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 have indoor accommodations at The Double Arrow Lodge and a Cycling House chef prepares breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Riders enjoy stunning scenery and are amazed by the relative absence of other people, cars, and noise. The cooler fall temperatures make for great riding conditions.
The Montana gravel itinerary covers 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 to find that champagne gravel, and riding in Seeley Lake is our go-to spot for gravel adventures. The rides are fully supported by ride guides and our support vehicle. Most days 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’s about the amount of time you spend in the saddle. We 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 ride sections of the Great Divide route and the views will not disappoint. If you are looking for a gravel cycling adventure – this trip is for you!