11:00am
Departure Time
3-4 hours
Duration
16+
Age
Active
Activity
Dec-Apr
Season

Banff Bike Tours in Winter

Winter fat tire e-biking is a brand new and exciting experience in Banff National Park!

Fat Tire biking has rapidly become one of the most popular winter activities. It is the perfect blend of stability and traction in snow and ice, combined with the power of an electric bike.

Our intermediate winter fat tire bike tour features THE BEST groomed fat biking trails in Banff National Park! It’s called “ The Ultimate” Fat bike experience in the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains of Banff, AB. This is the perfect tour if you want to safely get into the backcountry while enjoying a gourmet lunch at Sundance Lodge! Participating in this tour requires an above-average fitness level and good cycling skills or athleticism.

 

Remember to wear/bring:

  • Warm winter boots, thick warm socks, or heated socks (but only if you have a pair!)
  • Hand and Toe warmers if you tend to get cold fingers and toes
  • Warm, full-fingered gloves (not mitts) and protective eyewear (ski goggles/sunglasses)
  • Helmets are mandatory and included in the tour cost. Feel free to bring your own. Ski helmets totally work and tend to be warmer than bike helmets on colder days
  • Two neck warmers or buffs – one to fit under a helmet and one for around your neck
  • Snow pants and winter jackets are essential in temperatures below zero.  Gear can be rented from stores in Banff such as Snowtips-Bactrax
  • Dress in thin layers to be mobile and remove if necessary.
  • A backpack with hot water and room to store layers.

Fitness Level

Participants should  be comfortable with a minimum of 3 hours of continuous moderate cardiovascular activity (run/jog, bike, hike)
  • Distance: 20 km
  • Average Speed: 10-15 km/hour
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Elevation Gain: 300m/985 ft

The minimum age is 16 years.

Lunch is included (soup and sandwich)

Meet location: Healy/ Brewster Creek trailhead parking lot

Tour time: 11 am

Don’t miss out on a one-of-a-kind experience! Book your tour today!

Don’t see your preferred time/date available? Call us. Our team will work with you to find a tour option for a budget that works for you. We offer private, group, and custom experiences to satisfy your needs.

Included
  • E Fat Bike & Helmet
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
Transport Options
  • Healy/ Brewster Creek trail head parking lot
4.5
3894+
4.4
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4.5
786+

The best parts of the tour for most people include the following:

1

Basic Skills and Pro Tips

Pick up all the skills you need in order to roll through the trails on a 4.5 inch fat tire!
2

Lunch at Sundance lodge

Have lunch in cozy, warm Sundance Lodge, the backcountry hidden gem remote from Banff.
3

Incredible Banff Scenery

Head along the wintery, shard packed trails and pathways of Banff National and embrace gorgeous mountain and river views.
4

Photo Stops

Stop for that perfect Instagram picture while on a tour.
Included
  • E Fat Bike & Helmet
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
Transport Options
  • Healy/ Brewster Creek trail head parking lot
4.5
3894+
4.4
374+
4.5
786+
The tour begins at 11:00am and takes approx. 3 to 4 hours.
This tour includes fat biking with a local guide, your equipment (e fat bike and helmet) and lunch at Sundance Lodge – soup and sandwich.
Please meet at Healy/ Brewster Creek trail head parking lot .
Banff’s newest and most fun winter activity! A fatbike or snow bike is an off-road bicycle with oversized tires, typically 3.8 in (97 mm) or larger, designed for low ground pressure to allow riding on soft, unstable terrain, such as snow, sand, bogs and mud.
Participant’s should  be comfortable with a minimum of 3 hours of continuous moderate cardiovascular activity (run/jog, bike, hike)

Please be prepared for the mountain weather, it changes quickly and our winter fat bike tours run in anything from -15C (-5F) +10C (+50F). Wind chill can change the temperature dramatically and you will be outside for the duration of your tour.

