If you are attracted to two-wheeled exploration and sips of Pinot at select countryside settings, look north.  On a guided winery cycling excursion in British   OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAColumbia’s Thompson Okanagan wine country, you’ll pedal with purpose. 


The West Kelowna Pinot Noir Cycle Tour
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Raise a glass at Kalala Organic Estate Winery before cycling to Volcanic Hills Estate Winery for vanilla-and-cherry-infused sips.

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Enjoy a pour at Mt. Boucherie Family Estate Winery. 

A Pinot-paired lunch, courtesy of Chef Roger Sleiman, follows at Quails’ Gate Winery.


The Naramata Bench Pinot Noir Cycle Tour
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La-FrenzA change of pace and scenery, this tour begins and ends in Penticton.  It kicks off with a glass of three-year-old Pinot at Serendipity Winery. 

Next, you’ll reroute to Howling Bluff Estate Wines for a sample of their finest.

Red Rooster Winery’s delicate blend of spice and fruit is paired with lunch from Chef Darin Paterson  before swirls and sips of the oak-aged offering at La Frenz Winery.

To finish, the currant-and-berry notes of Upper Bench Estate Winery & Cheese’s Pinot Noir is your reward for a day’s work on the winery trail.

24_sAfter the indulging, bikes are retired to the back of the van, as the staff at Kelowna’s Monashee Adventure Tours take the wheel for a final ride home. No helmet necessary.

For more on cycling tours in Thompson Okanagan wine country, view www.monasheeadventuretours.com.
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