The West Coast of British Columbia has the best mountain biking the world has to offer, starting from the North shore of Vancouver and heading North along Highway 99 to Squamish, on to to the world renowned Whistler and right through to Pemberton. This is collectively known as the Sea-to-Sky corridor.
Each area has a mass of cross country riding (XC) but to most of the world this is not the same as XC racing this is ‘All mountain’ (AM) or ‘Enduro’ riding but here on the West coast this is Mountain biking at its best.
Looming large old growth rain forests, huge granite slabs and some of the thickest deepest loam on Earth! Here at Bear Back Biking we can show you the best so you get the most out of your time on the bike, no need to be worried about map reading or navigating, our guides show you the goods so all you have to do is pedal and smile!
Our professional guides and coaches are first aid trained and our management are trained in the outdoor emergency care first aid program (ski patrol level certification).
All guides are experienced mountain bike guides and have undertaken various coaching courses with vast experienced in guiding guests in the mountain environment.
All our staff completely understand and respect the responsibility that we have towards you.
Why use a guide?A guide is able to understand your needs as a rider and can quickly determine which is the best area for you to ride in. They will pick a few trails to suit your ability always selecting trails that will work well in the current weather conditions. A guide is able to recognize parts of your riding that are holding you back and can change route to boost your confidence or can decide to use another trail so you get more riding from your day. Buying (or Having) just a map is unable to do any of these things!
Good guiding is very underrated - although finding good guides is often tricky.Self guiding is great and very rewarding when a ride comes together. But spending your one opportunity or a whole week of your holiday choosing the wrong trails and missing the best bits that a good guide would have shown you can be frustrating. We know it's worth its weight in gold to have a guide for just one day (or 'day one') of your trip as this will impart far superior local knowledge in every aspect of the area, lay of the land, location of different trails, what to avoid due to conditions or rider ability and of course the 'must rides'! Our guides live for biking and have a knowledge of the surrounding area exceeding many others.
We strongly believe in offering exclusive guided trips. This is so you, our guest, are getting the full attention from your guide and so your guide is the right person for the job, selecting the correct route with alternative options.
We will avoid pairing up different levels of fitness and skill levels together so our guests get the most out of their day and have the best experience possible meaning that each trip has its own guide. However if you are all in a group together and understand each others needs and abilities we have no problem accommodating this.
As our base location is in Whistler we offer half day and full day guided trips from the resort.
Whistler Offers everything from scenic and informative cruises for novice riders looking to tour the valley in a safe and predominately paved trail environment to introductions into West Coast technical riding for progressing riders as well as seasoned experts looking to cover the same kind of terrain that elite riders on the Enduro World Series would race.
All Mountain day trips:
We offer All Mountain (AM) day trips leaving from Whistler providing you with transport and a guide to explore Squamish, the North Shore or Pemberton to experience another vast network of BC's ‘XC’ trails all with there own individual characteristics.
Squamish DH shuttling & guiding:
We also offer a Squamish DH day leaving from Whistler and shuttling in the Diamond head area of Squamish, this consists of 3hours of shuttling, a guide and transport from Whistler to and from Squamish.
On location guiding:
Riders not requiring vehicular or logistical support, but would prefer the service of a guide to maximise their on trail experience can book a guide only.
Our half day and full day guiding trips are also available on the North Shore, Squamish and Pemberton starting from their respective locations.
Rainbow - Heli-Biking:
Superb vistas over Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, a wicked adrenaline buzz from a "hot" heli unload and an unforgettable descent. More info here.
Coming soon!! But for a sneak peak we will be offering a multi-day Sea-to-Sky trip and a Sunshine Coast trip.