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Bicycle to a quirky cafe & rail trail

bike ride

Bicycle to a quirky cafe & rail trail

2 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
Hosted in
English
bike ride

Bicycle to a quirky cafe & rail trail

bike ride

Bicycle to a quirky cafe & rail trail

2 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Discover quiet roads, rail trails and one of the most unique café's in the Kootenays on this beautiful bike ride. We'll meet downtown Nelson and set you up with one of our iconic Surly Straggler road bikes (electric bicycles are available for an additional $20, payable in person). I'll be your guide and shuttle driver to our starting point 20 minutes outside of Nelson on the Slocan Valley Rail Trail. We'll cycle along the recently paved rail trail and then do a little known loop through the rural countryside. On our way back, we'll stop for a coffee (or tea) and a freshly baked treat at a hidden gem of a café before following the rail trail back to our starting point. This is a 20km round trip ride, with 175m of elevation gain including a moderate 5km climb. All trails/roads are paved, including 10km on the gentle rail trail. Guests should be in appropriate physical condition and familiar with road bikes.

Your host

John & Heather

John & Heather

I'm the owner-operator and head guide of Kootenay Cycling Adventures, a local bike tour company based in Nelson. I've cycle toured more than 10,000km in over 20 countries on 4 continents. When I'm not leading a multi-day tour, visiting this cafe is one of my favourite rides!

What's included

Food
Freshly baked treat & coffee/tea
Equipment
Bicycle & Helmet

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Where you'll be

I'll shuttle you from historic Nelson to the start of the rail trail 20 minutes away. We'll then hop on our bikes and begin our ride along the rail trail and quiet back roads, stopping at a charming café on the ride back.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Guests should have prior cycling experience and be comfortable climbing short hills. We aim to cycle 20km in approximately 90 minutes, plus time for a stop at the café. Please indicate your height when…

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

The tour runs rain or shine - be prepared for changing weather conditions! Each bike has a small pouch for a camera, shirt, or small items. The tour is approximately 3 hours long.
John & Heather
Bicycle to a quirky cafe & rail trail
2 reviews
$69/person
2 reviews
$69/person