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View of Emerald Lake
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Takakkaw Falls and river
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Peyto Lake and glaciers
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Canadian Rockies - Banff Bike Tour

Encounter the rugged beauty of Lake Louise, Yoho Valley, and Takakkaw Falls

Canada’s most impressive landscapes eagerly await you, where Mother Nature’s canvas of craggy peaks and shimmering glaciers are nestled along the continental spine of western North America. We’ll ride among the natural wonders that surround us, roaming deep into the wilderness of two awe-inspiring Canadian National Parks — Banff and Yoho (both UNESCO World Heritage Sites), past glacier-fed alpine lakes of unimaginable colors, and between jagged-ice capped mountains that span as far as the eye can see. Then swap cycling clothes for rafting gear and journey down the Kicking Horse River, for an explorer's buffet of flora, fauna, and pure fun as we ride the rolling rapids. Finishing the week on top, you’ll celebrate with a dining experience served on the summit of Sulphur Mountain, taking in the epic views while sharing stories from this quintessentially Canadian trip of a lifetime. Book your trip with confidence » Experience Trek Travel's One Collection where you stay in one luxurious hotel during your trip

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Trip Wows
Savor the breathtaking views of the Canadian Rockies as you pedal through Banff National Park
Adventure through the Yoho Valley to Takakkaw Falls, Canada's second-largest waterfall
Experience an exhilarating gondola ride to dinner with a view at the Northern Lights Alpine Kitchen atop Sulphur Mountain
Spend a week spotting wildlife in their natural habitat. You could see moose, elk, grizzlies, black bears, bison, bighorn sheep, eagles, and more
Explore the shops, heritage, and history of Banff right from your hotel, perfectly situated in the center of town
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Riding on the old Bow Valley Parkway
An epic adventure through the Canadian Rockies, this trip captures all peaks and valleys of Canada's iconic mountain range. Meander your way through National Parks, cresting the white waters of the Kicking Horse river as you journey through incredibly scenic, open landscapes, capturing sights and sounds of unique wildlife, and bucket list-worthy experiences.
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Welcome to the Canadian Rockies! Today you will meet at the Moose Hotel & Suites where your guides will familiarize you with your Trek bike for the week, including a bike fit session along with safety talks and expectations for the adventure ahead. You'll set out on your first ride winding you through incredible scenery leading up the Bow Valley Parkway where guides will have lunch prepared, complete with an incredible view. Following lunch, descend your way back towards our starting point in town or continue your ride up Mt. Norquay, a favorite climb among the locals. Settle into your room for the week before gathering for a social hour and dinner in town. Your Trek Travel guides will introduce you to your week ahead, teaching you about the Canadian Rockies and the ways of Canada's wild western provinces.

Today's Ride:

Banff to Sawback Return
Approximately 23 mi | 35 km with 1,000 ft | 305 m

Avid Option:

Banff to Mt. Norquay Return
Approximately 30 mi | 49 km with 2,200 ft | 670 m

Hotel:

Moose Hotel & Suites

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Today is a classic Canadian Rockies day as we set out on every cyclist’s dream ride. After the group takes a 45-minute shuttle to the ride start, you’ll begin your first full day pedaling deep into the Banff National Park and onto the awe-inspiring Canada's Icefields Parkway. As you gradually climb, you’ll see the junction of two impressive icefields, the Wapta and the Waputik with Mount Balfour standing at 10,375 feet looking down upon you. Peaks and glaciers surround you on all sides as you cruise the valley floor to Bow Lake for a picnic lunch, in a landscape almost too beautiful to be real. For those interested in more challenging climbing, continue up to the lookout point over the wolf-shaped Peyto Lake. After the return ride back to Lake Louise, you'll shuttle back to Banff. Relax at the hotel before exploring Banff on your own for dinner tonight, armed with great suggestions provided by your guides.

Today's Ride:

Icefields Parkway with Shuttle
Approximately 29 mi | 47 km with 2,300 ft | 700 m

Avid Option:

Icefields Parkway to Peyto Lake Return with Shuttle
Approximately 62 mi | 100 km with 4,101 ft | 1,250 m

Hotel:

Moose Hotel & Suites

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Wake up and enjoy a relaxing and hearty breakfast to get your day off to a great start. Today's ride begins with a shuttle to Yoho National Park in British Columbia where the spectacular one-hour transfer will cross the west side of the Canadian Continental Divide with unbelievable views the whole time. Pedal your way up the iconic Yoho Valley to the base of Takakkaw Falls, the second tallest waterfall in Canada. This road is nestled deep in a valley carved by glaciers where a short section of switchbacks give a European feel to the journey. Your morning ride will be complete with lunch at a beautiful natural area — either Emerald Lake, the Natural Bridge, or the Monarch Rest area. After lunch, an exciting afternoon of rafting on the Kicking Horse River awaits you before everyone shuttles back to Banff. Tonight you can once again choose from one of the many wonderful restaurants in town. Just be sure to enjoy a delicious "bear claw" from one of the local chocolate shops as you stroll around town.

