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Glacier National Park Family Custom

Family Multisport Vacation in the Crown of the Continent

Join us for four adventurous days of exploring the best of the open sky country of Montana. Ride along beautiful, pristine ribbons of road in the shadows of incredible, towering mountain vistas. Raft the pristine glacial run-off of the world-renown Flathead River. Zipline and alpine slide through the thick timber around Whitefish Mountain Resort. And hike the legendary trails of Glacier National Park. Buckle up, because after this week you'll list the mountain town of Whitefish as one of the most exciting destinations of your life. Awarded Best National Parks Tour Operator and Package by Travel + Leisure»
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Duration:
4 Days & 3 Nights
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1 - Leisure Non-riders Welcome
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Explorer
Bike Included:
Trek Domane SL 7 More options available
Trip Wows
Experience a classic Glacier Jammer Bus tour on the legendary Going-to-the-Sun-Road
Raft the picturesque Flathead River alongside wildlife culminating with an evening riverside BBQ
Fly above the trees on a two hour zipline tour of Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort
Ride along the quiet farm roads above the shores of Whitefish Lake
Watch the Experience
Find Your Park. One of our favorites is Glacier National Park because it offers bewildering mountain scenery, active wildlife, sparkling lakes and waterfalls and a chance to cycle on the famed Going to the Sun Road. Learn the legends of Blackfeet Nation from a tribe member, enjoy fresh and refreshing alpine foods and experience this national treasure by foot, by bike and by boat. Go before its gone.
-Meagan Coates, Trip Design Coordinator

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Welcome to big skies, open vistas and the never ending horizon that is Montana! Meet your guides in the hotel lobby at 11:00 AM this morning, then grab your biking gear and hop in the van for a short drive to Whitefish Lake. Upon arriving at the lake, you will enjoy a picnic prepared by your guides and get fit to your Trek bike. This afternoon you will head out for a great ride along the quite roads surrounding Whitefish before returning to the hotel. Unpack, relax and prepare for the days ahead. Tonight, we'll get to know each other over a quiet dinner at the local's favorite, Truby's.
Today's Ride:

Welcome to Whitefish
Approximately 10 miles with 500 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Whitefish River Trail
Approximately 3 miles with 150 feet of climbing

Hotel:

The Firebrand Hotel

Included Meals:

Lunch | Dinner

After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, you will shuttle up to Whitefish Mountain Resort for a day of awesome adventure. Choose to catch a chairlift ride to the top of the mountain for a hike along the summit trail. Fly above the treetops on a breathtaking zip-line tour. Hold on tight while racing along the alpine slide. This is a day on the mountain enjoying some real adrenaline amidst the peaceful surroundings of the Northern Rockies. This afternoon, take an optional ride along the quiet roads of the Flathead Valley or explore the shops and galleries of Whitefish. Tonight you will dine on your own at one of the fantastic restaurants in downtown Whitefish.
Today's Ride:

Whitefish Mountain Adventure
Approximately 6 miles with 600 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Whitefish Mountain Avid Ride
Approximately 22 miles with 900 feet of climbing

Today's Activity:

Zip Line, Alpine Slide or Hike
Whitefish Mountain Resort

Hotel:

The Firebrand Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Today you'll get to experience the Crown of the Continent. Hop in a historic Glacier Jammer Bus for a journey up the Going to the Sun Road. Drive past epic waterfalls, catch a glimpse of a grizzly bear, and gaze at the majestic glaciated valleys that give this national park its name. Once you arrive at the summit, take a walk around Logan Pass before enjoying a packed lunch and heading back down the road to the West Glacier Visitor Center. This afternoon, gear up for a guided whitewater adventure down the pristine Middle Fork of the Flathead River. Afterwards, celebrate your final night together in Big Sky Country with a BBQ on the Flathead riverbank.
Hotel:

The Firebrand Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

For your final morning in Whitefish, choose to sleep in or take a post-breakfast spin along the paved Whitefish River Trail, leading part of the way around Whitefish Lake. This quiet and beautiful ride showcases a rarely visited area of the valley, offering glimpses of the lake and Whitefish Mountain. Afterwards, bid your guides farewell and enjoy an extended stay in Montana, or catch a ride to Glacier Park International Airport.
Today's Ride:

Whitefish Lake Out and Back
Approximately 19 miles with 875 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Whitefish River Trail
Approximately 4 miles with 80 feet of climbing

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Hotels

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The Lodge at Whitefish Lake

Whitefish, Montana

This 4 Diamond Award winner sits on the shore of the pristine Whitefish Lake, just a few minutes outside of town. The Lodge at Whitefish Lake features a full service spa, a private beach and swim area, both indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs, multiple dining options, a 30-acre nature preserve, a complimentary shuttle to downtown Whitefish, boat rentals, and much more. Rooms are comfortably appointed and bathrooms include granite counters and floor-to-ceiling glass showers.

Travel Details

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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 flying directly into Glacier Park International Airport (FCA) in Kalispell. Please arrive at least one day prior to the trip start so you may relax before your week of cycling and more importantly, to minimize risk of missing the pick-up for your trip start due to flight delays.

Flathead Glacier Transportation serves the Whitefish area from Glacier Park International Airport. Reservations can be made by calling 406-892-3390.

