Calgary to Vancouver: Rockies to Rainforest
This unique, spectacular route is truly one of our crowning achievements in our 28 years of cycle guiding, and showcases our ‘local knowledge’ of our own back yard, a truly special part of the world.
Our 20-day tour commences with rides through the most dramatic and bicycle friendly mountain roads of the Rockies, taking in Kananaskis Country and the world-famous Icefields Parkway of Banff NP. Next, we enjoy the laid-back hospitality of towns nestled in the deep, forested valleys of B.C.’s Kootenay Mountains before crossing the border into Montana’s awe inspiring Glacier NP and it’s breathtaking ‘Road to the Sun.’ The Northern Cascades of Washington State are next, hi-lighted by ascents of the foreboding Washington Pass and Mt Baker and visits to unique western towns such as Winthrop, Washington.
Leaving the mountains, we descend into the lush temperate rainforests of the Pacific Northwest, hopping ferries and crossing islands through the San Juans enroute to Port Angeles on the Olympic Peninsula. A morning ferry brings us to the southern tip of Vancouver Island and Victoria, a picturesque city who’s culinary prowess is matched only by it’s famous gardens. A scenic float-plane trip up the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island will leave you breathless as we arrive in Tofino for a well-deserved rest day to take in the natural hot springs, go whale watching, or simply relax and feast on seafood fresh from the boats. Back on the bike, we make our way to Comox, before crossing back to the mainland for our final leg of the journey – a memorable ride down BC’s aptly-named Sunshine Coast.
A short ferry leads us to Vancouver, one of the world’s most beautiful and ‘hip’ cities, and final stop on a journey that will define what adventure cycling means to you.
Our price includes:
- 20 nights B&B accommodation in high-end boutique lodges and hotels
- Healthy delicious on-course lunch each day for 20 days plus snacks and non-alcoholic drinks
- All transfers in our comfortable 12-seater van, which also serves as a support vehicle each day
- Transport of luggage and bicycles in our well-equipped bicycle trailer
- Scenic float-plane journey from Victoria to Tofino
- Fees to National Parks
- All ferry and transportation costs
- Our personalized and friendly service
|11-30 Aug, 2017|