Ride The Rockies and Best of BC – 12 Days

Total riding distance 2,673 km / 1,661 miles.

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An epic 12-day motorcycle journey we’ve got planned in Canada.

Ride in 2 Canadian Provinces (Alberta & British Columbia)

Start your engines in Calgary, the gateway to the Rockies. The open road beckons as you head towards Banff, the jewel of the Canadian Rockies. The wind in your fur and the scenic views will set the tone for the adventure ahead.

Next stop: Jasper! This is where the real magic of the Rockies unfolds. Towering mountains, pristine lakes, and the sense of being one with nature – it’s a rider’s paradise. Don’t forget to share a nod with fellow riders you encounter on these winding roads.

As you cruise towards Clearwater, prepare for a change in scenery. The roads might open up, but the beauty doesn’t fade. Clearwater offers a serene atmosphere, perfect for reflecting on the road behind and the one ahead.

Kelowna welcomes you with its twisty roads and the promise of a wine tour at Grape Savvy wines. The taste of local wines, the scent of vineyards, and the hum of your motorcycle – a sensory symphony.

Embark on the Rock Creek Loop for a roller coaster ride through nature’s wonders. The twists and turns will keep your adrenaline pumping, and the scenic vistas will be a feast for your teddy bear eyes.

A haven for bikers, Nakusp offers the Riders Retreat – a place to recharge and share tales of the road. The camaraderie of fellow riders and the warmth of the retreat will make for unforgettable memories.

Navigate through the Kootenays, where every turn reveals a new postcard-worthy view. The winding roads and lush landscapes create a mesmerising journey.

As you approach the end of your adventure, traverse the historic Crowsnest Pass. Witness the haunting beauty of Frank Slide, a stark reminder of the power of nature.

DEPARTURE / RETURN LOCATIONCalgary / Calgary

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Itinerary

Day 01: Calgary – Arrival Calgary, Alberta

If flying to Calgary, take the complimentary shuttle from the airport to our hotel. Check-in and then walk over and pick up your bike rental at Calgary Harley-Davidson, located across the street from our hotel. Connect with the crew from our local operator, Freedom Biker Tours. This evening, we will have a meet-and-greet, including a welcome dinner, orientation and briefing hosted by Freedom Biker Tours.

Accommodation: Sandman Signature Hotel and Suites Calgary Airport.

Included Meals: Dinner

Day 02: Cowboy Trail, Longview, Highwood Pass and Banff (Riding day 1: 414 km/ 258 miles)

Kickstands up at 08:30 am. Full tank and empty bladder. It’s time to get outta’ Dodge and hit the road. We’ll mount up and head southwest on the Cowboy Trail eventually cruising south to Longview where we will fuel up and stop for a visit and lunch at the biker-friendly Twin Cities Saloon. It gets really interesting from here as we ride northwest into the Rocky Mountains and Kananaskis Country. We’ll cruise the Highwood Pass, the highest paved road in Canada which is closed half the year. We’ll enjoy the majestic mountain scenery and likely some wildlife. We’ll eventually pop out onto the Trans-Canada Highway so everybody gets accustomed to traffic and riding where we rest for the night. Dinner tonight is at the brand new ‘Fat Ox of Banff’ restaurant located in our hotel.

Accommodation: High Country Inn.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 03: Banff Gondola and A Day in Banff

We get to sleep in a little bit, and breakfast is on your own this morning. Mid-morning we’ll meet in the hotel’s lobby and head over to the launching area of the Banff Gondola. We’ll board the Gondola cars and ride high up to the summit of Sulphur Mountain where we’ll be amazed at the views of six surrounding mountain ranges, the Bow Valley, and the Town of Banff. Enjoy the Banff Interpretive Centre and learn about the history and other interesting facts of Canada’s first National Park. There is grab-and-go fare at Castle Mountain Coffee Shop for those who want to enjoy something while up at the peak. After our mountain-top experience, we’ll head back down to the Gondola base and back to the Town of Banff. The rest of the day is yours to wander the Town of Banff and relax. Dinner is on your own tonight, and Freedom Biker Tours can recommend lots of fun places to eat.

Accommodation: High Country Inn.

Included Meals: N/A

Day 04: Bow Valley Parkway, Ice Fields Parkway and Jasper (Riding day: 293 km/ 182  miles)

Kickstands up at 08:30 am. Full tank and empty bladder. Today we ride along the scenic Bow Valley Parkway enjoying the majestic scenery as we eventually connect with the Ice Fields Parkway heading north towards Jasper. Along the way, we’ll stop for a BBQ lunch at Saskatchewan River Crossing’s Parkway Pub. After lunch, we’ll continue riding north along the parkway. We’ll stop and enjoy the Columbia Icefields Adventure; a unique and iconic experience as we step out onto the Athabasca Glacier. Our ride then takes us further north along the Parkway and into the world-famous town of Jasper where we’ll stop for the night. Dinner tonight is at a surprise location.