The Lodge at Whitefish Lake | Whitefish, Montana

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the The Lodge at Whitefish Lake (1380 Wisconsin Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937) at 11:00 AM on the first day of the trip. Grab your riding gear and hop in the van for a short shuttle to Whitefish Lake, where we will enjoy a lakeside welcome picnic. Once your guides fit you to your bike, head out for a short ride around Whitefish.

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, The Lodge at Whitefish Lake (406 863 4000) and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details.

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Leaving

The Lodge at Whitefish Lake | Whitefish, Montana

You will say farewell to your guides at 11:00 AM at your hotel in Whitefish. From here, stay a little longer to explore the Park or take the free shuttle to the Glacier Park International Airport in Kalispell. There are daily connections on Delta Airlines, United, Alaska and Allegiant airlines to several major U.S. cities. For more information, please visit their website at www.iflyglacier.com. The short trip to the airport will take about 20 minutes. Whitefish is also served by an Amtrak station where the Empire Builder train stops twice daily on its route between Chicago and Seattle.

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What's Included

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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 7

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. Upgrade your bike with carbon wheels for only $200. Learn More

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Trek Electric-Assist XM700+

It’s lightweight and equipped with an adjustable pedal-assist motor that helps riders of all skill levels stay together, play together and make some great memories together. Included at no additional cost, these bikes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, so reserve yours when you book today. Learn More

Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid

Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid
is also available on this trip

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Gratuities for all scheduled special events, restaurants, hotels, local guides and transportation during your trip.
  • Private tours
  • Entrance fees to all group events/activities
  • All transportation during the trip, including private coaches
  • Red Bus Tour in Glacier National Park
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Zip Line Tour
  • Alpine Slide
  • 3 nights of accommodation
  • In every region we travel, we uncover the area’s best, and most delightful accommodations. On our Glacier National Park Family bike trip, enjoy accommodations in the heart of Whitefish.
  • Daily breakfast, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, and all snacks and drinks for each day
  • On our Glacier National Park bike trip, you’ll be experiencing a variety of regional cuisine. Breakfasts are served from the Lodge at Whitefish Lake. We will enjoy a Trek Travel signature picnic and one to-go lunch, including sandwiches, salads and delicious deserts. The dinners included on this trip display the best in rocky mountain regional cuisine. One of the dinners will be a delicious local BBQ provided on a half day raft trip on the magical Flathead River.
  • The knowledge, support, and camaraderie of experienced guides
  • Daily route support
  • Paper route guides also available upon request
  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature

GEAR

  • The use of a Trek Domane SL 7 carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting, or Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid bicycle
  • Trek Electric Assist XM700+ also available in a limited quantity
  • The use of GPS cycling computer
  • The use of Bontrager bike helmets and other gear and equipment to make your ride comfortable
  • Trek Travel water bottles
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Contact us for details.
  • Trek Travel Bontrager RL jersey or Trek Travel t-shirt

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Gratuities for your Trek Travel guides are not included in your trip price. We recommend tipping 7.5-10% of your trip price for the guide team. Local currency is preferred and unless you want to tip separately, guides will divide tips amongst themselves. Please tip your guides at your discretion, based on their level of professionalism, guest care and service.
  • 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.
  • Gratuities for your Trek Travel Guides may be given at your discretion in response to their professionalism and leadership. Industry standard is for each individual guest to tip the guide team 7.5-10% of the trip price.

More Information

Rider Level: 1?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
11 miles
TOTAL MILES:
N/A miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
400 ft.
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TERRAIN: UNDULATING
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. See Included In The Trip Price for more information. Some non-riding options on this trip are:
  • Explore Whitefish with its many galleries and shops
  • Relax in the spa or go kayaking or paddle boarding at The Lodge at Whitefish Lake
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Zip Line Tour
  • Alpine Slide
  • Hiking
  • Red Bus Tour in Glacier National Park

Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer each and 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.

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. Glacier National Park Family bike trip is best suited for our Type 1 Riders. Those who wish to ride every mile but are concerned about their physical ability may want to try our electric bike option–you still get a workout but can climb alongside even the strongest rider. Type 2+ Riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer. The terrain is undulating. Riders can expect short climbs and descents on the routes. Options are available for riding more or fewer miles, and your Trek Travel guides and support vehicle are always close by. See day by day itinerary for specific daily ride distance and elevation options.

Planning For Your Trip

Before and After Your Trip

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Before & After: Whitefish, Montana

If you are able to spend a few extra days after your trip exploring the area, the mountain town of Whitefish is a great place to relax and enjoy the laid back attitude of a Montana summer. Whitefish is defined by it's rustic charm amid the rugged beauty of the Rockies. Nestled at the foot of Big Mountain and within a short distance of Glacier National Park and the Canadian border, the area offers no shortage of outdoor activities for all seasons, from skiing Whitefish Mountain Resort in the winter to cycling, horseback riding and whitewater rafting in summer. The town's historic railroad depot and quaint Central Avenue charm visitors with a taste of historic Montana. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre and post-trip hotel.

Why Trek Travel

Our Bikes

Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the all-new, ultra smooth Trek Domane SL 7, to the new Trek Electric-Assist XM700+ and the comfortable Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid, to our numerous upgrade options, you deserve the best ride on your vacation.

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.

Your Day. You Decide.

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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