Montana

Glacier National Park Cycling Tour

Bucket-list riding in Montana’s spectacular backyard
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  • From $3195
  • Location Whitefish, MT, USA
  • Duration 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Rider Level 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

Experience the ruggedly beautiful Glacier National Park by bike.

The Cycling House crew calls Montana home, and we love to show off our breathtaking backyard. During this six-day cycling tour of Glacier National Park, you’ll experience some of the best routes the area has to offer. Going-to-the-Sun Road is a true bucket-list ride, surrounded by dramatic views of u-shaped valleys, mountain lakes and waterfalls. The other road routes throughout the Flathead Valley are world-class as well. Off the bike, you can explore charming downtown Whitefish, sample local craft beer, hike on Whitefish Trail or take a gondola ride to the top of Whitefish Mountain Resort. No matter how many times you return to this special part of Montana, you’ll discover something different and uniquely beautiful each time.

Highlights

  • Six days of guided, supported rides through Glacier National Park and the Flathead Valley
  • Comfy, plush accommodations at Whitefish Lake Lodge
  • Chef-prepared, daily meals featuring local Montana produce 
  • Enjoy one of America’s bucket-list routes: Going-to-the-Sun Road 
  • Explore downtown Whitefish, Montana 
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Food

Using locally sourced ingredients, The Cycling House chefs create clean and delicious meals to fuel your week of riding. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all included and served family-style to foster camaraderie with fellow riders. Each meal is inventive and diverse – often inspired by our chefs’ global travels – and focuses on lean proteins, leafy greens and root vegetables. We prepare food specifically for endurance athletes and accommodate all dietary preferences and restrictions. 

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Accommodations

Wake up to stunning views of pristine Whitefish Lake and the surrounding mountains at Whitefish Lake Lodge in Northwestern Montana. We rent 2-3 luxury homes within close proximity of one another and use one home for all of our meals. The homes are a short walk from the lake and the main Whitefish Lake Lodge, where you’ll find a coffee dock, tiki bar, pool and hot tub.

ITINERARY

We’ll shuttle riders from Glacier International Airport (FCA) to our home base at Whitefish Lake Lodge, where we’ll settle into the Whitefish Lake Lodge Luxury Homes. Our chefs will have lunch ready upon arrival, and we’ll get the bikes built and rental bikes fit so we can head out for an afternoon spin. We’ll end the evening with introductions and a camp briefing.

Today’s ride:

Arrival day spin: 21 miles, 1,009 feet of climbing

Our first big ride day is on one of the most beautiful roads in North America. We’ll head through Glacier National Park and be rewarded with breathtaking views of u-shaped valleys, mountain lakes, rivers, glaciers and one of the most complete ecosystems in the world. Going-to-the-Sun Road really begins to climb around 25 miles into the ride, with the bulk of the climb totaling just under 11 miles. It gains over 3,000 feet of elevation at an average grade of 5.3%. The views only get better as each pedal stroke takes you closer to the summit of Logan Pass and the Continental Divide.

Today’s ride:

Going-to-the-Sun:
Shorter route: 51 miles, 2,890 feet of climbing
Longer route: 80 miles, 3,934 feet of climbing

After our epic queen stage, we’ll enjoy a casual Flathead Valley coffee shop ride.

Today’s ride:

Valley Cruise
Shorter route: 15 miles, 404 feet of climbing
Longer Route: 29 miles, 1,137 feet of climbing
Long + Whitefish Mountain Climb: 29 miles, 2,137 feet of climbing

This route is a Montana gem that not very many riders get to enjoy. It’s remote and wild! We’ll ride around the 90-mile-long Lake Koocanusa, offering riders a short (50-79 miles) or long (104 miles) option for the day. It’s a big, beautiful day with very little traffic. 

Today’s ride:

Lake Koocanusa:
Shorter options: 50-79 miles, 3,000-4,305 feet of climbing

Longer route: 104 miles, 6,516 feet of climbing

This is a highlight ride for Whitefish! We start in the valley southwest of town, where you’ll ride through mustard grasses, horse ranches and meadows frequented by elk. We’ll start climbing up to Star Meadows as cars and civilization begin to disappear. Where the road turns to dirt is where we usually turn around to enjoy a fun and fast descent back to Whitefish.

Today’s ride:

Star Meadows:
49 miles, 2,561 feet of climbing

Checkout is at 11 a.m., and we’ll be running shuttles to Glacier International Airport.

Today’s plan:

Departure day shuttles.

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DETAILS

What's Included

  • 5 nights/6 days accommodations at Whitefish Lake Lodge
  • Airport transfers to/from Glacier Park International Airport 
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) for 6 days
  • Mechanical support (including bike build and breakdown)
  • Professional trip guides
  • Daily sag support
  • Ride nutrition products
  • High-quality ride photos

What’s Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Bike rentals
  • Café stops
  • Gratuity for guides
  • Personal shopping 
  • +$ for single room supplement (depending on availability)

Optional Activities

  • Core/stretching sessions
  • Trail runs or hikes
  • Gondola ride at Whitefish Mountain Resort
  • Local beer tasting

Questions?

Have more questions? View our FAQ page or call us at 406-219-1318.
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BIKE OPTIONS

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Rent A Bike

Traveling through the airport with a bike—and paying for it to fly—is not everyone’s idea of a fun way to start a vacation. Fortunately, we offer high-quality, full carbon bikes on all of our trips across the United States and Europe. Want to just show up and ride? Just bring your shoes, pedals, helmet, and saddle (if you want), and rent one of ours.

Available this trip:
cervelo c3 cycling house bike rental
C3 Ultegra
Manufacturer: Cervelo
Type: Road
Cost: $250 / trip
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Bring Your Own

Your bike is yours—we get it. Bringing your own bike has obvious advantages in terms of individual comfort. Before your trip, we suggest getting a tune-up at your local bike shop so it’s ready to roll for your week of riding. Once you arrive, we’ll be sure to have our mechanics build it and help with any necessary tweaks. Check out some helpful resources here:

Shipping your bike

Flying with your bike.

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Skip The Bike

If you or your travel partner want to enjoy the trip and explore a new destination without a bike, drop us a line and we’ll discuss options. Some trips are better suited for non-rider participants than others.

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Johanna A., Vista, CA
July 16, 2019
This was the first time I took a tour with this company and all I can say is that I hope to do many more- It was great! Very casual and it felt like we were one big happy family. Thank you for all you did - your guys were great!
Eldon B., Del Rio, TX
July 25, 2019
I've been on nearly 10 trips with The Cycling House and I think this was the best trip ever!
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Johanna A., Vista, CA
July 16, 2019
This was the first time I took a tour with this company and all I can say is that I hope to do many more- It was great! Very casual and it felt like we were one big happy family. Thank you for all you did - your guys were great!
Eldon B., Del Rio, TX
July 25, 2019
I've been on nearly 10 trips with The Cycling House and I think this was the best trip ever!
Keith W., Pueblo, CO
August 14, 2019
I really loved the trip. My wife really enjoyed the opportunity to see Montana and get back on her bike in a meaningful way. The Cycling House team is incredible...all-around good people.