Yamaha Riding Adventures – Off-road Excitement in Horseshoe Valley
By Bryan Dearsley
Don’t be fooled when you first sit astride an ATV or dirt bike. While they’re an awful lot of fun to ride, it’s definitely not quite as easy as it appears. In fact, there’s much more to off-roading than just climbing aboard your machine of choice and hitting the trails.
Mastering a powerful four-wheeler or motorbike not only requires an immense amount of respect for these nimble (and very fast) off-road vehicles, it also requires awareness and knowledge regarding their operation. Safety is of the utmost importance, and only by fully understanding this fact will you be ensured endless hours of fun tearing about the countryside on one of these thrilling machines.
For those wanting to get a taste of the excitement experienced while riding an all-terrain vehicle or dirt bike, you’d do well to head to Horseshoe Resort in Oro-Medonte, an easy 25-minute drive from Orillia. Here you’ll find Yamaha Riding Adventures, a superb family attraction – and one of the top things to do in Horseshoe Valley – that’s geared toward teaching newbies everything they need to know in order to enjoy these awesome machines safely.
Yamaha Riding Adventures at Horseshoe
Located at the top of Horseshoe Resort’s ski hills, Yamaha Riding Adventures offer riders an opportunity to explore the many miles of trails that wind around the Horseshoe Valley Forest’s 200-acres of terrain. First, though, the trained and highly professional staff take their time helping riders gear up, providing everything needed to ensure a safe ride, from boots to helmets… to their machine of choice.
Once you’re geared up, it’s time to meet your machine and instructor and learn the ropes. After a thorough run through of everything to do with the operation of your machine, along with plenty of safety tips, it’s time for some real fun as you hit the trails. And what trails! From gravel pits to muddy slopes, there’s plenty to challenge your stamina… and your courage.
Rest assured, those safety tips you learned when you first arrived will serve you well, and with an instructor never too far away, there’s always someone to turn to when advice or help is needed – especially reassuring for those enjoying the experience as a family.
To learn more about these thrilling tour packages, including pricing, location, and reservations, visit the Yamaha Riding Adventures website at www.smartadventures.ca.
Bryan Dearsley is Editor-in-chief of Luxury Orillia.