Today's Ride:

Yoho Valley to Takakkaw Falls with Shuttle
Approximately 16 mi | 26 km with 1,700 ft | 520 m

Today's Activity:

Whitewater Rafting on Kicking Horse River

Hotel:

Moose Hotel & Suites

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Once you have enjoyed your morning coffee and the delicious a la carte breakfast, everyone will shuttle to Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. Make sure to have your camera ready because these two lakes are Banff National Park's most photographed and with good reason. The silt falling from the mountains create an other-wordly color that is not to be believed. Moraine Lake road is closely monitored for vehicle traffic which allows for sublime cycling opportunities on the open road. Upon your return from Moraine Lake, you will have the choice to ride down to the village of Lake Louise and onto the old highway 1A towards Banff. Tonight, the Banff Resort gondola will be your chariot to our final social hour and dinner on the summit of Sulphur Mountain, where you'll share fun stories from the week with friends, both new and old, surrounded by incredible views of the Canadian Rockies laid out in front of you.

Today's Ride:

Lake Louise to Moraine Lake with Shuttle
Approximately 18 mi | 29 km with 1,500 ft | 460 m

Avid Option:

Louise and Moraine Lake to Banff with Shuttle
Approximately 54 mi | 87 km with 3,121 ft | 952 m

Hotel:

Moose Hotel & Suites

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Social Hour | Dinner

Today's ride will include options in and around Banff. After a leisurely morning spent at the hotel, you'll have ride options including a Tunnel Mountain climb or a loop of Lake Minnewanka. The loop begins by descending from the town of Banff to Bow Falls. You will ride past the many holes on the spectacular Banff Springs Hotel's 18-hole golf course, with a great view of hole number 4, “The Devil’s Cauldron,” its signature hole on the course. Very few cars, new pavement with the views of the golf course, and the Bow River make this short ride a must-do before leaving Banff. Guides will then say goodbye at 11:00 AM from the Moose Hotel, where you can then continue your adventures or board your pre-arranged shuttle to Calgary.

Today's Ride:

Lake Minnewanka Loop
Approximately 18 mi | 29 km with 916 ft | 280 m

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Hotels

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Moose Hotel & Suites

Banff, Canada

Explorer Accommodation | New hotel in 2023! Located on Banff Avenue, steps away from the main downtown area, Moose Hotel & Suites offers an elegant stay and features a warm interior design using natural materials and expert craftsmanship throughout. A long list of amenities include the Meadow Spa & Pools with 10 treatment rooms and private outdoor hot pool, a bright indoor swimming pool and exercise room on the third floor, and two spectacular rooftop hot pools with exceptional views of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The hotel’s onsite restaurant, Pacini, rounds out the experience by featuring authentic, gourmet Italian food.

What's Included

For us, the details matter most

Every moment of a Trek Travel bike trip has more than you could have ever dreamed. More romance. More scenery. More choice. It's the little additions to every Trek Travel cycling vacation that make it truly special. And that's how we help you create more memories.

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Trek Domane SL 5

Trek’s latest innovation has led to the best bike on the road—a light weight, stable and technologically advanced machine to make even the hardest roads seem easy. Ride confidently, comfortably and longer in the most beautiful destinations around the world. Learn More

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Trek Electric-Assist Verve+

With its Low-Step frame design, hopping on and off the Trek Verve+ is super easy. The front suspension will take the edge off any bumps in the road and the Bosch system will keep you smiling from ear to ear. The integrated battery keeps this bike looking sleek as you pedal through amazing terrain. Learn More

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Four nights of accommodation
  • Two experienced guides to provide local knowledge, support, and camaraderie
  • Daily route support with both guides and our support van
  • Daily breakfast, five lunches, and two dinners
  • Two social hour of drinks and hors d'oeuvres
  • Ride a Trek Domane SL 5 disc or Trek Electric-Assist Verve+
  • Up to three daily route options on riding days
  • Snacks and drinks for each day's ride
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Each bike is equipped with a Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer, a flat pack (containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator), front and rear Bontrager Flare R lights, a Bontrager saddle, and pedals (Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged, or flat pedals)
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmets
  • All gratuities for drivers, local experts and hospitality staff
  • All luggage transfers and transportation during your bike trip
  • A digital photo album of your trip
  • Entrance fees for all activities, private tours, and events

