2023: Women's Dog Sledding & Snowshoeing Adventure (Jan 21-24 , 2023)

      Bayfield, WI, USA

      GE
      177 reviews
      Jan 21 - 24, 2023
      Group size: 6 - 11
      2023: Women's Dog Sledding & Snowshoeing Adventure (Jan 21-24 , 2023)
      Bayfield, WI, USA

      177 reviews

      Jan 21 - 24, 2023
      Group size: 6 - 11

      About this trip

      Ladies, check dog sledding off of your bucket list. Take a trek up to Northern Wisconsin for an extended weekend of outdoor winter adventures on the snowy coast of the mighty Lake Superior.  On our Women’s Wisconsin Dog Sledding & Snowshoeing Adventure will feel like an artic explorer as we discover the Northwoods by dog sled and hike to hidden Lake Superior Ice Caves on snowshoes.

      This is the real deal! ” — That what our partners have to say about their dogsledding tours.

      Our partners on our Women’s Wisconsin Dog Sledding & Snowshoeing Adventure are a woman-owned and operated kennel is comprised of 42 Seppala Siberian Huskies which are direct descendants of Togo and Balto who helped deliver the life saving serum to the children of Nome during the outbreak of Diptheria in 1925.


      From start to finish, participants will be involved in all stages of mushing. Every trip begins with participants meeting each dog and learning about them.   Then, your guides will teach you how to harness dogs and hook up the teams. Once everyone, and every dog is ready, we head out on some of the most beautiful forested trails in Northern Wisconsin.


      Not just a walk in the woods.

      Led by a local naturalist and guide, participants on our Women’s Wisconsin Dog Sledding & Snowshoeing Adventure will take on walk into the Northwoods by by snowshoe.


      Who should sign up?

      The Women’s Wisconsin Dog Sledding & Snowshoeing Adventure is open to women ages 18 and older. Anyone in good health, and who is moderately active can enjoy the activities listed on the itinerary.   Dog sledding can be done by nearly anyone, but does require good balance and strength to hold onto a sled being pulled by a team of dogs. Snowshoeing is 3-4 hours, over rolling terrain in the snow at a moderate workout level. Those who are not used to snowshoeing might feel that this is strenuous. Our guide will work with the group’s abilities. Temperatures ranging from the low 30’s to below zero. Windy conditions could create extreme cold depending on wind direction. Please view the packing list below and come prepared to spend time outside in the cold


      Accommodations:

      On our Women’s Wisconsin Dog Sledding & Snowshoeing Adventure participants all have single rooms in 2- bedroom cottages with one bathroom or 3-bedroom cottage with 2 bathrooms.  Those who would like their own space. may be able to upgrade to a 1-bedroom cottages for a single supplement fee of $300. Please contact us for availbilty. All cottages are fully furnished and heated. Example of 2 Bedroom (Double Cottages) and Example of 1 Bedroom (Single Cottages)

      Trip Highlights

       This winter wonderland adventure includes:

      • 1 morning 3.5-4 hour Dog Sledding Session 
      • 1 afternoon 2.5 hour Dog Sledding Session
      • 1 afternoon snowshoe hike
      • 1 Lake Superior ice caves showshoe hike if conditions allow or an alternate forest hike.
      • 3 nights lodging in 1-2 bedroom cottages (single rooms)
      • All meals from dinner on night 1 to breakfast on day 4
      • All the planning is done for you! 

      Group Size

      Minimum: 6 participants / Maximum: 11 participants

      Accommodations

      Our lodging is 2-3 Bedroom Cottages at Woodside Cottages in Bayfield. The cottages are heated and fully furnished.  


      All bedrooms are single occupancy. Those who want a whole cabin to themselves should contact us for availability. There is a $300 single supplement fee.


      Triple Cottages: 

      Each cottage has 3 bedrooms with a queen-size bed in each bedroom, and 2 bathrooms.   

      Guests: 3 per cottage 

      Availability: 1 cottage (3 beds) 


      Double Cottages: 

      Each cottage has 2 bedrooms with a queen size bed in each bedroom, and 1 bathroom.   

      Guests: 2 per cottage 

      Availability: 2 cottages (4 beds) 

      View Example Here 


      Single Cottages 

      1 Bedroom with queen size double bed, kitchenette, and living room. 

      Guests: 1 per cottage 

      Availability: 2 cottages (2 beds) 

      View Example Here  

      Meals

      Breakfast: Each cabin will be supplied with breakfast supplies (eggs, bacon, yogurt, fresh fruit, dried fruit, instant oatmeal, coffee, creamer, and snacks).


      Lunches: 1 lunch is in the field. 1 lunch is from a local restaurant.


      Dinners: 3 dinners are included from local restaurants. Participants will pre-order from a menu. 

      Private Trips

      If you have a pack you love to travel with, inquire about a private trip for families, and friends. This trip is suitable for children 13 and older. 


      Contact

      Tara Short

      Green Edventures Tours

      1-888-622-4911

      tara@greenedventures.com 

      Green Edventure’s Policies

      What’s included

      • Professional Guides
      • Lodging
        3 nights
      • Meals
        3 breakfast, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
      • All fees and permits
      • Snowshoes
      • Tour Leader
        Green Edventures host throughout the program.

      What’s not included

      • Airfare
      • Beverages
        Drinks with meals, alcohol, bottled beverages
      • Gratuities
        $200
      • Personal spending money
      • Travel insurance
      • Local transportation
        Participants shuttle in their vehicles

      Available Packages

      Team 1: Siberian Huskies

      This team has a maximum group size of 6 participants.  

       

      For this team, there will be 6 sleds. Two sleds are guide sleds. The lead guide is the front sled and can carry a passenger. The other guide is the very last sled and can also carry a passenger. The other 4 sleds are driven by guests alone. Passengers ride with guides only. Guides take bigger teams to pull this weight. In this group, everyone takes turns riding and driving. In a group of 6 participants can expect to ride as a passenger at least 15-20 mins each trip.  

       

      If you are traveling with a friend, be sure you select a spot on the same team.

      $1,995
      Deposit: $550
      Team 2: Alaskan Huskies

      This team has a maximum group size of 5 participants.  

       

      For this team, there will be 6 sleds. There are two guide sleds that carry 1 passenger. The other 4 sleds are driven by guests alone. Passengers ride with guides only. Guides take bigger teams to pull this weight. In this group, everyone takes turns riding and driving. In a group of 5, participants can expect to ride as a passenger at least 10-15 mins each trip.  

       

      If you are traveling with a friend, be sure you select a spot on the same team.

      $2,195
      Deposit: $550


      Itinerary

      Day 1:
      Arrival & Welcome

      Arrive at Woodside Cottages between 2 & 4pm to avoid traveling at night in the winter. If weather permits we will sit outside by a campfire and talk about the plans for the following day and socialize. Dinner will be pizza and salad. Participants will dine in individual cabins. 


      Meals: D


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      By Paula S for Roatan 2024: Women's Snorkeling & SCUBA Eco Tour on Apr 29, 2024
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