You and your part­ner love to ride and vaca­tion togeth­er, but a moun­tain bike vaca­tion is either out of the ques­tion if you want to go togeth­er or one of you is ask­ing for per­mis­sion to trav­el apart. Sound famil­iar? You are in the right place.

The new Rocky Moun­tain Bring-Your-Part­ner has been redesigned for the ever-grow­ing num­ber of cou­ples that ride at dif­fer­ent lev­els but want to enjoy one of our epic Sacred Rides expe­ri­ences with­out either of you being on the wrong trails.

We have weaved the days togeth­er to allow advanced rid­ers as well as the new or casu­al rid­er to hit the trails they crave. Most days you will see your part­ner at break­fast, lunch and rejoin in the evening for a fan­tas­tic meal and some well-deserved rest and relaxation.

Accom­mo­da­tions, off bike activ­i­ties and all the logis­tics to bind your 8 days togeth­er have been care­ful­ly craft­ed by our team with the fla­vor of jour­ney picked by Jena and Dylan, two fan­tas­tic guides, instruc­tors, and an adorable cou­ple. Aside from the world class rid­ing of the BC Rock­ies, your week will also include hik­ing, yoga, hot springs, raft­ing options, camp­fires, and end­less pho­to­genic views to keep your friends at home jeal­ous. Jen­na and Dylan will work with you to sharp­en your skills and dial in your rid­ing to impress your part­ner when you hit the trail together.

The per­fect blend of get­ting away with your part­ner and a prop­er­ly tuned shred ses­sion for your unique skill lev­el. You will go home refreshed, full of fresh BC air and con­nect­ed to your favorite rid­ing partner.

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Is This Ride For You?

This Ride is for cou­ples that ride at dif­fer­ent lev­els. One of you prefers the hard climb­ing and tech­ni­cal descend­ing while the oth­er prefers smooth flowy sin­gle track with a low­er fear fac­tor. You both want to be pam­pered like you deserve on vaca­tion. You want to play hard dur­ing the day, then wine and dine at night. You like to sneak away for pri­vate walks, hop in a raft for a riv­er ride with your new friends, recov­er with some yoga or share sto­ries about the numer­ous rid­ing adven­tures, and mishaps you have expe­ri­enced together.


Day 1. Arrive in Cal­gary, Trans­fer to Beau­ti­ful Fernie!

Our dri­ver will greet you at Cal­gary air­port at 12:00 p.m. From there, we’ll enjoy the scenic 3.5‑hour dri­ve to beau­ti­ful Fer­nie, British Columbia.

Once at our host lodg­ing on the Elk Riv­er where we stay for the first 3 nights, we will build bikes and have a gen­tle ride around town to stretch out from the trav­el and dial in your bikes. For din­ner we head to a local restau­rant for our first of many fun dinners!

Day 2.  An Epic Fer­nie Intro

We’ll start with a deli­cious break­fast at the lodge and a review of the week’s itin­er­ary, then we head out to the local skills park for some quick drills and tips to get ready for an amaz­ing week. 

The Rid­ers will then hit the Ridge­mont trail net­work to get our wheels spin­ning. Ridge­mont, like every trail net­work we pick for the week, will have plen­ty of trail options for the group. The ride groups will split based on desired challenge. 

We will bring the group back togeth­er for lunch to refill and com­pare notes, then back on the trail for a pm session. 

After the rides, we’ll con­clude the amaz­ing day with a cou­ple drinks on the deck of our lodge, or the shores of the Elk River. 

We’ll head into town for a com­mu­nal din­ner at one of Fer­nie’s awe­some restau­rants and watch the sun set on the Rockies. 

Day 3. Fer­nie Alpine Resort

Fer­nie Alpine Resort is one of North America’s pre­mier ski resorts; by sum­mer it’s a moun­tain bike par­adise, with over 50 trails for all lev­els of bik­ers.
We will head for the hill, check in and hitch a ride on the chair­lifts. It’s Park Time!

We’ll enjoy a group lunch at the resort base area, then we’ll all head up the Tim­ber Chair togeth­er for some incred­i­ble alpine views.

Rid­ing at the park will be a great day to work with your guides on your tech­nique. You will get plen­ty of chal­lenge as well as the oppor­tu­ni­ty to take a cou­ple laps with your part­ner. No climb­ing (unless you want it), so plen­ty of trail time.

