Canadian Rockies & Whistler GranFondo
6 - 21 September 2017*
* Please note this tour is being offered as a custom tour for a group of 10, 18 or up to 30 people.
Please contact us for more info and accurate pricing.
Join us for a 16 Day Cycling Tour Exploring the Canadian Rockies
Starting with the awesome Vancouver to Whistler GranFondo
Mountain Madness Tours invites you to join us on this amazing cycle tour and holiday. Experience the beauty of the Canadian Rockies; a part of the world that was simply designed for a bicycle. Starting in Vancouver we’ll experience the fantastic sea to mountain GranFondo which finishes at the ski resort of Whistler. Our tour will then meander in and out of the Canadian Rockies. Stopping at Lake Louise, Banff and of course Jasper National Park. The cycling is epic however we also prioritize wildlife, Canadian culture and of course great restaurants. A perfect mix of cycling, relaxing and sightseeing.
Don’t miss this opportunity to see Canada. The way it was designed to be seen.
Via two wheels.
Quick summary of tour:
Note: Brief itinerary listed as an example only and assumes that you will meet us in Vancouver at the start of the tour and fly out of Calgary at the end of the tour.
If your group is coming from within Alberta we may be able to transport you by van to Vancouver for the start of the tour and back to where we picked you up from at the end of the tour.
Day 1, Wednesday 6th September 2017: Arrive in Vancouver in the afternoon, assemble bikes, Welcome dinner.
Day 2, Thursday 7th: Ride around Stanley Park to Cypress and back. (50km).
Day 3, Friday 8th: Ride around Stanley Park to Capilano suspension bridge (entry included) and back (15km+). Register for Vancouver to Whistler Gran Fondo, visit expo in the afternoon.
Day 4, Saturday 9th: Whistler Gran Fondo (55, 126 or 152km). Fondo entry included.
Day 5, Sunday 10th: Rest day. Bike rides around Whistler. Whistler activities (Mountain bike rides / Golf).
Day 6, Monday 11th: Drive to Blue River (6 hr, 45min drive from Whistler). Blue river safari in the afternoon (included)
Day 7, Tuesday 12th: Drive to Mt Robson, Ride to Jasper (91km).
Day 8, Wednesday 13th: Optional unsupported ride to Maligne Lake and back (113km) or Jasper activities.
Day 9, Thursday 14th: Optional unsupported ride to Mt Edith Cavell and back (42 km) then supported Ride Jasper to Sunwapta Falls (55km)
Day 10, Friday 15th: Ride Sunwapta Falls to Saskatchewan River Crossing (100 km).
Day 11, Saturday 16th: Ride Saskatchewan River Crossing to Lake Louise (85km). Optional unsupported side trip to Moraine Lake and back (28 km)
Day 12, Sunday 17th: Ride Lake Louise to Banff (60 km), Banff Activities in afternoon (eg. hot springs)
Day 13, Monday 18th: Rest day in Banff, Optional golf course loop and Lake Minnewanka Loop (30km)
Day 14, Tuesday 19th: Ride to Delta lodge at Kananaskis via Canmore (82km)
Day 15, Wednesday 20th: Drive to Longview over the Highwood Pass, Ride back to Kananaskis (130 km).
Day 16, Thursday 21st: Drive group to Calgary for onward flights around noon.