Yup, was hoping for some experiences on the trails. The self guided tour south 3 nights accommodation and all meals for $500 has piqued my interest.
Thanks! The riding in Gold Bridge looks stunning. Would it be worth it to choose a central base point for most riding from Squamish to Pemberton, and then make a day trip/overnight for a big epic in Gold Bridge/Chilicotins? Or would riding in Pemberton satisfy some backcountry/alpine aspirations?You can do Squamish/Whistler/Pembie all from one base, Pemberton is a 1/2 hour or so from Whistler, Whistler is 45 minutes from Squamish. Gold Bridge is actually a fair bit of travel time from Pemberton. The SC 5010 should manage all the blue intermediate trails but could be a bit light for sections of black diamond trails. Not sure what your baseline reference for trail technicality is, but blue trails in BC can be like red or black diamond trails in many other trail systems. Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton offer longer trail loops than you'll find on the North Shore, the North Shore mountains involve a lot of pedal assist shuttling for fairly short and technical descents (rinse and repeat), so you'd see lots of the same uphill stretches for a variety of downhill trails.