5-Day Itinerary: Kootenay Rockies
This 5-day itinerary will take your through legendary trails in the Kootenay Rockies.
Access: Start in Fernie | End in Nelson
Total duration: 5 Days
Total distance: 461 kilometres (286 miles)
Downhill rides and flowly singletrack, with trails for all abilities, this 5-day route through the Kootenays is not to be missed. Ride the Seven Summits in Rossland to the downhill bike part at Fernie. Post-ride, fuel up at local breweries in every town.
Day 1: Fernie
Ride the downhill bike park at Fernie Alpine ResortCheck out the trails on Castle Mountain and Morrissey RidgeRide the Lazy Lizard to Island Lake Lodge for lunch with a view
Day 2: Kimberley
Ride the Kimberley Nature Park with trails for all ridersCross-country riding at Lois Creek Trails and Nordic Club Trail Network Head to Northstar Mountain for downhill trails
Day 3 & 4: Rossland
Ride the IMBA Epic designated trail of the Seven SummitsCheck out the Get Lost Adventure Centre at the base of Red MountainRest your head at the new Josie Hotel or Nowhere Special Hostel
Day 4: Nelson
Get caffeinated at Oso Negro CafeRide Powerslave and the trails on Nelson’s North ShoreTube the Slocan River to decompress and relaxStroll the local shops and endless restaurants of Nelson’s downtown
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