Calgary to Whistler Bike Tour

Canadian Rockies & Whistler GranFondo

 

31st August – 14th September 2020

Advance bookings close 1 Nov 2019

Now taking fully refundable deposits for the 2020 tour.

Tour dates 31st August – 14th September 2020 

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 30th August 2020: If arriving from an overseas location, we’d recommend arriving a day early. 

Day 1, Monday 31st August: Arrive in Calgary, assemble bikes, Welcome dinner in town. 

Day 2, Tuesday 1st September: Short van shuttle to Highwood House (30km from the summit of  highwood pass) then ride 80km over the pass to Kananaskis. 

Day 3, Wednesday 2nd: Ride 80km to Banff via Canmore.  

Day 4, Thursday 3rd: Rest day or ride around banff (golf course loop, tunnel mtn loop, Minnewanka Loop, Mt Norquay).  

Day 5, Friday 4th: Ride 60km to Lake louise via Bow Valley Parkway   

Day 6, Saturday 5th: Ride 85km to The Crossing Resort  

Day 7, Sunday 6th: Ride 100km to Sunwapta Falls 

Day 8, Monday 7th: Ride 50km to Jasper. 

Day 9, Tuesday 8th: Rest day, or Optional rides to Malign Lake or Marmot Basin. 

Day 10, Wednesday 9th: Ride 130km from Jasper to Valemount, drive 1hr to Blue River.

Day 11, Thursday 10th: Drive to Vancouver (6 – 7 hrs)   

Day 12, Friday 11th: Ride to Capilano suspension bridge park (included) via Stanley Park, register for Fondo and visit bike expo. 

Day 13, Saturday 12th: Whistler Gran Fondo (55, 126 or 152km)  

Day 14, Sunday 13th: Rest day in Whistler, optional rides in town / Mountain Biking / Golf, Farewell dinner at Golf Club 

Day 15, Monday 14th: Departure day, shuttles to Vancouver airport available. 

Pricing and how to book

Full itinerary:

Please find the full tour itinerary which you can download via the button located above and to the right.

Pricing:

$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

To Book:

Please register for the tour before 1st November 2019 by putting down a fully refundable deposit via the button below. Once we hit the minimum numbers required to run the tour, we’ll notify you and the deposit will then become non refundable. Final payment will be due 6 weeks before the tour departs town.

In the case we don’t achieve the minimum number required to run the tour, we’ll refund your deposit. We aim to make this decision early November 2019.

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