British Columbia Canada

‘Greatest Hits’ mountain bike tour British Columbia - Crafted by locals

This mountain bike tour British Columbia is a true mountain bikers’ paradise, and on our BC ‘Greatest Hits’ tour you’ll experience some of the most mind-blowing, spine-tingling trails in the world. With so many trails to choose from, we asked our expert local guides to craft their perfect week of riding. From the Sunshine Coast to Squamish, Pemberton, and into the Whistler Valley, you’ll follow the lines of your guides and learn to ride BC like a local!

  • £1,995 / $2,893
  • 7 nights / 8 days
  • Skill level: Advanced

We sent our photographer Ross Bell to check out the best trails around Whistler Valley, Squamish and Pemberton to capture some of the sensational riding on offer in this part of British Columbia. Click through the photo gallery to get a taste of the awesome descents and breathtaking views you’ll experience on our mountain bike tour British Columbia…

Is this British Columbia MTB tour for you?

We want you to have the best experience in BC, so it’s important to be sure that this is the perfect mountain bike tour, with the right level of challenge, for you.

You’re a very experienced mountain biker, riding at least three times a week through the season and comfortable on: steep, fast singletrack descents; tough climbs; technical rock chutes; drop-offs; boardwalk; and muddy, forested singletrack. Read more on our advanced skill level.

tour dates 2020

  • 13 – 20 June*
  • 27 Jun – 4 Jul
  • 18 – 25 Jul

Contact us if you would like to create your own private group tour.

*Please note: Top of the World Trail will not be open for June trip

Trip Highlights

Our mountain bike tour British Columbia is purely about experiencing the best riding that this part of Canada has to offer, and here are some of the special moments you can look forward to in Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton and the Sunshine Coast:

  • Riding glorious singletrack straight from the beach on the Sunshine Coast
  • Ripping through the world’s most famous bike park
  • Getting a taste of Crankworx on the Top of the World Trail
  • Learning the best lines from your local guides
  • Knowing that you’ve picked off the best of BC!

Experience BC like a local

Mountain bike tour British Columbia Itinerary

The flow of your mountain bike tour British Columbia has been designed to become progressively more technical throughout the course of the week. Your guides will coach you through each new challenge so that you make the most of your BC experience and go home a more technically skilled and confident mountain biker.

+Arrival in Canada - refresh + prepare for your adventure

If you’re travelling a long way or across several time zones to Canada then we recommend arriving in Vancouver a day or two early to allow your body to adjust and to make sure any flight or luggage delays don’t spoil your trip.
+Day 1 - Arrival at the Sunshine Coast

Your mountain bike guide will greet you early in the morning in Vancouver, load up your luggage and then we’ll head straight for the ferry to the Sunshine coast. This is the perfect way to depart Vancouver and en route you’ll get to see completely different city views before we move past small islands, inlets and a vast array of ocean wildlife.

Once we disembark we’ll head to our accommodation, have a short tour briefing, build bikes and get ready for our first spin in BC.

The Sunshine Coast is a less well known area on the BC bike map, but one that is a local favourite and just has to be on our hit-list. Our first ride will take us on trails that have been part of the famous BC Bike Race, winding along the coastal edge of the country and through lush green forests.

In the evening we’ll head into town to have dinner and a few beers in one of the many great local restaurants.

Distance: 20km (app. 3 hours)
Accommodation: Private Cottage, Sunshine Coast

+Day 2 - Sunshine Coast singletrack - Roberts Creek

Our second day takes us to some of the best riding on the Sunshine Coast as we tackle the classic trails of Roberts Creek. These perfect trails climb straight up from the beach and then connect incredible ribbons of single-track that our guides just can’t get enough of.

This part of BC has a very relaxed feel, but don’t be fooled; when it’s time to ride it’s an adrenaline filled adventure. You’ll revel in the best trails in the region and only stop to relax and reflect once we’ve dropped back to the beach at the end of the ride. What a day!

Distance: 30km (app. 6 hours)
Accommodation: Private Cottage, Sunshine Coast
Meals included: Breakfast

+Day 3 - Squamish secrets

After soaking up the Sunshine Coast it’s time to head to Squamish and sample the best of that area. Our drive along the “Sea to Sky” highway is home to some of the most luscious and flowing trails you’ve ever ridden and your guide also happens to know some hidden gems!

Bright green moss lines the edge of the trails and hangs from the trees as you rip through this ethereal coastal rainforest with its endless hero dirt.

