Just sky, water, rock and wheels. Glaciated peaks soaring above the trees. Air that feels like the purest you've ever breathed. A mountain-lined parkway you'll ride the entire day. Bighorn sheep. Lake Louise, simply stunning—the jewel of the Canadian Rockies. Your ride is simplicity, rawness and beauty in its truest form.
1 Escape to a vast wilderness of magnificent peaks, massive ice fields, pristine mountain lakes and broad valleys In Banff National Park, pedal from the picturesque resort town of Banff to Lake Minnewanka and picnic amid snowcapped spires.
2 Bike Bow Valley's rolling hills alongside blooming meadows, towering summits and a striking blue-green river Water pounds and spray flies at the dramatic Johnston Canyon waterfall If your legs are up for a longer ride, climb to the Continental Divide in Kootenay National Park Pedal to Lake Louise, the jewel of the Canadian Rockies Overnight at the historic Deer Lodge, where old-world charm meets modern sophistication.
3 Ride the Icefields Parkway, a journey through the heart of the Canadian Rockies —called one of the world's most beautiful roads! Climb up to Moraine Lake and take in the superb view of 10 towering peaks reflected in brilliant turquoise water Tumbling glaciers flank the gradual ascent to unbelievably blue Bow Lake Hike up to Bow Falls, whose waters flow from the Wapta Icefield into the lake.
4-6 Start the day with a push to Bow Summit, the highest point on the Icefields Parkway, followed by a descent into the North Saskatchewan River Valley Breathe in the gloriously crisp clean mountain air as you crest Sunwapta Pass en route to Athabasca Glacier Take the Ice Explorer all-terrain snocoach onto the Columbia Icefields and step out onto the glacier to get the lowdown on the enormous frozen expanse, one of North America's primary fresh water sources Explore Sunwapta Valley's riverside byways Bike to remarkable Maligne Canyon and come face-to-face with the sculpting power of water, or opt for a river float trip.