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British Columbia, Canada

Mountain Bike

Trip Sea to Sky, British Columbia
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$3,250 $2,850
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From Squamish to the remote wilderness of BC’s Coast Range the riding on this trip will challenge your technical skills and introduce you to the riding paradise that is British Columbia’s Sea to Sky Corridor.
Experience all-mountain riding in British Columbia’s premiere mountain bike playground on this guided mountain bike trip powered by our partners at Big Mountain Bike Adventures. From the coastal trails of Squamish to the remote wilderness of BC’s Coast Range the mountain biking on this trip will challenge your technical skills and introduce you to the riding paradise that is the Sea to Sky Corridor.

We will start in the Whistler Valley for some epic singletrack, transfer south to Squamish to experience their world-class mountain bike trail system, then ride the wide open trails of Pemberton, and finally transfer via floatplane to the heart of the BC wilderness and some of the best and remote trails the world has to offer. If you’re a strong rider itching to discover what the hype of British Columbia’s world-renowned biking is all about, this action-packed guided BC mountain bike trip is for you!

Note: All riders must complete a detailed rider questionnaire to ensure that they are well matched for the trip physically, technically and with the rest of the group. Upon registration you will be directed to the questionnaire upon completion and fit with the trip, you will be able to book.

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Itinerary
Itinerary
Subject to change based on conditions.
  • 0
    Please arrive in Whistler the day before we depart. Whistler is an hour and a half, or more depending on traffic, north of Vancouver so be sure to factor this into your plans if you’re arriving in Vancouver.
  • 1
    Meet your guide and group in front of our Whistler hotel at 9:00am this morning, ready to ride. Then it’s a full day on Whistler’s incredible network of all-mountain trails. We’ll ride about 15 miles today and a swim in one of Whistler’s lakes is definitely planned for the afternoon. Tonight we stay at our hotel in Whistler Village.
  • 2
    This morning we’ll drive 40 minutes down the highway to Squamish, dubbed the outdoor recreation capital of Canada, a singletrack paradise that’s achieved cult status among mountain bikers. You can expect some super fun challenges today, some technical ups and downs about 10 miles roundtrip and 2,400 feet of climbing.
  • 3
    This morning we transfer 20 minutes north to the riding mecca of Pemberton that’s dryer and more open than Whistler and home to some of the sweetest undiscovered trails in the region. After lunch, we head up and over the Hurley Pass to our log cabin on the shores of Tyaughton Lake. Today is our biggest day of climbing about 3300 ft of ascent and of course descent! We spend the night at our private log cabin and enjoy a great meal tonight.
  • 4
    This morning we fly from Tyaughton Lake to the remote teal-blue Lorna Lake surrounded by snowy peaks and glaciers. Then it’s a pedal on historic singletrack over vast expanses of rocky alpine terrain and remote mountain passes. We pass through meadows rich with wildflowers and wildlife, to Bear Paw camp, set deep in the heart of the mountains. Originally a hunting and exploration camp, Bear Paw has been restored with five outfitted canvas tents, a main cabin for dinning, hot showers and more.
  • 5
    Wake up this morning in a wilderness paradise. We have riding options today depending on the group’s desires, the easiest being a 25-mile rolling descent (some small ups). Hearty riders in the group can opt for some big passes if they wish, including Deer Pass and Windy Pass. We’ll ride right back to our cabin on Tyaughton Lake for a swim and a cold beverage. Overnight at a private log cabin.
  • 6
    Load up the van this morning for our two-hour drive back to Whistler. After lunch, you can opt to join the last ride of the trip, another great lap in the Whistler Valley, or choose to relax instead. Final dinner celebrations tonight!
  • 7
    Today you will be transferred back to Vancouver Airport for your flight home. Or stay on for an extended trip in beautiful British Columbia.
Trip Package Includes
  • Hotel accommodation, lakeside chalet & remote camp
  • Three dinners, one breakfast, two lunches
  • Expert local leadership
  • Return airport transfers to Vancouver Airport (scheduled days only)
  • All ride day transportation
  • Float plane flight from Tyaughton Lake to Lorna Lake
  • 20% discount code at evo.com (exclusions apply)
Not Included
  • First night (day 0) at hotel in Whistler (we will meet the group at 9am at the beginning of the trip)
  • International airfare
  • Transfer from Vancouver to Whistler
  • Travel insurance (we recommend World Nomads)
  • Five breakfasts, four lunches, three dinners. (We recommend $20-30 CAD per day for lunches and extras.)
  • Airport taxes and excess baggage charges (if any)
  • Mountain bike and any related gear (Bike rentals are available upon request for CAD $70.00 - $80.00 plus tax per person per day)
  • Personal expenses like alcoholic beverages and snacks
  • Leaders and local staff gratuities
  • Questions? Call or email us!
Area Information
The Sea to Sky Corridor