With a full day of riding in Squamish leaving your legs and cheek muscles aching, we will finish up in your guide’s favourite dinner spot for a big meal and cold drinks, before making our journey to our Whistler home in time for some jacuzzi relaxing.

Distance: 25km (app. 6 hours)
Accommodation: Chalet, Whistler Village
Meals included: Breakfast

+Day 4 - Whistler Valley

After a hearty breakfast prepared by your hosts, we’ll gather in the bike garage to get ready for your first big day in Whistler Valley.

We’ll set off from our chalet and discover more technical climbs and tricky descents, as well as that beautiful, flowing singletrack that we all love so much! You’ll weave through forests of cedar as wide as a small family car, down short ladder bridges, and rolling over rocks. No matter what you like to ride, there’s something for everyone today as we take on some classic Whister rides like Zappa Trails, Cut Yer Bars, River Runs Through It and Danimal.

At the end of the day we can drop into the heart of Whistler village and enjoy some delicious pastries from the local bakery, before heading back via a short singletrack and an evening around town.

Distance: 25km (app. 7 hours)
Accommodation: Chalet, Whistler Village
Meals included: Breakfast

+Day 5 - Pemberton classics

Heading north from Whistler we will find our way to the small farming community of Pemberton. This is not your usual farming town as it is surrounded by big mountains and, luckily for us, has incredible singletrack in all directions.

With expert local trail knowledge your guides will customise a ride that will climb up to amazing views across to Mount Currie that looms over the valley, then link to beautiful trails that will take us back down for lunch.

After we’re suitably refuelled what else would we do but go and track down some more fantastic trails? We’ll ride until it’s time to stop playing head back to Whistler for another delicious meal.

Distance: 30km (app. 7 hours)
Accommodation: Chalet, Whistler Village
Meals included: Breakfast

+Day 6 - Whistler bike park

With all of our other rides in the rural wilds of BC, today is your chance to see what the Bike Park is all about. We’ve got a day of park rides planned for you and some trails that you’ll never forget.

On the chairlift our legs get a breather from the climbs so they’re ready to pump, sprint and launch you down some of the fastest, most flowing trails you are ever likely to find. You’ll be astounded at how hard you can work on these descents but you’ll not want them to end.

After sampling the best of the Bike Park, we will set off to tackle the Top of the World Trail*, one of the trails that makes up the CrankWorx EWS enduro route. This lures us from high in the alpine, through imposing cedar forests, before finally spitting us out at the Whistler Brewing Company for a celebratory beer tasting session!

With so many routes to choose from your guides will link up the best connections for you and the group.

*Please note: Top of the World Trail will only be open for tours in July onwards

Distance: Rider choice
Accommodation: Chalet, Whistler Village
Meals included: Breakfast

+Day 7 - Guide's Epic Link-Up

This is your final day of riding in Whistler, and we’ve got a beauty of a day! With new trails getting built every season, your guides will showcase the absolute best of the region.

This will be a big link-up for a full day on the trails in Pemberton, Whistler or Squamish depending on what’s riding best. Your guides may have had a hand in building one of these new trails and this is their day to show you the ultimate goods.

We’ll have time to get cleaned and dressed up to enjoy our final celebratory meal together in Whistler Village and toast an unforgettable week of mountain biking in British Columbia where, in a short time, you’ll have ticked off all the wish list boxes in this biking mecca.

Distance: 30km (app. 7 hours)
Accommodation: Chalet, Whistler Village
Meals included: Breakfast + Dinner

+Day 8 - Departure

Sadly, today we pack our bikes, say our farewells and return you to Vancouver airport for around 1pm to catch your flight home.

Meals included: Breakfast

Please note: our mountain bike tour British Columbia is a living thing, being influenced by multiple factors such as changing weather conditions, group riding abilities, trail damage, to name a few. Your local guides are experts in guiding mountain bikers in British Columbia and will be continually assessing these factors and making tweaks to the itinerary where necessary to ensure that every member of the group has the best possible experience.

+Tour Price

Mountain Bike Tour British Columbia Price

£1,995 / $2,893 USD per person (ex. flights, based on two sharing a room)

We welcome solo travellers on our adventures and if you are happy to share a room with another solo rider of the same sex you do not need to add the single supplement. If, however, you wish to have a room by yourself, a single supplement of £525/ $762 will be payable.

