Biking in Jasper, Alberta
Take some advice. Talk to the Jasper
Adventure Center for ideas at 604 Connaught Drive. They can
make suggestions and help with arranging a bike rental and equipment.
Advice and bikes are also available at Freewheel Cycle, 618
We recommend the 13 kilometer "Overlander
trail" which twins the Athabasca River from Maligne Canyons'
6th bridge to the Yellowhead Highway (Highway 16 between Edmonton
and Jasper). Not for the absolute beginner.
Novices and families (and those of us not in
the best of shape) can still enjoy riding "trail 7"
from Old Fort Point to Maligne Canyon or the easy rides along
the Valley of the Five Lakes.
The trails above Jasper townsite
and near Pyramid lake are great medium-low difficulty rides
with spectacular lake views and lots of alpine scenery.
For those seeking a very easy
ride rent a bike in town then hire a taxi to take you uphill
to Pyramid Lake resort. Spend time there (canoeing perhaps)
then ride your bikes downhill to Jasper townsite. This is a
great way to spend a day without expending your energy.
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 courteous and 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