Alberta, Canada, Montana, USA, International

Glacier-Banff-Jasper Bike Tour

DURATION

8 Days

PRICE

$4,486

LEVEL

BADV_AbilityLevel_IconsIntermediate

DAILY DISTANCE

40-60 Miles

INCLUDED ACTIVITIES

Cycling (bikes included) & Hiking

INCLUDED MEALS

All breakfasts. One lunch and one dinner on your own.

Discover and explore what we ultimately strive for in a cycling vacation–which is to simply “Pedal Happy”.

The commanding mountain vistas of Montana’s Glacier National Park and Canada’s Banff and Jasper National Parks are nothing short of miraculous. Smooth, surprisingly low-traffic roads soar through a panoply of turquoise lakes, massive glaciers, waterfalls, blazing wildflowers, and big-game wildlife. Ride through some of the most incredible scenery of your life on this 8-day tour of the northern Rockies, including biking glorious Going-to-the-Sun Road and Canada’s equally glorious Icefields Parkway.

This tour is operated under special use permit/s with the Glacier National Park and Banff-Jasper National Park. Bicycle Adventures is an equal opportunity provider.

Day 01

Meet in Whitefish. Ride into Glacier National Park, finishing in West Glacier.

Meals

– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Motel Lake McDonald

Ability Level

BADV_AbilityLevel_IconsIntermediate

Distance

43 miles

Elevation

+1750 ft / – 1830 ft

Meet us in the charming resort town of Whitefish, Montana, on a Saturday morning. Bicycle a lightly traveled scenic forest road toward Glacier National Park.  Have lunch beside the river, then pedal along lush alpine meadows. Stroll the shores of Lake McDonald this afternoon. Rest up in West Glacier for a big day tomorrow.

Day 02

Ride the Going-to-the-Sun Road, Logan Pass.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

St. Mary’s Lodge and Resort

Ability Level

Advanced

Distance

40 miles

Elevation

+3,881 ft / -2,561 ft

Bicycle Going-to-the-Sun Road, one of America’s very best one-day rides. Ride past waterfalls, evergreen forests, extraordinary snow-capped mountain scenery and sweeping vistas of glacial valleys. Your 21-mile climb to Logan Pass (3,700′ of climbing to reach the 6,646′ summit) is rewarded with a 20-mile gentle downhill on the other side. Enjoy the mountain views from the foothills of the majestic Rockies.

Day 03

Ride from St. Mary's into Canada’s Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Waterton Glacier Suites

Ability Level

BADV_AbilityLevel_IconsIntermediate

Distance

50 miles

Elevation

+3543 ft / -3873 ft

Bike across the border into Canada and Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Bring your passport! Watch for elk, moose, and bighorn sheep as you cruise along the rolling prairie, overlooked by the craggy peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Stay tonight in charming Waterton townsite, a historic burgh grandfathered into the park where you can have a beer with the deer out on the lawn.

Day 04

Ride part of the spectacular Bow Valley Parkway on your way to sparkling Lake Louise.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Lake Louise Inn

Ability Level

BADV_AbilityLevel_IconsIntermediate

Distance

29 miles

Elevation

+1,487 ft / -1,055 ft

Travel north to Banff and ride beside the Bow River on the Bow Valley Parkway. Pedal through the virgin evergreen forest of Banff National Park and beside the sparkling river to Lake Louise. This remarkable area is “filled with glittering snowcapped peaks, valleys draped in evergreen forests, turquoise lakes, flowered alpine meadows, glaciers, hot springs, waterfalls, and abundant wildlife,” says National Geographic Traveler.

Day 05

Hike to the Plain of Six Glaciers, or take an optional bike ride.

Meals

– Breakfast

Lodging

Lake Louise Inn

Ability Level

All Levels

Turquoise Lake Louise is a sight to behold. Hike beside it up a well-maintained trail to a European style teahouse overlooking the Plain of Six Glaciers. Not up for a hike?  Take a shorter walk, bicycle into adjoining Yoho National Park, get a massage…or just relax at the inn.

Day 06

Ride the stunning Icefields Parkway, from Lake Louise to Saskatchewan Crossing.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

The Crossing

Ability Level

BADV_AbilityLevel_IconsIntermediate

Distance

53 miles

Elevation

+2,880 ft / -3,828 ft

Bicycle along the spectacular Icefields Parkway today. A gradual climb brings you to Bow Summit for lunch. Hike to Peyto Lake – another turquoise jewel – then descend between the peaks on a long, gradual downhill to the Saskatchewan River and our lodging for the night. Stop at Mistaya Canyon to watch the water from Peyto Lake rush through the narrow canyon on its way to the Saskatchewan River.

Day 07

Ride the Icefields Parkway from Saskatchewan Crossing to Sunwapta Falls.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Sunwapta Falls Resort

Ability Level

BADV_AbilityLevel_IconsIntermediate

Distance

61 miles

Elevation

+3,441 ft / -3,603 ft

Continue riding the Icefields Parkway amid stunning mountain scenery.  Visit the Weeping Wall — a 2,000-foot cliff streaked with multiple waterfalls — as you bicycle to the Columbia Icefield and into Jasper National Park. The Icefield, a relic from the Ice Age, spans 125 square miles with an estimated maximum depth of more than 1,000 feet. Get a close-up view of the famous Athabasca Glacier, a river of ice spilling from majestic peaks. After lunch, ride mostly downhill following the Sunwapta River.

Day 08

Shuttle back to Banff and cycle more of the Bow River Trail bike path on our way back to Calgary.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch

Ability Level

BADV_AbilityLevel_IconsIntermediate

Distance

36 miles

Elevation

+1,223 ft / -1,553 ft

This morning, marvel at what you’ve accomplished as we shuttle back (3hrs) over the roads you have covered in the last three days. Incredible! Visit the town of Banff as we cycle a series of wonderful bike paths down the valley toward our ultimate destination, Calgary. Alas, this is probably your last chance to grab a “moose nugget” necklace…

 

*Bicycle Adventures operates under special use permits while on Federal Lands managed by the National Forest Service (USDA), National Parks and Bureau of Land Management. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) To file a complaint of discrimination: write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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