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Mountain Roads Self Guided Motorcycle 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.

 

This tour can also start/finish in Calgary on our Authorised Harley-Davidson rental motorcycles – please ask for prices.

 

“Quiet empty roads…A very well organised self-guided tour”

Mark Boulton, UK, 2015

 

Total distance c. 2500 km

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Highlights

  • Vibrant Vancouver
  • The Okanagan Valley
  • Kootenay National Park
  • 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 taxi to our tour hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to explore the highlights this beautiful city.

  • Day 2: Vancouver - Kelowna (395 km).

    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.

  • Day 3: Kelowna- Revelstoke (205-350 km).

    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 (50 km).

    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 (280 km).

    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 near 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 (100 km).

    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.

  • Day 8: Banff – Jasper (285 km).

    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 (50 km).

    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 (315 km).

    The Yellowhead Highway takes you to the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Mount Robson, then through the Caribou Mountains. Allow time to take a lake safari in the pristine wilderness before continuing along the Thompson River to Clearwater and Wells Gray Park.

  • Day 11: Clearwater (100 km).

    Free day. A chance to explore the magnificent Wells Gray Park, set in the heart of the Caribou Mountains. You can just feel the solitude in 530,000 hectares of unspoiled wilderness. Visit Dawson Falls where the Murtle River plunges more than 18 metres, the Devil's Punch Bowl where the force of water has pounded holes into the rocks, and Helmcken Falls, 3 times the height of Niagara Falls! Ride out into the BC Lake District or try some horse-riding, fishing, hiking, golf, kayaking, or whitewater rafting. You can just feel the solitude!

  • Day 12: Clearwater - Whistler (350 km).

    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 (140 km).

    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 (50 km).

    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

Our motorcycles

For our selection of motorcycles please see the Vancouver and Victoria Motorcycle rentals section of our Canada Motorcycles Rentals page.

Dates & Prices
Daily, 07 May – 10 Oct
Prebookable Extras

 Prebookable extras Basis Price
Flights Per person POA
Travel insurance (EU residents only) Per person POA
Airport/hotel parking (UK only) Per room per night POA
Hotel pre/post tour with breakfast Per room per night £208-£284
Hotel – airport transfer post-tour Per taxi (max 3 people) POA
Optional $0 CDW Per motorcycle £130
   Kawa KLR650 Honda CB500FA Honda Rebel Honda NC750X
Suzuki DL650
Suzuki SV650
Yamaha FZ6R
BMW F700GS Lo
BMW F750GS
H-D Street
Triumph America
Triumph Bonneville
Triumph SS
BMW F850GS
H-D Classic
Honda Africa Twin Suzuki DL1000
Triumph Tiger 800 Yamaha Tracer
BMW S1000XR
BMW R1250RS
H-D Touring
Ducati MultiS 950
Triumph Tiger 1200
Yamaha S Tenere
Yamaha FJR1300    
BMW R1250RT
BMW R1250GS
Ducati MultiS 1260
Rider £2,245 – £2,725 £2,445 – £2,925 £2,545 – £3,025 £2,645 – £3,125 £2,745 – £3,245 £2,945 – £3,445
Passenger £1,095 – £1,575 £1,095 – £1,575 £1,095 – £1,575 £1,095 – £1,575 £1,095 – £1,575 £1,095 – £1,575
Single room suppl.  £1,095 – £1,575  £1,095 – £1,575  £1,095 – £1,575  £1,095 – £1,575  £1,095 – £1,575  £1,095 – £1,575
Superior upgrade pp £525 – £625  £525 – £625  £525 – £625  £525 – £625  £525 – £625  £525 – £625
Single room upgrade £925 – £1,125 £925 – £1,125 £925 – £1,125 £925 – £1,125 £925 – £1,125 £925 – £1,125
Optional CDW/SLI £202 £202 £253 £253 £303 £303
Optional CDW/SLI, H-D only     £538 £538 £538  

What's included and What's not?

Our tour price includes

  • 14 nights’ accommodation, 2* - 4*
  • 13 days motorcycle rental, incl. unlimited mileage, basic insurance, breakdown assistance package
  • Taxes
  • Personalised roadbook with detailed tour description, maps and vouchers
  • Toll-free phone assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Breakfasts as indicated
  • Superior tour also includes: Private transfer on arrival
  • Superior tour also includes: Vancouver trolley pass
  • Superior tour also includes: Maligne Lake Cruise for arrivals after 10 Jun. We include Jasper Tramway prior to this date

OUR TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • C$5 million 3rd party liability insurance, LDW insurance (excess C$2000-3000) – pre-bookable
  • National parks entrance fees
  • Local inland ferries (these are not pre-bookable)
  • Meals unless shown
  • Fuel
  • Riding gear
  • Hotel-airport transfer - pre-bookable
  • Flights and specialist travel insurance can be arranged by H-C Travel

Pre-bookable options

  • Flights (we are an ATOL bonded, UK company)
  • Specialist Travel insurance for motorcyclists (EU residents only)
  • Pre and post tour accommodation and tours
  • UK airport hotels and parking

Our Accommodation

Location Nts Lite Superior
Vancouver 1 Sandman Suites on Davie Wedgewood Hotel
Kelowna 1 Sandman Inn Prestige Beach House
Revelstoke 2 Sandman Inn Sutton Place Hotel
Invermere 1 Copper Point Resort Copper Point Resort
Banff 2 Ptarmigan Inn The Fox Hotel
Jasper 2 Lobstick Lodge Crimson Hotel
Clearwater 2 Ace Western Motel Clearwater Lodge
Whistler 1 Whistler Village Inn Hilton Whistler Resort
Vancouver 2 Sandman Suites on Davie Wedgewood Hotel

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