6 days/5 nights, with 4½ days cycling
Start any date between June 15 and September 15
45 to 50 km daily average (28 to 31 miles)
This is mountainous region and there is one day with challenging steep climbs
On some days there is the possibilityof extending riding distances up to 65 km (41 miles)
Single Supplement: CAD$650
Luxe Accommodation: CAD$2250
Single Supplement: CAD$880
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Price before tax. Alberta applies a 5% GST.
- 5 nights hotels
- All breakfasts and 1 dinner
- Luggage transfers
- Use of a high quality performance hybrid or road bike and accessories
- Comprehensive Tour Details with detailed pre-trip information
- Detailed route instructions and map
- Personal meet & greet with our local Area Manager
- Area manager available on call throughout the tour
- Access to Loyalty Program and other exclusive benefits
Your tour starts in Banff the oldest and largest town in the National Parks of the Rockies. Located 150 km (94 miles) west of Calgary, Alberta, Banff is situated in the scenic Bow Valley surrounded by Cascade Mtn, Tunnel Mtn, Mt. Rundle, Sulphur Mtn, and Mt. Norquay.
There is regularly scheduled air service to Calgary from across North America, with non-stop flights to Calgary from all major Canadian and many US centres, including: Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Houston, Dallas & Seattle. Additionally, non-stop international flights are available from London and Frankfurt.
A number of companies offer an airport shuttle service to Banff from the Calgary Airport. If you are flying home from Calgary Airport, a special transfer might be necessary to enable you to catch a flight on the same day as the tour end.
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Canadian Rockies Cycling
Dare to be adventurous. Experience the rugged wilderness of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks during the day while enjoying the warm, luxurious comfort of mountain lodges at night. Cycle lodge to lodge. Hearts will pound as you crest stunning mountain passes - offering unparalleled views of snow-capped peaks. Pedal past herds of elk and bighorn sheep, chance upon a grazing moose. Begin your exploration in Banff National Park, where towering mountains rise from the shores of turquoise-blue lakes. Cycle along the most spectacular road in Canada as you journey north to Jasper National Park. Gleaming glaciers, overwhelming vistas, enchanted forests and iridescent lakes. Rewarding rides through this marvellous UNESCO World Heritage Site provide an exhilarating sense of accomplishment that will last a lifetime.
Arrival in Banff. This vibrant town is at the centre of some of the most scenic cycling routes found anywhere in the Rocky Mountains National Parks. Stroll about town searching for that perfect souvenir or visiting the excellent museums. If you arrive early enough enjoy a warm-up cycle out to The Cave and Basin - the location of the first hot mineral springs discovered in 1883. Optional warm-up ride.
Distance: 9 km.*
Pedal the scenic network of roads around Banff - exploring Tunnel Mountain and the oddly shaped Hoodoos. Add on a loop up to Lake Minnewanka, one of the largest and deepest lakes in the Rockies. Once known as Devil's Lake or Cannibal Lake, Minnewanka is the site of many ghostly occurrences in native legends.
Distance: 24 km, elevation gain 30 m or 46 km, gain 470 m.*
Begin your journey north along the Bow Valley Parkway to the staggeringly beautiful scenery of Lake Louise - the gem of Banff National Park. As you twist and climb along the Parkway take in the magnificent views of the Sawback, Sundance and the Massive mountain ranges. Upon arrival in Lake Louise, soak up the natural splendour, or take a canoe onto the lake.
Distance: 58 km, elevation gain 603 m.*
In the morning, cycle up to Moraine Lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks (considered by many to be even more beautiful than Lake Louise). For the afternoon, we recommend a walk into the mountains and provide options to hike up above Lake Louise along a popular trail that will provide outstanding views of the area. Our dinner suggestions include our favourite – a local spot you might never discover on your own.
Distance: 38 km, elevation gain 604 m and/or 18 km hike.
Opt for a ride along
the Great Divide Road. No longer accessible to cars, this bike route
will take you over the continental divide where you can check out the
monument that marks this watershed divide on the summit of the Kicking
Horse Pass. Ridenorth along the Icefields Parkway as far as Bow Lake if
you wish, returning to Lake Louise to finish your trip.
Distance: 39 km, elevation gain 559 m or 78 km; 1120m.*
Today is your day of departure. Take a little time to explore before beginning your voyage home or onward to your next adventure.
*Distance and elevation gains may vary depending on hotels chosen for specific departure.
"The scenery was magical. Just when we thought we had seen the most beautiful lakes, we saw lakes just as beautiful, but with a glacier and waterfall added! We liked the difficulty of the tour. The rivers and mountains made all the uphills a pleasure."
- S. Simon & P. Knop