We are again offering Mountain Bikepacking trips in Alberta for the 2021 season, which we are pretty excited about! We are the only company offering Mountain Bikepacking trips on singletrack trails in Alberta!!

We have trips geared towards those who are new to bike packing, as well as those who have more experience. Our Mountain Bikepacking trips are suitable for Intermediate to Strong Intermediate/Advanced Mountain Bikers. This season, we’ll be offering weekend trips, as well as multi-day Mountain Bikepacking adventures within the Canmore, Kananaskis and Bragg Creek areas. This includes a mountain bike packing trip from Canmore to Bragg Creek, as well as a weekend Mountain Bikepacking trip where we will summit a peak. We are also offering a Mountain Bikepacking Alpine Riding Adventure this season too which we are really looking forward to. We also offer multi-day Mountain Bikepacking trips into remote areas of the Sheep River valley. Having a good base level of fitness is important for our trips, as some of them cover longer distances. Our weekend offerings are generally shorter in nature and less technical.

Our trips involve camping at designated backcountry campgrounds (that have firepits and outhouses), as well as backcountry camping in remote settings on public land with no outhouses, although we will be able to build a fire (as long as there isn’t a fire ban in place). All of our trips are catered, with Breakfasts and Dinners provided by the amazing folks at PeakEats. They have menu options available for those who have dietary restrictions including gluten free, vegan and vegetarian offerings. Breakfasts and dinners will be prepared by our amazing Mountain Bikepacking guides.

Our Mountain Bikepacking guides have significant backcountry experience. They possess their 80 hour Wilderness First Aid Certification and have experience responding to medical emergencies in a backcountry setting. They are also good cooks and fire starters, so you’ll be well taken care of on all of our trips. Plus, our guides are just all around good individuals will lots of great stories and jokes to tell. Our trips this season will operate on a 5 to 1 guest to guide ratio in order to be in line with Alberta COVID 19 guidelines. We practice social distancing on and off the bike. Luckily a bike length is about 2 metres so this makes things easy when we are riding.

Participants on Flow’s Mountain Bikepacking trips must bring their own tent, sleeping bag and other personal effects. The University of Calgary Outdoors Centre rent these if you don’t own everything yet. Their rental site will go live on May 1st, and price estimates from last year had tent rentals at $19/day, sleeping bags at $10/day and sleeping pads at $4/day. You also don’t need to buy Mountain Bikepacking bags for our trips, as it’s possible to do shorter adventures by attaching a dry bag to your handlebars. This is suitable for our weekend trips so you can see if you like Mountain Bikepacking prior to investing in all of gear. Flow provides stoves, pots, etc., and clients will be responsible for bringing their own bowl, plate and utensils. Flow will also provide a water filtration system, so we have potable water on our adventures. Please get in touch with us at info@flowbikeadventures.com if you have any questions about what gear is required for our Mountain Bikepacking trips.

We have some capacity to create custom, private mountain bikepacking trips this season as well, so if you have a special occasion or event coming up and are looking for a unique way to celebrate it with your friends or family then this could be it.

Feel free to contact us at info@flowbikeadventures.com with any questions or if you require clarification on anything. We look forward to helping you find more Flow on your bike and in your life!

Intro to Mountain Bike Packing Weekend in Kananaskis June 26th-27th

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Are you interested in trying out bike packing, but not sure where to start? If you're up for an adventure and checking out a new area then this trip is for you. Adventure rides from our campground are also an option if people still have energy once we reach our camping location. This trip will take us into the beautiful Rocky Mountains in Kananaskis Country, Alberta. You will be in awe of the jaw dropping scenery, and will come home relaxed and ready to organize your next bike packing adventure.

You must be comfortable biking 25 to 30 km's a day with up to 900 m's of elevation gain so a decent base level of fitness is required, as well as Intermediate mountain bike handling skills (i.e. you are comfortable mountain biking on most easy to moderate Intermediate Mountain Biking Trails). Cost is $395 plus GST and includes a fully guided and catered experience with instruction on mountain bike packing. Dinner and breakfast are provided courtesy of Peak Eats. Our guides will prepare these delicious meals for you around the campfire so you can just sit back, relax and enjoy the experience. Peak Eats provides options for those who are gluten intolerant, vegetarian and vegan therefore let us know if you require special meal accommodations and we'll get this sorted for you.

We will send you a gear list of what you'll need for the trip, as well as instruction and guidance on how to pack everything on your bike. We also don't expect you to invest in a bunch of bike packing bags before you decide if you like bike packing. Our weekend trips are designed to give you a taste of bike packing in a fun, safe and supportive environment with our qualified guides who have an abundance of backcountry experience. Our bike packing trips operate on a 5 to 1 client to guide ratio, so you'll get lots of instruction and attention throughout the trip.

We look forward to providing a unique mountain bike adventure in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Alberta during these unique times. Please contact us at info@flowbikeadventures.com if you have any questions or if you would like further information. We look forward to providing you with an awesome adventure on your bike this summer!

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