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Banff Bicycle Tours, Alberta Bike Tours, Icefield Parkway Cycling Tours, Bicycle Trips Western Canada, North America Mountain Bike Tours, Rocky Mountain Bicycle Trips, Calgary Bike Rental, Jasper / Hinton Bicycle Vacation, Hotel / Camping Cycling Trips British Columbia and Alberta
08 Day West Canada Bicycle Tour
MTB#05 The Icefield Parkway Deluxe Tour
This trip combines two fantastic cycling destinations: majestic Glacier National Park in Montana with its Going-to-the-Sun Road, and the Icefields Parkway, which traverses Banff and Jasper national parks in Alberta, Canada. You’ll experience spectacular mountain scenery, glaciers, waterfalls, wildflowers, and plenty of big-game wildlife. Outside magazine has named our tour one of 25 trips of a lifetime. Average mileage per day 55 Note: Deluxe Accommodation    
Day Itinerary
We meet in the charming resort town of Whitefish, Montana, on a Saturday morning and travel to the edge of Glacier National Park. We cycle in the park along lush alpine meadows, then hike along the shore of Lake McDonald. We spend the night in the park on the lake at a historic national park lodge, Lake McDonald Lodge. Transfers from Calgary are avalable.
Today we cycle the Going-to-the-Sun Road, one of America’s best one-day rides. We ride past waterfalls, evergreen forests, extraordinary snow-capped mountain scenery, and sweeping vistas of beautiful glacial valleys. Our 21-mile, 3,400-foot climb to Logan Pass (6,680 feet) is rewarded with a 20-mile, gentle downhill on the other side. We spend another night in the park at historic Many Glacier Hotel, enjoying the panoramic mountain views across Swiftcurrent Lake.
Today we pedal across the border into Canada and Waterton Lakes National Park. We’ll watch for elk, moose, and bighorn sheep as we ride along the rolling prairie, overlooked by craggy peaks. Our lodging for the night, the famous Prince of Wales Hotel, is perched on a knoll with a spectacular view of Waterton Lake.
We travel north to Banff where we cycle beside the Bow River on the Bow Valley Parkway. This ride is within the virgin evergreen forest of Banff National Park and leads us to Lake Louise. The 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. We spend two nights at Deer Lodge, a short walk from the beautiful lake that gives its name to the nearby town. We can relax at the lodge’s attractive bar before enjoying their fine dining.
Turquoise Lake Louise is a sight to behold. On our layover day, you’ll have a chance to hike beside it up to a European-style teahouse overlooking six glaciers. If you prefer, you may take a shorter walk, cycle into adjoining Yoho National Park, or just relax at the inn.
We are back on our bikes to cycle along the spectacular Icefields Parkway. A gradual climb brings us to Bow Summit for lunch. We 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. You can stop at Mistaya Canyon and watch the water from Peyto Lake rush through the narrow canyon on its way to the Saskatchewan River.
We continue today our ride on the Icefields Parkway amid stunning mountain scenery. We visit the Weeping Wall 3?4 2,000-foot cliffs streaked with waterfalls 3?4 as we cycle to the Columbia Icefield. The icefield, a relic from the Ice Age, spans 125 square miles with an estimated maximum depth of more than 1,000 feet. You’ll get a close-up view of its famous Athabasca Glacier, a river of ice spilling from the majestic peaks. After lunch it’s mostly downhill following the Sunwapta River to our cabins at Sunwapta Falls Resort.
Saturday we continue with a gradual descent on the Icefields Parkway, stop to view Athabasca Falls, follow a peaceful side road beside the Athabasca River into the town of Jasper. After lunch in a park we’ll shuttle to back to Calgary. A complimentary ride in our van back to Kalispell and Whitefish, Montana, is available the next morning. Departure from Calgary or West Canada Program Extension.
Rates per Person in CAD$
8 Day Deluxe Hotel
Departure Dates
14 • 21 • 28
11 • 25
 Services Included

Deluxe Hotel Accommodation
All Meals as per Itinerary
National Park Fee
Guide Service
Transportation from Jasper to Calgary
Transfers Calgary – Whitefish - Calgary
Liability Insurance

Not Included

High Quality Handmade Rocky Mountain or Cannondale Bikes CAD$150.00 (or bring your own)
All bikes with Cyclometer, Front Packs, Seat Packs, 2 Water Bottles (No Charge)
Choice of Saddles (No Charge)
Top Quality Helmets CAD$20.00 (or bring your own)