Pedalling hard, you reach the crest and plummet down the other side. Looking at the vast river valley spread out below, you know it was well worth the ride. Adrenaline pumping and wind whistling in your ears, you take the rise at the bottom and catch some air.
Two wheels will take you places where four wheels could never go. Hop on a bike and go for the morning, or plan an entire road trip. In terrain that varies from flatlands to rolling foothills to mountain passes, we have plenty of trails and wide-shouldered roadways. You’ll find countless scenic treasures off the beaten track. Challenge yourself to some extreme mountain biking, or pedal leisurely through an alpine meadow, a boreal forest or beneath an endless prairie sky.
Road cycling is an increasingly popular sport. The Tour of Alberta has become an annual affair. Favourites with locals and visitors are the GranFondo Banff and the Banff National Park Bike Fest. On every cyclist’s bucket list is the Icefields Parkway, billed as one of the most scenic rides in the world.