Cruise the Rockies
The Rocky Mountains is one of the largest mountain ranges in the world, stretching over 5000 K (3100 M) from northern British Columbia to as south as New Mexico, creating the great barrier and the continental divide of North America.
On our adventure we shall see only a small portion of this, however, it is the most spectacular and majestic portion the Rockies has to offer.
Starting in Vancouver we will make our way up through the famous Okanagan wine region and Kootenays spectacular roads, to famous Banff and Jasper N.P. in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Route 93 that connects between them, is known as “Icefields Parkway” and is rated as one of the most beautiful roads in the world. On our way back we shall cross the Pacific coast mountain range, which host some of the best rides in the region, reaching the ski resort Whistler, just before finishing the tour in Vancouver.
Day 1: Arrival and Gathering in Vancouver
Day 2: Vancouver – Lake Okanagan (about 400 km/250 mi)
First thing in the morning after a delicious breakfast we will start our first riding day heading out of Vancouver. It won’t be a short ride as we will cover about 250 Miles, but the ride is smooth sailing on great roads. We will cross the Cascade ridge to the other side where the landscape begins to change quickly to almost desert-like conditions. This is the Okanagan Valley and it is warm, dry and Canada’s only “greenhouse” with ideal conditions for fruit plantations and the famous wine region. In the evening, we will pull up to the shores of the Great Oceanic Lake where we will be staying for the night.
Day 3: Lake Okanagan – Lake Kootenay (about 360 km/220 mi )
WOW what an amazing ride we are going to have today! Beginning on the shores of Lake Okanagan, through Lake Arrow and many other extremely large lakes that Canada doesn’t even bother naming cause they have so many, only to end end up on the shores of yet another amazing lake, Kootenay. The landscape flourishes, the forests widen, you really begin to feel the beautiful strengths of nature and great distances. A rare day! One you won’t forget.
Day 4: Kootenay (380 km/235 mi)
Today we will ride to south Kootenay. Why? Because it is breathtakingly beautiful and the ride is IN-credible! Not to mention it is not crowded with tourists, just allowing you to peacefully take it all in. We will twist and turn around the curves of Lake Kooteneay, through the mountain ridges with plentiful points of interests on the road. Just another amazing day in Kootenay.
Day 5: Lake Kootenay – Golden (380 km/235 mi)
Today we arrive at “The Rockies Channel,” a large valley that runs along The Rockies to the west and separates it from the other ridges. We will ride along lakes and through forests, reaching the famous Road 1 that starts in Victoria and reaches Montreal from the east. We will then climb to the top of the Roger Pass through the Glaciers Reserve and finish in Golden, at the foot of The Rockies.
Day 6: Golden – Banff (180 km/110 mi)
Prepare yourself, cause we are really getting into it today! Heading up the “Kicking Horse Pass” with mountains, turquoise lakes, ridiculous waterfalls, trains that climb these ridges that are unimaginable and unmatched in the world, forests, glaciers, lakes and more. Its unbearable! With a visit to Lake Louise, Lake Moraine and a strong finish in Banff, what can we say? Just a horrible day!
Day 7: Banff
Today we will take it easy. If you want to ride a little more, you can surely join us for a short ride, but if not, there is plenty to do here wandering the beautiful city of Banff. Shopping, entertainment, day drinking (if you are not riding) and all of life’s simple pleasures.
Day 8: Banff – Jasper (290 km/180 mi)
Today is the day!! Highway 93, the famous Icefields Parkway, one of the world’s 10 most beautiful roads. Honestly, it is indescribable! At its highest point, we will get an incredible view of the Athabasca glacier, and even climb it. In the evening we’ll reside in Jasper.
Day 9: Jasper (km)
Another day of rest, relaxation and more beautiful landscapes. We will be riding today locally to the beautiful Maligne Lake, we will sail to its famous island and enjoy the activities in the area. Another evening will be spent in Jasper.
Day 10: Jasper – Kamloops (440 km/273 mi)
We have a long riding day today. Descending from the Rockies high ridge down back to the “channel” and start heading south along the Thompson River. The ride is smooth all the way to Kamloops where we will be spending the night.
Day 11: Kamloops – Whistler (300 km/185 mi)
Back to adventure mode! First thing in the morning we will start with a fantastic less familiar road heading west. Here we begin to feel the great coastal passage, and at the height of the day we will climb it and pass it to its western side on one of the most amazing roads to ride in all of Canada. In the evening we will arrive in Whistler, the most important and recognized ski resorts in Canada. Another day for the books!
Day 12: Whistler – Vancouver – motorcycle drop-off (120 km)
Today will be the last day on our journey. We’ll spend the morning in the beautiful Whistler and then ride the Sky to Sea highway, living up to its name, to Vancouver. Pure pleasure! We will arrive in Vancouver in the afternoon and return the motorcycles. Cheers! We did it and we did it big time! 11 days of the finest motorcycle riding there is. One last night in Vancouver, and our unforgettable trip through The Canadian Rockies ended.
Day 13: Departure
- Experienced tour guide on motorcycle, multilingual, with GPS employed by Sapirience
- Top to first class hotel accomodations
- Entrance fees to sites along route
- Motorcycle rental including liability insurance and helmet
- Chase/support vehicle for luggage transport and passengers (limited)
- Finale dinner in Vancouver
- Transfer to and from airport
- Gas and road tolls
- Travelers Insurance
- All services not specified in the “included” section
- Motorcycle damage or cancellation insurance
- Meals (except for breakfast)
- Personal expenses
$5,850 – $10,480