Struggling to find that perfect gift to put under the tree for that special person? Tired of getting lost in aisles of bright lights and hectic holiday shopping madness? Instead of gifting stuff, consider gifting an experience that will bring years of fond memories.

We believe that the best things in life aren’t things, but experiences. And sharing a cycling tour in the spectacular West Kootenays of British Columbia is surely a gift that you’ll remember for years to come.

With quiet roads, charming mountain towns, locally grown food and spectacular scenery, our multiple day West Koot Loop bicycle tour has everything that special someone could wish for. Starting and finishing in Nelson, Canada’s best small arts town, the route takes in other local highlights including Kaslo, New Denver, the Slocan Valley, and expansive views of Kootenay Lake.

SS Moyie Kaslo BC Visitor Centre

John Bowden, owner and lead guide of Kootenay Cycling Adventures, leads every fully supported tour. Personalized service and insider access to little known gems are just some of the benefits of going with a small tour company. And because getting here requires a little more effort than some places, the reward is a still relatively undiscovered region ideal for road cycling.

Multi-day tours run from early June until late September, taking advantage of the Kootenay’s warm weather and long summer. We recommend booking early to secure your spot. Guests are welcome to bring their own bicycles, or rent one of our high quality bikes. Long range electric bicycles can also be arranged.

Dining in Nelson BC

It’s well worth tacking on a few days before or after your cycling trip to experience other highlights in the region. Soar above the trees with Kokanee Mountain Zipline, paddle mellow or raging rapids with Nelson Whitewater Rafting or Lardeau River Adventures, ride epic singletrack on dozens of mountain bike trails, enjoy some relaxing beach time at scenic waterfront parks, or indulge in the culinary delights of locally owned restaurants.

With remarkable experiences like these in the Kootenays, finding the perfect gift has never been easier. Better yet, include yourself in the action and you can share an adventure that you’ll be talking about for years to come!