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Banff  - Backcountry Lodge Ride - 3 days


Itinerary for Banff - Backcountry Lodge Ride - 3 days



3-day Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Day 1: Backcountry ride to Sundance Lodge
Your adventure begins at 9:30am at the backcountry check-in at the large barn at the stables (please do not arrive any earlier than 9:30am). There is plenty of free parking at the stables and you are welcome to leave your vehicle here during the trip. Once you are checked in, you will meet your professional and friendly guides and get your slickers and saddlebags. Things happen on “Western Time” here so we may not leave right on the dot and you’ll have time to get to know your horse and ask any questions before you set off.
Once you and your horse are ready to go, we will mount up for the 10-mile ride along the banks of the sparkling glacier-fed Bow River, Brewster and Healy Creeks. We will stop along the way for a hot lunch on the riverbanks, then late afternoon we will arrive at Sundance Lodge. This elegant and luxurious lodge offers you a chance to experience the Canadian backcountry, while relaxing in comfort. You will arrive to a hot cup of tea or coffee, a warm shower, a soft bed and the friendly greeting of your lodge host. Each host has a way of making the lodge their own, catering in your every need and cooking you delicious meals.
Riding approx. 10 miles
Meals included: Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Sundance lodge


Day 2:  Day ride in the backcountry
Cuddled in your cozy bed at Sundance Lodge, you will wake up to the rays of the morning sun streaming in through your window. After a hearty breakfast, you can leave your belongings at the lodge and set off unencumbered for a ride deeper into the backcountry with stunning views of the surrounding mountains. On today’s ride, you will catch a glimpse of the enormous Brewster Glacier and the rock faces of the Sundance Range as you ride along the footsteps of the original pioneers. We will stop for lunch along the trail and enjoy an open-air picnic in this unforgettable setting. At the end of the day, you will return to your familiar room at Sundance Lodge, where you already feel comfortable and at home. As the sun sets behind the mountains, you can sit back on the deck and relax, drink wine and share stories and photos with your fellow adventurers.
Riding approx. 6 miles
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Sundance lodge


Day 3: Return to Warner Stables
Sundance Lodge is an island of comfort and elegance in an ocean of wilderness, a place where you can admire the rugged beauty of the backcountry while wrapped in soft blankets and sipping from a mug of hot tea. It is your last morning at Sundance, which is starting to feel like home thanks to the warm hospitality of your host. Be sure to take a few last photos to capture the moment as you prepare to hit the trail again. Wave goodbye as you and your horse saunter back to Warner Stables. It is another gorgeous full day of riding through wooded hillsides and winding river trails with the soaring craggy peaks of the Rockies as a backdrop. You will refuel with a lunch stop along the banks of Healy Creek, where we will enjoy sandwiches, fresh-baked goodies and fruit. We will arrive back at approximately 4:30 pm.
Riding approx. 10 miles
Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch


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2-day Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Day 1: Backcountry ride to Sundance Lodge
Your adventure begins at 9:30am at the backcountry check-in at the large barn at the stables (please do not arrive any earlier than 9:30am). There is plenty of free parking at the stables and you are welcome to leave your vehicle here during the trip. Once you are checked in, you will meet your professional and friendly guides and get your slickers and saddlebags. Things happen on “Western Time” here so we may not leave right on the dot and you’ll have time to get to know your horse and ask any questions before you set off.
Once you and your horse are ready to go, we will mount up for the 10-mile ride along the banks of the sparkling glacier-fed Bow River, Brewster and Healy Creeks. We will stop along the way for a hot lunch on the riverbanks. We will arrive at Sundance Lodge late afternoon, where your lodge host will greet you. Sundance is the ideal place for those who want to marvel at the beauty of the Banff Backcountry, while still being swaddled in comfort. There are no sleeping bags or camp stoves here, you will be sipping from wine glasses, dining on food prepared by a skilled chef in a professional kitchen and sleeping in a comfortable bed. Your lodge host will cater to your every need and make you feel welcome, like you are a guest in their home. Settle into your room and freshen up from your day on the trail, then gather around the table for a gourmet meal and an evening of conversation. By the end of this trip, you will have plenty of new friends from around the world.
Riding approx. 10 miles
Meals included: Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Sundance lodge


Day 2:  Return to Warner Stables
After a deep and restful sleep in the peaceful quiet of the backcountry, you will awake to a hearty breakfast and a steaming mug of coffee. You will have the entire morning to wake up slowly and savor your time at this picturesque lodge. Sundance was built in 1991, near the original Ten Mile Cabin built in 1923 where the trail riders used to stop and rest on their way to Mount Assiniboine. (Ten Mile Cabin is still there and Sundance Lodge sits where the corral would have been.) With no emails to answer or errands to run, your time is your own. You can sit on the deck, get lost in the pages of a good book, have a chat with your horse or get to know your fellow adventurers. We will begin our ride back to Banff in the late morning. You will bring along handmade sandwiches for the journey, as well as fresh-baked goodies and fruit. You will return to the stables at approximately 4:30 pm, with plenty of stories to tell about your adventure in the backcountry.
Riding approx. 10 miles
Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

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Banff - Backcountry Lodge Ride - 3 days
Tour Code: RTAB17-3
3 days / 2 nights ~$855.00
Dates : May to Oct

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
ABeginner
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
BNovice
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
CIntermediate
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
EAdvanced
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
   
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
   
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
   
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
   
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
   
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
   
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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B 2020 08/15 - 08/16 2d / 1n 2 day lodge ride, AP (2 ridi... 1 /14 Reserve
A 2020 08/17 - 08/19 3d / 2n 3 day lodge ride, AP (3 ridi... 1 /14 Reserve
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A 2020 08/24 - 08/26 3d / 2n 3 day lodge ride, AP (3 ridi... 1 /14 Reserve
B 2020 08/29 - 08/30 2d / 1n 2 day lodge ride, AP (2 ridi... 1 /14 Reserve
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A 2020 09/28 - 09/30 3d / 2n 3 day lodge ride, AP (3 ridi... 1 /14 Reserve
B 2020 10/03 - 10/04 2d / 1n 2 day lodge ride, AP (2 ridi... 1 /14 Reserve
A 2020 10/05 - 10/07 3d / 2n 3 day lodge ride, AP (3 ridi... 1 /14 Reserve
B 2020 10/10 - 10/11 2d / 1n 2 day lodge ride, AP (2 ridi... 1 /14 Reserve
A 2020 10/12 - 10/14 3d / 2n 3 day lodge ride, AP (3 ridi... 1 /14 Reserve
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Tack: Western
Horses: Quarter Mix
Pace: Slow, 4-6 hrs per day. All of our ride...
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Airport: Calgary International Airport (YYC)
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