Canada's Best Singletrack
Canada, Bike - Fat Tyre, 11 days - from £1,495 (land only) - from €1,795 (land only) - from $2,465 (land only)
Day 1: Rendezvous at the group hotel in Vancouver. A single transfer from Vancouver Airport is provided. KE Land Only package services begin with the overnight stay at the group hotel.
Day 2: Today, we drive through the stunning Canadian landscape towards Revelstoke. This is an incredible mountain bike hub, with lush forest and endless flowing descents, overshadowed by high mountain peaks. Late afternoon ride in the Mount Macpherson area. Overnight in cabins at Revelstoke. Ride distance 30 km (19 miles).
Day 3: Frisby Ridge is one of two high alpine cross-country rides in Revelstoke. It's tough, with a steady 10 km ascent into the high alpine. Great views and a super descent, flying through the trees. Overnight Revelstoke. Ride distance 30 km (19 miles).
Day 4: Today we ride a Revelstoke favorite, the Keystone Standard. One of the most technical rides in British Columbia, starting high and reaching above the tree line, with great views of amazing peaks. Overnight Revelstoke. Ride distance 25 km (15 miles).
Day 5: We go south toward the Kootenay regions well known for their riding and stop off for a spin around Nelson. Varied and challenging trails and the guide will choose something appropriate for the group. There's lots to see and do in the little town of Nelson. Overnight in Nelson. Ride distance 20 km (13 miles).
Day 6: Adventurous mountain bikers will find the epic they're looking for on the Seven Summits trail in Rossland. This point-to-point trail provides over 35 kilometres of technical single-track, with beautiful mountain vistas, challenging (but 100% rideable) climbs and flowing descents. Overnight in Nelson. Ride distance 40 km (25 miles).
Day 7: After an early breakfast, we will leave for the Nicola Valley, a magical place where the sun shines most days of the year on grasslands, rolling hills, historic ranches and shimmering lakes. Here, we ride the Coutlee Plateau. Fun, fast and flowy singletrack. Overnight in Merritt. Ride distance 30 km (19 miles).
Day 8: Today, we ride in the Godey Creek area. Climbing through Ponderosa Pine forest to finally reach a beautiful alpine meadow carpeted with wild flowers, then a long descent. Late afternoon transfer to the Chilcotins. Overnight in Gold Bridge. Ride distance 30 km (19 miles).
Day 9: No tour of the best British Columbia riding destinations would be complete without stopping in Whistler. Here, we ride the Chris Markle-built Comfortably Numb, a must-do ride for technically advanced cyclists. Long climbs, challenging rock faces, elevated bridges and spectacular views. Overnight in Whistler. Ride distance 23 km (15 miles).
Day 10: Before we close the loop and drive back to Vancouver, we have one more stop to make, at Squamish, the outdoor recreation capital of Canada. We ride one of its vast network of burly singletrack route through the forest. Overnight at our hotel in Vancouver. Ride distance 40 km (25 miles).
Day 11: KE Land Only package services end with breakfast at the hotel. The hotel provides a free shuttle service to Vancouver Airport.