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Mountain Roads Self-Guided Tour

Our 15-day Mountain Roads motorcycle tour has proved over the years to be our most popular self-guided tour of the Canadian West. The route is designed to take you over the most scenic mountain roads of Western Canada and the Rockies. Depart from Vancouver and head east to the warm fruit and wine regions of the interior. Continue via Revelstoke, the Kootenay lakes and across the continental divide to Banff. Then discover the natural beauty and wildlife of the majestic Rocky Mountains and Yoho, Banff, and Jasper National Parks. Visit the tumbling falls in Wells Gray Park and cross the rugged Coastal Mountains to Whistler and scenic, vibrant Vancouver. Stay in cosy lodges and hotels, and enjoy the true hospitality of the West in an unforgettable two weeks.

Highlights

  • Vibrant Vancouver
  • Okanagan Valley
  • Kootenay Lake
  • Banff National Park
  • Lake Louise
  • Icefields Parkway
  • Wells Gray National Park
  • Sea to Sky Highway

Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Vancouver. We will transfer you by private limousine to our tour hotel. We will transfer you by private taxi to our tour hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to explore the highlights this beautiful city

CAN - MR1DAY 2 Vancouver - Kelowna (395km). ). After collecting your motorcycle, head east on the Trans-Canada Highway, following the Fraser River to the National historic centre at Fort Langley. Visit the Othello Tunnels in Hope, where Sylvester Stallone filmed First Blood, and ascend the Coquihalla Pass before arriving in the warm Okanagan Valley, famous for its sandy beaches, warm lakes, fruit orchards and wineries.s sandy beaches, warm lakes, fruit orchards and wineries.

DAY 3 Kelowna- Revelstoke (205-350km). A choice of rides awaits you today. Ride north to Shuswap Lake, visit the beach in Sicamous, and then ride through the Monashee Mountains to the historic Last Spike, where the Trans-Canadian railroad was completed in 1885. Alternatively take a longer twisty route through the Monashee range taking in big lakes with interesting little ferry crossings before you reach the friendly town of Revelstoke.

DAY 4 Revelstoke (50km). Free day. Start with a scenic 26-km ride to the top of Mt Revelstoke National Park, and explore the glaciers, mountain roads and cedar forests of Glacier National Park. You can also go canoeing, white water rafting, hiking or flightseeing (optional).

DAY 5 Revelstoke - Invermere (280km).Some spectacular riding today, the Trans-Canada Highway skirts Mt Revelstoke National Park before taking you through Glacier National Park to the historic town of Golden. Next it’s the Columbia Valley and the many lakes of the West Kootenays, and the natural hot springs at Radium before arriving at your pretty lakeside destination at Invermere.

Day 6 Invermere - Banff (155km). With an early start you may see bears, deer and eagles here in the trench between the Purcell and Rocky Mountains. Cross the continental divide, ride the Sinclair Canyon, see the Indian Paint Pots and Marble Canyon in Kootenay National Park. Then it’s on to Banff, one of the most scenic towns anywhere in the world with lots of things to do and see

Day 7 Banff (100km). Free day. Banff offers plenty of options. You can explore Lake Minnewanka, the Hoodoos and Bow Falls. Take the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain and soak in the hot springs. Or try your hand at horse riding, canoeing, hiking or mountain biking, perhaps finishing off the day with a tasty western dinner at Wild Bill's.

CAN - MR2Day 8 Banff – Jasper (285km). Today you ride what many consider to be one of the world's most scenic highways, the Icefields Parkway, flanked by snow-capped peaks, alpine lakes and forested valleys. See the Crowfoot Glacier and famous Peyto Lake, marvel at the azure blue waters of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, cross the Bow and Sunwapta Passes and stop at the Columbia Icefields Centre to take a ride or walk on a Glacier. Always keep an eye open for some of the diverse wildlife that frequently shows up on the roadside. All before a two night stay in Jasper National Park.

Day 9 Jasper (50km). Free day. You have full day to explore more of the Rockies and Jasper National Park today. We include a 90 minute morning cruise on Maligne Lake in our itinerary, which will give you plenty of time take the mountain road to Mount Edith Cavell, hike the Maligne Canyon, or ride the Sky Tram and have lunch on top of Whistler Mountain.

Day 10 Jasper - Clearwater (360km). The Yellowhead Highway takes you to the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Mount Robson, then through the Caribou Mountains to Clearwater and Wells Gray Park, where you can visit the cascading Dawson and Helmcken Falls.

