• Price:
    $875 per person with return Whistler flights
    Price is based on a minimum 4 people; maximum group size is 10
  • Ride Type:
    Cross-country/All mountain backcountry single track
  • Duration:
    Single day
  • Distance:
    ~25 km / 40 km
    • ~40km of single track when starting guided ride from Warner Lake.
    • ~25km of single track when starting guided ride from Spruce Lake.
  • Daily Ride Time:
    5-7 hours
  • MTB Skill Rating
    Intermediate to Advanced
  • Fitness Rating
    Level 2 or 3
  • Dates:
    Choose your own dates. Let us know and we will check our availability.

Trip Introduction/Sample Itinerary:

This incredible single day guided adventure begins with a floatplane pick-up at Green Lake, Whistler. From here your group will be flown directly to the stunning and remote Warner Lake*, at an elevation of 1,850m.

From Warner Lake your group will ride approximately 40 kms of rolling, and at times technical, single-track along the Gun Creek Trail back to the valley.

You can expect to ride past the glacier fed Trigger and Hummingbird lakes, through grasslands and alpine meadows that are dotted with beautiful aspen groves and wildflowers (if they are in bloom), along rocky sections of trail that have some mild exposure and spectacular valley views, and next to the trails namesake – Gun Creek.

There are short to moderate uphill sections over the day, but you are rewarded with some nice generally rolling sections of trail after them.

Once back in the valley, you will be picked up by Tyax Adventures and driven back to our base. Where once again you will load into our float plane for your approximately 30-minute flight back to Whistler.

*Option to fly Whistler to Spruce Lake to start the guided ride if weather does not permit landing at Warner Lake, or if the group and/or guide choose to do so. For a description of what the day would look like if starting the guided ride from Spruce Lake, please click here.

Pre-trip Information:

Tour includes:

  • Return Whistler flights.
  • An experienced, friendly and professional mountain bike guide.
  • A full day of riding remote, at time challenging – but always fun- single track.
  • A delicious and nutritious packed lunch for your day on the trails. Let us know if you have any allergies,/dietary requirements as we’re happy to cater for these.
  • A Shuttle back to our base at the end of our ride for return flight.
  • 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
  • Lunch and snacks provided by Tyax Adventures
  •  2 to 3 litres of water for the day (some opportunity to fill from creeks/streams)
  •  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
  •  Any additional backcountry items you ride with on a full day adventure at home

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

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 are considered backcountry and remote in nature. 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 ups and downs, combined with some flatter sections of trail-sandy in nature the closer you get to the valley,
  • 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,
  • If starting from Warner Lake – sections of somewhat technically challenging riding along the rocky shores of two alpine lakes, and across some rock slides. 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.
  • The usual trail hazards, such as roots and rocks.

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.