Start your day early with a short drive (approx. 35 miles/55 km, 45 mins) to the stunning alpine town of Jasper. After dropping in your bags at the hotel, it is time to swap your biking shoes for hiking shoes as we take a short transfer (15 mins) to the nearby Maligne Canyon for a short2.3-mile. Hike in the most interesting canyon in the Canadian Rockies. This beautiful hike takes you past numerous waterfalls, gorges, and springs as it ambles its way up to 6th Bridge’ before re-joining your vehicle for the drive up to the shimmering blue waters of Maligne Lake, the crown jewel of Jasper National Park.
Take in the beautiful view of this majestic lake and saddle up and enjoy a downhill 30 mile (50km) ride as you descend through endless pine forests between dramatic mountains and past the mysterious Medicine Lake. Also known as ‘The Disappearing Lake’ to local First Nations people, the lake waters disappear during the summer months, only to reappear 10 miles later at Maligne Canyon. Enjoy the rest of the descent and ride the flat road back into Jasper.
The afternoon is yours to explore all the fantastic options Jasper has to offer – and there are plenty! If you’re still feeling active, why not hike Whistlers Peak or mountain bike in the Valley of Five Lakes. Got a head for heights? Then ride the Jasper SkyTram – at 7545ft (2300m), it’s Canada’s highest. If you’re after a more chilled afternoon, book yourself a cruise on Maligne Lake past the much-photographed Spirit Island. Your leader will be happy to make the arrangement no matter what your preference. At the end of your day, meet your fellow travelers for one last meal and celebrate your cycling adventure.
- Maligne Canyon Hike
- Visit Maligne Lake
- Guided cycling tour Maligne Lake to Jasper
Maligne Lake to Jasper is approximately 35 miles (50 km) and mostly downhill/flat, with approximately 900 feet (280m) of elevation gain but over 3,000ft (900m) of elevation loss, on 100% sealed road or hardpacked gravel. Suitable for all levels of cycling ability.