Author's note: I enjoy mountain biking with my wife, but not the "posterior numbness" immediately afterward. Regardless, enjoy this guest post from Sacred Rides.
Sacred Rides, the company that helped pioneer singletrack mountain bike tours in 15 remote and exotic destinations internationally and in Canada, is launching a new line of Bring-Your-Partner trips that mountain bikers and their non-biking companions can enjoy together.
A new Rocky Mountain Bring Your Partner trip includes hiking, yoga, hot springs, spa time and introductory mountain bike lessons for the companion, plus paddling on the Kootenay River, hikes and other activities for couples to do together. The mountain biker will enjoy spectacular singletrack cross-country riding on moderate to challenging terrain in Fernie, at Nipika Mountain Resort and Banff National Park and Kananaskis Country.
Two dates so far have been set, July 5-12 and Aug. 9-16, for eight-day programs that begin with complimentary transfers from Calgary Airport. The per person double rate is $2,395 CAD. Included are seven nights accommodation, all breakfasts, lunches and two dinners, local mountain biking and hiking guides, a paddling adventure, lift passes at Fernie Alpine Resort to access trails, full-suspension mountain bike rental for the partner, beverage and snacks and a welcome bottle of wine.
This itinerary is designed to showcase some of British Columbia’s stellar Rocky Mountain regions, with lodges selected for lingering in the beauty. Lodges and attractions include a private lodge on the banks of the Elk River in Fernie; Island Lake Lodge in the Lizard Range, a world-famous cat skiing resort set on the shores of a spectacular alpine lake underneath the jagged peaks of the Lizard Range; Fernie Alpine Resort, one of North America’s premier ski resorts and in summer, a mountain bike paradise with over 50 trails for all levels of bikers; and Nipika Mountain Resort, a secluded backcountry resort on the edge of Kootenay National Park.
"Many clients want to go on a mountain bike adventure with us, but they can't or don't want to use up their precious vacation time away from their partner,” explains Mike Brcic, visionary owner of Sacred Rides. “So, voila! Now the partner can join in and enjoy hiking, yoga, even spa time. Plus there lots of together time to stoke the relationship fire with adventure fuel!"
Both departures are over 50% sold already, so Sacred Rides encourages interested couples to visit the website and reserve a spot soon.
About Sacred Rides
Ranked “#1 mountain bike tour operator on Earth” by National Geographic editors, Sacred Rides offers small-group, single-track mountain bike adventures and skills camps in 13 destinations worldwide. Historically known as the company for serious fat-tire fanatics, in 2013 the company has launched a new line of trips focusing on novice bikers who have little or no experience with mountain biking, with an infusion of region-dependent multi-sport activities. In all of its destinations Sacred Rides emphasizes responsible tourism that makes direct, meaningful contributions to local communities.