Cycle the Canadian Rockies: Jasper & Banff

6 Days | A cycling adventure full of sights to stop you in your tracks

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This is the stuff dreams are made of – snow-dusted peaks, turquoise lakes, glittering glaciers and vibrant forests. For many, the Canadian Rockies are only admired out of coach windows, but if you really want to get to the heart of the region and experience it at its very best, a bicycle is your best bet. This six-day cycling adventure is led by a local and kicks off from Calgary before venturing on to Banff National Park, Lake Louise, the Icefields Parkway and Jasper National Park. Challenging and rewarding, your rides deliver in big views and memorable moments.

Trip overview

Map of Cycle The Canadian Rockies: Jasper & Banff including Canada
Start
Calgary, Canada
Finish
Calgary, Canada
Theme
Cycling
Destinations
Canada
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 2 - Max 12
Trip code
SSXR
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Set your wheels in motion in Calgary, a fun-filled and bike-friendly city. Join your local leader and pedal past important landmarks and local hotspots.
  • Discover the awe-inspiring landscapes of Banff National Park on two wheels, taking in rivers, lakes, viewpoints and the historic Fairmont Banff Springs resort.
  • Follow the famed Icefields Parkway, one of the world’s most scenic roads. Exploring in your vehicle and on your bike means you’ll experience all the parkway’s most stunning spots.
  • Pedal through forests and along the Bow River to the turquoise waters of Lake Louise, the jewel of the Canadian Rockies and a sight that makes all your efforts worth it!
  • Be blown away by Jasper National Park, where your cycling routes takes you on a 40km downhill from Maligne Lake to Jasper, plus a walk in Maligne Canyon.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip deliberately involves a fair amount of driving – this is designed that you only cycle the very best places and none of the 'transit' legs in-between.
  • Due to Health & Safety considerations this trip requires a minimum of 2 clients to operate. For groups of less than six travellers we have a single leader that drives the support vehicle alongside the group.
  • As our riding is done mostly on sealed roads with the occasional gravel cycle path there are no technical cycling skills required. If you feel like doing all the riding but with less effort, you have the option of hiring an electric bike (e-bike) on this trip.

Itinerary

Map of Cycle The Canadian Rockies: Jasper & Banff including Canada

Inclusions

Meals

5 breakfasts

Transport

Bicycle (e-bike option available, subject to availability), Support vehicle

Accommodation

Simple Hotel/Motel (3 nights), Lodge (1 night), Hostel (1 night)

Activities
  • Support vehicle & mechanical support while cycling
  • 6 Days Included Bicycle Hire
  • Guided cycling tour of Calgary
  • Guided cycling tour of Banff
  • Guided cycling tour of Lake Minnewanka & the Vermilion Lakes
  • Guided cycling tour Banff to Lake Louise
  • Maligne Canyon hike
  • Visit to Maligne Lake
  • Guided cycling tour Maligne Lake to Jasper
Add on activities
  • Calgary - Olympic Park Entrance - Free
  • Calgary - Calgary Tower - CAD18
  • Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump - USD11
  • Calgary - Studio Bell (home of the National Music Centre) - CAD18
  • Banff - Johnston Canyon Icewalk - Free
  • Canmore - Learn to Be a Canadian Hockey Player - Free
  • Jasper - SkyTram - CAD60
  • Jasper - Cruise on Maligne Lake - CAD79

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Important notes

Please note this trip requires a minimum of 2 booked customers to guarantee the departure. If minimum numbers are not met, you will be advised no later than 56 days out from departure (prior to full payment due). Your Booking Agent will advise at time of booking if the departure has met minimum numbers and is guaranteed to depart. We recommend arranging flights and related travel services only once your Booking Agent has confirmed your departure is guaranteed. In the event that your departure is cancelled due to minimum numbers not being met, a full refund will be provided of monies paid.

To complete this trip it is important that you are both confident and competent in riding a bicycle. While the cycling distances on this trip are relatively short, the terrain can sometimes be hilly so you’ll need a reasonable level of fitness to enjoy the trip – but remember, we will always have the support vehicle on hand if you need to take a break for an hour or a day.

1. This trip starts with a welcome meeting at midday (12pm) on Day 1 in Calgary.
2. This trip ends on Day 6 at approximately 4pm.
3. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
4. Bicycle hire is included in your trip price. Please advise your height at time of booking so we can organise a suitable sized bike.
5. The included bikes on this trip are a flat bar 'hybrid-style'. You have the option (at extra cost) of hiring an electric bike (e-bike) on this trip - this must be requested at the time of booking.
6. Bike helmets are compulsory on this trip. We are unable to hire bike helmets locally so please ensure you bring your own bike helmet from home.
7. For groups of less than six travellers we have a single leader that drives the support vehicle alongside the group. For larger groups we have a separate driver and the leader will cycle all routes. Where the vehicle cannot travel directly with the cyclists (e.g. a cyclists-only path) your leader will assign a person from the group to act as a backmarker.
8. Accommodation is not included on day 6 of this trip. If you require additional accommodation (or want to reserve your room for the main part of the day) please enquire at the time of booking.
9. Please note the trip beginning on 6 Aug 2022 will continue to on Jasper to overnight rather than stay at the Icefields parkway lodge on Day 4. On some departures you may visit Athabasca Glacier on Day 5, not Day 4
10. Due to Covid-19 restrictions some of the local attractions may be temporarily closed, running reduced hours, or require booking ahead. Please check their websites for up-to-date opening hours.

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Cycle the Canadian Rockies: Jasper & Banff
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CAD $4,235