If you thought that cycling the breath-taking landscape around Whistler was a pastime reserved only for mountain biking adrenalin junkies, think again. With a range of different road and cycling trails for all level of cyclists, bicycling in Whistler can be a great, child friendly activity. |
Whistler Bike Park
A draw to mountain bike enthusiasts from around the world, the Whistler Bike Park offers an extensive network of trails across 1,200m of parkland and a series of lifts to deliver you to the mountain peaks from which you can select a variety of trails to descend.
This is a downhill mountain biking experience that will have even the most laid-back kid’s heart pumping. But even here there is a wide range of different trails available so that children of all ages and mountain biking experience can enjoy this as a child friendly activity.
The Park is divided into three zones with green trails for gentler rides, technical double blacks for those looking for more of a downhill rush and even jump trails for those who want to experience the ultimate thrill!
Family Cross-Country Mountain Biking
Beyond the Bike Park there are plenty of great off-road mountain biking opportunities to enjoy with the whole family. Let the kids challenge themselves on the XC, all-mountain and endure paths or, for a more sedate ride, explore the stunning mountain scenery from one of the beautiful mountain trails. Cycle through alpine forest and rainforest, past granite rock rolls and breath-taking waterfalls and you’ll feel you and your family really connect with the natural world around you.
Take it Easy on the Valley Trial
Once you’ve had your fill of thrills in the mountains, there’s still plenty to explore on your bike around Whistler. Doing the Valley Trail is a child friendly activity even younger kids can enjoy. A 40km, paved pathway for cyclists and pedestrians, the Valley Trail stretches down Whistler’s valley past five alpine lakes and many parks, making it a great family day trip for those wanting to pedal, picnic and swim. The trail also connects Whistler to many of its neighbouring villages, so it’s a great way to explore the local area.
Take to the Road
Road cycling enthusiasts will be thrilled to explore the recently upgraded highways around Whistler. The smooth, local roads wind their way through the valley as well as climb up to the mountains, giving road cyclists a great challenge through some truly beautiful scenery.
Whistler: a Perfect Base for Cyclists
After a day pedalling the roads or mountain trails with the family it’s great to all come home to a little luxury and unwind in the peaceful surroundings of our Legends Condominium in Whistler Creekside. It’s a great place to base yourself and your family for an activity filled holiday, right at the heart of the many exciting cycling opportunities in the area.
Richard Edwards is the Managing Director of Summit & Blue, an adventure holiday company offering independently crafted child friendly activity holidays to exciting destinations around the world, including France, Italy, Portugal, the USA and Canada. With unique itineraries and exciting activities like biking, hiking, white water rafting and canoeing, we create holidays for those looking for an experience a little more off the beaten track.
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