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The Rockies by Bike.

Jasper to Banff Cycling Tour.

Cycling from 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!

You’ll take in the views, snap lots of photos, have a few rest breaks – and you’ll still arrive at your 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 cosy hotels along the Icefields Parkway will give you the extra comfort each night that you deserve.

Arrival Day & Pre-night in Edmonton or Jasper If arriving into Edmonton or Jasper from out of town or overseas, please plan to arrive a day before the scheduled tour departure date. Pre-night in Jasper or Edmonton is included.

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Day 1: Transfer to Jasper

Icefields Parkway to Sunwapta Falls – Total Distance: 56km (35 miles)

You will be picked up from your accommodation bright and early this morning for your transfer to Jasper. You’ll make a quick lunch stop in Hinton and arrive in Jasper around 1pm. There, you’ll unpack the bikes while you take the opportunity to change into your bike gear and stock yourself up with fuel and water from a well-supplied stash. After a quick review of the route, elevation, and bike safety tips, you and the group will set off on an epic adventure as you are guided out of town and onto the beautiful Icefields Parkway. There will be one rest stop at the spectacular Athabasca Falls which will help bring the group back together, as well as supply you with some nutrition. We will then continue on to our accommodations at the Sunwapta Falls Hotel. A delicious 3-course meal will be served in the on-site restaurant.


Day 2: Sunwapta Falls to Saskatchewan River Crossing

Total Distance: 98km (62 miles)

Breakfast is served around 8am. After a quick briefing of the route, hills and rest stops, you’ll hop on the bikes and hit the road for the day’s journey to Saskatchewan River Crossing. You’ll climb past Tangle Falls and over the BIG bump, making your way towards the lunch stop in the shadow of the great Columbia Icefields. After a nutritious meal and a well-deserved break, you’ll get back in the saddle and ride the scenic Sunwapta Pass. A rewarding 15km downhill section awaits as you sweep down towards the valley floor again and on to the impressive cliffs and waterfalls of the Weeping Wall. A few rest stops along the way will break up the journey, provide photo opportunities, and give the group a chance to re-congregate as necessary. You’ll then conquer the remaining rolling hills accompanied by the sound of flowing rivers and in the presence of towering, snow-capped mountains. Before you know it, you’ll be enjoying a cold drink under Mt. Wilson at the Crossing Resort.


Day 3: Bow Pass to Lake Louise 

Total Distance: 85km (53 miles)

After fuelling up at breakfast you’ll climb out of the valley in the shadow of Mount Murchison. Shortly after, the terrain levels off again and you’ll cruise easily past endlessly changing vistas of mountains, turquoise green Glacial Lakes and abundant wildlife. Bow Pass, the final challenge of the tour awaits – but feel free to take it at your own pace. Your reward will be witnessing a panoramic view like no other of Peyto Lake far below; in the distance, the valley that you’ve been riding down for the past few days can be seen in all its glory, surrounded by mountains as far as the eye can see. You’ll descend to the shores of Bow Lake for a well-deserved lunch break in a breathtaking setting before you essentially roll downhill all the way to Lake Louise. The lovely and well-appointed Lake Louise Inn is where you’ll rest your head tonight.


Day 4: Final ride into Banff / Canmore 

Total Distance: 60 to 85km (37-53 Miles)

Today you will pedal the final 60km on gently rolling hills and flats towards Banff on the historic Bow Valley Parkway. Shaded by ancient trees, this final leg of the tour offers plenty of time for peaceful reflection in lush surroundings. You’ll take a rest break under the awesome Castle Mountain before joining a bike path that brings us into the world class town of Banff. You’ll be able to take in all the magnificence of Banff’s surroundings including Mt Rundle, Cascade Mountain and Vermilion Lakes from the peace and quiet of your bike. From here, you’ll have the option of finishing the cycling portion of the tour or continuing to challenge yourself by riding an additional 25km on a dedicated bike path to Canmore. You’ll have a group lunch to celebrate your fantastic achievement of riding a bike through Canada’s Rockies! You can then sit back and relax, as transfers to Calgary or Edmonton will be provided where you can continue your travels.

