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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.

Banff Avenue Bike Valet

The free bike valet is open from 10 am to 6:30 pm and located on Banff Avenue in front of the Banff Visitor Centre (224 Banff Ave.). Visitors and locals alike can drop off, leave and then collect their bicycles during operating hours for a secure bike storage option while exploring the town. The bike valet is operated in partnership with the Town of Banff and Parks Canada by members of the Banff & Lake Louise Tourism Visitor Services team. 

Bow Valley Parkway Cycling Experience

Enjoy car free, road cycling along a 17 km stretch of the Bow Valley Parkway from the Fireside Day Use area to Johnston Canyon. This stretch of the road will be closed to vehicles seven days a week in the spring and fall from May 1 to June 25, and from September 1 to September 30. 

Visitors and cyclists using the Bow Valley Parkway can park their vehicles at the Banff Train Station parking lot accessible via the Mount Norquay Road entrance to the townsite. 

Vehicle access to Johnston Canyon remains available via the Castle Junction interchange on the TransCanada Highway.

  • 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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  • 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
  • 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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