The joys of mountain biking in Whistler, Canada. Photo credit: Tourism Whistler.
Mountain biking in Whistler is a sweet ride. The Canadian mountain destination offers riders a bike park, off-road trail network and the 40-kilometre paved Valley Trail system.
Situated in the Coast Mountains, the top-rated mountain resort is 120 kilometres north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Whistler is known for its diverse mountain sports options including mountain biking, skiing and snowboarding, golf, hiking, rock climbing and watersports.
On Whistler.com, there is now a mountain bike trails database feature which showcases the trail network in and around Whistler. An interactive map, the database gives users an overview of trails, their locations, degree of difficulty and GPS details. Check out the database’s mobile site mobile.whistler.com/trails/.
Also at Whistler Mountain Bike Park, there is the new Top of the World trail. This trail gives 360 degree views of the surrounding glaciers, lakes and peaks. The bike park has 60 trails and 1,508 metres of vertical. The trail starts at the top of Peak Chair, then descends the three climate zones of Alpine Tundra, Mountain Hemlock and Temperate Rainforest.
All levels of riders will enjoy the paved, scenic Valley Trail network which stretches 40 kilometres throughout the Whistler Valley and connects Whistler’s neighborhoods. This trail enables users to ride from Whistler Village to Lost Lake, along the River of Golden Dreams to Meadow Park, then around the Whistler Golf Club to Rainbow Park or tour to Alpha, Nita or Alta lake.
Find out more about mountain sports in Whistler at www.whistler.com.