Glacier to Banff Bike Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $4,299 - $4,899 /person

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere & Casual Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Glacier to Banff Bike Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere & Casual Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Jun-Aug 2025: Jun-Aug

From $4,299 - $4,899 /person

National Park Journey through Montana & Alberta

Looking for a dream adventure? An escape with serene, quiet roads? And endless jaw-dropping landscapes rolling by? Find it all as you ride through Montana’s Big Sky Country and Canada’s most pristine national park treasures. Thrilling wildlife from bighorn sheep to elk to moose. Snowcapped peaks, shimmering lakes, sparkling waterfalls and virgin forests. Your mountain-loving cyclist wishes are about to come true.

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Highlights

  • Discover superlative alpine beauty cycling through Glacier, Banff and Waterton Lakes National Parks, and undiscovered Kananaskis Country
  • Bike the East Side of Montana’s famed Going-to-the-Sun Road and Canada's highest paved road, Highwood Pass
  • Learn about the history of the Blackfeet, who have called mountains and prairies in Glacier National Park home for hundreds of years
  • Witness stellar mountain and lake vistas as you ride through lush and varied terrain and enjoy the small-town charm and lively streets of Banff
Glacier to Banff Bike Tour map

Montana & Alberta

Start Whitefish

End Banff

Airports & Travel details*

* Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

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Itinerary

Day 1

Description

Prepare to be awestruck by the unbelievable views on your ride along the east side of Going-to-the-Sun Road • Take in Glacier National Park’s landscape of sculpted valleys, majestic peaks, gleaming waterfalls and expansive virgin forests • Bike an exhilarating downhill ride between glaciated mountains and emerald lakes to the shore of St. Mary Lake.

Accommodations

Night 1

St. Mary Village
St. Mary
Casual Hotel

Set near the east entrance of Glacier National Park, the lodge boasts a dramatic mountain backdrop and views of the Great Plains of Montana and Divide Creek.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Day 2

Description

Pedal over rolling hills and through ranchland interspersed with stands of aspen • Climb to an overlook with incredible views of Chief Mountain, sacred to the Blackfeet tribe • Bike across the border into Canada • After an ascent, enjoy a sweeping downhill to Waterton Lakes National Park, a designated Biosphere Reserve and, together with neighboring Glacier National Park, part of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park • Arrive on your bike at our beautiful hotel.

Accommodations

Night 2

Kilmorey Lodge
Waterton Lakes National Park
Casual Plus Hotel

Conveniently perched on the shore of magnificent Waterton Lake, this quaint property offers spacious and comfortable rooms. 

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Day 3

Description

Today we venture into Kananaskis Country—a mountain playground of provincial parks with swift rivers, lakes, diverse wildlife and towering peaks • Get ready for a ride on Highwood Pass, the highest paved road in Canada and a hidden gem featuring lots of wildlife and little traffic • Find stunning views of snow-streaked mountains and imposing trees.

Accommodations

Night 3

Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge
Kananaskis Village
*Premiere Hotel

Set in the heart of Kananaskis Country, this luxurious mountain lodge nestled in the Rockies was originally built in 1986 for the Winter Olympics and at the end of 2017 completed a full renovation including the addition of a 50,000-square-foot Nordic spa. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 4-6

Description

Breathtaking views of the Bow Valley and Cascade Mountain unfold as you bike along the scenic Legacy Trail in Banff National Park • Ride to Lake Minnewanka—the largest body of water in Banff National Park • Explore the vibrant, postcard-perfect town of Banff • Keep an eye out for elk, black bears and bighorn sheep along your route • Cycle Bow Valley's rolling hills past Pilot, Storm and Castle Mountains and the dazzling Bow River • Visit World Heritage Lake Louise, flanked by glaciated peaks • Take a meandering spin through the Banff Springs Golf Course—considered one of the most scenic courses in the world—with beautiful vistas of Mount Rundle and Bow Falls.

Accommodations

Nights 4-5

Fairmont Banff Springs
Banff
*Premiere Hotel

Built in the style of a Scottish baronial castle, this exquisite hotel is set in the heart of Banff National Park and offers magnificent panoramic views, luxurious guest rooms and an award-winning 35,000-square-foot spa. Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the trip that's right for you. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Weather in Glacier National Park and the Canadian Rockies

Glacier National Park and the Canadian Rockies are special places where four seasons can occur in one day. For that reason, our itinerary may change based upon road and trail status due to weather (including snow) or animal activity.

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Hotels

Adventure-Ready Hotels

Ideally located with ready access to trip activities, our Casual hotels are also known for their character and charm.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Night 1

St. Mary Village
St. Mary

Casual Hotel

Set near the east entrance of Glacier National Park, the lodge boasts a dramatic mountain backdrop and views of the Great Plains of Montana and Divide Creek.

Night 2

Kilmorey Lodge
Waterton Lakes National Park

Casual Plus Hotel

Conveniently perched on the shore of magnificent Waterton Lake, this quaint property offers spacious and comfortable rooms. 

Night 3

Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge
Kananaskis Village

*Premiere Hotel

Set in the heart of Kananaskis Country, this luxurious mountain lodge nestled in the Rockies was originally built in 1986 for the Winter Olympics and at the end of 2017 completed a full renovation including the addition of a 50,000-square-foot Nordic spa. (pool, spa)

Nights 4-5

Fairmont Banff Springs
Banff

*Premiere Hotel

Built in the style of a Scottish baronial castle, this exquisite hotel is set in the heart of Banff National Park and offers magnificent panoramic views, luxurious guest rooms and an award-winning 35,000-square-foot spa. Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool, spa)

From $4,299 - $4,899 /person

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Bikes

Choose Your Perfect Bike

Our bikes are designed and built with specific cyclists and riding styles in mind, so we can always offer you a perfect ride. Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Racer 2.0
Backroads Next Generation Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Ideal for avid cyclists
  • Redesigned for 2024
  • Next gen titanium frame with carbon wheels
  • Responsive, efficient and comfortable
  • Drop handlebars only
Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Canyon Endurace SLX 9 Di2
  • $650 rental fee; subject to availability
  • Ride like a pro with the top-of-the-line carbon Canyon Endurace CF SLX 9 Di2
  • Perfectly balanced comfort and performance with a Grand Tour pedigree
  • State-of-the-art components and precision German engineering
Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Tandem Bike
  • $400 rental fee
  • Hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed Cro-Moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train
  • Custom upgraded wheelset
  • Best for riders with some tandem experience.

From $4,299 - $4,899 /person

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