Whistler Cross-Country Mountain Biking

  • XC, all-mountain, enduro, trail riding? Whistler’s trail network offers plenty for those who aren’t afraid to pedal.
  • Endless variety from the alpine to the rainforest with loamy turns, granite rock rolls, waterfalls and spectacular views
  • Spend weeks exploring the trails on enduro-specific rides that challenge and reward in equal measure
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Cross-Country Trails

Whistler has everything from easy green trails to endless technical ascents and descents through old-growth rainforest and alpine meadows. The trail network would not be possible without the Whistler Off Road Cycling Association (WORCA).


Trail Maps & Online Database

View our Cross-Country Bike Trail Map        showing local valley singletracks accessible via the valley trail.

View our Interactive Trail Map and Database showing cross-country and downhill trails around Whistler. Mobile-friendly version available.


Sea to Sky Trail

The Sea to Sky Trail is a non-motorized, multi-use trail currently under construction in the Whistler area. When complete, the 180 km trail will connect Sea to Sky communities from D'Arcy to Squamish. To learn more about the project and see which sections of the trail have been finished, please visit the project website.

Cross-Country Tours

Whistler offers fantastic cross-country riding that will have you adventuring through the forest and sharpening your skills in no time. If you are learning how to tackle the trails or simply want to explore the vast trails network around Whistler, there is a tour to satisfy your desire to get rolling.


Single Track Adventure

On our Single Track Adventure our professional guides will take you and your friends through Whistler’s vast network of trails tailoring the ride to your groups ability level. Our adventures are booked as private groups to ensure the best experience!

  • Available as Guide only or Guide and Rental packages
  • Rental bikes and gear are provided

Duration

  • 3 Hour Tour
    From 10:30am - 2:30pm
  • 6 Hour Tour
    From 10:30am - 4:30pm

Additional Info

  • Meeing Location:
    Premium Mountain Rental
    (Located next to the Crystal Lounge)
  • Group adventures require a minimum of two people
  • Private Adventures are designed for one person

Half Day Price (3 hours)

  • Guide Only
    $99 per person
    $179 solo
  • Guide & Rental
    $159 per person
    $230 solo

Full Day Price (6 hours)

  • Guide Only
    $139 per person
    $259 solo
  • Guide & Rental
    $245 per person
    $352 solo

Whistler Valley Tour (scenic ride)

Every bike guide is PMBI certified and carries a Wilderness First Aid Certificate. Whether you are looking to explore the scenic Valley Trail, or experience Whistler’s mountain bike trails, our guides will keep you safe and help you get the most out of your day biking.

Our Whistler Bike Tours depart from our bike rental store Gateway Bikes on a daily basis. To guarantee availability bookings must be made in advance, however feel free to call or pop in to the store if you want a last-minute tour.

Duration

  • 2.5 hours
    Starts at 9am

Price

  • $220 per group
    Max 6 people per group
  • Price does not include bike rentals

Whistler Mountain Bike Guided Tour

Available for all levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced)

Duration

  • 3 hours
    Starts at 9:30am

Price

  • $240 (per group)
    Max 6 people per group
  • Price does not include bike rentals

Valley Lakes Private Tour

Embark on a leisurely cycle along Whistler’s Valley Trail with one of our knowledgeable guides. Take in BC’s striking mountain landscape while you meander through lush forests, and visit the many pristine lakes dotted throughout the valley. Don’t forget your camera! Our guides know all the best lakeside locations to take in the stunning Whistler landscape. The Valley trail is 40km's of car-free, paved trails and boardwalk networks connecting Whistler's neighbourhoods, lakes, viewpoints and picnic spots.

You can explore more of the Valley trail with an electric assisted bike.

Valley Tours are booked as a private lesson.
Enjoy a tour to yourself or create you own private group of up to 4 friends/family - still only 1 price.
Add up to 2 more friends for only $65/person.
Bring your own bike or rent one of our fleet or try an E bike.

Duration

  • 2 hours
    Starts at 10am or 2pm

Dates

  • Daily: May 17 - October 7

Price

  • $149
  • Rental Bike (adult) $28
  • Rental Bike (child) $16
  • Rental Ebike (adult) $37
  • Rental Ebike (child) $22

 

Additional Info

Private tours include up to 4 people.
Trail fees are included.
Rentals available for an additional fee.
Guests register at the Whistler Gondola Guest Relations 1 hour prior to lesson.
Tours meet at the Bike Park Hut at the base of Whistler Mountain.

Cross Country/Enduro Private Tour

Spend the day exploring all that cross-country biking in Whistler has to offer.
With over 350km of trails to choose from our experienced guides will take the guesswork out of your day.
They will share their local knowledge, as well as tips and tricks to improve your riding.
From complete beginners, to expert riders, we know the perfect trail for you.

Cross Country Tours booked as a private lesson.
Enjoy a tour to yourself or create your own private group of up to 4 friends/family - still only 1 price.
Add up to 2 more friends for only $65/person.
Bring your own bike or rent one of our fleet of XC and Enduro bikes.