H+I Adventures is bonded by the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT), so you can be sure that when you book with us your money will be safe.

Price includes:

  • Services of a fully-qualified, expert mountain bike guide for the duration of the trip
  • Seven nights’ chalet/ guest house accommodation
  • Seven breakfasts
  • Ferry crossing to Sunshine Coast
  • Half-day pass to Whistler Bike Park
  • Lift pass to Top of the World trail
  • Final night meal
  • All group safety equipment
  • Airport/ H+I recommended hotel pick-up on day 1 and drop-off on day 8 of tour (specified times apply)
  • Global Rescue emergency evacuation services

Price excludes:

  • International/ domestic flights
  • Travel and activity insurance
  • Personal safety and cycling equipment
  • Bike hire – we have a fleet of fantastic Yeti full suspension bikes available on a first-come, first-served basis at a cost of £340/$493 each
  • Lunches and dinners (except final night dinner) – you should budget $35CAD per day
  • Tips in restaurants and hotels
  • Alcoholic/ non-alcoholic beverages
  • Any other items not listed as included


+Skill + fitness levels required

Does this sound like you? Your vacation time is precious and we want to be absolutely sure that you’re making the most of it, by finding the perfect adventure for you. Be honest with yourself, if this adventure isn’t right for you, we have other tours that may well be a better fit for your mountain biking experience and ability.

Please note: The skill level required reflects an overall rating for the trails on the trip but you should expect to find sections and obstacles that push your ability levels.

Skill level: Advanced

  • You are very confident handling most types of riding and obstacles, including drops (up to 1 foot), rocks, logs, switchbacks, larger rock gardens and sustained technical singletrack
  • You can brake, use gears and corner instinctively
  • You have excellent bike handling skills and can lift front and rear wheels, do small jumps, corner, climb and descend steep trails
  • You have considerable experience of riding on a wide variety of technical terrains including: rocky, rooty, muddy, loose, fast singletrack, exposed trails, bedrock for extended periods
  • You ride at least three times a week and rarely get off and walk sections
  • You can climb and descend comfortably on technical singletrack for as long as required

Fitness level: 6/7

  • You have an excellent level of bike fitness, exercising four or five times every week throughout the year, for at least an hour at a time
  • You are comfortable mountain biking up to six hours a day at a moderate pace, with snack and photo stops, for four or more consecutive days
  • You can tackle several serious climbs a day, up to 600 metres each

Typical trails you’ll be riding

  • The trails in British Columbia can be man made of varying trail surface, that will require you to choose your own riding line and decide if it is suitable to ride
  • Double track: undulating and sometimes steep jeep tracks made up of a hard-packed and loose dirt surface
  • Singletrack: you will encounter up to head-sized, fixed and loose rocks, as well as fixed bedrock style trails, small/easy north shore bridges, small drops and large tree roots
  • The surface may be dry and loose, or wet and muddy depending on weather conditions
  • Trails in the forest will have roots crossing them and may be narrow through the trees


+Arrival + departure details

Your mountain bike tour British Columbia will start on day 1 at your H+I recommended hotel. Your guide and/or driver will meet you in the hotel lobby and he/she will be holding an H+I Adventures sign. We recommend booking yourself in to the Blue Horizon Hotel, which is located closed to Stanley Park for easy exploring, and a convenient location for your pick up on day 1.

If you are arriving on day 1 of our adventure we require you to be in Vancouver city, ready for pick-up no later than 9am.

Ideally, you should arrive into Vancouver 1 or 2 days before your trip starts to allow for any flight or luggage delays, and that also means getting to see a bit more of the city! Why not head up the Sea to Sky Gondola? You can book a day trip which will take you through Stanley Park and over the Lions Gate Bridge on the way to the gondola, and once you’re soaring up to the skies you’ll be able to see Squamish, where you’ll be riding in a few days!

On the last day of your adventure we will return you to Vancouver airport for around 12 noon, so you should book your return flight no earlier than 2pm that day. If you have an earlier flight please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.

+Travelling to Canada

Riders travelling from Europe can fly direct to Vancouver international airport. Here is a selection of airlines that operate service to/from Vancouver: British AirwaysLufthansaVirgin AtlanticKLM.

Riders travelling from North/South America have a wide choice of airlines operating flights to/from Vancouver, including: American AirlinesUnited AirlinesAir Canada.

Riders from Australia and New Zealand can fly with British Airways and Air Canada.

