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This national parks motorcycle tour is a route that visits six national parks in Canada and the Northwestern USA. You will cover 2,900 miles of scenic beauty and breathtaking sites of some of North America's stunning parks. You will ride with Ridin with Style's expert guides to enhance this motorcycle tour experience. Get ready to pack your bags and book this motorcycle tour now!
You will stay in various accommodations that include hotels and chalets.
Day one is your arrival day in beautiful Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Calgary is known for the longest running outdoor rodeo the Stampede. Participants travel from all over the world to participate with large prize money divided among the winners.
This is where it gets its slang handle "Cow Town". Don't let that fool you, Calgary has a perfect combination of western cowboy country trails to a modern culture that boasts a high occupancy of the provinces' large corporate head offices that make the downtown core their home.
With a lot of things to do and offer, Calgary is a stone's throw away from the Rocky Mountains, where the tour winds through for a full motorcycle adventure. Upon arrival, you will hop on the hotel shuttle and have the day to enjoy all there is to do in the city, or just relax in the hotel pool until the group meets in the hotel ballroom to enjoy a welcoming meal compliments of Ridin with Style. Ridin with Style representatives will introduce themselves and do an orientation for the upcoming trip.
Leaving Calgary and heading south, you pass through ranching country at its finest. Green grass and rolling hills make it a ranchers' paradise. In the distance, the Rockies seem as though they are watching you. Their beauty is magnificent even from a distance. Day two also brings you to the first national park out of six which you will be visiting.
Waterton National Park has its own identity as they all do with the tall mountain peaks and crystal clear lakes. This particular park also boasts its one and only hotel "Prince of Wales". It is a gem as it sits on a high hill overlooking Waterton Lake. It has its own bit of history which the guide will explain. Your day then continues down Highway 89 and ends in a small town with an amazing hidden gem of its own.
Continuing south on your way to Yellowstone National Park, you travel along the stunning Missouri River, watching all the fisherman trying to catch their dinner using a fly rod while either floating or waist deep in the fast running current. The river and the rocky backdrop paint a gorgeous picture. A favorite windy road takes you to the state capital Helena, Montana.
Traveling southeast refreshes your mind in remembering this is how Montana got its claim as "Big Sky Country". The day stops in eyes view of the north gate of Yellowstone National Park.
On this day you visit the second national park, Yellowstone. It is the flagship of the National Park Service and a favorite to millions of visitors each year. It also boasts being the first national park, 2,219,789 acres. Don't plan on just spending one day for visiting. With its size, one could spend a week trying to see all there is to see. It is truly a showpiece. Words cannot explain, and then add the Beartooth Pass at just shy of 11,000 feet and the scenic Chief Joseph Highway.
You will spend the day exploring the vastness of Yellowstone.
The third day in Yellowstone is spent touring the lower half. Geysers, buffalo rivers, and streams are the order of the day. You can now strike this wonder of the world off your bucket list. It is a mere few miles south to your third national park of the tour, Grand Teton. Each park has its own characteristics as its mountain peaks reaching 13,775 feet in the air and 310,000 acres in the area it is host to two and a half million visitors annually. It is a full day of unbelievable sites.
Starting the day traveling over the Teton Pass might make you wish you had brought with you a cup of coffee along. At 8,431 feet, the early morning air is fresh and the road is a great ride.The small towns along the way carry a lot of history with evidence of mining equipment everywhere you look. The locals will help you out with no hesitation when asked where the best breakfast is served.
As you head back north you stop at a waterfall that drops 10 stories creating its own rainbow. The sound and the mist in the air are a special effect worth experiencing. It is another great day of riding.
Big sweeping curves that every biker looks for is what you encounter today. Lots of lakeshore driving and a delicious dinner on a dock on Flathead Lake. Gazing out across the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi sets a great atmosphere for dinner with guests discussing the tour and sharing other biker adventures together.
Today, you visit your fourth national park, Glacier is one of Ridin with Style favorite rides. "Road to the Sun" highway will wow you indeed. Leaving Kalispell, you make the 206-mile loop. The Looking Glass highway is included in the loop making for an amazing day. A highlight day for the national parks tour.
Heading north back into Canada, you travel along some crystal clear lakes and ride the longest free ferry in the world across Kootenay Lake. The scenery is breathtaking and views are gorgeous. You will settle in a small town with an amazing hotel which was built in 1896 overlooking Kootenay Lake. The dinner on the deck overlooking the lake sets a beautiful evening atmosphere.
After breakfast, you take a short drive south to take in the Ainsworth Hot Springs for the day. A nice relaxing day in the mineral waters where water enters the caves from the roof and creates a soothing natural steam bath. It features a 150 feet horseshoe cave, a large lounging pool, and a streamed-fed cold plunge. A great refreshing experience after 10 days on the road.
Today, you do more of the same, you will have breakfast on a deck overlooking a beautiful lake at a historic hotel designated to be the oldest operating hotel in British Columbia. The Leland Hotel overlooks the Arrow Lake and many mountain ranges including the famous Saddleback Mountain.
You then cross a pass in the Monashee Mountains then descend into the northern tip of the Okanogan Valley before ending your day in Kamloops, many orchards can be seen crossing the valley.
Nearing the end of the tour some of the best is still yet to come. Sit back, relax and let the fresh British Columbia air fill your lungs. You stop for a visit at Canada's highest peak, Mount Robson. Hope that it is clearly visible as it is one of the most photographed features along the route.
Your day ends staying the night in Jasper at some remarkable chalets along the Athabasca River. There will be time to head downtown to pick up some sought-after souvenirs in one of Alberta's most visited tourist towns.
This is it, the last day of riding will be another scenic overdose. You will ride south down Highway 93 towards Calgary stopping in Banff, at the Columbia glacier and so much more. Highway 93, also known as the "Icefields Parkway" was identified by a traveler's magazine as one of the 20 most "drives of a lifetime", with its jaw-dropping scenery as it parallels the continental divide, traversing the rugged landscape of the Canadian Rockies. You couldn't ask for a perfect roadway to end an awesome 15-day adventure.
Departure day and a safe trip home with a lifetime worth of stories to tell. A shuttle will bring you to Calgary International Airport (YYC) to send you on your way.
This motorcycle tour will take place in different places in Canada and USA namely Calgary, Dupuyer, Gardiner, Jackson, Butte, Kalispell, Kaslo, Glacier National Park, Kamloops, and Jasper.
Included in the price are breakfast at the hotel (whenever available) and a welcome and farewell dinner.
Please book your flight to arrive at Calgary International Airport (YYC). Transfer from and to the airport is included. A hotel shuttle will pick you up from the airport.