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Great Canadian Mountain Traverse
Lake Louise, Alberta to Whistler, British Columbia
The ultimate road cycling challenge.
This trip is for those daring enough to challenge the two big mountain ranges of Western Canada in 1 week. Rocky Mountain Cycle Tours owner and former adventure racer Peter Weiland dreamed up this challenge during some bikeless cold winter days. From Lake Louise in the Canadian Rockies to Whistler in the Coast Mountains. In between you can expect challenging big climbs, unbelievably beautiful scenery and long days in the saddle. If you are a serious road cyclists and you do not mind back to back century rides and you are looking for THE CHALLENGE OF A LIFETIME with a maximum satisfaction factor, this trip is for you. You will ride a total of 1002k, 621 miles and you will climb approximately 11,000m or 36,000ft.
Canadian Mountain Traverse
Lake Louise to Whistler Itinerary
Arrival Day: Fly to Calgary or meet in Lake Louise.
Arrive the day before the tour in Lake Louise. If you fly into Calgary we can help you to arrange a shuttle for you. Pre-ride meet at 6.pm in Lake Louise the day before the tour.
From Lake Louise to Sunwapta Falls 178k / 111 mi.
From the Bow Valley over Bow Pass into he heart of the Canadian Rockies. Then climb up Sunwapta Pass, ride past the Columbia Icefield and descend to Sunwapta Falls.
From Sunwapta to Mt Robson 156k / 81mi.
Through the Athabasca Valley to Jasper and across the Continental Divide at Yellowhead Pass to the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.
Mt Robson to Blue River 140k / 84 mi.
Through the North Thompson River valley and through the Cariboo Mountains to Blue River.
Blue River to Little Fort 91 mi/ 130k.
Along the North Thompson River and into the interior high plateau.
Little Fort to Clinton 164k / 81mi.
Through the Cariboo wilderness and it’s many lakes.
Clinton to Lilloet 112k/ 68 mi.
Emerging from endless forests into the semi-arid canyonlands of British Columbia’s largest river, the Fraser.
Lilloet to Whistler 134k.
From the Fraser Canyon into the forbidding wilderness of the Coast Mountain Range. This stage is extremely scenic but with the steepest grades of the trip also very challenging. Finish in Whistler Village and final celebration! Stay at a hotel of your choice in Whistler.
Transportation from Calgary to Lake Louise and from Whistler to Vancouver airport can be arranged. We can also assist on pre- and post- trip hotel reservations at Lake Louise and Whistler.