You must book your bike on to your flight in advance, otherwise you could face a heavy charge at the airport. Here are some handy tips and video on packing your bike for travel.

Visas

Most visitors entering Canada require an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) or a visitor visa. Please check the Canadian Government’s travel requirement information for more details before booking your mountain bike tour British Columbia.

+Preparing yourself + your bike for the trip

Please read the full kit list before you start packing for your mountain bike tour British Columbia, Canada, to make sure that you have everything you need!

The ideal bike for your mountain bike tour British Columbia is a good quality full-suspension mountain bike with around 150mm of travel.

To get the most out of your mountain bike tour British Columbia you should do plenty of training in advance of your tour, and we have put together this great training plan to help you on your way.

It is essential that, if you’re bringing your own bike, you ensure that it has been professionally serviced, including all suspension, before the trip.

If you would prefer we can arrange rental of a good quality full suspension mountain bike (Yeti SB5 Enduro or similar, depending on size required and availability) for you, and have the bike ready for your arrival.

+Your mountain bike guides in British Columbia

Our mountain bike guides are qualified to the very highest level in Canada. This includes first-aid and for this type of trip they also hold a Wilderness Expedition Leader Award, which means that they have the knowledge and experience to lead a group safely in these remote, wild parts of Canada.

In addition to formal qualifications, our guides have years of experience in the saddle on the Whistler trails and will be able to enhance your holiday with facts 
and fables on local history, flora and fauna.

The team is made up of local riders who are experts in their fields, superb local guides and genuinely nice people. Their passion for mountain biking and for British Columbia is truly infectious and they’re completely committed to responsible tourism and making sure that our business is run as sustainably as possible. Meet your mountain bike guide in BC…

+Accommodation + food

One of the things that sets our holidays apart from other mountain bike tours around the world is the excellent accommodation we use, and our mountain bike tour British Columbia is no exception. We understand that when you’ve had a big day in the saddle on the BC trails, you want a warm welcome, hot shower and a comfortable place to relax and unwind – and there’s no better place to relax than in our mountain chalet just outside Whistler village, and our guest house on the Sunshine Coast.

Our mountain chalet in Whistler is comfortable and comes complete with a hot tub and bike garage and workshop, to ensure that you and your bike are well looked-after!

You will enjoy delicious meals and snacks, in the best local restaurants and bars in Whistler village and on the Sunshine Coast, and a few beers at the Whistler Brewing Company.

+Health + safety

  • No special vaccinations are required for visiting Canada
  • British Columbia is a vibrant, natural habitat for many species of wildlife, including bears. Your guide has many years of experience and wilderness training in this environment, so you MUST follow his instructions at all times while mountain biking in 
the area
  • Your guide is a trained first-aider/first-responder, 
but it is your responsibility to ensure that you are managing your own health and safety at all times on your mountain bike holiday with us

You should always consult your own doctor or physician before travelling to new countries to seek their advice on matters concerning your health abroad.

Your health and safety is on tour our top priority so when you travel with us you also have the peace of mind knowing that you will be covered by Global Rescue emergency medical and evacuation services.

+Currency + foreign exchange

The currency in Canada is the Canadian dollar (CAD).

There are cash machines and banks in Whistler village, which you will be able to access every day.

Tipping

It is not compulsory to tip your guides and drivers in Canada, but if you feel you have had a good experience on your mountain bike tour British Columbia, you can tip at your discretion.

+Holiday insurance

You are required as a condition of booking to be insured against medical and personal accident risks. In this policy you must include cover for mountain biking and we recommend that you take out a policy which covers cancellation and baggage.

We work closely with WorldNomads whose policies are specially designed for mountain bike holidays and you can arrange your insurance cover directly with them.

Please note: our mountain bike tour British Columbia is a living thing, being influenced by multiple factors such as changing weather conditions, group riding abilities, trail damage, to name a few. Your local guides are experts in guiding mountain bikers in British Columbia and will be continually assessing these factors and making tweaks to the itinerary where necessary to ensure that every member of the group has the best possible experience.

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by Alex Wright-Jones on British Columbia, Canada
Dream Holiday

I've had BC in my head as my dream holiday for about 10 years now, and this year I decided was time to make it happen! I have watched all the videos of BC possible and felt like I had ridden some pretty amazing trails since I've started mountain biking - So I had very high expectations!

