Squamish Guided Rides

Leave the map at home and let our industry certified Guides lead you on some of the best mountain bike trails that British Columbia has to offer on our Squamish Guided Mountain Bike Tours.

Explore the world’s best mountain bike destination…

For many, getting an opportunity to have a guided bike tour in the Sea To Sky Corridor is an adventure bucket list checkmark. Squamish is known by everyone in the industry as one of the best mountain biking destinations on the planet. The mountain bike trails you will see during our guided rides and guided bike tours are entirely unique with geological features that can’t be found anywhere else. Did we mention that one of the #1 rated mountain bike trails in the world is in our backyard?

Whether you are looking for limitless flow, techie gnar or monster rock slabs, Squamish mountain biking has it all and our guides know where to find it – all within pedalling distance of the town core. With all these trails to ride, it is all too easy to spend your day staring at a map as opposed to smiling from ear to ear. Are you used to riding double black trails back home? Do you wonder how that translates on Squamish bike trails? These are the reasons it makes sense to use our mountain bike guides and let RideHub plan a guided mountain bike tour for you and your group. Want the best food and beer in town? We know where it is and it takes the guess work out of your vacation.

Why not come here, take a Squamish specific bike lesson, stay the night in our cozy accommodation and slay trail the rest of the weekend? Sounds like a dream come true.

Vitals

Squamish has terrain and mountain bike trails for all rider abilities. No matter your skill level, we can customize an awesome tour for your group. For new riders to the sport, consider taking a Skills Camp or Private Lesson to enhance your experience.

Technical

Endurance

Pricing

Half-Day Ride

$160

$50 per additional rider
Price is listed in Canadian Dollars
Price is exclusive of taxes
SORCA High-Five included

Full-Day Ride

$230

$70 per additional rider
Price is listed in Canadian Dollars
Price is exclusive of taxes
SORCA High-Five included
Healthy Lunch is included

Dates

Private Guided Mountain Bike Tours are available throughout the riding season. This means you will not be paired up with other riders, it’s just your group and your guide(s).

  • Half-Day Tours booked online can depart at 9:00am and 1:00pm.
  • Full-Day Tours booked online depart at 9:00am.

If you want a custom departure time (ie 9:45am), please contact the office to book your tour.

If you need to be picked up from your hotel or suite, you want to surprise someone, or need something unique just let us know and we will be happy to accommodate your group! Making this the best day ever is our specialty!

Squamish By The Numbers

280

Trails

340

Hectares

15

KM of Vertical

180

KM of Trails

45

Minutes to Vancouver

35

Minutes to Whistler

Leave The Planning To Our Mountain Bike Guides

The Best Mountain Bike Trails in Squamish

Our Guided Mountain Bike Tours are guaranteed to put a smile on your face and make you seriously consider moving here!

Had an awesome experience in the Squamish forests with the RideHub team. I never felt like I was in over my head but still managed to do some things on my mountain bike that I never thought were possible. Amazing!

Mike P.Squamish Guided Rides

RideHub is the best! We booked one of their Guided Mountain Bike Tours being beginners at best and had an absolute blast with our guides who were kind, patient, thoughtful and extremely positive leaders. Thank you so much!

Lacey P.Squamish Guided Rides

Custom Mountain Bike Tours, dialed for your group

Have an idea that you want to make happen? Are you a corporate group looking for an awesome team building experience. Maybe a surprise for a friend or a significant other? Let us know and we’ll tailor an unforgettable experience with our guides. Combine our guided rides with some Squamish specific training and overnight accommodation and unlock a whole new level of adventure tourism! We are experts at coordinating events so you can leave all the hard stuff to us!

What Do I Need To Bring?

Mountain Bike

If you require a rental bike as part of your guided ride, please add the required equipment to your booking online or contact the office to coordinate your equipment rental. We have everything you will need!

If you are bringing your own bike, your mountain bike should be in good working order and should have been recently serviced. Our mountain bike guides will perform a safety check on your bike prior to the start of any guided mountain bike tours. While we will assist with any minor issues that are identified, participants are ultimately responsible for the condition of their own bicycle. Participants with unsafe bicycles will not be allowed to participate in our Guided Bike Tours.

Your bicycle should have the following minimum equipment spec:

  • 2″ or wider knobby tires
  • Front Suspension (with 4″ of travel minimum)
  • At least 10 Gears
  • Disc Brakes

If your bicycle does not meet the minimum specifications, rental bicycles are available on a first come first serve reservation basis.

Pedals & Shoes

For clients that are renting bikes for their guided bike tour, we will provide flat bike pedals that are suitable for flat soled riding shoes (Shoe rental and clipless pedal rental is *NOT* available). It is recommended that you bring your own pedals and shoes as you will be more comfortable riding in them. Given that some of the mountain bike trails are more aggressive than other riding areas, some clients prefer to ride with flat pedals in Squamish.

