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Bike Tours in Banff & the Canadian Rockies

by Chris Smith

The snow is melting, concrete is beginning to show on the roads and fields after a long absence, the blue skies are beginning to release comforting warmth from the sun – yep, winter is coming to a close in the Canadian Rockies. Take a moment to shed tears about the loss of another skiing season and then get excited about a mountain biking adventure in the parks and dominant mountains of this wonderful holiday location. Whether you are a novice cyclist or one who likes to challenge yourself to steep hills, there is something for everyone out here around Banff and the other towns of the Rockies.

Mountain Biking in the Rockies can be challenging but the rewards make it all worth awhile.

There are a few options to choose from. You can bring your own bike, rent a top class mountain bike, do some research about the best trails to take or go with one of the experts. Rocky Mountain Cycle Tours fall into this last category. Since 1977, they have been providing world class bicycle tours and multi-sport trips not just in the Canadian Rockies and British Columbia’s West Coast but internationally in places as far away as New Zealand and Vietnam. To put it short, these guys have the experience and knowledge to make sure your cycling trip to the Rockies is as perfect as possible.

Rocky Mountain Cycle Tours are the local bike tour company for the Banff and Jasper area and offer very affordable trips with local, friendly guides, top class accommodations and great food on all trips. Among the many trips they organize is the ever popular Icefields Parkway Cycle Tour. This is one of the most stunning drives in the world and it is even more enjoyable when seen from two wheels on a mountain bike. The fresh mountain air and eye-catching 360 degree views make you forget about the sometimes challenging slopes. It really is one of the best adventures you could have on a vacation. Summer is just around the corner. Make sure to book early!

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