Absolutely loved the holiday and Ali (who was amazing the whole time) showed us not only fantastic trails but great places to eat too! The descent on the final day was some of the best descending trail I have ever ridden... and it lasted for 40 minutes!! This is the tour for you if you want to get a snapshot of each of the different riding zones, as there is so much more to the area than just the bike park (even if I did stay there until it closed!) . It truly was something you couldn't just put together on trailforks and I'm so glad I did it this way.

The organisation was perfect, I didn't have to think about anything but enjoying myself, and how hard to pull the brakes, for the entire holiday. The little cottage for the first two nights was something special! But I wasn't complaining when we got a swimming pool in the hotel at the bottom of the chairlift either!

Thank you so much H+I!!! Quote for the week "Super Marvelous!!"

by Mike on British Columbia, Canada
Marvelous BC

Have you seen those amazing MTB videos on Youtube? Riders flying through the woods, descending down some steep slab rocks, endless curvy singletracks… They were most probably filmed right here, in BC Canada. You can surely recognize names like Squamish, Pemberton, Whistler…On this trip you can ride on the same trails yourself and ticking one off the bucket list!



This was my third trip with H+I. This time again, you are well taken care of from the moment you book the trip. It is your holiday and you don’t want to bother about any practical things. With H+I you just enjoy what you love, ride your bike. And what a riding it was!!! This trip picks up the best areas North of Vancouver. Seven days of different kinds of trails. No pain no gain… In order to ride down the mountain you need to climb it first. This trip is graded as “advanced” and that it is too. Both physically and technically. We had a smaller group with skills and will to go even further. Thanks to our guide, we were able taste some “Advanced ++” trails too! Ali was our guide and host for the week. Very professional and nice guy. A very skilled rider that was able to make me a better rider too. The knowledge of trails was amazing. We were always updated on what to expect on the coming trails.



I have so many good memories from this trip: really nice group, good accommodations, dinners, trails, sceneries…etc. I fell in love with BC.

What a trip!!! Truly marvelous!

by John Storey on British Columbia, Canada
Amazing Trip

Just want to say a massive thank you to everyone at H+I for a fantastic trip. The whole experience was amazing, memories I will keep forever.

I feel kind of lucky that it was such a small group because it just felt like a group of mates going out for a ride on their bikes. It felt like we had all known each other for years, friends I will definitely keep in touch with and we couldn’t of had a better guide. Ali was great, down to earth, good banter and a damn good rider. Unfortunately I only got to ride 3 days of the trip due to hurting my ribs the week before and Ali always took this into consideration knowing that I could only take so much punishment and that I was so grateful for.

The accommodation was spot on too. The little cottage was amazing, what a quirky little spot, it was lovely and the hotel is perfect. What a way to finish off the trip with a bear passing by the hotel steps just feet away from us on our last day. Marvelous!!

by Rob Laing on British Columbia, Canada
Be Challenged in Beautiful BC

This was a fantastic week of challenging mountain bike riding in British Columbia. Ali and Lizzie were fantastic guides who were able to look after everyone in our group on the rides as well as taking us to great eateries. This is an advanced trip which will challenge your fitness and skills. Ali and Lizzie were careful to find our goals and provide suitable challenges and provide great coaching if you want it.

BC has amazing trails and scenery. The accommodation was great. The organisation and level of care was superb. Highly recommended. Do plenty of training on single trail.

by Steve Heathcock on British Columbia, Canada
Amazing week!

A truly brilliant week of riding in a simply stunning location with superb, friendly and enthusiastic guides. Ali + Lizzie put on an amazing week of riding and hospitality for us, simply couldn't have asked for more. Their advice along with the progression of the week has really improved my riding and my confidence to tackle bigger terrain, which we're simply not used to here in the UK.

A very good level of fitness is definitely recommended to get the most out of this tour, don't underestimate that if you're considering it, which you absolutely should if you want a week of riding like nowhere else in the world. This is a proper mountain bike tour though.

Highly recommended. Thanks H+I for a wicked week!

by Adam Wheelwright on British Columbia, Canada
Best of BC Trip June 2019

Just back from a great week of riding over in British Columbia - still buzzin from the quality of the riding and a big thank you to Ali and Lizzie (our guides for the week) who were both awesome on and off the bikes all week!

Definitely keen to get back to BC soon!

