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Glacier Under Canvas

Montana's Glacier National Park

Have you ever wanted to try glamping? What better place to do it than Big Sky Country! Join us for this special edition glamping trip just a few miles outside of Glacier National Park with our friends at Under Canvas®. Glacier National Park isn't just another protected wildlife site in northwest Montana. It's one of Mother Nature's most prized possessions, crammed end-to-end with snow-capped peaks, blue skies, moose, big-horn sheep, mountain goats, aspen trees and inspiration. As you ride the smooth pavement of Going-to-the-Sun Road, your soundtrack will include the echo of Bird Woman Falls and the vast silences of the hinterland. And as you retire to your luxury tent for the evening, your lullaby will be a sea of stars, crystal clear and glittering. We'll explore this magical landscape on and off road as we tackle some gravel riding and raft the rapids of the Flathead River. What are you waiting for? There's no better time to visit this wild country, because only 25 glaciers remain, and with every passing day, they get a little smaller. If you're lucky enough to have some extra time in Montana before or after your trip, take advantage of all the great opportunities this state has, like hiking, rafting, fishing and horseback riding. So pack up your all-weather gear and get training—it's time for an adventure as big as the glacier itself. Awarded Best National Parks Tour Operator and Package by Travel + Leisure» Experience Trek Travel's One Collection where you stay in one luxurious hotel during your tripJoin Trek Travel for a collaborative Bike Tour with Under Canvas to Glacier National Park
From:
$2799 Per Person
Duration:
4 Days & 3 Nights
Rider Type: ?
3 - Active
Hotel Style: ?
Explorer
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Trip Wows
Ride Going-to-the-Sun Road across the Continental Divide and along the spine of the Rockies and discover why it's been named one of America's most scenic roads
Experience glamping at its finest in a luxury safari style tent, linger around the campfire and stargaze from your private deck
Tackle some gravel riding as you roll through the magical landscape in and around Glacier National Park
Raft the picturesque Flathead River and look for wildlife along the way
Dine at the historic Belton Chalet, the first lodge built by the Great Northern Railroad and the the original gateway to Glacier National Park
Watch the Experience
The entire Trek Travel experience is exceptional. You can trust the organization from start to finish. Guides were sensational and riding fantastic. Support on the road was great and as always as a guest the only thing you need to think about is turning the pedals, enjoying good company and drinking and eating. I'll be back!
-Marvin

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Your adventure begins when you meet your Trek Travel guides at the Firebrand Hotel at 11:00 AM. Enjoy a hearty picnic lunch under the wide open skies of what's known as God's Country, followed by a personal bike fitting session to ensure a comfortable ride on your Trek bicycle before we set off on our first ride. You'll pedal from downtown Whitefish toward Columbia Falls as you make your way to your home for the next 3 nights. Experience glamping on the edge of Glacier National Park on this one-of-a-kind Trek Travel adventure! You'll stay in a luxurious safari style tent with a fireplace, luxury linens and an ensuite bathroom. Your guides will fill you in on what lies ahead during social hour tonight, which will be followed by a delicious dinner at the historic Belton Chalet.

Today's Ride:

Whitefish to Coram
Approximately 26 miles with 1,200 feet of climbing

Accommodations:

Under Canvas

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Today's junket revolves around the Flathead River. Ride along the North Fork surrounded by evergreens and views of the Whitefish Range. Eventually, the pavement gives way to gravel. If you are a gravel enthusiast, you'll get your fill for the next 10 miles til the road returns to pavement. If gravel isn't your style, you can hop in the van for this section. Your ride through this magical landscape ends in West Glacier, where you'll refuel with a packed lunch and suit up for a thrilling float down the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. We’ll be on the water for approximately 2 & 1/2 hours as we make our way through 8 thrilling miles of Class II to III rapids. Be sure to look for bears, moose and other wildlife as you go. Afterwards, it’s time to kickback and toast to another gorgeous day in the great outdoors as your guides host an outdoor Montana-style BBQ. Following dinner, we’ll shuttle back to Under Canvas, where you can stargaze from your private deck before you drift off for a good night’s sleep.

Today's Ride:

Coram to West Glacier
Approximately 33.2 miles with 1,750 feet of climbing

Today's Afternoon Activity:

Whitewater Raft The Flathead River
3-4 hours

Accommodations:

Under Canvas

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Today is a day you're sure to remember for a long time. We're riding Going-to-the-Sun Road, which is one of the most scenic roads in America. This engineering marvel was completed in 1932. It is narrow and windy, snaking around mountainsides to give you magnificent views from every angle. We'll begin with an early 30 minute shuttle to Lake McDonald Lodge. From here, you'll climb past waterfalls, glaciers, lakes, wildflowers, cedar forests and hopefully some of the local wildlife abundant in this stunning refuge. You will surely want to stop at some of the many viewpoints along the way as we make our way to the top of Logan Pass (6,646 ft) and the Continental Divide. Relax and refuel with lunch at the Visitor Center before enjoying an epic descent back to Lake McDonald. We haven’t listed a short option for today’s ride, but rest assured, your guides can provide strategic shuttle options as needed. Tonight, we'll celebrate under the stars with a final social hour and dinner at Under Canvas.