The Sea to Sky Highway winds from Vancouver to Pemberton, British Columbia in just over 2 hours. Passing through the outdoor recreation hot spots of Squamish and Whistler along the way, this scenic corridor is a mountain biker's paradise. From Squamish’s massive granite rock features and Whistler’s internationally acclaimed singletrack to Pemberton’s remote and alpine lakeside trails, the area has everything a mountain biker could want all within a few hours drive. Aside from riding the amazing trails don't forget your camera because the scenery in this region is spectacular! 

Trip Planning

Trip Planning

We will be visiting several distinctly different climatic zones on this BC mountain bike tour, from rainforest to high mountains. In big mountains, weather can change quickly and drastically - it could be 85 degrees one day and then nearly freezing on a mountain top the next day. This region can also receive considerable rain so be prepared. Generally though, the weather during the summer is hot and sunny.

The perfect bike for this trip is a 5-6” travel all-mountain dual suspension bike with hydraulic disk brakes. All participants are required to have their bikes in excellent working order before the trip begins. Also required: helmet, hydration pack, eye protection and clothing for all types of weather. Kneepads are strongly recommended for bigger descents. All participants are required to bring extra brake pads, tubes, a patch kit, and any other parts specific to your bike. Big Mountain will send you a detailed list of required equipment and clothing before departure.
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FAQ
FAQ
  • Are departures Guaranteed?
    All trips must reach a minimum of 4 guests in order to run. July and August departures are available upon request. Please check with evo or Big Mountain before purchasing flights.
  • How fit do I need to be?
    This trip is rated as a fitness level 2. Please fill out Big Mountains rider questionnaire to help choose if this trip is right for you. We recommend that to get the most out of this trip, you; exercise 2-3 times a week for 30 minutes or more, are comfortable with sustained output at athletic pace with occasional anaerobic periods, can ride 4-6 hours per day for 2-4 consecutive days and are comfortable pushing and hiking with the bike for sections. Inevitably there will be slower and faster riders in each group but, from experience the differences in ability work themselves out: some will simply enjoy the view for a little longer. If needed, riders can elect to skip a day's riding or a portion of it depending on logistics. You will get more enjoyment out of any trip if you are in good physical condition.
  • What is the food like? What if I have special diets requests?
    The meals provided are typical of the region. Typically, all breakfasts and some dinners are included whereas lunches will only not be included if there is no opportunity to stop along the way. Big Mountain makes sure that everyone eats well, guaranteed. When you register for this trip you will be asked about specific dietary needs or preferences. Accommodations can be made for most unique dietary requests such as; vegan, vegetarian, allergies, gluten free, etc.
  • How technical are the trails and what skill level of riding is required?
    The trails on this trip can range from flat open roads to steeper rooty and rocky singletrack. We will also cross some man made wooden platforms and structures as well. We start each trip with a comprehensive riding skills session on less technical trails and progress from there. Big Mountain rates the technicality of this trip at 2. This generally requires that you have been mountain biking consistently for two plus years, can climb and descend under control on moderately steep singletrack with loose rocks and some roots. Can ride with mild exposure at times. You know when to walk a section that might be too difficult. Would embrace more riding time and consider taking a lesson or enrolling in a camp to help prepare for the trip.
  • What kind of bike do I need?
    The perfect bike for this trip is a 5-6” travel all-mountain dual suspension bike with hydraulic disk brakes. All participants are required to have their bikes in excellent working order before the trip begins. Also required: helmet, hydration pack, eye protection and clothing for all types of weather. Kneepads are strongly recommended for bigger descents. All participants are required to bring extra brake pads, tubes, a patch kit, and any other parts specific to your bike. Big Mountain will send you a detailed list of required equipment and clothing before departure.
  • Should I be worried about theft or the handling of my bike and gear?
    Clients are responsible for the care and prevention of theft of their bikes and gear. Guides will aid in bike load and unload to racks and vehicles during the trip – it is the clients responsibility to approve methods of loading and also storage. If ever in doubt, we encourage everyone to talk to their guide or host and, if needed, agree on an alternative or ask to store your bike in your room. On all our trips we recommend bringing a durable lock for added security (even in your hotel room). Big Mountain Bike Adventures, staff and partners are not responsible for lost or stolen bikes, bags or personal items.
