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 Family Multi-Adventure Tour - 20s & Beyond

Lake Louise & the Icefields Parkway

This family adventure will take your breath away! Float on a glacier-fed river. Pedal along crystalline lakes. Discover a rushing waterfall hiking up a dramatic limestone gorge. Spy moose, elk, bighorn sheep. At every turn, get ready to catch your breath discovering magical corners of the Canadian Rockies. 

THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights

ACCOMMODATIONS: Casual & Casual Plus Hotels

FROM: $3,599 pp dbl occ
($800 for sgl occ)

Bike
Walk/Hike
Raft
Ice Walk
Banff to Jasper Multi-adventure Tour map
Banff to Jasper Multi-adventure Tour map

Alberta

Start/End Banff

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

Highlights
  • Discover natural and historic treasures—and stunning mountain views—by bike, foot and boat through Banff and Jasper National Parks
  • Walk the massive Athabasca Glacier's icy lunar landscape as you trek in ice cleats with informative mountain guides
  • Bike along roadways flanked by towering peaks to the Bow River and hike gorgeous alpine trails from impossibly blue Moraine Lake
  • Enjoy a family float through magnificent canyon scenery along the mellow Class II rapids of the Athabasca River's glacier-fed waters
Videos
30 Seconds in the Canadian Rockies
30 Seconds in the Canadian Rockies
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Backroads Multi-Adventure Trips
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Itinerary
Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Casual & Casual Plus Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

Follow the winding Bow River as you pedal past virgin forests and vibrant wildflowers | A scenic trail leads you on a hike through Johnston Canyon to a picturesque waterfall | Admire the vivid blue hues of Moraine Lake beneath the striking Wenkchemna Peaks.

Deer Lodge, Lake Louise, Canada
Baker Creek Mountain Resort
Lake Louise
| Casual Plus Hotel

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

Day 3

Don’t miss a late-afternoon photo op at Lake Louise, a world-renowned beauty and World Heritage site ringed by towering glaciated peaks | Bike the stunning Icefields Parkway with sweeping vistas of mountains, glaciers, lakes and evergreens | Keep an eye out for wildlife—you just might see moose, bighorn sheep and black bears | Stroll along the shore of Bow Lake for a closer view of Bow Glacier Falls.

Num ti Jah Lodge, Banff, Canada
Num-Ti-Jah Lodge
Bow Lake
| Casual Hotel

This rustic and simple mountain retreat offers an atmosphere of secluded tranquility on the banks of Bow Lake.

Days 4-6

Ready for an ice walking adventure? Explore Athabasca Glacier with expert mountain guides | Witness the most powerful river in the park plunging over a cliff of eroded limestone at Athabasca Falls | Back on your bike, continue down the Athabasca Valley, tracing the river | Gaze at teal-hued Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park's longest and deepest lake | Take a gradual downhill spin before a hike through spectacular Maligne Canyon, a product of the sculpting power of water | Following a route used by early fur traders and explorers, float gently down Class II rapids on the Athabasca River | Rafting offers a new perspective on the landscape—as well as more chances to see wildlife | Walk through pristine mountain wilderness in the Valley of Five Lakes, winding past its blue-green namesakes.

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

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

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

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

Daily Route Options

Day 1
Biking
Level 1 | 16 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 2 | 23 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 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
Biking
Level 2 | 19 miles* | 1300 ft. gain
Level 3 | 27 miles | 1800 ft. gain
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 4 miles | 500 ft. gain
Day 4
Biking
Level 2 | 22 miles | 900 ft. gain
Other
Athabasca Glacier Ice Walk (2 hours)
Day 5
Biking
Level 2 | 23 miles | 500 ft. gain
Level 3 | 32 miles | 800 ft. gain
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 2 miles | minimal elevation gain
Rafting
on the Athabasca River (2 hours)
Day 6
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 300 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, 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.

Accommodations

This trip includes the historic Num-Ti-Jah Lodge, where guest rooms are clean and comfortable, but simpler than the typical Backroads standard. We've chosen this property because of its proximity to our favorite routes and the fantastic views. Please note that the guest rooms are not typically equipped with televisions, hair dryers or air-conditioning and the lodge does not have in-room phones or cell phone service.

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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