Kootenay Cycling Adventures

Kootenay Cycling Adventures

Kootenay Cycling Adventures
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Kootenay Cycling Adventures offers fully supported and self supported cycling tours in BC's spectacular West Kootenays. With quiet roads, stunning mountain and lake views, charming small towns, and delicious fresh food, the area is a cyclist's paradise. We offer shuttle service, bike rentals, guiding support and take care of the logistics so that you can focus on the riding.
Nelson, British Columbia, Canada

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Helen K
2 contributions
Sep. 2022
We LOVED our Slocan Valley ride, expertly supported by John. I would highly recommend Kootenay Cycling Adventures if you are traveling to this spectacularly beautiful part of the planet. John was great with regard to communications, covering all of the bases and being friendly and helpful with suggestions for visits in the area,
Written October 5, 2022
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Donna K
Toronto, Canada9 contributions
Jul. 2022 • Couples
Kootenay Cycling Adventures was the perfect way to get out cycling for us. John offers a private 4 day Kootenay Loop tour through magnificent scenery. The combination of the road and rail trails was wonderful. The hotels he uses are excellent, his snack stops are well timed with nourishing treats and his lunches are delicious. And his congenial personality rounds out a 5 star experience. We rented Ebikes from John which ramped it up to a 10 star experience for us. We can highly recommend John and Kootenay cycling
Written July 25, 2022
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Sandra M
6 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Couples
My husband and I decided we wanted to try a multi day cycling tour and after some research decided on the spectacular West Kootenays. John from Kootenay Cycling was great to arrange our bike and gear rentals with. He was knowledgeable about the area and provided some cues for scenic stops along the way. Thanks again for supporting our ride
Written August 10, 2019
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FormerlyYoung
Vancouver, Canada85 contributions
Jul. 2018 • Couples
My daughter and I decided to give Kootenay Cycling Adventures a try for a morning's activities. It was a great choice. We chose the electric bikes and cruised our way to the bakery where we enjoyed a scromptious cinnamon bun. The ride was scenic and quiet - not much traffic at all. The best feature of the trip, though, was the host/owner, John. He made sure we were at ease with the operation of the electric bikes and was a great conversationalist throughout the run. We enjoyed the trip so much, we decided to participate in a multi-day ride next year. We highly recommend Kootenay Cycling Adventures.
Written July 13, 2018
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Thank you for your review! I'm glad you were able to experience the "Bun Run" on our new electric bicycles and taste the mouthwatering cinnamon buns at the other end. It's a great teaser for our multi-day West Koot Loop! John
Written July 16, 2018
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dinymitchell
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
Jul. 2018 • Family
Just finished a great 3 day cycling trip. John was an excellent guide and I am very grateful for his recommendation of an Ebike for me. I was cycling with my husband and daughter who are both experienced cyclists so it was fun to be able to keep up with them but still have the option to physically challenge myself if I really wanted to. The latter was a necessity given all the delicious snacks and meals provided on the tour. Thank you John for giving me a new motivation to travel by bike. I would highly recommend this tour plus using an Ebike if you are at all worried about your fitness level or cycling experience.
Written July 9, 2018
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Thank you so much for your review and great feedback about the electric bicycle. You earned all the treats and meals with your hard work! I'm so glad you were able to enjoy the West Koot Loop with your family and join them on the tour. Best wishes, John
Written July 16, 2018
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JSNMitchell
Auckland Central, New Zealand41 contributions
Jul. 2018 • Family
We had a great time with John and Kootenay cycling adventures. It was a challenging ride, well organised and John was a great guide. He made everything easy and went the extra mile to make our time on and off the bike a great experience.
Written July 9, 2018
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Thank you so much for your review and letting me support your tour. I appreciate hearing how much you enjoyed the personalized service and touches in our small tours. Kind regards, John
Written July 16, 2018
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Grace M
Auckland Central, New Zealand20 contributions
Jul. 2018 • Friends
We had a great three days cycling around the Kootenays with John. Everything was very well organised, the bikes were great. The scenery is beautiful and the riding is good - enough for a good challenge but also easy enough that any relatively fit cyclist can do it. Plenty of water and good food. Definitely a great way to see an area in Canada that is not overrun with tourists but still beautiful. Would definitely recommend.
Written July 9, 2018
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Thank you for your kind review Grace! It was a pleasure to support you on the West Koot Loop tour. I'm glad that you were able to take advantage of the "bonus lap" on each day to ride a little more. Thanks again for joining us! John
Written July 9, 2018
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FromBCVancouver
Vancouver, B.C.18 contributions
Jun. 2018 • Friends
John organized a cycling trip for our group and I would rate the experience as A+! John booked the hotels and restaurants, provided routes, signage for rest stops, etc. The coffee shops he selected for breaks were fantastic as well.
One very nice surprise were the photographs John took from different vantage points. He was very flexible with pre-trip requests and last minute changes.
The route has spectacular vistas: lakes, mountains, rivers, farm land, etc. John provided detailed maps before and during the trip.
If you're thinking of biking in this area, I'd highly recommend Kootenay Cycling adventures!
Written July 6, 2018
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Thank you for the warm review! Celebrating our local cafes and culture is a key part of every tour. I'm glad you appreciated getting a taste of them! John
Written July 9, 2018
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danfromnvan
North Vancouver, Canada14 contributions
Jun. 2018 • Friends
John Bowden, Chief Cyclist at Kootenay Cycling Adventures was exceptional. He was a pleasure to work with in coordinating our group and supporting us for 3 days of pleasurable road riding and epicurean delights. Our dinner and overnight at Lemon Creek Lodge was a real treat. He always provided 150%, much more than we had expected. For enjoyable riding in a scenic setting along lakes and rushing rivers, it’s a 3 day adventure not to be missed. Definitely worth a second trip one day soon.
Written June 29, 2018
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Thank you for your review Dan! It was a pleasure to support your group and show you some of the highlights of the West Kootenays. Look forward to seeing you again soon! John
Written July 2, 2018
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Phil D
2 contributions
Jun. 2018 • Friends
You can't go wrong choosing this trip. The roads are good, views tremendous and the support offered by John at Kootenay Cycling Adventures outstanding. Departure is from Nelson, BC, with the first leg to Kaslo, next to Lemon Creek, and then the final day's return to Nelson. John provided the logistics and support throughout, including at the rest stops he'd selected at convenient points throughout. He knows the region well, so hotels, meals and coffee shops met with the approval of the 7 riders in our group. Highly recommended. We'll be back!
Written June 28, 2018
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Thank you for your review Phil! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the scenery, food, and accommodation during the tour. Providing guests with a truly local experience is a key part of our tours. Hope to see you again soon! John
Written July 2, 2018
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