Ladies Only Explorer Camp

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 with dinner and breakfast at the Lodge to start. This will be the highlight of your summer!

Duration: 3 Days/ 2 nights
Dates: 18th – 20th July 2019
Type of riding: Cross-country; alpine & sub-alpine singletrack
Distance: ~55kms (More info)
Length of Daily Rides: 2-6 hours
Riding Ability: Intermediate/ Level 2 fitness

Tour includes:

  • 2.5 days expert, fun, friendly & supportive guiding with Sylvie Allen & Emily Slaco
  • First  night’s accommodation at Tyax Lodge
  • Floatplane flight into the heart of the backcountry in Tyax Adventures Dehaviland Beaver
  • 1 night accommodation in our Backcountry Cabins & Camps, complete with hot water outdoor showers!
  • Cozy canvas wall tents holding 2 single bunks in each tent with sleeping bags and foam sleeping pads for each bed.
  • Healthy hearty meals on the trail & in the backcountry
  • Gourmet cuisine at Tyax Lodge, dinner on the first night and breakfast the next morning
  • Camp host to prepare camp & cook meals while in the backcountry
  • All trailhead shuttles where necessary (van pick up & floatplane flight)

Price: $1425 per person (based on min of 4 and max of 10)

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Find Your Skill Level

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

What our Guests say…

Having never ridden in British Columbia, or even visited Canada, I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. I drove up from Utah to join the ladies only Chilcotin trip and I have to say, it was worth the 20 hour drive. I’ve never been surrounded by so many inspiring people and coaches. We had riders of all skill levels, and Sylvie and Emily were so patient with our group, they took the time to make sure each of us felt comfortable and learned some new skills to take home with us. I was super intimidated having never ridden with a large group of ladies, let alone in the back country, but all my fears and hesitations disappeared that first night when I got to know the women who I’d be spending three days biking with.” 

- 2016

“Having learned to bike from my husband, it was extremely helpful to ride with other women  and learn how our bodies do things differently. I became a much more confident rider over the three days and when I got back home on familiar trails I noticed a difference in how approached new lines that I wouldn’t have in the past. Our trip was truly amazing and one that I’ll be talking about for forever.”

- 2016