• PRICE
    $1,340 per person (based on min of 4 and max of 10)
  • DURATION
    3 Day / 2 night
  • DATES
    5-7 July 2020
  • TYPE OF RIDING
    Cross-country; alpine & sub-alpine singletrack
  • DISTANCE
    ~50kms
  • LENGTH OF RIDE
    2-6 hours
  • RIDING ABILITY
    Intermediate / Level 2 Fitness

Trip Introduction:

Have you always wanted to explore the backcountry and test yourself out with some longer rides? Then this camp is for you! This camp was created to offer intermediate riders the opportunity to experience riding and overnighting in the backcountry, while riding some of the best trails the Chilcotin has to offer. Includes a float plane drop to the beautiful Warner lake, amazing singletrack riding, a night out in a backcountry camp/cabin at Spruce Lake with gourmet meals provided, coached guiding, and 1 night at Tyax Lodge to start. This will be the highlight of your summer!

9-11th July trip has now SOLD OUT but email us to be added to the waitlist.
There are still spots available in the 5-7 July trip. 

Trip Essentials:

Tour includes:

  • 2.5 days expert, fun, friendly & supportive guiding with female coaches from Sweet Skills
  • One nights accommodation at Tyax Lodge in a double occupancy Lakeview room with 2 queen beds (please note a complimentary buffet breakfast is included, but not dinner)
  • Floatplane flight into the heart of the backcountry in Tyax Adventures Dehaviland Beaver
  • 1 night accommodation in our Spruce Camp, complete with a hot shower!
  • Cozy canvas wall tents holding 2 single bunks in each tent with sleeping bags and foam sleeping pads for each bed.
  • A packed lunch is included on days 2 and 3, along with snacks, dinner and breakfast at Spruce Camp (no packed lunch is included on the first day)
  • Camp host to prepare camp & cook meals while in the backcountry
  • All trailhead shuttles where necessary (van pick up & floatplane flight)

You will need to carry your own gear, so come prepared to do so with a suitably sized backpack. 

 On all trips, regardless of length, you are expected to carry the following at a minimum:

  • Any personal gear/clothes deemed necessary (consider expected weather for example)
  • Food – includes any trail side snacks you like to eat on your home trails
  • Water
  • Typical trail side repair tools, a spare tube etc.
  • Personal medications necessary
  • A head lamp

Recommended Guided Tour Packing List– Single Day

You will be provided with a packed lunch that you will need to carry

Mandatory Items – see picture here

  • A 20-litre pack at minimum – Osprey’s Manta/Mira series recommended-see here
  • Light weight and packable jacket that will protect you from the weather
  • Food – includes any trail side snacks you like to eat on your home trails
  • Hydration bladder/water bottle(s)
  • Typical trail side repair tools, spare tube, bike specific spare parts – such as brake pads and a derailleur hanger
  • Personal medications

Includes any over the counter pain/anti inflammatory medication

  • Head lamp
  • Bear spray and holster to store it in.

1 between 2 people is the minimum recommendation.

We do sell bear spray at our base of operations

Optional Items (if space and weight permits – see picture here)

  • Extra riding gloves (particularly if poor weather is expected)
  • Pair of bike tights if unfavourable weather expected

7Mesh Seymour tights recommended – see here

  • Phone or camera for photos
  • Personal sunscreen and/or bug spray if feel necessary
  • Any additional backcountry items you ride with on a full day adventure

Full Gear Support

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High-end Menu

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Resort Nights

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Door to Door Flight Service

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Premium Performance Apparel by 7 Mesh

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Mountain Bike – Technical Skill Level

  • Advanced Novice – You enjoy riding singletrack that has small obstacles that may include roots and rocks that are a couple inches tall, as well as some mud and sand. You understand how to shift your gears and are often able to shift your gears in response to terrain. You are learning how to use both front and back brakes to control your speed, and to be comfortable and reasonably balanced standing up off your seat while descending. You are just learning how to climb effectively. Exposure is still intimidating.
  • Intermediate – You are comfortable riding singletrack that has various obstacles including tight trees, mud, small loose rock, roots, and sand. You are able to mostly shift gears in response to terrain demands and use both front and rear brakes to control your speed. Descents are fun as long as they do not contain any obstacles and everything is easily and visibly rollable. You are practicing shifting your weight forward while climbing over technical terrain. Exposure with little to no consequence is fine.
  • Advanced – You love riding singletrack and aren’t deterred by obstacles including roots and rocks that are up to 6” tall, loose sand and rock, mud, tight trees and corners. You are able to shift gears in response to terrain and modulate both front and back brakes in steep terrain. Descending is super fun and you are not intimidated by long descents with obstacles. You are able to climb technical singletrack and understand how to shift your body weight to achieve ultimate traction. Exposure is acceptable on moderate trails.
  • Expert – You love to ride your bike in all terrain. Tight trees and corners, loose rock and sand, long descents with obstacles are all welcomed challenges that make the ride more fun. Modulating both front and rear brakes in varied terrain is a given, and shifting your body weight over your bike to respond to the terrain is brainless. Long descents with obstacles are exciting, and exposure with reasonable consequences often goes unnoticed.

Mountain Bike – Fitness Level

  • Level 1 – exercise weekly and are reasonably fit. could ride at a comfortable pace for 3 – 4 hours including 45 min climbs
  • Level 2 – exercise 2 or 3 times a week with a focus on fitness. could ride up to 6 hours a day at a moderate pace, including 1.5 hour climbs, for a few days
  • Level 3 – exercise 3 or 4 times a week and are very fit. could ride up to 8 hours a day at a good pace, with 2 hour climbs, for multiple days