Cycling the Kettle Valley Railway by Dan Langford, Sandra Langford

By Dan Langford, Sandra Langford

With over 15,000 copies bought, biking the Kettle Valley has confirmed to be a notable source for an individual drawn to the beautiful deserted railbed positioned within the southern inside of British Columbia. one of many finest rail trails in North the United States, it includes amazing sections via extraordinary canyons requiring tunnels and trestles to hold the railbed via rock ridges and throughout mountain streams. transforming into public curiosity in conservation of the railbed and its buildings, in addition to executive aid, has led to many advancements in either entry and safety.

The Kettle Valley Railway and its many connectors provide the bike owner every little thing from effortless day-riding to multi-day adventures throughout the great surroundings of southern British Columbia among halfway and Hope.

This world-renowned guidebook contains certain maps, defense counsel, ancient info, a list of lodgings and a kilometre by way of kilometre advisor to every of the Kettle Valley Railway subdivisions.

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