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.
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
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.
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.
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 PurposeThis is why we do what we do.
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.
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 PrinciplesThese 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 YearsFrom 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.