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 Summer March 02, 2015
Summer Sports - Kayaking & Mountain Biking


We outfit, guide, rent, sell or provide information on the following activities:
Mountain & Road Biking, Flatwater Kayaking, Canoeing, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Fishing, Camping, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Tennis, Whitewater Rafting, Competative Sporting Events, and Annual Festivals. Purchase a "Bear Valley Adventure Map" at our store for a complete description of rides and activities in our area.

The store is stocked with clothing, footwear, equipment and supplies from the following great companies: Specialized, Perception, Surftech, Patagonia, Camelbak, Columbia Sportswear, GoPro, Reef Brazil, Salomon, Bolle', Yakima & more. Attached to the store is a mini-mart with high energy drinks, snacks, etc. for your outing.

We specialize in groups!  Call us for rates and reservations.

2014 KAYAKING RATES - New Fleet of Perception Kayaks!

Kayaking Rates

All Day

1/2 or
Add'l Day

3+ Days
Single 10' Kayak


$35 $30
Single 12' Kayak


$35 $30
Double Kayak / Family Friendly Canoe


$55 $45
Touring Kayak w/ Rudder*




Stand-Up Paddleboard Rates

All Day

1/2 or
Add'l Day

3+ Days

Stand-Up Paddle Board





* Prior touring kayak experience / instruction recommended.
- All boat rentals include life jackets, paddles, roof pads, and tie down straps.
- Reservations are accepted for All day (9am-5pm) and Morning Half Day (9am-1pm) Rentals; 
Afternoon Half Day (1pm-5pm) Rentals are available on a 1st come, 1st served basis only.

A romantic way to enjoy the alpenglow from Lake Alpine and an easy introduction to kayaking using two-person kayaks. After some very basic instruction, we will explore Lake Alpine's shoreline. Then, we will "raft up" and enjoy some hot drinks and snacks. It's a fine way to spend an evening.
*By advance arrangement only; tour last approximately two hours. Tours are $50/person for 4+ paddlers. Private couple tour $125. (min. age 8).


In this basic two hour course you will be properly introduced to flatwater paddling techniques. Learn about gear options, paddle strokes and other tactics to fully enjoy open cockpit touring kayaks. Families, kids and new boaters will all benefit from this fun and informative safety course.
*By advance arrangement only; 10am - noon $85/person for 2+ paddlers. Private Course $100. (Min. Age 10).

Taught on beautiful Lake Alpine, this is our most popular class. You'll learn sweep strokes, braces, draws, and more of how to use your body in a kayak. The highlight of the class is learning a wet exit and how to re-enter your kayak. You'll also learn how to use safety equipment and we'll demonstrate solo rescues. This half day course will allow you to rent closed deck boats on your own and may satisfy the requirements of other outfitters for rentals.
*By advance arrangement only; 9am - 12:30pm; $110/person for 2+ paddlers. Private course $150. (min. age 12).

Can't get enough kayaking? Utica, Union, and Spicer offer backcountry camping opportunities accessible only by kayak or canoe. Spend the night under the stars and enjoy a true wilderness experience. We're available to help plan your next adventure using eco-friendly techniques and gear.

2014 BICYCLING RATES - Specialized Bicycles


Mountain Bikes  Full

1/2 or Add'l Day

3+ Days

Kids Bike $25




Adult Mountain Bike w/ Front Suspension





High End Demo Bike (Mtn & Road Bikes) $65



Shuttles (by advanced arrangement with a 4 person minimum):
Bike Shuttle Day Ticket (3 Rides) = $35 pp
Single Bike Shuttle = $15 pp
Destinations: Bear Top, Cape
Horn, Lake Alpine.







- All bike rentals include use of a bicycle helmet.
-Reservations are accepted for All day (9am-5pm) and Morning Half Day (9am-1pm) Rentals; Afternoon Half Day (1pm-5pm) Rentals are available on a 1st come, 1st served basis only.

Both of these courses are taught on an easier, but technical trail. The Bike Skills Ride will cover safety, proper bike fit, riding do's and don'ts, and a skills course. The Bike Maintenance Ride will cover changing a flat tire, simple bike adjustments, proper tool kits, trouble shooting on the trail, broken chains and cables,etc.
*By advance arrangement only; 10am - 12:30pm; $50/person for 2+ riders. Private class available by arrangement. (min. age 12)

An easy and scenic guided tour of Bear Valley's private meadow during the peaceful morning hours, by permission from the Toeniskoetter & Breeding Families. (This is private property and only available through this guided tour).
*By advance arrangement only; 10am - noon; $50/person for 2+ riders. Private tour $65. Ask about private family tours.  (min. age: must be able to ride 2 wheel bike w/o assistance).


NEW! California Fishing Licenses Can Be Purchased Online At: http://www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/ols/  (we no longer sell them)

Pole Rental - $5 Per Day
Bait, Tackle, etc. available.


To better serve you, we ask that you please make your reservations a week in advance of any kayak lesson or tour. However, we will do our best to accommodate late bookings. Reservations can be made over the phone with a Visa or Mastercard. A 50% deposit will secure your reservation. When you call, we'll explain the final details, including what to bring with you. 

All guided ski, bike, hike and kayak programs are operated under Special Use Permit, Stanislaus National Forest

Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company
P.O. Box 5120 • Bear Valley • CA • 95223
Phone: 209-753-2834 • Fax: 209-753-2669 • E-mail: 

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