Click here for the map to get to Duffey Lake
The best section of riding road is from Horseshoe Bay to either Lytton or
Cache Creek. Traffic levels drop noticeably once past Whistler and then again
past Pemberton. Pemberton to Lillooet is deservedly the most famous biking road
in BC. You can find better pavement elsewhere but nothing beats the curves,
remoteness, sparse traffic and unique scenery of the Duffey Lake Road.
Less known is #12 south from Lillooet to Lytton - an excellent biking road
with a constant barrage of curves, limited traffic and splendid scenery.
Alternatively, the Marble Canyon route to Cache Creek is almost as good but adds
about an hour to the trip making the day slightly long. You can leave Marble
Canyon for the Kamloops Loop (the section between Cache Creek and Lytton is
fairly forgettable in any case so not a lot is missed). The route through the
Fraser Canyon (Lytton to Hope) is fun and justifiably well known. The canyon
section is truly unique with good pavement, good scenery and plenty of curves.
Unfortunately Yale to Hope isn't so special providing a dull ending to a great
If you are experienced at night riding, consider taking the canyon at
midnight. This is one of my favourite roads when ridden late on a hot summers
evening. You don't have to ride the full loop. A turn-around at Lillooet is
quite reasonable in my experience for about a 500-600km run. By Lytton or Cache
Creek I usually prefer to continue on however. The route feels quite different
depending on the direction you choose so be sure to try it in both directions.
Either way, it is one of BC's absolute best biking roads.