Accommodation: Mount Robson Inn

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 05: Wells Gray Provincial Park, Helmcken Falls & Clearwater (Riding day: 400 km/ 249  miles)

Kickstands up at 08:30 am. Full tank and empty bladder. This morning we ride southwest through Valemount and Blue River and into Wells Gray Provincial Park, an area famous for outdoor adventure enthusiasts. On the way, we’ll stop in Blue River for a stretch and a picnic lunch. Continuing southwest to the Town of Clearwater, as we arrive, we’ll turn right and head north into Wells Gray Provincial Park and enjoy the scenery as we cruise the twists and turns of the park road to arrive at and view the majestic Helmcken Falls. We’ll then ride back into Town where we’ll rest for the night. Dinner tonight is at the delicious Hop ‘N’ Hog Tap & Smokehouse.

Accommodation: Quality Inn and Suites.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner

Day 06: Kamloops, Thompson River Valley & Kelowna (Ride day: 301 Km / 187 Miles

Kickstands up at 08:30 am. Full tank and empty bladder. Today we ride south to the Thompson River Valley and through the outskirts of the City of Kamloops at the forks of the mighty Thompson River. From there we ride southeast through the rich farmlands of the North Okanagan Valley to the Town of Falkland for a snack and refreshments at the biker-friendly Falkland Pub. After lunch, we ride east a short way and then turn south cruising along the fun, twisty and motorcycle popular Westside Road with spectacular lake and mountain views as we cruise into West Kelowna along the west shore of Okanagan Lake. Finally, we’ll cross the floating bridge into the City of Kelowna, where we will rest for the night. Dinner tonight is at Mickie’s Pub in our hotel.

Accommodation: Ramada By Wyndham Kelowna Hotel & Conference Centre.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: Rock Creek Loop (Ride day: 245 Km / 152 Miles)

Kickstands up at 08:30 am. Full tank and empty bladder. This morning, we ride southeast from Kelowna on Highway 33, passing near Big White Ski Resort and continuing south to Beaverdell and Rock Creek in the Boundary Region. In Beaverdell we’ll take a stop n’ stretch and then continue on to Rock Creek and stop for lunch along the river at the biker-friendly Prospector Pub. From there we ride west on Highway 3 over the Anarchist Summit and down into Osoyoos stopping to marvel at the amazing views along the way. Osoyoos is a desert landscape at the southern end of the Canadian portion of the Okanagan Valley and is located on the border with Washington State. Lake Osoyoos is the warmest body of fresh water in Canada. It sits half in Canada and half in the USA. From Osoyoos we’ll ride north on Highway 97 and cruise through vineyard-rich wine country and along the shores of Skaha Lake emerging into the City of Penticton which sits at the southern end of Okanagan Lake. We rest in Penticton for two nights in rooms with beautiful lake views. Dinner tonight is lakeside at the Barking Parrot Bar at our hotel.

Accommodation: Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre. (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner included)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 08: A Morning in Penticton & Afternoon Wine Tour

We get to sleep in a little bit, and breakfast is on your own this morning. A day off the bikes today to enjoy summertime in the South Okanagan. Across the street from the hotel is the Penticton Open-Air Community Market and Farmer’s Market open from 08:30 am – 1:00 pm. The largest community market in the Okanagan. We encourage you to stroll through the market, engage the vendors, and enjoy some free time. This afternoon, we’ll participate in an Okanagan favourite, a Wine Tour with Grape Savvy Wine Tours that includes lunch. Dinner is on your own tonight with plenty of walking distance options to choose from.

Accommodation: Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre. (Lunch included)

Included Meals: Lunch

Day 09: From the Okanagan to the Kootenays (Ride day: 309 Km / 192 Miles)

Kickstands up at 08:30 am. Full tank and empty bladder. Today we ride north up Highway 97, the spine of the Okanagan Valley, along the shores of Okanagan Lake to Kelowna and Vernon where we turn right and ride scenic Highway 6 east into the Kootenay Region. We’ll traverse rich farmlands and scenic mountains, and cross Lower Arrow Lake on a cable ferry from Needles to Fauquier. We’ll eventually ride into the Town of Nakusp and our stop for the night is at Rider’s Retreat, a Biker exclusive campground that is more like ‘Glamping’ for Bikers. We’ll enjoy a cookout dinner and some relaxing time around the campfire.

