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+5+6

Moraine Lake

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

Day 4

Bow Lake

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

Day 5

What’s Included in the Cost of Your Trip?

INCLUDED IN REGULAR TRIP

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 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

6 days / 5 nights, with 4½ days cycling

ARRIVE / DEPART

Banff / Lake Louise

ACTIVITY LEVEL

45 to 50 km daily average (28 to 31 miles) On some days there is the possibilityof 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$1850
Single Supplement: CAD$650

Luxe Accommodation: CAD$2250
Single Supplement: CAD$880

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. Optional warm-up ride.

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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, gain 470 m.*

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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, or take a canoe onto the lake.
Ride Distance: 58 km, elevation gain 603 m.*

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Day 4

Moraine Lake

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.
Ride Distance: 38 km, elevation gain 604 m and/or 18 km hike.

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Day 5

Bow Lake

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.
Ride Distance: 39 km, elevation gain 559 m or 78 km; 1120m.*

6

Day 6

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 western-inspired inn is located in the heart of downtown Banff and is surrounded by the beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Relax in an authentic Western atmosphere, with each guest room featuring historic photographs and artwork and handcrafted custom log furnishings. Many of these romantic rooms feature Jacuzzi tubs and unyielding magnificent views.


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

Nestled in a forest with tremendous views of Mt. Temple and its summit glacier, this charming lodge offers a relaxing atmosphere for your Rocky Mountain adventure. Unwind in the whirlpool and steam room area after your day in the fresh mountain air. Though the property feels secluded, it is a scenic 5 minute walk from a variety of services and shopping in the Village of Lake Louise.


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.



Trips starting at
US $1,388

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.”

December 5, 2018

“Gorgeous landscapes and roads on which to ride”

June 21, 2014

“We had a wonderful family bike tour through the Canadian Rockies. We thought the route was perfect. Canmore was especially beautiful and well worth the extra day. Then as we rode into Banff and Lake Louise, we began to appreciate the wildlife, the mountains, the ever-changing weather and the natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies. We highly recommend people take time to hike to the Tea House at Lake Louise. Even though it was raining, the change of pace and breathtaking vistas provided us a refreshing and meditative interlude.There aren’t enough adjectives to describe the ascents over the two summits. Again, thanks for the support and all that you provide. We couldn’t have had a better bike trip. We’ll be looking for another adventure for next summer.”

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