Mountain Biking Tours in Whistler

Whistler | British Columbia
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Top three reasons to go mountain biking in Whistler

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    Terrain that satisfies the cravings of riders of all abilities

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    Hard to find a place where you can have more fun on two wheels

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    Perfectly manicured trails, machine-built jumps, and long riding season

Whistler is considered the crème de la crème for mountain biking in Canada. With nearly 200 miles of trails, the extensive network is full of fast-flowing downhills, challenging cross-country, and rocky, rooty tech lines that get your brain working. But it’s far more than just hardcore biking! If you’ve been wanting to replace the asphalt road with flowy trails and dirt roads, Whistler is an ideal place to start your MTB journey—there are plenty of smooth beginner-friendly trails for first timers and little ones. If you’re ready for the jelly legs, find out why Whistler is a world-class MTB destination and the best place on Earth for mountain bikers!

Season

May through October

Nearest city

Vancouver, BC is 2 hours away

Duration

1 day

Skill level

Beginner to advanced

Itineraries

Choose how you spend your day

Half-Day of Private Mountain Biking

Half-day

Take a break from your regular routine and head to Whistler’s woods for a few hours. With every type of trail you can imagine, your guide will help you customize this adventure to your expectations. Whether you’re a beginner looking to feel what it’s like off-road or you’re itching to shred, a half-day of mountain biking is sure to clear your mind. Discover the best singletracks at your own pace—let your guide tailor the trip to your liking and objectives! 

Full Day of Private Mountain Biking

Full-day

Acclaimed as a mountain biking haven, the Whistler area offers countless trails for you to explore—discover the best singletracks with a full-day tour at your own pace. Flow through smooth, beginner-friendly trails, push your endurance on cross-country trails, or test your technical skills on rocks-and-roots-heavy trails. Let your knowledgeable guides help you work on your technique, all the while introducing you to Whistler, its nature, geology, and history!

Full Day of Advanced Mountain Biking

Full-day

Devote a full day to exploring the best spots in the Sea-to-Sky Corridor in BC. With countless challenging trails to explore, test your skills on a wide variety of terrain. Your guide will help you add some new skills or tricks to your mountain biking game, and you’ll also be enjoying scenic views of mountain lakes and viewpoints along the way!

3-Hour Learn to Mountain Bike Course

3 hours

If you had any reservations about trying out mountain biking, consider this your sign. With plentiful beginner-friendly singletrack in Whistler, you’ll very quickly get the hang of it. Join your experienced guide on a half-day course and once you experience the mixture of thrill, challenge, and exploration of BC’s mountains and forests, you’ll only want more!

Reviews

Reviews (4)

Laura C about Whistler Eco Tours on TripAdvisor

Had a great experience getting a mountain bike lesson and trail ride with Whistler Eco Tours – would highly recommend! My husband and I did as a fun date and had never been mountain biking before.

Joe Croxon about Rising Sun Guides on Google Review

Can’t fault these guys in their presentation, professionalism and knowledge. Would definitely recommend.

Lana L about Whistler Eco Tours on TripAdvisor

Took Learn to Mountain Bike Guided tour and couldn’t have asked for more. Andrew and the rest of the staff were very thoughtful. Day looked a bit rainy so they offered rain ponchos, bottled water and padded seat cushions because I was sore from riding the day before in addition to the bikes and helmets. Luckily the weather improved as we rode and Andrew gave us some tips and practice before we took the Valley trail to Alta lake and Nita lake. He pointed out some sights, giving a bit of local history and asked if we wanted more riding or commentary. He was really patient and a wonderful guide, balancing the needs between me (rusty basic skills) and my 17 year old (a good BMX rider). Wished I had taken some photos but then, again it was just nice to concentrate on the skills Andrew taught and to enjoy the sights. Thanks Andrew.

Sandra Karason about Whistler Eco Tours on Google Review

Excellent experience!! WET staff was wonderful!! They were very experienced, and knowledgeable and made a new experience a lot of fun!!

Things to know

Things 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 traveling 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’s included?

What you get on this adventure:

    • An experienced MTB guide with extensive local knowledge of the area
    • Half or full-day of mountain biking depending on your itinerary
    • Bike rental for private mountain biking tours (feel free to bring your own bike and other equipment)
    • Helmet, bike lock, trail map
    • Transportation to and from the hotel for the private tours

What’s not included?

    • Transportation to and from the hotel for the guided, group tours
    • Accommodation
    • Meals and snacks

Bike rental for full-day of advanced mountain biking tours (possible to rent through partners — assistance and discount rates available)

How fit do I need to be?

In order to join a mountain biking tour in Whistler, you will need to be able to pedal at least for three hours or more if you choose a full/day option. Although some tours are beginner-friendly, you need to 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. 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’ve never mountain biked before?

Mountain biking tours in Whistler are beginner friendly, so no prior mountain biking experience is necessary. Nevertheless, all riders, regardless of age or height, must be capable of operating hand brakes and shifting gears. A guide will explain the different mountain bike techniques and body positions to get you feeling comfortable on the trail. 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 about required equipment?

Here’s what you’ll need:

    • Sneakers or sport shoes
    • Breathable outside layer or jacket
    • Bike tights and biking shorts
    • A riding jersey or t-shirt
    • Windbreaker or light jacket
    • Breathable socks.
    • Sunglasses
    • Water bottle or hydration bladder
    • Daypack with snacks 
    • Biking gloves — optional
    • Hat or bandana
    • 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 private mountain biking, the max client-to-guide ratio is 8:1. 
    • For the advanced mountain biking tours, the max client-to-guide ratio is 5:1.
    • Learn to Bike Course is a group tour with a maximum of 8 clients per guide.
    • It takes a minimum of 2 participants for these tours to run.

Min. age requirements:

    • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go. 
    • Minors younger than 18 joining the tour must be in the presence of a legal guardian.
    • For the advanced mountain biking tours, the minimum age requirement is 12 years old. If your group has minors over the age of 12, they need to be in the presence of a legal guardian.
    • Children under 12 can join only private tours and they receive a 30% discount off the adult rates. Children under 3 can join private tours free of charge.

If your group has bikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

Getting there and meeting location

To get to Whistler, most people fly into Vancouver International Airport. From there, there’s a two-hour drive to Whistler, either with a car or a shuttle service.

For the half-day tours and the full-day private mountain biking tour, you’ll meet your guide at the guide’s office at Delta Whistler Village Suites. Make sure to arrive 15 minutes prior to departure.

For the full-day advanced mountain biking tour, your guide will meet you at your accommodation, unless otherwise organized. Transportation to and from the trail is included.

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