Explore the country roads of Big Sky Country
The Montana Gravel Tour is an excellent opportunity to experience Montana’s backcountry roads. The tour incorporates the best routes TCH has pedaled around our home base for the past 15 years. For this camp, we base ourselves out of Seeley Lake, 45 minutes from downtown Missoula. Here we will have indoor accommodations at The Double Arrow Lodge and a Cycling House Chef will be preparing breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Riders will enjoy stunning scenery and be amazed by the relative absence of other people, cars, and noise. The cooler fall temperatures make for great riding conditions.
The Montana gravel itinerary will cover the area between the Swan & Mission mountains of Northwestern Montana. The area between these two mountains is the route for The Great Divide mountain bike route, a 3,000+ mile route from Canada to Mexico following the Continental Divide. The routes are primarily smooth double track dirt roads and have received national attention with the growing popularity of gravel cycling. The goal is finding that champagne gravel, and riding in Seeley Lake is our go-to spot for gravel adventures from our homes in Missoula. The rides will be fully supported by ride guides and our support vehicle. Most days will have longer or shorter options, so you can scale your day to how your legs are feeling. As we all know, gravel cycling isn’t about the mileage, it is about the amount of time you spend in the saddle. We will cover great distances as we plunge down the fun mountain descents and shorter distances when the road gets rough or the climbing gets steep. A huge part of the Montana gravel camp experience is the adventure! During our week we will ride sections of the Great Divide route and the views will not disappoint. If you are looking for a gravel cycling adventure this trip could be for you!