Bomb Canada!

Soar on a mountain bike.

Fly up, bike down in B.C.     Photo: Courtesy of John Gibson Photo

Sure, heli–mountain biking is a little absurd: You fly over roads to bike down trails. But we'd still love to try it out. Rilor Wilderness, a new outfitter dedicated to the pursuit, recently opened a 2,600-square-foot chalet on the shores of British Columbia's gin-clear Slocan Lake. On their four-day, intermediate-friendly tour of the 8,000-foot Selkirk Mountains, riders take four rides per day through alpine meadows into old-growth cedars. The last day is the biggest: a ten-minute helicopter flight for a four-hour, 5,700-foot descent from Toad Mountain to downtown Nelson. Cooldown is steak at the lodge. Eight departures between August and October; US$1,500; rilorwilderness.com

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