A fully supported MTB road trip featuring the biggest and best alpine trails in BC! Explore Revelstoke's famous big mountain trails, head to Sol Mountain Lodge to sample some exclusive private alpine trails, tackle the IMBA Epic Seven Summits trail in Rossland, and more!
|Length:||7 Days / 8 Nights|
|Dates:||August 27 - Sept 3, 2017 SOLD OUT|
Seven unbelievable days featuring the best rides in BC! This trip is designed for the experienced and adventurous mountain biker who is looking for the ultimate ride, everyday! Start by getting a taste of the Revelstoke alpine on Frisby Ridge before heading out for a day of fun filled all-mountain shuttles in the Kootenays, while en-route to Rossland BC. Spend 2 nights in Rossland and ride the IMBA Epic Seven Summits Trail before heading deep into the Monashee backcountry to stay and ride at Sol Mountain Lodge. After you've had your fill of adventure riding and alpine sunsets at Sol, we'll head back to Revelstoke to check out the Mt. MacPherson trail network and we'll finish the trip with a truly epic day on Keystone Standard Basin, our favourite trail ever! Our program is dialled and our team of courteous professionals take care of everything on this trip so that you can just sit back and shred! Check out the full itinerary for The Ultimate Kootenanny and just try not to get excited!
Transfer to Revelstoke (pre-book airport shuttle with us if needed). Check in at Glacier House Resort (GHR) and get comfortable in your log cabin accommodations. Meet the rest of the group and get your bikes prepared for seven days of big rides! Join your guides for dinner in town (not incl.) and get debriefed on the week's agenda. Get Stoked!
Get your fill of continental breakfast at GHR before your guide arrives with the shuttle truck and delicious pack lunches. Load up the bikes and we'll shuttle to the Frisby Ridge XC trailhead where we'll start a long but gradual climb to the alpine. Have lunch at the top of the trail right next to a beautiful alpine lake and take in the views in all directions! Fueled up, we shred back down this buffed out rollercoaster-ride of a trail, an 11km descent of pure joy! For those who aren't afraid of steeps, we'll have the option to continue on to the Ultimate Frisby DH Trail and ride right to valley bottom. A cold beer awaits us at the end of our ride followed by a quick shuttle back to GHR. The rest of the evening is up to you. We'd recommend taking advantage of the many amenities at GHR such as the dirt jump track out in the backyard, the nearby beaches and water sports equipment rentals, and the delicious offerings at their bar and restaurant. You will be on your own for dinner tonight as our guides and shuttle trucks get prepped for the road trip ahead. Get yourself prepped tonight too!
Today will be a super fun all-mountain shuttle day while en-route to Rossland BC. After another breakfast at GHR we'll load up and get ready to head out for 5 days of riding and road trippin' through the Kootanays! You'll meet another member of our team this morning, our cook, who will be providing trip support and cooking most of our meals over the next five days. A quick half hour drive will see us to the Galena Bay Ferry crossing followed by another 30 minutes to our first riding destination of the day: the Box Lake Trails just outside of the Village of Nakusp. These trails are fast, fun and flowy, filled with small jumps, berms and wooden features sure to get your adrenaline going! We'll do a couple of quick laps here before heading to New Denver to ride two huge AM shuttle trails passing through old silver mining remnants and ghost towns near Idaho Peak. We'll have a tailgate lunch in the mountains today and we'll finish our last ride by rolling right to the beach for cold drinks and snacks before finishing the rest of the drive to Rossland. We'll have dinner out in Rossland tonight (not incl.) while our cook gets meals prepared for tomorrow's big day and for our upcoming trip to the backcountry. We'll be staying at The Red Shutter Inn tonight located nearby Red Mountain Resort.
Fuel up on a delicious and hearty prepared breakfast then grab a packed lunch and some energy snacks to go, today is going to be a big one! We'll load into the shuttle and head up to the summit of the Nancy Green Pass to start our day of riding the IMBA Epic, Seven Summits Trail! This is a ride that every advanced rider should experience at least once in their lifetime! You might want to do some pre-trip training to make sure you're ready for this full day ride totalling 36km point to point with just over 3800 feet of climbing and 6500 feet of descending! Our shuttle truck will be waiting at the bottom with a satisfying cold beverage and then we'll head back to the Red Shutter Inn for après snacks followed by our first dinner prepared by our own wonderful chef!
After a relaxing morning and another delicious breakfast we'll load up and say goodbye to Rossland. Today we're heading deep into the backcountry of the Monashee Mountains to spend two incredible nights in the alpine at Sol Mountain Lodge! We'll spend the morning travelling through rugged 4x4 backroads and crossing ferries in the middle of nowhere before arriving at our destination. We'll unload, check out the lodge, have some lunch and then hit the trails! Sol Mountain Lodge is home to over 25km's of exclusive private alpine trails heading out in all directions right from the front door of the lodge! After our ride we'll head back to the lodge for some après snacks and drinks and we'll enjoy another delicious chef prepared dinner before taking in a beautiful alpine sunset!
Wake up in the mountains today and take in the views! After breakfast we'll do a warm up spin on the trails descending from the lodge before returning to grab a packed lunch and head up high into the alpine. We'll ride right to the top of the Ridge Trail before descending back down some truly unique rockslab freeride trails. Check out the Sol Mtn. Trail Map here. The option is yours from here: cruise back down to the lodge for some après snacks or keep riding until you run out of energy (or daylight)! The riding options around here are pretty much endless and we know all of the best lines! Enjoy another delicious dinner tonight and then, if conditions allow, we'll enjoy drinks around a campfire and celebrate into the night!
After another beautiful morning and breakfast in the mountains it's time to pack up and say goodbye to Sol. We'll load up and tackle the 2 hour drive back towards Revelstoke with today's riding destination being the world class Mt. Macpherson Trail Network. We'll have a tailgate lunch and then get dropped at the far end of the trails, gradually working our way back and linking up all of the best trails along the way. We'll finish our ride by rolling right to the Big Eddy Pub, a classic Revelstoke hangout for some après snacks (Not incl.) and drinks. From here we'll load up and bring you back to Glacier House Resort for another night of comfy accommodation. Stay in tonight and catch up on some rest or join your guides for dinner in town at one of our favourite restaurants (Not incl.)
Get ready for another amazing day today! Fuel up on continental breakfast at GHR and then we'll pick you up and head out to ride the Keystone Standard Basin Trail, our favourite trail ever! We'll travel 50km's north of Revelstoke, to pretty much the middle of nowhere to ride this incredible big mountain trail. Huge mountain peaks, massive glaciers and alpine waterfalls surround us in all directions on this world renowned trail! We'll have lunch at the Keystone Cabin, our halfway point in the day, before tackling the trail in reverse and enjoying cold drinks and après snacks back at the truck. We'll cool off with a quick dip in Lake Revelstoke before driving back to town and back to GHR. You're invited to join us for one final dinner out in Revelstoke (Not incl.)
Breakfast and goodbyes... until next time!