Ride the last best place. Glacier National Park.
Our home base for this road-cycling trip is the quaint town of Whitefish, MT. Nestled in the Northwest corner of Montana among the magnificent Rocky Mountains, Whitefish offers the perfect spot to cast off on our tour of awe-inspiring rides. We will stay at the Hidden Moose Lodge on the outskirts of town, Glacier National Park is a 30-minute drive from Whitefish. This will be a home-based trip, including meals prepared by the Cycling House chef, and just a couple of dinners or lunches out at some of our favorite local restaurants.
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 intact ecosystems in the world. Experiencing Glacier National Park from the saddle allows you to be a part of the surrounding landscapes – one of the most beautiful in the world! The Flathead Valley is also home to a host of amazing road routes, and we will explore these finer points of Northwest Montana. This trip is strategically timed for the fall, capturing Montana’s crisp colors and brisk mornings that hint at the coming season. Fall in Montana is magic, and we look forward to showing off our backyard.
Off the bike we will have plenty of time to explore charming downtown Whitefish. You can check out the menus at the diverse array of restaurants, enjoy a locally crafted beer at one of the many breweries or tap houses, and leisurely browse in the local artisan shops. If you’re feeling adventurous, take stroll at Whitefish Lake, hike on the Whitefish Trail, or take a gondola ride up Whitefish Mountain Resort.
One of our goals is to support the Whitefish community, which means working directly with the folks who source local and regional ingredients. You can count on clean, healthy and exquisite food on any of our Montana camps. This takes a little more time and preparation on our end, but it’s worth it when you’re enjoying a superb meal after a superb ride in the mountains. We prepare food specifically for endurance athletes, which means we focus on healthy, lean proteins, lots of leafy greens and root veggies, and plenty of flavorful side dishes. Our chefs make dishes from around the world that they’ve been inspired by, so each meal is diverse, interesting, and, above all else, delicious. We eat family-style, together at one big table. We’ve always enjoyed our meals this way and it’s had a profound impact on our camps. You can count on us to take care of breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and we accommodate all dietary preferences and restrictions.