The 5 best Truckee outdoor activities this summer!

Truckee is your gateway to the great outdoors and good times! It’s got everything you could ask for; small town charm, amazing food, boutique shops, great coffee, luxurious hotels….oh and did I mention the nearby lake?

Let’s face it, life is busy. Work, the kids and dare I say it COVID all take their toll. Truckee is the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of every day life and just have fun. Adventure is our specialty around here and it is everywhere!

Read on and have a look at our 5 best Truckee outdoor activities this summer.


Whitewater Rafting

Price: $78+ | Tahoe Whitewater Tours
10015 Palisades Dr, Truckee, CA 96161,
Phone: 530-587-5777

The first of our Truckee outdoor activities will have you screaming for sure! Offering beginner to advanced river rafting trips suitable for all ability levels and group sizes. This family run business has been operating in the area for over 20 years. Their trips are graded by intensity and are very highly rated on Google, Yelp & Facebook.

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Tahoe Whitewater Tours offer thrills for all.

Skydive Truckee Tahoe

Price: $215+ | Skydive Truckee Tahoe
13184 Sailplane Way, Truckee, CA 96161
Phone: 530-562-7530

Operating out of Truckee airport, this family owned and run business is a true labor of love. Sisters Jules and Jen Drew & Jen’s husband Mike, started Skydive Truckee Tahoe in 2016 because they wanted to share their passion for skydiving in what they consider to be one of the most beautiful places in the world to jump – Lake Tahoe. The whole team has decades of experience in the sport at a highly competitive level and are extremely highly rated across all review platforms. This is probably the ultimate adrenaline rush and one of the most popular of all the Truckee outdoor activities among thrill seekers!

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Skydive Truckee Tahoe

Tahoe Dirt Bikes

Price: $150+ | Tahoe Dirt Bikes
12675 Lee Rd, Truckee, CA 96161
Phone: 530-386-2952

Offering rentals and guided Dirt Bike Instruction & tours in the Truckee area. They offer something for every rider, from novice all the way up to the experienced rider with their own gear. Rental bikes include Dirt Bikes, Motocross Bikes and Polaris.

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Tahoe Dirt Bikes

Tahoe Via Ferrata

Price: $399+ | Tahoe Via Ferrata
1985 Squaw Valley Rd #23, Olympic Valley, CA 96146
Phone: 877-873-5376

Via Ferrata, which means ‘Iron Road’ in Italian, is a protected hiking and climbing experience located on the iconic Tram Face at Squaw Valley Resort. We have listed a number of Truckee outdoor activities for you & although this looks like one for the bravest of souls, rest assured that you are safely attached to the rock throughout the tour using permanent steel anchors and cables. Safety equipment which includes harness, helmet, gloves, & safety lanyard are all provided by Alpenglow Expeditions. All tour guides are highly trained and extremely experienced climbers.

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You think you can handle the heights?

Mountain Bike Coaching

Price: $90+ | Ronnie’s Battleborn Prodigies
Serving Truckee, Lake Tahoe, Reno & NorCal
Phone: 775-815-8939

You want to ride faster, smoother and safer? This is the place.

Lake Tahoe based ICP Level 3 Certified Mountain Bike Coach offering the most personalized and comprehensive Mountain Bike Coaching available for kids, teens & adults in the Lake Tahoe & Reno area.

Sessions are available for riders aged 6+ and for groups up to 6 riders.

Truckee outdoor activities
Lake Tahoe Mountain Bike Coach

We hope you have enjoyed our 5 best Truckee outdoor activities to try this summer, we think there is an activity here for every adventure seeker. Remember, this is just scratching the surface of what is available to do here.

If you have any questions about what to ride, where to ride or how to ride then get in touch or book a mountain bike coaching session and I will be happy to help you!

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