The Rocky Mountains create a dramatic backdrop for bicycle tours in Alberta and British Columbia.

Cycling on the Icefields Parkway between Jasper and Banff is divine, as is hiking in the alpine meadows and national park trails along the same route. A little further west, cycling along the Kettle Valley Railway to Okanagan wineries makes a great bicycle holiday. Much of the route is traffic-free, and you can cool off in Okanagan Lake near Penticton. If you prefer coastal scenery, Vancouver Island is a magical place for a bike tour or a walking holiday, and the old growth forests here add some primal pleasure to the inland parts.


British Columbia: Vancouver Island Hiking Tour

Five nights; six days of self-guided inn to inn walking on the Salish Shores of Vancouver Island, through impressive old growth forest and along coastal trails.


British Columbia: Vancouver Island Bike Tour

Six nights; seven days of biking on British Columbia's "Spirit Loop", following the finest coastal roads and an optional portion of the Cowichan Valley Trail.

3 happy cyclists on a traffic free cycling path with Freewheeling Adventures in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia.

British Columbia: Okanagan & Kettle Valley Railway Bike Tour

Six nights; six days of cycling, with opportunities for hiking and extras. Most of this bike tour follows the Kettle Valley Rail Trail past dozens of excellent vineyards and wineries, and across 18 trestles.

Easy, Moderate

Alberta: Jasper to Banff Bike Tour

Five nights; Six days of challenging cycling on the paved, broad-shouldered Icefields Parkway, with an optional day of hiking in the peaks behind Lake Louise.