Canadian Rockies bike tour
Canadian Rockies Multi-Adventure Tour
Canadian Rockies Multi-Adventure Tour
Canadian Rockies Multi-Adventure Tour
Canadian Rockies Multi-Adventure Tour
Canadian Rockies Multi-Adventure Tour
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Banff to Jasper Multi-Adventure Tour

Lake Louise & the Icefields Parkway

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

Casual & Casual Plus Hotels

From: $3,999 - $4,149 pp dbl occ

($800 for sgl occ)

Breathtaking. It's an interesting word. Being humbled by the land is a different kind of "breath taking." Rafting on a glacier-fed river. Hiking a slot canyon. Biking among crystalline lakes. Elk. Bighorn sheep. It's the difference between "taking it in" and "diving in." Some vacations are about catching your breath. This one's about losing it. 

Ice Walk
Canadian Rockies Banff to Jasper Multi-adventure Tour
Canadian Rockies Banff to Jasper Multi-adventure Tour


Start/End Banff

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


  • Discover natural and historic treasures by foot, bike and boat through Banff and Jasper National Parks
  • Walk on the massive Athabasca Glacier's icy lunar landscape alongside our informative mountain guides
  • Hike gorgeous alpine trails, from impossibly blue Moraine Lake to Bow Falls and the Valley of Five Lakes
  • Navigate the glacier-fed rapids of the Athabasca River in a Class II float and take in majestic mountain scenery from the water
Canadian Rockies Multi-Adventure Tour
Canadian Rockies Multi-Adventure Tour
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Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Casual & Casual Plus Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

Welcome to the regal Canadian Rockies! | Pedal past virgin forests and vibrant wildflowers as you follow the winding blue-green waters of the Bow River | A scenic hiking trail up a dramatic limestone gorge leads through Johnston Canyon to a picturesque waterfall | Hike the Rockpile Trail and marvel at the blue-green hues of Moraine Lake, beneath the striking Wenkchemna Peaks | Admire the lush meadowland of Larch Valley before climbing to Sentinel Pass for stunning panoramas | Take advantage of a morning photo op at Lake Louise, a world-renowned beauty and World Heritage site ringed by towering glaciated peaks | Unwind at our tranquil mountain retreat.

Deer Lodge, Lake Louise, Canada
Baker Creek Mountain Resort
Lake Louise

This hidden gem, nestled in a wooded setting beneath the Canadian Rockies, features a great location next to a babbling brook.

Days 3-6

Check out Athabasca Falls, where the most powerful river in the park plunges over a cliff of eroded limestone | Bike the stunning Icefields Parkway with sweeping vistas of mountains, glaciers, lakes and evergreens | Got keen eyes? Use them to spot wildlife, including moose, bighorn sheep and black bears | In the mood for ice walking? Explore Athabasca Glacier with expert mountain guides | Back on your bike, continue down the Athabasca Valley, tracing the river | Ready to take the plunge? Float gentle Class II rapids on the Athabasca River, following a route used by early fur traders and explorers | Traveling by boat offers a new perspective on the landscape—as well as more chances to see wildlife | ​Be wowed by teal-hued Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park’s longest and deepest lake | After a gradual downhill spin, hike through spectacular Maligne Canyon, up to 250 feet deep and at points only 3 feet wide | Amble through pristine mountain wilderness in the Valley of Five Lakes, winding past its blue-green namesakes.

Tekarra Lodge, Jasper National Park, Canada
Tekarra Lodge
| Casual Hotel

A cluster of simple cabins with fireplaces and porches, nestled in pines above the confluence of the Athabasca and Miette Rivers.

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

Please be aware that the terrain and elevation can make the routes feel more challenging than the mileage may suggest.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Level 2 | 16 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 23 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Level 4 | 30 miles | 1400 ft. gain
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 1 mile | 100 ft. gain
Day 2
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 4 miles* | 1300 ft. gain
Level 3 | 5 miles* | 1800 ft. gain
Level 4 | 7 miles | 2400 ft. gain
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 4 miles | 500 ft. gain
Athabasca Glacier Ice Walk (2 hours)
Day 4
Level 3 | 19 miles* | 1400 ft. gain
Level 4 | 28 miles | 2100 ft. gain
on the Athabasca River (2 hours)
Day 5
Level 2 | 23 miles | 500 ft. gain
Level 3 | 32 miles | 800 ft. gain
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 2 miles | minimal elevation gain
Day 6
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 300 ft. gain

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 bike options specific to this trip (click the arrow to see more). Please note that bike requests, including e-bikes and Carbon bikes, are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Road Bike
Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

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

Included in your trip price

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
Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Keep pace or zip ahead, pedaling with an electric boost. This bike provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.
Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 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.

Roads & Traffic

Our exploration of the Canadian Rockies includes time riding on the famed Icefields Parkway for its unrivaled access to wildlife and natural beauty. While the scenery is stunning, sections of the pavement can be rough and repaving is ongoing. The parkway's shoulder is wide, but the area is busy so you should be comfortable riding with traffic. Of course, you're always welcome to jump in the shuttle to avoid more trafficked sections.

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