Ride The West Kootenays

Small Groups. Big Adventure.

The West Kootenay Ride and Stay is a small group gravel and mountain bike experience in the Slocan Valley.  We provide comfortable accommodations, the option of a private cook, farm to table meals, a wood fired sauna, outdoor shower and remote backcountry access for groups of two to five people.  If you’re staying in the area, we can also provide curated information for day trips.

In light of Covid-19, we encourage responsible travel, meaning you should come in a pod and isolate while you are here, (That means no going out to restaurants, fill up you car and head home.).  If you want to self cater, give us a grocery list prior to your trip and we’ll have your food waiting for you at your accommodations.

We’re happy to create the experience you seek. Come discover a truly a unique trip for you and your friends or family.

Kootenay Style

You call the shots.

  • Our Slocan trips are completely custom, thus you call the shots.
  • Head to the trailhead or ride out the backdoor
  • Gravel/pavement or single track
  • 500m-4000+m
  • 1-8hrs
  • Return to your accommodation for après and your private catered diner.


For groups of two, we offer lodging at Arctos Guides’ headquarters in an off grid cabin that was built from trees that were harvested and milled on site.  There is a wood fired sauna, an outdoor shower and an outhouse.

We can also accommodate van/car/truck or tent camping.  We have a private campsite if you’d prefer.

The Slocan Experience

The Goods.

  • Classic Descents: Classified
  • Trip Length: one day
  • Vertical: 500m-4000m+
  • Terrain: Gravel, pavement, single track, heritage mining roads
  • Season: May-October

Saddle up

It’s for real.

  • We offer small group custom packages from one day to as long as you want.
  • Farm to Table meals
  • Moderate to Super fitness
  • Remote rides
  • Garden Fresh Produce
  • Local Knowledge

Our Rates

Flexible rates depending on group size.

All price are subject to 5% GST.


Cabin- $75/night up to four people 2 adults/2 children

Camping $35/night per two people

Private Catering

Contact us for a quote.

Book Today

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