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Exploring Canada by bike with HI's hostel network

Feeling the adventure itch? Explore Canada on two wheels! HI Canada has teamed up with local bike shops to offer discount on rentals and cycle tours for your epic trip. Don't worry if you're not an experienced cyclist, our friendly hostel staff will help you find the perfect route for any skill level. Plus, HI members get exclusive discounts at each shop.

You can totally bike the Rockies. Read on to get inspired.

Biking the Rockies from hostel to hostel

Get the right gear

Canada's Rocky Mountains are truly a cyclist's paradise, offering some of the most breathtaking scenery in North America. The roadways wind through stunning mountain ranges, crystal-clear turquoise lakes, and awe-inspiring glaciers, make for an unforgettable cycling experience — given that you've got the gear to do it.

No bike? No problem. Whether it's because you don't want to fly with your bike or because you want to try different gear, our partners have got you covered. Psst, if you're a HI Member, you can score discounts too!

Banff, AB

Get 10% off all gear and equipment rentals

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Wilson Mountain Sports
Lake Louise, AB

Get 10% off rentals

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GearUp Mountain Sport
Canmore, AB

Get 10% off gear rentals

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Banff Cycle
Banff, AB

10% off all bike rentals and tours

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Plan your trip

Interested in biking the Icefields Parkway and beyond? From Kananaskis to Jasper, there's tons of scenic itineraries, dotted with our network of wilderness hostels along the way and bike shops so you can start your journey anywhere.

Check out the interactive map we've created to help you plan where to rent, where to bike and where to sleep.

More bike routes in the Rockies

Do you prefer to be based in one place and explore on day trips? Check out our favourite bike routes per location from our magazine.

Our favourite bike routes in Banff

There's no better way to experience the grandeur and wonder of Banff than by bike. And you don't need to be a seasoned pro to do it! 

May 12, 2021

Our favourite bike routes in Fernie

Discover our favourite bike routes around the world-class quaint town of Fernie.

April 30, 2023

Our favourite bike routes in Jasper

With wide open valleys and lots of sunshine, Jasper is a cyclist's paradise. 

August 13, 2021

Our favourite bike routes in Canmore

For road cyclists or mountain bikers, Canmore has it all. Here are our favourite trails.

May 13, 2021

Our favourite bike routes in Kananaskis

Kananaskis offers miles and miles of paved and gravel riding path riding and it's a great way to explore this wilderness playground.

May 13, 2021

Our favourite bike routes in Lake Louise

Cycling is a fantastic way to get around the Lake Louise area no matter your skill level—here are the spots to do it.

May 12, 2021

Why cyclists love our hostels

Communal Atmosphere

The vibe

Hostels are always a great place to meet people! Finish your day making new friends around the campfire.

The locations

Bike into the wild. With hostels in cool mountain resort towns and in the remote wilderness, you can experience Canada at its best.

Group-Friendly Amenities

The facilities

All hostels have kitchens, so you don't have to carry your cooking gear! Plus, some hostels have a sauna to relax your muscles after the day of biking.

Best Rate Promise

The prices

Did you know HI Canada is a not-for-profit?Our backpacker prices allow you to stretch out your bike trip and pedal further for less.

Biking with a group?

What's better than cruising through Canada's most scenic mountains, forests, and lakes? Doing it with a crew of your favorite people, that's what! If you're planning an epic bike trip for a group of 10 or more people, we've got a team ready to take on the nitty-gritty details, so you can focus on enjoying the ride. Give us a ring, shoot us an email, and let's make this bike trip one for the books!