Alberta: Jasper & Banff National Parks
Witness the staggering beauty of the Canadian Rockies up close on this dazzling reel past snow-capped peaks, pristine lakes, spectacular icefields, roaring waterfalls, and steep ravines.
Former tour name: Cycling the Canadian Rockies: Jasper, Lake Louise & Banff
- Daily Mileage: 15 - 40|
- Biking: 2 - 6 hr|
- Group Size: 20
7-day Bike Vacation + Air Package
7-day Bike Vacation Only
Per person, double occupancy
Alberta: Jasper & Banff National ParksWitness the staggering beauty of the wilderness up close on this dazzling reel through the Canadian Rockies. As you ride, you’ll behold snow-capped peaks, pristine lakes, and spectacular icefields, keeping your eyes peeled for elk, deer, mountain goats, and bighorn sheep. You’ll also explore off the bike, on hiking trails leading to roaring waterfalls and steep ravines. Our hand-picked lodgings and hearty meals, including a traditional barbecue, ensure your comfort throughout. As you experience the majesty of the Canadian wilderness with VBT, you’ll see why this vacation surpasses all other Banff bicycle tours.
What to Expect
This tour offers options on easier terrain with occasional hills and the opportunity for some longer rides and moderate climbing. The majority of the rides are on paved park roads alongside vehicular traffic, some with designated bike routes or a wide shoulder. Our VBT van support shuttle is always available throughout the trip.
- Daily Mileage: 15 - 40|
- Biking: 2 - 6 hr|
- Group Size: 20
- Drink in the beauty of Maligne Lake, a turquoise jewel set in the Canadian Rockies.
- Hike the trails of Maligne Canyon, marveling at sinkholes, streams, and caverns.
- Listen to thundering Athabasca Falls as you hike to viewing platforms and picnic nearby.
- Pass panorama after panorama of jaw-dropping alpine splendor as you cycle the Icefields Parkway.
- Learn about Jasper National Park from a local naturalist.
- Savor a traditional barbeque dinner.
- View the spectacular Columbia Icefield and the emerald waters of Peyto Lake.
- Spin downhill along the magnificent Bow Valley Parkway, a stunning wilderness corridor.
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Bike Vacation + Air Package
Bike Vacation Only
|Roundtrip international airfare|
|Transfers to and from international airport|
|One night in Edmonton in conveniently located hotels with breakfast included|
|5 nights in scenic lodges and boutique hotels|
|12 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners|
A sleek modern design and soothing ambiance combine to make the Matrix Hotel Edmonton a tranquil oasis in the heart of downtown, just a short stroll away from shops and restaurants. A décor inspired by nature is complemented by artwork in the hotel’s public spaces, which include a dine-in lounge and fitness center. Enjoy impeccable service during your stay, as well as a complimentary evening wine tasting and WiFi. The hotel is air conditioned throughout.
The Crimson Jasper
Nestled in the heart of town lies Jaspers newest hotel, The Crimson Jasper. This 99-room hotel exemplifies the casual nature of park accommodations and true Canadian colors, awash in the hues of Jaspers sunsets, fall foliage, the Canadian flag and the uniform of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The inn features an indoor pool, hot tub and Peak fitness room. In the evening, enjoy a drink in the new C200 restaurant and lounge.
An environmentally friendly hotel, the newly renovated Chateau Jasper Hotel features a mountain theme that reflects the beauty of the park that surrounds it. Enjoy the hotel’s heated indoor pool and Jacuzzi, day spa, and fitness center. The center of Jasper is just a short walk away. The hotel features air conditioning and free WiFi throughout. Available on limited departures.
Sawridge Inn and Conference Center
Steeped in rustic charm and boasting a lively resort atmosphere, the Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre Jasper enjoys a stunning Canadian Rockies setting. Located in a quiet section of Jasper, the inn is air conditioned and offers all the comforts of a resort with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. The onsite spa offers a heated pool with a Jacuzzi, a steam room scented with eucalyptus, and the Blue Sky Yoga Studio. In the evening, enjoy a drink around the outdoor fire pit after a meal in the soaring atrium dining room. Available on limited departures.
Disconnect from everyday cares at the tranquil Tekarra Lodge, a cozy retreat in beautiful Jasper National Park. Breathtaking mountain views surround you in this charming rustic getaway, which proudly offers a true wilderness experience without distractions like televisions and phones. Relax by the fire or the fire pit, or step out onto the deck to gaze at wildlife by day and a panoply of stars by night. And savor contemporary dishes sourced from local ingredients in the lodge’s restaurant. The hotel is not air conditioned but does offer WiFi throughout. Available on limited departures.
Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge
Located on the Icefields Parkway, the Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge enjoys a splendid setting right on your bike route. The modest and rustic lodge offers simply furnished cabin-style rooms. The property has been awarded TripAdvisors Certificate of Excellence for four years running and has received the annual AHLA Housekeeping Award for decades. The friendliness of the staff is sure to win you over, as is the tranquility: you wont find cell phone reception here, though free WiFi and satellite television are available. Once youre settled in, enjoy a seven-minute walk to the scenic Sunwapta Falls if you wish.
Banff Caribou Lodge
Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa is located in the center of Banff within walking distance of all the sites in town. This 184-room mountain lodge features magnificent views of the mountains of Banff National Park. The Keg Steakhouse and Bar is the ideal place for a hearty meal after a day of cycling. The full service Red Earth Spa features a steam room, a 26-person jetted hot pool and an exercise room. As a guest, you will enjoy the use of a complimentary “Roam” bus pass, your ticket to several attractions outside of town. For spa appointments call 1-800-563-8764; advanced reservations are recommended.
Enjoy Your Vacation Longer With Low-Cost Trip Extensions
Air Package Only
2020 Post-Trip Extension - Calgary
1 Nights From $245 per person, double occupancy
Single Supplement: From $145
- 1 breakfast
- 1 night at Hotel Arts or Clique Calgary Airport Hotel (for select dates that fall during the Calgary Stampede) City Information
- Airport transfer
After breakfast at your Banff hotel, your transfer to Calgary will depart at 9:00 a.m., arriving at your downtown Calgary hotel at approximately 11:15 a.m. VBT has arranged for two drop-offs: first at the Calgary airport for VBT guests returning home, then at your Calgary downtown hotel.
After settling in, you can explore this sophisticated city with ease, walking to many of its landmarks and attractions from your hotel. Browse the art collections at the Glenbow Museum. Ascend the Calgary Tower for splendid city views. Wander among the shops on Stephen Avenue, lined with historic buildings. Or explore Prince’s Island Park, a peaceful urban green space in the Bow River. This evening, you will have many options for dinner on your own.
Hotel: Hotel Arts
Alternate Hotel: Clique Calgary Airport Hotel (for select dates that fall during the Calgary Stampede)
After breakfast*, transfer to the Calgary International Airport for your flight home**.
* Please note: For guests with early-morning departures, breakfast at the hotel may not be available. Please check with the front desk to verify the times that breakfast is served.
** Please note: VBT recommends that you check your transfer time in your “Transfer Reminder.” VBT transfer times and departure points are finalized in advance and cannot be modified for individual guests. If you extend your stay beyond the scheduled program dates, return transportation to the airport is at your own expense.
Guest Reviews 19 out of 20 (95%) of reviewers recommend this tour
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