• Price:
    $750 per person
    Price is based on 4 people
  • Ride Type:
    Valley and backcountry riding
    • A combination of riding trails around the local Tyaughton Lake and some single day backcountry single track exploring
  • MTB Skill Rating:
    Intermediate - Advanced
  • Fitness Rating:
    Level 2 or 3
  • Daily Ride Time:
    4 - 7 hours
  • Duration:
    3 Days of Riding
  • Dates:
    Choose your own dates

Trip Introduction:

This tour combines riding and exploring some of the best single track both around, and within a day’s ride from our base of operations. 3 consecutive days of awesome riding in the South Chilcotin mountains.

Day 1: Meet your guide/s and explore the local trails around our base of operations allowing yourself to become acquainted with the trails, and the type of riding you’ll be experiencing over the next three days

Day 2: Take a spectacular float plane flight from our base into a stunning alpine lake. From here you will ride a classic backcountry Chilcotin single track back to the valley over the course of the day

Day 3: Pedal from our base of operations, or a local trail head. Continuing to explore the trails in the area on another fun filled, full day guided ride. Potential to head into the alpine (guide will decide if skill and fitness level permit, based on previous days)

** Please note**

This tour requires you to find your own accommodation, see website recommendations for local accommodation. Additionally, day 2 and day 3 of riding may not happen in this order as they are subject to weather and availability.

Pre-Trip Information:

Guided Tour includes:

  • A half day riding on the valley trails around our base of operations, on the Tyaughton Lake trails
  • A full day ride that will begin with a floatplane flight from our base into an alpine lake
  • A full day ride without a flight start – pedal from our base or a local trail head
  • An experienced, friendly and professional mountain bike guide
  • A delicious and nutritious packed lunch for days 2 and 3 – bring your own on day 1
  • Vehicle shuttles as required
  • Stories and experiences that will last a lifetime

Essential Items – see picture here:

  • A personal facemask
  • A 20 litre pack at minimum as you need to carry the items below
  • Lunch, snacks, and electrolytes – bring your own lunch on Day 1, we will provide lunches on Days 2 and 3
  • 2 – 3 litres of water each day
  • Typical trail side repair tools, a spare tube, and any bike specific spare parts – such as a derailleur hanger
  • Personal medications necessary – including Tylenol and/or Ibuprofen
  • Light weight and packable jacket – ideally water proof/wind proof
  • Bear Spray and know how to use it (recommend 1 between 2 people)

Optional Items (if space and weight permits):

  • Phone or camera for photos
  • A small travel size bottle of sunscreen and/or bug spray if feel necessary

Here are a few added service offerings that can make your trip extra special! Please contact us to learn more about these custom opportunities.

Door to Door Flight Service:

We are happy to pick you up with our DeHavilland Beaver float plane from a destination near you, and fly you directly to our base of operations on the shores of Tyaughton Lake. Saving you come significant drive time and offering you the opportunity to fly over alpine meadows and lakes, and past ancient glaciers.

Return flights from locations such as Vancouver International Airport, Whistler, Seattle, Tofino… and many more, are available. Please visit our charter flight page – click here – for options and pricing.

Premium Performance Apparel:

We have partnered with 7mesh apparel and Osprey Packs to provide our guides and guests with some of the world’s most specifically and thoughtfully designed mountain bike apparel and backpacks available.

As premium performance brands we couldn’t think of better partners to help elevate our guests experience when it comes to mountain biking apparel and backpacks

Frequently Asked Trip Questions:

Yes, so come prepared to do so with a suitably sized backpack-recommend 20 litre pack as a minimum.

Yes. You must have a good amount of experience mountain biking and be a strong intermediate rider at minimum (see our self rating scale here).

Riders must be comfortable with changing gears, braking, mounting and dismounting their bike in uneven terrain.

Riders should have the ability to pedal and/or walk with their bike uphill for short to long periods of time, and they must be comfortable descending moderately technical downhill sections. Riders must be able to ride in control at all times.

The trails on day 2 and 3 can be considered backcountry in nature. The riding overall is cross-country/all mountain in style.

You can expect a mixture of the following, depending on the route ridden:

  • Rolling single track terrain made up of some ups and downs, combined with some flatter sections of trail,
  • Sections of trail that are sandy and soft,
  • Occasional short up hills that require a good base level of fitness, and a burst of effort to ride or a small hike-a-bike,
  • Sections of somewhat technically challenging trail, riding over roots and rocks. Requires good bike handling skills and good concentration,
  • Some short sections of single track that can be a little off camber and/or slightly exposed.

You will need only the usual biking essentials that you typically wear.

But please note some recommendations below regarding your helmet, bike shorts, biking shoes and body armor so that you come best prepared:

  • Full faced helmet is not recommended
  • Durable and comfortable mountain bike shorts. Lycra shorts are not practical for a backcountry experience.
  • Mountain bike specific shoes. Low cut, light weight cross country style mountain bike shoes are not recommended. Bring shoes that provide a good amount of ankle support, and that have a solid sole.
  • Body armor is not recommended. However, if you feel more confident wearing it you are welcome to pack it. You will be responsible for carrying it at all times.

We strongly recommend you bring a dual-suspension (fork at the front and shock in the rear) mountain bike designed for cross-country/all mountain trails that has hydraulic disk breaks, not V-Brakes. Downhill style bikes and fat bikes are not recommended.

Your bike should be well maintained and ideally recently serviced. The working condition of the brakes (including the amount of brake pads remaining), the shifting of gears, state of the tires, bolt tightness, cable housings, and derailleur alignment should all be good.