Ride the Midnight Sun – June 2019 –  SOLD OUT

Join us this June for an adventure retreat like no other.  From June 5 to 9 we’ll be riding, hiking, and discovering the land of the midnight sun.  Mother Nature broke the mold when she built the Yukon, and you won’t truly understand the experience until we take you so far off the grid, you may never want to come back.

Over the course of your trip from June 5 to 9, we will explore the Yukon’s main riding areas with a small group of riders, catering to skill levels from beginner to advanced with group sizes ranging from 4-6 riders per guide.  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 June 5-9. Ride days are June 6-8. All meals, guides, transfers, and four nights accommodation included.

Trip designed by:
Shirley Blundell | 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

*Please reach out if you are coming as a single but would like us to pair you up with another adventurer

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

The Adventure | Day 1 will be an introductory day of riding the mountain bike trails around Whitehorse.  On Day 2, it’ll be into the canoes to canoe the Yukon River in a truly Canadian experience.  On Day 3 it’ll be back to the mountain bike with an epic ride in Carcross, riding the picturesque Montana Mountain of the Carcross Tagish First Nations.  And on the final day we’ll be trading the bike in for hiking shoes for an amazing hike through the mountains.

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.

DETAILS

Short Story; everything.  Long story, 3 days of riding and adventure 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

$1395 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 three days riding
  • 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. $1295 until April 1 // Single $1795 + GST

PAYMENT: 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.

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