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MOUNTAIN BIKING TOURS

The Lake Tahoe and Truckee area offers unsurpassed mountain bike tour options for riders of all skill levels. A variety of single track trails and dirt roads start in the mountains and provide an opportunity for a rolling or mostly downhill mountain bike ride. You can also choose a full day mountain bike tour that includes up and down hill biking, a leisurely tour along the Truckee River bike path, Truckee River Legacy Trail, or on the famous Flume Trail. Whatever you choose, the forested trails and views of Lake Tahoe and surrounding mountains will provide the perfect backdrop for your ride.

We are the Lake Tahoe area's most experienced Mountain Biking Guide Service. Our guides know the trails and have been showing our guests the best rides since 2004. Our Lake Tahoe and Truckee Mountain Bike Tours are ALL INCLUSIVE of bike, helmet, knowledgeable local guides, trail snacks, bottled water and cold beverages. An excellent deli lunch is available for $14 pp. In addition, we will cover the natural and human history relevant to the ride and any instruction. Also, you can combine mountain bike tours with other activities. Our guided Mountain Biking and Lake Tahoe Kayak Tour is very popular.

Seasonal conditions will determine which trails are clear and ride-able.

North Tahoe Single Track Mountain Biking

Several loop options exist on this mountain bike adventure over rolling terrain. This trip is for new riders who are looking for a challenge as well as those with some experience who are seeking a fast paced mountain bike ride in a fantastic setting. Beginning in beautiful forested surroundings, we enjoy a variety of riding conditions on both single-track trails and dirt roads. The climbs are short and moderately graded and the downhills are fast and smooth. Several loop options are available to meet the needs of every level of rider!

Tour includes mountain bike, helmet, knowledgeable guide, instruction, natural and human history discussions permit fees, snacks and beverages.

Distance and Time: 8-15 miles. 10am - 1:00pm.

Level of Difficulty: Easy - Moderate. Biking experience or the desire to learn recommended.

Location: Dependent on activity level.

Cost: $95 per person. 4 person minimum. Full suspension upgrade available for an additional $40.

Guided mountain biking on the famous Flume Trail on Tahoe's East Shore is also available by request. Please call for info.

Truckee Single Track Mountain Biking

Join us for spectacular mountain biking in the Tahoe National Forest. There are many great options for single track mountain bike tours in the Truckee area. Explore spectacular forested terrain with fantastic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. All instruction and discussions on the fascinating natural and human history of this special region will be covered. Rides can be customized for beginner to advanced mountain bikers and Family Adventures are always available!

Tour includes mountain bike, helmet, knowledgeable guide, instruction, natural and human history discussions, permit fees, trail snacks and beverages.

Distance and Time: 6-20 miles. 10am - 1:00pm.

Level of Difficulty: Easy - Moderate. Biking experience or the desire to learn recommended.

Location: Truckee, CA. Route dependent on activity level.

Cost: $95 per person. 4 person minimum. Full suspension upgrade available for an additional $40.

Tahoe Mountain Guides

Tahoe Mountain Guides is passionate about the sport of mountain biking and want to share the experience with you. TMG mountain bike tours, mtb guides and shuttles is located in Truckee, California. TMG offers packages for introductory riders, families, and any occasion. In addition, TMG offers instructional skill clinics to better enhance your mountain bike ability and bring you to a new level of riding. We know your vacation is precious and that you don’t want to waste it. We’ll take care of renting your equipment, packing your lunch and guiding you through the mountain bike ride of a lifetime. All your crew will be safe and have fun. Looking for a complete package for your Lake Tahoe vacation? From superb accommodations and meals at the hottest restaurants, let us show you a great time on your vacation in Lake Tahoe.

3 Day MTB Tour

Join TMG for 3 days, 2 nights of the most amazing mountain bike tour of the Truckee and Lake Tahoe area. You will stay at the coolest places, eat at the locals favorite restaurants and bars, and ride the best single track in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. This super fun tour will start with fitting all members of your group on cutting edge Rocky Mountain Demo bikes. We’ll head out to the trail for a warm up/get to know each other ride; then we will enjoy a frosty beverage. Your party will be on your own for dinner and cocktails, but TMG will set all of your reservations, make introductions and handle any transportation. In the morning we will have a big breakfast at one of our favorites then head out for a full ride; our trips are truly customized to your experience level, conditioning and desires. We can spend the afternoon playing in the Tahoe Truckee area. We have hiking, swimming, paddle boarding, climbing and for the real hard core we have shopping and bars. Enjoy another night out with your friends for dinner, maybe catch some live music or just take in the magical Sierra evening. The next morning after breakfast, we’ll take off for our last ride of your adventure.

