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Canadian Rockies Multi-Adventure Tour

Banff & Yoho's Epic National Parks

It's good to feel small. Among these mountains that loom so large. Hike and bike in vast U-shaped valleys. Stare in awe at dramatic waterfalls. Gaze down on fast-flowing rivers and grand lakes in turquoise shades. You may feel dwarfed by this grandeur, but far from insignificant, because you're in it and part of it. Small is meaningful in the Rockies.

THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights


FROM: $4,099 - $4,299 pp dbl occ
($900 for sgl occ)

Canadian Rockies Multi-adventure map
Canadian Rockies Multi-adventure map


Start/End Banff

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

  • Discover epic views of Mount Rundle, Cascade Mountain and Lake Minnewanka as you bike through lush and varied terrain
  • Luxuriate at the European chalet-style Post Hotel, the epitome of comfort and old-world elegance
  • Behold vistas of Mount Victoria, beautifully reflected in the glacial-blue waters of Lake Louise
  • Raft with white-water experts on the roiling Kicking Horse River—talk about thrilling Class II–IV adrenaline!
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Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Day 1

Sensational views of Mount Rundle and Cascade Mountain are yours to admire as you bike to Lake Minnewanka | Options abound today—pedal up to a lookout on Mount Norquay for breathtaking vistas of the Banff townsite, the surrounding Rockies and the expansive Bow Valley, or shop and stroll in the picturesque resort town of Banff.

Rimrock Resort Hotel, Banff National Park, Canada
Rimrock Resort Hotel
| Premiere Hotel

A grand contemporary lodge on Sulphur Mountain with awe-inspiring views of Bow Valley and the surrounding Rockies. Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool, spa)

Days 2-3

Take a morning spin amid towering peaks, virgin forests and the blue-green Bow River | Keep an eye out along the way for wildlife | Hike through Johnston Canyon to a series of stunning waterfalls | Back on your bike, point your wheels toward Lake Louise, where dinner at the Post Hotel adds an elegant flourish to the day | Hike to views of impossibly blue Moraine Lake and through the meadowlands of the Larch Valley | Ascend into an alpine area with vistas at every turn of the famed ten glaciated mountains known as Wenkchemna Peaks.

Post Hotel, Lake Louise, Banff NP, Canada
Post Hotel & Spa
Lake Louise
| Premiere Hotel

This European-style mountain chalet, set on the Pipestone and Bow Rivers, is the epitome of old-world elegance. A Relais & Châteaux member. Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool, spa)

Days 4-6

Walk along Lake Louise’s shoreline before climbing to gaze at a spectacular panorama of glaciers and vertical peaks—you may even spot mountain goats or hear the thunderclap of ice avalanching from the hanging Victoria Glacier | Embark on a classic Rockies trek to the historic Plain of Six Glaciers Teahouse | Raft on the Kicking Horse River—a splashing good time! | Behold the impressive Takakkaw Falls, one of Canada’s tallest waterfalls.

Cathedral Mountain Lodge
Cathedral Mountain Lodge
Yoho National Park
| Premiere Hotel

The "romantic accommodations are in charmingly rustic and comfortable log cabins tucked among trees along the glacier-fed Kicking Horse River," reports Andrew Harper.

Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

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Activity Level: 2-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Route notes

Most activities on this trip take place at elevations of 3,000–6,800 feet, which can make the routes feel more challenging than the mileage might suggest. The biking routes on this trip are on narrow roads with narrow shoulders and moderate traffic, but maximum speed limits are reduced in the national parks. The hiking terrain on this trip includes rugged mountain trails and well-maintained paths, with some rocky sections and steep descents.

Daily Route Options

Day 1
Level 2 | 21 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Level 2 | 30 miles | 1600 ft. gain
Level 3 | 35 miles | 2300 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 1 | 18 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 2 | 23 miles* | 1100 ft. gain
Level 3 | 39 miles | 1900 ft. gain
Level 4 | 45 miles | 2600 ft. gain
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 1 mile | 100 ft. gain
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 4 miles | 1300 ft. gain
Level 3 | 5 miles | 1800 ft. gain
Level 4 | 7 miles | 2400 ft. gain
Day 4
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 7 miles | 1200 ft. gain
Level 3 | 8 miles | 1900 ft. gain
Day 5
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 4 miles | 700 ft. gain
on the Kicking Horse River (2 hours)
Day 6
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 6 miles | 1200 ft. gain
Level 3 | 6 miles | 1600 ft. gain
* Includes shuttle.

What's Included

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip.

Backroads Performance Road Bike
Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

This custom-designed titanium bike is lightweight and responsive, featuring Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, 11-speed compact gearing, a premium Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheelset and a full carbon fork. 

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

A proven classic, our most popular custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
NEW! Electric-Assist Bike

Our newly redesigned titanium e-bike is a lightweight yet powerful machine unique in the world of e-bikes. It provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Straight talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.


Post Hotel & Spa and Cathedral Mountain Lodge are Premiere Hotels. While they offer outstanding service and amenities, please note that they're not equipped with air-conditioning and guest rooms can occasionally become warm during peak temperatures.

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