May through September
Vancouver, BC is 1.5 hours away
Beginner to advanced
Everywhere you look in Whistler, you’ll find the perfect trail
Whistler, BC is home to IMBA Epics, a dedicated mountain biking community, and, of course, more terrain and enough trails to keep you busy for a lifetime. You’ll find something for everyone: smooth beginner-friendly trails for new and young riders, cross-country trails that will push your endurance, and rock-and-root-heavy trails to test your technical skills. It’s a world-class destination for trails enthusiasts looking for big rides on an even bigger scale. The Whistler Mountain Bike Park alone has five separate zones, including a pump track. Surely it’s reason enough for an escape to the mountains. What are you waiting for?
Most Popular Itineraries
Full-Day Mountain Biking Tour
Spend a day outside the park and discover the singletrack that makes Whistler the global destination that it is! Tailor your day with your guide and ride the classics through dense forests, past towering mountains and through mellow valleys. Let the experts show you hidden gems for all fitness and skill levels which are found only on the Whistler trails!
Half-Day Mountain Biking Tour
Sometimes even diehard MTBers need to stop and smell the proverbial roses. A half-day is perfect if you’re looking for a quick and satisfying ride tailored to your skills and energy. You’ll head out on a network of the best mountain biking trails on the planet. There is no better and quicker way to experience the mountain biking adrenaline than an adrenaline-fuelled half-day in Whistler!
Things you need to know
Covid measures in Whistler
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 Whistler, please refer to the Tourism Whistler 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 on this adventure:
- An experienced MTB guide with extensive local knowledge of the area
- Helmet and hydration pack
What’s not included?
- Bikes — can be rented from the guide
- Transportation to Whistler
How fit do I need to be?
You will need to be able to bike between two 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. Keep in mind, opting for the full day option means more biking, which is strenuous even if you stay on beginner level trails.
What if I never mountain biked before?
As long as you pedal on two wheels, you can book this adventure. 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
- A rain jacket or shell in case of bad weather
- 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
- Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
What can I expect from 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?
For this adventure, the max client to guide ratio is 5:1.
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 Whistler can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.
What is the minimum age requirement?
- Anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to book this course.
- Children as young as 10 are able to go on trips with a legal guardian. That said, if you have a young rider strong enough to handle sustained climbs (either riding or walking their bike) of hundreds of feet, and rough terrain, then they may be able to participate on a case-by-case basis.
- 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.
Do I need an insurance policy?
We highly recommended that you cover all your bases with both emergency medical and travel insurance. With medical insurance, if you have an accident or medical emergency on or off the mountain, you’ll avoid paying out of pocket for costly expenses. This covers everything from hospital treatments to emergency air transportation and more.
If you need assistance selecting the right insurance for your group, let us know and we will be happy to help!
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 Flexible Cancellation Policy, which states:
If Client cancels the Booking anytime prior to fourteen (14) calendar days in advance of the trip contemplated by the booking, Client is entitled to a full refund. For cancellations seven (7) to thirteen (13) calendar days in advance, Client is entitled to a credit with that Guide for another identical or substantially similar Booking, or a full refund, minus a One Hundred-Fifty Dollar ($150) reservation fee. For cancellations one to six calendar days in advance, Client is entitled to a full refund, minus a One Hundred-Fifty Dollar ($150) reservation fee. For cancellations anytime less than 25 hours 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
To get to Whistler, most people fly into Vancouver International Airport. From there, you can rent a car or take a shuttle service the hour and a half north to Whistler.
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. From there, you’ll head to your tour. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and ability of the group.