Day by Day Itinerary

Alberta: Waterton to Banff, Bike and Hike in the Canadian Rockies


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Countries   Canada
Tour Length   7 days
Dates Of Tour   Sunday, June 23, 2013
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Sunday, August 11, 2013
(Self-guided adventures can be requested any time.)
Type of Tour Road (Multi-Sport, Guided, Self-Guided)
Price $3,265 (Self-Guided - $2695)
 
 
GROUP MAKE-UP
Family Friendly
Age of Participants Mixed
Gender Basis Mixed
# of Participants (max) 12
Language English
 
SUPPORT LEVEL
Sleeping Accommodations   
Luggage Support
Sag Wagon Along the Way
Meals Provided Full board
 
TRIP DIFFICULTY
Total Trip Mileage    154 Miles
Average Daily Mileage    53 Miles Per Day
Longest Single Day 70 Miles
Overall Difficulty Rating   Intermediate, Advanced
 
 
COSTS
Cost of Trip without Airfare per person  $2,895
Single Supplement $575
 
 
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 7 days
  • 6 nights
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 6 lunches
  • 4 dinners
  • snacks
  • park entry fees
  • luggage handling
  • van and local guide support
  • maps/route notes
  • Keep your own pace
 
 
HIGHLIGHTS/POINTS OF INTERESTS
  • International Peace Park; Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump
  • stunning views from the hike on day 3
  • the ride to Highwood River Inn – amazing!
  • the Spa at Kananaskis
  • Lake Minnewanka Road
 
TRIP DESCRIPTION

This is an adventure for people who really like to ride! The revitalizing mountain air is cool, clear, and so magical that on your bike, you will tingle with appreciation, and will shout with sheer delight at the climbs and descents. Beginning at a beautiful lodge tucked away in the foothills of the International Peace Park, you will spend three days exploring the scenic Waterton Lakes National Park before riding on to experience the periphery of the Crows Nest Pass and astonishing Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump – a testament to Blackfoot culture and survival on the prairie. After enjoying this area on foot and by bike, you will ride north along the Cowboy Trail to the quiet roads of the Kananaskis area, the favourite retreat for locals, who often call it the most beautiful part of the mountains.

You will be able to ride over Highwood Pass (the highest paved pass of the Rockies) and descend for a night’s well-earned rest in the Kananskis Valley before a final morning transfer to the mountain town of Banff, a perfect place to continue your exploration, to join our ride between Banff and Jasper, or to take advantage of an optional transfer back to Calgary.

 
 
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
Day 1   13:00 pickup in Calgary
Day 2   70km plus 2 short hikes
Day 3   6 to 8 hour hike; or 100km of self-guided cycling
Day 4   ~80 km with longer options available
Day 5   ~80 km with longer options available
Day 6   112km
Day 7   16 km. The Lake Minnewanka road, and a short hike
 
OPTIONS
Additional Activities During Trip
 
Hiking, canoeing
Countries Visited  
  • Canada
    • Alberta
Cities Visited   Waterton National Park, Kananaskis Village
 
 
SPECIAL OFFERS
Discounts for Referals

If you have been on tour with us in the last 3 years, you will receive a 5% discount as a returning guest. In addition, if you have referred new customers to us since your last Freewheeling Adventure, you are entitled to a reduced cost. Each new guest who mentioned you as a referrer will save you $150 off your next trip.


 
 
SELF-GUIDED TRIPS

• Cost: $2695 (per person, includes 7 days, 6 nights, 6 breakfasts, luggage transfers, transfers from Calgary to Waterton and as needed on days 4, 5, and 7, hiking guide on day 3, maps/route notes)

• Self-guided adventures can be requested any time.

 
BIKE RENTAL

Hybrid: $145; Racing: $195.

 
ROUTE NOTES

Very challenging. 45-100 mi. (70-160km)/day. Relaxed riders may participate with benefits of appropriate van support on guided trips. Lodging may include shared bathrooms on one night.

 
TOUR SUPPLIER
Company Name Freewheeling Adventures
Country     Canada
 
 
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