Family biking in grasslands (Picture BC photo)
Naramata is an excellent base for mountain bikers.
The surrounding area offers scenic paths and country byways for easy rides, mountain trails for more extreme thrills and road courses tailor-made for triathletes in-training.
Kettle Valley Railway Trail
The KVR Trail, which is part of the Trans Canada Trail, is the best-known bike touring area near Naramata. Gentle two per cent grades on the former Kettle Valley Railway make it an easy ride. Several access points put riders close to tunnels, rock ovens and panoramic vistas.
Chute Lake to Penticton
The section from Chute Lake to Penticton is extremely popular. It starts at Chute Lake Resort, renowned for camping, fishing, burgers and pie plus a stunningly eclectic assortment of antiques and collectibles. The ride is all downhill with terrific views of Okanagan Lake, orchards and the vineyards of the Naramata Bench wineries. Several companies offer tours along this stretch or shuttle service to Chute Lake for riders with their own bikes.