Your holiday includes

  • Scheduled Flights
  • UK & US Airport taxes
  • Accommodation – 4 nights as mentioned or similar.
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation (twin share): 1 pre-night in Edmonton or Jasper, 3 nights during the tour
  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 snacks, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • National park fees
  • Bike transport: in a custom enclosed secure bike trailer
  • Full support during tour / tour guide/ driver
  • Transfers from Edmonton to Jasper (guest & bike) in Mercedes 9-11 passenger vans
  • USB with all high resolution photos taken during tour
  • Satellite emergency communication coverage while in the National Park. There is no mobile/cell phone communication available in the National Park. There will also be two way radios distributed amongst the group to enable  communication between riders and the tour guide in the support van
  • Airport transfers: On arrival day into Edmonton and last day of tour to Calgary or Edmonton

Not Included:

  • Flights into Edmonton and out of Calgary
  • Accommodation in Banff, Canmore, Calgary or Edmonton on the last day of the tour if required
  • Lunch on the first and last day
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Additional/non rider activities
  • Tour guide gratuity
  • Bike rental (available at additional cost)

Travel Insurance

This is essential and not included. Should you need to purchase cover, we offer comprehensive cover at an additional cost. Please contact us for details.

Additional Experiences

Our holidays are completely tailored to suit you. We would be happy to help you choose from a vast array of additional experiences that will enhance your North America holiday adventure.

These might include:

  • City tours
  • Helicopter flights
  • Sporting event tickets
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Rafting
  • Horseback riding
  • Restaurant reservations

There are many more, often quite unique to your chosen destination so please do ask.

Personalised Documentation

We prepare every travel pack individually. We want this to be the perfect travelling companion for your adventure and to offer you all the information you need. Your personally prepared ring-bound travel itinerary booklet is detailed and is designed to serve as a wonderful reminder of your experiences for years to come when you return.

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Do I need a visa to travel to the usa?

In most circumstances, no visa is required for travel to the USA for any British Citizen passport holder and many other European passport holders, whose countries qualify for the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). This program permits entry for up to 90 days for business or leisure purposes. Everyone must apply to use the VWP via the online Electronic System of Travel Authorization (ESTA).  Advice states this should be done online at least 72 hours prior to departure. On payment of the $14 fee this system usually issues an electronic confirmation within minutes but this is not guaranteed and there are certain criteria travellers must consider before applying via ESTA to use the Visa Waiver Program. Once granted the VWP authorization is valid for 2 years.

It is essential that everyone who plans to travel to the United States reads the information contained on the following page – Visa Waiver Program

Please note : From 21st January 2016 The United States implemented changes to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) as part of the Terrorist Travel Protection Act of 2015. One of the major changes implemented in January excludes any British National who has travelled to Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, or Yemen since March 01st 2011 from using the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Full details are contained on the above link but those affected will need to apply for a Visitor Visa with the U.S. Embassy before booking their travel arrangements.

You are advised to complete your ESTA prior to confirming any travel arrangements.

To use ESTA now please only use the following website – Official ESTA Website

Complete North America Limited cannot be held responsible for cancellation charges incurred by travellers who have booked travel and are subsequently unable to travel as part of the VWP or who are unable to obtain a Visitor Visa. If you have any questions after reading the information supplied above please speak to a member of our team.

Do I need a visa to travel to Canada?

British Nationals and travellers from other European countries can enjoy visa-exempt travel to and via Canada but must first use the online Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) at a cost of CA$7.00 per person. Most online applications are approved with minutes by email but the process can take longer particularly if supporting documentation is requested. An eTA is valid for 5 years and allows you to travel for up to 6 months on any one visit.

You are advised to apply for your eTA prior to confirming any travel arrangements.

For applications and full information on the scheme please only visit – Official Canadian Government eTA Website

Complete North America Limited cannot be held responsible for cancellation charges incurred by travellers who have booked travel and are subsequently unable to travel as part of the eTA scheme or who are unable to obtain a Visitor Visa. If you have any questions after reading the information supplied above please speak to a member of our team.

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“We had the holiday of a lifetime in Canada.

Thanks so much for your meticulous planning and perfect tour of this amazing part of Canada – it was even better than I hoped! Knight Inlet was absolutely stunning and we were so lucky to see grizzly bears, a black bear close up, bald eagles, ospreys, deer and lots of amazing wildlife. The drive from Jasper to Banff with the green lakes and snow covered mountains was drop jaw beautiful! The whole trip was incredible and will remain a lifelong cherished memory for all the family.”

Aitchison Party (Ultimate Canadian Rockies & Coastal Canada) -
Canoeing on Lake Louise

We wanted to thank you for arranging such a wonderful holiday.  Everything was organised perfectly, the package which awaited us at our first hotel was very comprehensive and extremely informative.

Daniel Party (Ultimate Canadian Rockies) -
Canoeing, Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park

We returned from our Canadian Holiday a few days ago and had a wonderful time.  We wanted to say thank you for all the arrangements, bookings and planned trips etc. which all fell into place at the right time without any problems or worries.

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