Cycling > Canadian Mountain Traverse
Great Canadian Mountain
Lake Louise, Alberta to
Whistler, British Columbia
The ultimate road cycling
This trip is for those daring enough to challenge
the two big mountain ranges of Western Canada in 1
week. Rocky Mountain Cycle Tours owner and former
adventure racer Peter Weiland dreamed up this
challenge during some bikeless cold winter days.
From Lake Louise in the Canadian Rockies to
Whistler in the Coast Mountains. In between you
can expect challenging big climbs, unbelievably
beautiful scenery and long days in the saddle. If
you are a serious road cyclists and you do not
mind back to back century rides and you are
looking for THE CHALLENGE OF A LIFETIME with a
maximum satisfaction factor, this trip is for you.
You will ride a total of 1002k, 621 miles and you
will climb approximately 11,000m or 36,000ft.
Canadian Mountain Traverse Lake
Louise to Whistler Itinerary
Arrival Day: Fly to
Calgary or meet in Lake Louise.
Arrive the day before the tour in Lake Louise.
If you fly into Calgary we can help you to arrange
a shuttle for you. Pre-ride meet at 6.pm in Lake
Louise the day before the tour.
From Lake Louise to Sunwapta Falls 178k / 111
From the Bow Valley over Bow Pass into he heart of
the Canadian Rockies. Then climb up Sunwapta Pass,
ride past the Columbia Icefield and descend to
From Sunwapta to Mt Robson 156k / 81mi.
Through the Athabasca Valley to Jasper and across
the Continental Divide at Yellowhead Pass to the
highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.
Mt Robson to Blue River 140k / 84 mi.
Through the North Thompson River valley and
through the Cariboo Mountains to Blue River.
Blue River to Little Fort 91 mi/ 130k.
Along the North Thompson River and into
the interior high plateau.
Little Fort to Clinton 164k / 81mi.
Through the Cariboo wilderness and itís many
Clinton to Lilloet 112k/ 68 mi.
Emerging from endless forests into the
semi-arid canyonlands of British Columbiaís
largest river, the Fraser.
Lilloet to Whistler 134k.
From the Fraser Canyon into the forbidding
wilderness of the Coast Mountain Range. This stage
is extremely scenic but with the steepest grades
of the trip also very challenging. Finish in
Whistler Village and final celebration! Stay at a
hotel of your choice in Whistler.
Transportation from Calgary
to Lake Louise and from Whistler to Vancouver
airport can be arranged. We can also
assist on pre- and post- trip hotel reservations
at Lake Louise and Whistler.
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