It is no secret that Co-Founders and owners of Bio Bio Expeditions Worldwide, Marc Goddard and Laurence Alvarez-Roos, have lived an adventurous life. Where in the world do two men who’s drug of choice is adrenaline, lifelong passion is thrilling whitewater rafting and kayaking, and home away from home is on the spectacular Futaleufu River in Chile, find suitable to call home here in the USA? It is none other than the “Jewel of the Sierras”, breathtaking Lake Tahoe!
Truckee California, Marc and Laurence home, is a small town with a great deal to offer these two adventure seekers that grew up only three hours away in the San Francisco Bay area of California. Truckee offers all four distinct seasons, and is situated about 15 minutes from Lake Tahoe. The Lake Tahoe area is well known as a winter destination that boasts 7 world-class ski resorts, including one of our favorites- Squaw Valley. This is where you will often find Marc and Lars, when they are not rafting with clients on the Fu! Squaw Valley was the home of the 1960 winter olympic games, which brought the mountain resort into the spotlight.
In winter, there are plenty of outdoor pursuits to enjoy around Lake Tahoe, on blue bird and powder days alike. From alpine skiing and cross country skiing, to hardcore back country skiing, you will find plenty of fun in winter. BUT… with rivers rushing, and temperatures nearing the mid-70’s; Summer is Calling! We wanted to share the paradise you will find in the Lake Tahoe area during the summer- what really draws us to this beautiful place!
In summer you will find kite surfers, kayakers, and stand up paddle boarders enjoying the lake, and plenty of lakeside beaches perfect for a day of fun with family and friends! The Bio Bio family spreads far and wide, and it is not unusual to find a Bio Bio lakeside barbecue going on with folks from several different countries, sharing a fantastic meal Bio Bio style (with plenty of libations)! You will also find miles and miles of world class mountain biking, and some of the most challenging single track in the states.
Even with all of this to experience around the lake, some of the best whitewater in the country can be found within an easy drive from Truckee…the REAL reason you will find Bio Bio Expedtions here in Lake Tahoe! Within 2 hours of Truckee California you will find an endless choice of amazing class V creeks and rivers right in our backyard, including the South Yuba, North Yuba, North Fork American, South Fork American and many others. There is also a whitewater play park just 30 minutes away in Reno.
It’s pretty tough to glue Marc and Lars to their seats here at the Bio Bio office, and with all Tahoe has to offer, who can blame them! But if you ever find yourself in the area, please look us up and lets go paddle and have some fun! Have a fantastic summer- you know we will!
-From all of your friends at Bio Bio Expeditions