Ride the Midnight Sun – August 2019

5 Days Until the Yukon Adventure

The days are long and there’s an air of relaxation thats starting to hang in the night. We’re looking forward to seeing you this week in the land of the midnight sun. Whether on the trails, on “the beach”, or around the table, we look forward to creating a memorable experience.

Now, we’re sure you’re wondering about weather.  the weather is looking great and summers in the Yukon are generally quite temperate and is in a semi-arid environment, meaning we don’t really receive a lot of rain. Average temperatures range from daytime highs of approximately 20°C/65°F to possible night time lows of 5°C/40°F.

Now, we’ve got a few more details and reminders for you and a brief layout of what the trip will look like.

A word about food during your stay:

One of the most important aspects of a great day of adventuring is fuel. The meals provided in our packages are delicious and locally-inspired with a strong emphasis on whole, healthy foods.

After everyone has enjoyed a morning coffee made from locally roasted beans from Midnight Sun Coffee Roasters, it is time to start our first feast of the day. Our sumptuous and healthy breakfast includes a variety of items such as croissants, eggs, ham, homemade granola, organic yogurt and fresh fruit.

Back at the Boréale Ranch after a great day on the adventure trail, appetizers will be served. You will have a chance to relax and enjoy the view, discuss the highlights of the day’s experiences and enjoy well deserved beverages while dinner is being prepared. Food and the concept of dining are important to Team Boréale, and we are confident you will be completely satiated. There is nothing like a well presented and delicious meal to cap off a perfect day exploring the Yukon.

If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know as soon as possible. We will endeavour to meet your needs.

What to pack

We love layers and recommend people bring a rain jacket, fleece jacket and comfortable clothes for lounging around the Ranch after a day’s ride. For biking, we recommend people bring their usual cycling attire such as shoes, padded bike shorts, shorts, t- shirts, long sleeved shirts, wind breaker, gloves, sunglasses, and a backpack or hydration pack. Below we have provided a list of other items which you may find useful.

We do have a limited supply of full suspension Norco Fluids available for rent for our package clients. They are rented for an additional $85.00 CAD per day.

  • Fleece/light down sweater
  • Windproof/waterproof jacket (rain gear)
  • Warm wool hat and gloves (fall and spring season only)
  • Shorts
  • Long trousers
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Short sleeved shirt
  • Comfortable clothing for the night
  • Sun hat
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottle
  • Insect repellent
  • Watch or alarm clock no need – welcome to the land of the midnight sun!
  • binoculars, notebook, pens/pencils


Day 1


Your guide will greet you at the airport and bring you out to the Boréale Ranch. There will be time to build up your personal bike or be fitted for your rental bike. Over a welcoming and delicious barbeque, we will go over our detailed itinerary for the rest of the trip.

Day 2

Activity: Mountain biking

Riding Location: Whitehorse, Yukon

Overlooking Whitehorse and beyond, our local Grey Mountain trail network is a mountain biking paradise. The trails gently swoop up and down, weaving through the boreal forest. Spectacular views of the Whitehorse valley and the coastal mountains near Carcross accompany us throughout the ride. This is what world class singletrack mountain biking is supposed to be like.


  • Accommodation
  • Lunch, snacks and dinner
  • Guided mountain biking

Day 3

Activity: Mountain Biking

Location: Whitehorse

We will start our day in the alpine above Whitehorse. On tap today is our MacIntyre Descent: from alpine top to river valley with some epic views in between.  The riding here will have everything with trails from dirt, to rock, to loam, as well as epic views and tight trees.  Afterwards, we’ll ride right in to the pub in Whitehorse from some post ride pints.


  • Accommodation
  • Lunch, snacks and dinner
  • Guided mountain biking

Day 4

Activity: Mountain Biking Location: Carcross, Yukon

After breakfast we will drive to the village of Carcross to ride the lower Montana Mountain trail network. This mountain has recently undergone a transformation from a silver mining hot spot in bygone years to a current mountain biking paradise! Funded through the local Carcross Tagish First Nation, the Singletrack for Success program hired local youth to create mountain biking trails for the betterment of the community. Set in some of Canada’s most beautiful scenery, these professionally built trails snake their way down the mountain and finish at the edge of Bennett Lake. Returning to the lodge around 1pm, time for a shower before catching the shuttle to Whitehorse.


  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks
  • Guided mountain biking

Day 5

After breakfast your guide will transport you back to the airport in time to catch your flight back to reality!


  • Breakfast
  • Transportation to airport

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