  • Maximum of 12 riders per tour. 2-3 Guides included.
  • Amazing food.
  • Bed and Breakfast accommodations at Donner Lake Inn.

Price

$900 per person. Double Occupancy.

Includes

  • A2 nights accommodations.
  • 3 days of mountain biking.
  • Amazing local food.
  • Transportation to and from Inn, and mountain bike trails.
  • Tahoe Mountain Guides swag.
  • After trail beverages.

Excluded

  • Bike rentals – if you need to rent, please let us know in advance. Rental fees: premium suspension $65.
  • To view demo bikes and book, click Cycle Paths MTB Demo Fleet.
  • Discount code for mountain bike demo is given in confirmation tour email from TMG.
  • Optional activities – kayak, standup paddle board, hiking, fly fishing…let’s us know and we can book it!
  • Guide Gratuity – If you like your ride, Tip your Guide!

Flume Trail

Lake Tahoe's world famous Flume Trail is not to be missed! This classic ride begins at Spooner Lake in Lake Tahoe State Park on the East Shore of Lake Tahoe. The ride begins with a 4 mile climb to the Marlette Lake lookout. This dirt forest service road is very scenic and runs past an old shepherd's hut before becoming rolling uphill terrain through beautiful aspen groves. From here, it is all downhill to Marlette Lake and onto the Flume Trail proper. The riding is fast and the views are spectacular!

Tour includes mountain bike, helmet, knowledgeable guide, instruction, natural and human history discussions permit fees, snacks and beverages.

Distance and Time: 12 miles. 9am - 1:00pm.

Level of Difficulty: Strenuous. Biking experience required.

Location: Spooner Lake, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park.

Cost: $110 per person, 4 person minimum. Full suspension upgrade available for an additional $40.

Truckee River Bike Ride

A leisurely tour along the beautiful Truckee River. Between Squaw Valley and Sugar Pine Point State Park, we cruise along the historic bike path of Lake Tahoe's only outlet. We will cover the unique history of this important river and have lunch along its shores. A variety of distances are available. This trip is great for the whole family!

Tour includes comfort bike, helmet, knowledgeable guide, instruction, natural and human history discussions permit fees, snacks, deli spread lunch and beverages.

Distance and Time: 8-12 miles. 10am - 2:00pm.

Level of Difficulty: Easy.

Location: Dependent on activity level.

Cost: $95 per person. 4 person minimum.

Truckee River Legacy Trail

Ride through history on this terrific bike tour that is great for the whole family! Discover the fascinating natural and human history of the Tahoe Truckee area on this scenic paved bike trail tour. After fitting bikes and covering some instruction, we ride through historic downtown Truckee before picking up the beautiful Truckee River Bike Trail. Guides will point out sites of historic significance and cover geology, ecology and human history topics along the ride. An optional side hike is included and for the adventurous, there is even an opportunity to try some dirt riding. Snacks and bottled water are provided and an optional deli spread lunch can be served riverside.

Tour includes mountain bike, helmet, knowledgeable guide, instruction, natural and human history discussions permit fees, deli lunch, snacks and water.

Distance and Time: 6-10 miles. 10am - 1:00pm.

Level of Difficulty: Easy to moderate.

Location: Dependent on activity level.

Cost: $95 per person, 4 person minimum.

Multisport Adventures with Mountain Biking

Stand Up Paddleboarding and Mountain Biking Adventure

One of our most popular adventures. Enjoy a morning of Stand Up Paddleboarding along beautiful North Lake Tahoe coastline. After a delicious lunch on the beach, we shuttle to the trail-head, get outfitted with bikes and then enjoy an afternoon mountain bike tour on some of Tahoe's best trails. Easy to advanced biking options are available. This trip can also be done in reverse order should weather permit.

Tour includes SUP, paddle, PFD, mountain bike, helmet, knowledgeable guide, instruction, natural and human history discussions, permit fees, snacks, deli spread lunch and beverages.

Distance and Time: Dependent on activity level. 10am - 4:00pm.

Level of Difficulty: Easy - Moderate.

Location: North Lake Tahoe; Dependent on activity level.

Cost: $140 per person. 4 person minimum.

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