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Tour 6

Canada

Go West!

 

Experience the special combination of wonderful landscapes in the Rocky Mountains – deep green forests, raging rivers, rugged mountains, massive glaciers and fascinating animals.

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TOUR PROFILE: 17 DAYS – 3600 KM

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TOUR DESCRIPTION

 

DAY 1: VANCOUVER

Overnight stay: Vancouver

Flight with well-known scheduled airline service from Frankfurt am Main or Hamburg (optional) to Vancouver (connecting flight possible). Meeting in the terminal with your qualified road captain, who accompanies you during the whole trip.

 

DAY 2: PRINCETON

Day`s stage: 290 km – overnight stay in Princeton

After breakfast, we load your luggage into the support vehicle and pick up our motorcycles from the rental station. We leave Vancouver and arrive at Hard Rock Cafe where we have a short break, perhaps for a snack. Today we ride always along Fraser River and cross it several times. It is the longest river (1,375 km) of the Canadian province British Columbia and it originates nearby Mount Robson in the Rocky Mountains. The Trans-Canada-Highway runs on the other side of the Fraser River. After riding through the small town Hope, we reach the Manning Provincial National Park, cross it and stop at the Visitor Center. Now we ride along the Similkamee River in the direction of our hotel in Princeton. Princeton is a small town (650 m high), which was founded at least 7500 years ago.

 

DAY 3: BALFOUR

Day`s stage: 411 km – overnight stay in Balfour

tag03 1 tours of legendsWe ride along the Similkameen River (originates in Manning Provincial Park) and cross Bromley Rock Provincial National Park. There we have a wonderful view to the river. We pass the old gold mining town Hedley and Keremeos, a small town in the middle of the vineyards. We reach Lake Osoyoos, which is the warmest freshwater lake in Canada and attracts many tourists in summer. tag03Now we ride closely to the border of Montana / USA. We pass Johnston Creek Provincial National Park and go on riding along the Kettle River. There are still some more little towns and we have one or two breaks, such as at Boundary Falls and Lake Christina. At Kootenay River, we ride on to our destination of today through Nelson, a wonderful small town on the shore of the Kootenay Lake, and cross Kokanee Creek Provincial Park. We sleep at Kootenay Lake, a reservoir with a size of 407 m².

 

DAY 4: WHITEFISH

Day`s stage: 381 km – overnight stay in Whitefish

tag04Today we cross the Kootenay Lake with the ferry first. On the ferry, you can watch the scenery for 30 minutes free of charge, which is unique in the world. It is advisable to reach the ferry at 6:30 a.m. The next would only run at 8:10 a.m. We ride on along the lake through Kootenay National Forest, which is on the border of Montana (ESTA application necessary!) and pass the Kootenay Falls. tag04There is a hanging bridge and perhaps we walk across it. We cross some smaller towns and pass several lakes, such as Mc Gregor Lake. If we are lucky, we perhaps see some buffalos at Thompson River Ranch. We ride through Kalispell, a city near Glacier National Park, a starting point for visits to the park. In Kalispell is a Harley dealer. Our destination of today is Whitefish at Whitefish Lake just in front of Glacier National Park.

 

DAY 5: PINCHER CREEK

Day`s stage: 280 km – overnight stay in Pincher Creek

tag05Today we ride along the Going to the Sun Road, a picturesque mountain road in the Rocky Mountains of the western US, located in the Glacier National Park in Montana. The Sun Road is the only road crossing the park. The highest point of the road is the Loan Pass on 2,026 m. The narrow and curvy road has hairpin curves and is in an incredibly beautiful landscape with mountains, lakes, glaciers, waterfalls and wild animals over a short distance (80 km). tag05We make stops at Lake McDonald, Red Rock Point, on the shore of the picturesque St. Mary Lake and where we like. On the way to the next hotel we should ride to the Waterton Lakes National Park in any case. It is a world heritage site and named after the three big lakes Upper, Middle and Lower Waterton. A highlight is the Prince of Wales Hotel. We are back in Canada..

 

DAY 6: CANMORE

Day`s stage: 328 km – overnight stay in Canmore

tag06Today we ride along the legendary cowboy trail to Canmore, a wonderful landscape on highway 22. At the beginning, we make a short detour to the Lundbreck Falls, which you can admire from the viewing platform. We ride on and reach Longview with the world-famous Jerky Shop with jerky specialties of local beef and the Bar U Ranch National Historic Site.tag06Founded in 1882, the ranch has been visited by many famous people, such as The Sundance Kid. We cross Black Diamond, which is the biggest black diamond worldwide and reminds of the past of the town as coal mining community. There is the famous Marvi`s Classic Soda Shop, which we are going to visit, off course. We ride on along the Elbow River and cross Bow Valley Provincial Park, always following the Bow River. In the meantime, we make a small detour to Harley Davidson in Calgary. We arrive at Canmore in direct vicinity of Banff National Park.

