Guided Biking in Glacier National Park Details
Time: 1:30 meeting time, 2:00 p.m. departure, mid-May until the Going-to-the-Sun Road opens.
Cost: $110 per person
Minimum Age: 10
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.
7:30 PM – Return to Glacier Guides and Montana Raft.
Guided biking in Glacier National Park is offered from May 15 through mid-late June. During this time, the alpine section of the Going to the Sun Road is closed to vehicles but open to hiker-biker traffic. Biking the road is the ultimate spring adventure in Glacier!
We like to take advantage of the afternoon warmth and the beautiful light. This departure also typically ensures that the plow crew is finished up with work for the day,. That way, we can bike as far as possible. Along the way, we’ll enjoy a delicious, hearty sack dinner.
If the Going-to-the-Sun Road is unavailable, we might bike on another road that is closed to vehicle traffic, like the Camas Road.
On the other hand, if all roads in Glacier are open to vehicle traffic, we will rent you a bike so that you can explore Glacier on your own!
Guided Biking in Glacier National Park Overview
Distance: About 15 – 34 miles, depending on how far the snow permits us to ride.
Elevation Gain: 3,000 feet
Destination: Logan Pass, if snow permits.
- Our highly trained, friendly, and entertaining guides.
- Transportation to and from Glacier Guides and Montana Raft’s main office.
- Men’s Raleigh Cadent 3 / Women’s Raleigh Alysa 3 bicycle with front fender and rear rack — small, medium, large, and extra-large frame choices.
- Children’s Raleigh Alysa 24 or Rowdy bicycle — 20″ and 24″ frame choices. Minimum age for children on our guided biking trips is 10.
- Adults – Diamondback Helmet. Kids – Ultralight Pryme Helmet.
- Homemade, locally sourced, largely organic sack dinner.
What to Bring
Prepare for a Glacier bike tour just as you would for a hike. On a nice day, shorts will work just fine! On a cold day, you’ll want warm, breathable layers. Keep in mind that rain and snow are always possible in the mountains.
- Breathable layers, like long underwear, tights, or yoga pants.
- Rain pants and a rain jacket – the road may be wet from melting snow.
- Warm layer, like a puffy or fleece jacket.
- Gloves, for biking or just simple fleece.
- Baseball cap if it’s hot, stocking cap if it’s cool – or maybe both! The weather is always subject to change in the mountains.
- Hiking shoes or tennis shoes are advised.
- Daypack with hydration system or 2 water bottles. You can purchase water bottles in our retail store for $3!
Cost: $110 per person. We do require a 2 person minimum for this trip to depart. What does that mean? If you are the only person signed up for a particular day, and would still like to go, the cost will be $220 for your private tour. Cost does not include Glacier National Park entrance fees or gratuity for guide.
Read about one persons’s experience biking the Going to the Sun Road here.