What You'll Get
Until Canada lifts its ban on treetop treadmills and squirrel boxing, there are limited options for simultaneously getting exercise and an eyeful of the environment. Today’s Groupon strikes a still-legal balance between the two: for $49, you get your choice from three guided tours—in a kayak, in a canoe, or on a bike—from Whistler Eco Tours (a $99.99 value). This Groupon may be applied toward upgrades to some of Whistler Eco Tours’ other adventures.
Whistler Eco Tours, rated Whistler’s top attraction by users of 10Best, reintroduces Mother Nature to her neighbours in Whistler with several tours of terrain traversing and topography tracing. Today's deal lets you choose one from the following three guided tours:
On the River of Golden Dreams tour ($99.99), you'll saddle up in a canoe or a kayak and glide through the Whistler Wetlands with a trip across Alta Lake, down a glacier river, and onto Green Lake—all while you pan for gold before realizing that the true gold lies within the river of your heart.
On the Valley Bike tour ($99.99), you'll see Whistler the way its original settlers did—on a mountain bike while wearing a helmet. Cycle through the scenery and possibly come across deer, marmots, or red-tailed hawks, each riding tiny mountain bikes for maximum cuteness.
On the Alta Lake Pedal/Paddle ($99.99), your sea legs and bike eyebrows will get a brisk workout as you cycle to either Alta Lake or Green Lake, explore the water via canoe or kayak, and then remount your chain-and-gears steed to travel the local mountain-bike trails in the area.
Each tour is three hours long and is helmed by a certified guide who will share fun facts on Whistler’s history, geography, plants, and animals. Whistler Eco Tours also coordinates pick-ups from and drop-offs to most of the hotels within Whistler Village, allowing guests to save their energy for feats of boating and biking strength. Get today's Groupon to explore the Whistler that you’ve read about in the comic books in your dreams.
- Guides will point out flora and fauna - perhaps even a black bear or two if you're lucky enough to see one at the water's edge. – Suzanne Carmel, Road & Travel
- There are few better ways to appreciate the natural beauty of the Whistler area than by engulfing yourself in it. Eco-Tours offers a variety of adventure excursions for those who truly want to experience the Canadian Rockies. – 10Best
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 2, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Release liability waivers required. Must be minimum 20lbs. for water activity. 24-hour reservation and cancellation policy or Groupon is forfeited. Not valid with other offers. Expires October 1, 2010. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.