Why Sacred Rides?

WE HELP YOU LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST.

#1 MOUNTAIN BIKE TOUR OPERATOR ON EARTH
~ Nation­al Geo­graph­ic Adventure

Since 1996, we’ve been help­ing moun­tain bik­ers and adven­ture-lovers from around the world live life to the absolute fullest through heart-pound­ing, fist-pump­ing, soul-ful­fill­ing moun­tain bike adven­tures in the most spec­tac­u­lar places on Earth.

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Best Moun­tain Bike Out­fit­ter 2014
Out­side Mag Annu­al Trav­el Awards

#1 Moun­tain Bike Com­pa­ny on Earth
Nation­al Geo­graph­ic Adventure

Teva Sus­tain­abil­i­ty Award
Adven­ture Trav­el World Summit

Top Trips in Cana­da
Explore Mag­a­zine


The Sacred Rides Difference

PEACE OF MIND POLICIES

From our 100% Sat­is­fac­tion Guar­an­tee to out Life­time Deposit Pol­i­cy, you can relax know­ing that we have you cov­ered with our indus­try-lead­ing Peace of Mind Poli­cies . Learn more below. 

SMALL TOUCHES, BIG DIFFERENCE

By join­ing a Sacred Ride, you become part of our fam­i­ly and you’re treat­ed as such. From lit­tle things like per­son­al­ized videos, hand­writ­ten post­cards and care pack­ages to very BIG things like ensur­ing the post-ride beers are chilled to per­fec­tion, we’re look­ing out for you every step of the way.

OVER 2 DECADES ON TOP

We’re not ones to pump air in our tires, but with well over two decades of expe­ri­ence, sev­er­al awards and thou­sands of Rides around the world under our belt, we’ve come to learn a thing or two about what it takes to deliv­er a trip of a lifetime.

RIDES BY AND FOR MOUNTAIN BIKERS

All of our Rides are guid­ed by friend­ly, knowl­edge­able and expert­ly trained guides who are pas­sion­ate rid­ers. Plus, when you hop on the phone with one of our Rid­er Hap­pi­ness Man­agers, you know you’re speak­ing with some­one who lives and breathes moun­tain bik­ing, too. Nobody gets you like we do.

POSITIVE IMPACT

Guid­ed by our Respon­si­ble Rid­ing man­date, our goal is to have a pos­i­tive impact wher­ev­er we oper­ate. We keep as many dol­lars in local com­mu­ni­ties as pos­si­ble by using small, local­ly-owned accom­mo­da­tions and restau­rants (and stay­ing away from big chains), employ­ing local guides and sup­port­ing local com­mu­ni­ty projects and MTB clubs.

MEANINGFUL ADVENTURES

Our Rides take you off the beat­en path to pro­vide you with a deep­er, more inti­mate expe­ri­ence that you can’t get from the seat of a tour bus. We always start with great rid­ing, then add lay­ers of inter­ac­tion with locals and unique expe­ri­ences designed to give you a bet­ter appre­ci­a­tion for the areas you’re visiting.

Our Core Purpose

This is why we do what we do.

To inspire you to live life to the fullest through unbeat­able moun­tain bik­ing experiences.

To inspire you to live life to the fullest through unbeat­able moun­tain bik­ing experiences.

  • By chal­leng­ing you to safe­ly get out of your com­fort zone
  • By con­nect­ing you with oth­er peo­ple, places and cultures
  • By mov­ing you with soul-stir­ring loca­tions and experiences
  • By thrilling you with spine-tin­gling moments of pure joy and awe

Complete Peace of Mind

Planning an adventure doesn’t have to be stressful. Here’s how we have your back at every step:

14-Day Risk-Free Booking Window

Got cold feet? Couldn’t find a good flight or get the time off work? Can­cel up to 2 weeks after your ini­tial book­ing and get 100% of your deposit back, no ques­tions asked.

Lifetime Deposits

Need to can­cel after those ini­tial 2 weeks? As long as you give us 2 months notice or more, your deposit is good with us for­ev­er — just trans­fer it to anoth­er Ride when you’re ready to join us again with zero penalty.

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

Not 100% sat­is­fied with your Sacred Rides expe­ri­ence? That’s unlike­ly to hap­pen, but if it does, we’ll give you a free trip. If we haven’t won you back after your free ride, we’ll refund your money.

Rider Screening Process

All of our Rides require an appli­ca­tion to ensure that every­one who joins these trips are a good fit for the dif­fi­cul­ty lev­el. This helps ensure that you’re booked on the right Ride, as are the oth­er peo­ple join­ing you.

Smallest Client to Guide Ratio (4:1)

Where­as most com­pa­nies try to squeeze as many clients per guide, we know offer­ing the small­est client to guide ratio in the indus­try allows you to ride at your pre­ferred pace, and ulti­mate­ly leads to a bet­ter expe­ri­ence for everyone.

Our Guid­ing Principles

These are the val­ues that guide our every decision.
  • Be the change we want to see in the world.
  • Do things dif­fer­ent­ly and take smart risks.
  • Make deci­sions that will make sense 100 years from now.
  • Give back to the peo­ple and places that sup­port us.
  • Have fun and be a lit­tle ridiculous.
  • Wow our cus­tomers with every interactions.
  • Be 100% accountable.

