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Bikepacking and touring

Bikepacking and touring

Gear up, go farther: Unleash your inner explorer
with our bikepacking & touring adventures.

Intro to Bikepacking!

Ready to ditch the crowds and explore hidden trails? Designed and crafted in collaboration with Velovolt, this introductory bikepacking camp is your perfect first step! Learn the essentials and embark on an unforgettable single-day adventure with a knowledgeable guide.


Our adventure kicks off in the heart of Okanagan Valley, Kelowna, starting from Ruth Station. From there, we’ll embark on a journey through the iconic Trestle Trail, a historic route boasting breathtaking scenery. Our destination? The awe-inspiring Hydraulic Lake, nestled amidst stunning landscapes. After soaking in the beauty of the lake, we’ll retrace our steps and return to Ruth Station.

What’s Included:

Pre-Trip Zoom Session: Master bikepacking essentials (gear, packing) in an interactive Zoom session, ensuring you’re prepared for the ride.
Guided Ride: Hit the trails with a guide who will navigate the route, share local insights, and ensure your safety throughout the day.
Beginner-Friendly Route: Conquer a scenic 30-50km journey with a manageable maximum elevation gain of 400 meters.

Please Note:

  • Food is not included. Pack your own snacks and lunch for the ride.
  • Shuttle service to the trailhead can be provided for an additional $20 (optional).
  • Gravel Bike Rental can be provided via our partner Velovolt – Full Day $99 + tax

Price: $169 per person (all-inclusive, except food and optional shuttle).

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Q: Curious about bikepacking but not sure where to start?

A: Our Intro to Bikepacking Camp is designed for you! This one-day program equips you with the essentials and lets you experience the thrill of bikepacking on a guided ride.

Q: What will I learn?

A: In our pre-trip Zoom session, we’ll cover bikepacking gear, packing tips, and route planning basics. On the ride day, your guide will share local knowledge and ensure a safe and enjoyable adventure.

Q: Is this for me?

A: This camp is perfect for beginner and intermediate cyclists who want to explore the world of bikepacking. With a manageable distance and elevation gain, it’s a fantastic way to test the waters!

This Q&A format creates a conversational tone and directly addresses potential concerns or questions that newcomers to bikepacking might have. It also highlights the key aspects of your camp (learning, guided ride, beginner-friendly) in a clear and engaging way.

Q: Who is Velovolt?

A: Velovolt is a trusted name in the Okanagan cycling community, known for their expertise in gravel riding and rental. Their insights and experience are woven throughout this camp, ensuring you get the best possible introduction to bikepacking.

Q: What type of bike do I need for the camp?

A: This camp is designed to be accessible with either a gravel bike or a mountain bike. Both options offer the capabilities needed for off-road riding on the Trestle Trail.

Here’s a breakdown of the pros and cons for each:

  • Gravel Bike:
    • Pros: Lighter weight, faster on smoother sections of trail.
    • Cons: May have less suspension and tire clearance for rougher terrain.
  • Mountain Bike:
    • Pros: More suspension and wider tires for better handling on technical sections.
    • Cons: Slightly heavier weight, may be less efficient on smoother terrain.

Ultimately, the best choice depends on your personal preference and riding style.