4 Day Cycling Tour from Jasper to Banff

Biking

Mountain Madness Tours

This fully supported, four day, 300km bicycle tour from Jasper to Banff becomes an adventure for the body, mind, and soul. The tour traverses two national parks via the spectacular Icefields Parkway. Winding between Jasper and Lake Louise, you’ll then cycle the Bow Valley Parkway to your final destination in Banff.

What you can expect

Cycling Jasper to Banff over four days is the perfect mix of effort, reward and relaxation; an incredible setting in which to challenge yourself physically and mentally, yet find the ability to let go and immerse yourself in the rejuvenation of the Rockies.

The tour begins with a leisurely half-day ride over gently rolling terrain; this relaxing introduction will warm you up nicely for the longer and more challenging 2nd and 3rd days ahead. The final day finishes spectacularly as you cruise to the final destination on the undulating Bow Valley Parkway.

The mountain scenery is truly breathtaking and the slower pace offered by the bicycle means there is ample time to appreciate it. You’ll take in the views, snap lots of photos, have a few rest breaks - and you’ll still arrive at the nightly destinations with time to spare. Relax in the evenings with a hot bath or a beverage enjoyed in the blaze of a mountain sunset, or explore the nearby sights and views on foot. Staying in the unique and cozy hotels along the Icefields Parkway will give you the extra comfort each night that you deserve.

Total tour distance: 288 - 312 km (depending on whether you choose to take on any of our additional “bonus trips” for a little extra mileage!)
Day 1 = 56km
Day 2 = 98km
Day 3 = 83km
Day 4 = 60km

Package Includes:
• 4 nights hotel accommodation (twin share) Night 1: Edmonton or Jasper, Night 2: Sunwapta Falls, Night 3: The Crossing Resort, Night 4: Lake Louise Inn
• Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners and unlimited snacks
• National Park fees
• Van support during riding days
• Transport for you, your luggage and your bike to Jasper from Edmonton
• USB disk with high-quality photos taken during the tour

Duration

4 days

To-bring

  • Plastic bag for wet & dirty clothes
  • Small sunscreen & lip balm
  • Warm layers to change into
  • Base & mid layer
  • Socks (Merino wool a good idea)
  • Cycling jersey
  • Cycling shorts (padded)
  • Cycling gloves (long and short)
  • Wind / rain Proof Jacket (if weather is looking suspect, please carry this with you), preferably breathable
  • Arm & leg warmers, you will probably wear these for the first part of the day
  • Cell phone / camera for photos & video. (No cell reception between Jasper and Banff)
  • Cycling shoe covers / booties, optional but recommended on early season tours
  • Thin touque, buff, headband, beanie to fit under helmet
  • Small travel pack of tissues
  • Casual evening wear
  • Bathing suit, board shorts
  • Toiletries & medications
  • Other spare clothing usually required for a tour of this length, e.g. comfy shoes, socks, casual clothing
  • Bike and helmet (also available for rent)
  • To carry with you on the bike - Some cash ($20 min), drivers licence, ID, health care card, puncture repair kit, 2 tire levers, small pump or C02 cartridges, at least 2 spare tubes, compact multi tool
  • Rear flashing light
  • Two water bottles

Weather requirements

  • The weather in the mountains is unpredictable, very localized and can change at a moments notice. There is no accurate way to tell what the conditions will be like for your tour either before hand or even during. Chances are that if weather conditions are unfavourable they will get better around the next corner or an hour or so down the road. The support van will be close by at all times in case you need shelter or decide to call it a day at any time. Our advice is to bring clothing to suit all potential weather conditions and hope for the best. In the case of extreme weather conditions the itinerary may be modified to suit at the guides discretion.

Highlights

  • Most scenic road bike tour through the Rocky Mountains
  • Icefields parkway between Jasper and Banff is the most spectacular highway in the World
  • Wind through valley's and over high passes surrounded by glaciers, mountains, lakes, wildlife, and waterfalls
  • Great balance of riding, sightseeing, and relaxing
  • Bike rentals available
  • This is a fully supported tour!

Notes

  • A medium level of fitness is recommended to join this tour. However with the support we provide, we’ve seen people of varying fitness levels, all shapes, sizes and abilities complete our tours in the past
  • Some experience riding bikes on the road will be a good advantage. An Electric Bike rental option is available for those who find the elevation changes a bit intimidating
  • Tours are priced based on you bringing your own bike (road bike is preferred)
  • Group sizes usually between 9 and 11 people
  • All food and supplies will be transported in a van so you won't have to carry anything on your bike

Meet location

Edmonton or Jasper

Pick-up location

Pick up from hotel in Edmonton can be arranged

Location

Restrictions

  • A medium level of fitness is recommended to join this tour
  • Due to the nature of the activity being undertaken and various risks involved, an online waiver will need to be filled out and submitted before leaving town

Cancellation / Refund

  • A 25% non refundable Deposit is due upon booking
  • The remainder is due 6 weeks before tour departure date and is non refundable after this point
  • The deposit or final payment is transferrable to another person if illness or circumstances outside your control prevent you from attending the tour. This is your responsibility to arrange though and the final decision will be subject to approval from Mountain Madness Tours

When can I book this activity?

Available dates

Available days and times

This activity is available on request.

Number of guests allowed

At least 6 guests

Regular rate

Adult (aged 18 – 75) $1,847.00 CAD

Including bike rental

You don't have to bring your own bike, you can also rent one!

Adult (aged 18 – 75) $2,067.00 CAD

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