Duration

  • 3 hours
    Starts at 10am or 2pm

Dates

  • Daily: May 17 - October 7

Price

  • $299
  • Rental Enduro Bike $129
  • Rental XC Bike $53

 

Additional Info

Private tours include up to 4 people.
Trail fees are included.
Rentals can be picked up at Salomon Store rentals located at the base of The Pan Pacific Hotel.
Rentals includes bike, helmet, pads and gloves.
Guests that need to pick up rental gear should register at the Whistler Gondola Guest Relations half an hour before the lesson start time to ensure they are ready for the departure lesson times.
Tours meet at the Bike Park Hut at the base of Whistler Mountain.

Learn to Mountain Bike

Have you always wanted to venture beyond the pavement and explore single track trails?
Come and join one of our adventure guides as they introduce the skills needed to safely explore mountain biking terrain.
All skill levels are welcome.

Duration

  • 2 & 3 hours available
    Starts at 9am or 1pm

Difficulty

  • Easy - Moderate

Price

  • $120

 

Additional Info

Private Guided and Guided group tours available.

Single Track Tour

A custom built tour geared to your needs and your riding. Explore the trails that make this Valley famous.
Take full advantage of your riding time in Whistler by teaming up with an experienced guide who knows the area.

Tour Times

  • 11am and 1pm

Price

  • $139
    Includes a hemlet and rental bike

 

Additional Info

This tour runs a minimum of two hours but additional hours available at $69 per hour per group.
Meeting location: Cross Country Connection, located at Lost Lake PassivHaus.
7400 Fitzsimmons Road South.
Please show up early enough before your lesson to allow for getting your rental, signing forms and paying.
A helmet is also included.

 

Directions

From Whistler Village Square – walk north along the Valley Trail which follows Fitzimmons Creek downstream.
You'll be between the creek and the public parking lots, then pass under the bridge that is Lorimer Road.
The trail crosses a foot bridge to Lost Lake PassivHaus.
It should take you about 5-10 minutes.

Mountain Biking 101

Whether you're looking for an introduction to the basics, or the opportunity to enhance your riding skills on climbs, drops, structures and technical sections, the team at Cross Country Connection will get you riding with confidence.

It's about the fundamentals: weight distribution; ratcheting; wheel lifts; small drops and more. Your ability will improve along with your confidence!

All skills and tours include a helmet and rental bicycle.
We feature high quality rental bikes and PMBI certified guides.

Duration

  • 1.5 hours
    Starts at 11am or 1pm

Difficulty

  • Easy

Price

  • $139

 

Location

Cross Country Connection, located at Lost Lake PassivHaus. 7400 Fitzsimmons Road South. Please show up early enough before your lesson to allow for getting your rental, signing forms and paying. A helmet is also included.

 

Directions

From Whistler Village Square – walk north along the Valley Trail which follows Fitzimmons Creek downstream. You'll be between the creek and the public parking lots, then pass under the bridge that is Lorimer Road. The trail crosses a foot bridge to Lost Lake PassivHaus. It should take you about 5-10 minutes.

Lost Lake Park Tour

A 'must do' while in Whistler. Lost Lake Park is a bikers paradise. From easy rolling paths to West-Coast style trails, we'll show you all corners of these scenic Whistler highlights.
All skills and tours include helmets and rental bicycles.

Tour Times

  • Starts at 11am or 1pm

Difficulty

  • Easy-Moderate

Price

  • Single $139
  • Family (2 adults & 2 kids)$279

 

Location

Cross Country Connection, located at Lost Lake PassivHaus. 7400 Fitzsimmons Road South. Please show up early enough before your lesson to allow for getting your rental, signing forms and paying. A helmet is also included.

 

Directions

From Whistler Village Square – walk north along the Valley Trail which follows Fitzimmons Creek downstream. You'll be between the creek and the public parking lots, then pass under the bridge that is Lorimer Road. The trail crosses a foot bridge to Lost Lake PassivHaus. It should take you about 5-10 minutes.

Lessons can only be booked online 3+ days in advance. To book lessons within 3 days, please Call 1.800.944.7853 or visit our team at the Whistler Visitor Centre

Cross-Country Bike Rentals

Search below choose from the latest in cross-country bikes. Frame size may be determined upon pick-up.


Whistler Off Road Cycling Association (WORCA)

WORCA is the local non-profit group responsible for maintaining many of Whistler’s mountain bike trails to the highest environmental standard possible, as well as advocating for mountain bike trail access. In addition to trail work, they run regular bike events including the Toonie Ride Series, Phat Wednesday series and youth programs and clinics.

Support The Trails

The trail network that exists in Whistler today would not be possible without WORCA, who rely on volunteers and the support of member fees to keep things rolling. Consider coming out to a trail day or supporting their maintenance and construction through a WORCA membership or trail supporter pass on your next visit.

More About WORCA

You can learn more about WORCA on their website:

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