Glacier National Park

Bucket-list riding in Montana’s spectacular backyard
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  • From $3995
  • Location Glacier National Park
  • Duration 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Rider Level 1 / 2 / 3

Experience Glacier National Park by bike.

The Cycling House crew calls Montana home, and we love to show off our breathtaking backyard. During this five-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.  No matter how many times you return to this special part of Montana, you’ll discover something different and uniquely beautiful each time.


  • Five days of guided supported rides through Glacier National Park
  • Comfy accommodations in East Glacier (3 Nights) and West Glacier (2 Nights)
  • Chef-prepared daily meals featuring local Montana produce 
  • Enjoy one of America’s bucket-list routes: Going-to-the-Sun Road 
Glacier Park Montana Cycling Tour - The Cycling House Bike Vacations


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. 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. 


We will stay at two locations for this trip – three nights are at Jacobson Cottages in East Glacier and two nights in West Glacier at Paddle Ridge. Both locations are fantastic for experiencing the wonders of Glacier National Park in a small intimate setting – perfect for groups!


We’ll shuttle riders from Glacier International Airport (FCA) to Jacobson Cottages in East Glacier. 

Upon arrival, we will get settled into our cottages, have a chef-prepared lunch, fit rental and build bikes.

In the afternoon, we will get our first taste of Glacier National Park as we enter Two Medicine on the arrival day spin. The views on this out-and-back ride are breathtaking.

Today’s ride:

Arrival day spin

Route: 22 miles, 1,300′


Jacobson Cottages

We start the morning with breakfast at Jacobson Cottages; after breakfast, we will make a quick shuttle to St Mary, approximately 45 minutes.

The ride up Going to the Sun from the East offers a different perspective, and the first few miles are along St Mary’s Lake – it’s beautiful.

At the end of the lake, the road turns upward, and we get fantastic views of Jackson Glacier, one of the largest remaining glaciers in the park. We top out at Logan Pass – Rising Sun Mountain is the backdrop on the final ascent.

From Logan Pass, it’s all downhill back to St Mary’s Lake, where we will have a picnic lunch and optional swim. Post-lunch, we will shuttle home by van.

Are you looking for more miles? No worries, guests can ride home to Jacobson Cottages over four challenging climbs. The final climb up Looking Glass Pass is spectacular – don’t worry you won’t miss out on this climb we do it the following day.


Today’s ride:

Going-to-the-Sun Road (East Side)
Route: 37 miles, 2,900′

Epic Route: Going-to-the-Sun Road (East Side): 67 miles, 6,200′


Jacobson Cottages

Today we cover the final miles of the East side of Glacier National Park. Our route heads North toward the Canadian border and finishes at Many Glacier Lodge.

The day’s first climb is Looking Glass Pass – it’s one of our favorites! The views into Two Medicine are spectacular, and the descent is fun. We slowly climb towards St Mary’s pass over three passes, all in the 1-3 mile range with 200-600′ of climbing. The final descent into St Marys is fast and offers excellent views of St Marys Lake and the entrance into Glacier National Park.

We have a 7-mile hard-packed gravel section that avoids the busy highway. If guests don’t want to ride gravel, we will have an optional shuttle.

The final miles into Many Glacier are worth the effort, and we will finish at Many Glacier Lodge on the edge of Lake Sherburne. We will have lunch at the Lodge and then shuttle by van home to East Glacier.

This is our final night in East Glacier.



Today’s ride:

Looking Glass + Many Glacier (Point to Point)
Route: 50 miles, 4,100′


Jacobson Cottages

We start the morning out with a 45-minute shuttle to West Glacier. After two big days, it’s time for recovery before we tackle the west side of Going to the Sun Road.

Today’s route will bring us to Glacier National Park’s lesser-known entrance on the Flathead River North Fork. The final miles mix pavement and hard-packed heavily oiled gravel roads. The gravel sections feel like pavement, and the miles will be worth the Huckleberry Bear Claws at The Polebridge Mercantile.

In Polebridge, we will have lunch before shuttling home by van. 

Today’s ride:

North Fork
Route: 28 miles, 1,600′


Paddle Ridge Resort

Going to Sun Road is a bucket list ride with some of the best views you will ever see from the bicycle seat.  The road crosses the Continental Divide topping out at Logan Pass. The view from Logan’s Pass is spectacular, and it is worth stopping to take in the scenery.  From the pass, it’s almost all downhill back to Lake McDonald. We will have lunch there before shuttling back to Paddle Ridge Resort. 

Going to Sun Road is an excellent opportunity to see some wildlife, including; mountain goats, marmots, black bears, grizzlies, and plenty of other wildlife.   

Today’s ride:

Going-to-the-Sun (West Side)
Route: 42 miles, 3,700′

Going-to-the-Sun (West Side)
Route: 54 miles, 4,000′


Paddle Ridge Resort

Checkout is at 10 a.m., and we’ll run shuttles to Glacier International Airport.

Today’s plan:

Departure day shuttles.



What's Included

  • 5 nights/6 days accommodations 
  • 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
  • Swimming


Have more questions? View our FAQ page or call us at 406-312-5770.


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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 Aspero 2021-Tucson Rental Bike
Cervelo Aspero Road/Gravel Bike
Manufacturer: Cervelo
Type: Gravel Bike
Cost: $300 / trip
Specialized Vado SL 4.0 E-Bike
Manufacturer: Specialized
Type: Gravel Bike
Cost: $300 / 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.
Denny K., Fayetteville, AR
July 18, 2019
My eighth trip with TCH. As always, Brendan and his fabulous crew were just amazing! Great group of staff, really fun, great food, and a fabulous house! TCH always does such a great job!
Stu H., Houston, TX
July 19, 2019
This was the ultimate experience, I would have liked a few more days, however, it was amazing. Otherwise the perfect week of fun! The rides were some of the best I have done at TCH.