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Are you ready to embark on an extraordinary adventure that combines the exhilaration of cycling with the awe-inspiring beauty of the Kootenay region? 

Look no further! Kootenay Backcountry Guides has partnered with Kootenay Cycling Adventures, and we are thrilled to offer you an unforgettable cycling tour experience that will leave you breathless and craving for more. Our goal is to create exceptional custom private cycling tours that give you the best the Kootenays have to offer.  

Learn More About Kootenay Cycling Adventures & Founder and Chief Cyclist John Bowden

John started Kootenay Cycling Adventures in 2017, and has been helping cyclists discover the West Kootenays on two wheels ever since. With a background in tourism, including a Master's degree and 5 years running interpretive experiences in Banff National Park, John is proud to provide guests with personalized, friendly service. When not leading tours, John is often supporting his wife and 2 small boys on cycling tours near and far, or working with local organizations such as Selkirk College and Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism.

You can book either Judson or John to join you on your next cycling adventure. 

Here's Why Our Cycling Tours Are An Absolute Must For Any Outdoor Enthusiast:

  • Captivating Scenery: Prepare to be captivated by the majestic mountains, sparkling lakes, and lush forests that define the Kootenay region. As you pedal through this stunning backdrop, you'll be treated to breathtaking vistas at every turn, creating unforgettable memories and photo opportunities.
  • Tailored Routes for All Levels: Whether you're a seasoned cyclist seeking a challenging ride or a beginner looking for a more leisurely experience, our cycling tours are designed to cater to all skill levels. Our knowledgeable guides will work with you to customize the route based on your preferences, ensuring you have an enjoyable and rewarding journey.
  • Local Expertise: Our experienced guides are passionate about the Kootenay region and its cycling opportunities. They possess in-depth knowledge of the area's best routes, hidden gems, and points of interest. With their guidance, you can discover the region's hidden treasures and gain a deeper appreciation for its rich history and culture.
  • Comfort and Support: We believe that a well-supported tour enhances the overall experience. We provide a support vehicle to ensure your journey is seamless and worry-free. Our team will take care of the logistics, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the joy of cycling.


Visit Kootenay Cycling Adventures website to learn more about our cycling tour options, itinerary details, rentals and booking information. Spaces are limited, so secure your spot today and get ready to embark on a cycling adventure of a lifetime!

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to our friendly team. We are here to help you plan an unforgettable cycling experience. Pedal into the beauty of the Kootenay region and let the adventure unfold! 

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