- A packed lunch and snacks for on the trails
- Vehicle shuttle as required to start or end the tour
- An experienced, friendly and professional mountain bike guide
- A full day of riding at times challenging – but always fun – single track
- Memories and stories to last a lifetime
What to bring/pack
You’ll need to bring:
Essential Items – see picture here
A 20-litre pack as you need to carry the items below:
- Lunch and snacks provided by Tyax Adventures
- 2 to 3 litres of water
- Typical trail side repair tools, a spare tube, any bike specific spare parts – such as derailleur hanger
- Personal medications necessary – including Tylenol and/or Ibuprofen
- Light weight and packable jacket that is ideally water proof/wind proof
- Bear Spray (we sell bear spray at our base of operations)
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
Customize Your Trip
Here are a few added service offerings that can make your trip extra special! Please contact us to learn more about these custom opportunities.
Accommodation at Tyax Lodge and Heliskiing
For those looking for a bit of luxury and indulgence, a night(s) at the lodge before or after your full day tour might be just what’s in order.
Despite the lodge being a completely separate business from us, Tyax Adventures, we can book nights there on your behalf if they have availability. Let us know if this interests you.
Price includes a complimentary buffet breakfast and full use of their facilities.
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 and Backpacks
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.
Tour Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to carry my own gear?
Yes, so come prepared to do so with a suitably sized backpack-recommend a 20-litre pack as a minimum.
Do I need prior mountain bike experience?
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 periods of time, and they must be comfortable descending moderately technical downhill sections that can be sandy.
Riders must be able to ride in control at all times.
What can I expect in terms of the riding offered on this tour?
The riding overall is cross-country/all mountain in style.
You can expect a mixture of the following:
- Rolling single track terrain made up of some sandy ups and downs, combined with some flatter sections of trail,
- Occasional short up hills that require a good base level of fitness, and a burst of effort to ride or a very small hike-a-bike
- Small sections of somewhat technically challenging riding over roots and rocks.
Requires good bike handling skills and good concentration,
- 30 to 45 minutes of hike-a-bike, and a gradual pedal up a slight incline for upwards of one hour, if choose to travel into the alpine (Camels Pass)
What is the right type of biking gear to wear on this tour?
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 armour so that you come best prepared:
- Full faced helmet is not recommended.
- Durable and comfortable mountain bike shorts.
- Mountain bike specific shoes.
- Body armour is not recommended.
What kind of bike should I have?
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 and in good working order.
If your bike is considered inappropriate (or unsafe) for your tour and the riding in the region, please be aware that you will be instructed to use and pay for a rental bike as an alternative.
Tyax Adventures does have a fleet of 2020 full suspension Norco Sight A3 for rent-pending availability. More details about our rental bikes and pricing click here. To secure a rental bike email us on email@example.com today.