CANADIAN ROCKIES MOTORCYCLE TOUR WITH CALGARY STAMPEDE JULY 2017
RIDE A HARLEY-DAVIDSON THROUGH THE STUNNING SCENERY OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS TO “THE GREATEST OUTDOOR SHOW ON EARTH”
ITINERARY – JULY 2017
Day 1. July 4 – Arrive Seattle
On arrival at the airport you will be transferred to our hotel. Tonight we will meet for a welcome dinner and discuss logistics of the days ahead.
Days 2 & 3. July 5-6 – Seattle at leisure
We have two days free to explore the city. Perhaps stroll the waters edge and famous fish markets at Pikes Place, or maybe take a tour to the Boeing Plant.
Day 4. July 7 – Seattle to Mt Rainier area
Today we will transfer to pick up our bikes before heading off on our first day’s ride. We’ll stop at the LeMays Classic Car Museum, before resuming our short ride to our first overnight stop in the Mt Rainier area
Day 5. July 8 – Mt Rainier area to Lewiston
Today’s ride takes us through the farmlands of eastern Washington and into the rolling meadows of Idaho. Lewiston is a nice city with an active restaurant scene.
Day 6. July 9 – Lewiston to Missoula
We continue north east through the Clearwater National Park on our way to Missoula. This picturesque ride passes through tiny hamlets along the river’s edge.
Day 7. July 10 – Missoula to Whitefish
Another picturesque day as our ride takes us past towns such as Seeley Lake.
Day 8. July 11 – Whitefish to Waterton Lakes N.P.
Today is a ride through the amazing vistas and exciting terrain of Waterton Lakes National Park. Traffic is light, especially on the undiscovered roads that we travel. Our only delay might be a herd of Bighorn Sheep crossing the road to graze!
Day 9. July 12 – Waterton Lakes to Calgary
Continuing across the Canadian province of Alberta, we ride into Calgary, arriving early afternoon in time to engage in some of the evening activities at the Calgary Stampede.
Days 10 & 11. July 13-14 – Calgary Stampede
The Calgary Stampede is the largest Rodeo in the world, however it is much more than just a Rodeo with parades, amusements and sideshows, stage shows, concerts,
agricultural competitions, chuckwagon racing and First Nations exhibitions all adding to the excitement and variety.
Day 12. July 15 – Calgary to Banff
We leave the city behind and head up into the Rockies on our ride to the lovely mountain village of Banff.
Day 13. July 16 – Banff to Jasper
Get ready to ride a stretch of highway that ranks among the Top 10 motorcycle rides in North America. Highway 93, a section of which is also known as the Icefields Parkway, takes us past glacial peaks, stunning icefields and lovely Lake Louise. Along the way we’ll stop to join a tour onto the Athabasca Glacier, then arrive in Jasper in the late afternoon.
Day 14. July 17 – Jasper to Kamloops
This morning we’ll stop for a stunning view of the 5000’ Emperor Face on Mt. Robson then head along the Thompson River on the beautiful Yellowhead Highway. There is a good chance of seeing eagles, deer and moose along this stretch.
Day 15. July 18 – Kamloops to Winthrop
The mountains start to recede as we wind through the wine country around Lake Okanogan. Then we’ll cross the border back into the USA and on to Winthrop, Washington.
Day 16. July 19 – Winthrop – Seattle
Today we ride from Winthrop to the quaint Bavarian style town of Leavenworth and on to Seattle where we will drop our bikes. This evening we will gather for our farewell celebration.
Day 17. July 20 – Depart Seattle
Today transfer to SEATAC airport to commence your journey home or to additional touring. We can assist with all your extra arrangements.