Aug 15

Overview – Bike Glacier, Banff & Jasper National Parks

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You can see the full tour plan at Cycling Escapes. They call it an Epic Tour which includes 2 countries and 4 National Parks from Glacier National Park in Montana, across the border into Alberta Canada, and then into Waterton Lakes National Park. From there we have a day of cycling bookended by van shuttles to get us to the last half of our trip. Banff National Park, the Icefields Parkway, and Jasper National Park conclude our cycling. The daily description and maps below can give you some idea of the tour. We did a lot of training to prepare.

Date
Day
Ride
Day
2015 Glacier to Jasper
Elevation
Gain
Miles
16
Sun
AMTRAK Sleeper Car
 
 
17Mon
1
Bike West Glacier
1,500
30
18
Tue
2
Going to the Sun Rd / Logan Pass
5,100
70
19
Wed
3
Many Glacier to Waterton Lakes
4,100′
50
20
Thurs
4
Highwood Pass / Banff
3,350′
60
21
Fri
5
Banff / Lake Louise
RAINOUT
2
22
Sat
6
Lake Louise / Saskatchewan Crossing
3,300′
52
23
Sun
7
Icefields Parkway / Sunwapta Falls
3,300
60
24
Mon
8
Icefields Parkway / Jasper
1,500
35
Shuttle – Calgary Hotel – Flight
Total
20,000’+
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Route Map – Glacier Section

Route Map – Banff to Jasper

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