Guided E-Biking In Glacier National Park

Trip Description

When Glacier is still largely under snow, the best way to explore her beauty is by bicycle. Explore roads closed to vehicle traffic with our experienced, friendly, and interpretive guides.

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Pricing

E-Bike: $290/person

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Trip Details

Time: 1:30 meeting time, 2:00 p.m. departure, beginning early May until the Going-to-the-Sun Road opens fully to vehicles.

Trip Duration: Typically 4 – 5 hours, depending on road conditions/availability

Distance: About 16-42 miles, depending on road conditions.

Elevation Gain: up to 3,345′

Destination: the alpine section of the Going-to-the-Sun Road/Logan Pass, depending on road conditions.

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Additional Fees

Glacier National Park entrance fee. Purchase your pass in advance here. Gratuity for guide not included.

Minimum Age

18 for e-bikes

What's Included, What to Bring

  • Our friendly, interpretive guides go with you – they carry safety equipment, such as bear spray, a first aid kit, and bike tools. You will need a daypack to carry your water, dinner, and layers.
  • Transportation into Glacier Park, to and from Glacier Guides and Montana Raft’s main office, is included.
  • Bikes and helmets are included.
  • Homemade, locally sourced, largely organic sack dinner, is included.
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Safety First

Friendly reminder: we’ll stay together as a group. Due to insurance regulations, you must ride on our bikes, not yours.

Trip Itinerary

1:30 PM – Arrive at Glacier Guides and Montana Raft campus in West Glacier to meet your guide. Get fitted for a bike and helmet.

2:00 PM – Depart for your bike tour. Typically, we bike on the iconic Going to the Sun Road, from Avalanche up into the alpine section. If the road is closed we may bike elsewhere. See below for more info.

7:30 PM – Return to Glacier Guides and Montana Raft.

Details

When Glacier is still largely under snow, the best way to explore her beauty is by bicycle. Explore roads closed to vehicle traffic with friendly, interpretive guides.

First, arrive at the comfortable Glacier Guides and Montana Raft campus in West Glacier, just a mile or so outside of Glacier National Park, at 1:30 pm. Next, meet your guide and get fitted for a bike and helmet. Go over the details of the afternoon ahead. Around 2:00 pm, depart for your bike tour. Typically, you ride in a van to the Going to the Sun road closure point at Lake McDonald Lodge or the Avalanche trailhead. If the Going to the Sun Road is closed to biking, you might drive to Apgar Village and ride on the Camas Road. See below for more information.

Up, Up, and Away

Next, bike the Going to the Sun Road up into the alpine section of the road. The afternoon departure time allows you to take advantage of the afternoon warmth and the frequently stunning light. Along the way, stop to enjoy a delicious, hearty sack dinner. How far will you ride? It depends on how far the road crews have plowed the road to Logan Pass.

During June, some tours may go all the way to Logan Pass.

Finally, tours typically return to Glacier Guides and Montana Raft around 7:30 pm.

What If The Going-to-the-Sun Road Is Closed To Hiker/Biker Traffic?

Keep in mind that around here, we joke that we have two seasons, winter and road construction. When roads are closed or are in rough shape for guided biking, we may reroute our trip to another area of Glacier National Park.  This may be an area which is open to vehicle traffic, such as the Camas Road. Alternatively, it may involve involve a van shuttle to a road on Glacier’s stunning east side, which will be several hours long. We’ll always keep you aware of your options.

  • Biking Testimonial

    Amazing time riding bikes on the Going to the sun road! Very helpful staff made sure that we had the best possible time.

    — Matt Thielen

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  • Biking Testimonial

    My husband and I had a half day fly fishing trip through Glacier Guides and Montana Raft. The whole experience was great, from making the reservations online, a phone conversation before our trip, checking in, customer service, and our wonderful guide. Glacier Guides was very easy to work with to get the trip we wanted, and very welcoming when we arrived. Everything happened exactly as advertised and exactly on time. Our guide Cam was just terrific. He took us down the Middle Fork of the Flathead River, taught us about fly fishing, helped us with our technique, and was a great companion throughout. It was a beautiful day on the river and a true highlight of our time in Montana.

    — Lisa

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  • Biking Testimonial

    Used Glacier Guides/Montana Raft Company for a bike trip up the Going to the Sun road in West Glacier and a white water rafting trip on the Flathead River. Jordan was our guide for the former, Blaine for the latter, and both were really awesome. Would definitely use them again for future hikes, biking, and rafting.

    — Joe Themig

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  • Biking Testimonial

    We rented two e-bikes and were super happy with the experience! This outfitters location is great for picking up bikes bc there is a bike path that leads all the way back into West Glacier so you don’t have to transport your bikes by car or ride on the road to get into the park to start biking. We left our rental car in the lot all day and headed out directly from the bike lot to get our day started. Checking out the bikes and returning them was super easy and quick – we had made reservations on line which I highly recommend to ensure you get an e-bike if you want one and to ensure you get one that is the right size – very important especially if you’re short like me (5’2″) cause these bikes are a bit heavy and even the smallest size is still pretty big. No issues with the bike quality and e-biking the going to the sun road was SO much fun and doable for anybody whose ridden a bike before – you def don’t have to be a bike pro to have a good time.

    — Kiana Cano

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