Hiking trails in Alberta

Road Biking Routes in Alberta

Province in Canada

The Canadian Province of Alberta is an outdoor-lovers paradise. World famous destinations like Jasper, Lake Louise, Waterton and Banff draw the crowds, and for good reason – they’re beautiful. Big mountains, stunning emerald coloured lakes, abundant glaciers, forests, game and fresh air make Alberta one of the best places for your upcoming holiday.

With most of the accessible Rocky Mountains in Alberta protected by national and provincial parks, a holiday in Alberta is special. There are big mountains, stunning emerald coloured lakes, glaciers, forests and fresh air. Alberta has some of the best, untouched wilderness on earth, and the ideal way to explore this wonderful province is on foot, ski or bike.

In winter, there are downhill ski areas, most famous are the ski resorts Sunshine Village and Lake Louise. Winter is not just about downhill skiing, there is also abundant xc-ski trails and exhilarating backcountry skiing options. Winter is also low season, and a trip to Alberta in winter means great hotel rates.

Summer sees Alberta’s national parks fill up with eager outdoor explorers. Luckily there is just so much nature that you only notice the crowds in a few places, the rest of the Canadian Rockies stay peaceful and tranquil. While hiking is the most popular summer activity, you can also climb, bike, canoe and kayak.

After a hard day outdoors, one of the best parts of Alberta are the great mountain towns. Full of everything from campsites to 5-star hotels, these towns allow you to enjoy some civilization, which means great coffee, good food and fun bars!

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Bow River Pathway to Bowness

Hard
71.4 km
308 m
3-5.5h

Riding the Bow River Pathway is an incredibly scenic ride in Calgary. Set out on the Bow River Pathway in Sue Higgins Park and ride the entire Bow River to Bowness. Pass through Calgary’s downtown core, countless parks and along the Bow River for pretty views and explore the city’s eclectic group of neighbourhoods.

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Open details for Tour de South Calgary

Tour de South Calgary

Moderate
58.5 km
232 m
2.5-4.5h

If you wish to experience the true highlights of Calgary from two-wheels, try the Tour de South Calgary biking route. Passing through the downtown core, Fish Creek Park, the Glenmore Reservoir and the famed Bow River—this ride is not to be missed.

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10.0
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Intermediate (Square)
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Advanced (Diamond)
Suitable for advanced experience level looking for a solid adventure.
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Fish Creek East to West

Very Easy
25.6 km
125 m
1-2h

For a relaxing parkland ride, set out on the Fish Creek East to West biking trail. Pass over bubbling brooks, lush forests and even stop for an ice cream at Annie’s.

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Southern Foothills Road to Nepal

Very Hard
70.4 km
946 m
3-6h

The Southern Foothills Road to Nepal biking trail is aptly named for its countless rolling hills that can be killer to the calves. Challenge yourself as you ride over 70.0 km of grueling, but rewarding roads in Calgary, Alberta.

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Downtown & Nose Hill Park

Easy
35.5 km
272 m
1.5-3h

Kick off the Downtown & Nose Hill biking trail riding through the Calgary Zoo, peddling past pretty parks and exploring the surrounding mansions in the popular Nose Hill neighbourhood.

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Bow River Pathway in Fish Creek Park

Easy
36.0 km
191 m
1.5-3h

Set out on a memorable adventure on the Bow River Pathway to Fish Creek Park bike trial. Challenge your strength on an uphill coulee, then glide past Lafarge Meadows and relax to the sound of the bubbling Bow River.

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10.0
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Easy (Circle)
Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
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Intermediate (Square)
Suitable for intermediates who are ready for a little bit more adventure.
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Bow River from Inglewood to Edworthy

Moderate
28.2 km
94 m
1-2.5h

Take in the highlights of Downtown Calgary on the Bow River from Inglewood to Edworthy biking path. Stop for plenty of coffee breaks and to snap mesmerizing photos of the bustling city.

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Glenmore Reservoir

Very Easy
33.2 km
204 m
1.5-3h

Set out for this fun ride on the Glenmore Reservoir biking route, passing valleys, parks and gliding over bridges. This ride is perfect for family with older children looking for an adventurous afternoon out in nature.

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10.0
Technical Difficulty
Intermediate (Square)
Suitable for intermediates who are ready for a little bit more adventure.
Physical Difficulty
Intermediate (Square)
Suitable for intermediates who are ready for a little bit more adventure.
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North Calgary Loop

Moderate
52.6 km
362 m
2.5-4h

Experience some of the highlights of Calgary on the North Calgary Loop biking trail. Pass by the Calgary Zoo, West Nose Creek Park, and through Downtown Calgary for some exceptional city views.

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Open details for Western Headworks Canal to Chestermere

Western Headworks Canal to Chestermere

Moderate
66.7 km
89 m
3-5h

Discover a pretty biking trail surrounding Chestermere Lake in Calgary, Alberta. This path weaves in and out of quiet streets and peaceful neighbourhoods for a relaxing ride.

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