A beautiful, challenging bike trip from Glacier to Yellowstone

New for 2019 we have added an indoor accommodation option for our incredibly popular Glacier to Yellowstone ride. We will be traveling through rural Montana so our lodging options are limited.  We have selected the best possible lodging to fit our needs, many of which are best described as rustic or historic lodges.  Nothing fancy, but clean and comfortable rooms.  Additionally, we will do a combination of Cycling House prepared meals and restaurants.

Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks are two of the most iconic and beautiful natural places in the United States. On this point-to-point camping tour, you’ll have the chance to experience both – and everything in between. This is the most challenging trip that we offer. It includes two of Montana’s most iconic rides.  The Glacier to Yellowstone trip satisfies those looking for a challenge, big miles and fantastic support from our staff. We’re based in Montana, and we welcome this chance to show off our “backyard”. With fully supported bikes rides, delicious chef-prepared meals, and incredible riding, the Glacier to Yellowstone cycling tour is a trip you’ll never forget.

The Route

This is the most challenging trip that we offer. The ride starts in West Glacier and finishes in Red Lodge. In one week, we’ll cross the Continental Divide, pedal over Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park, then parallel the Rocky Mountain Front before heading south to  Yellowstone and Beartooth Pass Highway. Going-to-the-Sun Road is a must-do ride in itself – with breathtaking views of U-shaped valleys, mountain lakes, rivers, glaciers, and one of the most complete ecosystems in the world. The first day’s riding is epic, but don’t worry – the rest of the trip has incredible rides with rolling hills, views of the Rocky Mountains, and overnights in small Montana towns.  We decided that doing one bucket list ride was not enough for this trip, so we added the Beartooth Pass.  This ride starts in Montana and crosses into Wyoming, climbing many hair-pin turns to the summit at 10,947′, before circling back into Montana.  You will get spectacular views of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, home to 25 peaks over 12,000′ in height.  The trip finishes in the town of Red Lodge for some real small-town Montana fun.

The Food

The Glacier to Yellowstone trip includes breakfast, lunch and dinner – and everything in between. We will have a combination of Cycling House chef-prepared meals and a few meals at local restaurants of our choice.  Our chefs pride themselves on serving high-quality, nutritious food under the Big Sky. In Montana, we source as much food as possible locally. This means we’re shopping for produce at farmers markets and working with a farm in the Flathead Valley that provides us with our dairy, and all our loaves of bread and pastries are baked fresh at Le Petit Outre in Missoula. To top it off, we have copious amounts of ice-cold Big Sky Brewing Co. beer to finish each day.