The Tally Lake area is famous for incredible old growth, pristine mountain meadows, and flowy single track. We're absolutely stoked to be able to bring you a full helping of sweet, sweet Tally Lake goodness in this full day guided bike tour.
We start the morning by meeting up for coffee at Wild Coffee Company in downtown Whitefish at 8:00am. After hydrating and caffeinating, we load up and head to the Tally Lake Ranger District about 20 miles southwest of town.
We will be shuttling you to one, two, or three amazing sections of primarily downhill trail. The first section is about 4.8 miles in length, with just over 1,650 feet of vertical descent and about 400 feet of gain. This is an iconic Montana mountain bike experience with views of neighboring mountains as you ride along the ridge line.
The second section features even more net loss, with a whopping 1,900 feet of descent and only 450 feet of climbing mixed in among just 5.5 miles of trail.
The third option, for those who've still not had enough, is the most physically demanding, with 2,200 feet of loss and only 400 more feet of climbing, spread over a final 9 miles of trail.
No matter how we cut this one, it's an experience of a lifetime for those who appreciate some quality time in the sidecountry with a generous helping of fast, rowdy, downhill mountain biking action.
The Whitefish Trail is the local's choice for a fun, close to town, well maintained trail. This is an excellent option for beginner and intermediate riders and families who want a front country experience close to town. We offer shuttles as well as guided half day and full day tours on the Whitefish Trail. Give us a call to book your adventure on the Whitefish Trial today!
Lion Mountain Trailhead
The trails at Lion Mountain provide access to a scenic overlook as well as loop options for quick excursions. Looking for a family fun option, head to Lion Mountain Trailhead. There is a fun, rolling, 3 mile loop that makes for a perfect quick hike or bike. After traveling through the dry montane, yet botanically diverse forest, you are rewarded with a sweeping vista overlook of Skyles Lake. There are picnic tables, view points, a fun area for kids to run around, and restrooms. This is a great jumping off point for an out and back heading north towards Beaver Lakes. We offer a couple pickup times for the return trip to Whitefish that you can select at booking.
Spencer Mountain Trailhead
The 2,500 acre Spencer area is filled with miles of user-built historic trails and gated roads. Cross-country cyclists, hikers and equestrians enjoy gorgeous views from the ridge tops while free riders enjoy the adrenaline filled technical trails. Here you will find an advanced freeride trail network and an 8 mile single-track Whitefish Trail connector loop circumnavigating the Spencer Mountain area. We offer a couple pickup times for the return trip to Whitefish that you can select at booking.
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Beaver Lakes Trailhead
Beaver Lakes Trailhead is the third and final stop of the West Shuttle. Pristine waters and beautiful forests await you when you hop of the Whitefish Shuttle at this stop! With over seven lakes, numerous vistas, and several loops, there is so much to explore near the the Beaver Lakes Trailhead. This is an ideal family-friendly area to ride or hike. Or if you'd like to do a fun cycle or hike back to town, being dropped off at Beaver Lakes would make a fun one way excursion. We offer a couple pickup times for the return trip to Whitefish that you can select at booking.
We pick up from Great Northern Bike, Glacier Cyclery, Montana Tap House/ Tamarack Bike Shop, The Lodge at Whitefish Lake, then head to Big Mountain Trailhead and final drop off at Whitefish Mountain Resort. It is a fun single-track mountain bike downhill ride back to Reservoir Trailhead and town!
Big Mountain Trailhead
The Big Mountain Trailhead located just below Whitefish Mountain Resort, provides year round access to 5.5 miles of the Whitefish Trail through Haskill Basin, and winter access to 23 kilometers of groomed Nordic trails. Meander through lush cedar groves, take the single track trail all the way down to the new Reservoir Trailhead, or tie into the many gated roads in Haskill Basin. You can also continue to climb up to the ski resort from The Big Mountain Trailhead. This trailhead features a large parking area and restroom.
Whitefish Mountain Resort
The final stop of the North Shuttle is at Whitefish Mountain Resort. Here you can take single track all the way back to town, ride XC at the resort, or buy a lift ticket and ride the mountain!
Look no further than Fernie, B.C. for some of the best mountain biking and hiking in Canada. With over 100 marked trails, there is something for everyone. Whether you seek hiking trails, or crave wide machine-made flowing trails for beginner and intermediate riders or challenging steep and technical single track trails for advanced and expert riders, or incredible XC trails, Fernie has it all right from the city's front door step!
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Our Fernie Shuttle departs REI Kalispell at 7:00am (+ADD $12.50 for Kalispell Pickup) and picks up in Whitefish at approximately 7:30am from Wild Coffee Company. It will take us approximately 2 hours to get to Fernie. DON'T FORGET YOUR PASSPORT, OR YOU'LL BE LEFT AT BORDER CROSSING WHILE WE GO RIDE. We will arrive in Fernie at approximately 9:30am, and will be dropping downtown. From there, you can ride the resort or any of the nearby trails.
Pickup will be at 7:30pm (DON'T BE LATE, WE CAN'T WAIT), which gives you plenty of time for dinner and aprés bike beverages. You can have open containers on the US side of the border on the return trip. DON'T BE LATE, WE CAN'T WAIT!!!
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*Park entrance fees and gratuities are not included. *Fuel surcharges & credit card surcharge may apply and be added at checkout.
PLEASE BE ADVISED - WE DO NOT OFFER REFUNDS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES IF TRIP IS CANCELLED WITHIN 7 DAYS OF SCHEDULED DATE. $25 per person/ per activity/ shuttle cancellation fee if cancelled prior to 7 days of event, unless otherwise stated in invoice. Payment due in full at time of booking. In the event of cancellation within 7 days of the scheduled trip due to weather, snow conditions, unstable or unsafe conditions, acts of God, or mechanical failure, Whitefish Tours & Shuttle will provide a voucher good for use within the following two seasons! Whitefish Tours & Shuttle reserves the right to use third party vendors/ independent contractors for transportation & activities. We go rain, snow, or shine!