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 180k / 112
mi. Elevation gain 1900m / 6200ft
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 147k / 91mi. Elevation gain 1100m / 3600ft
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 121k / 75 mi. Elevation gain 809m / 2650ft
Through the North Thompson River valley and
through the Cariboo Mountains to Blue River.
Blue River to Lac des Roches 171k / 106mi . Elevation gain 2034m / 6600ft
South on Yellowhead HWYand high up into
the Cariboo Plateau with it's beautiful lakes.
Lac des Roches to Clinton 127k / 79mi. Elevation gain 1030m / 3380ft
Recovery Day through lake country and into the ranchlands on the Gold rush route,
Clinton to Lilloet 107k/ 66 mi. Elevation gain 1117m / 3660ft
Emerging from endless forests into the
semi-arid canyonlands of British Columbia’s
largest river, the Fraser.
Lilloet to Whistler 133k / 82 miles. Elevation gain 2550m / 8360ft
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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