Motorcycle Tours

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Motorcycle Tours 2018-05-04T20:59:26+00:00

Motorcycle Tours Begin and End at The Adventure Hotel

Winding roads boasting impressive scenery lead you to Nelson for your ideal West Kootenay motorcycle tour. Most roads have well-maintained surfaces, great visibility and many passing areas. What these roads do not have is a lot of traffic. You’ll often travel along scenic routes that rival more famous destinations and feel that you are alone on the road…just you and your bike.

Visit our local Nelson motorcycle shop, Main Jet Motorsports and chat with the team there for information on where to ride, road conditions and any required repairs so your bike is ready for any trip.

The Adventure Hotel Loves Motorcycles

Begin and end your multi-day tour with us or if you prefer, do a series of day trips while staying with us for your entire visit to Nelson and area. We love motorcycle tourists and their bikes. Use our complimentary “Hog Wash” motorcycle washing station while you’re here and don’t forget to tell us your stories at the end of the day. We want to hear about your adventures so we can share them with your fellow enthusiasts.

Road Conditions

Nelson area road conditions are usually excellent in the warmer months but make sure to check before you plan your trip by visiting Drive BC where you’ll find up to the minute road conditions. Our front desk staff will be happy to help you with current details on the sometimes fast-changing West Kootenay weather systems.

West Kootenay Motorcycle Touring – Guided

Beginning in the spring of 2018, Kootenay Motorcycle Tours will be open for business. This new company is owned/operated by Randy who has over 50 years of riding experience and has a number of options for guided tours in our region. Book a tour with Kootenay Motorcycle Tours and receive a discount on your stay with us!

West Kootenay Motorcycle Touring – Self Guided

Explore the Nelson area by motorcycle with one of the following self-guided tours:

Kootenay Rockies Circle Routes

Kootenay Lake – Slocan Lake Circle Route

You can always find good info here Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism

By the way…the roads around Kootenay Lake have recently been highlighted in an article from The Globe and Mail – “Explore B.C.’s Interior on a twisty tour around Kootenay Lake”

West Kootenay Motorcycle Touring – Various Maps

Below you will find some route maps to help you plan your tours…

Kootenay Pass

Kootenay PassA 6,000 foot climb takes you up and over the height of the Selkirks, coasting down into the fertile flats of the Creston Valley. Make sure to stop at one of the region’s famous fruit stands before winding back to the Osprey Ferry terminal. The big boat takes you on a 40 minute cruise across the giant blue waters of Kootenay Lake.

Kettle Falls

A transnational route that roars through Canada’s Alpine City of Rossland south into the Washington State communities of Kettle Falls and Colville. Make sure to stop in at the world famous Ymir Pub, a backwoods biker bar if ever there was one.

Blueberry Paulson

The breadbasket of Boundary Country lies on the other end of a giant straight away ascent to the 5,200 foot Blueberry Paulson Pass. There’s a bowl of savory borscht waiting in Grand Forks, renown for the rich history of its Russian settlers. Roll through the Italian community of Trail on the way back.

Silvery Slocan / Ainsworth Hot Springs

Circle the famous Kokanee Glacier and visit the ghost towns and gold trails along the Silvery Slocan Route. This ride snakes along Kootenay and Slocan Lakes and runs through the quaint cultural hubs of Silverton, New Denver and the Slocan Valley. Melt away any end-of-the-day aches and pains at Ainsworth Hot Springs.

Meadow Creek / Trout Lake

A wild ride through the West Kootenay’s desolate northlands, this trip takes you past the Gerrard Rainbow Trout Spawning Channel, Trout Lake’s historic Windsor Hotel and the ghost town of Sandon.

Halcyon Hot Springs / Revelstoke

The spas and soothing steams of Halcyon Hot Springs make a perfect halfway point for this tour. Howl high above the mighty Columbia River Valley into the heart of the Columbia Mountains, then cruise through the Rogers Pass gateway of Revelstoke, before retracing your route back to The Beachcomber.


Deluxe Rooms

Room Choices: King, Queen, 2 Queens or 2 Doubles. Includes Access To: Guest Lounge, Guest Rooftop Patio, Dry Sauna and Gym.
Double OccupancyFrom 165.00

King and Double rooms are located directly over the pub and may have extra noise on weekends.  15.00/nt per extra person. Pets are welcome at 25.00/nt per pet.

Economy Rooms

Room Choices: 1 Queen or Double/Twin Bunk. Includes full three piece bathroom. Includes Access To: Guest Lounge, Guest Rooftop Patio, Dry Sauna and Gym.
Double OccupancyFrom 145.00

15.00/nt per extra person. Kids under 17 stay for free. Pets are welcome at 25.00/nt per pet.

Budget Rooms

Room Choices: Bunk style with a Double/Twin or Twin/Twin combination beds. Includes a half bath (Toilet and Sink). Shower is accessed from hallway with guest room key. Includes Access To: Guest Lounge, Guest Rooftop Patio, Dry Sauna and Gym.  
Double OccupancyFrom 95.00

15.00/nt per extra person. Kids under 17 stay for free. Pets are welcome at 25.00/nt per pet.

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Function and style with airy, bright ambiance and picture perfect views of the Selkirk Mountains and Kootenay Lake, creating a subtle luxury perfect for relaxation and comfort. Group rates are available.

Our Rooms Feature:

  • Comfortable beds with “triple-sheet” linens
  • Free wireless internet in every room
  • Cable television in every room
  • Room service
  • Pet friendly
  • Only non-smoking rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Guest Lounge, Large Patio, Gym, Sauna
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