Ride Overview - Alpine Wilderness Ride
A relaxing horseback riding vacation in Canada! You will follow the trails of early pioneers as you ride deep into the Chilcotin mountain wilderness. Your gradual ascending trail leads you through old-growth forests, aspen meadows and narrow mountain paths to lofty peaks and lake kissed valleys. This is the home to moose, mountain goat, and bighorn sheep. The wildflower displays here rank amongst the most resplendent in BC. Your venue is located near the crystal blue waters of the Tyaughton Lake; 125 miles north of Vancouver, British Columbia. You will spend your first night and final nights in the luxury of a 4****wilderness lodge. Awarded the Trip Advisor 2013 Certificate of Excellence, this is one of the largest log lodges in Canada. Your remaining lodging will be found in cozy backcountry cabins and glamping camps. Your horse will carry you between 4 – 15 miles per day. This is an epic backcountry adventure! RIDING IN CANADA
Ride Itinerary - Alpine Wilderness Ride
Transfer from your airport or end your drive at the lodge. After you settle into your room, you will meet your guide and your horse around 4 – 5 PM.
Day 2 – 4:
Ride through the backcountry to your evening cabin or campsite.
Ride ends between 2 – 4 PM. Transfer to post-ride hotel
Ride Details - Alpine Wilderness Ride
Dates: July 10th – 14th, July 17th – 21st, July 24th – 28th, July 31st – August 4th, August 7th – 11th, August 14th – 18th, August 21st – 25th, August 28th – September 1st, September 4th – 8th, September 11th – 15th, September 18th – 22nd
Best Months to Ride: Peak season is June – August. The shoulder season, April, May, September, and October, offer cooler weather and less tourists.
Airport: Vancouver to Whistler, Whistler to TWR. (Vancouver to TWR flights are available July 1 – August 31)
Driving Distance: 5 hours north of Vancouver
Riding Days: 4 days
Group Size: 2 – 8
Riding Experience: STRONG INTERMEDIATE: Confident and in control at all paces including posting trots, two point canters and gallops in open country and on ascending and descending trails. Capable of crossing rivers and leading horses down mountain trails. Also able to tack horse.
Horses: Quarter, mixed breeds
Non-riding Activities: fishing, hiking, canoeing, hiking, floatplane, spa, mountain biking
Accommodations: Certificate of Excellence 2013 4* wilderness lodge, base and spike camps
Price: $1,480.00 per person, double occupancy
*Price is based on U.S. Dollar/Canadian exchange and will be fixed at final payment.
Included: accommodations, horse, tack, guide, all meals
Not Included: airfare, local airfare (available only 7/1 – 8/31 – $1,001 round trip) or taxi transfer to and from the airport, pre or post-ride lodging
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Alpine Wilderness Ride