Armor & Protection

Helmets are mandatory for all participants in any cycling activity. There are no exceptions to this rule and it is law in British Columbia.

It is advised that you also bring any body armor that you are comfortable spending the day in. Most riders (including many of our mountain bike guides) will bring knee/shin protection and some will also bring elbow protection. If it helps your confidence and doesn’t hinder your endurance, consider bringing it.

Knee & Elbow Protection and Helmets are available to rent.

Gloves & protective eyewear are also recommended. Gloves can be purchased in our retail location.

Hydration & Snacks

Because we will be spending a good portion of the day on the trails, it is your responsibility to keep yourself hydrated – and it’s easy to forget when you are having fun. Please bring a water bottle or hydration pack and make sure it is full of fresh water – Our mountain bike guides will be making sure you are drinking it!

For full day Guided Rides and Guided Mountain Bike Tours, Lunch will be provided, however for “high-output” individuals, please bring any additional snacks/bars that you will need to consume with you.

Paperwork

An understood & signed Liability Waiver is require from anyone who wishes to participate in a cycling related activity (Guided Rides and Guided Mountain Bike Tours) with the Archer Adventure Company Inc.

Please review our waiver here and if you have any questions regarding it, or the rights you are waiving by signing it, please contact us right away. You will be emailed a link to fill and sign your waiver digitally when you book your experience. Please follow the instructions in a timely manner to avoid delays on the day of your tour.

Common Questions

I saw "INSERT PRO RIDER HERE" ride "INSERT CRAZY ASS TRAIL HERE" on the interwebs, can you take me there?

While we think it would be awesome for us to be able to take you everywhere that the mountain biking media has featured in our area, the harsh reality is that many of those trails are illegal or non-sanctioned which limits our ability to provide you commercial service on those trails. However, British Columbia is filled with incredible, legal trails and we would argue that you can have one of the greatest mountain biking experiences of your life without needing to break the rules. If we tell you that we can’t go somewhere and someone else says they can take you, our suggestion is to ask if they have permission to do it. Keeping ourselves legal is paramount to protecting our sport for future generations!

Should I bring a camera, can you take photos of me?

Absolutely, if you are comfortable riding with your camera (and the risks of something happening to it) by all means bring it along. Nowadays, phones are pretty good at snapping pictures and we know all the best places to show off back to your friends at home about what they are missing. If you forgot your phone or camera, our guides are happy to snap a couple shots and send them to you so you can cherish the memory.

Should I tip my guide?

Like any service industry in North America, tipping is a way of showing your gratitude for the level of service you received. Don’t feel pressured to tip your guide but if you had an awesome experience and your mountain bike guide made your day something special, a tip goes a long way to showing that appreciation. If you are looking for a recommendation on how much to tip, our clients will normally tip their guide(s) between 10% and 25%.

My endurance sucks! Are there good shuttle laps we can do?

Squamish is home to some amazing mountain bike trails and does have a shuttle access in one zone that is limited to advanced intermediate riders. However the climbing trails in those areas are also pretty spectacular and it opens the entire trail network to you – for people without the endurance, just take your time and enjoy the scenery. If you are only here for a short time and you want us to coordinate a shuttle as part of your tour to maximize your riding time, please let us know when you are booking and we will be happy to coordinate it.

Your other option is to rent an E-Bike from us. Squamish currently allows E-Bikes on all sanctioned trails and it is definitely a more eco-friendly option than driving a fossil fuel burning vehicle up the road. Just remember the rules of the trail when riding an E-Bike – It can be easy to speed up the hill but you still need to yield to the other users. Be respectful!

Do you have family friendly tours?

Absolutely! We love getting the whole family out on bikes. Squamish not only has some of the best advanced mountain bike trails on the planet, but it also has a great network of lower consequence and super exciting riding that is perfect for a family trip. If you need rental bikes while you are here, we can help you there as well! We have an awesome selection of high-end youth bikes so your little shredders can show you how it’s done.

The weather looks terrible that day, do we reschedule?

Unlike a lot of other riding areas, coastal British Columbia is actually a temperate rainforest, which means it rains – a lot. But alas, that also means many of our trails were designed to deal with the rain. Also thanks to an incredibly dense canopy even though it may be slashing rain outside, under the canopy is pretty well protected from the harshest of the elements. So do we ride mountain bikes in the rain? Yep. If the weather is going to be a safety risk (ie. Lightning, Windstorms), we will look to reschedule your tour. If you are a fair weather rider only (not that we are judging you!) and you want to cancel or reschedule our normal cancellation policies will apply. Remember, #itsalwayssunnyinsquamish

Come Experience what Squamish Mountain Biking has to offer