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Welcome to the Canadian Rockies! After meeting your guides in the lobby of the Fox Hotel and Suites at 11:00 AM and taking a short shuttle to Canmore, we'll enjoy a lunch of fresh local treats. After, we'll prepare for our first ride of the trip. Your guides will familiarize you with your Trek bike, including a bike fit session along with safety talks and expectations for the week. We'll then set out on our first ride of the trip: a pedal toward Banff along Legacy Trail, a system of bike path that winds through incredible scenery and leads us into the national park. This first ride follows a beautiful path through the forest, which will warm up our legs as we cruise past lakes and mountains. Our last climb is on Tunnel Mountain, and brings us to our hotel nestled above the busyness of Banff. It's the perfect place to start the trip, hidden away from the hustle and bustle, with plenty of close views of elk and deer on the grounds. This evening we'll gather at the hotel for a social hour and first-night celebration.
Today Canmore to Banff via Legacy Trail
Approximately 15 miles with 848 feet of climbing
Buffalo Mountain Lodge
Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner
It's great to wake up in Banff. The wilderness gently stirs you naturally and after breakfast at the hotel, we set out on a locals' favorite loop out of Banff toward Lake Minnewanka. Make sure to get some photos of the hoodoos eroded rock spires and the view of Banff at “Surprise Corner”. We'll pass Lake Minnewanka and Two Jacks Lake and possibly a Bighorn sheep or two, and stop at Cascade Ponds for a picnic lunch and maybe a refreshing swim. After we return to the hotel, the rest of the day is yours—relax, book a spa treatment in town, and explore Banff! Dinner is on your own, perhaps with newfound friends, at any of the excellent restaurants in Banff.
Banff to Minnewanka Loop with Banff Golf Course
Approximately 28 miles with 1,480 feet of climbing
Banff to Cascade Pond with shuttle
Approximately 23 miles with 1,160 feet of climbing
Banff to Minnewanka Loop with Mt. Norquay
Approximately 36 miles with 2,540 feet of climbing
Buffalo Mountain Lodge
Breakfast | Lunch
This morning starts the same as yesterday, with Mother Nature as your alarm clock and breakfast at the hotel. Today's ride out of Banff follows the old Highway 1A, also known as the Bow Valley Parkway. It's a main corridor for wildlife traffic that runs parallel to the Bow River, an important water source fed by the Bow Glacier, which runs almost 600 km toward the prairies. Watch for elk and black bears as we pedal to our next activity—a short hike along the walls of Johnson Canyon to see its powerful lower waterfalls. We'll then ride past some impressive views of Castle and Storm Mountains. Choose to bank some extra kilometers up Vermillion Pass to the Continental Divide. We'll stop for lunch in Baker Creek and then head to Lake Louise, where our shuttle awaits to our next hotel. You're sure to love Moraine Lake Lodge, a special retreat where guests enjoy nightly private views of one of the park's most beautiful lakes! We'll gather as a group this evening for social hour and dinner.
Banff to Lake Louise village with shuttle
Approximately 37 miles with 1960 feet of climbing
Banff to Baker Creek with shuttle
Approximately 29 miles with 1520 feet of climbing
Moraine Lake Lodge
Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner
We'll take a break from the bike and lace up our hiking boots for an adventure you can only find in the Canadian Rockies. The group will join our local naturalists on an avid hike into Larch Valley. We'll stop at a beautiful meadow surrounded by groves of larch trees and wildflowers, under amazing views of the Valley of the Ten Peaks. We'll talk flora, fauna and foliage, as well as geology and history of this region, and you'll emerge a true expert on the area. This afternoon, choose to explore on your terms, including a canoe on the lake, or even a swim in its glacier-fed waters. The silt runoff from upstream sedimentary rock give the lake a particularly intense turquoise color, unlike any other on the continent. Conversely, if relaxation is your thing, spend some time in an Adirondack chair with a good book or great conversation. Dinner tonight is back at our hotel.