Today's Ride:

Lake McDonald to Logan Pass and Return
Approximately 42.5 miles with 3,700 feet of climbing

Accommodations:

Under Canvas

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

It's time to say goodbye to God's Country with a tranquil spin to Lake McDonald and back. Your trip concludes with an 11:00 AM shuttle back to the Firebrand Hotel in Whitefish. You’ll say farewell to your guides here and then continue your adventures, or if you must, take a taxi to the airport. You may be leaving Montana, but Glacier National Park is sure to stay with you for a lifetime.

Today's Ride:

Coram to Lake McDonald
Approximately 28 miles with 1,100 ft climbing

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Hotels

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Under Canvas® - Glacier

Coram, Montana

Under Canvas® has perfected the art of luxury camping, allowing you to be close to nature without sacrificing comfort. Stay just a few miles from the western entrance of Glacier National Park in a Deluxe tent, which includes its own private ensuite bathroom inside your tent complete with a shower, sink and flushing toilet. A wood stove keeps the tent warm at night and a private deck allows you to enjoy the night stars. Rooms feature a king bed with luxurious linens.

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 7 Disc

It isn’t the cycling vacation of a lifetime unless you have the industry’s best bike to match. In 2019 we upgraded our fleet to feature the award-winning Domane SL 7 with Shimano Ultegra Disc brakes. Because when you combine the lightweight stability and comfort of the Domane with the superior safety and stopping power of disc brakes, you get a match made in cycling heaven. And the best part? It’s included in the trip price. Ride confidently, comfortably and longer in the most beautiful destinations around the world with the new Domane SL 7. 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

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 3 nights of glamping accommodations in luxury safari style tents
  • Two experienced guides to provide local knowledge, support, and camaraderie
  • Daily route support with both guides and our support van
  • Daily breakfast, 3 lunches and 3 dinners
  • 2 social hours of drinks and hors d'oeuvres
  • Ride a Trek Domane SL 7 disc, Trek's newest Electric-Assist, or a Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid
  • 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, flat pack, 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 trip
  • A personalized photobook of your trip
  • Entrance fees for all activities, private tours and events

GEAR

  • Trek Domane SL 7 disc carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting or Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid bike
  • Trek Electric Assist XM700+ also 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 and a flat pack
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Upgrade your bike to include carbon wheels (+$200)
  • 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

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.

More Information

Rider Level: 3 - Active?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
32 miles
TOTAL MILES:
126 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
1,938 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
7,750 feet
TERRAIN: MOUNTAINOUS
The terrain is mountainous and includes some gravel roads. Riders can expect longer climbs and also longer descents on the routes. Road conditions in the National Parks are varied, and riders should be prepared for some gravel sections. While traffic is heavy particularly on Going-to-the-Sun Road, the speed limit is 45 mph and cyclists are common. Options are available for riding more or fewer miles, and your Trek Travel guides and support vehicle are always close behind! Our Glacier Under Canvas® bike trip is best suited for our Type 3 Riders. Our Trek Travel guides can also easily accommodate Type 2 Riders, who seek less mileage or fewer uphills, with a boost in the van. 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.
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 on this trip are:
  • Join the group for whitewater rafting on the Flathead River followed by a riverside BBQ
  • Various outdoor activities can be arranged including fly fishing, hiking, horseback riding, paddle-boarding
  • Take a day trip to explore Whitefish with its many galleries and shops

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:
Glacier Park International Airport (FCA)
MEETING TIME:
11:00 AM
MEETING LOCATION:
Firebrand Hotel, Whitefish, Montana

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
Glacier Park International Airport (FCA)
DEPARTING TIME:
11:30 AM
DEPARTING LOCATION:
Firebrand Hotel, Whitefish, Montana

Arriving

We recommend flying directly into Glacier Park International Airport (FCA) in Kalispell. 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. If you are staying at The Firebrand Hotel before the trip begins, you may reserve a seat on their free airport shuttle by calling 406-863-1900. 72-hour advance reservations required. The drive takes about 20 minutes. Otherwise, you may call Glacier Taxi (406-250-3603), Bigfoot Taxi (406-212-0000) or Big D's Taxi (406-892-3390) to schedule a cab.

Whitefish is also served by an Amtrak station where the Empire Builder train stops twice daily en route between Chicago and Seattle.

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Firebrand Hotel (650 E. 3rd Street, Whitefish, MT 59937) at 11:00 AM on the first day of the trip. Dress in your riding gear and have your pedals and anything else you will need for the ride, handy. After a hearty picnic and bike-fitting session, we'll set off on our first ride through the Last Best Place on Earth!

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 lodging partner, Under Canvas® (406-552-4195), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details.

View our pre hotel recommendations

Leaving

Your guides will provide a shuttle, departing at 11:00 AM, from Under Canvas to the Firebrand Hotel in downtown Whitefish. You'll arrive and say your farewells at 11:30 AM. If you are heading directly to Glacier Park International Airport (FCA), you may arrange a cab via Glacier Taxi (406-250-3603), Bigfoot Taxi (406-212-0000) or Big D's Taxi (406-892-3390).

View our post hotel recommendations

Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

Highs from 55-90 degrees depending on elevation, Lows from 35-65 degrees depending on elevation. Dress for warm days and cool evenings and mornings, and always be prepared for rain. Packing List

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. You might choose to shop or check out a local cafe downtown, relax at the Whitefish City Beach on the shores of gorgeous Whitefish Lake, or explore the options for hiking and mountain biking at Whitefish Mountain Resort. The Resort also features an alpine slide and zip-line tours during the summer months. There are also opportunities for fly fishing lessons, horseback riding, and whitewater rafting adventures within a short drive of Whitefish. 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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