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Banff Legacy Trail

Banff National Park, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Nice Bike Ride Beteen Banff and Canmore

We rented a tandem in Banff from Backtrax and set out on the Legacy Trail.It was about 22 miles... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
mhf1
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Seal Beach, CA
Great fun

Hired a few bikes in Canmore and rode the Legacy trail to Banff. Beautiful scenery on the way a... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
Darren S
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Bright, Australia
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Banff National Park, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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"the trans canada highway"
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"nice bike"
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"bike ride"
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"mostly downhill"
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"flat ride"
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"great ride"
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"transcanada highway"
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"runs parallel"
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

We rented a tandem in Banff from Backtrax and set out on the Legacy Trail.It was about 22 miles round trip to our hotel in Banff. Nice paaved traail with marked two way traffic. Not too hilly, though there were some short elevation changes. Good...More

Thank mhf1
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Hired a few bikes in Canmore and rode the Legacy trail to Banff. Beautiful scenery on the way a few rest stops to relax and enjoy the views. Very flat ride yes it does run near the highway but the views out way that slight...More

Thank Darren S
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

This is a paved biking path beside the Trans Canada highway between Banff and Canmore. It's scenic and a lot of fun to do for a half day or full day activity.

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

My tip for the day if you want a less exhausting ride - Start in Banff, and end up in Canmore. We headed into the wind which really made it a more difficult ride than it should be. But the scenery was really worth the...More

Thank Debbie Jo H
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

The bike path between Canmore to Banff is a nice ride, though only about 500 feet elevation gain and similar elevation loss. The ride is only about 15 miles each way, so it maybe wise to plan some sidetrips. The trail was a crowded is...More

1  Thank PowderWhisperer
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

It takes about two hours one way, so do keep that in mind. Overall, it's a flat ride, which means it's good for all levels of bike riders. You just have to make sure you listen to those coming from behind you and be courteous...More

2  Thank mango_travels091
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

One of my favourite walks in Banff National Park regardless of where you begin from. The mountain view experience is beyond description. One of the best things Banff National Park offers.

Thank margandbarry
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

26km bike trail from Banff to Canmore offers jaw dropping vistas! mostly downhill, 2 lanes dedicate bike trail, surrounded by the rockies. There is shuttle service for $10 if you want to do only one way.

3  Thank ruthndul
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

I got up early Sunday morning and ran about 12 km of the legacy trail. It was fairly quiet with a few bikers on the route. Nice run fairly flat and peaceful.

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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Wonderful food and atmosphere, and friends .A great way to end the bike ride on The Rocky Mountain legacy trail Canmore to Banff , on the july long weekend .Our server Emily was great too, thanks .

Thank mikechartrand
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Acinonyx60
28 January 2018|
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Response from kennethh330 | Reviewed this property |
You can walk it It was a nice fun scenic walk
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16 May 2017|
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Response from Donna S | Reviewed this property |
No the grade is actually very easy there are a couple of hills but they are of the short steep variety. The trail was made for the average cyclist
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Tony B
2 March 2017|
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Response from shaylasays | Reviewed this property |
No, it is not and not recommended as plows will push snow from the road onto the trail, sometimes from above.
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