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At Mad about Travel we just love our biking, whether it’s epic downhills at Whistler or a group trip cycling through Asia.

Below is a selection of trips we love, there are so many options available, so give us a call on 0800 623 872 or email info@madabouttravel.co.nz and we can find your perfect bike trip.

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Mecca of park riding- Whistler, for gravity-loving mountain bikers
 

This trip is all about Whistler, epic downhills and the best lift accessed resort park riding anywhere in the world.

You can ride the famous trails you’ve seen like A-Line, Schleyer, Clown Shoes and Dirt Merchant. It’s also home to most of the green and blue trails that let riders build their skills.  Trails like B-Line and Crank It Up are perfect for warming up with the flow vibes. Too Tight and Ho-Chi-Min are great starter trails for those searching for technical terrain.

It’s no secret that you will be hooked once you ride Whistler Mountain bike trails. After your first visit, you will want to come back for more, and that is the beauty of biking in Whistler.

MAD STATS

Style of riding - downhill and freeride

Lift accessed riding - 100%

Mountain bike parks visited - Whistler

Transport - Bus or self drive

Accommodation - Self catering condo or hotel

Suitability for non riding partners - 10/10

MAD TIPS

- If you don't have a downhill bike, just hire one.

- Make sure you have MTB specific travel insurance - we can supply this ask us about it.

- If you need new mountain bike shirts, wait till Whistler to purhcase some awesome shirts

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BEST OF THE BEST PARK RIDING - Vancouver, Whistler & Squamish, downhill heaven!
 

This trip is all about Big Mountains, epic downhills and some of the best lift accessed resort park riding anywhere in the world.

 

This trip starts in Vancouver taking in the Northshore Parks where park style riding was invented.

Then it hits the world famous Whistler and finishes off in Squamish . Get your fix with the 7 day option or take a bit more time with the 10 day option.

MAD STATS

Style of riding - downhill and freeride

Lift accessed riding - 80%

Mountain bike parks visited - Vancouver North Shore ( Mt Fromme, Mt Seymour), Squamish, Whistler

Transport - Bus or self drive

Accommodation - Self catering condo or hotel

Suitability for non riding partners - 8/10

MAD TIPS

If you don't have a downhill bike, just hire one.

- Make sure you have MTB specific travel insurance - we can supply this ask us about it.

- If you need new mountain bike shirts, wait till Whistler to purhcase some awesome shirts

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ISLANDS, FIORDS AND WILDLIFE - Sunshine Coast, BC, beautiful trails and scenery!
 

British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast is one of the most beautiful and untouched parts of Canada with a mix of islands, fiords, wildlife and beautiful small country towns with amazing food and micro-breweries. 

The riding is mainly freeride and cross country single track, with a dollop of lift accessed riding at the end of your trip.

This is a self drive itinerary with an awesome range of sightseeing and mountain biking.  The itinerary takes you through to Vancouver Island and then back to the mainland where you take 3 ferry’s to get back to Horseshoe Bay and up to Squamish. 

MAD STATS

Style of riding - Cross country and freeride

Lift accessed riding - 30%

Mountain bike parks visited - Vancouver North Shore (Mt Fromme, Mt Seymour), Hartland mountain bike park, Ladysmith, Naniamo, Campbell River, Powell River, Sechelt, Squamish

Transport - self drive

Accommodation - Self catering condo, hotel, B & b.

Suitability for non riding partners - 9/10

MAD TIPS

- Spend some time discovering microbreweries and cafes.

- Make sure you have MTB specific travel insurance - we can supply this ask us about it.

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THE VALLEY OF 1000 PEAKS - Banff, Jasper, Columbia River Valley.  Riding the Canadian Rockies!
 

Big mountains, epic glaciers, wildlife and amazing trails give you some of the most epic riding you will find anywhere in the world.  This area has long winding downhills and an excellent mix of lift accessed resort riding and cross country riding.

Starting in Banff National Park you have the choice of a comfortable bike friendly hotel - OR A MAD CASTLE!! (The Fairmont Banff Springs).

You then head up the famous ice highway to Jasper where you can ride next to huge glaciers which drip ice straight into the valley. From here you do a loop through the valley of 1000 Peaks to take the amazing lift accessed resorts of Kicking Horse, Panorama and Fernie. 

MAD STATS

Style of riding - Cross country and freeride

Lift accessed riding - 60%

Mountain bike parks visited - Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Kicking Horse, Panorama, Kimberley, Fernie

Transport - self drive

Accommodation - Self catering condo, hotel, B&b.

Suitability for non riding partners - 7/10

MAD TIPS

- Don't miss the hot pools at Radium hot springs and a few other places - ask us about these.

- Make sure you have MTB specific travel insurance - we can supply this ask us about it.

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THE BIG CANADIAN! - British Columbia loop, from amazing cross country to heli biking.
 

This is the largest tour we do in Canada, 2 or 3 weeks through some of the finest terrain and mountain bike parks in the world! 

 

This tour offers everything from remote cross country mountain bike parks, lift accessed resort riding, heli biking (optional) and shuttle accessed long day rides.  We will customize this tour to the style of riding and the experience of your group.

MAD STATS

Style of riding - Cross country, freeride, downhill - as much of little of each as you want.

Lift accessed riding - 30%

Mountain bike parks visited - too many to list them all but notable rides include Vancouver North Shore, Three Blind Mice, Silverstar, Rossland range - including seven summits ride and Red Mountain, Revelstoke, Sun Peaks, Whistler & Squamish

Transport - Self drive

Accommodation - Self catering condo, hotel, B & b.

Suitability for non riding partners - 3/10

MAD TIPS

- Take a day off by the lake in Kelowna, make sure you check out some Okanagan wines.

- Make sure you have MTB specific travel insurance - we can supply this ask us about it.

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YOUR BESPOKE TRIP - Anywhere you like, as long as you like

We can book a trip to anywhere you like.

USA, Canada, South America, Asia, Europe - anything you like.

 

It doesn't need to be Mountain biking either!

We have cycle toured Malaysia, Europe, Ireland, UK.

Please enquire if you'd like to explore!

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