Columbia & Western Rail Trail Tour
Cycling the C&W circa (1898)
A spectacular experience.
The trail hangs on mountainsides with amazing views. Views of Lower Arrow Lake & Christina Lake. You will see long tunnels (916 metre- long Bulldog Tunnel) and huge rock retaining walls.
This route does not follow the highways in the area, so great back country vistas.
2017 Tour Dates:
July 5-7, 2017
July 26-28, 2017 Gravity-Assisted
2 night’s accommodation, bike rental, guide, meals (no alcohol), snacks, transport and water.
Day 1: Depart Kelowna at 8:00 a.m. Arrive at trailhead at 10:00 a.m. Ride 26 km to Grand Forks Station for lunch about 1:30 p.m. Dinner at 7:00 p.m. Stay at Grand Forks.
Day 2: Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Depart 8:30 a.m. Trailhead at 9:30 a.m. Ride 50 km Paulson to Castlegar. Lunch at 1:30 p.m. in Castlegar. Return to Grand Forks. Dinner at 7:00 p.m. Stay at Grand Forks.
Day 3: Breakfast at 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m. Depart after check-out at 10:00 a.m. trailhead, Ride Paulson to Christina Lake for lunch at 1:30 p.m. Depart for Kelowna after Lunch. Arrive at Kelowna about 5:00 p.m. 35k ride.
Rates: $1200 + g.s.t. of 5% p.p.plus optional gratuity.
Groups of 4 people minimum. $699 single supplement. Custom dates available.
$49 discount if supplying own bike.