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Ride the Rockies

If your time or budget is limited, then our 8-day Ride the Rockies motorcycle tour offers a taste of the best riding in the central and southern Canadian Rockies. You will ride the dramatic Sea to Sky highway, then deep into the interior of British Columbia and the Rocky Mountains. Curve after curve leads you through famous places such as Whistler, Kamloops, Revelstoke, The Kootenay Pass and Rossland. Enjoy miles of quiet, scenic mountain routes, high passes, great accommodation and ample time to take photos and enjoy optional activities like flight-seeing, rafting or hiking. This tour is short but sweet and will surely leave you wanting more!

“Quiet empty roads…A very well organised self-guided tour”
Mark Boulton, UK, 2015

 

Highlights

  • Vibrant Vancouver
  • Sea to Sky Highway
  • Kootenay Lake
  • Cascade Mountains

Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Vancouver. We will transfer you by private limousine to our tour hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to explore the city highlights. .

Day 2 Vancouver – Cache Creek (350km). After breakfast you collect your motorcycle and the adventure starts. Head for the Capilano Suspension Bridge on the North Shore. Then ride the famous ‘Sea to Sky’ highway to the alpine resort of Whistler. The quiet Duffey Lake Road leads across the scenic Coastal Mountains to the warm and dry high sierra. Lillooet is a small native community set on the banks of the Fraser River and an interesting place to stop before you reach your overnight stay in Cache Creek.

CAN - RR1Day 3 Cache Creek – Revelstoke (300 - 440km). The Trans-Canada Highway gives you two riding options into the BC interior, east along the South Thompson Valley or south to the scenic ‘cowboy country’ of the Nicola Valley and the vineyards of the Okanagan. Both routes take you to Kamloops, a large regional centre with an interesting native museum. We love the quieter highways that take you away from the traffic along quieter valleys and lakes. Then ride along Shushwap Lake into the rugged Monashee Mountains, where the friendly town of Revelstoke awaits.

Day 4 Revelstoke (50km). Free day. Start with a scenic 26-km hairpin ride to the top of Mt Revelstoke National Park, and explore the glaciers, mountain roads and cedar forests of Glacier National Park. You can also go canoeing, hiking or flightseeing.

Day 5 Revelstoke - Cranbrook (395km). Without a doubt the best day's riding. High mountain passes, the many lakes of the ‘Kootenays’, Glacier National Park, the historic town of Golden, the hot springs at Radium and the mighty Columbia River, and perhaps visit the restored 1890s pioneer town of Fort Steel, before you reach Cranbrook, also home to the Canadian Railways Museum.CAN - RideRockies2

Day 6 Cranbrook – Rossland (240 - 325km). There’s time to take a look around Cranbrook before heading west. A choice of routes offer a ride through the Selkirk Mountains to the lovely lakeside town of Nelson or a twisty, scenic ride, along the Kootenay Lake to Kootenay Bay, where a 45 minute ferry crossing brings you on perhaps a quieter and more scenic route to Nelson. Nelson is popular with artists and has a rich gold-mining history or, of course, you can just enjoy a shorter relaxing ride to Rossland, the highest town in Canada. CAN - RR2

Day 7 Rossland – Princeton (340 km). Follow the old trade route, the Dewdney Trail. A steep descent down Anarchist Mountain (no we don’t make up these names!) brings you to Osoyoos, the warmest spot in Canada. From here the road winds along the Similkameen River and deep into the forested Cascade Mountains. Keremeos is a centre for horse breeding and Princeton offers a glimpse into the history of Southern BC with no less than 6 Ghost Towns in the area.

DAY 8 Princeton – Vancouver (285km). Travel through the Cascade Provincial Park before visiting Hope, where Stallone's hit First Blood was filmed. See the historic Othello Tunnels and Fort Langley, or just ride on down the Fraser Valley to Vancouver to return your motorcycle this afternoon. In time for your return flight home this evening. Or maybe stay a while in beautiful Vancouver

Total distance    c. 1960 km

Dates    Daily, 01 May – 15 Oct

Ready to book? Please click here

Price includes:

  • 7 nights’ accommodation in 2, 3 and 4*hotels or motels (see table)
  • 7 days motorcycle rental, incl. Unlimited mileage, C$5 million 3rd party liability insurance, LDW insurance (excess C$2000-3000)
  • Taxes
  • Personalised roadbook with detailed tour description, maps and vouchers
  • Private transfer on arrival
  • Vancouver trolley pass
  • Toll-free phone assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Some breakfasts

Price excludes:

  • National parks entrance fees
  • Local inland ferries (these are not pre-bookable)
  • Meals unless shown
  • Fuel
  • Riding gear
  • Hotel-airport transfers - See our Pre-bookable extras table
  • Flights and travel insurance can be arranged by H-C Travel

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Ride the Rockies self-guided tour

 

 

 

Kawa KLR650  Honda CB500 FA Honda CB500 X

BMW F700GS Honda VT750 Suzuki DL650 Suzuki C50 T

BMW F800 GS/GT
Suzuki DL1000
Yamaha FJ 09
Honda A
frica Twin
H-D Superlow 1200T
   

BMW S1000XR BMW R1200GS BMW R1200RT  KTM 1190 Adv Yamaha FJR1300       

BMW R1200RT LC BMW R1200GS LC
H-D Road King           

Passenger

Sgl rm suppl

1,245.00

1,325.00

1,425.00

1,575.00

1,645.00

495.00

455.00

 

Pre-bookable extras

Basis

Price

Flights

Per person

POA

Travel insurance (UK residents only)

Per person

POA

UK Airport/hotel parking (UK only)

Per room per night

POA

End of tour airport transfer

Per taxi (max 3 people)

POA

Vancouver hotel  extra nights pre-tour

Per room per night

135

Vancouver hotel extra nights post-tour

Per room per night

135

Upgrade to Superior hotels on 4 nights (Twin/Double)

Per person

135

Upgrade to Superior hotels on 4 nights (Single)

Per person

270

 

Ride the Rockies Tour Accommodation

Location

Nts

Standard

Notes

Superior

Notes

Vancouver

1

Ramada Inn & Suites Downtown

3*

Georgian Court

4*

Cache Creek

1

Sandman Inn

2*

Sandman Inn

2*

Revelstoke

2

Sandman Inn

2*

Sutton Place Hotel

4*, B+B

Cranbrook

1

Sandman Inn

2*

Prestige Rocky Mountain Res

4*,

Rossland

1

Prestige Mountain Resort

4*

Prestige Mountain Resort

4*

Princeton

1

Sandman Hotel

2*

Sandman Hotel

2*

 

| Peak Performance | Mountain Roads | Western Bike Explorer | Canadian Gold Rush | Ride the Rockies |
| Tour 49 | Gaspesie | Quebec and Ontario | Gaspesie and Niagara Falls | Gaspesie, Quebec and Ontario |
| Rental |

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