8 days
Duration
Jun-Sep
Dates
Whistler, Pemberton, Canada, Squamish
Location

Sea to Sky area of British Columbia

Are you into outdoor sports? Then there is hardly a better place to visit than the infamous Sea to Sky coastal region! This multi-activity program Best of British Columbia features the activities we like the most. Nevertheless, we can also customize it to cater your personal preferences.

What is the program like?

Best known for its world-class skiing, climbing, hiking, and mountain biking. However, Sea to Sky area is also home to exciting water activities, such as whitewater rafting, kiteboarding, SUP-ing and power boating. Do you feel like having a little less intense day? No problem, there are also plenty of relaxing activities. You can enjoy a game of golf, frisbee or relax in the spa.

Is there anything else besides sport?

Besides the famous Whistler, you will also get to know Squamish and Pemberton. First one is a logging industry town turning adventure capital, where glacier mountains meet the ocean. Pemberton, on the other hand, is a town characterized by its rustic wild-west-like appearance. A first nation’s heritage lies nestled in between mountains, rivers, and lakes.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Vancouver airport (Canada)
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 12:00 noon for a prompt departure at 1:00 PM
RETURN TIME Approximately 12:00 noon
WEAR Comfortable bike and athletic clothing, sports shoes (biking shoes), jacket and sunscreen
INCLUDED
Vancouver airport – Whistler – Vancouver airport shuttle
double or twin room accommodation
daily breakfast
bike hire for planned bike days
MTB and hike guides
Elaho Rafting trip
Whistler survival guide – introduction to Whistler by a local. You will learn about restaurants, bars, grocery stores and anything you might be interested in
introduction to biking in Whistler with a guide
shuttle to Squamish on Day 8
shuttles to all the hiking and biking activities
group size that doesn’t exceed 14 guests on a scheduled departure
secure bike maintenance and storage room for your bikes and transportation boxes
NOT INCLUDED
airfare (we can help you purchase the best ticket possible)
gear rental – we offer gear rental options (inquire online and book in advance)
personal safety and cycling equipment
food and drinks
travel and activity insurance
tips are optional and not included in price
MTB bike park ticket in Whistler and downhill bike and gear rental
heli – biking and any additional bike park tickets
other optional activities (rafting, bungee jumping, hiking, plane sightseeing, disc golf, Peak2Peak gondola, Sea to Sky gondola etc.)
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Day 1 – Vancouver to Whistler shuttle

If you are traveling from far away we recommend arriving at least a day early to help you adjust to the time zone and to avoid any luggage or flight delay complications.

We will pick you up at the airport or at a designated meeting point and drive you to Whistler, where we will move into our accommodation for the duration of this program. After you get settled, we will have a short briefing followed by a dinner in town and a relaxed time spent together to get to know each other.

Alternatively, you can organize your own arrival to Whistler and join us whenever it suits you best.

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Day 2 – Biking Whistler local trails

We will pick up our bikes for the day, customize them if necessary and do a short skills and safety training. Our guide will take you on a beginner to intermediate level trails that will introduce you to the world-famous BC coastal biking style and leave you longing for more.
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Day 3 – Bike in Pemberton or hike Joffre Lakes

You can choose from taking a guided bike tour of +intermediate trails of Pemberton or taking an easier level hike to some of the most beautiful lakes you will have ever seen, the Joffre Lakes. Do not forget your camera!
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Day 4 – Elaho rafting trip

This is a full day rafting trip on the ice-cold class IV rapids of the Elaho and Squamish rivers. A school bus will take us into pure BC wilderness, far away from any settlements and mobile phone coverage, following a logging road. We will then raft back towards Squamish, underneath the glaciers of the Tantalus Mountain Range and past a Mount Cayley volcano.
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Day 5 – A day off in Whistler or bike park

This is a day for you to completely customize for yourself. Do you feel like playing golf, visit a First Nations Museum, or simply kick your shoes off and relax in a spa? We can help you with recommendations for any of those. If you’d rather experience a bungee jump into the Cheakamus River Canyon, Peak2Peak gondola or bike the Top of the World Trail, we can book that for you too. Bike park – You can’t come to Whistler and not give it a go in the downhill bike park. OK, you can, but you’d be missing out big time. You can either follow the lead of our experienced guide that will choose a trail per your skill level or use the day to explore the park on your own.
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Day 6 – Garibaldi Lake hike

