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Glacier Multi-Adventure Camping Tour

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National Park Adventures in Montana 

From $1,998 pp dbl. occ. | 5 days / 4 nights

Can this mountain landscape, with its waterfalls, vast virgin forests, glacial valleys and towering ice-glazed peaks, truly exist? It's a fun thought to ponder as you walk through a forest full of red cedar and fir. Is that really a bighorn sheep perched on the bluff? Amazing to consider. Even better to experience. 

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Highlights

  • Journey on legendary Going-to-the-Sun Road—you won't soon forget the trip!
  • Enjoy views of the Continental Divide at the top of Logan Pass and look for mountain goats, bighorn sheep and bald eagles
  • Witness rolling ranchland and extraordinary glacier-carved valleys 
  • Savor the brilliance of the star-filled sky and wake to the aroma of a fireside breakfast
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Start/End Whitefish

Glacier & Waterton Lakes Map

Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Big Sky Country! | After meeting in Whitefish, head out on a warm-up ride into Glacier National Park | Pedal to an overlook where stunning views of Lake McDonald and the surrounding valley await | Stop in Apgar Village and check out regionally made crafts in the shops and galleries, or drop by the visitor center to learn about the park's geology and wildlife.

Day 2 A shuttle whisks us to Logan Pass via the famed Going-to-the-Sun Road which, according to Outside magazine, "provides a year's worth of extraordinary scenery in one trip" | Embark on a hike through the surrounding area with plunging waterfalls, enormous virgin forests, towering peaks and glacier-carved valleys as our backdrop.

Days 3-4 In the striking Many Glacier Valley, hike to a lake cold enough to harbor icebergs well into the warmer months | Spot bighorn sheep, mule deer and maybe even a grizzly bear | Enjoy spectacular views of the sweeping prairies and plains of Montana as you pedal a roller-coaster route along the eastern border of Glacier into Two Medicine Valley | Feeling brave? Perhaps you'll opt for a swim in the chilly waters of Two Medicine Lake.

Day 5 Raft down the Middle Fork of the Flathead River with expert guides who provide a unique perspective on the flora and fauna along the way.

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Prices

From $1,998 pp dbl. occ.
5 days / 4 nights

Deluxe Camping

Apgar Campground
Apgar Campground

Glacier National Park (1 night)

Johnson's Campground

Glacier National Park (2 nights)

Lodgepole Tipi Village

Browning (1 night)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 1-4

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Glacier

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Deluxe Camping

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the View Scheduled Dates or Private Dates tabs.

Apgar Campground

Apgar Campground

Glacier National Park (1 night)

Camp at the foot of Lake McDonald, within easy walking distance of Apgar Village.

Johnson's Campground

Glacier National Park (2 nights)

This grassy meadow, encircled by aspen trees, makes for an ideal camping spot.

Lodgepole Tipi Village

Browning (1 night)

Sleep in an authentic Blackfeet Indian tipi, complete with a fireplace inside.

This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

Daily Route Options (drag to see full )

Daily Route Options
Day Activity EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 Biking 12 1100 24 2000
2 Walking/Hiking 4 250 6 500 7 600
3 Walking/Hiking 5 700 10 1300
4 Biking 15* 1400 28* 2200 34 3500
5 Other Rafting - 3 Hours
 

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* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Meals

All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

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 or view our full bike fleet in further detail.

Backroads Titanium Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Our custom-built titanium bikes are specially designed for you—and we offer different models for varied terrain so your bike is ideally suited to the region. Our custom-made bikes are included in your trip price.

Touring Bike (Included)

For trips departing before 4/15/18, please see available bike options here.

Also Included

  • 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

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

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.

Tents & Sleeping Essentials

Our spacious dome tents comfortably accommodate two adults plus luggage. Cots with an extra-thick inflatable sleeping pad, sleeping bag and sleep sheet are all provided. Backroads does not supply pillows, so please bring your own. No lighting is provided in your tent, so a small flashlight is essential.

Restroom Facilities

Restroom facilities are available at each campground. The restroom floors can be wet, so be sure to bring flip-flops! We also recommend bringing a hanging toiletry bag since space is limited and surfaces are wet. Be advised that outlets and mirrors are few. Backroads does not supply towels, so please be sure to pack your own.

Why Travel with Backroads in Glacier

We Invented the Multi-Adventure Trip

After more than 30 years of creating Backroads Multi-Adventures, our trip designers know how to blend the perfect balance of biking and hiking with other activities to showcase the best of a region. And then they arrange the seamless transitions that would be so hard to orchestrate on your own—adding dimensions to your trip that are exciting, inspiring and just plain fun.

We Know Where We're Going

Tom Hale has been keeping Backroads on track, with one eye on the horizon, since 1979. His passion for active travel, and for ensuring the highest-quality travel experience, is evident in every detail we add to make a guest's trip unforgettable—and the fact he's right there in the office, making it happen. To hear Tom describe his vision, watch our video.  

Quality You Can Measure

Since 1979, Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale has shown that staying #1 means constantly evaluating our performance using the best possible source of information: our guests. As we systematically analyze your feedback on our trip consultants, leaders, hotels, meals and on-trip activities, we never stop working to make a great company even better.

We've Set the Standard

For nearly four decades we've worked to earn and maintain our right to call Backroads the world's #1 active travel company. In pursuing that vision on behalf of our guests, we believe we've set the standard for our industry—captured in the Backroads Quality Guide, which clearly sets out the benchmarks of excellence, choice and support that we live by

Our Superb Bikes Included

A great bike is obviously critical for a great multi-adventure trip; you don't want to gamble on one that's been sourced locally to trim costs. This trip features our acclaimed Backroads Custom Titanium bikes, expertly tuned and fitted, and included in your trip price. Learn why our titanium bikes are ideal for most riders.

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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.

Tents & Sleeping Essentials

Our spacious dome tents comfortably accommodate two adults plus luggage. Cots with an extra-thick inflatable sleeping pad, sleeping bag and sleep sheet are all provided. Backroads does not supply pillows, so please bring your own. No lighting is provided in your tent, so a small flashlight is essential.

Restroom Facilities

Restroom facilities are available at each campground. The restroom floors can be wet, so be sure to bring flip-flops! We also recommend bringing a hanging toiletry bag since space is limited and surfaces are wet. Be advised that outlets and mirrors are few. Backroads does not supply towels, so please be sure to pack your own.
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