 

DAY 7: CANMORE

Day`s stage: 282 km – overnight stay in Canmore

tag07We make a day trip and visit Banff National Park in Yoho National Park at Takakkaw Falls, the second largest waterfall in western Canada. It contains the largest quantity of water in summer after snow melting. We ride on to Emerald Lake, the most beautiful lake in Yoho National Park, and have a coffee break.

tag07On our way back we visit Lake Louise, whose shading changes continually: from deep blue to greenish turquoise. Visiting the lake is always a unique experience because of the natural condition of the lake. The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is situated here and offers a fantastic panorama. The next stop is Banff City. You find a Harley dealer, too. If we have enough time, we ride on along Lake Minnewanka Scenic Drive.

 

DAY 8: JASPER

Day`s stage: 365 km – overnight stay in Jasper

tag08Again, we ride shortly on the Trans-Canada Highway along Bow River through the Banff National Park and reach Icefield Parkway (Promenade des Glaciers). The Parkway is one of the most beautiful highways worldwide and runs through the mountains of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Here are more glaciers than on all other roads in North America. The views on this highway are spectacular. Turquoise blue lakes, magnificent mountains, snowy mountain peaks, ice blue glaciers and wonderful views. One would really like to stop every few meters to take a picture. We start at Peyto Lake. Only a few minutes away from the parking you have a breathtaking view to lake and Rocky Mountains. We go on riding to Jasper National Park. Shortly after the entry we reach Columbia Icefield, which is one of the biggest accumulations of ice south of the polar circle. Part of the Columbia Icefield (Athabasca and parts of the Dome and Stutfield Glacier) is visible from the Icefields Parkway. Viewing from Glacier Skywalk (16 euros per person) would be possible. Then we pass Sunwapta Falls and shortly walk to the Athabasca Falls, falling 23 m down. Passing Jasper and Talbot Lake we ride on through Jasper to our romantic cottages!

 

DAY 9: JASPER

Day`s stage: 188 km – overnight stay in Jasper

tag09Day at leisure. You may optionally book our day trip: a premium two-hour boat trip at Maligne Lake. The way to Maligne Lake is about 80 km through Jasper National Park past the Medicine Lake. Mountain goats are living here and they often bring traffic to a standstill. On the Maligne Lake we go by boat to Spirit Island. The small island is one of the attractions of the Canadian Rocky Mountains and with its mountain peaks behind it offers one the most famous photo shoots in Jasper National Park. According to a legend of the local natives the island was the secret meeting point of a young pair of lovers coming from hostile tribes. When the father of the young woman found out about this love affair, he prohibited his daughter to come to the island ever again. Her lover, however, always returned to this place till the end of his days and waited for her until he finally died there. According to the legend his spirit is still on the island and the island has therefore got the name Spirit Island. Afterwards we ride back to Jasper and have a short walk through the amazing village of Jasper. Jasper is so very special, because it is situated completely in the Jasper National Park.

 

DAY 10: BLUE RIVER

Day`s stage: 255 km – overnight stay in Blue River

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After riding a new route through Jasper National Park, we arrive at Mount Robson Provincial Park. It belongs to the world heritage of UNESCO. The protected area runs around the 3,954-m high Mount Robson, the highest mountain in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. We pass Moose Lake along the Fraser River and ride to the Visitor Center, where we have a great view to Mount Robson. We pass Valemount and ride on to Blue River. We sleep in a summer resort on the shore of Eleanor Lake, and perhaps we meet any bears.

 

DAY 11: BLUE RIVER

Day´s stage: 20 km – overnight stay in Blue River

You may optionally book a super safari in Blue River today. We go out hunting for bears by jeep and boat. This magnificent experience is a must. You watch bears in free nature from a very short distance.

 

DAY 12: KAMLOOPS

Day`s stage: 331 km – overnight stay in Kamloops

tag12We ride through Finn Creek Provincial Park, along McMurphy, through Vavenby to Clearwater, the entry to Wells Gray Provincial Park. From here we ride on to Spahat Falls and Helmcken Falls. From the parking, we must walk 5 minutes. We go on riding through beautiful landscape and small villages to Kamloops.

tag12Kamloops is situated at the confluence of North Thompson River and South Thompson River to Thompson River, close to Kamloops Lake. As favorable trading base, Kamloops has been the settlement area of the Secwepemc Indians for 2000 years. We ride on to the Harley dealer and finally arrive at the hotel.

