Time: 1:30 meeting time, 2:00 p.m. departure, mid-May until the Going-to-the-Sun Road opens.
Cost: $138 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. If the road is closed we may bike elsewhere. See below for more info.
7:30 PM – Return to Glacier Guides and Montana Raft.
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. Ride on bicycles designed for the Going-to-the-Sun Road. They feature fenders to keep riders dry on wet pavement, hybrid road-mountain handlebars for ultimate comfort, kickstands to minimize impact on Glacier’s fragile environments, racks to stow daypacks, and disk brakes. And coming in 2020, we’ll have E-bike options, too!
First, arrive at the comfortable Glacier Guides and Montana Raft campus in West Glacier, just a mile outside of Glacier National Park at 1:30 pm. 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 until 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 we might drive to Apgar Village and ride on the Camas Road. See below for more information.
From there, 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 weekend tours may go all the way to Logan Pass.
Typically, tours return to Glacier Guides and Montana Raft around 7:30 pm.
Guided Biking in Glacier National Park Overview
Distance: About 10 – 34 miles, depending on road conditions.
Elevation Gain: Up to 3,000 feet.
Destination: Logan Pass, if snow permits and if the Going-to-the-Sun Road is open to biking traffic. See more info below.