Day by Day Itinerary

Great Divide Canada


Countries   Canada
Tour Length   10 days
Dates Of Tour   Saturday, July 12, 2014
Type of Tour Off Road (Guided)
Price $1,419
 
 
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
 
TRIP DIFFICULTY
Total Trip Mileage    343 Miles
Average Daily Mileage    43 Miles Per Day
Overall Difficulty Rating   Advanced
 
   
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • one or two leaders
  • group food
  • camping fees, designated indoor overnight fees
  • maps
  • a T-shirt
  • a safety triangle
  • preparation materials
  • use of group cooking gear
  • tool kit and first aid kit
 
   
TRIP DESCRIPTION

Outside magazine included the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route on its list of "The Best Backcountry Adventure Trips in America." They could amend that superlative statement to read "North America." Since the Canada extension to the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route was added in late 2003, the reviews from riders have been absolute raves. On this self-supported ride, you'll learn for yourself why that is.

This far north stretch of pedaling paradise is like the entire Great Divide in microcosm -- only with the absence of the southern deserts of New Mexico, perhaps. This portion of the Great Divide features some of the most magnificent and forbidding mountain country you'll ever see, anywhere.

We'll continue to ride another 112 miles along on the Great Divide, which will take us through the deep woods of northern Montana. Here we'll skirt the western boundary of spectacular Glacier National Park, alongside the North Fork of the Flathead River, before dropping into our finish in Whitefish.

Let this very special trip be your passport to adventure. You're guaranteed to arrive back home with a craving to see more of the Great Divide.

 
 
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
Day 1   Whitefish
Day 2   Banff to Spray Lakes, 18 miles
Day 3   Spray Lakes to Boulton Creek, 42 miles
Day 4   Boulton Creek to Elkford, 58 miles
Day 5   Elkford to Fernie, 54 miles
Day 6   Layover day in Fernie
Day 7   Fernie to Baynes Lake, 31 miles
Day 8   Baynes Lake to Grave Creek, 46 miles
Day 9   Grave Creek to Polebridge, 47 miles
Day 10   Polebridge to Whitefish, 47 miles
 
OPTIONS
Countries Visited  
  • Canada
    • Alberta
 
   
DETAILS

Start - End Locations: Whitefish, MT - Whitefish, MT
Days: 10   Riding Days: 8   Orientation/Rest Days: 2
Level of Support: Self-contained
Meals: Shared cooking
Accommodations: Camping/Indoor
Airport: Glacier Park International Airport Kalispell, MT

 
TOUR SUPPLIER
Company Name Adventure Cycling Association
Country     USA
 
 
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