Top reasons to go mountain biking in Squamish
Over 300 kilometres of trails with every possible kind of riding
Epic trails featuring rock slabs, deep loam, and amazing flow
Perfect combo of natural wilderness flow and trail building creativity
Situated halfway between Vancouver and Whistler sits the beautiful Squamish, an outdoor-loving community of adventure-seekers. It’s considered by many to have the best wild terrain around, and with hundreds of fun, creative and challenging trails to explore, there’s something for everyone. Legendary local trails like Half Nelson and Rupert are mainstays for any visiting rider, but there are other treats begging to be discovered like Entrails and Crouching Squirrel, Hidden Monkey, and the instant classic, Pamplemousse. Chances are there’ll be something bigger and better by the time you get there — that’s how quickly the community rallies, builds and maintains their beloved terrain. After a day or two here, you’ll be hooked and think about extending your visit! Find out more about how you can spend 57 hours in Squamish from a local Squamish enthusiast!
May through September
Squamish is a one-hour drive from Vancouver, B.C.
Intermediate to advanced
Choose how you spend your day
Full-Day Mountain Biking Tour
Gear up for a day of exploring some of the best trails over two distinct networks and experience the unbelievable wild terrain Squamish is known for. This private 6-hour tour is customized to your riding level and fitness. For technical riders, there’s enough roots, rocks, slab, chutes and loam to keep you on your toes, and the flow is fun and fast. Discover exciting and flowy trails in the Sea to Sky Corridor, and let your guide tailor the day to your wishes — choose XC ride, Trail ride or Enduro, and enjoy your day of epic mountain biking!
Prerequisite: This tour is best suited for intermediate to advanced technical riders, who are comfortable with plenty of climbing.
The Total Singletrack Experience Tour
Combine trails in Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton, and the Sunshine Coast, pick the style of ride you are looking for, and let your guides make your dreams a reality! There is a lifetime of incredible trails in the B.C. area waiting to be explored! Join certified local riders on this epic tour of the best trails in British Columbia and let them customize the perfect ride for you and your group! Shred with the best and advance your MTB skills while your guides ensure safety and tons of adrenaline-fueled fun!
Prerequisite: This tour is best suited for intermediate to advanced technical riders.
Things to know
Covid measures in Squamish
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re travelling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Squamish, B.C., please refer to the official COVID-19 updates by the British Columbia.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!
This is what you get on this adventure:
- A certified MTB guide with extensive local knowledge of the area
- A full-day of riding a mountain bike
- High Performance Dual Suspension Trail Bike rental
- Water Bottle
- Energy Bar
- Accidental Damage Protection (ADP) — covers the bike for any accidental damage incurred during your tour
- Transport from the guide’s Whistler storefront to the trailhead
What’s not included:
- Meals and snacks
How fit do I need to be?
You will need to be able to pedal for at least six hours. Even the easy tours require that riders be fit enough to pedal up some rising terrain. After booking, your guide will determine the group’s skill level and capabilities and cater the day to your specific abilities. This private tour is best for intermediate to advanced technical riders comfortable with plenty of climbing.
What if I never mountain biked before?
To book this adventure, all riders, regardless of age or height, must be capable of operating hand brakes and shifting gears. This private tour is best for intermediate to advanced technical riders comfortable with plenty of climbing. Still, your guide will explain some mountain bike techniques and body positions to get you feeling comfortable on the trail. Once you finally get the hang of trail riding, you will only want more!
What about required equipment?
- Sneakers or sport shoes
- Breathable outside layer or jacket
- Bike tights
- Biking shorts
- A riding jersey or t-shirt
- Windbreaker or light jacket
- Two pairs of breathable socks.
- Sneakers or sport shoes
- Water bottle or hydration bladder
- Daypack with snacks
- Biking gloves are optional but recommended
- Bike repair kit
- Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
Wear comfortable riding or athletic clothing, preferably moisture wicking or synthetic material. Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season.
Group sizes and age requirements
Group sizes and prices:
- For this adventure, the max client to guide ratio is 4:1.
- All the tours are private and cost is per person.
- The cost per person decreases as the group grows, so it’s the perfect opportunity to go mountain biking with friends and family.
- Mountain biking in Squamish can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.
Min. age requirements:
- If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
If your group has climbers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
Getting there and meeting location
To get to Squamish, most people fly into Vancouver International Airport (YVR) just an hour away. From there, you can take a taxi or rent a car. There is also a direct bus departing from Vancouver International Airport and arriving at Squamish Adventure Centre.
Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet, usually at your accommodation or the guide shop in Whistler. From there, you’ll depart for Squamish. Tours depart each day at 10 am. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and ability of the group.