One of the most popular hikes in the area will take us to the Garibaldi Lake, a massive water reservoir only held back by a narrow lava dam called the Barrier, which was formed during a volcanic eruption 9000 years ago. This is a full day hiking trip.
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Day 7 – Choose your Squamish activity

Just like the day off in Whistler, you will be able to customize your day in Squamish. We will take care of transportation, while you decide whether you want to have a nice meal, hike on top of the Sea to Sky gondola or maybe take a climbing course at the base of the Stawamus Chief, the second largest granite monolith in the world. You may wish to spend the afternoon power boating in the Howe Sound or take a plane tour of the area. Either way, we will finish strong, with a day to remember.
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Day 8 – Departure

Packing and shuttle back to the airport.
We are passionate adventure travelers ourselves. We have spent our lives in search for the ultimate outdoor experiences. You will gain skills in outdoor activities and meet like-minded individuals to share wonderful adventures. Passion and full dedication to details for each itinerary as well as an excellent relationship with our suppliers in Slovenia have built up the Bikehiketours brand.
Your adventure guides are local and experienced professionals who have a real passion for outdoor activities and for the culture and landscape.
Your safety is their number one priority, closely followed by your enjoyment of the tour. They will always be on-hand to answer any questions or requests you may have throughout your trip. We choose our guides for their expertise in outdoor activities. They are experts in their fields.
We only run small group adventures to ensure that everyone has the best experience possible and not get lost in the crowd. There will generally be between seven and 14 people in each group. The minimum number of people we require to run our tours is four.
Our tour caters for a wide age range, typically between 30 and 60 years old, but age is simply a state of mind, as they say, and we welcome anyone over the age of 18! 
Tours are designed at your own pace and you will enjoy no matter what your age.

Each evening your guides will chat with you about the following day’s activities and give you an idea of the sorts of trails you can look forward to. If there’s anything you feel anxious about, your guides will be happy to discuss it with you.
We recommend following a general training in the weeks leading up to your trip.
Your guide will be very happy to give you some bike skills training during your trip to help improve your confidence and your enjoyment of your bike adventure. 

As fellow sports enthusiasts, we understand the comfort you may find in riding with your own gear. Due to things can get a bit challenging when it comes to traveling please consult our booking manager prior to departure.

Q. Will I have to carry my own luggage?
You will never have to worry about your bags on tour. You only need to carry a daypack with you whilst riding. We have a support vehicle and driver who will transfer your luggage to your next accommodation each day, and have it ready and waiting for your arrival.
On your holiday you will be staying in a range of comfortable, welcoming local accommodations, including traditional guest houses, small hotels, and a boutique hotel. For details please consult with your booking manager.
Traveling light is the key. Although the daytime and nighttime temperatures can vary in the mountains, so you must make sure that you have plenty of layers of breathable clothing to ensure that you are always warm enough and can remove a layer if you get too hot. 
You should also bring cycling shorts/trousers, gloves, padded undershorts, waterproof jacket, flip-flops, specific shoes for cycling.
Where the meals are included in Bikehiketours itineraries they are in a group setting. 
Your Bikehiketours guide will also be with you during these scheduled meals. 
During the meals that are not included in the itinerary, you are free to choose where you would like to dine. Your guide will advise you the best places to dine for these meals. You can choose to join with others and decide to dine together somewhere or, if you desire some independent time, you are also always welcome to do your own thing.
Medical insurance is mandatory on all of our holidays. We also recommend trip cancellation insurance. Contact your booking manager and we will help you choose the right plan for your holiday.
Many of our travelers join as singles. We charge single supplement fee to solo travelers for single room use. But don’t worry, we can pair you with another traveler of the same gender if you like.


A single supplement is an additional charge for a private room for guests traveling alone.
The cost of our holidays does not include international airfare. However, we are happy to assist you in booking flights to join with each tour. The prices vary depending on the season and the point of departure.
We can arrange early arrivals and extended visits. We will be happy to provide suggestions and ideas.
The more in advance you book, the greater availability of dates you’ll find.

Attention to the smallest details, expertise, and great local guides are the key to a successful adventure.