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Mountain Biking

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“Ride the Warm Side of The Rockies”

Welcome to the most diverse “Mountain Biking Paradise” in the country. The Columbia Valley lies within the majestic “Valley of a Thousand Peaks”. Which means that you’ll find 100’s of kms of world class trails here!

Discover smooth single track through valley forests, epic descents from alpine peaks, challenging technical downhill trails, relaxed recreational routes and exciting bike park maintained trails. There is something for everyone, from enthusiastic recreational riders to seasoned pros! We have it all!

Bike Rentals:

  • Fairmont Hot Springs Resort 250-345-6049
  • Columbia Ski & Cycle (Invermere) 250-342-6164
  • Bicycle Works (Invermere) 250-342-7231

Excellent Family Rides – Cross Country Style
Trail Name: Deja View (or Old Coach Road)
This trail is a 9 km walking or bicycling route that runs between Radium Hot Springs and Dry Gulch. The views of the Columbia Valley are dramatic and plentiful with only a few small hills and a quick exit at any point of the 9km ride where the trail crosses the Old Coach Road back to Dry Gulch (where you parked).

Directions: Head north from Fairmont on Hwy 93, to about 8km past Invermere, on the left hand side you will see a large parking lot and signage for the Old Coach Trail. Park here!

Trail Name: Spirit Trail
Located near Fairmont this trail is at low-elevation and takes you along the shores of Columbia Lake, just south of Fairmont Hot Springs in the Columbia Valley. The route passes through Columbia Lake Provincial Park. It offers gorgeous scenery on the only undeveloped, low-elevation shoreline in southern British Columbia.

Directions: Turn off Hwy 93/95 at the Fairmont Creek Road (across from the Riverside Golf Resort). Travel east for 0.4 km. Turn right on the Columbia River Road. Watch for the trail head on the right, usually marked by other vehicles.

Downhill Riding
Mt. Swansea for the serious adventurer! The mountain features seven downhill trails, most with a black diamond difficulty rating.

Plenty of great challenges which include: steep descents, a large step-up jump, rocky and sandy slopes, jumps, and fast, flowy trails.

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Fairmont Hot Springs Resort offering a variety of downhill challenges with many easy-moderate routes.

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Radium Pump Track  can be accessed from the parking lot at Sinclair Creek (head down Forsters Landing Road and before the left turn onto Horsethief Creek Road, take a sharp right turn onto the road which skirts the mill log yard). You can also park uptown and ride your bike down Forsters Landing Road and take the path leading down to the Park (there is a Village kiosk sign at the head of the trail). There is also a trail head at Rotary Park, with a gravel/dirt path leading down to the bike area. More…

Mount Nelson Skate Park  more than just skating! located in Invermere and a great source of fun for family members of all ages, the skate park is near local schools at 14th St near 15th Ave. More…

 

For the best resource on trails and riding in the Columbia Valley go here.