Mountain Biking, Yoga, and… Kids?

Sayulita, Mexico - Ask any adventure-loving parent what having kids meant for their adventure life and their response is usually prefaced by a deep sigh. For outdoor enthusiasts, having kids usually means giving up those 50-day-a-year ski seasons, yearly trips to Moab, or that dream trip to Everest Base Camp, at least for a good decade or more.

But one Canadian mountain bike adventure company is trying to change that. Frustrated by a fruitless search for real adventures that are also kid-friendly, Mike Brcic, president of Sacred Rides Mountain Bike Adventures and a father of three young children, decided to take matters into his own hands and develop an adventure that he could take his own family on - and not get bored. The result is the company's new Ultimate Family Adventure on the Pacific Coast of Mexico.

Instead of watered-down mountain bike rides on flat dirt roads with the kids, the trip features spectacular daily rides for the parents without the children. Every morning mom and dad can get their adrenaline kicks on the local jungle trails in the mountains near Sayulita (1 hour north of Puerto Vallarta), while qualified childminders keep the kids entertained at the spectacular and private Haramara beach retreat. After returning to the retreat for lunch with the kids, it's time for activities for the whole family, including ocean safaris, volunteering, and even kid-friendly surfing.

The 8-day trip also features 2 days in the mountains, based out of the spectacular colonial town of San Sebastian Del Oeste, and is suitable for intermediate-level mountain bikers. Throw in sunrise and sunset yoga sessions in a beautiful studio overlooking the Pacific, and you've got all the makings of the ultimate family adventure!

For more information, visit the Sacred Rides website at or call 1-888-423-7849 to speak to one of their adventure specialists. There are two departures this winter, January 21 and March 10.

Price: $1995 CAD for parents, $395-$1395 for kids

Source: Mike Brcic