Glacier National Park Cycling TourBucket-list riding in Montana’s spectacular backyard
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.
- 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
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.
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.
Welcome to Montana!
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.
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.
Shorter route: 51 miles, 2,890 feet of climbing
Longer route: 80 miles, 3,934 feet of climbing
Flathead Valley Cruise
After our epic queen stage, we’ll enjoy a casual Flathead Valley coffee shop ride.
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.
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.
49 miles, 2,561 feet of climbing
Checkout is at 11 a.m., and we’ll be running shuttles to Glacier International Airport.
Departure day shuttles.
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- Jun 16 - 21 $3,195 / Person
- Jun 23 - 28 $3,195 / Person
- Jul 7 - 12 $3,195 / Person
- 5 nights/6 days accommodations at Whitefish Lake Lodge
- Airport transfers to/from Glacier Park International Airport
- All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) for 6 days
- Mechanical support (including bike build and breakdown)
- Professional trip guides
- Daily sag support
- Ride nutrition products
- High-quality ride photos
What’s Not Included
- Bike rentals
- Café stops
- Gratuity for guides
- Personal shopping
- +$ for single room supplement (depending on availability)
- Core/stretching sessions
- Trail runs or hikes
- Gondola ride at Whitefish Mountain Resort
- Local beer tasting
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.
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:
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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