Wright Wheels
Bicycle Tours
516 Cottonwood Street
Nelson BC  Canada  V1L 3V6
Tel: 250-352-9236
info@biketoursbc.ca

 

   

 

Salmo to Nelson

 

2008 Dates Cycle Days Nights Minimum Riders Maximum Riders Difficulty Price

June 16
July 9, 22
August 12
September 16

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4

9

Moderate $85.00/person

Salmo to Nelson on the Burlington Northern Railway (48 km/30 miles).  This ride takes you into remote spectacular wilderness where wild animals abound. The ride can either start in Salmo or Nelson depending on the preference of where the group would like to finish their ride. The abandoned rail line takes the riders over trestles and past mountain lakes rich in heritage and natural beauty. The valley between Salmo and Nelson has an extremely rich mining history. Abandoned mine sites can still be seen on the mountain side. Six miles from Salmo (home to numerous large stone murals)  is the small community of Ymir once a bustling mining community and a great place to visit the general store for a step into the past.  The rail line follows the Salmo River for most of the route, which is home to moose, herons, and other wild animals. With grades no more than 4% it is an ideal bike path. Mountain bikes or hybrid bikes with front shocks make for an enjoyable day.  

 

 

 

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Wright Wheels - Bicycle Tours
516 Cottonwood Street
Nelson BC  Canada  V1L 3V6
Tel: 250-352-9236
info@biketoursbc.ca