Refer to Trailforks for trail information and loop suggestions. Our partners at Tyax Adventures also offer guided rides.
A float plane drop is the ultimate way to experience the majesty of the South Chilcotins. Our partners at Tyax Adventures will fly you out to one of the many remote alpine lakes in the region, setting you up for a truly epic ride back to the lodge or a remote campground.
The terrain in the region is technical, and experience on the mountain bike is a must. We recommend that riders are of an advanced ability. If you’re confident riding blue and black trails in your local area, then you have what it takes to come mountain biking in the South Chilcotin Mountains.
It’s best to arrive at Tyax Lodge fit and injury-free. The trails are spread out across long, undulating landscapes, requiring a good level of fitness, and a great command of your dropper-post! Hike-a-biking is a frequent feature of the riding in the region.
We recommend that you bring your preferred all-mountain / enduro bike to Tyax Lodge. We find that they are the best choice for a day mountain biking in the South Chilcotins. There is a good mix of pedaling and descending, so it’s great to have a bike that is capable of doing both.
It’s very important that your bike is in great working order and recently serviced. You’ll be riding in some of the most remote terrain that you’re ever likely to be in. Spare bike parts and bike mechanics in the region are limited. It is strongly recommended you bring with you all replacement parts you may require and the tools you will need. Make sure your bike won’t let you down!
Note that there is limited cell service in the region with the exception of wifi at the lodge. Downloading maps and routes in advance is highly recommended.
A fully-stocked day bag is imperative. We recommend the following essentials, but you are free to add whatever you like to tailor your gear to your riding style:
- Waterbottles/hydration bladder (filter or water treatment tablets)
- Rain jacket
- Base layer
- Knee pads
- Adequate nutrition for a full day excursion (packed lunch options available from the lodge with notice provided)
- Riding glasses
- First aid kit
- Bicycle repair kit (spare tubes, chain breaker, tools, pump at a minimum)
- Bear Spray
- SPOT device or equivalent
- Phone or camera