4 Day Mountain Bikepacking Trip from Canmore to Kananaskis with a Hotel Stay and Spa/Hydrotherapy Session! June 30th to July 3rd
If you're up for a bike adventure, checking out a new area and wanting to try a longer mountain bike packing trip and enjoy the finer things in life then this trip is for you. We're cheating a bit and staying at a luxury hotel to have a hot shower and a night out with a great dinner and a big breakfast the next morning to help fuel and refresh us part way through the trip! Also included in this overnight stay is a visit to the world renowned Kananaskis Nordic Spa - complete with hot tubs, hydrotherapy pools, saunas and the option of booking a massage. You'll come home relaxed, rejuvenated and ready to plan your next bikepacking adventure. This trip is scheduled from June 30th to July 3rd.
We'll be staying at the Kananaskis Pomeroy Lodge for Canada Day on July 1st. The Pomeroy Lodge is a 4 star luxury hotel. We'll be celebrating in style by dining at one on of the Pomeroy Lodges excellent restaurants. The food is gourmet and guaranteed to impress you.
We'll travel within the majestic Rocky Mountains of Canada from beautiful Canmore, Alberta to Kananaskis Country and back over 4 days. You will be in awe of the jaw dropping Rocky Mountain scenery, and will come home relaxed, rejuvenated, and planning how you can move to the area. One of your guides is also a certified Yoga Instructor, who will take you through a yoga class on a daily basis.
You must be comfortable biking 35 km's a day with up to 1250 m's of elevation gain so a decent base level of fitness is required, as well as Intermediate to Strong Intermediate mountain bike handling skills (i.e. you are comfortable mountain biking on most moderate to darker blue Intermediate Mountain Biking Trails). There are some parts of the trail that will involve hiking your bike.
This is a guided and catered experience with guidance on mountain bike packing for those who don't have any experience with it. The trip takes place primarily on single track trails, so a mountain bike is required. Most of our guides use a dual suspension bike, but a hard tail mountain bike would also work well. We have partnerships set up with some awesome bike shops in Calgary and Canmore, so if you're flying in from out of town and would prefer to rent a bike vs bringing your own this can be arranged.
We are able to accommodate dietary restrictions, and have options available for those who are gluten intolerant, vegetarian and vegan. Our guides will prepare these delicious meals for you around the campfire so you can just sit back, relax and enjoy the experience. Get in touch if you have any dietary requirements and we'll get this sorted for you.
We will send you a gear list of what you'll need for the trip, as well as instruction and guidance on how to pack everything on your bike if you require it. It's ok if you haven't invested in bikepacking bags yet, as you can use a dry bag attached to your handle bars for this offering. Most of our trips are designed to give you a taste of bike packing in a fun, safe and supportive environment with our qualified guides who have an abundance of backcountry experience. Our bike packing trips operate on a 5 to 1 client to guide ratio, so you'll get lots of instruction and attention throughout the trip.
Our guides are experienced mountain bikers with a lot of backcountry experience in the Rocky Mountains in both summer and winter environments. They all possess at least the 80 hour Wilderness First Aid course or higher training. Some of Flow's guides are also certified Association of Canadian Mountain Guide (ACMG) hiking guides who are billingual (french and english), and possess their Professional Mountain Bike Instructor Level 1 and/or 2 training. They are also all very supportive, encouraging and generally just great relaxed and awesome people to be around. We know you'll feel right at home with them from the start.
If you're flying into Calgary for this trip, we can arrange to pick you up. You'll need to fly in the day before we leave for our adventure on two wheels, in order to allow time to put together your bike and prepare for the trip. It is suggested that you arrive at 3 pm or before so as to allow enough time to get organized. We have storage available too if you need to leave some luggage, your bike bag, etc. while we're off on our adventure.
We also have partnerships with local hotels in Canmore, Kananaskis Country and Calgary that offer discounts to Flow customers who would like to book accommodation before or after our Bikepacking trips. Please get in touch with us for the discount code. We also have partnerships with local bike shops, so if you're flying from other parts of the country or from overseas and would prefer to rent a bike for the trip, we can also get this sorted for you. And we have a partnership set up with a local bike packing gear company, offering discounts to Flow participants. Please refer to our partnership page for further information: https://www.flowbikeadventures.com/partnerships/
What is included with this trip:
A guided and catered bike packing experience in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Canada, with a 5 to 1 client to guide ratio.
Camping and park passes, as well as one night's accommodation at the Kananaskis Lodge (Based on double occupancy. Single occupancy is likely possible if booked early - please get in touch with us if you'd like to go with this option).
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinners (excluding Dinner and Breakfast at the Kananaskis Lodge).
Admission to the Kananaskis Nordic Spa.
Transfers from Calgary for those who are flying in from out of town, with storage available for extra luggage, bike bags, etc. We can also help you put together your bike upon arrival.
Support for those who are new to bike packing - we have an extensive gear list, as well as videos on bike packing gear and how to load gear onto your bike. We'll also be available the morning of our trip in order to help you set up your suspension based on the increased load from your gear.
What is not included in this trip:
Airfare to and from Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Dinner and Breakfast at the Kananaskis Lodge.
Travel, medical and trip cancellation insurance.
Mountain bike, personal mountain bike packing and camping gear.
Optional massage at the Kananaskis Lodge - please contact us if you'd like to book a massage and we will provide further information on this option.
Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or if you would like further information. We look forward to providing a unique mountain bike packing adventure in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Canada, and hope to help you find more Flow on your bike and in your life!!