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Motorcycle Touring Routes around Penticton

Distance: 97km
Approx. Time: 1.5 hrs

For a nice casual ride that doesn’t take a lot of time, this one may be for you! In Penticton, take Hwy 97 south along the channel to Green Mtn. Rd (Tim Horton’s is on the left) and turn right. Please observe the posted speed limit through the Penticton Indian Band community. Green Mtn. Rd. is a fun, twisty ride that gains elevation heading toward Apex Ski Area. Once you reach the Apex junction, stay riding straight and follow the fun curves back to Hwy 3A. For a short ride, you can choose to turn left and head back to Penticton or if you would like to ride more, turn right and ride down to Keremeos and take Hwy 3 loop back through Osoyoos. For a nice side-trip, turn left off Hwy 3A just before downtown Keremeos onto Upper Bench Rd. by the Grist Mill & Gardens. This route winds through vineyards and orchards and back onto Hwy 3 en route to Osoyoos. Take a break and then head back up on Hwy 97, turn right onto Black Sage Road. Cross the single-lane wooden bridge, take some photos of the old homestead. A beautiful ride through the vineyards and wineries. Choose Tucelnuit Drive (just at the gas station) and head north to Hwy 97. Take a side trip on Oliver Ranch Rd. Turn right just past Vaseux Prov. Park through more wineries and vineyards. Follow to the end where the road T’s, turn right onto Eastside Road for a scenic ride along Skaha Lake back to Penticton.
VIEW MAP (Yellow Route)

Distance: 85 km
Approx. Time: 1.5 hrs or a Day
Explore some of the best wine country anywhere! Head south on Hwy 97 to Oliver and Osoyoos, Along the way you will find dozens of unique estate wineries, bistros and fruit stands. Loop back on Black Sage Road and Eastside Road. A perfect and safe way to explore our wineries is
through one of many wine tour operators in the area. Sit back and relax!
VIEW MAP (Blue Route)

Distance: 310 km
Approx. Time: 4.5 – 5 hrs
Start in Penticton, head south on Hwy 97 to Osoyoos, travel time around 50 minutes. Pass by dozens of vineyards and wineries on this scenic valley ride. Take a more leisurely ride along Skaha Lake/Eastside Road to Okanagan Falls, left on Maple St. on a twisty ride through vineyards and pines. You’ll come out at Vaseux Lake, left onto Hwy 97. Continue and
turn left onto Tucelnuit Dr. just at the gas station. Follow through a quiet rural residential road to the end, take a quick left, then right onto Black Sage Road. Here you’ll pass by several estate wineries and vineyards. Black Sage will cross the valley and back onto Hwy 97. Turn left, next stop is Osoyoos. Head east through downtown and up the famous Anarchist Pass. Sweeping switchbacks lead to high rangeland vistas and drop down into Rock Creek. Fuel and lunch is available and recommended if you have limited range in your tank and stomach! Left onto Hwy 33 heading north through Westbridge, Beaverdell and on to Kelowna. Watch for deer on this route! Follow Hwy 33 to Hwy 97 (at Costco), turn left and follow Harvey Ave right over the Okanagan Lake Bridge and back to your start in Penticton. Be prepared for traffic through Kelowna and past the bridge through West Kelowna.

Click here to Download a copy of the Penticton Let’s Ride Guide or stop into the Penticton Visitor Centre when you arrive and pick up a physical copy.