T2R Iconic Rides
This fully guided package will appeal to you, the mountain bike rider who enjoys a variety of riding styles and is looking for some big adventures.
The Ticket2Ride Iconic Rides package includes guided riding on some of British Columbia’s very best trails, many of which you will recognise from mountain bike movies such as The Collective, Roam, Seasons and Follow Me.
On the Iconic Rides package you will ride in the world famous Whistler Bike Park, the Whistler Valley, Pemberton, Squamish, the Chilcotin Mountains as well as at Mount Seymour on Vancouver’s North Shore.
However the real mountain biking adventure on the Iconic Rides package comes from the Heli-drop at the peak of Rainbow Mountain, and the two day wilderness trip up to the Chilcotin Mountains where we access some awesome trails via a float plane flight.
The Rainbow Mountain Heli Biking trip is an awesome alpine adventure; riding down its snowy peak and through the alpine meadows, taking in technical descents along the way to link into the fast flowing singletrack trails of the valley. The ride concludes with a picnic lunch at Rainbow Lake and a swim for those who want to cool off.
‘The views up here were absolutely epic, a 3600 panorama of soaring snow capped peaks and verdant forests. The descent which can take up to two hours begins on snow of the glacier then gives way to a ribbon of fast flowing single track which threads its way through the rock peppered upper meadows with its dark rich soil….. The tree line fast approaches and spits you into a fusion of hairpins and steep chutes then back to the valley floor.’
Dirt Magazine, Issue 75.
The other signature element of this package is a two day, one night trip up to Tyax Lake Resort. Here, along with your bike, you will be flown from Tyaughton Lake up to Spruce Lake in a DeHavilland Beaver Floatplane. This is where the day ride begins, following an awesome trail that winds along a huge valley surrounded by massive mountains. The highlight of this ride is blazing through the epic alpine meadow on the ribbon of singletrack that was featured in The Collective movie.
Once back at the Tyax Lake Resort, you can spend the night relaxing in the luxurious Tyax lodge, in preparation for a second day of riding on the North Cinnabar trails in the Chilcotin Mountains.
‘It’s at this point I’d be remiss in not mentioning the undisputed highlight of the week - a single trip away that was a reason to make a trans-Atlantic crossing purely for the pleasure of being present: two days in Tyax’. Singletrack Magazine, January 2008.
As well as the guided riding with our experienced and qualified guides, this package comprises of the same elements as the Basic Big Mountain package.
The Iconic Rides package is a 14 day itinerary, however, any of the individual guided mountain bike rides can be booked individually as up grades to any of our other packages should this suit your requirements better.
Summary of what’s included on the Iconic Rides package
- Saturday Airport transfers from Vancouver Airport (YVR) up to Whistler.
- Welcome meeting with an evening meal
- Thirteen nights’ accommodation at one of our Whistler based rider accommodations.
- Breakfast every morning
- Use of the accommodations facilities including sauna, hot tub and free wi-fi
- Access to Ticket2Ride's full Park Tools workshop
- Weekly barbeque night
- In resort representation
- Guided intro ride on the Whistler Valley trails
- Guided intro day in the Whistler Bike Park (Including Bike Park Pass)
- Guided Heli Biking on Rainbow Mountain (Including pack lunch)
- Guided day in Squamish (All Mountain or Vehicle Uplift) (Including pack lunch)
- Guided day in Whistler (All Mountain) or Northshore (Vehicle Uplift) (Including pack lunch)
- Two day overnight trip to Tyax Lake Resort (Including evening meal)
- Float Plane assisted guided Spruce lake All Mountain ride (Including pack lunch)
- Any associated trail fees
- Saturday Airport transfer from Whistler down to Vancouver Airport (YVR)
The T2R Iconic Rides package is a two week package and as such the price shown in the first week you choose to arrive is the total price for the two week package. The T2R Iconic Rides package is only available on selective dates during the season. Please email of the dates you are interested in are not shown below.