From exploring two of the world’s most awe-inspiring mountain destinations in the Canadian Rockies to witnessing some of the world’s highest tides of Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia to experiencing quintessential French influence in Quebec City, the rural countryside in Canada’s most charming wine country in Niagara —or the peaceful countryside between Ottawa and Montréal offering miles of uninterrupted cycling through farmland and small villages in between—Canada begs to be explored. Join us on our Canadian cycling trips in Alberta, Nova Scotia, Québec, and Ontario. These cycling-friendly provinces provide scenic and historical points of interest as well as premier accommodations and local cuisine, with trips to stunning Banff and Jasper, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lunenburg, the famed tides of Bay of Fundy, quintessentially European Québec City, a ride on the acclaimed bike routes from Ottawa to Montreal, through the gorgeous Niagara Wine Country, and a weekend trip to Montreal. Experience the Good Life By Bike and Beyond on our collection of Canadian bicycle vacations.
The Jasper to Banff tour takes you on two of the greatest mountain roadways in the world - The Icefields Parkway and The Bow Valley Parkway. The route embraces everything a cyclist yearns for: long downhill stretches past snow-capped peaks, sweeping vistas, spectacular turquoise blue lakes, and two mountain passes – Sunwapta and Bow – that take you up to elevations in excess of 7,000 feet for breathtaking views.
Banff and Jasper National Parks have a rich heritage as two of the world’s most awe-inspiring mountain destinations. Ride past snow-capped peaks and hike along glistening glaciers and sweeping vistas, which are just part of the allure of the parks on this Canadian Rockies bike tour. Make your way from Banff to Jasper, witnessing unparalleled mountain scenery in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.
Québec City, and much of the French-speaking Province of Québec, feels worlds away despite its close proximity to the US. Routes closely trace rivers sailed by Frenchman Samuel de Champlain as he extended his exploration from Québec City, and the settlement he established there, southwest to Lake Champlain. The ride follows some of the oldest routes in North America, winding through small villages, past tidy farms, and by imposing churches that serve as centerpieces for their towns. The friendly Québécois speak some English but are always appreciative of even piecemeal attempts to communicate in French so, début practiquer votre Français maintenant!
Ottawa / Montréal
Explore two of Canada’s most cycling-friendly and culturally rich cities. Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, boasts an enviable network of scenic bike paths that parallel the city’s waterways and lead to major points of interest such as Parliament Hill, the locks of the Rideau Canal, and lively ByWard Market. The peaceful countryside between Ottawa and Montréal offers miles of uninterrupted cycling through farmland and small villages, both in Ontario and Québec. Ride the fabulous Lachine Canal bike path into Montréal where your boutique lodging in Old Montréal provides the perfect base from which to explore this vibrant city.
Ocean breezes, seaside towns, sandy shores, and fishing villages- Nova Scotia is the hidden gem of Canada. Savor some of the best seafood on the Atlantic Coast. Explore historic sites, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of old town Lunenburg. Experience the world’s highest tides of Bay of Fundy and the innovative dykelands that contain them. Cycle through the stunning countryside, past the sapphire blues of the Atlantic Ocean in Mahone Bay, Blue Rocks and Lahave Island on this Nova Scotia Bicycle Tour.
Buffalo, New York
Tour one of the world’s top wine regions on bike paths and country roads that are as relaxing as they are scenic. These peaceful byways are lined with vineyards, farms, orchards, and waterways that traverse the land nestled between Lakes Ontario and Erie. Ice wine put the Niagara Wine Country on the map and now the region’s Bordeaux and Burgundy-styled wines are making their mark in the worldwide arena. Fall in love with Niagara-on-the-Lake, the “prettiest town in Canada.” Follow the Niagara River Recreation Trail to a lovely park overlooking the greatest waterfall in North America—Niagara Falls. Enjoy private wine tastings at a variety of unique and highly regarded wineries, dine on some of the top cuisine in Canada, and unwind in luxurious wine country inns.