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 Canmore, the city sits on the eastern edge of 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

Canmore

Canmore, AB, Canada

Day 1

Banff

Banff, AB, Canada

Day 2

Lake Minnewaka

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

Day 3

Morraine Lake

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

Day 4

Icefields Parkway

Icefields Parkway, Improvement District No. 9, AB, Canada

Day 5

Jasper

Jasper, Alberta, Canada

Day 6+7

What’s Included in the Cost of Your Trip?

INCLUDED IN REGULAR TRIP

6 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 day. Call or email for details.

TOTAL DAYS

7 days / 6 nights, with 5½ days cycling

ARRIVE / DEPART

Canmore / Jasper

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Daily distances range from 85 km (53 mi) to 106 km (66 mi)

TERRAIN

This is a mountainous region and there are challenging steep climbs - Fitness and sure-footedness required

COST

Classic Accommodation: CAD $2,850
Single Supplement: CAD $850

Luxe Accommodation: CAD $3,320
Single Supplement: CAD $1,050

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 Canmore, 26 km - 16 mi south of 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

Canmore

Arrival in Canmore. This picturesque and authentic mountain town is enveloped by the majesty of the Canadian Rockies. The Malcolm Hotel is located 5 minutes walk from the center, close to superb restaurants and eclectic shopping. Optional warm-up ride.
Ride Distance: 9 km.*

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Day 2

Banff

Pedal from Canmore to Banff along the newly paved Legacy Trail. Add-on ride to Banff Cave & Basin hisoric site and a paved trail through forest to Bow Falls. Dine in one of the many restaurants in historic Banff -we’ll give you our recommendations.
Ride Distance: 24 km, elevation gain 30 m.*

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Day 3

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. Then 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: 59 km, elevation gain 512 m.
Optional Ride to Minnewanka Lake – 30 km; 400 m gain.*

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Day 4

Moraine 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 Crossing Resort.
Ride Distance: 80 km, 875 m gain.
Optional Ride to Moraine Lake – 30 km; 400 m gain.*

5

Day 5

Icefields Parkway (Jasper National Park)

Cycle along the splendid Icefields Parkway, soon cresting Bow Summit, the second highest point reached by a public highway in Canada. Take in the Peyto Lake viewpoint, or stop for a short hike into the Mistaya Canyon. Pedal past the braided streams of the North Saskatchewan River on your way to the Athabaska Glacier. Look out for moose grazing on the succulent water-plants in the Rampart Pond area. Relax beside the Weeping Wall of the Cirrus Mountain before you head up the challenging Big Bend and over the Sunwapta Pass. Continue to Sunwapta Falls Resort.
Ride Distance: 90 km; 1100 m gain.*

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Day 6

Jasper

Today you will encounter a variety of ecological niches on your way north. Cycle past an ancient forest (more than 700 years old) along the lower slopes of Mount Wilcox. Watch for mountain goats grazing on the precarious slopes of the Sunwapta Canyon gorge. Enjoy some time off your bike as you walk a short distance to the impressive Stanley Falls. In keeping with the rest of this tour, many magnificent viewpoints await your discovery—Mount Christie, Athabasca River and Whirlpool Valley. A short detour will take you to the thundering Athabasca Falls, set against the pink-purple cliffs of Mt. Kerkeslin. Arrive in Jasper — a burgeoning little town and the site of the earliest fur trade outpost in the central Rockies. Shopping opportunities abound.
Ride Distance: 76 km; 640 m gain.*

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Day 7

Departure Day

Take a little time to explore the town 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

Malcolm Hotel (Luxe), Canmore

This 4-star hotel offers contemporary luxury, with comfortable, chic guest rooms, restaurant and bar and a 5 minute walk to downtown. The hotel boasts resort-style amenities including a heated outdoor swimming pool.


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.


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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.


The Crossing Resort, Saskatchewan River

This resort property nestles at the base of towering Mt. Wilson and is surrounded by stunning mountain vistas and glaciers. There is a lively pub-style restaurant and comfortable rooms with balconies.


Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge, Icefields

This resort has cabin style rooms and an excellent restaurant and retains a Rockies lodge atmosphere. You should definitely take the opportunity to visit Sunwapta Falls, located 1 km from the resort.


Whistlers Inn, Jasper

With the Old European style décor, a standard room will supply you with a feeling of warmth and security while allowing you to be energized in order to get out and explore nature and the wonders of Jasper National Park.


Luxe

Malcolm Hotel*, Canmore

This 4-star hotel offers contemporary luxury, with comfortable, chic guest rooms, restaurant and bar and a 5 minute walk to downtown. The hotel boasts resort-style amenities including a heated outdoor swimming pool.
*or choose to stay in this boutique inn: the Paintbox Lodge, this is a personal favorite!


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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.


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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.


The Crossing Resort (Classic), Saskatchewan River

This resort property nestles at the base of towering Mt. Wilson and is surrounded by stunning mountain vistas and glaciers. There is a lively pub-style restaurant and comfortable rooms with balconies.


Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge (Classic), Icefields

This resort has cabin style rooms and an excellent restaurant and retains a Rockies lodge atmosphere. You should definitely take the opportunity to visit Sunwapta Falls, located 1 km from the resort.


Tekarra Lodge, Jasper

Stay in one of their charming cabins, a stone’s throw away from the town of Jasper but a world away from everyday life. Tekarra Lodge’s tranquil and peaceful setting will immediately let you relax. Be greeted by breathtaking mountain views, and watch the wildlife, which often includes deer, elk, squirrels, and pine martins!



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Trips starting at
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Tour Reviews

January 4, 2021

“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.”

January 4, 2021

“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.”

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