Book your room at the Wells Hotel in advance. The small mountain community of Wells gets busy in the summer with travellers from all over the world exploring Barkerville Historic Town, the famous Bowron Lake canoe route or the Cariboo Mountain wilderness. After check-in try one of the many 10 plus year old Scotches at the local pub and have a meal at the Pooley Street Cafe'.
No need to shuttle, leave your car at the hotel and head out of town towards Barkerville. Follow the easy, but scenic Valley Mountain Trail to Forest rose Campground and head up to the Goldfields Ditch Trail via Government Hill Campground. The Goldfields Ditch Trail leads you through historic and present mining country and opens up many alternative routes, depending on your stamina and experience. Ride back via the historic Cow Mountain Ditch Trail all the way to Wells. You will have great views of the Jack of Clubs Lake and the town of Wells. A short, steep Downhill Trail takes you back into town. Store your bikes at the hotel, take a break and head out to Barkerville for some excellent Chinese cuisine at the Lung Duck Tong Restaurant. Evenings in Wells are often filled with great music performances or shows at the Sunset Theatre. Check local listings or inquire at the tourist info centre.
Start your day with a great breakfast at the "Wake Up Jake" saloon in Barkerville. Their hearty meals will keep you going for the rest of the day. Ride up the Mount Agnes multi-use route for a spectacular view of Mt. Agnes and Groundhog Lake. Leave your bike at the cabin and hike up to the top of Mount Agnes or traverse to Mt. Proserpine and explore the sub-alpine meadows. Return to Wells via part of the Cow Mountain Ditch Line and the Jack of Clubs Creek Road in time to hit the Bear's paw cafe for dinner and drinks. Watch a slideshow of local outdoor activities from biking to skiing and canoeing at the "Paw" or ask Dave to play your favourite bike movie. If you still have some energy left, join the locals for a drink at the Wells pub.