- 10+ Guests Price as advertised*
- 8-9 Guests +$500 per person to trip price*
- 6-7 Guests +$1,000 per person to trip price*
- 4-5 Guests +$1,500 per person to trip price*
- 2-3 Guests +$2,500 per person to trip price*
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.
Whitefish to Coram
Approximately 26 miles with 1,200 feet of climbing
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.
Coram to West Glacier
Approximately 33.2 miles with 1,750 feet of climbing
Whitewater Raft The Flathead River
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.
Lake McDonald to Logan Pass and Return
Approximately 42.5 miles with 3,700 feet of climbing
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.
Coram to Lake McDonald
Approximately 28 miles with 1,100 ft climbing
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.
It isn’t the cycling vacation of a lifetime unless you have the industry’s best bike to match. Starting in 2019, we’re upgrading 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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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 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.
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.