The Best of the Canadian Rockies – 9 Day Express2022-06-13T02:55:37+00:00

The Best of the Canadian Rockies – 9 Day Express

This looped motorcycle tour hits all the highlights of western Canada and the magnificent Rocky Mountains. There are no rest days on this tour as we are riding every day. This is a motorcycle route for those who want to ride!
This 9 day itinerary offers a simpler version of our 12 day loop. We keep the guide on the motorcycle, but leave the chase truck at home.

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CAD $5,995

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DURATION

9

DISTANCE 2400 km / 1500 mi

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PRICES AND DATES

Prices

CAD$5,995 with BMW F750GS (Regular or lowered) and Shared Accommodations

OPTIONS

  • Passenger price +CAD $3,995

  • BMW R1250GS +CAD $315

  • Solo Room: +CAD $1,120
  • Discount for own bike: Remove CAD$1155
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Includes

  • All highlights as noted

  • 8 nights accommodation

  • All meals

  • Guide on motorcycle
  • Park entrance fees and tolls
  • Airport transfers
  • Motorcycle rental with basic insurance

  • Dedicated office staff for trip planning
  • Road book for day-to-day routing
  • The BEST welcome pack in the motorcycle touring world!
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Excludes

  • Visas, pre-trip medical items, trip & medical insurance

  • Personal travel to or from Tour
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Fuel
  • Staff and local guide gratuities

Dates

2022
June 25 – July 3 | Open
July 23 – 31 | Open

2023
June 3 – 11 | Open
July 8 – 16 | Open

ITINERARY

DAY 1

Kelowna
No riding.
Accommodation in hotel.

Arrival in Kelowna. We will arrange for your pickup from the airport and brought to our hotel. Our first meeting will be at 3pm to go over any paperwork for the trip and to make introductions to your fellow riders and crew.

DAY 2

Nelson
400km.
Accommodation near Nelson.

Easy day to start our journey as we leave the Okanagan Lake and her orchards, heading east over the Monashee Pass. We take the Needles Ferry to Nakusp and loop around several provincial parks before reaching Nelson for the night.

DAY 3

Banff
500km.
Accommodation near Banff

Another free ferry and one of the top-rated motorcycle roads in western Canada greet us on this day, our longest riding day of the trip. Stopping near the German-themed town of Kimberly for lunch, then north to Kootenay National Park, over the continental divide and onto a late afternoon arrival into Banff.

DAY 4

Jasper
300km
Accommodation near Jasper

The Icefields Parkway between Banff and Jasper is a world class stunner, and National Geographic has called it ‘One of the World’s Most Spectacular Drives’. Less than 300 kms separate the two national parks, but the ride will take most of the day due to scenic mountains and jade-coloured lakes as backdrops for photos, including Lake Louise.

We will visit the Athabasca Glacier and take a tour up onto the glacier sheet, as well as check in at Athabasca Falls. It is best not to rush this one and we will arrive in Jasper in late afternoon. Those interested in some more local visiting will go with the guide to check out Maligne Lake. We will sleep in Jasper, a very walkable, small town that has a great little museum!

DAY 5

Mr Robson
425km
Accommodation near 70 Mile House

Soon after leaving Jasper we get to the Yellowhead pass, and return to the province of British Columbia, and in less than an hour we will arrive at the Mt Robson Visitor Centre, allowing us to appreciate the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies, and the headwaters of the mighty Fraser River. Continuing through Valemount and Blue River, we will sneak our way to near Hwy 97 to try our hand at catching rainbow trout at our lodge this night and sitting around a roaring campfire to talk about the one that got away.

DAY 6

Whistler
350km
Accommodation near Whistler

Leaving early to make the most of this day, we get to experience the majestic Duffy Lakes Road on the way to Whistler, the site of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. We plan to arrive in the early afternoon, to allow some exploring of the nearby mountains for hiking, photography, or wandering the town.

DAY 7

Stanley Park, Vancouver
140km
Accommodation near Vancouver

Today is the most well-known driving road in BC, the Sea to Sky Highway, Highway 99. For us we will be going from Sky to Sea, as we descend from the mountains on oceanside, twisty roads, finishing with a loop of Stanley Park in Vancouver before checking into the hotel. The road is not long, less than 150 kms, but we will be sure stop at our favourite rest and photo stops to ensure you can document this day’s rides for your friends.

If you are motivated, city-aficionados can take the water taxi to Granville Island and the boutique shops there, or the up class shopping on nearby downtown, Gastown, Yaletown, or Kitsilano. Beach lovers only have to walk across the road to get to the beach!

DAY 8

Othello Tunnels
400km
Accommodation in Kelowna

Our last riding day brings us through the fertile Fraser Valley, and a stop at Othello Tunnels. These tunnels were cut from the granite cliffs in 1914 by the Canadian Pacific Railway connecting the Kootenays to the coast. Five impressive tunnels were cut out as part of the Kettle Valley Railway grade.

Our last stretch will continue over the Coquihalla highway, and back down to Lake Okanagan and Kelowna. We will check in the bikes, get cleaned up and head out with your new riding friends for one last great meal.

DAY 9

Fly Out

Breakfast at your leisure and check out by 10am. We will transfer to you the airport for your flight home, or help with any additional travel needs. Why not rent the bike for a few more days and explore more? We are happy to help make all the details.

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