GEAR

  • Trek Domane SL 5 disc carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting or Trek Electric-Assist Verve+, available in a limited quantity
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged or flat pedals
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmet
  • Bontrager men's and women's specific saddles
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights
  • A flat pack containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Your coupon will be delivered via email prior to your trip.
  • For the most comfortable ride, you may choose to bring your own pedals, saddle, and helmet on the trip. Your guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Guide gratuities are customary and at your own discretion, to recognize service, hospitality, and the little extras that surprise and delight. For this trip, we recommend $200-$250 per guest. While local currency is preferred, there are other options to make tipping easier. Most guides accept gratuity via PayPal or Venmo or our staff can help before or after the trip. Gratuities will be divided among the guide team, so feel free to leave your gratuity with whomever you choose at the end of your trip. 
  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • On select trips some meals are not included. On these trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.

More Information

Rider Level: 2/3 - Recreational/Active?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
47 kilometers / 29 miles
TOTAL MILES:
234 kilometers / 143 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
544 meters / 1,759 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
2,718 meters / 8,795 feet
TERRAIN: MODERATE
The terrain is varied with mountainous areas and occasional climbs. Some roads are busy with tourist traffic, and the park restricts cycling in a handful of locations, so shuttles will be provided. This trip is best suited for our Type 2-3 Riders. Our Trek Travel guides can also easily accommodate Type 1 Riders, who seek less mileage or fewer uphills, with a boost in the van. Type 3+ Riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer. Due to the nature of the roads in this area, there are few longer routes or big climbs available.
NON-RIDING ACTIVITIES:
On most Trek Travel trips, we offer non-riding options for riders who want to take the afternoon off, or travel companions who want to spend little or no time in the saddle. Some of these options may need to be scheduled before your trip–please contact one of our Trip Consultants for more information. Expenses and/or related transportation to these activities may not be included in the trip price. Some non-riding options for your Canadian Rockies trip are:
  • Shopping
  • Hikes
  • Canoeing
  • Spa treatments (not included)
  • Horseback riding (not included)
  • Golf (not included)
  • Gondola ride (included on the final night)
  • Swimming in the lakes
  • Spend time in Banff

See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.

Averages and totals are calculated from our Today’s Ride options.

Travel Details

How to Get There

FLY INTO:
Calgary International Airport (YYC)
MEETING TIME:
9:00 AM
MEETING LOCATION:
Moose Hotel and Suites, Banff

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
Calgary International Airport (YYC)
DEPARTING TIME:
11:00 PM
DEPARTING LOCATION:
Moose Hotel and Suites, Banff

Arriving

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 Brewster Express shuttle service (https://www.banffjaspercollection.com/brewster-express/) in advance. 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.

Trek Travel guides will meet guests at The Moose Lodge and Suites at approximately 9:00 AM. You’ll be treated to a delicious lunch of regional favorites 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 date with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call Moose Hotel & Suites at (1-866-379-0021) and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details.

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Leaving

Checkout is 11:00 AM at the Moose Hotel and Suites. Lunch is available at the hotel restaurant at noon. You can enjoy more holiday time or meet your airport transfer to continue back to Calgary airport from the hotel. If you are flying out on the same day, please do not book your flight any earlier than 4:00 PM in order to allow for ample travel time. Guests with same-day afternoon flights will need to confirm shuttle times with Brewsters Express and may need to leave before the 12:00 pm lunch.

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Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

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»

Before and After Your Trip

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Before: Banff National Park, Canada

Consider spending some time before your Trek Travel vacation 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. Alternatively, if you have your own transportation, consider a stay in nearby Lake Louise or Morraine Lake, both offering exquisite views and a number of activities in these beautiful mountains. Please make sure to book any accommodations as early as possible, as hotels fill fast in peak season. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre-trip hotel:

after

After: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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. We recommend the following accommodations for your post-trip hotel:

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Our Bikes

Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the ultra-smooth Trek Domane SL 7 to the Trek Electric-Assist Verve+, you deserve the best ride on your vacation. Plus, we offer a range upgrade options to take you the extra mile.

Our Guides

Our guides are trained to make your trip magical. They aren't just experts in riding; they're trained in delivering uncompromising service in ways you won't believe. We know that it's the unexpected surprises that make a trip magical. That's why our guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask.

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Our vacations are built to deliver the ultimate in flexibility, from extreme relaxers to hard-core roadies. You pick your mileage, itinerary and experiences. We take care of the rest.

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