In the after­noon, we’ll all hop in the van for a 30-minute dri­ve to spec­tac­u­lar Sil­ver Springs Lakes, a chain of 3 small lakes just out­side of near­by Elko, with sap­phire-blue waters and fun cliffs for jump­ing, rang­ing from 4 to 40 feet. Now we’re get­ting into the sum­mer scene here!

Time for anoth­er din­ner in town.

Day 4. Hik­ing, Bik­ing and Time at Island Lake Lodge

After break­fast, we’ll pack up and head to Island Lake Lodge, 8km out­side of Fer­nie deep in the Lizard Range. This is a world-famous cat ski­ing resort set on the shores of a spec­tac­u­lar moun­tain lake under impres­sive, jagged peaks. 

We’ll all start the day off with a hike up the sub­lime Spine­back Trail, high into the alpine above the tree line, with spec­tac­u­lar views of the val­ley below. 

We’ll return to the lodge for a gourmet lunch on the deck. In the after­noon, every­one will ride the amaz­ing Lazy Lizard Flow Trail through old-growth for­est in the Cedar Valley. 

Tonight, indulge in gourmet din­ing at Island Lake’s renowned Tama­rack Restaurant.

Day 5. Canyons and Campfires

Time for a change of scenery. We’ll load up the van after break­fast and head up the Rocky Moun­tain Trench for a 3‑hour dri­ve with no short­age of awe-inspir­ing views. The trans­fer will be bro­ken up with a short hike, a dip in the Radi­um Hot Springs and lunch in the town of Invermere.

We will check into our home for the next 2 nights, Nipi­ka Moun­tain Resort on the edge of Koote­nay Nation­al Park. You will have plen­ty of time to kick back, read a book on the lawn, a lit­tle yoga or a round of disc golf. If you pre­fer to hit the trail, we will have a short after­noon spin.

Din­ner, wine and a camp­fire under the stars await!

Day 6. Our Pri­vate Playground

Nipi­ka has lots of fun, pri­vate trails from easy to hard for moun­tain bik­ers and hik­ers alike. Today will be a mix of raft­ing and riding.

Rid­ing will be right out the front door. Groups will split and hit the trail. As with every loca­tion we ride on the trip, there will be trails curat­ed for your spe­cif­ic skills to chal­lenge each rid­er while stay­ing out­side your ter­ror zone.

After lunch, we’ll all hit the water with an amaz­ing after­noon of pad­dling on the wild and scenic Koote­nay Riv­er. This trip offers spec­tac­u­lar scenery, great wildlife view­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties, and fun pad­dling (for all lev­els), using safe & sta­ble SOAR inflat­able canoes, with canoe­ing instruc­tion pro­vid­ed through­out the trip. 

We may swap the day around and run the riv­er before the rid­ing depend­ing on con­di­tions, but your get the idea. Ride, Raft, Relax.

After our trip down the Koote­nay and bikes are put up, we’ll enjoy a great meal, more end-of-day wine and per­haps some horse­shoes, disk golf, and a late-night wood-fired sauna! 

Day 7. Banff Nation­al Park

After break­fast at Nipi­ka, we’ll hop in the van for anoth­er beau­ti­ful dri­ve, this time to spec­tac­u­lar Banff Nation­al Park. Banff is one of the crown jew­els of the Cana­di­an nation­al park sys­tem, and one stroll down the main street will show you why: tow­er­ing, post­card-per­fect Rocky Moun­tain peaks in all directions.

We’ll have lunch and a bit of free time to explore the town. It’s great fun to join the oth­er tourists, shop for sou­venirs, and walk along the Bow River.

We’ll then get out of the crowds and head to near­by Can­more. In Can­more, the ride groups split and head their respec­tive way. Sin­gle­track, views, shred, repeat. Which group does a bet­ter job stop­ping for photos?

Tonight, we enjoy our final din­ner in the town of Can­more, and the always-live­ly end-of-trip party!

Day 8. Kananask­is Country 

We’ve got some­thing spe­cial in store for the last day! Today, every­one heads up the spec­tac­u­lar Prairie View Trail, a sum­mit in the front ranges of the Rock­ies with awe-inspir­ing, jaw-drop­ping views of Bar­ri­er Lake, the front ranges of the Rock­ies, and the prairies off in the distance.

For our last ride, every­one is on trail togeth­er. We have a cou­ple options between Can­more, Prairie or the Spray Lakes trails. We will pick the best route for the group and trail conditions.

We will make our way back to the lake, pack up, and enjoy a pic­nic lunch on the shore before head­ing to drop you of at the Cal­gary air­port and hotels.

