Mountain Biking Itinerary
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Fly from Vancouver to Prince George where you’ll be greeted by your Adventure Camp team in our private 15 passenger van with plenty of room for bikes and luggage. We’ll drive straight to Boer Mountain in Burns Lake, rated as one of the top three places to mountain bike in Canada! You can feel the excitement rising as we set up our tents around the beautiful Kager Lake. The afternoon is spent swimming, eating BBQ and drinking cold brews around a fire getting to know your biking buds for the next week!
Today is a big day, so enjoy your bacon and eggs outside in the sun before meeting Dave from the Burns Lake Mountain Bike Association (BLMBA). Dave lives and breathes mountain biking and Boer Mountain is his own personal mecca. He will be your guide for the day! Boer Mountain is recognized and heralded as one of the most progressive, sanctioned, and sustainable trail networks anywhere on the planet. And today, it is yours to explore. Shuttled downhill runs in the morning followed by an afternoon of cross-country over the 80km of trails will have your mind blown almost as much as the passion of the locals.
We reconvene around the fire that evening to share a meal, swapping stories of incredible jumps and epic fails. Finally crawl, exhausted and satisfied, into your tent for a well-deserved rest.
Another massive day today starting with a few more shuttled downhill laps on Boer Mountain. Hit that jump that you missed yesterday, or explore some new terrain. It’s your vacation, it’s your choice! The best thing about camping at Kager Lake is that there is no travel time. The trails are right at your tent door!
By mid-morning, it is time to pack up and head out for the 1.5 hour drive to Smithers, where we check in to the Stork Nest Inn – and a hot shower! We take some lunch and relax a while before riding over to The Bluff Recreation Site. Only 5 minutes away from town, The Bluff is the perfect afternoon delight with trails of various skill levels and plenty of features.
Tonight we hit the town on Main St Smithers where there are almost more restaurants than there are people! Choose from Mexican, Japanese, Greek, steak, pub food and plenty more then just walk across to your hotel room to dream of tomorrow’s adventures.
The Smithers bike trails are split into three networks. Yesterday we explored the pedal-powered Bluff. Today we hit the downhill trails on upper and lower Hudson Bay Mountain. The upper mountain trails are a perfect mix of tech and flow, giving you the opportunity to jump a plane wreck or take on a trail with 98 jumps. The Ptarmigan trails on the lower mountain are fast and flowy with just the right amount of scary. We finish off with a lap of the Back Door, a truly epic trail from the top of the mountain down all the way to town with an altitude change of over a km and plenty of features to leave you wiped and happy.
Tonight we stay back at the Stork Nest Inn. We can relax and cook family-style or head back out to party on Main St.
Early breakfast of eggs, sausage, pancakes, fruit, toast and coffee today and we have a choice to make. Oh to be so spoiled by choice!! We have three excellent long backcountry trails at our feet.
Cronin Pass is a world-renowned trail in the Babines Mountain Provincial Park with amazing views and scenery including glaciers and goats.
Maroon Mountain is a steep alpine trail to old mining claims. The steep ascent is rewarded by a long traverse around the mountain to a small cold lake perfect for a swim.
Olive Creek is a multi-use trail in the Seven Sisters Provincial Park. It offers one of the fastest and most open downhill rides in the Terrace area. There are stunning views and you can swim in the lakes near the top.
We win either way and crash that night at the Skeena River Guesthouse in Terrace.
We wake up fresh to explore the two trail networks in Terrace. We can ride straight from the hotel to Terrace Mountain to take on the Flathead Loop, a technical climb rewarded with superb views and a challenging descent.
After lunch, we take the shuttle to explore the steep and deep downhill trails of Copper Mountain.
Tonight we stay back at the Skeena Riverhouse where we join in a family style dinner to reminisce and say farewell.
Stiff, sore, satisfied and surrounded by new friends. That is how we end our week. You will be missed – until next time!!