10 days professional guided riding
11 nights basecamp accommodation
£1,825 for 11 days
£600 deposit secures your place
8.5 out of 10
British Columbia. BC. But this is the BC less travelled, less ridden by outsiders, not Whistler, not Squamish, not Pemberton. This mountain biking BC epic safari covers the eastern side of the state, in the real big Rocky Mountains, the massive ranges known collectively as the Kootenay Rockies. This is home of the Trans BC Enduro race, the real deal, every mountain community embracing the world of mountain biking across a huge area. Yes you’ve heard the names – Fernie, Rossland, Castlegar, Nelson, Silverton, Revelstoke, Golden – but you might not have known you can string ‘em all together in one ambitious loop out of Calgary, whilst spending enough time at each to get into the nitty gritty. It’s the magical vibe of this whole area that really sets it apart.
We will head straight for Fernie for 2 days of riding the ultra loamy black hero dirt that sets Fernie apart. It’s very easy in BC to get out of your depth very quickly, so we’ll break you in gently (ish) on the Ridgemont Trail system, before exploring some of Fernie’s steeper, looser stuff. Next we’re heading west to tackle the flowing Salmo trails en-route to the hub that is the mecca of Nelson/Rossland/Castlegar where there are more trails of all types imaginable than you can shake a stick at, from 30k of ridgeline flow on the Rossland Range to super-techy, rooty enduro stages on Nelson’s North shore. All stunning stuff and with a different IPA micro-brewery at the end of each day, if that’s your thang. Then we’ll be moving north and get stuck into some proper high, wild riding out of the ghost towns of Sandon and Silverton before the trip finale at Revelstoke and Golden. The riding out of Revie is really the piece de resistance in this epic tour, with classics like Martha Creek, Frisby Ridge and the Keystone-Standard Basin trail. We also have the chance to get out into unparalleled wilderness areas on Joss Mountain and Sale Mountain, watching and listening out for bears and wolves before descending 1800m on riotous trails back into town for poutine at The Village Idiot bar (really!).
Your British Columbia MTB Accommodation
The campsites in BC are every bit as good as the riding, the cafes and the beers! We will be staying in 4 different locations all within an easy shuttle of the trails and chosen for their atmospheric loveliness by lake, stream or mountain. We will be towing a proper cool adventure trailer for food prep, we’ll have chairs, tables, shade and all other necessities covered!
Your bikes will be transported in purpose built racks on our trucks, so there is no danger of those annoying uplift scuffs on your paintwork.
You can hire a quality tent and mattress from us at checkout for a modest fee, or you are welcome to bring your own.
What’s included in this British Columbia MTB Holiday?
- 10 days guiding by 2 qualified guides
- 11 nights basecamp accommodation
- All breakfasts
- Lunches where appropriate
- 5 evening meals (6 taken at local restaurants)
- Airport transfers and transport
- Mechanical support
- All park fees and permits
What’s not included?
- 6 evening meals and some lunches
- Tent hire
Logistics from the UK
- Fly into Calgary
- We’ll meet you at the airport
- Spend 10 awesome days riding your bike
- Enjoy super-cool cafes, bars and restaurants
- Enjoy the spectacular Kootenay Rockies roadtrip
- Fly out of Calgary
- £600 deposit secures your place, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure
Please talk to us before booking flights so we can coordinate transfers. We will be in touch 6 weeks before the holiday to confirm your pick-up time and place in Calgary and answer any further questions.
We are pleased to say we are now taking bookings for 2021! Click ‘book’ on the booking form to view the number of spaces available for this trip.
Arrival Tuesday 15th June 2021 and departure Saturday 26th June
Date options and availability will appear on the booking form.