A Message From Sacred Rides’ Founder

Why Mountain Biking Matters

Moun­tain bik­ing can change lives. I know this because it’s changed mine.

From the moment I first threw a leg over a bike at the age of 6, I was hooked. Dis­cov­er­ing moun­tain bik­ing 12 years lat­er only deep­ened the addic­tion. Sacred Rides was found­ed, way back in 1996 in Fer­nie, British Colum­bia, on the belief that moun­tain bik­ing can make a dif­fer­ence in people’s lives: our Rid­ers, our guides and sup­port staff, and the peo­ple in the com­mu­ni­ties we visit.

From open­ing us up to the sanc­ti­ty of our moun­tains, forests and rivers, to expe­ri­enc­ing anoth­er cul­ture from the seat of one’s steed, to mak­ing direct con­tri­bu­tions to local com­mu­ni­ty projects, moun­tain bik­ing has the abil­i­ty to change lives. I think you’ll agree that moun­tain bik­ing and trav­el can and should change the world for the bet­ter. That’s the very core of what Sacred Rides is all about.

Mike Brcic, Founder

Our Sto­ry: Sacred Rides Over the Years

From hum­ble begin­nings in Fer­nie, British Colum­bia, well over 20 years ago, to our cur­rent rank­ing as
“World’s Best Moun­tain Bike Out­fit­ter” by Out­side Mag­a­zine, we’ve had a lot of mem­o­rable mile­stones along the way. Here are a few:
  • 1996 Sacred Rides found­ed in Fer­nie, British Colum­bia, by Mike Brcic.
  • 1999 First week­long sin­gle­track trip (the “Best of BC” — now Rocky Moun­tain Sin­gle­track) in inte­ri­or B.C.
  • 2001 “Ulti­mate BC” 13-day trip launched, cov­er­ing B.C.’s best inte­ri­or riding.
  • 2006 10-year anniver­sary! First inter­na­tion­al scout­ing trip (to Peru), Inca Trail trip launch­es lat­er that year.
  • 2009 Select­ed “#1 Moun­tain Bike Tour Oper­a­tor on Earth” by Nation­al Geo­graph­ic Adven­ture magazine.
  • 2011 Ped­al and Pad­dle trip (Patag­o­nia) ranked Top 50 Adven­tures of 2011 by Out­side Magazine.
  • 2013 Explor­er line of begin­ner & inter­me­di­ate trips launched, fol­lowed by Women’s‑Only Rides.
  • 2014 Ranked “World’s Best MTB Out­fit­ter” by Out­side Magazine.
  • 2016 20-year anniver­sary! Cus­co to Ama­zon Adven­ture named Top 50 Tours of a Life­time by Nat Geo.
  • 2019 Sacred Rides part­ners with Bicy­cle Adven­tures to offer more rides in more incred­i­ble destinations.

READY TO RIDE?

Start Planning Your Sacred Ride

Designed for moun­tain bik­ers of all skill lev­els who crave adven­ture and shiv­ers-down-your-spine amaz­ing trails, our Moun­tain Rides fea­ture epic rid­ing on some of the most revered and sought-after slices of moun­tain on the plan­et, with heaps of oth­er incred­i­ble trav­el expe­ri­ences to write home about.

Final­ly hol­i­day togeth­er with­out com­pro­mise! Our new Bring-Your-Part­ner Rides are designed for expe­ri­enced moun­tain bik­ers with part­ners who don’t moun­tain bike.

For the moun­tain bik­ers we’ll have incred­i­ble sin­gle­track rid­ing; for the part­ners we’ll have lots of fun activ­i­ties, from hik­ing to cul­tur­al adven­tures, yoga, spa activ­i­ties and more. We’ll also have plen­ty of fun activ­i­ties to do together!

Grav­el Bik­ing. The name is both per­fect­ly fit­ting and mis­lead­ing at the same time. The sur­face will be grav­el, paved, dirt and even smooth trail. When you toss your leg over a grav­el bike, you buy a tick­et to end­less routes near­ly void of cars, with access to remote and breath­tak­ing des­ti­na­tions. The ride will have you hooked.

Our Women’s Rides have been designed by women who ride, for women who ride (or for women who want to try moun­tain biking!)

Our gals only rides are designed to offer guid­ance, prac­tice, time and encour­age­ment in the com­pa­ny of like-lev­el rid­ers. As a sea­soned rid­er, with years of expe­ri­ence under your tread, we also know ped­al time is progress time, allow­ing you to cov­er and explore more trails in unique des­ti­na­tions around the globe.

Chal­lenge your­self, learn new skills, expe­ri­ence unique des­ti­na­tions and laugh out loud with us on one of our epic moun­tain bike adven­tures for women!

Explore incred­i­ble des­ti­na­tions around the world with a lit­tle extra boost on our e‑mountain bike rides. You’ll cov­er more ground, con­quer longer climbs and dis­cov­er new trails, cul­tures and land­scapes with the pow­er and pos­si­bil­i­ties of our e‑mountain bike fleet.