Mobile camp adventure in Okavango Delta, suitable for intermediate and experienced riders onwards.
Ride the Continental divide between Alberta and British Columbia while supplies are transported by horse-drawn wagon through the valleys, leaving the riders free to pick up the pace between passes. Camping out in the wilderness, this is one for adventurous riders who want to get off the beaten track and explore this wildlife-filled region and not only at a walk.
This pack trip incorporates two of the most breathtaking high mountain rides travelling across 3 major river basins and has been developed to provide new and different riding opportunities for those who return to ride the Continental Divide year on year.
For experienced and adventurous riders on rugged trails with breathtaking scenery riding up to heights of 9,000ft (2,750m).
Riding in the same area as the Continental Divide Trail, this is for experienced riders only who are happy to gallop while out on the trail, and explore routes that are home to elk and big horn sheep, and little else. A team and wagon is used to set up one camp, then a truck takes the horses and riders to different areas during the trip to expedite the jump from one mountain area to another. Ride the highest and wildest areas of the Alberta Rockies - not one for the faint-hearted!
Explore the backcountry of Banff National Park on this horse riding holiday with comfortable lodge accommodation. Sure-footed horses take riders of any level through the wilderness around Bow River and up in to the mountains, with gourmet food, a crackling fire and comfortable beds each night.
This trip offers a combination of high mountains and grasslands travelling through three iconic Alberta landscapes. Just a 1hr drive from Calgary, the ride starts in the forested foothills of the Rocky Mountains.Then truck 350km to the vast grasslands in Southeastern Alberta to finish riding on the high plateau of the Cypress Hills near the Saskatchewan border.
Camping under the stars is interspersed with 4 lodge nights, allowing a hot shower and a comfortable night’s sleep every few days. We recommend intermediate and above riders, as it is designed for fit, adventurous riders.
This pack trip is designed for adventurous riders who are up to the challenge of covering between 170 and 200 km of rugged mountain trails in Kananaskis Country and camping out in 4 different mountain wilderness locations. Riders will begin in the foothills of the Rockies and progress westwards, deeper into the mountains, pack-horse free days allow a faster pace on some days.
Explore 3 awe-inspiring mountain valleys including the majestic Opal Range, separated by the Tombstone pass over 5 days riding. Camp in unspoilt locations surrounded by the vastness of nature and enjoy great food made on camp fires.
Much of the trail is done at a walk, with the occasional trot and canter were the terrain allows. However, we recommend intermediate or above riding ability as some of the terrain is tricky and requires good balance and control over the horse.
An immersive nature experience, travelling on horseback through the Canadian wilderness and exploring the fauna and flora living there. Learn the instincts and habits of an abundance of wildlife including bears, eagles, mountain goats, moose, cougars and wolves from the knowledgeable guides.
While on the trail, accommodation is in canvas tents out in the wilderness, this trip gets riders really close to nature.
This is a rare chance to experience a remote wilderness, the westernmost of Canada's territories that borders Alaska. The area is inaccessible by car or plane, a world away from the usual day trips out of Whitehorse. On this 2 week pack trip, all supplies are taken on packhorses with only one resupply by float plane halfway through the trip. Read Louise Carpenter's account of this trip in the Telegraph Travel magazine.