Ride the Yukon – August 2019
Ride in the land of the midnight sun and join us in the Yukon on an all inclusive adventure starting at just $1395. Boreale is the perfect place to spend time on the bike in a location loaded with flowy, purpose-built single track through dense forests and epic scenery.
Over the course of your trip from August 3-7, we will explore three of the Yukon’s main riding areas. In Whitehorse, we’ll ride the Grey Mountain and Mount MacIntyre trail networks and in the village of Carcross, we ride the lower Montana Mountain trail. With a small group of riders, this bespoke mountain biking adventure is made for riders comfortable with Blue and Black designated trails. Terrain type ranges from fast and flowy to varying and technical depending entirely on what our riders are looking to get out of each day.
Travel dates are August 3-7. Ride days are August 4-6. Three days of guided riding, all meals, airport transfers, and four nights accommodation included.
Trip designed by:
Ted Hincks | Co Founder | Wander Adventure Co
About this trip
Double Occupancy: $1395 + GST plus flights and bike rental
Single Occupancy: $1995 + GST plus flights and bike rental
Scheduled: The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Private: Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Custom: Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Self-Guided: Combines the hallmarks of any W&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Daytime Guided: Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
24/7 Guided: Our W&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
Signature: We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. They offer all the amenities you have at home including wifi, in room dining service, and restaurants on site.
Lodge: These are one of a kind 4 and 5 star properties that offer a distinctly elevated, comfortable stay. Though the accommodations may be remote staff and the W&R crew is available to look after you needs 24 hours a day.
Occasional: “I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
Recreational: “I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
Enthusiast: “I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
Avid: “I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
Expert: “I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”
Snow: Be prepared for a winter experience and get geared up with snow pants, a ski jacket, and cold weather gear. Outdoor activities will take place in temperatures from 0 to -15C.
Shoulder: Ready for anything, these spring/fall excursions mean the possibility cool crisp mornings, and temperate afternoons. Outdoor activities will take place in temperatures from 0 to +15C.
Summer: Though we can’t control the weather, plan for activities to take place on warm, long summer days. Outdoor activities will take place in temperatures above 20C.
What to expect
Accommodations | Boréale Ranch is a year round modern adventure lodge in the Yukon wilds. The lodge features a great common room, large dining space, a cozy library and huge windows for mountain gazing. Relax after your rides in an our outdoor mountain facing spa tub and recharge by an evening bonfire. Each room welcomes guests with comfortable beds, gorgeous duvets and plush linens to ensure a great night of sleep.
Food and Drink | Boréale Ranch’s food and drink menus are curated to give guests the best experiences possible. Good food and drink are very important to the Boréale team and at Wander Adventure Co. we love to share the experience with you! After a long day of riding, you’ll enjoy our carefully selected beer, and wine & cocktail menu to whet your appetite for satiating meals. The menu incorporates traditional northern foods into the meals, so guests can experience the pleasure of tasting wild cranberries, elk, salmon and melt in your mouth Arctic char.
The Rides | Over the course of your trip, we will explore the three main Yukon riding areas. In Whitehorse, we will ride the Grey Mountain and Mount MacIntyre trail networks and in the village of Carcross, we will bike on the lower Montana Mountain trail. One of the beauties of Yukon riding is the sheer volume of trail options. No matter what your skill or fitness level, we will have a great day on the bike. Guides are able to cater trail choices to riders who prefer fast and flowy, technical and gnarly, or fun and dynamic.
Short Story; everything. Long story, 3 days of riding and 4 nights accommodations at the picturesque Boreale Lodge. Your investment includes meals, guides, and all the connections that’ll make the retreat a time to remember.
- 3 guided ride days and 4 night accommodations at the Boreale Lodge outside of Whitehorse
- Gourmet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and post ride afternoon snacks
- All transportation including transport to and from the airport and trails
- Wander Adventure Co welcome package and gear
- The knowledge, support, and camaraderie of experienced guides
- Daily route support
$1195 covers everything that you need with the exception of your bike and round trip flight to Whitehorse, YK. For everything else, we’ve still got you covered.
- Premium, trail ready, full suspension mountain bike rentals are $275 for five days
- We can take care of booking your flight with round trip flights starting at just $475 based on availability, contact us for details here
INVESTMENT: Double Occ. $1395 until April 1 // Single $1995 + GST
PAYMENT: 50% payment is due upon registration. Pay in full or pay the 50% deposit using the link at the bottom of the page, or contact [email protected] to pay via Interac E Transfer.
CANCELLATION: Cancellations made prior to 60 days before retreat date will be eligible for a 75% refund. Cancellations made within 60 days of the retreat date will NOT be eligible for a refund.
INSURANCE: We strongly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation, baggage, and extended medical insurance (including emergency evacuation insurance).
Enthusiast | If you’re an enthusiast, to us that means you you’re comfortable on a mountain bike and can tell a full suspension from a hardtail and have at least a couple months of riding under your belt. The trip is perfect for a range of riding abilities from riders who are comfortable on the trails in West Bragg or the Canmore Nordic Centre, all the way up to more serious riders who want to take advantage of the more technical and challenging options offered almost every day.
The Ride the Yukon Retreat is the brainchild of Ted Hincks and was developed in collaboration with the team at Boreale. Ted first spent time in the Yukon in 2017 and has been looking forward to going back ever since.