Vancouver to Penticton BC June 2018

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  1. Ryder West

    Ryder West Adventurer

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    My riding partner and I are looking into riding from Vancouver BC to Penticton in late June of 2018 on our way to the Touratech Rally in Plain WA. I am figuring that we will have 3 to 4 days to ride in Canada before we need to catch the WABDR route south into Washington. We are looking for off road route suggestions between the two cities and are interested in what you riders in the north would recommend rather that just planning on Google maps. Bikes are KTM 690 and Husqvarna 701 and riding ability level is intermediate / expert. Open to camping and hotels.

    Thanks for any input and experience.

    Ryder
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  2. Ryder West

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    I'm also going to post this in the Canadian Regional forum.
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  4. bluelinewall

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    Just outside of Hope you can hook up with the KVR trail and it will take you to Penticton via Summerland I believe. My wife and I are thinking about doing the Touratech Rally again this year, it was fun and we met some great people there. Man was it hot!
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  5. Ryder West

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    Yes it has been hot there. In 2015 it was over 100 deg F. I found a route that looks interesting. I will look into the KVR, looks interesting.
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  6. officersdr

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    The KVR is best to get on at Brookmere just out of Merritt. From Hope there was a major landslide a few years ago and wiped out the trail.

    Just did this in June out to Grand Forks. Awesome trail
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    There you have it. Now I know too, thanks officersdr.
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  8. Ixheimer

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    If your up for a detour north out of Vancouver.....go Hwy 99, you can do the Duffy Lake route, Lillooet, Cache Creek. All paved but a change from the nasty bits of Trans Canada southern route out of the city. If set on southern route, consider Lougheed Hwy 7. Almost forgot, if you can, ride Green Mountain Road into Penticton. Off Hwy 3A north of Olalla, goes past Apex Ski resort.
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