Motorcycle Tours Begin and End at The Adventure

With winding roads boasting impressive scenery, the roads leading to Nelson pave the way to 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 motorcycle shop, Main Jet in Nelson BC, and chat with the team there for information on where to ride, road conditions and get your bike all ready for your trip. 

The Adventure Loves Motorcycles

Begin and end your tour with us, or, if you prefer a series of day trips, stay with us for your entire trip. We love motorcycle tourists and we love their bikes. Use our “Hog Wash” motorcycle washing station while you’re here, take a look at the bikes we’ve got in our Uptown Pub, and don’t forget to tell us your stories at the end of the day. We love these roads and want to hear about your adventures. 

Road Conditions

Nelson area road conditions are usually excellent in the warmer months but make sure to check before you plan your trip. Our front desk staff will be happy to help you with any questions you have about which tour best suits your needs and help you navigate the sometimes fast-changing Kootenay weather systems. We’ll steer you to the best motorcycle tour for your party.

West Kootenay Motorcycle Touring — Self-Guided Tours

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

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”


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

  • Kettle Falls Motorcycle Tour Washington

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

  • Columbia River Motorcycle Tour
  • Christina Lake Motorcycle Tour
  • Trail Motorcycle Tour

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

  • Kaslo City Kootenay Lake
  • New Denver Kootenay
  • Kokanee Hike Summer Activity
  • 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

  • Kalso Kootenay lake
  • New Denver Slocan Valley
  • Nakusp Motorcycle tour
  • Arrow Lakes Motorcycle Tour

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

  • Kaslo Motorcycle Tour
  • New Denver Motorcycle Tour
  • Kootenay Motorcycle Tour
  • Revelstoke Motorcycle Tour

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.