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North American Epic 1st section

Summary

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This is the first section of the North American Epic, for those of you who cannot cycle the whole tour. A journey and adventure, starting on the shores of the Arctic Ocean in Tuktoyaktuk. Cycling the historic Dempster Highway, stay a rest day in Dawson City and learn about the Klondike Gold Rush. You finish in Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon Territory.

Recreational
18 days
1455 km / 904 mi
$ 3,825.-
  • Mackenzie River Delta
  • Cross the Artic Circle
  • Klondike Gold Rush center of Dawson City
  • Yukon’s frontier spirit
  • There are 10 more sections.

    Deposit $170.-pp.

    Full vaccination with an approved COVID-19 vaccine is required for participation on this tour.

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Details

Type
Recreational
Duration
18 days
Level
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition
Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition
Challenging = experienced, well trained
Challenging
Support
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van
Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
Guided
Daily distance
80-100 km / 50-62 mi
Total distance
1455 km / 904 mi
Lodging
Deluxe = 4-5 star hotel or excellent B&B
Basic = 1-2 star hotel/motel or B&B
Camping = tent, sports hall or campus
Camping, full board
Luggage transport
Daily luggage transfers
Bicycle
Not included
Dates
07 Jul 2022 - 23 Jul 2022
Start
Tuktoyaktuk- Canada
Finish
Whitehorse- Canada
Airport at start
Inuvik Airport YEV
Airport at finish
Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport YXY

Prices

Price per person
The tour price per person
$ 3,825.-

Itinerary

Included / Not included


Artic Spirit

The Arctic Spirit section begins in Tuktoyaktuk, a small Inuit community perched on the shores of the Arctic Ocean. Used for hundreds of years by the local people to harvest caribou and beluga whales, an all weather road finally connected ‘Tuk’ to the rest of Canada in late 2017. Riders will dip their wheels into the frigid waters and pedal south through scenery that is harsh but beautiful – stunted spruce trees, endless lakes and rivers – and, of course, the sun will be up almost around the clock.

The town of Inuvik marks the start of the historic Dempster Highway, a legendary route that the riders will now follow for the next 8 days. Spinning through the expansive tundra, the cyclists will have a chance to spot moose, caribou, grizzly bears, peregrine falcons and golden eagles. They will ferry across the mighty MacKenzie, one of the world’s longest rivers and pedal across the Arctic Circle.

A rest day in historic Dawson City gives the riders the chance to learn about the Klondike Gold Rush and enjoy a cold beer in one of the town’s well-preserved saloons. The route now heads south passing through a number of abandoned gold mining operations before joining the Klondike Highway alongside the sprawling Yukon River. Pedalling past pristine lakes and through vast aspen forests, the riders will soon arrive in Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon Territory and the end of this unique and unforgettable section.

* This is a general itinerary. Tour itineraries are subject to change based on the group, available accommodations and other unforeseen circumstances such as the weather, local conditions, government intervention, that may affect the quality of the trip and/or safety of the participants. Please view this itinerary as an outline as to what to expect on this tour.

Level: challenging

Longer days, harsher environments (temperature, winds) and terrain (rough dirt, gravel roads at times, more significant climbing) become a larger factor. More surprises await you.

Prices based on double occupancy at hotels. Solo riders will be paired with another rider of the same sex at no additional charge.
14 Riding days, 2 rest days, 1 travel day.

Included:

6 Nights in hotels
12 Nights of camping
Most dinners
Most breakfasts
All roadside lunches
Experienced chef
Vehicle to carry your bags
GPS tracks & route notes
Experienced tour leader
Sweep rider
Bike mechanic
Medic
Tour jersey
Pre-tour information bulletins

Not included:

Flights and transfer to and from the tour
Food on rest days plus dinner on nights before rest days
Gratuity guides

Map & Routes

Map
Satellite

Bicycle

For this section, we recommend a mountain or touring bike with 45-50c tires.
For more information see PDF file below

Downloads

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