Shine Valley - Yukon

Experience Level

Pack Trip

5 star rating   17 August 2017

I never expected the trail to be so challenging or so much fun. The horses coped well with the varying terrain and I had every confidence in my horse Petit Tonnerre.

The Riding

How well were you matched with the right horse for your ability?
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How would you rate the variety of riding, pace or terrain?
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How would you rate the overall standard of the horses, tack and stables?
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The Accommodation

How would you rate your room(s) for comfort and facilities?
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How would you rate the standard of the food?
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Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

The accommodation was as described, log cabins and tents. They were clean, comfortable and in good condition. The stove in the cabin was very efficient and we were plenty warm enough. On The trail the temperature dropped at night so it is helpful to have an insulated sleeping mat under the mattress and comfortable warm clothing. The food was excellent, always fresh fruit and vegetables, they catered for my vegetarian diet with no problems at all. Chocolate features quite heavily (not a problem for me!)

Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

Plan and prepare for your holiday?
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Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
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How could we improve the quality of pre-holiday information that we send?

It was fine, everything you needed, perhaps stress the more important items as should haves eg insulated sleep mat, lip salve, biodegradable washing stuff and good quality thermals. Also more emphasis on the fact that everything has to be carried by pack horses so if you don't need it don't take it.

Do you have any other feedback for us?

Shine Valley we're excellent, they looked after us so well and we're keen to teach us how to do things if we wanted to know. I enjoyed helping with the horses and the pack horses but this was totally optional and at no time was pressure put on us to help. Camp sites were well chosen with amazing views of lakes, mountains and rivers. You got used to not showering eventually!