• Price:
    $130 per person
    Price based on 2 person minimum joining the tour
  • Ride Type:
    Cross-country/All mountain single track in the valley near our base
  • Duration:
    1/2 Day
  • Distance:
    ~15 - 20 kms
  • Daily Ride Time:
    3-4 hours
  • MTB Skill Rating
    Advanced Novice to Intermediate
  • Fitness Rating
    Level 1 or 2
  • Dates:
    Choose your own dates

Trip Introduction:

After meeting your guide/s you will pedal from our base and spend an awesome half day exploring some local single-track treasures in the surrounding valley.

You can expect to experience and ride trails that are typically sandy and dry. There will be some short uphill pedals and flatter sections of trail, but you are rewarded with some nice rolling sections of single track after them through sparsely spaced forest. Be prepared for the usual trail hazards, roots and rocks, and some opportunities to take in the views of the surrounding valley and mountains.

Pre-trip Information:

Tour includes:

  • Vehicle shuttle as required to end the tour
  • An experienced, friendly and professional mountain bike guide
  • A half day of riding at times challenging – but always fun – single track in the valley near our base of operations
  • Memories and stories to last a lifetime

Essential Items – see picture here

A 20 litre pack at minimum as you need to carry the items below:

  • A personal facemask
  • Your personal lunch and/or snacks (not provided by Tyax Adventures)
  •  2 to 3 litres of water for the day
  •  Typical trail side repair tools, a spare tube, any bike specific spare parts – such as a 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

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 trip 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.

Frequently Asked Trip Questions:

Yes, so come prepared to do so with a suitably sized backpack-recommend a 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 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.

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

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.