Biking in Banff, Alberta
Take some advice.
Talk to the locals. Bike rental places
know the best trails and the advice that goes with a bike rental
is free. BacTrax even has guided bike tours! Try BacTrax Bike
Rentals 403-762-8177 (225 Bear Street), Mountain Magic Equipment
403-762-2591( 224 Bear Street), Adventures unlimited 403-762-4554
(211 Bear Street has children's bikes too). In Lake Louise contact
Wilson Mountain Sports 403-522-3636, in the Samson Mall.
Some popular trails include
the Spray River trail (13km. / 8 miles and great for families),
Rundle Riverside Trail 14 kilometers ( 9 miles) is for itermediate
bikers and those seeking thrills and sightseeing should take
the challenging Moraine Lake Highline Trail which is 10k or
6 miles in length.
At Lake Louise families should
take the Bow River Loop trails which are quite easy and scenic
Please note. Horses have the
right-of-way on shared trails. Bike
only on designated trails and bring water/snacks both in and
out with you. Some trails are off-limits to bikers so be aware!
**You don't need to
rent the most expensive bikes unless you are a serious rider.
Bike rental shops have different prices for different types
of bikes. Get the bike and price that suits you best. You may
want to bring helmet, gloves and water bottle from home with