29 Aug 2016

The Best Biking Trails in Banff

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Enjoy the peace, quiet and get in a workout while on vacation by going mountain biking. No cars and surrounded by nature with beautiful views of lakes, creeks and mountains. Take your cycling beyond the ordinary and make it an exhilarating experience.

For Beginners / Families

If you have never been mountain biking, or you are taking kids along, you should try a trail that is accessible to people of all skill levels.

  • Sundance Trail
  • Cascade Ponds

For Intermediate Riders

If you have some mountain biking under your belt, you might want to challenge yourself and step up from an easy trail.

  • Tunnel Bench Loop Trail
  • Surprise Corner Trail

For Experienced Riders

Get an amazing view of Mt. Rundle, Mt. Norquay and Stoney Squaw Mountain on these advanced trails that are best suited to experienced riders.

  • Rundle Riverside
  • Upper Stoney Squaw Loop

Click here for a more detailed listing of biking trails near Banff.

Safety Tips for Mountain Biking

  • Always Wear a Helmet: You are in an environment that has a lot of hill and potential obstacles; protect yourself by wearing a helmet when you go out mountain biking.
  • Check the Difficulty of the Trail: Before you head out onto the trail, you should always know the difficulty of the trail and if it matches the ability of the people going on the excursion.
  • Ride with Someone: Mountain biking isn’t risk fee, in case of an injury, you need someone to be there to give assistance.Always have a buddy with you on the trail.
  • Check the Weather: It's a wise idea to check the forecast before departing on your trip to ensure inclement weather doesn't surprise you while you're out.
  • Be Prepared for Anything: Make sure that you pack a first aid to clean up any minor cuts and take a patch kit to fix your tire in the event of a puncture.

Explore the trials by renting a mountain or cruiser bike from Banff Adventures. You can call us at 1 (800) 664-8888 or e-mail us [email protected] to inquire about availability. Remember that we can't reserve bikes they are on a first come, first served basis.


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