How difficult is the trail to ride and what are the conditions like?

The KVR covers 455 kilometres and over that distance you can expect every different type of trail surface imaginable! from practically paved hard packed surfaces (particularly near major centres where trail upgrades have been achieved and in provincial park areas such as Myra Canyon) to single track sections, detours due to rock fall/wind blown trees/slides, standing water particularly on the upper sections around McCulloch Lake and Myra Canyon to Chute Lake, as well as soft, sandy conditions and some rocky areas.

Standing water is generally found up to the end of June and sometimes the end of July depending on snow pack and spring/summer rains.

Sandy conditions become more apparent as the summer heats up and the moisture evaporates from the ground. If you have booked a tour with us, we will let you know of any extreme conditions just prior to your tour, but please keep in mind that the KVR is predominantly a wilderness trail and conditions can change at any time – be prepared! We recommend riding with a minimum width of 1.9″ knobby tires and ideally front suspension.  We include Giant Sedona Trail bikes with all of our tours, but you are also welcome to bring your own.  Please check with us first if you are bringing your own bike – you will need a rear rack as well and will receive a reduction off the price of the tour.

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