- Price from:
- 890 USD /person
- Payment Types:
- Credit Card
- Travellers cheque
- Wire Transfer
- 6 days
- Location Start:
- Location Finish:
- Start time:
- 08.00 am
- End time:
- 07.00 pm
- We Speak:
- French, English
Last updated: 06/18/2006
There is a stretch of road in Canada which boasts some of the most majestic scenery in North America. The Highway runs between Banff and Jasper, in Alberta, Canada.
Meet in the lobby or outside at 0800 checked out and ready to load and go. The restaurant in the Hotel opens at 0700 and Canusa will arrive for loading by 0730.
After loading we will drive to The Bow Valley Parkway for bike set-up and bike start.
Destination --is Mountaineer Lodge, Lake Louise or Lake Louise Campground.
Distance --biking distance is approximately 53 k/33 miles.
Terrain Mostly easy with a few short steep hills and one longer one just before Johnston Canyon.
Sightseeing Bow Valley Parkway, Johnston Canyon and Lake Louise
Meals --Breakfast is your responsibility and can be enjoyed at the Hotel. Lunch is usually at the bike start on the Bow Valley Parkway and dinner is at Baker Creek Chalets.
MONDAYDay off--Guides will assist in the days activities.
Destination --is sightseeing in the Lake Louise area and biking distance is optional.
Meals --Breakfast at Lake Louise Inn, Lunch will be prepared by Canusa guides at a convenient time and locationor buy your own--and Dinner will again be at Baker Creek Chalets.
Sightseeing Takawkaw Falls, Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Pass, Lake Louise and/or Hike to the Teahouseto be discussed with the guides.
Destination --is Saskatchewan River X-ing Motel or Campground.
Distance --biking distance is approximately 83 k/52 miles.
Terrain 40 k/25 m of mostly easy to moderate grades with occasional steep sections followed by a steep 8 k/5 m downhill then another 32 k/20 m of mostly easy downhill to the X-ing.
Sightseeing Herbert and Hector Lakes, Bow Lake, Falls and Glacier, Peyto Lake and Lookout and Waterfowl Lake.
Meals --Breakfast at Lake Louise Inn, Lunch at Waterfowl Lake by Canusa and dinner at Saskatchewan River X-ing.
Destination --is the Columbia Icefields Chalet or Wilcox Creek Campground.
Distance --biking distance is approximately 49 k/30 miles.
Terrain mostly easy to moderate uphill grades to the foot of Sunwapta Pass then a steep 12 k/8 m to the summit.
Sightseeing The weeping Wall, Sunwapta Pass and look-out and hikes to Parkers Ridge and the toe of the Athabaska Glacier.
Meals --Breakfast is at the Saskatchewan River X-ingor campground, Lunch at Wilcox Creek Campground and dinner at the Columbia Icefields Chalet Restaurant.
Destination --is Honeymoon Lake Campground--optional hotel accommodation is available at the Sunwapta Resort.
Distance --biking distance is approximately 54 k/34 miles.
Terrain A steep 1.5 k/1 m climb near the beginning followed by a very steep 5 k/3 m downhill then 30 miles of mostly easy downhill.
Sightseeing Wilcox Pass, Sunwapta Falls, and Jasper.
Meals --Breakfast is at the Icefields Chalet, Lunch is at Honeymoon Lake Campground followed by a drive to Jasper and dinner is at Karouzos in Jasper.
FRIDAY Last Day of biking.
Destination --is Jasper by bike then the Calgary Executive Royal Inn by Van.
Distance --biking distance is approximately 45 k/28 miles.
Terrain Mostly easy downhill with only a few short uphills.
Sightseeing Athabaska Falls--Banff.
Meals --Breakfast is at Sunwapta Resort, Lunch is Subs in the van and dinner is on you.
- Extras -
- ICEFIELDS HIGHWAY
Banff to Jasper
Banff/Lake Louise/Saskatchewan X-ing/Columbia Icefields/Honeymoon Lake/Jasper
6 Days/5-7 Nights
2006--July 9-14--July 23-28--Aug 6-11--Aug 27-Sept 1--2006
7 nights includes night before tour starts and last night of tour
6 nights motel/1 nights camping--6 Days biking..............................$1525 US.....$1675 CDN
3 nights motel/4 nights camping--6 days biking..............................$1180 US......$1295 CDN
0 nights motel/5 nights camping--6 days biking..............................$ 890 US......$ 975 CDN
NOTE: Please add 7% GST to all prices
There is a stretch of road in Canada which surely boasts some of the most splendid scenery in North America. The Icefields Highway is sprawled throughout the wilderness between beautiful Banff and majestic Jasper and encompasses rivers, lakes, mountains and glaciers and all the wild denizens that inhabit them. What better way to intimately witness such a space than from the seat of a bicycle with the road whirring below? About 285 k/177 miles of easy to moderate peddling has you gliding through this incredible experience with plenty of downhill time and opportunities to enjoy other outdoor diversions along the way. Cool off with a swim, hike to a tea house and climb to picturesque perches for unforgettable views of glaciers that are fed by the Columbia Icefields. The great guides and support vehicles from Canusa Cycle Tours accompany you along the way, easing your burden and assuring a care-free adventure. This is the perfect chance to cycle the best of Canada's wild country! Get ready to roll!
The tour starts and ends in Calgary. Meet Sunday, 8:00 am, day of tour start at the Executive Royal Inn Airport, Calgary, ready to bike and finish in Calgary at the Executive Royal Inn Airport late Friday pm. Arrangements for return flights should be made for Saturday or later. Cycling starts near Banff and ends in Jasper. Average daily mileage is 48 km/30 mi per day with a high of 83 km/52 mi and a low of 45 km/28 mi.
HOTELS Executive Royal Inn Calgary Airport (2)--Mountaineer Lodge (2)--The Crossing Motel--Columbia Icefields Chalet--a 7th hotel is available at an additional cost.
CAMPGROUNDS Lake Louise Campground (2)--Thompson Creek Campground--Wilcox Creek Campground--Honeymoon Lake Campground
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