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Kootenay Cycling Adventures

16 reviews
Nelson, Canada
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About Kootenay Cycling Adventures
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.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had an amazing experience cycling in the Kootenays at the end of June. The weather was perfect, the air clean and fresh and the scenery was spectacular - wild flowers, snow capped mountains and a black bear! John had thought of...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed July 13, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank FormerlyYoung
kootenaycyclingadv, Owner at Kootenay Cycling Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2018

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

Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank dinymitchell
kootenaycyclingadv, Owner at Kootenay Cycling Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2018

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...More

Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JSNMitchell
kootenaycyclingadv, Owner at Kootenay Cycling Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2018

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

Reviewed July 9, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Grace M
kootenaycyclingadv, Owner at Kootenay Cycling Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

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...More

Reviewed July 6, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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kootenaycyclingadv, Owner at Kootenay Cycling Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

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

Reviewed June 29, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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kootenaycyclingadv, Owner at Kootenay Cycling Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

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

Reviewed June 28, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Phil D
kootenaycyclingadv, Owner at Kootenay Cycling Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

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

Reviewed June 27, 2018

We had a wonderful time on the trip with John. He is a wonderful guide and very thoughtful. I would highly recommend Kootenay Cycling Adventures to any one or group looking to experience the beauty of the region. Simply put John is A+

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Moe K
kootenaycyclingadv, Owner at Kootenay Cycling Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2018

Thank you for your review Moe! I'm glad you enjoyed your time in the Kootenays. Hope to see you out here again soon! John.

Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

John was very helpful in setting up our self directed tour of the Kootenay area and beyond. We rented very good bikes from him and they came fully set up : bottle cages, computer, pump, spare tires , levers and repair kit. He helped with...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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kootenaycyclingadv, Owner at Kootenay Cycling Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2018

Thank you for your review Ian. I was happy to set you up for your incredible ride throughout the Kootenays and Okanagan, it's an incredible place to cycle. Glad to hear that our bikes did the job! Hope to welcome you back again soon. John.

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