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Wilderness Mountain Bike Tour In The Yukon
Tour Location
Country:
Canada
From:
Pelly Mountains
To:
Whitehorse
Tour Information
Duration:
7 days
Level:
Moderate
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
USD 1925
Tour Distance & Dates
Month(s):
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Dec
Departure:
Custom Date
Tour Operator:
The Great Canadian Adventure Company

Wilderness Mountain Bike Tour In The Yukon

7 Days Moderate

Cycle the backroads of the Yukon and enjoy canoeing, fishing and hiking on this wilderness mountain bike tour through the Pelly Mountains. On our way to the Lapie Lakes and our mountain wilderness base-camp we will travel the beautiful wilderness corridor created by the Canol Highway, which in fact is a mere dirt road through pristine wilderness. The Canol Highway is actually short for "Canadian Oil" and was originally built during World War II. It was thought that with the construction of the Alaska Highway and the presence of the military in the area a source of fuel was needed. Oil actually only flowed for one year from 1944-1945 before the project was mothballed due to poor production from the oil fields. The Canol Road, now maintained by the Yukon Government during the summer months, is the only remains of this considerable endeavor. Quiet Lake, where you will stop for lunch on the way, is nestled in the Pelly Mountains. The lake is deceptively named as winds can quickly whip up waves and create anything but a "quiet lake". After Quiet Lake you will travel higher in elevation traveling along side the scenic Rose River. As you climb your chances of seeing caribou, moose, sheep or even grizzly bears increases as the density of the growth decreases and you get clearer views of the surrounding mountains. Frequently a little time spent with the binoculars yields sheep sightings.
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10 day tour also available
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