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Sacred Rides Announces Mountain Biking Vacations In Tandem With Yoga, Surfing, Rafting And More In South-Of-Border Destinations This Winter

Neither snow nor sleet can keep an avid mountain biker from pursuing this passion. Warmer climes for saddlin' up beckon.

Sacred Rides, the company that helped pioneer single track mountain bike tours in 13 remote and exotic destinations internationally and in Canada, announces its winter collection for experts, beginners and hangers-on, vacations that allot hours to mountain biking but also opportunities for whitewater paddling, hiking, surfing and yoga.

"I developed these itineraries to combine my love of mountain biking with some of my favorite non-bike activities," says Mike Brcic, Sacred Rides founder and CHO (Chief Happiness Officer).  His creations designed to lure single trackers and their biking-or-not companions include:

·Mexico Yoga / Mountain Bike Retreat from now through April for eight days at $2,195 CAD per person double. The gateway is Puerto Vallarta for transfers to a private beach resort, Playa Escondida. Optional surf and salsa lessons are introduced early in the trip, as is daily yoga. Rides including for beginners explore the stunning Sierra de Vallajo mountain range with steep cobblestone climbs and fast fire road descents. An ocean safari by panga provides snorkeling opportunities in Marietas Islands National Park. The dirt roads around Mascota are enhanced by the national drink, Tequila.

·Surf and SingleTrack / Chile from December through April for nine days at $2,395 CAD per person double. The gateway to adventure for more experienced riders is Santiago followed by a local two-hour climb on single track trail, a climb to the summit of the El Roble trail with breathtaking views of Mt. Aconcagua - the continent's highest mountain - and the Pacific coastline. The winding, technical descent on the Las Palmas trail through pine forest ends up in the charming town of Olmue, followed by Valparaiso for urban rides in this ocean-side home of famed Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. Chilean coastal jungle on the fast and smooth Quebrada Del Tigre trail leads to sufing (think breaks from two to 10 feet) in Maitencillo.  More jungle and urban rides and wine tastings round out the vacation.

·Patagonia Pedal and Paddle from December through April for nine days at $2,495 CAD per person double. This multi-sport, end-of-the-earth program for the adventurous begins and ends in Bariloche.  Guests transfer to La Confluencia, an eco-lodge at the confluence of two rivers in the Patagonian Andes, enroute checking out jaw-dropping scenery in Nahuel Huapi National Park within the Rio Azul Wilderness Area. Lago Escondido, part of a large 10,000 hectare estancia, provides the biking playground including kayaking or rafting whitewater on the Azul River. Back country roads mingle with settlers' cabins and bonfires before riding to a worksite in the Rio Azul Protected Area to help the Land Ethic Action Foundation with its mountain bike trail building initiative.

Other winter programs are La Ruta de Maya / Guatemala with a ride and culture focus and Misty Mountain Hop / New Zealand that includes scenic singletrack and heli-biking.

About Sacred Rides

Ranked "#1 mountain bike tour operator on Earth" by National Geographic editors, Sacred Rides offers small-group, single-track mountain bike adventures and skills camps in 13 destinations worldwide. Historically known as the company for serious fat-tire fanatics, in 2013 the company has launched a new line of trips focusing on novice bikers who have little or no experience with mountain biking, with an infusion of region-dependent multi-sport activities. In all of its destinations Sacred Rides emphasizes responsible tourism that makes direct, meaningful contributions to local communities.

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