Tour Summary


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Duration
8 Days / 7 Nights

Meals
5 Dinners
6 Breakfast

Distance
451-511 miles

Elevation Gain
26,500+ feet

2015 Dates
August 2-9

2014 Dates
FULL - Wait List
August 3-10

2014 Price
$3,095.00

Single Room
$495.00

Rider Limit
20 Rider Limit
Bike Rental
$245.00

Highlights
Glacier NP
Waterton Lakes NP
Going to the Sun Rd
Icefields Parkway
Banff National Park
Jasper National Park
Athabasca Glacier

Lodging
Belton Chalet
Many Glacier Lodge
Prince of Wales
Juniper Lodge
Deer Lodge
Glacier View Inn
Jasper Inn & Suites

Dining
Belton Tap Room
Many Glacier Lodge
Prince of Wales
Juniper Bistro
Lake Louise

Start / Finish
West Glacier, MT
Jasper, Canada

Arrival Airport
Glacier International

* Saturday Arrival *

Before Tour Shuttle:
Sunday Aug 3:

Red Lion 10:00am:
Red Lion Hotel

Glacier Trans. info
Amtrak Empire Builder


Depart Airport
Calgary Airport

*Sunday Departure*

After Tour: Sun 10th
Shuttle to Banff
ETA 12:00 noon


To Depart Banff:
Book Your Shuttle
Brewster Transportation


To Depart Jasper:
Book Your Own Alternate Shuttle
Calgary / Edmonton


It was a grand convergence of fun companions in a majestic place.
- Glendon, CA
* Glacier 2012

Cycling Escapes goes out of the way to make the trip fun and an exceptional cycling experience. I highly recommend them, and intend to continue to ride with them for as long as I can ride a bike.
- Bruce Tranen, IL
* Glacier Epic 2011
* 6 Tour rider

What an epic tour! Meeting everyone and being immersed daily in truly majestic scenery was awesome.
- Bob P, CO
* Glacier 2012

Hardly a day goes by that something doesn’t remind me of that week. I was going through my photos the other day and too my amazement, I remembered everyone’s name. I still laugh at the fact that everyone was known by their first name and where they were from; Bob from Colorado, Sandy and Russ from Cal
- Al M, IO
* Glacier 2012

The route was well planned, taking us through some of the most spectacular scenery I have had the pleasure to see. The roads were generally great for biking with minimal traffic. The support was superb. I would definitely go on another Cycling Escapes trip, and plan to do so.
- Daniel S., MD
* Glacier 2012

Thank you for a great trip. I was impressed by the support, snacks and hospitality. Being new at this, I felt secure having both sag wagons available and the sweep rider at the end of the line. It was an amazing experience.
- Michelle, NY
* 2010

Thanks, Richard. What a great tour! You'll definitely see me again.
- Dennis H, CA
* 2012

It was a great tour. Everything was first-rate--riders, routes, crew, accommodations, meals, and most important, the near-infinite awesome vistas we saw both on and off the bike. I look forward to again riding with the many new cycling friends I met during this great adventure.
- Larry G, CA
* 2012

Bike Glacier, Banff & Jasper National Parks

8 Days • 521 mi • 26,500' • 4 National Parks • $3,095

2014 Tour Full - Book Your 2015 Ride Now!

On this cycling Tour we bike in 2 countries and 4 National Parks and along the way ride the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road and Icefields Parkway! We'll cycle across the internatonal boundary, from Glacier National Park in Montana, across the border into Alberta Canada, and then into Waterton Lakes National Park. From there we bike deeper into Canada along the Height-of-the-Rockies Park on our way to Banff National Park, the Icefields Parkway, and Jasper National Park. This is an Epic Tour!

Day
Day
Ride
Day
2014 Route
Elevation
Gain
Miles
3
Sun
...
Shuttle / Check-in & Orientation - 12:00pm
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Sun
1
Bike West Glacier
1,500'
30
4
Mon
2
Going to the Sun Rd / Logan Pass
5,500'
70
5
Tue
3
Many Glacier to Waterton Lakes
4,400'
69
6
Wed
4
Highwood Pass / Bow River Valley / Banff
4,500'
92
7
Thr
5
Banff / Lake Louis
3,800'
56
8
Fri
6
Icefields Parkway / Athabasca Glacier
5,300'
84
9
Sat
7
Icefields Parkway / Jasper
1,500'
67-120
10
Sun
8
Shuttle to Banff / Calgary
...
.
...
Total
26,500'+
451-521

2014 Route Map - Glacier Section



2014 Route Map - Banff to Jasper


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Epic Cycling Tour Day 1 - West Glacier


62 mi, 7,300'

Riders should fly into Kalispell on Saturday so you are ready to go Sunday morning. After a brief 10:00am shuttle from the Red Lion Hotel to West Glacier, we'll make introductions and set up the bikes so we can go for a 30 mile shake down ride around the west side of Glacier National Park.

