Family biking in grasslands (Picture BC photo)
There are three major mountain biking trail networks in the Golden area, but only one has a gondola waiting to carry bikers and their rides to the top of the mountain: Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.
When the last of the snow has melted from the north-facing slope of the Dogtooth Range, the Golden Eagle Express gondola switches into summer mode.
Getting up the Mountain
Park at the base, purchase a ticket, and in just 12 minutes be whisked (with bike) in a smooth riding car up the wire to the ridge at the 2,347m/7,700ft. From there, it's, well, downhill all the way.
Mountain Bike Trails
With more than two dozen trails on the mountain, there are lots of choices. For the serious downhill rider, there is no shortage of twisty single-track and plunging downhill descents, but there are also challenging cross-country rides and some easy, family-oriented routes down the mountain.
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312 Victoria St
Silverton, British Columbia
West Canada Bike Tours has been organizing escorted bicycle tours on the BC Spirit of 2010 Trail since 1997. This abandoned railway corridor, including the legendary Kettle Valley Railway, is the backbone and gem of the Trans Canada Trail: converted Rails-to-Trails without automobiles. The fully-supported adventure tours immerse recreational cyclists in a unique wilderness experience in Western Canada's spectacular scenery.
Our multi-day cycling tours begin in Castlegar or Calgary, which also include the Rockies' famous Icefields Parkway, and end either in Penticton, Castlegar or Vancouver.
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1500 Kicking Horse Trail
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, British Columbia
Kicking Horse is known for spectacular summer adventure and kids under 12 are free. Visit our Grizzly Bear Refuge, home to Boo, our resident grizzly - a conservation, education and research centre, and Canada's largest enclosed and protected grizzly habitat. Challenge the downhill mountain bike trails in the bike park and hike the alpine mountain paths on weekly Rambler's Hikes. Enjoy lunch with a one of a kind view at Eagle's Eye Restaurant. Mountain biking, horseback riding, river rafting, hiking, dining, sightseeing, interpretive bear programs, - it's not 'what to do?', it's 'what to do first!'