The fol­low­ing data rep­re­sents a typ­i­cal itin­er­ary, but adven­ture trav­el can be unpre­dictable and our Guides may need to make last-minute changes to ensure your enjoy­ment. Inclement weath­er, road clo­sures, changes to the itin­er­ary to accom­mo­date requests, and oth­er issues may affect the itin­er­ary. The ride data rep­re­sents an ‘aver­age’ itin­er­ary, and may dif­fer when you actu­al­ly show up to ride. Our guides make every effort to stick to the itin­er­ary as post­ed, but your safe­ty is our #1 priority. 

Ride Data: Rocky Mountain Bring-Your-Partner

Day Hours of rid­ing Dis­tance rid­den Ele­va­tion gained Ele­va­tion lost High­est ele­va­tion
1 0 0 0 0 0
2 4.5 27 660 660 1344
3 4.5 21 350 1467 1370
4 2.5 16 650 938 1390
5 3.5 22 640 640 970
6 3.5 16 420 420 1145
7 4.5 29 640 640 1490
8 3.5 14 550 550 1848
Totals 26.5 HRS

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Skill Levels
Black Diamond

The Black Diamond Rides are  suitable for riders looking for that edge. Maybe it’s the edge of a drop, the edge of a cliff, or singletrack requiring focus and fast reactions developed from extensive experience riding “the edge”. You will find yourself on steep trails of varied surfaces. In the Pacific North West that could be slick roots and loam, in Nepal you will find exposed granite in the Mustang Valley and in Guatemala it maybe narrow stairways through cliffside villages. While airtime is rarely required, the ability to find the backside or clean a tabletop should be comfortable or in a state of progress. Obstacles on Black rides are likely to be outside the range of your bikes ability to cover your goofs with its awesome suspension and grip.

Blue Square

In general, Blue trails are narrower than green trails, encounter unavoidable obstacles such as roots, rocks, and drops that are up to 8-inches tall. You will want to have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of mountain biking including body positions, powerful braking, cornering, riding on varied terrain, steep sections and experience riding trails that requires line choice. Airtime is not mandatory, but you will find yourself on trails with alternate lines giving you the option.

Double Black Diamond

A Double Black ride is for those that already know they are looking for a Double Black. It’s going to be very hard and require advanced bike handling skills. You will find yourself on trails with sections most non-riders would look at and say, “that’s totally nuts!”. You will know how to look at a line and contemplate where it will work and where it won’t. Drops of a couple feet should be comfortable and getting your bike off the ground should feel predictable and fun.

Green Circle

Typically, green Rides are safe for beginners. Green Rides may have both avoidable and unavoidable obstacles. Trails are generally low grade, wide, consistent surface texture and have minimal features. You are likely to come across unavoidable obstacles 2-inches or shorter, which is small enough for mountain bike tires to simply roll over. More challenging than tarmac, but in general, a wonderful Ride for those riders new to mountain biking or looking for a casual experience.

Fitness Levels
Black Diamond

A Black Fitness ride will test you. Aside from needing to be able to manage up to 6 hours on the bike, day after day, including distance up to 50km/30miles and elevation gains up to 1750m/5000feet of climbing, you will be adding extra challenges along the route like periods of hike-a-bike and the extra effort required by the whole body to safely dance with your bike over technical terrain. Generally, riders who are up for a Black Fitness ride, likely spend time on the bike a couple times each week.

Blue Square

Blue should be considered a good deal more effort than our Green Rides.  You should be able to handle 3 to 5 hours in the saddle covering up to 45km/30miles and be able to pull off a big day of 1000m/3000feet of elevation gain. Managing fuel is important as well.  You should have a good understanding how your body responds to multiple days on the bike. We will help with positive coaching, a manageable pace and plenty of trailside snacks.

Double Black Diamond

A Double Black will be for those with the strength and endurance to get to the top of anything they want and understand the term “turning the screw”. Distance could be quite high on some routes and elevation gain numbers could hit 2000m/6000 feet+ in a day. You are likely riding multiple days a week during the dry periods and have a trainer or belong to a gym for the rest of the year.

Green Circle

You should be ready to spend 2-4 hours per day on the bike. Mileage may be up to 30km/20 miles and elevation gain will be under 500m/1500feet. On e-MTB tours, numbers will be higher, however the approximate effort would be considered similar to a standard Green Circle ride. If you get on your bike once a week, you will be just fine. However, when preparing for a Ride, you will benefit from more rides and time in the saddle.