kelowna

    Category
    Medium
    Surface
    Road
    Distance
    92km
    Elevation
    1466m
    Tag
    • Rolling
    • Lakeshore
    • Bear Creek
    • Moderate Traffic
    Kelowna 17ºC
    Video
    • 2 Videos

    It’s an out ’n back!

  14. Poached Fondo
    15
    Poached Fondo

    Category
    Difficult
    Surface
    Road
    Distance
    159km
    Elevation
    1886m
    Tag
    • Rolling
    • Wine
    • Okanagan Falls
    • Food
    • Twin Lakes
    • Heavy Traffic
    Penticton 16ºC
    Video
    • 1 Video

    Merckx it for the Snickers.

  15. Gravel for Lunch in Naramata
    14
    Gravel for Lunch in Naramata

    Category
    Medium
    Surface
    Mostly Gravel
    Distance
    81km
    Elevation
    1360m
    Tag
    • Hilly
    • Wine
    • Food
    • Moderate Traffic
    Penticton 16ºC
    Video
    • 1 Video

    A mostly-gravel route along the beautiful Naramata Bench wine-producing region northeast of Penticton

  16. Ronde van Kelowna
    13
    Ronde van Kelowna

    Category
    Difficult
    Surface
    Road
    Distance
    104km
    Elevation
    1985m
    Tag
    • Mountainous
    • Rolling
    • Inner City
    • Moderate Traffic
    Kelowna 17ºC
    Video
    • 2 Videos

    Stay inside the city limits of Kelowna while climbing nearly 2000m and experiencing the quieter, European-feeling roads that Kelowna’s eastside has to offer.

  17. Vernon Garbage Collection
    12
    Vernon Garbage Collection

    Category
    Difficult
    Surface
    Mostly Road
    Distance
    105km
    Elevation
    1842m
    Tag
    • Hilly
    • Rolling
    • Inner City
    • Moderate Traffic
    Vernon 15ºC
    Video
    • 1 Video

    Stay inside the city limits of Vernon and climb ~2000m without traveling up Silver Star Road.

  18. Under the Shadow of Silver Star
    11
    Under the Shadow of Silver Star

    Category
    Difficult
    Surface
    Mostly Gravel
    Distance
    124km
    Elevation
    1466m
    Tag
    • Flat
    • Rolling
    • Rural
    • Light Traffic
    Vernon 15ºC
    Video
    • 1 Video

    Circumnavigate around the base of Silver Star Mountain on Trinity Valley Rd, past the stunning Enderby Cliffs, then through Enderby, Armstrong, and back to Vernon.

  19. Lumby
    10
    Lumby

    Category
    Medium
    Surface
    Road
    Distance
    87km
    Elevation
    809m
    Tag
    • Flat
    • Rolling
    • Rural
    • Moderate Traffic
    Vernon 15ºC
    Video
    • 1 Video

    Take the back roads to Lumby on a mostly flat route with an extension up to the base of Shuswap Falls.

  20. Rail Trail
    9
    Rail Trail

    Category
    Easy
    Surface
    Gravel
    Distance
    52.8km
    Elevation
    108m
    Tag
    • Leisure
    • Flat
    • No Traffic
    Vernon 15ºC
    Kelowna 17ºC
    Video
    • 1 Video

    The KVR is the main vehicle-free connector for riding in the Okanagan.

  21. Wood Lake Loop
    8
    Wood Lake Loop

    Category
    Easy
    Surface
    Road
    Distance
    17.3km
    Elevation
    163m
    Tag
    • Flat
    • Moderate Traffic
    • Wine
    Vernon 15ºC
    Video
    • 1 Video

    A classic short loop with beautiful views.

  22. Oyama Lake
    7
    Oyama Lake

    Category
    Difficult
    Surface
    Mostly Gravel
    Distance
    72km
    Elevation
    1355m
    Tag
    • Mountainous
    • Light Traffic
    Vernon 15ºC
    Video
    • 2 Videos

    A climb so awesome you’ll want to head back down and ride up again!

  23. North Okanagan Loop
    6
    North Okanagan Loop

    Category
    Difficult
    Surface
    Road
    Distance
    142km
    Elevation
    1607m
    Tag
    • Hilly
    • Wine
    • Moderate Traffic
    • North Okanagan
    • Lake Country
    Vernon 15ºC
    Kelowna 17ºC
    Video
    • 1 Video

    Start from Kelowna, Lake Country, or Vernon to travel the undulating roads around the north end of Okanagan lake.

  24. Silver Star
    5
    Silver Star

    Category
    Medium
    Surface
    Road
    Distance
    59km
    Elevation
    1445m
    Tag
    • Mountainous
    • Moderate Traffic
    Vernon 15ºC

    One of Canada’s Top 5™ Climbs.

  25. Beaver Lake / Thompson Plateau
    4
    Beaver Lake / Thompson Plateau

    Category
    Difficult
    Surface
    Mostly Gravel
    Distance
    97km
    Elevation
    1437m
    Tag
    • Mountainous
    • Bike Packing
    • Forest Service Road
    • Light Traffic
    Vernon 15ºC
    Photo
    • 1 Photo
    Video
    • 1 Video

    Discover the beauty of the Thompson Plateau region while testing your gravel climbing & descending skills.

  26. Predator Ridge
    3
    Predator Ridge

    Category
    Medium
    Surface
    Road
    Distance
    64km
    Elevation
    1367m
    Tag
    • Mountainous
    • Moderate Traffic
    • Wine
    Vernon 15ºC
    Video
    • 2 Videos

    Where do you stack up on this popular climb… prey or predator?

  27. Mabel Lake Loop
    2
    Mabel Lake Loop

    Category
    Epic
    Surface
    Gravel
    Distance
    208km
    Elevation
    2454m
    Tag
    • Bike Packing
    • Hilly
    • Light Traffic
    Vernon 15ºC
    Instagram
    • 1 Gram

    The Okanagan’s best-kept gravel secret, this ride is remote and adventurous.

  28. Swan Lake to Yankee Flats
    1
    Swan Lake to Yankee Flats

    Category
    Medium
    Surface
    Road
    Distance
    97km
    Elevation
    1070m
    Tag
    • Hilly
    • Light Traffic
    Vernon 15ºC

    A beautiful ride through rural agriculture areas, free of large climbs.