May through September
Squamish is a one-hour drive from Vancouver, B.C.
Half-day to full-day
All skill levels welcome
Discover world-class riding on epic wild terrain
Situated halfway between Vancouver and Whistler, Squamish is 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!
Most Popular Itineraries
Full-Day Mountain Biking Tour
Gear up for a day of exploring eight to twelve trails over two distinct networks and experience the unbelievable wild terrain Squamish is known for. 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. End the day with a dip in a glacial lake!
Half-Day Mountain Biking Tour
A half day of mountain biking in Squamish is the perfect intro to the area’s incredible trail network. Explore four to six trails depending on the skill level of your group, taking in stunning views while experiencing some of the best singletrack in Canada.
Things you need 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, please refer the BC Centre for Disease Control website.
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!
What you get in this adventure:
- An experienced, local MTB guide with extensive knowledge of the area
- Transportation to the trailhead (shuttle lap add-on available)
- Vegetarian lunch for full-day adventures
What’s not included:
- Mountain bikes and helmets available for half and full-day rentals (e-bikes also available)
How fit do I need to be?
You will need to be able to bike between three and six hours, depending on the itinerary you choose. After booking, your guide will determine the group’s skill level and capabilities and cater the day to your specific abilities. Whether you’re looking for something mellow or the ultimate physical challenge, it can all be found in Squamish.
What if I never mountain biked before?
As long as you pedal on two wheels, you can book this adventure. There are trails for every level of mountain biker in Squamish — from family friendly to advanced technical trails. A guide will explain the different mountain bike techniques and body positions to get you feeling comfortable on the trial. You will progress at a level that is consistent with your comfort. Once you finally get the hang of trail riding, you will only want more!
What do I need to bring?
- Wear comfortable riding or athletic clothing, preferably moisture wicking or synthetic material
- Sneakers or sport shoes
- Breathable outside layer or jacket
- Plenty of water, water bottle or hydration bladder
- Daypack with snacks
- Biking gloves are optional but recommended
What can I expect from mountain biking with a guide?
One of the reasons why mountain biking is so popular is the rush of adrenaline it sends through your veins. Sure, danger is part of the appeal, but you’ll want to avoid any unnecessary risks by hiring a guide. They’ll make sure you enjoy the ride and feel safe while doing it. There is no road map or GPS technology out there that’s as good as having an experienced local guide to lead the way while mastering unfamiliar trails. There’s always more to see, and your guides know just where to go to find it!
Why should I book with 57hours?
With us, it’s all play and no work for you! 57hours is an open platform that connects you with trained and certified outdoor adventure professionals all over the world. Using our tech-savvy, we make it super easy to find and book adventures worth tackling, with guides worth booking, all gathered from the first-hand experiences of the locals who adventure in these amazing locations.
What about group sizes and pricing?
- Only small group adventures are run to ensure that everyone has the best experience possible and doesn’t get lost in the crowd. Depending on your group size, you may have more than one guide.
- Prices do decrease as your group grows, making it the perfect opportunity to mountain bike with family and friends!
What is the minimum age requirement?
There are no minimum age requirements to mountain bike in Squamish, you just need to be able to pedal on two wheels! However, if your party has minors younger than 18 years old, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
What about bad weather?
Tours are scheduled to fit with the seasons and ideal cycling conditions. When the weather does not cooperate, your guide will know the correct course of action to take. Whether that’s shifting to a more favorable location or postponing until conditions approve, your guide will know just what to do. In the event of predictably bad weather, you will be contacted prior to the trip to discuss suitable alternatives.
With 57hours, you benefit from both our own cancellation policy as well as that of the individual guiding service that delivers your adventure. All policies regarding cancellation will be clearly laid out by your guide after booking your adventure, but rest assured that our own cancellation policy will work on top of what is provided by your guide.
For this adventure, 57hours offers a Moderate Cancellation Policy, which states:
If Client cancels the Booking anytime prior to thirty (30) calendar days in advance of the trip contemplated by the booking, Client is entitled to a full refund. For cancellations fourteen (14) to twenty nine (29) calendar days in advance, Client is entitled to a refund in the amount of fifty percent (50%) of the total amount paid when Booking. For cancellations zero (0) to thirteen (13) days in advance, the Client is not entitled to any refund.
For more information on terms and conditions, please visit our Terms of Service page.
Getting there and meeting location
Squamish is a straight shot one hour north from Vancouver on the Sea to Sky Highway. Shuttle buses frequently run from Vancouver, but many people choose to rent a car in order to explore all the area has to offer.
You will meet your guide in Squamish. From there, your guide will provide transportation to and from the trail head.