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8 Day Fully-Guided Ice Fields Motorcycle Tour in Northwest Canada

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Fantastic Motorcycle Tours Canada

This motorcycle tour of Central Alberta and British Columbia in Western Canada will give you a close-up view of beautiful scenery ranging from rolling prairie to rugged mountains. You will experience riding through the rugged Canadian Rockies, rolling foothills, and endless northern forests while enjoying great roads ranging from gentle sweeping corners to twisty sections intermixed with fantastic scenery.

Key information

  • Bike: rental bike (Harley, BMW, Triumph, Yamaha, KTM, Honda, Kawasaki, Indian models)
  • Terrain: asphalt
  • Mileage: 1,146 miles / 1,855 kilometers
  • Daily rides: 15 - 312 miles / 25 - 505 kilometers
  • Meals: breakfasts and dinners

Meet the guides

Colin
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Highlights

  • Starts and ends in Calgary
  • Stunning Colombia Icefield tour
  • Ride along the famous Trans-Canada Highway
  • Ride along national parks surrounded by mountains and wildlife
  • Access to a relaxing thermal hot pool
  • Included services of a full guide
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


6 riding days
Group size: Minimum of 4 participants
Airport transfer included: Calgary International Airport
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Accommodation

During this tour, you will stay in accommodations ranging from modestly priced cabins to deluxe quality hotels.

Program

Day 1: Calgary (25 kilometers / 15 miles / 0.25 hour riding time)

After arriving at Calgary International Airport, you will be met at the airport and shuttled to your hotel to check in and then to pick up your bike. Today is set aside to allow you to settle in and rest up before the adventure begins tomorrow. The day will include a safety meeting to review road rules and safety requirements and a “Get to know you” dinner.

Day 2: Calgary to Saskatchewan crossing Alberta (375 kilometers / 233 miles)

Leaving your hotel and the city behind you, you will head north-west out into the prairies that make up a large part of Alberta. Turning west, you will begin climbing higher as you enter the mountain passes. Along the way, you will stop for breaks and lunch as you settle into the tour and grab some photos of the amazing scenery.

The roads are in good condition and along the way, you will enjoy stops alongside mountain lakes and viewing areas. After entering a national park, today's ride will end in a peaceful location, where you will be surrounded by mountains and wildlife. You will be riding for about 4 hours and 20 minutes.

Day 3: Saskatchewan Crossing to Tete Jaune Cache or Valemount (505 kilometers / 312 miles)

After breakfast, you will ride along the “Icefield Parkway” which climbs over many passes, giving you fantastic views and great photo opportunities. Along the way, you can choose to stop for a walk on a glacier, visit majestic waterfalls, and ride through thick northern forests before stopping for the night. You will be riding for about 5 hours and 30 minutes.

Day 4: Tete Jaune Cache / Valemount to Kamloops (341 kilometers / 211 miles)

Turning south-west and following the great roads through the quiet mountain passes, this road will take you past beautiful lakes and fantastic mountain scenery. You will be riding for about 4 hours.

Day 5: Kamloops to Radium Hot Springs (467 kilometers / 288 miles)

Head out in the clear morning and ride north and then east to follow the main Trans-Canada Highway for a while through lush mountain forests before turning south and stopping for the night in a sleepy mountain town. A soak in the hot pools followed by a relaxing dinner ends a great day. You will be riding for about 5 hours and 30 minutes.

Day 6: Radium Hot Springs - rest day (60 kilometers / 37 miles)

Today is a free day for you to catch up on all those important things like sorting out photos, writing down all the key points, and even getting that pesky laundry taken care of. You can enjoy exploring the local area or have another soak in the hot springs. You will be riding for about 1 hour.

Day 7: Radium Hot Springs to Calgary (309 Kilometers / 191 miles)

Leaving town and heading east takes you into world-famous Banff National Park towards the township of Banff. Stops along the way showcase these massive mountains and put you in the center of one of the most beautiful parts of the Canadian Rockies. This is a low mileage day. However, with the numerous stops made, it is a full day. Leaving the park and following the highway will bring you back to Calgary for your stop for the day. A group farewell dinner brings this day to pleasant close. You will be riding for about 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Day 8: Hotel to the airport via bike rental location

After a relaxing breakfast and a short ride, you will catch your shuttle to the airport. This shuttle ride is filled with talk about the adventures you've just had and fun experienced.

Notes

The roads in Alberta and British Canada are in good condition with light traffic out of the cities. Other than road repairs, you will not be required to ride on any unsealed roads. Note that Canadian drivers drive on the right-hand side of the road.

Tour category A

  • BMW R 1200 RT
  • BMW R 1200 GS
  • Honda Africa Twin
  • Harley Tri-Glide

Tour category B

  • BMW G 650 GS
  • Triumph Tiger 800 XRX
  • BMW F 800 GS
  • Indian Scout 60
  • Triumph Street Triple R 675
  • Yamaha Bolt 950
  • KTM 690 Duke
  • Harley Road Glide Ultra
  • Harley Ultra Limited
  • Harley Road Glide Special
  • Harley Street Glide Special
  • Harley Road King
  • Harley Softail Heritage
  • Harley Sport Glide
  • Harley Fat Boy

Tour category C

  • Kawasaki KLR 650
  • KTM 390 Duke
  • Honda CBR 300 R
  • Honda Rebel 300
  • Harley Sportster 1200

Skill levels required for this tour:

Intermediate

  • can ride for three to four hours
  • average riding experience
  • little assistance required
  • comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • steep ascents and descents

Advanced

  • can ride for five to six hours
  • extensive riding experience
  • assistance on demand (if required)
  • experienced with riding a variety of motorcycles
  • comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions

Included excursions

  • Icefield Parkway
  • Columbus Icefield Glacier
  • Jasper National Park
  • Hot pools
  • Visit Banff National Park

Guides

Colin Rowe

Location

This tour will start and end in Calgary. Along the way, you will visit Saskatchewan Crossing, Tete Jaune Cache / Valemount, Kamloops, Radium Hot Springs, and Banff National Park.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

You may have fun exploring the Radium Hot Springs area.

What's included

  • Full guide service
  • Bike rental
  • Printed daily ride guide
  • Shuttle fees (transfers to and from the hotel, airport, and bike rental location)
  • Ferry fees
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Breakfasts and dinners
  • A walk on the Columbian Glacier
  • Entry into national and provincial parks
  • Entry into hot springs

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Insurance coverage and damage waivers (bonds) on rental bikes
  • Optional equipment add-on’s to rental bikes
  • Fuel
  • All lunches and rest day meals
  • Special / optional events
  • Incidentals and other costs once inside various attractions (i.e. rental of bathing suits or towels)

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Calgary International Airport (YYC). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Pohutukawa Motorcycle Touring will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Calgary International Airport Airport transfer included: Calgary International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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8 days / 7 nights
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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 4 participants

Availability

Start: Thursday August 19, 2021
End: Thursday August 26, 2021

Pricing information
  • The package price per the first person is inclusive of all costs. Spouse or passenger event, ferry, and special or optional event pricing will be on a per-person basis for the second person.
  • Single room fee: 5791 CAD
  • Pillion/passenger cost: 4,168 CAD per person
  • Tour with your own motorcycle: 4,168 CAD per person in a shared twin room
Tour information

Tour is also available on August 18th, 2022 and August 24th, 2023. Please send the inquiry for a quote.

Special discount

You can take advantage of the following special discounts:

  • 5% discount for bookings 5 to 10 months in advance;
  • 5% discounts for all seniors (cannot be combined with advance booking discounts).

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