Now taking expressions of interest for the 2023 tour.
Tour dates 27th August to 11th September) 2023
Join us for a 15 day Cycling Tour exploring the Canadian Rockies ending 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 Calgary we’ll cycle over Canada’s highest paved road (Highwood Pass) then we’ll meander through the Rockies stopping in Kananaskis, Banff, Lake Louise then along the Icefields Parkway to Jasper. We’ll cycle past Mt Robson (The highest mountain in the rockies) to Blue River, then shuttle you by van to Vancouver where we’ll experience the fantastic sea to Sky GranFondo which finishes at the ski resort of Whistler. 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.
Brief summary of tour:
Note: This brief itinerary is listed as an example only and assumes that you will meet us in Edmonton or Calgary at the start of the tour and fly out of Vancouver or take a van shuttle back to Edmonton at the end of the tour.
Arrival day: Sunday 27th August 2023: If arriving from an overseas location, we’d recommend arriving a day early.
Day 1, Monday 28th: Arrive in Calgary, assemble bikes, Welcome dinner in town.
Day 2, Tuesday 29th: Short van shuttle to Highwood House (30km from the summit of highwood pass) then ride 80km over the pass to Kananaskis.
Day 3, Wednesday 30th: Ride 80km to Banff via Canmore.
Day 4, Thursday 31st: Rest day or ride around banff (golf course loop, tunnel mtn loop, Minnewanka Loop, Mt Norquay).
Day 5, Friday 1st September: Ride 60km to Lake louise via Bow Valley Parkway
Day 6, Saturday 2nd: Ride 85km to The Crossing Resort
Day 7, Sunday 3rd: Ride 100km to Sunwapta Falls
Day 8, Monday 4th: Ride 50km to Jasper.
Day 9, Tuesday 5th: Rest day, or Optional rides to Malign Lake or Marmot Basin.
Day 10, Wednesday 6th: Ride 130km from Jasper to Valemount, drive 1hr to Blue River.
Day 11, Thursday 7th: Drive to Vancouver (6 – 7 hrs)
Day 12, Friday 8th: Ride to Capilano suspension bridge park (included) via Stanley Park, register for Fondo and visit bike expo.
Day 13, Saturday 9th: Whistler Gran Fondo (55, 126 or 152km)
Day 14, Sunday 10th: Rest day in Whistler, optional rides in town / Mountain Biking / Golf, Farewell dinner at Golf Club
Day 15, Monday 11th: Departure day, shuttles to Vancouver airport available.
Pricing and how to book
Please find the 2023 tour itinerary which you can download via the button located above right.
Pricing: (based on 2020 version of the tour, tbc)
$6247 per person + 5% gst (Based on twin share accomodation, ie 2 people per room)
$1900 single supplement (room to yourself)
$500 rental bike (Felt VR30 road bike) E-bikes available for the same pricing
Please send us an expression of interest if you’d like to join this tour in 2023. We’ll need a minimum number of 11 people in order to run the tour.