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Freeride: riding on natural terrain without a set course, goals or rules. (Wikipedia) Freeride was born in British Columbia, Canada - child of Mt. Fromme, Squamish and Whistler. This is the perfect place for a tour through freeride history. Start in North Vancouver riding the infamous trails of Mt Fromme. Head north to Squamish for high country singletrack and some classic 'Gold.' Spend two days in Whistler riding mountain bike mecca. Ferry to the Sunshine Coast to discover the newest dirt destination: Coast Gravity Park. Set in the spectacular peaks of one of the most supernaturally beautiful places in the world, this 6 day tour will leave you breathless. In more ways than one.
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Meet in Seattle (bring your passport!) Shuttle up to North Vancouver for a warm-up initiation ride.
Meet us in Seattle. Hop in the van for a shuttle across the border to North Vancouver, British Columbia. After a bike-and-armor fitting, head to the skills park for a short warm-up ride. Hand up the helmet and head for the pub. Review the week to come over a feast overlooking Vancouver Harbour. Sleep soundly tonight in your room at the waterfront boutique Lonsdale Quay Hotel.
Ride North Vancouver's Mt. Fromme - the birthplace of freeride. Stay another night at the Lonsdale Quay, overlooking Vancouver Harbor.
After a proper breakfast and plenty of coffee, head up Mountain Highway to Mt. Fromme, birthplace of freeride. Visit some of the most iconic trails in the world. Look down lines the very best riders in the world have braved (and most likely take the go-around.) Climb up the 7 Switchbacks, then decide how to get down again. There are options here for everyone. Once out of the woods for some lunch, you'll know how growing up with this in your backyard breeds the finest riders in the world. Want more? Thereís more. Ready for a little rest? No problem. We have plenty of time. Stay another night at the Lonsdale Quay.
Explore Squamish's dream rides in the shadow of Garibaldi. Head to Whistler, B.C. for a 3-night stay at the greatest mountain bike park in the Northwest.
Hit the road after breakfast. Next stop: Squamish. This amazing town at the head of Howe Sound sits at the foot of Stawamus Chief Mountain, a granite dome that is a 2000-vertical-foot rock climber's dream. Ride singletrack from low dense forest to lunch at a high mountain lake. Challenge yourself on Another Man's Gold - or one of the other trails. Pack it up and head to Whistler for a big dinner and a 3-night stay at the foot of the greatest mountain bike park in the Northwest.
Whistle while you...Whistler.
Roll over to the lift first thing for a day of riding at Whistler. Whistler offers trails to satisfy every single type of mountain biker. See all those glowing people walking around with perma-grin? You'll be one by lunchtime. Your skills will improve from riding here: it just happens. Ride all morning. Grab a burger on the patio. Ride more - until you canít hold on the bars. Then head back down for drinks, dinner, bed and recovery.
Ride the lift, the trails, or world-class singletrack off the grid. Sip and grin right into the night.
Head back to the lift this morning. Or hit some of the world class singletrack not accessible via lift. Feast on another amazing dinner full of grins and stories. Into nightlife? Whistler has plenty. Itís likely the nights here could go late.
Hop a ferry from Howe Sound to the Sunshine Coast. Ride B.C.'s newest bike park: Coast Gravity Park. Stay at the Painted Boat Resort Spa & Marina.
Head south to Howe Sound this morning. Hop aboard a ferry to the Sunshine Coast. Ride the brand-new Coast Gravity Park, British Columbia's newest bike park. There's something for everyone, but with a different flavor from Whistler. Carve every corner you can hold on for. Enjoy another terrific dinner and stay right on the water for an amazing last night together.
Time for one last singletrack ride, a farewell and a ferry back toward home.
This last morning on the B.C. dirt, ride a special singletrack to a farewell ceremony. Head to the ferry and back home with a badge of honor and stories that will last a lifetime.
As an optional extra, a person traveling solo on any inn-to-inn trip may reserve a room for his or her exclusive use. This will guarantee you a private room and private bath every night. Unlike other tour companies, if you're willing to share a room, there is no extra charge for coming solo, no matter when you sign up for the tour - even if you wind up with a private room by default.