Lessons and Tours



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).

Single Kayaker on Lake Alpine



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; 5pm to 7pm - tour lasts approximately two hours. Tours are $50/person for 4+ paddlers. Private couple tour $125. (min. age 8).

Lake Alpine Sunset



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.


Mountain Biker Riding Down Granite Rock



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)




To better serve you, we ask that you please make your reservations a week in advance of any kayak or mountain bike rental, 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.


"The mountains are calling and I must go." - John Muir 

Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company

P.O. BOX 5120, #1 Bear Valley Rd, Bear Valley CA 95223

(209) 753-2834   mail@bvadventures.com


Store Hours:

 Daily 9 AM to 5 PM



All guided ski, bike, hike and kayak 

programs are operated under

Special Use Permit, Stanislaus National Forest.

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