Dare to be adventurous! Come and cycle along the most spectacular road in Canada, as you journey north to the breathtaking Jasper National Park. Experience the rugged wilderness of the Canadian Rocky Mountain parks by day and enjoy the warm, luxurious comfort of mountain lodges by night. Hearts will pound as you crest tough mountain passes offering unparalleled views of snow-capped peaks. You’ll begin your exploration in Banff National Park, where towering mountains rise from the shores of turquoise-blue lakes, glaciers gleam, lakes shimmer, vistas overwhelm and forests enchant. Rewarding rides throughout this marvelous UNESCO World Heritage Site provide an exhilarating sense of accomplishment that will last a lifetime. So come along and test your legs and lungs on these eastern flanks of the Pacific Ring of Fire, protruding jagged and steep out of fertile valleys; your only concern being you don’t have more time.

Location

Banff

Banff, AB, Canada

Day 1

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
GPS data of the route
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

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 $1,850
Single Supplement: CAD $650

Luxe Accommodation: CAD $2,250
Single Supplement: CAD $880

Price per person 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.
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.*

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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, elevation 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, take a canoe onto the lake, or enjoy a short walk into the mountains.
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.*

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Day 6

Departure Day

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 available/chosen for specific departure.

Classic

The Banff Centre, Banff

Nestled on the side of Tunnel Mountain and just five minutes from downtown, Banff Centre hotel features newly renovated rooms and breathtaking vistas.


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.


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.



Trip starting at
CAD $1,850

Trip 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.”

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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