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 | Pedal to Lake Louise, the jewel of the Canadian Rockies | If your legs are up for a longer ride, climb to Moraine Lake and take in the superb view of 10 towering peaks | 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 Lake Louise and take in the superb view of the Victoria Glacier and the 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.