Kootenay Cycling Adventures was born out of a thirst for sharing incredible self-propelled experiences with our customers. We are a small and passionate tour operator based in Nelson, focusing exclusively on bicycle tours in the BC Interior.

You’ve come a ways to get here. We’ll make it worth the trip. Providing you with an experience that you’ll talk about for years to come is why we exist. This place is equal parts breathtaking and inspiring – we believe that it deserves to be shared with others.

Although cycling is definitely a “green” form of transportation and traveling on its own, we’re working toward taking our efforts to another level by supporting partners that are actively restoring the environment. It’s our hope that our tours provide our customers with memorable experiences while working together to do good. That’s something we can all get behind!


Meet the Owner & Guide!


John Bowden

Founder & Chief Cyclist, Kootenay Cycling Adventures

John started Kootenay Cycling Adventures in 2017, and has been helping cyclists discover the West Kootenays on two wheels ever since. With a background in tourism, including a Master’s degree and 5 years running interpretive experiences in Banff National Park, John is proud to provide guests with personalized, friendly service. When not leading tours, John is often supporting his wife and 2 small boys on cycling tours near and far, or working with local organizations such as Selkirk College and Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism.