• PRICE:
    $3,995 per person +5% GST
  • DURATION:
    7 Day / 6 Night
  • DISTANCE:
    15km - 30km per day
  • DAILY RIDE TIME:
    5 - 9 hours
  • Date
    September 6th - 12th

Tour Overview: 

  • An authentic 7-day womens only horse packing experience with our experienced wranglers 
  • Round trip flights from Whistler, BC
  • An experienced four legged companion
  • Historic mountain trails for the advanced intermediate to experienced rider  – this is not a beginner adventure 
  • A true wilderness experience – the opportunity to disconnect and reconnect with nature 
  • 5 to 9 hour long days – with a mixture of riding and breaking to enjoy your surroundings  
  • Some sections of trail where you will be required to dismount and walk your horse. For example, down mountain passes; accordingly, please bring appropriate riding/hiking shoes
  • 6 nights accommodation in 3 of our well equipped backcountry camps

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?

  • Round trip scenic fights from Whistler, BC
  • 7 days of horseback riding with one of our experienced and friendly female wranglers
  • 6 nights double occupancy accommodation in our backcountry camps
  • A experienced horse companion that is well travelled throughout the area
  • Fresh prepared meals from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 7
  • Unbeatable mountain vistas and stories for a lifetime
  • A cozy bed in a dual occupancy canvas walled tent (2 people per tent)
  • Three meals a day when in the mountains; this included a hot breakfast, packed lunch and dinner prepared by the cost. A packed lunch is also included in the first day of your tour
  • Filtered water to fill your hydration packs and bottles
  • Sleeping bags, sleeping pad/mattresses, and pillows
  • Fleece jackets to help keep you warm in the evenings
  • Crocs footwear to wear while in and around camp
  • Outdoor hot showers with soap
  • An outdoor pit toilet that is basic in nature but fully stocked
  • If ordered and paid for in advance – beer, wine and/or cider
  • The opportunity to dry out wet clothes and/or shoes, with a wood fired stove

Is this tour suitable for me?  

  • Yes if you are an advanced intermediate to experienced rider 
  • Yes if you have a good base fitness and can comfortably lead your horse and hike sections of trail 
  • Yes if you are interested in an authentic multi day backcountry horse packing experience 

Horseback Riding – Ability Level

  • Beginner – You have limited riding experience and perhaps have never ridden a horse before but are keen to try. A 1 or 2 hour ride is plenty long.
  • Novice – Perhaps you have ridden a horse before and know that you are able to mount and dismount unassisted. You are comfortable and feel in control while your horse is walking and maybe even during short trots. You are comfortable on a horse for 3 to 4 hours.
  • Intermediate – You have a firm and confident seat on your horse and feel comfortable while trotting and maybe even while cantering and galloping short distances. You are comfortable on a horse for 6 to 7 hours, but perhaps don’t ride regularly.
  • Advanced – You are very comfortable on a horse at all paces, and perhaps can handle a spirited horse in open country. You are comfortable riding all day.

* Trail riding with us involves slow speeds and walking. Faster paces should not be expected.

RECOMMENDED PACKING LIST:

**Please note that your luggage can weigh up to 25lbs (11kgs)**
**An appropriately sized duffel bag/small backpack works best, and extra items that are not a necessity should be left behind**

  • A personal facemask
  • Light weight, packable wind proof/water proof jacket
  • Gloves, ball cap/cowboy hat and long pants for riding in
  • Rain gear (top and bottoms)
  • Sturdy, supportive footwear that can lead and hike your horse in when required. Recommend Ariat riding/hiking boots
  • Hat/toque and long underwear if colder temperatures expected (particularly in the evening)
  • A change of riding clothes and/or clothes for in camps – includes extra socks
  • Sleeping bag liner and pillowcase (sleeping bags, mattresses and pillows are provided)
  • Water bottle/s and/or hydration packs
  • Personal helmet – optional
  • Personal toiletries and medications – includes sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Headlamp, with extra batteries if necessary
  • Personal light weight charging device for appliances such as phones/cameras
  • Phone or camera for taking pictures
  • Packable camp/travel towel for showering in camp
  • Personal snacks you like to carry on your local rides – if room and weight permits

Frequently Asked Questions – Horseback Tours

Does Tyax Adventures have helmets for horseback riding? 

We have a limited number of helmets, however we recommend that you bring your own if possible. If you would like to use one of our helmets please let us know the size in advance so that we can arrange one. 

Do I have to wear a helmet while riding? 

We do not require adults to wear helmets while on tour with us, but it is recommended. Children under the age of 14 must wear a helmet. 

What should I pack and bring? 

Recommended packing list (Click here).

How heavy can my personal bag be? 

Your luggage can weigh up to 25lbs (11kgs)An appropriately sized duffel bag/small backpack works best.

How many kilometers can I expect to ride per day? 

Depending on your particular tour and the route traveled, the distance of your ride each day will vary between 15-30 km typically.

What are Tyax Adventures backcountry accommodations like? 

Tyax Adventures has a total of five unique, historical and self supported backcountry camps/cabins. Please click here for an overview of them. Our camps/cabins can accommodate up to a total of 10 guests.

What is included when staying in our backcountry accommodations? 

 A list of what is included in your backcountry accomodation can be found here

Will there be time to explore the area when not riding? 

Yes, some days where we have shorter travel days or if we are staying in the same camp more than one night you will have time to explore the surrounding area. There are all sorts of daily activities to enjoy along with your trail riding; fishing, wildlife viewing, photography time, hiking, exploration and more. Ask your wrangler about activities. 

Is alcohol allowed? 

Yes. For multi- day trips you can either pre-book your alcohol with us before arriving (you will be sent an order form to do so), or bring your own.  

What if I have special diet requests? 

 If you have any special dietary needs, please notify Tyax Adventures when you book your trip so that we can make the necessary allowances, if possible. 

Are there Bears and/or Bugs? 

During most tours, we venture into remote country and even though there will be an abundance of wildlife, it can be rare to spot them. With proper precautions, it is unlikely any will bother us on our tours. Certain times of the year there are mosquitoes, black flies, horse flies and other bugs. We recommend you bring bug spray or light long sleeve shirts if you have a tendency to attract them. 

What if I have additional questions?   

Please visit  www.tyaxadventures.com,  by email at  fun@tyaxadventures.com  or call us at 1-888-892-9288 and we would be happy to answer your questions.