Hike with naturalists
Views of the Valley of the Ten Peaks
Moraine Lake Lodge
Breakfast | Dinner
Today is classic Canadian Rockies day, as we set out on a cyclists' favorite route on Icefields Parkway. You're surrounded by peaks and glaciers on all sides as we cruise to Bow Lake for a picnic lunch. After the return ride back, we'll shuttle toward our final hotel on gorgeous Emerald Lake, but not before we stop to regale the engineering marvel of the Spiral Railway Tunnels and the Natural Bridge, a beautiful rock formation created over time by the Bow River. Our destination for the evening, Emerald Lake, is a spectacle unto itself. Named for its intense, jade-colored waters, this lake is located in Yoho National Park, and is the largest of the area's 61 lakes. It's a premier tourist attraction, but we'll have the opportunity to quietly enjoy it during our stay at the historic Emerald Lake Lodge. This hotel is over 100 years old and part of the story of construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Tonight, we'll gather for one last celebration in its famous dining room. After dinner, share stories around the fire pit with your newfound friends, and then retire at your leisure to a luxury cabin room.
Lake Louise to Bow Lake Return
Approximately 44 miles with 2260 feet of climbing
Lake Louise to Bow Lake (with shuttle)
Approximately 22 miles with 1730 feet of climbing
Lake Louise to Peyto Lake Return
Approximately 52 miles with 2780 feet of climbing
Emerald Lake Lodge
Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner
It's our final morning together as a group, and a great chance to relax and get in one last appointment with nature. After a delicious hot buffet breakfast and coffee, choose to take a walk around the lake—a 5km light hiking loop that allows you to take in all the beautiful surroundings one more time. Or, perhaps rent a canoe for an early morning paddle (for an additional fee). From here you will say goodbye to your guides and board a private shuttle back to Banff, where you can continue to enjoy more time in the area or make arrangements for your shuttle back to Calgary to return home.
Final morning breakfast and walk around the lake
Emerald Lake Lodge
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Averages and totals are calculated from our Today’s Ride options.
We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays.
We recommend that you fly into Calgary International Airport (YYC). We suggest booking with Banff Airporter shuttle service (https://banffairporter.com/) in advance. Use our discount code "Trek" at the time of booking to receive 15% off the regular cost of travel between Calgary and Banff. The drive will take approximately 1.5 hours with departure times almost every hour. We strongly recommend planning ahead and also booking a return ticket for after the trip.
Your Trek Travel guides will meet you in the lobby of the Fox Hotel and Suites (461 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1H8) at 11:00 AM on the first day of the trip. After a short shuttle, you’ll be treated to a delicious lunch of regional favorites as well as a tasting of some of the local craft beers and sodas, followed by a personal bike fitting to ensure a smooth and comfortable ride. Your guides will then present an overview of the day’s ride as well as some key safety tips and off we’ll go! Please have your first day’s riding gear handy and separate from your other luggage to facilitate the bike fitting and ride.
If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, Buffalo Mountain Lodge (+1 800-661-1367) and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details.View our pre hotel recommendations
You will say farewell to your guides at 11:00 AM at the Emerald Lake Lodge and board a private, one-hour shuttle that will take you back to downtown Banff, dropping you back at the Fox Hotel and Suites, where you can enjoy more holiday time or book your airport transfer to continue back to Calgary airport. If you are flying out the same day, please do not book your flight any earlier than 3:00 PM in order to allow for ample travel time.View our post hotel recommendations
Generally June averages around 19 degrees Celsius, or 65 degrees Fahrenheit. July and August have warm, sunny days with average daytime temps around 71 degrees Fahrenheit. There are long days of light, but there are always possibilities of rain and even snow. Mountain weather can be unpredictable at all times. Packing List»
Choose to spend a night in Calgary, a cosmopolitan, progressive Canadian city full of cool eateries and great nightlife, as well as shopping and entertainment to fill anyone's taste. It's worth spending some time exploring here and taking in a few of their top tourist sites including the Calgary Tower, any of the numerous art museums and galleries, and Prince's Island Park. Alternatively, spend a night in the vibrant mountain resort town of Banff. It's the hub of activity within Banff National Park, and has a large selection of restaurants, bars, boutique shops and cultural events, all under a banner of spectacular views and wildlife that's closer than ever. Please make sure to book any accommodations as early as possible, as hotels fill fast in peak season. Photo by Banff & Lake Louise Tourism / Paul Zizka Photography. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre and post-trip hotel:
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