My only feedback would be to replace the Sunshine Coast riding with even more riding in the zones on the sea to sky corridor - save a bit of time travelling and the riding in Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton is vast enough to fill the 2 days - could even look to do day 1 on the North Shore!

by José Messias on British Columbia, Canada
BC 07/09-16/09

I had the great pleasure of riding on trails that I never imagined riding, well-chosen and varied trails, beautiful views, and I could not tell you about the professionalism of both Greg and Austin. I intend to return one day and always indicate this great company.


Everything perfect! Thanks for everything!

by Rodrigo on British Columbia, Canada
Thanks Bc Team

It was perfect , Greg and Austin are very nice professionals and nice people! Indiscreadable tracks!


I hope to be with them again next year!

by Alex Cheib Silva on British Columbia, Canada
The best week Riding

It was a wonderful experience in every way. We were made very welcome by Austin our first guide and by Greg who took over the group on the third day.


The selection of the trails were very well done and the guides managed to fit another trail on the last day that was the most beautiful of all.


The group as a whole worked well, all the indications were perfect and all the requests were carefully analyzed and always presented a solution.


During the week I improved my bike performance following the positioning indications suggested by the guides.


I just have to thank and I really want to go back to riding a bike on these and other trails in the region.

by Jussi on British Columbia, Canada
Best idea ever!

Booking this trip with H+I Adventures to BC must have been one of my best ideas ever. Every single day out on the trails was awesome.


Our guides must have been the best ones. Not a dull moment all week.


I will definitely try to come back.


Thanks H+I / Jussi

by Nadi & Igor on British Columbia, Canada
Simply the best riding experience!

This trip re-defined what technical riding means for us. Greg and Shaun were awesome at ramping up the difficulty while keeping the group safe. We have ridden wide range of terrain before including the Alps, Scotland, etc., but this was truly special.




The guides were also great at giving skills tips to build confidence without breaking the flow. We started with technical flowy forest trails in Sunshine Coast, progressing on to even more technical "rock-rolls" and steep rooty terrain in Whistler, Squamish and Pemberton. It was incredible how much progress the whole group made in just 1 week.




Off-the-bike the trip was also perfectly organised including great food and accommodation. The guides were fun to be around, went out for dinner with the group every night, and kept everyone entertained throughout the holiday.




This is a must-do trip if you love mountain biking.

by Alberto on British Columbia, Canada
Perfect!

The BC tour has been amazing!!! Everything was properly planned and I really joined this adventure!!!



The team was so good and the guides have been very professionals, availables and friendly... one word, PERFECT



Thanks so much for what you and your team have done for us.



I will remember this tour forever

by Andy McNab on British Columbia, Canada
Mountain Biking At Its Best

If you love mountain biking then this is a must do trip. From gnarly technical sections to fast flowing berms or just stunning woodland single track, this trip has it all. The guides Steve, Matt and Shaun were fantastic hosts, guides and mentors, and H&I once again got everything organised perfectly. Did I mention the float plane to the Chilcotins or the bike park? My advice - just book it.

by Bas Simons on British Columbia, Canada
Exceeds all expectations

Although having ridden alpine area before, this trip simply exceeded everything imaginable for a "flatlander" like me. It started with super-prompt responses and service from H&I and continued in Whistler. From the nice and cozy chalet to the trails, scenery and bike-scene, everything was beyond my expectations. Nothing was too much asked for, from quick out-of-business-hours shop services to a double "courtesy ride" by the guides when I just hadn't have enough fun yet. These guys just love riding, and they show it during every bit of the tour! But beware, Whistler is contagious!

by Andy Kerec on British Columbia, Canada
Epic Whistler !

"Epic" is the only word that comes close to describing this tour! Fantastic group of people and brilliant guides - Shaun and Paul were not just guides, they were pretty much full time hosts and I wholeheartedly agree with Stu and Brigitte in that they 'made' the tour. The Whistler experience is a 'must do' for any serious Mountain Biker. My first experience with an extremely impressive H&I team.....one of many more to come 🙂

by Stuart Swaby on British Columbia, Canada
Simply Awesome!

What can I say?... This trip was simply awesome!... imagine your usual sunday ride with everything turned up to 11 and you'll be nowehere near what you get in Whistler! If you are after a dream riding trip this is it. The guides Shaun and Paul made the tour and truly showed us the best of what Whistler and the surrounding area had to offer. With a combination of mind blowing scenery, loamy alpine trails, epic heli drops and pumping days in the park there is something for everyone. With the high standard of ridng being matched equally by the high standard of accommodation and hosting you couldn't ask for anything more... my advice book now!

by Brigitte Keller on British Columbia, Canada
Another perfect trip with H&I

I had a wonderful week with a really very nice group (thanks for waiting guys!), comfortable accommodation, challenging trails, wonderful views and good food. Shaun and Paul were fantastic guides, friendly, skilled, patient and flexible - and of course the pre-trip support from Euan and Catherine always is just amazing.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about mountain biking vacation Canada

  • Q. How many people will be in the group?