 

DAY 13: WHISTLER

Day`s stage: 296 km – overnight stay in Whistler

tag13We ride over the Kamloops Lake along the Thompson River through Juniper Beach Provincial Park. The climate is hot and dry and accordingly is the vegetation: cacti, desert landscapes and - Pacific rattlesnakes. This means western atmosphere. We ride along the railway line of the Canadian National Railway and cross Cache Creek. We have a break at Historic Hat Creek Ranch, a western village which has been built according to historic originals including saloon, Indian reservation, … Here you get an idea of the wild days of pioneers and gold diggers. We ride along Pavilion Lake through the Marble Canyon Provincial Park.

tag13The lake is full of microbialites and is part of the research project of the NASA. We go on through Lillooet, a gold digger town with Wild West flair, pass Seton Lake through Duffey Lake Provincial Park. Now we drive on the wonderful Sea to Sky Highway. It connects the Pacific coast with the Coast Mountains. It runs through the mountains and then along the shores of the lakes. We stop at Joffre Lakes Provincial Park in any case. There we have a magnificent view to the turquoise blue mountain lakes with glacier-covered mountains in the background. We cross Nairn Falls Provincial Park. Its waterfall is created by Green River and falls 60 m down step by step. We must walk 1.5 km to see it. Passing Green Lake, we reach Whistler. It is situated in the spectacular Coast Mountains only two hours north of Vancouver. Whistler is Canada`s top travel destination, which is attractive for tourists during the whole year. In front of two majestic mountains Whistler offers the lively village center “Whistler Village”, fantastic ski and snowboard runs, four championship golf courses, first-class shops, restaurants and bars, hiking trails and a lot of fun. You find there the probably best mountain bike park in the world. Optionally can be booked for the evening: visit of Olympic Park with bear safari.

 

DAY 14: VANCOUVER

Day`s stage: 176 km – overnight stay in Vancouver

tag14We ride on the wonderful Sea to Sky Highway towards Vancouver. Everywhere on the trip we find overlooks. We ride through the Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, where you have a great view to Daisy Lake. At Squamish, we should dare to take the Sear to Sky gondola for a tour. We watch Shannon Falls, the third largest waterfalls in Columbia with an altitude of 335 m.

tag14We stop at Horseshoe Bay ferry port and have a spectacular bike ride to Vancouver. We ride over the Lions Gate Bridge through Stanley Park (completely around the park on the Stanley Park Drive) and afterwards on Beach Avenue to downtown, where we return our bikes. Then we go back to our hotel in Vancouver.

 

DAY 15: VANCOUVER

Overnight stay in Vancouver

tag15tag15Day at leisure. You can optionally book a whale safari including visit of Victoria Island. Vancouver is popular for its wonderful landscape. Steeply rising mountains characterize the cityscape.

 

DAY 16: FLIGHT HOME

A shuttle takes us to the airport and we must say goodbye (connecting flight possible).

 

DAY 17: ARRIVAL AT FRANKFURT AIRPORT

 

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Services

  • Welcome Drink
  • Patch TOURS OF LEGENDS
  • Secured Payment Certificate - complete insurance cover A travel insurance certificate states that a tour operator has secured the travel allowances entrusted to it with an insurance company or a credit institution.
  • Personal advice on all tour questions - before, during and after the tour
  • Scheduled flight Economy Class from / to Frankfurt to ... (transfer connection possible), taxes, security fees, airport transfers
  • All overnight stays in good to very good hotels
  • Partial breakfast
  • Motorcycle rental including unlimited miles with all taxes and utilities
  • VIP-Zero Plus Comprehensive Insurance (complete protection in the event of damage, the renter pays $ 0 in case of damage)
  • Road Assistance (24 hours on 7 days)
  • DOT approved helmet for driver and front passenger
  • tour guide from / to Frankfurt during the motorcycle tour by a trained Road Captain
  • Escort vehicle for the luggage with second guide
  • Snacks and cool drinks while driving at cost
  • German company
  • Replacement machine in case of defect (within 24 hours)
  • Travel Guide + Hardcover Book Tour / Sightseeing (specially created for each tour)
  • Transfer from the airport to the hotel and back, transfer to Harley rental and back

DATES:

2020: 07.19.2020 – 08.05.2020
2021: 07.18.2021 – 08.04.2021
2022: 07.22.2022 – 08.07.2022

PRICES:

2020: Double room: 6,695.00 EUR p. p.
Double room back-seat driver: 4,520.00 EUR p. p.
Single room: 7,695.00 EUR p. p.
2021: Double room: 6,795.00 EUR p. p.
Double room back-seat driver: 4,620.00 EUR p. p.
Single room: 7,795.00 EUR p. p.
2022: Double room: 6,895.00 EUR p. p.
Double room back-seat driver: 4,720.00 EUR p. p.
Single room: 7,895.00 EUR p. p.

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TOUR 6: Canada – Go west!

ROUTE OVERVIEW

17 days – 3600 km

 

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