Rocky Mountain Adventure invites you to join in this motorcycle tour in British Columbia, Canada. This is one of the easier and more relaxed tours and is all graded highway but you will also enjoy a bit of off road stuff. The rugged beauty of this tour will keep you a little distracted while trying to navigate its endless twisting roads. From steep mountain passes, to wine country, vast lakes, and gravel forest roads, the options for the motorcyclist are immense!
The maximum participants in the group is 4.
During this tour you will experience a combination of accommodations with different features depending where you are. From hotels, motels, log cabins, formal camp grounds, to wild camping. When camping, you will be provided with all the equipment required. Premium and luxury accommodations are also available on request for an additional cost.
Hidden Ridge Resort has a great location, tucked away from the downtown area with some scenic views overlooking the town. This condo style property is popular for its full kitchens, larger units, hot pools, laundry service, and wood burning fireplaces. The Hidden Ridge Resort allows you to be on vacation but still offer many comforts from home.
This comfortable and natural camp ground offers firewood, hot showers, and complimentary coffee service in the morning. They have plenty of sites to set your tent up on beautiful lush green grass.
Riders Retreat is a luxury all-inclusive motorcyclist camping.
Penticton Lakeside Villa is a family oriented accommodation located across the road from Skaha Lake and connected through a pedestrian underpass to a beautiful beach with crystal clear water. Lakeside Villa offers clean and comfortable en-suite rooms with kitchenettes, full-size appliances, cable television, complimentary high speed Wi-Fi, towels, and toiletries.
A lot of guests are first attracted to this hotel because of their top-notch facility and location. But what really keeps folks coming back is their service. Their modern, spacious rooms will be a welcome respite in your travels, complete with complimentary Wi-Fi, local calls, a microwave, and more. Plus, you’ll be able to unwind at the indoor pool, the sauna, the hot tub, and fitness facility.
This tour is ideal for beginners and does feature some gravel riding and off road riding but the experience will be tailored depending on individual riding styles and skill levels and more challenging routes can be also undertaken.
Upon arrival, you will install and complete the paperwork. You will familiarize yourself with the motorcycle and packing and safety briefings. They usually stay the night in Banff, either in the custom support trailer, at the Tunnel Mountain campground or at Hidden Ridge Resort.
Through Banff National Park, you will head west on Highway 93 up into the scenic majesty of the Rocky Mountains to Raduim, home of the historic hot springs. Then, you will head south on Highway 95 and if conditions permit, you will follow the Trans-Canada adventure trail south, towards Kitchener, British Columbia, where you will stay over night at Riders Ranch.
This day, will takes you into the heart of the Kootenays and the first of the ferry crossings from Kootenay Bay To Balfour. After the crossing, you will follow Kootenay Lake up to Kaslo, Trout Lake, and then back south again to Nakusp for an overnight stay at Riders Retreat.
You will head south out of Nakusp, towards the needles ferry and then to the infamous Monashee highway to experience mountains, lakes, and some challenging hairpins. When you finally emerge in Penticton, you will have experienced everything from vast mountain escapes to incredible beaches and vineyards.
After a couple of days camping, a welcome change will be to enjoy an over night stay at the Lakeside Villa Hotel right across the street from one of largest beaches in British Columbia.
This day, you will head back north after seeing some of lush fruit orchards. You will travel via Princeton to Merrit and then on to Kamloops for an overnight stay at the Coast Kamloops Hotel.
This day will be spent riding the spectacular Highway 5 to Clearwater, where if time permits, you will detour into the Wells Gray National Park to see the dozens of waterfalls. You will spend the night a the Jasper National Park Where you will camp in the back country of the Canadian Rockies.
On this day, you will explore the whole of the Icefields Parkway, north to south, enjoying the splendor of the Columbia Icefields where bow summit and photo opportunities galore. You will be stopping a lot so don’t forget to pack your camera. After this last trip, you will head back to Banff where accommodation will be either the custom support trailer or at Hidden Ridge Resort again.
Alan is from UK and has now been living in Canada for 10 years. He is a graduate of the original RAC/ACU scholarship program in the early 80's and he was the youngest rider at the time ever to accomplish this, at age 9. Alan has ridden all over Europe and Western Canada and he also teaches adventure riding basics. He is a big Honda fan but has owned Ducati, Royal Enfield, Yamaha, and BM. His current fave is the African Twin.
Matt Bobyn has been a lifelong street and dirt rider spending most of his summers and a good chunk of the winter on two wheels. Although spending much of his time competing on four wheels in the Canadian rally championship, he is equally comfortable exploring the backroads behind the handlebars. A long background of camping, backpacking, and mountaineering has meshed well with exploring the lesser known areas of Western Canada by motorcycle and successfully getting away from the comforts of busy modern life.
This motorcycle tour will Take place at different locations in British Columbia, Canada. The trip will start and finish in Banff and you will have the opportunity to visit Kitchener, Nakusp, Penticton, Kamloops, and the Jasper National Park.
During this tour, you will be served one daily breakfast and one daily dinner. The meals will be local and delicious, from simple camping fare to restaurant meals depending on where you are.
During your free time, you may enjoy the landscapes an take as much pictures as you like. You may also explore the location on your own or simply take some time to relax.
Please book your flight to arrive at Calgary Airport (YYC). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Rocky Mountain Adventure will pick you up from the airport.
"We arrived sunday night and by monday lunch I was familiarising myself sat abreast a Honda CB500X adventure bike. I must say the expression “ like riding a bike ” is true, 30km down along side a beautiful blue lake,following the organiser/company owner Alan Buck, I felt at ease, enjoying the breathtaking views along the way. Familiarisation ride done !"
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"Foothills and glaciers tour. Mind blowing scenery accompanied by wonderful and friendly hosts. From cruising on the highways through the Canadian Rockies and glaciers to off road riding this tour has it all."
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