Whistler Mountain Biking

Trip Length 4 Days
Group Size 4-12
Difficulty
Starting from
$1,499 for REI Members
$1,649 for non-members

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Mon���Fri 7am���5pm PT

Spend four days charging hard on Whistler?s world-class singletrack amidst mountain ranges, glacial lakes and sleeping volcanoes.

Tailored for intermediate to advanced riders, this epic long weekend begins at our lodgings just outside Whistler Village, where our high-performance full-suspension bikes await. Each day, we fuel up with a hearty breakfast, then set out on quad-torching rides through the jaw dropping landscapes of British Columbia. Our trail choices will likely include the Valley Trail, Lost Lake Trails, Zappa Trails, Cheakamus River and more. Think stratovolcanoes, mountain ranges and lakes colored turquoise by the ultrafine "rock flour" carried in glacial meltwater.

Each evening, we enjoy fabulous meals in local Whistler Village restaurants and soothe aching muscles in an outdoor hot tub. Our celebration dinner takes place at a Whistler brewpub?flights of local beers included. We finish with a day in the Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Bike Park or a final "guide's choice" ride and lunch at a local caf���.

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Trip Highlights

  • World-renowned mountain biking on high-performance bikes
  • Flexible daily routes from 13 to 25 miles, tailored to individual experiences and preferences
  • Local guides with PMBI coaching certifications share their favorite trails with you
  • Unique, local dining will surprise and delight
  • Finish each day exhausted but with a smile on your face, knowing you have exceeded your cycling limits

Activities

This trip is rated as Vigorous [4]. This trip is not suitable for beginners. Prior to participating on this trip, you should be routinely mountain biking on technical terrain. Trip members should be capable of mountain biking 10?30 miles (3-7 hours) per day for three consecutive days. Hill climbs are up to 1,500' in elevation gain.

Rides are on purpose-built and natural singletrack bike trails as well as forest trails that can be very narrow at times. The terrain will sometimes feature golf ball-to-head-sized rocks as well as roots and sandy sections. The trail surface may be dry or muddy depending on weather conditions and we will encounter water crossings.

  • Mountain biking

What's Included

Double-occupancy accommodations; meals as noted in the itinerary; full suspension mountain bike; professional instruction and guiding leadership; snacks and water; beer tasting on Day 3; park entrance fees, permits and local taxes.

Accommodations

Condo-style lodge accommodations, 3 nights

Your wheels for the journey

Every great tour begins with a great bike, and our top-flight fleet has been carefully curated for your cycling adventure.

Want to bring your own bike?�� You can do that too.

Your Adventure Itinerary

Day 1

Meet in Whistler, BC, and cycle on the Valley Trail.

The trip begins in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. Meet your guides and fellow travelers at 3:30pm at our base lodgings. An orientation is followed by a bike fitting and test ride. High-performance, full-suspension carbon fiber mountain bikes are provided. Once in the saddle, we set out to ride on the Valley Trail to familiarize ourselves with both the bikes and the topography. Rocky and root covered, with both purpose-built and natural singletrack bike trails, the terrain presents unique challenges that our seasoned guides help us navigate. Dinner included.

Mountain biking: 15 miles, Elevation gain/loss: 1355'.

Day 2

Ride the Lost Lake Trails and Westside trails.

Heading out our front door on bikes, we make our way to the Lost Lake Trails, a notable collection of intermediate and expert mountain bike routes. These singletrack routes are favorites of mountain bikers from every corner of the world. Our guides choose the best trails for the group based on the day's conditions. The Zappa Trail Network and Cut Ye Bars are a couple of outstanding favorites. All meals included.

Mountain biking: 15 miles, Elevation gain/loss: 1,355'.

Day 3

Take in stunning views from the Cheakamus Valley trails.

The trails in the Cheakamus Valley lead to some of Whistler's finest vistas and provide access to some remote areas?a big part of the allure of mountain biking. We will do a good deal of climbing today but all the work will lead breathtaking views. Bring a camera to capture the beauty of the incredible scenery! Tonight, we enjoy a celebratory dinner at a local brewpub and sample flights of local brews. All meals included.

Mountain biking: 15 miles, Elevation gain/loss: 2,159?.

Day 4

Final ride: Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Bike Park.

We pack up our bags and securely store them before heading out for a final ride. Today's ride will vary and will be your guide's choice depending on the learned abilities of each guest. We typically choose the Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Bike Park (additional fee) as this park has unique challenges for all ability levels of the group. Apply your new or honed skills on one of the four zones or the pump track. Alternatively, our guides will help you find just the right challenge on the hundreds of trails in the area. We eat lunch at a local caf��� and plan to return to our lodgings by 3pm. You will transfer to your next destination, or extend your stay to explore on your own. Departures from Whistler can be scheduled for any time after 4pm. Breakfast and lunch included.

Mountain biking: a local mountain bike park or guides' "choice" trails

Gear List

The key to staying comfortable while on an active trip is layering. To get maximum comfort with minimum weight, you need versatile layers that mix and match to create the right amount of insulation, ventilation and weather protection. Try to bring only what is necessary?this will help you and the field staff.

Bicycles

We provide top-of-the-line, full suspension mountain bikes from a selection of Yeti SB5 and SB4.5 models, as well as the Stumpjumper FSR from Specialized. Bikes will be assigned to members based on sizing and availability. You are sure to love your experience mountain biking while riding one of these top-of-the-line models. Perfect for the terrain we are riding in, these bikes are lightweight, nimble on climbs and dominant on descents.

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What to pack

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Travel documents

  • Airline Tickets (Confirmation and Itinerary)
  • Final Bulletin (emailed prior to departure date)
  • Valid Passport

Contact Us

Feel free to give us a call at 800-622-2236 should you have any questions regarding the gear list. The staff at our stores and Direct Sales (800-426-4840) will also be happy to help you with gear questions. Or check out REI Expert Advice , which has great information to help you prepare for your trip.