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.
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!
Contact Randy Monroe for more info!
WEST KOOTENAY MOTORCYCLE SELF TOURING – VARIOUS MAPS
Below you will find some route maps to help you plan your 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”
You can always find good info at Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism
Kootenay Pass (Selkirk Loop)
A 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 (International Selkirk Loop)
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.
Meadow Creek (West Koot Route)
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.
Ainsworth Hot Springs (Silvery Slocan Super Side Trip)
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.
Blueberry Paulson (River, Dams & Mines Super Side Trip)
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.
Revelstoke / Halcyon Hot Springs
The spas and soothing steam 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.