Why do we require an application?Our application process is in response to two of the most common questions our Riders have prior to booking a trip with us:
1) Am I skilled/fit enough to participate in this Ride?
2) Will the other people on my Ride be skilled/fit enough?
Ensuring that you - and the other Riders on your Ride - are a good fit for the Ride selected is of paramount importance to us. We want to help you pick the Ride that's perfect for you, and ensure that everyone booked on a Ride is on the right Ride for them. That's why we want to know a bit more about you - your mountain biking history, where you ride, how often, etc... - before we take your money.
We review every application and if, based on your responses, we think you're a good fit, we'll approve your application and you'll receive a link to place a deposit. If we think you might not be a good fit (either too skilled or not skilled enough for the Ride you chose), then we'll give you a call to discuss your preferences in greater detail.
Please note: our application process isn't about excluding anyone, or making anyone feel like they're not 'good enough' to participate in one of our Rides. It's about ensuring that you end up on the right Ride for you, with people of similar skill, fitness and riding preferences. In the end this ends up being a much better experience for everyone.
A match made in heaven.
Peanut butter and chocolate... Wine and cheese... Brad and Angelina... Now it's time to add yoga and mountain biking to the list of perfect pairings!
Combine the adrenaline and thrills of mountain biking with the relaxing focus of yoga, throw in some spectacular Rocky Mountain scenery and a couple of beautiful mountain lodges and you've got all the making of an epic adventure! This 7-day retreat features daily morning and afternoon yoga with our über-qualified instructor Johanna, along with mountain biking on the amazing trails of Fernie and Nipika Mountain Resort, and to top it all off, a paddle down a remote and sublime section of the Kootenay River.
IS THIS RIDE FOR YOU?
You've been mountain biking for at least 2 years, are up for a bit of a challenge, and have a good level of fitness and good technical skills. You can handle roots, rocks, and small trail obstacles such as 6" high logs across the trail. You have some experience with yoga, or at least a willingness to give it a try.
WHY RIDE WITH US?
- Satisfaction Guarantee
- Guaranteed Departures
- Lifetime Deposits
- Risk-Free Booking Window
- Travel Concierge
Day 1. Arrive Calgary/Transfer to Fernie
Your driver will meet you at Calgary Airport at 4 pm and take you to our beautiful lodge in Fernie, a scenic 3-hour drive along the front ranges of the Rocky Mountains. Fernie is our base for the next few days as it covers over 80 incredible mountain bike trails to choose from, most just minutes from town. Tonight we'll dine in one of Fernie's excellent restaurants.
Day 2. A first day in Fernie
Day 3. More Fun in Fernie
Day 4. Toby Canyon, Radium Hot Springs, Nipika Mountain Resort
Day 5. Nipika Mountain Resort
Day 6. Paddling the Kootenay River
Day 7. More Nipika riding, return to Calgary
Your last day together brings one last yoga session and a fantastic morning of riding around Nipika, before packing up your bike, enjoying one last lunch together, and hopping in the van to Calgary. The shuttle arrives at Calgary airport at approximately 6 pm. For those spending the night in Calgary, we'll be doing a dropoff at the Calgary Airport Sandman Inn right after the airport.
- 6 nights accommodation in Fernie and Nipika Mtn Resort
- Hearty and healthy breakfasts and lunches, and 2 dinners
- 2 local guides and plenty of incredible mountain biking in the Rockies
- 2 daily yoga sessions with an experienced instructor
- All transportation during the trip, including airport pickup/dropoff
Below you will find a comprehensive list of information about this Ride and destination, including Frequently Asked Questions by site visitors and our Riders at the bottom. If you don’t find the information you’re looking for below, click the ‘Ask a Question’ button below.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS+
|Name||Bio||My 'Sacred Ride'|
|I love riding of any style. Downhill, all-mountain, bike touring, or taking my son to school on the townie with studded tires through deep snow... everything is better on a bike! Sharing my love of riding with others through coaching and guiding is...||Slunt to Brokeback is my favourite ride in Fernie! The climb is challenging and leaves me asking myself if it's worth it.... and it most definitely is!|
|Based in Fernie, BC surrounded by the mountains, I get to share my passions of mountain biking and skiing by spending most of the summer teaching mountain biking both to adults and kids . I get to travel to many great places in both Canada and the...[more]||It's hard to pick one of the many awesome trails we have in Fernie but the Ridgemont network is my go to, as it is literally on my doorstep there is such a variety from various...[more]|
|Gareth here with Sacred Rides. Just finished up guiding for the summer and I'm already stoked for next year. Iv'e been living in Canada for over 20 years after moving from the U.K in my early teens. Lived in Alberta for many years and...[more]||Coming soon!|
|I have been fully immersed in riding bikes for the last ten plus years or so. Originally, my focus was mostly with downhill/bigmountain but I have been spending much more time on my little bike the last five years or so. Chasing after those...[more]||Most rides are sacred but I certainly have a preference for riding in the Alpine and get extra excited when a super long descent is at my immediate disposal. Some of my favs include any...[more]|
|I love to ride, I always have. Growing up in Ontario, I was that kid who rode my bike everywhere, every day of the year. From the day my training wheels were removed, I've been addicted to free wheelin. I rode bmx, flatland, trials, x-...[more]||My sacred ride; well, that would have to be Hyper Ventilation to Hyper Extension in Fernie. An awesome switchbacking climb (yes, I love going uphill too) with some of the best views in...[more]|
|I started riding in N.Vancouver around the dawn of the millennium. Falling in love with the gnarly shore trails and spending most of my summer days in Whistler, I started racing and coaching pretty quick. Sacred Rides found me in the mountains of...||My 'sacred ride' is the incredible Slunt Trail in Fernie, BC: it's a slog and a grunt! This epic ride takes you high above the Elk Valley, with a fast, flowy and amazing...[more]|
|Full-suspension Mountain Bike Rental||$450.00 USD|
|Single Room Upgrade||$450.00 USD|
|1-hour post-ride massage||$100.00 USD|
|Extra post-Ride hotel nights (single)||$125.00 USD|
|Extra pre-Ride hotel nights (double)||$150.00 USD|
|Extra pre-Ride hotel nights (single)||$125.00 USD|
|Extra post-Ride hotel nights (double)||$150.00 USD|
|Donation to Bikes Without Borders||$20.00 CAD|
There are no scheduled departures for this Ride at the moment, however custom group departures are available for groups of 4 or more. If you are interested in a custom departure, contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-888-423-7849. You can also add this Ride to your Bucket List (click on 'Add to Bucket List' at right) and you'll be notified when scheduled dates are added!
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