Welcome to the Yukon! No shortage of fresh air up here. Enjoy this week long journey where you experience the amazing trails, history and warm hospitality of the Yukon.
Location: Yukon Duration: 8 Days
Date: Upon Request (min. 2 people)
Terrain: Single & Double Track
Cost: $1999/person +HST (based on dbl occupancy)
Cancellation Insurance: $69 + 8% PST
Cancellation & Out of Province Medical: $89 + 8% PST
*Maximum 14 people*
All prices are listed in Canadian Dollars
A $400 per person deposit is required at the time of booking (plus insurance if purchasing).
Deposits are fully refundable up to 30 days prior to departure, minus a $20/person admin fee. There are no refunds 0-30 days prior to the tour departure.
Balances are due 30 days prior to your departure date.
A minimum of 2 participants are required for the tour to operate.
Day 1 | Whitehorse
Welcome to the Great North - no shortage of fresh air up here for hard working lungs. Over the course of your trip, we will explore three main Yukon riding areas. In Whitehorse, we will ride the Grey Mountain and Mount MacIntyretrail networks and in the village of Carcross, we will bike on the lower Montana Mountain Trail. We'll be greeted at the airport and transferred to the Boréale Ranch, our home for the next 7 nights. A welcoming and delicious barbeque awaits this evening followed by an orientation on the area. (D)
Day 2 | Grey Mountain & Yukon River Trails
Time to be introduced to Yukon dirt! Today we ride the Grey Mountain network. The single-track 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. Next on to the Yukon River trail - a highlight of any trip to Whitehorse. A deep bright green colour, it seems almost unreal. As we follow the trails along the river, we bike past the historical former town site of Canyon City, where Klondike stampeders stopped and created a makeshift canvas tent city while they pondered how to cross the rapids without losing all their gear. These same rapids were said to look like the manes of white horses, which is how Yukon's capital city received its name. (B, L, D).
Day 3 | MacIntyre Descent
We start our day in the alpine of Mount McIntyre on Whitehorse's newest alpine single-track, Starbuck's Revenge, where we will admire the views of the Whitehorse Valley and on towards Fish Lake. We can see all the way to Lake Laberge, a lake made famous in the Rover Service poem The Cremation of Sam McGee. As we start the descent back to Whitehorse, we will ride through many different ecosystems, starting in the alpine right down to the valley floor. (B, L, D).
Day 4 | Mountain Hero Trail
This is an alpine day with ridiculous mountain views! While the first part of this ride will require a constant pedal up the hill, it will be the scenery that will leave you breathless. This is truly where the caribou roam; among the mountain peaks with their glistening glaciers. During the descent, we will admire the old wooden mining relics before we descent down the Mountain Hero mine trail. This IMBA Epic trail follows the tram line that the historic mine created to get supplies up and down the mountain. A very rewarding single-track downhill will have your braking fingers aching and have you giggling once we reconvene at the side of Windy Arm Lake. (B, L, D).
Day 5 | Rest Day
Train to Alaska!Today is a rest day to take in some other activities. We highly recommend taking the White Pass & Yukon Route railway that takes us up and over the stunning coastal mountains into the gold rush town of Skagway, Alaska. The train will descent over the White Pass Summit and into Skagway, Alska. Included is a two hour layover in Skagway, long enough to have lunch and stroll around the unique and historic town. you'll then board your motor coach for the trip from Skagway back to Whitehorse and on to our lodge. (This excursion can be removed from your trip package. $200 value -passport required). (B, D).
Day 6 | MacDonald Creek
Another Yukon classic ride, we start in the sub-alpine and finish on the shores of Bennett Lake. (B, L, D).
Day 7 | Montana Mountain
We drive to the village of Carcross to ride the lower Montana Mountain trail network. 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. (B,L,D).
Day 8 | Homeward Bound
This morning we say goodbye to our friends at Boréal Explorers and make our way to the Whitehorse airport for home. (B).