Horseback Riding Tour

Multi-day Horse Riding Tour in the Chilcotin Mountains | CA-CH401

Traverse the Chilcotin Mountain Range and surround yourself in nature in the company of Mountain Cayuse horses

Overview

Escape the modern world and explore the hidden valleys, rugged canyons, and mountain rivers of the Pacific Mountain Range astride your trusty steed.

Highlights

  • South Chilcotin Mountain Range
  • Horseback Riding
  • Camping
  • Bareback Horse Riding
  • Target Shooting
  • Ranch Accommodation

This thrilling holiday in the Chilcotin Plateau comes in two packages: a 5-day horseback riding getaway or a 7-day complete exploration of the South Chilcotin Mountain Range in British Columbia. Find yourself on horseback atop alpine mountains, in the midst of boundless meadows and closer to nature than you’ve been before.

If you choose the 5-day extravaganza, you’ll be spending two nights camping under the starry skies of British Columbia in rustic Prospector tents and two nights accommodations at the mountain ranch. If you’re looking for a more in-depth exploration of the outdoors, then opt for the 7-day tour, which camps for four nights.

  • Personal Experience
  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Small group
  • Expert guides
Availability May - Oct
Duration 5 / 7 days
Departs From Vancouver, BC
Difficulty Easy
Group maximum 20
Minimum age No limit
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up Yes

From

1 650
Per Adult
    • Best Price Guarantee
    • Toll Free number in N. America: +1 888 285 1676
    • International number: +1 780 414 1676

Availability (2021): May - October. Based on double occupancy.
Backcountry Explorer pack trip:
5 day tour - $1650.00 per person / CAD.
7 day tour - $2350.00 per person / CAD.
Backcountry pack trip with deluxe wildlife tours:
5 day tour - $2750.00 per person / CAD.
7 day tour - $3800.00 per person / CAD.
Ranch stay. Deluxe wildlife viewing package:
4 day tour - $1875.00 per person / CAD.

What's Included

Included

  • Horses/tack
  • Ancillary equipment
  • Ranch facilities

What to bring

  • Sleeping Bag
  • Personal clothing and gear (a recommended clothing & equipment list will be provided)

Not Included

  • 5.00% GST
  • Pick Up (optional) Fee

Contact us for more Information about this tour

TOLL FREE NUMBER IN N. AMERICA: +1 888 285 1676
INTERNATIONAL NUMBER: +1 780 414 1676

You can also send an email to info@adventures.com, or use the contact form here below.

Itinerary

Find out more details about the tour and its highlights

Information

This multi-day horseback riding tour will take you across the wilderness of the Pacific Mountain range in 5- or 7-day trips. During the trip, you’ll camp under the sky of the South Chilcotin Mountains, have lunch in the shade of towering mountains, and pick wildflowers in the tranquil river valley.

For horse lovers, looking for a brief adventure out in the mountains of Chilcotin Plateau, a 5-day horse riding tour is perfect. However, if you want to become one with nature and spend more than a night under the starry sky, the 7-day horseback trip is ideal!

DAY 1
• Early morning departure from Vancouver aboard the Chilcotin Express Shuttle, or from home with your own transportation
• Midday arrival and lunch at the ranch, tour of the ranch and introduction to our Wilderness Journal to reflect on your journey
• Horse Riding Orientation- We match riders to horses, fit saddles, and practice horsemanship skills. You will learn how to saddle your own horse, increasing your sense of empowerment and independence
• Introductory trail ride
• Dinner and review of trip details with your guides, including our Evening Journal to reflect on your day's successes and appreciations
• Map orientation highlighting the trails and terrain we’ll explore throughout our journey
• Repack your personal gear into mountain duffel bags
• Overnight in ranch accommodations

DAY 2
• Join your guides in packing and saddling your horses, getting a hands-on orientation before we ride out to camp
• Breakfast at the ranch
• Journey through Douglas fir and Lodgepole pine forests, climb stunning mountain passes and ride through tranquil valleys and break for lunch in a meadow of wildflowers
• Arrive at our mountain camp
• Join your guides in leading the horses to their grazing meadows where we stake and hobble them for the night. Get involved in conservation with our Range Record Grazing Sheet
• Dinner at camp, cook on the campfire and roast marshmallows. Review our Evening Journal and Wilderness Journal to reflect on your day's successes and appreciations
• Overnight in our rustic prospector wall tents, listen to the sounds of nature and count the stars
DAY 3
• Walk out with your guides to retrieve your horses, saddle and ride back to camp
• Breakfast at camp
• Day ride from camp, enjoying lunch along the way
• Play your part in conservation while scouting for wildlife as we record every animal we see in our Wildlife Sightings Form
• Return to camp, stake and hobble the horses • Dinner at camp, cook on the campfire and roast marshmallows. Review our Evening Journal and Wilderness Journal to reflect on your day's successes and appreciations
• Overnight in our rustic prospector wall tents, listen to the sounds of nature and count the stars

