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Biking Tunnel Mountain Banff National Park Noel Hendrickson

Biking in Banff and Lake Louise

Banff National Park features some of Canada’s most scenic roads and trails. Two wheels are the perfect way to explore, whether you want to take the family for a lakeside spin, tackle grueling road climbs, or enjoy the thrill of a tree-lined downhill trail. There are many options, both on-road and off-road, for cyclists of all ages and abilities.

The road and mountain biking season typically runs from May through to October, although some roads open up for cyclists earlier in the year. Fat biking is a fun option when snow is covering the trails and roads.

Whatever the season, weather in the mountains is unpredictable so make sure you are prepared with a repair kit, tools, and warm waterproof layers. You should also be aware of wildlife. Check Parks Canada’s website for more information about biking safety and wildlife advisories.

2021 Enhanced Cycling Offers

The Bow Valley Parkway 

The eastern section of the Bow Valley Parkway from Fireside day-use area to Johnston Canyon day-use area will continue to be closed throughout the summer to public vehicles. Providing an enhanced cycling experience on the 17km stretch of road.

Cyclists planning to use the Bow Valley Parkway should park at the Town of Banff Fenlands Recreation Centre or Train Station parking lots. Both are accessible via the Norquay Road entrance to the townsite. Learn more about parking in Banff National Park.

  • E-Biking


    Experience some of Banff National Parks most iconic biking routes with the help of a little extra pedal power thanks to the e-bikes built in motor.

    E-bikes are a great way to clock up those kilometers in a more leisurely fashion than traditional cycling and biking. Rent an e-bike and explore at your own pace or join a tour with a passionate local guide.

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  • Mountain Biking Trails

    Mountain Biking Trails

    Hit the dirt and pedal amongst jaw dropping peaks, deep blue lakes, and alpine meadows. You won't find many more scenic bike rides in the world than here.

    Banff National Park has more than 190 km of mountain bike trails for riders of all levels. Ride lakeside on smooth gravel paths or head further into the mountains on technical singletrack. Whatever your level of experience, two wheels are a thrilling way to experience Banff & Lake Louise’s rugged beauty.

    Trails to Ride
  • Road Cycling

    Road Cycling

    With some of the most scenic roads in the world, Banff & Lake Louise is a road cyclist’s dream destination.

    You will never forget the sensations of pedalling along the twisting, undulating roads of Banff National Park surrounded by soaring mountains and brilliant lakes. There are routes for all kinds of riders: from families and beginners wanting a gentle cruise to keen cyclists wanting to test their fitness.

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  • Fat Biking

    Fat Biking

    Floating across the snow on a bike through a silent, snow-laden forest is a beautiful experience.  

    Fat biking is a must-try winter sport. With massive tires giving surprising traction on snow, fat bikes allow two-wheeled exploration even when it’s white out. Take a spin around town or venture off-road. It’s a great way to enjoy fresh air and exercise on even the coldest of days.

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