To ensure that you enjoy the tour, please wear/bring:

  • Photo ID for each adult (18+) for waiver verification.
  • Warm winter boots, hand and toe warmers if you tend to get cold toes.
  • Warm, full fingered gloves and protective eyewear (goggles/sunglasses).
  • Helmets are mandatory and included in tour cost. Feel free to bring your own. Ski helmets totally work and tend to be warmer than bike helmets on colder days.
  • A thin winter hat to fit under a helmet.
  • Snow pants & winter jackets are essential in any temperatures below zero. Gear can be rented from stores in Banff such as Snowtips-Bactrax.
  • Dress in thin layers in order to be mobile and remove if necessary.
  • A backpack with hot water and room to store layers.
  • Two neck warmers or buffs – one to to fit under a helmet and one for around your neck
  • Hand and toe warmers or heated socks if you have them.
  • A backpack for items above and with room to store layers.

Please note that safety is our first priority. If the guide thinks your attire or footwear isn’t appropriate and compromises your safety on the tour, you may not be able to participate.

If it goes below -15 degrees Celsius then we will not run the tour and we can reschedule your booking.
We require 7 days notice prior to departure to cancel or change a tour without penalty.
Tips are not expected, but are certainly appreciated. If you think your guide did a wonderful job and would like to indicate that with a tip, it will be graciously accepted.

Included
  • E Fat Bike & Helmet
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
Transport Options
  • Healy/ Brewster Creek trail head parking lot
4.5
3894+
4.4
374+
4.5
786+
  • The minimum age is 16 years.
  • All adults must sign a waiver, which will be sent through upon booking.
  • Photo ID may be required for identity verification.
  • This tour requires a minimum of 2 participants. Please call us 48 hours prior to your tour at 1-877-565-9372 to confirm your booking.
Included
  • E Fat Bike & Helmet
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
Transport Options
  • Healy/ Brewster Creek trail head parking lot
4.5
3894+
4.4
374+
4.5
786+

star rating  Went for a fabulous 2 hour e-bike Ride in the snow. Clare took us on so many scenic trails with some fabulous stops for photo ops! Loved that Clare... read more

Jamie R
January 23, 2022

star rating  We did the eFat Bike tour around Banff. It was our first time on a fat bike. We have absolutely adored
the experience! The scenery is just mind blowing! We... read more

joseebrou
February 17, 2022

star rating  What can I say?
Incredible mountain and Banff hostess.
Enthusiasm in abundance.
Thorough run through e-bikes for those of us newbies.
Huge respect for Banff and surrounding areas.
Massive knowledge... read more

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March 31, 2023

star rating  Clare was so friendly and professional at the same time, teaching us how to safely and efficiently Cross-country ski in a such a relaxing way. Telling us about the history... read more

Dan J
January 27, 2022

star rating  Claire and Anna Lisa were amazing!! Such positive, upbeat attitudes, not to mention incredible instructors. We had never done XC skiing before and they made it so easy. 100% recommend... read more

RebeccaStJohn
December 10, 2022

star rating  Our group of riders ranged from occasional cyclists to very experienced and all had a great time on the tour. Clare's video and photo game was top shelf,... read more

seannI3037IL
March 3, 2022

star rating  If you are interested in doing something super fun, do this activity. Our wonderful coach Anna-Lisa was so amazing. The cross country ski instruction was fantastic. Would... read more

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February 13, 2023

star rating  My boyfriend and I booked a 2.5h x-c ski lesson with Clare and we were not disappointed! Clare was really understanding in letting us book our tour when we missed... read more

vanessaaschulz
December 14, 2021

star rating  Our family was planning a Canada trip around the Banff area, and our 15-year-old son's only request was "I want to mountain bike down a mountain!" None of the... read more

BanffAdventurer
August 26, 2022
Included
  • E Fat Bike & Helmet
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
Transport Options
  • Healy/ Brewster Creek trail head parking lot
4.5
3894+
4.4
374+
4.5
786+
Banff Fat Biking Tour in Banff National Park