DAY 4
• Walk out with your guides to retrieve your horses from the staking meadows, saddle and ride back to camp
• Cook breakfast at camp before we pack up and head out
• Explore striking landscapes, like valleys and towering ridge-lines, as we ride back to the ranch
• Enjoy lunch on a mountain top or in an alpine meadow
• Arrival and dinner at the ranch, including our Evening Journal and Wilderness Journal to reflect on your day's successes and appreciations
• Relax around the fireplace or step onto the deck for spectacular star-gazing
• Overnight in ranch accommodations

DAY 5
• Leisurely ranch breakfast
• Bareback horse riding lessons
• Take aim with target shooting instruction and practice
• Farewell lunch at the ranch with a review of your Wilderness Journal and certificate presentation to reflect on your transformations during your trip
• Depart for home or Vancouver, arriving in the evening

Day 1 - Vancouver to the Ranch

Our day will start early in the morning when we’ll pick you up from Vancouver and bring you to the ranch on a shuttle bus. A short introductory walk around the ranch will bring you closer to the rural mountainous parts of Canada. At the ranch, we’ll have lunch and a quick chat about the tour and itinerary. You’ll get to meet your horse for the next few days and fit the saddle properly.

Because this tour is about you reconnecting with nature and getting away from the modern world at least for a few days, you’re given the freedom to do as much or as little in the days ahead.

Towards the evening, we’ll head out for an introductory trail ride. Don’t worry if you don’t know how to handle a horse, we’ll teach you basic horsemanship skills!

 

Day 2 - Head out into the wilderness

After a hearty breakfast at the ranch, we’ll pack and saddle our horses and ride out of the ranch.

Our whole day will be filled with unforgettable views of rugged mountains, vast meadows dotted with wildflowers, and tranquil river valleys. As we traverse the South Chilcotin Mountains, look out for the abundant wildlife that is hiding everywhere. The entire Pacific Mountain Range is home to a rich diversity of fauna, including grizzly bears, moose, bald eagles, black bears, cougars, mountain goats and many more.

We’ll enjoy a nice rest and lunch in a meadow of wildflowers. Have your camera ready for those picture-worthy moments at all times and remember to enjoy the fresh air!

When we’re done with the ride for the day, our guides will take the horses to rest in the meadows while you enjoy dinner under an open sky. We’ll spend the night in a comfy camp.

 

Day 3-5 - Explore the Wilderness

After a hearty breakfast at the camp, we’ll continue to explore the surrounding landscapes of the Chilcotin Mountain Range. Spectacular panoramic views unfurl before you as you traverse the rugged mountain tops on a horse. For the next three days, we’ll be lunching amid awe-inspiring mountain scenery, horizonless meadows, or tranquil river valleys.

We’ll explore the natural habitats of a diverse selection of wildlife, and sleep under a starry sky of the Southern Chilcotin Mountains. Unforgettable stories will be told in light of a campfire and the memories you make will remain with you long after the end of the trip. We’ll spend the night camping one last time and return to the ranch in the morning.

 

Day 6 - Back to the Ranch

The sixth day of our journey will start with breakfast at the camp. Our ride back to the ranch will be equally enchanting and picturesque, unfolding the ravishing nature, wildlife and flora of Chilcotin Mountains once more.

We’ll have lunch atop a mountain, in a vivid alpine meadow and head back down towards the ranch.

Here, you’ll be treated to a sumptuous dinner. Then, we’ll share stories and impressions from the trip, star gaze at the heavenly sky and relax around the fireplace. Our last night will be spent at the ranch.

 

Day 7 - Adventures at the ranch

After a lazy breakfast at the ranch, get ready for a day following in the footsteps of cowboys! We’ll learn the ropes of running a ranch, ride bareback horses and enhance our aim with some target practice.

While riding a bareback horse is a complex activity that requires balance and coordination, it allows you to feel every movement of the horse with your whole body and improve your connection and communication. Afterwards, we’ll introduce you to target shooting where you’ll learn to hold a gun and improve your aim. Finally, before we take you back to Vancouver, a hearty farewell lunch will be served. We’ll go over our horseback riding trip and say goodbye to our fellow travelers.

Payment Details

Deposit and Taxes

  • Pricing does not include: 5.00% GST.
  • A 50% deposit is required to hold your reservation.
  • Balance of payment is due 90 days before trip commencement.

CANCELLATION POLICY & DETAILS
Deposits are non-refundable. 90 day cancellation policy.

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