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.
Banff, AB, Canada
Lake Minnewanka, Improvement District No. 9, AB, Canada
Lake Louise, AB, Canada
Moraine Lake, Improvement District No. 9, AB, Canada
Bow Lake, Improvement District No. 9, AB, Canada
What’s Included in the Cost of Your Trip?
INCLUDED IN REGULAR TRIP
5 nights hotels
All breakfasts and 1 dinner
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
Start any date between June 15 and September 15
ARRIVE / DEPART
Classic Accommodation: CAD$1850
Single Supplement: CAD$650
Luxe Accommodation: CAD$2250
Single Supplement: CAD$880
Price before tax. Alberta applies a 5% GST.
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.
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.*
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.*
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.
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.*
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.