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North American Epic Ride 4th section

Summary

RoadToTheSun01-Logan Pass - Continental

For cyclist who cannot cycle the whole tour but still want to ride a part of the North American Epic Ride, can ride the 4th section of our Epic Ride. From the Rocky Mountain resort down of Banff our journey continues on a stunningly beautiful section. Waterton lakes, Glacier National Park, climb to the Continental Divide at Logan Pass and ride into Montana to end in Helena.

Recreational
10 days
950 km / 590 mi
$ 1,900.-
  • 9 Riding days, 1 rest day.
  • 4 Nights in hotels, 7 Nights of camping.
  • You need to bring your own camping gear.(tent, sleeping bag & mattress, headlamp).
  • Meals:Freshly prepared camp meals, Restaurant meals, Roadside lunches.
  • We do not provide food on rest days (and dinners coming into rest days).
  • Vehicle to carry your bags.
  • Experienced tour leader, Bike mechanic and medic.
  • Prices based on double occupancy at hotels. Solo riders will be paired with another rider of the same sex at no additional charge.
  • There are 10 more sections.
  • Registration fee $150

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Details

Type
Recreational
Duration
10 days
Level
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition
Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition
Challenging = experienced, well trained
Moderate
Support
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van
Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
Guided
Daily distance
80-100 km / 50-62 mi
Total distance
950 km / 590 mi
Lodging
Deluxe = 4-5 star hotel or excellent B&B
Basic = 1-2 star hotel/motel or B&B
Camping = tent, sports hall or campus
Camping, full board
Luggage transport
Daily luggage transfers
Bicycle
Not included
Dates
15 Aug 2019 - 24 Aug 2019
9 riding days
1 rest day
Start
Banff - Canada
Finish
Helena - USA
Airport at start
Calgary International Airport YYV
Airport at finish
Helena Regional Airport HLN

Prices

Price per person
The tour price per person
$ 1,900.-
registration fee
$ 150.-

Itinerary

Road to the sun

From the Rocky Mountain resort down of Banff our journey continues on another shorter but stunningly beautiful section. Along the seasonal Kananaskis highway we spin up and down the foothills of the Rockies, climbing to 2200 m at Highwood pass, and camping in provincial parks.

Then it’s down the Cowboy Trail with the MacDonald Range appearing in the distance and into the oil fed town of Pincher Creek. Riders can cycle into beautiful Waterton Lakes Park before climbing to the remote Canada-USA border crossing at Chief Mountain, Montana. From there we enter the lands of the Blackfeet Indians which surround Glacier National Park. After a rest day at the village of St Mary eating huckleberry pie, we’ll cycle on the Going to the Sun Road through this jewel of the USA parks system surrounded by towering peaks as we climb to the Continental Divide at Logan Pass and then descend past ice fed Lake MacDonald.

From Kalispell it’s a 3 day ride to the Montana’s capital of Helena, through state forests and ranchlands, along the Flatbush and Blackfoot rivers, including a remote but mostly smooth 20 km off road stretch to avoid traffic, a lunch stop in the bike friendly hamlet of Ovando (population 50) and a sweet ascent and descent on Highway 279 into Lewis and Clark County.

All 8 sections of the NAE offer a different window into the natural splendors of the continent, but if you’ve only got a couple weeks to spare in late summer, the Road to the Sun section will wow and invigorate you to come back for more.

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