Trips › Ride and Reach with Ryan Leech

Boréale Mountain Biking has joined forces with professional mountain biker and yoga instructor Ryan Leech to offer a riding and yoga retreat in the land of the midnight sun.

Based out of Whitehorse, Yukon, we will explore this amazing mountain bike destination with Ryan over the course of 5 days/5 nights. Each day will be a fun mélange of exploring our endless trail networks, mountain bike skill development and yoga workshops.

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$1795

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Details

  • July 8-13, 2014
  • $1795 CAD per person, based on double occupancy
  • Single Supplement: $375
  • Group size: Maximum 8 people, based on double occupancy.

What’s Included:

  • Ongoing mountain bike skill instruction by professional rider Ryan Leech
  • Daily cyclist focused yoga classes led by Ryan Leech
  • Local Yukon bike guide for daily trail riding adventures
  • All land transport required by the itinerary
  • All breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks as outlined in itinerary
  • Boréale t-shirt

What’s Not Included:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas (if required)
  • Personal equipment (including bikes)
  • Miscellaneous expenses - drinks and souvenirs etc.

What to Bring:

Summers in the Yukon are generally quite temperate and it is a semi-arid environment, meaning we don’t really receive a lot of rain. Average temperatures range from day time highs of approximately 20°C/65°F to possible night time lows of 5°C/40°F.

Clothing: We love layers and recommend people bring a rain jacket, fleece jacket and comfortable clothes for lounging around the yurts after a day’s ride.

On Bike: For riding, we recommend people bring their usual cycling attire such as shoes, padded bike shorts, shorts, t-shirts, long sleeved shirts & pants, wind breaker, full fingered cycling gloves, sunglasses, and a backpack or hydration pack.

Ryan will have extra yoga mats at the yurts. Please bring loose fitting clothing for our indoor yoga sessions.

We do have a limited supply of full suspension Norco Sight 3s available for rent for our package clients. They are rented for an additional $40.00 CAD per day. We also have all the tools and stand required to build your own bikes.

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Itinerary

Day 1
Our group will meet over morning coffees at Yurtville. Today we will ride straight from our yurts and hit the trail network immediately. Overlooking Whitehorse and beyond, our local Grey Mountain trail network is a mountain biking paradise. Spectacular views of the Whitehorse valley and the coastal mountains near Carcross accompany us throughout the ride.

Yoga: A welcoming flow class with a chill pace designed to stretch out the travel tightness. An opening Reach so we can fully absorb the Ride!

Day 2
Today we tackle the Mount McIntyre Descent. We will start in the alpine of Mount McIntyre, admiring the views of the Whitehorse valley and towards Fish Lake. We can even see all the way to Lake Laberge, the lake made famous in the Robert Service poem The Cremation of Sam McGee. As we start the descent back to Whitehorse, we will ride through many different ecosystems, starting in the alpine right down to the valley floor.

Yoga: Full Flow class – 90 minutes of yoga magic that will leave the body buzzing with delight. Say aloha abs, hi hips, and shalom shoulders, and bless-you back!

Day 3
This is an alpine day with ridiculous mountain views. While the first part of this ride will require a constant pedal uphill and will be quite challenging at times. However, it will be the scenery that will leave you breathless! This is truly where the caribou roam, among the mountain peaks with their glistening glaciers.

Yoga: Gentle Flow/Detail class 45 minutes: Gentle but deep. A more yin style approach. Adding in a short blissology discussion.

Day 4


After breakfast we will head to the local hot springs for a much deserved break for our muscles. Today we will go easy on the bike kilometres and focus on our yoga session. Depending on how the group feels, we can go for two smaller rides with a great, longer and detailed yoga session in between!

Yoga: A Cycle Centric Yoga Workshop. We will explore, practice, and dialogue in detail to deepen our understanding of key yoga postures, alignment, and breathing techniques. Flourish both on the mat and on the trail.

Day 5
Today’s ride takes in one of the Yukon’s ‘must-do’s’. The Yukon River is a highlight of any trip to Whitehorse. A deep bright green colour that seems almost unreal. On today’s ride we will maneuver our way through the trails to follow the Yukon River as it flows back to town.

Yoga: Final Flow 60 minutes: Finishing with a fun, lively, and care free vinyasa flow, with an emphasis on gratitude.

Day 6



After a continental breakfast and delicious Midnight Sun coffee to go, your guide will transport you back to the airport in time to catch your flight back to reality!

Contact us for a detailed itinerary

Airfare Special

Our company has a special airfare deal with Air North, Yukon’s Airline, making the total trip price $435 CAD from Vancouver/Calgary/Edmonton-Whitehorse return with an extra $25 per direction for bicycle transport, payable at check-in counter. This airfare deal needs to be booked via Boréale Biking.

Whitehorse International Airport (YXY) is serviced daily from Vancouver, BC through Air North, Yukon’s Airline, Air Canada and Westjet. For European departures, Condor flies direct from Frankfurt, Germany to Whitehorse, Yukon on Sundays throughout the 2014 summer.