Last week I listed three of the best BikeHike moments of the summer. I’ll continue this theme today with these recent gems.
After we completed the epic trek to the Kilimanjaro summit, we returned to lower altitude regions of Tanzania. On the 13th day of our journey, we hopped on mountain bikes and headed towards Lake Manyara, an area largely inhabited by the Maasai people. Getting to interact with these kind and friendly tribes was a cultural highlight. The Maasai are known for their beautiful beadwork, colourful dress and interesting hairstyles.
After a day spent hiking on Isabela Island in The Galápagos, we had a chance to unwind in the water. Here, we were lucky enough to swim with sea lions, marine iguanas, and penguins. Seeing such a wide variety of sea life in the same place is always a special day.
Climbing The Forrest Ladders of Western Canada
On the West Coast of Canada, we spent seven days hiking British Columbia’s West Coast Trail. In addition to numerous boardwalks and cable cars, there are loads of vertical ladders connecting the forest path. One day we came to a ladder well over 30 feet high. Dog tired and weighed down with our backpacks, we ascended this monster of a ladder. Reaching the top, the feeling was a mixture between rejoice and exhaustion. What a trek!
As the summer sun sets, we can look back fondly of what we’ve accomplished. Fortunately, the adventure continues into the fall season as we gear up for many more multi-sport vacations. Feel free to get in on the action!