Day by Day Itinerary

Canol Road Tour - 11 Days


Countries   Canada
Tour Length   11 days
Dates Of Tour   Sunday, August 24, 2014
Type of Tour Off Road (Guided)
Price $2,850
 
 
GROUP MAKE-UP
Family Friendly
Age of Participants Mixed
Gender Basis Mixed
# of Participants (max) 12
Language English
 
SUPPORT LEVEL
Sleeping Accommodations   
Luggage Support
Sag Wagon Along the Way
Meals Provided Full board
 
TRIP DIFFICULTY
Total Trip Mileage    300 Miles
Average Daily Mileage    35 Miles Per Day
Longest Single Day 65 Miles
Total Trip Altitude Gain +15000 ft
Single Day Altitude Gain   +1500 ft
Overall Difficulty Rating   Intermediate, Advanced
 
 
COSTS
Single Supplement $500
 
 
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Specialized mountain bike
  • Van support
  • Guides
  • Helmet, gloves
  • Lodging
  • 3 Meals/day
 
 
HIGHLIGHTS/POINTS OF INTERESTS
  • Enjoy an intimate touring environment.
  • Experience the pristine wilderness of Northern Canada.
  • Autumn colors and cool nights with Northern lights!
  • Our most remote tour in a seldom visited region of North America.
 
TRIP DESCRIPTION

During WW II the US army constructed a road to bring oil from the Mackenzie River in Northwest Territory to a refinery in Whitehorse. Two years after completion the 176 million dollar project was abandoned. The dirt road is still seasonally maintained by the Canadian government. The winding route takes you through some of the most beautiful northern country in this hemisphere. Bike past pristine lakes with loons calling. Observe relics of the road's WW II past. View the scenic splendor of the autumn colors in vibrant reds and golds. Watch the northern lights put on a show while a wolf howls in the distance.

Your journey starts in Skagway, Alaska for travel by van to the town of Johnson's Crossing, YT and the start of the Canol Road. After a restful night in a motel you mount your bike and head north past beautiful lakes and into the Pelly Mountains. From the Village of Ross River you continue north to the Itsi Range, the continental divide, and the border with Northwest Territory. On the return trip you make a stop in Whitehorse, YT for a visit to a relaxing hotspring before returing to Skagway.

This tour is fully supported and consists primarily of comfortable wilderness camping and basic hotel stays. Camping is the only option for exploring this part of the world but that does not mean a lack of comfort, (See our camping experience). We dine on Alaskan specialities like grilled sockeye salmon and halibut curry. We provide you with a senior local guide who informs you about the region and provides for your needs. This tour is a true northern adventure and wilderness experience!

 
 
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OPTIONS
Countries Visited  
  • Canada
    • Yukon
 
   
NOTES

Price includes a mountain bike, helmet, camping gear, lodging, and meals from day 1 dinner through day 11 lunch. Participants must be confident riding a bicycle with hand brakes. Helmets are required. A passport and other necessary immigration documents are required for this tour.

 
TOUR SUPPLIER
Company Name Sockeye Cycle Co.
Country     USA
 
 
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