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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 Resort
Check out the trails on Castle Mountain and Morrissey Ridge
Ride the Lazy Lizard to Island Lake Lodge for lunch with a view

Day 2: Kimberley 

Ride the Kimberley Nature Park with trails for all riders
Cross-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 Summits
Check out the Get Lost Adventure Centre at the base of Red Mountain
Rest your head at the new Josie Hotel or Nowhere Special Hostel 

Day 4: Nelson

Get caffeinated at Oso Negro Cafe
Ride Powerslave and the trails on Nelson’s North Shore
Tube the Slocan River to decompress and relax
Stroll the local shops and endless restaurants of Nelson’s downtown

For more inspiration and itinerary planning for your next mountain bike trip to British Columbia, check here.