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.

Location

Banff

Banff, AB, Canada

Starting Location

Lake Minnewanka

Lake Minnewanka, Improvement District No. 9, AB, Canada

Day 2

Lake Louise

Lake Louise, AB, Canada

Day 3

Bow Lake

Bow Lake, Improvement District No. 9, AB, Canada

Day 4+5

What’s Included in the Cost of Your Trip?

INCLUDED IN REGULAR TRIP

4 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 maps
Personal meet & greet with our local Area Manager
Area manager available on call throughout the tour
Access to Loyalty Program and other exclusive benefits

Particulars

EVENT DATES

2019 & 2020
Start any date between June 15 and September 15
Custom trips also available and can start any date. Call or email for details.

TOTAL DAYS

5 days / 4 nights, with 3½ days cycling

ARRIVE / DEPART

Banff / Bow Lake

ACTIVITY LEVEL

45 to 50 km daily average (28 to 31 miles) On some days there is the possibility of extending riding distances up to 65 km (41 miles)

TERRAIN

This is mountainous region and there is one day with challenging steep climbs.

COST

Classic Accommodation: CAD$1450
Single Supplement: CAD$450

Luxe Accommodation: CAD$1850
Single Supplement: CAD$650

Price before tax. Alberta applies a 5% GST.

Please note: Final itinerary is subject to revision; any changes made are done so in an attempt to provide the best possible trip given route conditions and available services. Due to the nature of our business and exchange rates, prices are subject to change. If you have any questions before making your reservation, please contact us at info@randonneetours.com or by telephone at 604.730.1247.
Getting there 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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Day 1

Banff

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.
Ride Distance: 9 km.*

2

Day 2

Lake Minnewanka

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.
Ride Distance: 24 km, elevation gain 30 m or 46 km, elevation gain 470 m.*

3

Day 3

Lake Louise

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, take a canoe onto the lake, or enjoy a short walk into the mountains.
Ride Distance: 58 km, elevation gain 603 m.*

4

Day 4

Bow Lake

Cycle up to Moraine Lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks (considered by many to be even more beautiful than Lake Louise) and then 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. Continue your journey north to the splendid Num-Ti-Jah Lodge on the shores of Bow Lake.
Ride Distance: 39 km, elevation gain 559 m.*

5

Day 5

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.

Classic

Randonnee tours offers cycling and hiking trips in the Canadian Rockies
Brewster’s Mountain Lodge, Banff

This inn is located in historic downtown Banff, surrounded by the splendour of the mountains; enjoy an authentic Western atmosphere with log architecture - each guest room features handcrafted natural log furnishings.


Randonnee tours offers cycling and hiking trips in the Canadian Rockies
Mountaineer Lodge, Lake Louise

Nestled in a forest with tremendous views, it feels secluded, yet is a scenic 5 minute walk from a variety of services and shopping. Guests can visit the whirlpool and steam room area to relax.


Randonnee tours offers cycling and hiking trips in the Canadian Rockies
Num-ti-jah Lodge, Bow Lake

This lodge has one of the most dramatic views in the Rockies. The rooms are rustic and simple but very comfortable. Guests can relax in the Nashan-esen Lounge, Elkhorn dining room or the library.


Luxe

Randonnee tours offers cycling and hiking trips in the Canadian Rockies
Buffalo Mountain Lodge, Banff

The main lodge complements its natural setting with square timber, post and beam construction and high open ceilings. The decor boasts old-world craftsmanship and a simple, elegant design.


Randonnee tours offers cycling and hiking trips in the Canadian Rockies
Post Hotel, Lake Louise

Lake Louise is only a few minutes walk from this rustic inn; after a day of activities, enjoy the rooftop hot tub with a dazzling Victoria Glacier view. The dining room is one of the best in the region.


Randonnee tours offers cycling and hiking trips in the Canadian Rockies
Num-ti-jah Lodge, Bow Lake *Classic Inn

This lodge has one of the most dramatic views in the Rockies. The rooms are rustic and simple but very comfortable. Guests can relax in the Nashan-esen Lounge, Elkhorn dining room or the library.



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Tour Reviews

April 12, 2019

“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. We were looking for a challenge we couldn’t get at home. The rivers and mountains made all the uphills a pleasure.”

April 12, 2019

“I am writing to thank you for the wonderful tour you arranged for my husband and myself. I can honestly say this was by far the best vacation we have ever taken! As my husband puts it, this was the first time he has been on a trip where he didn’t want to go home by the end of it… The trip exceeded all our expectations and hopes and we will highly recommend you to as many people as we can think of. Your staff has been extremely helpful in putting together a custom trip for us and has cheerfully answered our plethora of questions along the way. The trip was well thought out and the information we were provided with was comprehensive and extremely helpful. I wouldn’t consider going on a trip like this without going through Randonnée. In fact, I fear that any other kind of vacation is now ruined for us, so I just hope you are going to be around for a long, long time.”

April 12, 2019

“Num-ti-jah and Glacier view inn exceeded our expectations.”

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