30 miles / 1,500 ft. elevation gain

62 mi, 7,300'

Cycling Glacier Day 2 - Going to the Sun Road


62 mi, 7,300'

Starting on the west side of Glacier, this bike tour rides across Glacier National Park via the Going to the Sun Road, one of the all-time classic cycling routes. We have to get an early start because they shut the road down to cyclists after 11am. Once we reach the summit at Logan Pass, we can check out Jackson Glacier and the Continental Divide before desending to Mary Lake. From here we bike outside the east entrance of the park, then back in to the Many Glaciers section. Our hotel for the night is the Many Glacier Lodge, with one of the most amazing views anywhere in the world. Take a stroll on footpaths around the lake, or hike up to a glacier before dinner.

70 miles / 5,500 ft. elevation gain

60 mi, 7,139'

Cycling Glacier Day 3 - Glacier to Waterton Lakes


62 mi, 7,300'

After our night in East Glacier, we cycle into the Many Glaciers section of the park, before crossing into Alberta Canada on our way to Waterton lakes, the Candian section of Glacier National Park. Tonight we stay at the world famous Prince of Wales hotel. The hotel sits on a bluff overlooking the lake. Enjoy traditional Afternoon Tea service with fresh baked pastries and delicate dainties. Or perhaps a cocktail in the Windsor Lounge before retiring to dinner in the Royal Stewart Dining Room.

69 miles / 4,400 ft. elevation gain

60 mi, 7,139'

Cycling Canada Day 4 - Highwood Pass / Banff


62 mi, 7,300'

After cycling the backroads of Waterton Lakes, we shuttle north to Height of the Rockies Park where we'll bike along the Kananaskis Parkway over Highwood Pass, Canada's highest paved pass, into Banff National Park and an overnight at the Juniper Hotel & Bistro with it's amazing views of Banff.

92 miles / 4,500 ft. elevation gain

60 mi, 7,139'

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Cycling Canada Day 5 - Banff to Lake Louise


62 mi, 7,300'

Leaving Banff, we bicycle along the Bow Valley Parkway on our way to Moraine Lake and Lake Louise, where we stay at the historic Deer Lodge, a five minute walk from the lake. The Bow Valley Parkway is a major bear spotting area! Today's bike ride is a little shorter, giving you the opportunity to explore the lake, go for a hike, or kayak the lake's turquoise glacier waters. Dinner is on your own tonight, with 6 fabulous restaurants within walking distance.

56 miles / 3,800 ft. elevation gain

60 mi, 7,139'

Cycling Canada Day 6 - Icefields Parkway / Athabasca Glacier


62 mi, 7,300'

Leaving the amazing Lake Louise, we cycle along the Icefields Parkway past Bow Lake and Crowfoot Glacier on our way to Bow Summit and it's stunning view of Peyto Lake (above). Back on the Parkway, we get a great downhill into Saskatchewan River Crossing, before climbing back up to the Columbia Icefields and the Athabasca Glacier. Our hotel for the night sits across from the Glacier with views from every room.

84 miles / 5,300 ft. elevation gain

60 mi, 7,139'

Cycling Canada Day 7 - Icefields Parkway / Jasper


62 mi, 7,300'

Our final day finds us cycling from Athabasca Glacier along the second half of the Icefields Parkway into Jasper National Park. Our route takes us mostly downhill, with stops along two waterfalls, on our way to our last night in the town of Jasper.

67 miles / 1,500 ft. elevation gain

60 mi, 7,139'

Day 8 - Shuttle from Jasper to Calgary Airport

The last day we depart Jasper early, arriving in Banff around 12:00pm (noon). Stay in Banff for the day, or take the 1:30pm shuttle to the Calgary airport arriving around 3:45pm. Riders must book their own shuttle with Brewster Transportation or a local Banff hotel if staying overnight.

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