  • What kind of accommodation can I expect?
    In Whistler we stay in a three-star hotel in the heart of Whistler Village. In the South Chilcotins we will spend one night in a restored remote hunting camp in the mountains and two nights in our private lakeside lodge. Where available, a single supplement fee is required for those who ask for single accommodation.
  • What is the group size?
    Groups are typically between 4 and 12 participants, with 1-2 guides per group. Often, a third guide will provide extra support during the trip. Our groups are kept small so that we can ensure every participant is well looked after. Small groups mean riders can give each other space, yet be sure that everyone is on the right track.
  • How old do you have to be to join this trip?
    Participants must be 18 and over, unless accompanied by an adult.
  • Do I need trip insurance?
    Health insurance is required and we highly recommend World Nomads for travel insurance. Please see Big Mountain’s Terms & Conditions page for more info.
  • What If I need to cancel?
    If canceling, the following policy applies for scheduled trips: - Within 14 days of receiving your registration (and outside of the 90 day pre-trip window) you will be fully refunded. - At 90 days before the trip start date, 50% may be refunded up to 60 days prior, 25% refunded up to 30 days prior. - All trips are non-refundable 29 days or less prior to the trips start date.
  • Can you help me with my pre and post travel arrangements or airfare?
    International airfare (and associated costs) to your trips starting or ending place is not included nor organized by evo or Big Mountain. Big Mountain can however assist with extra hotel nights, bike bag storage or revised airport transfers if you wish to extend your trip before or after the Big Mountain adventure.
  • What kind of information will I receive to prepare for my trip?
    Once registered Big Mountain riders will receive a detailed pre-departure 'Trip Preparation Guide' specific to the trip. It covers important information like: trip planning timeline, recommend packing list, tips on traveling with your bike, insurance requirements and helpful information according to your destination to ensure that you are well-prepared for the adventure ahead.
  • Who are the guides?
    We know how important good leaders are in the enjoyment and success of a trip. We are proud to offer the best leaders available in all our destinations. They are the link to unforgettable riding, new cultures and great experiences. You will learn more from them than any guidebook. Their riding expertise, enthusiasm, language skills, environmental appreciation, cultural understanding, and safety training are unparalleled. Besides showing you secret singletrack, they will make sure your trip runs smoothly and safely.
  • Can I fly with my bike?
    Yes. Most airlines will charge additional fees for bikes. Ensure that you review the airline's policy before finalizing any bookings. We will send you detailed information on tips for packing your bike in our Trip Preparation Guide specific to your trip.
  • How long will we be riding for each day?
    You'll typically spend four to five to as much as seven hours on your bike each day depending on the group and particular day. Please visit Big Mountain’s Ability Guide for more information on different skill and fitness ratings.
  • If I am traveling alone, can I have a private room or will you match me with a roommate?
    If riders agree to share a room with someone of the same gender Big Mountain will pair you up. If there isn’t another single participant of the same gender available, you will automatically have your own room and incur the additional single supplement fee of $575 CAD.
Testimonials
This trip exceeded all expectations - each day was a new adventure! Our group spanned several generations and once again biking has brought me in contact with great people who will remain friends for life! The organization excelled - everything, especially the rides, was pure perfection.
David M.
Trip Guest
Is there any words to describe the trip? Awesome, fantastic, surprising, superb, adventurous? Anyway, I loved every second of it and it will remain in my head for years to come. Thanks for guiding us into those magnificent spots. Definitely the best trails in the world. Keep up the great work. See you next year!
Frantz N.
Trip Guest
The past few days have surpassed my expectations. [Big Mountain] did a stellar job of leading the group around some of the coolest terrain any of us have seen. Most importantly, [they] did it with style and grace and always the utmost of professionalism. This has truly been an experience of a lifetime.
Mark M.
Trip Guest

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