Trek Travel, an active vacation company specializing in cycling vacations, has teamed up with Canadian-based Big Mountain Bike Adventures to offer four, new mountain bike cycling trips in 2016. New itineraries will feature epic mountain biking in Peru, Iceland, Switzerland and Whistler, British Columbia.
“Big Mountain has an established reputation for offering incredible mountain biking adventures to some of the most fascinating parts of the world,” said Trek Travel President Tania Burke. “By combining their mountain biking experience and established relationships in those parts of the world with Trek Travel’s logistical expertise and fleet of Trek mountain bikes, we can offer a complete experience for those who want to explore new parts of the world on a mountain bike.”
Each mountain biking excursion will feature a maximum of 10 guests with two guides per trip and include full suspension Trek mountain bikes at no additional charge.
With its rolling hills, mossy lava fields, steaming fumaroles, and bubbling hot mud baths, this hut-to-hut Icelandic backcountry journey is a trip-of-a-lifetime for mountain bike aficionados looking to experience an other worldly environment.
Set along the remote and rugged south coast of Iceland, mountain bikers are rewarded with distinctive Icelandic trail conditions and tempting mid-ride dips in hot springs and natural warm rivers. Highlights of this six-day adventure include a ride along Eldgjá, the largest volcanic canyon in the world, and an exhilarating single track descent from on top of the Bláfjöll mountain range. After a day of riding, guests retreat to historic mountain huts to savor locally sourced meals and discuss the days adventures.
Priced at $4,100 per person and featuring stays at Mountain Hut Hólaskjól, Alftavatn Hut and CenterHotel Klöpp in Reykjavik, this six-day, five-night group trip is offered on July 3, 10, 17 and 31. Daily rides between ten and 30 miles a day with up to 2,300 feet of climbing and 3,100 feet of descending.
High altitude mountain biking through Peru’s remote Andean villages and a trip to Machu Pichuu, one of the seven wonders of the world, are just two of the extraordinary highlights of this South American adventure.
Breathing in the thin air while climbing up to the ancient Inca sites of Tambomachaya and Saqsayhuaman, riders will be rewarded with magnificent views of the Andes along with long descents into Cusco, situated just above 11,000 feet. The adventure continues with epic rides into remote areas of the Sacred Valley and climbs through the tiny towns of Patacancha and Huilloc, ending in the village of Ollantaytambo. Guests will have one day to explore Machu Pichuu before embarking on a final ride along an ancient Inca route high above the Sacred Valley.
Priced at $4,100 per person, based on double occupancy, the seven-day, six-night trip is offered on October 2, 9, 16, and 23. Guests stay at the Mamasara Hotel and Inkallpa Valle Sagrado hotels. Daily rides from seven to 20 miles with up to 2500 feet of climbing and 7,700 feet of descending.
Switzerland’s snow-capped mountain scenery and stunning descents, some lasting longer than one hour, are a mountain bikers’ dream trip.
Set in Verbier and Zermatt and surrounded by such well-known peaks as Monte Rosa and the Matterhorn, mountain bikers will spend six days climbing some sweet single tracks in order to descend trails that wind through old growth forests and high alpine meadows. Highlights include a descent into the 2,000-year-old village of Aosta, Italy for an Italian dinner; a grand descent to the Rhone Valley with a dip in Sierre Lake; and the epic one-hour 16,000 foot descent surrounded by 29 high mountain peaks.
Priced at $3,800 per person, based on double occupancy, the six-day, five-night trip is offered on July 3, 10, 17 and 24. Guests stay at La Vallee Hotel and Spa and Le Petit Charme Inn. Daily rides from 20 to 31 miles a day with up to 3,700 feet of climbing and 16,000 feet of descending.
Just north of Vancouver, the mountainous valley towns of Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton are considered a mountain biker’s paradise with their extensive network of all-purpose built single track trails and set in a stunning landscape. This six-day trip takes riders on these flowy trails along with a visit to the remote southern Chilcotins wilderness.
Highlights of the trip include Whistler’s famous lift-access descents along with a journey to the South Chilcotin Mountains where a float plane will transport riders to a remote paradise known for its grizzly bears, big horn sheep, stunning scenery and highly regarded backcountry trails. Special trip features include a skills training session, a small-batch spirits tasting at the Pemberton Distillery and two-night stay the Tyax Wilderness Resort and Spa.
Priced at $3,800 per person, based on double occupancy, the six-day, five-night trip is offered on August 14, 21, 28 and September 4. In addition to the Tyax Wilderness Resort, guests also stay at the Aava Whistler Hotel in Whistler Village. Daily rides from 12 to 18 miles with up to 1,500 feet of climbing and 3,000 feet of descending. Avid options available.
About Trek Travel
Based in Whistler, Canada, Big Mountain Bike Adventures is an award-winning travel company offering guided cross-country, all-mountain and downhill mountain bike holidays to 14 countries worldwide. BMA’s trips are a careful symphony of details, melding great singletrack with professional local guides, cultural highlights and regional secrets in a seamless and unforgettable trip. Big Mountain Adventures, the leader in guided mountain bike travel.