Discover The Rockies By Bike

5 Days/4 Nights

Cycling Jasper to Banff over four days is the perfect mix of effort, reward and relaxation; an incredible setting in which to challenge yourself physically and mentally, yet find the ability to let go and immerse yourself in the rejuvenation of the Rockies. You’ll take in the views, snap lots of photos, have a few rest breaks - and you’ll still arrive at your nightly destinations with time to spare. Relax in the evenings with a hot bath or a beverage enjoyed in the blaze of a mountain sunset, or explore the nearby sights and views on foot. Staying in the unique and cozy hotels along the Icefields Parkway will give you the extra comfort each night that you deserve.

Start planning your holiday, contact one of our specialists:

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Arrival Day & Pre-night in Edmonton or Jasper If arriving into Edmonton or Jasper from out of town or overseas, please plan to arrive a day before the scheduled tour departure date. Pre-night in Jasper or Edmonton is included.

Day 1: Transfer to Jasper Icefields Parkway to Sunwapta Falls – Total Distance: 56km (35 miles) You will be picked up from your accommodation bright and early this morning for your transfer to Jasper. You’ll make a quick lunch stop in Hinton and arrive in Jasper around 1pm. There, you’ll unpack the bikes while you take the opportunity to change into your bike gear and stock yourself up with fuel and water from a well-supplied stash. After a quick review of the route, elevation, and bike safety tips, you and the group will set off on an epic adventure as you are guided out of town and onto the beautiful Icefields Parkway. There will be one rest stop at the spectacular Athabasca Falls which will help bring the group back together, as well as supply you with some nutrition. We will then continue on to our accommodations at the Sunwapta Falls Hotel. A delicious 3-course meal will be served in the on-site restaurant.

Day 2: Sunwapta Falls to Saskatchewan River Crossing – Total Distance: 98km (62 miles) Breakfast is served around 8am. After a quick briefing of the route, hills and rest stops, you’ll hop on the bikes and hit the road for the day’s journey to Saskatchewan River Crossing. You’ll climb past Tangle Falls and over the BIG bump, making your way towards the lunch stop in the shadow of the great Columbia Icefields. After a nutritious meal and a well-deserved break, you’ll get back in the saddle and ride the scenic Sunwapta Pass. A rewarding 15km downhill section awaits as you sweep down towards the valley floor again and on to the impressive cliffs and waterfalls of the Weeping Wall. A few rest stops along the way will break up the journey, provide photo opportunities, and give the group a chance to re-congregate as necessary. You’ll then conquer the remaining rolling hills accompanied by the sound of flowing rivers and in the resence of towering, snowcapped mountains. Before you know it, you’ll be enjoying a cold drink under Mt. Wilson at the Crossing Resort

Day 3: Bow Pass to Lake Louise – Total Distance: 85km (53 miles) After fuelling up at breakfast you’ll climb out of the valley in the shadow of Mount Murchison. Shortly after, the terrain levels off again and you’ll cruise easily past endlessly changing vistas of mountains, turquoise green Glacial Lakes and abundant wildlife. Bow Pass, the final challenge of the tour awaits – but feel free to take it at your own pace. Your reward will be witnessing a panoramic view like no other of Peyto Lake far below; in the distance, the valley that you’ve been riding down for the past few days can be seen in all its glory, surrounded by mountains as far as the eye can see. You’ll descend to the shores of Bow Lake for a well-deserved lunch break in a breathtaking setting before you essentially roll downhill all the way to Lake Louise. The lovely and well-appointed Lake  Louise Inn is where you’ll rest your head tonight.

Day 4: Final ride into Banff / Canmore – Total Distance: 60 to 85km (37-53 Miles) Today you will pedal the final 60km on gently rolling hills and flats towards Banff on the historic Bow Valley Parkway. Shaded by ancient trees, this final leg of the tour offers plenty of time for peaceful reflection in lush surroundings. You’ll take a rest break under the awesome Castle Mountain before joining a bike path that brings us into the worldclass town of Banff. You’ll be able to take in all the magnificence of Banff’s surroundings including Mt Rundle, Cascade Mountain and Vermilion Lakes from the peace and quiet of your bike. From here, you’ll have the option of finishing the cycling portion of the tour or continuing to challenge yourself by riding an additional 25km on a dedicated bike path to Canmore. You’ll have a group lunch to celebrate your fantastic achievement of riding a bike through Canada’s Rockies! You can then sit back and relax, as transfers to Calgary or Edmonton will be provided where you can continue your travels.

Includes:

  • 4 nights hotel accommodation (twin share): 1 pre-night in Edmonton or Jasper, 3 nights during the tour
  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 snacks, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • National park fees
  • Bike transport: in a custom enclosed secure bike trailer
  • Full support during tour/ tour guide/ driver
  • Transfers from Edmonton to Jasper (guest & bike) in Mercedes 9-11 passenger vans
  • USB with all high resolution photos taken during tour
  • Satellite emergency communication coverage while in the National Park. There is no mobile/cell phone communication available in the National Park. There will also be two way radios distributed amongst the group to enable communication between riders and the tour guide in the support van
  • Airport transfers: On arrival day into Edmonton and last day of tour to Calgary or Edmonton

Not Included:

  • Flights into Edmonton and out of Calgary
  • Accommodation in Banff, Canmore, Calgary or Edmonton on the last day of the tour if required
  • Lunch on the first and last day
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Additional/ non rider activities
  • Tour guide gratuity
  • Bike rental (available at additional cost)

Canada & Alaska Destinations