Accommodation: Rider’s Retreat. (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 10: The Kootenays (Ride day: 322 Km / 200 Miles)

Kickstands up at 08:30 am. Full tank and empty bladder. Today we ride south to New Denver enjoying the scenic mountain and lake views as we traverse some of the best motorcycling roads in Canada. Our ride takes us along the twists and turns of Highway 31A to the lakeside Town of Kaslo. From there, we cruise south along Kootenay Lake passing through Ainsworth Hot Springs and enjoying the twists and turns of the road as we experience spectacular lake and mountain vistas along the way. We’ll enjoy a 35-minute Kootenay Bay ferry ride from Balfour to Crawford Bay and then continue riding south along the lake to the Town of Creston home of the Columbia Brewing Company, makers of the popular Kokanee Beer. From there, we ride east to the City of Cranbrook where we’ll rest for the night. Dinner tonight is at the Firehall Kitchen and Tap.

Accommodation: Days Inn By Wyndham Cranbrook Conference Centre. (Breakfast and Dinner included)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner

Day 11: Crowsnest Pass, Frank Slide & Calgary (Ride day: 389 Km / 242 Miles)

Kickstands up at 08:30 am. Full tank and empty bladder. Today we ride east along the Crowsnest Highway through the Crowsnest Pass with a stop at the Frank Slide lookout. Continuing on, we’ll cruise back into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and into the Province of Alberta. We’ll ride north through the foothills to the Town of Longview and back into the City of Calgary from the south. Tonight, you’re invited to a farewell dinner at Moxie’s Restaurant & Bar where we can laugh, relax, reminisce, and enjoy fond memories of our experiences from the past week’s ride.

Accommodation: Sandman Signature Hotel & Suites Calgary Airport.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner

Day 12: Depart for Home or Wherever Your Next Adventure Takes You…

You’re pretty much on your own today, but our local operator, Freedom Biker Tours’ crew will be hanging around to help and say goodbye. 

Please note that we reserve the right to remain adaptable to unforeseen circumstances and weather conditions that may arise while on tour; the daily schedule may be adjusted accordingly. The client’s tour remains paramount; we will ensure the tour meets your fullest expectations. 


Tour dates.

TourDate fromDate toBooking deadline
Ride The Rockies and Best of BC22-Jun-243-Jul-2422-Apr-24

Prices (CAD) Canadian Dollars

We supply the Harley Davidson Motorcycle/s. *

PeopleMotorcycleRoomFrom in CAD per person
21 Harley DavidsonTwin / Double$8,969.00
11 Harley DavidsonSingle$12,875.00
22 Harley DavidsonsTwin / Double$10,575.00

Bring your Motorcycle/s. **

PeopleMotorcycleRoomFrom in CAD per person
21 Motorcycle (yours)Twin / Double$7,635.00
11 Motorcycle (yours)Single$10,209.00
22 Motorcycles (yours)Twin / Double$7,909.00

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Inclusions and Exclusions.

INCLUDEDHarley Davidson Rental on the We supply the Harley Davidson Motorcycle/s. *
11 Night’s Accommodation
25 Meals
Fuel
Park Fees
Attraction Fees
Excursion Fees
Guide
Support Vehicle with water, snacks, first aid kit and luggage
All Taxes Except Tour Sales Tax.
NOT INCLUDEDHarley Davidson Rental on the Bring your Motorcycle/s. **
Airfare
Tour Sales Tax (More details when you are booking)
Anything not listed in “INCLUDED” above

Further information for We supply the Harley Davidson Motorcycle/s. *

Motorcycle rental includes choice of the following Harley Davidson models, so book early to ensure your preferred model is subject to availability at the time of reservation.  
•    Electra Glide Ultra Limited
•    Road Glide Ultra Limited
•    Street Glide Special
•    Road Glide Special
•    Road King
•    Heritage Softail
All rental bikes come with driver floorboards, saddle bags, passenger backrest, passenger foot pegs or floorboards and highway pegs. 

A Driver’s Backrest is available for a flat rate one-time charge of CAD50.00 at the discretion of the renter and must be purchased at the time of the initial reservation.  

Included with the bike rental is the following:
•    Roadside Assistance
•    Insurance
•    Unlimited Mileage
•    Helmets and Rain Gear

Damage Deposit
A per bike damage deposit of CAD $2,500 is required for each rental at the time of pick-up. Calgary Harley-Davidson will take this deposit in the form of a pre-authorization on the tour participant’s credit card. This is not a charge, merely a pre-authorization. When the bike is returned with no damage, the pre-authorization will be released. 


To find out about our Canadian Partner go to https://www.freedombikertours.com


The above information should be taken as a guide only as things can change. If you have any questions, please contact us at Ride The World Motorcycle Tours.

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