If you’re looking for a cycling tour that has the feel of Patagonia but is more accessible, British Columbia’s Kootenay region is the answer. Fjord-like lakes and mighty glaciers meet quiet waterfront and forested roads in this magical area just west of the Canadian Rockies.The 400km “Wild Kootenays” loop is surely one of the best (and least known) multi-day bike trips in Canada. With 3,500 metres (11,500 feet) of elevation gain, it offers just the right amount of challenge and reward for self-supported cycling tours. We recommend taking five or six days to savour the ride and experience the charming towns along the way.We’ll be offering fully guided/supported tours of the Silver Triangle this summer, customized tours, and day trips on the Slocan Valley Rail Trail. We have a fleet of Surly Stragglers available for rent, complete with panniers and gear for self-supported tours. We can also provide shuttle service for road and rail trail cycling.