We only run small group adventures to ensure that everyone has the best experience possible, and there will be a maximum of ten people in each group. The minimum number of people we require to run our mountain bike tour British Columbia is four.

  • Q. What’s the age range of people who come on this holiday?

Our mountain bike tour British Columbia caters for a wide age range; typically between 30- and 55-years-old, but age is simply a state of mind, as they say, and we welcome anyone over the age of 18! As long as you have a good level of physical fitness and excellent bike handling skills you will enjoy this mountain bike tour no matter what your age.

  • Q. What style of mountain biking vacation is it?

This mountain bike tour British Columbia is a guided mountain bike vacation, ideal for advanced mountain bikers. Riding here, in the mountain biking mecca of BC, you’ll experience some tough climbs and technical descents, with drop-offs and north shore, as well as miles and miles of lovely flowing singletrack through the high alpine, and in the world-famous Whistler bike park.

  • Q. How far will we be mountain biking each day?

The distances we cover each day range from 20km to 50km, in accordance with the technical difficulty of each trail. Each evening your guides will chat with you about the following day’s mountain biking and give you an idea of the sorts of trails you can look forward to. If there’s anything you feel anxious about, your guides will be happy to discuss it with you.

  • Q. Do we have to carry all our gear with us?

No, you only need to carry a 20 litre day pack with you whilst riding. You support team will move your luggage to the accommodation as required.

  • Q. What if I come across a section of trail I can’t ride?

Your guide will be very happy to give you some bike skills training during your trip to help improve your confidence and your enjoyment of your mountain bike tour British Columbia. If there is a section that you would prefer not to ride, then you can simply hop off your bike and walk. You won’t be the only one to walk certain sections and it’s not a competition in biking ability; it’s a mountain bike adventure!

  • Q. Who will be guiding us?

Your mountain bike guides are local to British Columbia and experienced professionals who have a real passion for mountain biking and for the culture and wild landscape of this region of Canada. Your safety is their number one priority, closely followed by your enjoyment of the tour. They will always be on-hand to answer any questions or requests you may have throughout your trip. Meet your mountain bike guide in BC…

  • Q. What sort of accommodation will we be staying in?

On this mountain bike tour British Columbia you will be staying in comfortable chalets in Whistler village and a guest house on the Sunshine Coast. Bedrooms are spacious and well-equipped and there’s a jacuzzi and bike garage/workshop area for storing and fixing your bikes. You’ll be just a short walk from town where there are plenty of great bars and restaurants for dinner and relaxing in the evening.

  • Q. Which meals are included in the tour price?

Breakfast is included each day and your evening meal on the final night is included also.

  • Q. What type of mountain bike is best for the trip?

A good quality full suspension mountain bike with 150mm travel front and rear will be ideal for this mountain bike tour British Columbia. The terrain you will be riding is rough in places and you will feel more comfortable on a full suspension bike for the duration of the trip. Tyre choice is also important for our mountain bike tour British Columbia, particularly on the front, and you should have a high volume tyre, like a Hans Damf or similar.

If you wish to travel to Canada with your own bike, we have some handy tips on how to pack your bike for travel. We can arrange bike hire for you for the duration of your trip and have a fleet of fantastic Yeti full suspension bikes available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Q. What clothes and kit should I bring?

For details of all the kit required for your mountain biking tour British Columbia please read the full kit list to find out what you need to pack for your mountain bike tour British Columbia, Canada.

  • Q. Will I see bears?

There is a chance that you will see bears during your mountain biking tour in British Columbia. Your guide is fully wilderness trained and highly experienced at guiding groups of mountain bikers through the BC back country, and it is imperative that you follow the instructions of your guide at all times whilst out on the trails.

  • Q. Can I bring a drone with me?

Unfortunately not. We are working hard to provide each and every customer who rides with us an unparalleled mountain bike experience in every destination we ride. This takes years of experience, riding and planning to get right, and a drone adds a very real danger to the group’s riding experience and health & safety.

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