Day 11 Clearwater (100km). Free day. A chance to explore the magnificent Wells Gray Park set in the heart of the Rockies. You can just feel the solitude!

Day 12 Clearwater - Whistler (350km). Continuing through the Caribou with its many fishing lakes and forests you pick up the Goldrush Trail to the Coastal Mountains, with 2 hours riding round mountain curves and through great scenery to the ski and summer resort of Whistler. Check out the magnificent Peak to Peak Gondola and take the ride if you dare.

Day 13 Whistler - Vancouver (140km). Ride the scenic Sea to Sky Highway along the Pacific Ocean to Vancouver. Visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge and maybe Grouse Mountain before heading into Vancouver via the beautiful Stanley Park.

Day 14 Vancouver (50km). Free day. Why not do some city sightseeing, Chinatown, Granville Island, Gastown and Robson Street will keep you entertained. Take the ferry to Vancouver Island and visit Victoria with its historic buildings, Fisgard lighthouse, go whale watching on the protected Pacific coastline or just relax in Stanley Park.

Day 15 Depart Vancouver. Return your motorcycle this morning. We give you a free trolley pass as there’s probably still time today for more sightseeing before your flight home.

Total distance   c. 2500 km

Dates    Daily, 01 May – 15 Oct

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Price includes:

  • 14 nights’ accommodation in 2, 3 and 4*hotels or motels (see table)
  • 13 days motorcycle rental, incl. Unlimited mileage, C$5 million 3rd party liability insurance, LDW insurance (excess C$2000-3000)
  • Taxes
  • Personalised roadbook with detailed tour description, maps and vouchers
  • Private transfer on arrival
  • Maligne Lake Cruise (for arrivals after 10 Jun. We include Jasper Tramway prior to this date)
  • Vancouver trolley pass
  • Toll-free phone assistance
  • Luggage storage.
  • Some breakfasts

Price excludes:

  • National parks entrance fees
  • Local inland ferries (These are not pre-bookable)
  • Meals unless shown
  • Fuel
  • Riding gear
  • Hotel-airport transfers - See our Pre-bookable extras table
  • Flights and travel insurance can be arranged by H-C Travel.

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Mountain Roads self-guided tour

 

 

 

Kawas KLR650  Honda CB500 FA Honda CB500 X

BMW F700GS Honda VT750 Kawas Versys  Suzuki DL650

BMW F800 GS/GT            Suzuki DL1000         Yamaha FJ 09
Honda VFR800
Honda Africa Twin        Yamaha FJ09       
 
H-D Superlow 1200T

BMW S1000XR BMW R1200RS  KTM 1190 Adv Yamaha FJR1300       

BMW R1200RT LC BMW R1200GS LC H-D Road King           

Passenger

Sgl rm suppl.

2,495.00

2,645.00

2,825.00

2,995.00

3,125.00

1,195.00

1,095.00

 

Pre-bookable extras

Basis

Price

Flights

Per person

POA

Travel insurance (UK residents only)

Per person

POA

UK Airport/hotel parking (UK only)

Per room per night

POA

End of tour airport transfer

Per taxi (max 3 people)

POA

Vancouver Hotel extra nights pre-tour

Per room per night

135

Vancouver Hotel extra nights post-tour

Per room per night

205

Upgrade to Superior hotels on 13 nights (Twin/Double)

Per Person

325

Upgrade to Superior hotels on 13 nights (Single)

Per person

625

 

Mountain Roads Tour Accommodation

 

Location

Nts

Standard

Notes

Superior

 

Vancouver

1

Ramada Inn & Suites Downtown

3*

Georgian Court Hotel

4*

Kelowna

1

Sandman Inn

2*

Prestige Inn

3*

Revelstoke

2

Sandman Inn

2*

Sutton Place Hotel

4*, B+B

Invermere

1

Copper Point Resort

4*

Copper Point Resort

4*

Banff

2

Mount Royal Hotel

3*

The Fox Hotel & Suites

3*+ B+B

Jasper

2

Lobstick Lodge

3*

Crimson Hotel

3*

Clearwater

2

Ace Western Motel

 

Clearwater Lodge

3*, B+B

Whistler

1

Aava Hotel

3*

Coast Blackcomb Suites

3*, B+B

Vancouver

1

Sylvia Hotel

3*

Georgian Court Hotel

4*

 

| Peak Performance | Mountain Roads | Western Bike Explorer | Canadian Gold Rush | Ride the Rockies |
| Tour 49 | Gaspesie | Quebec and Ontario | Gaspesie and Niagara Falls | Gaspesie, Quebec and Ontario |
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