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Alberta Rockies 700
This is a fully self supported bike packing event. The route is over 80% gravel. It will be run similar to events such as the Tour Divide and other long distance self supported rides. The grand depart for 2022 will take place in Canmore Alberta and will offer two separate distances of loops.
This event is fully self supported, no outside help other than what you can find or buy along the way. Services are extremely limited on this route, so you will need to pack accordingly. Water crossings are plentiful.
Trackers are recommended.
Remember that this route goes through people’s property and near their homes, please respect the land owners and leave the route as you found it or better.
This route was created by Jonathan Hayward.
- Fire roads
- High mountain passes
- Bow, Kananaskis and Elk Valleys
- Blackshale Creek Suspension Bridge
- Legacy Trail between Canmore and Banff
- Highrockies Trail
The Alberta Rockies 700 was not created by the team at Bikepack Adventures. It’s sharing on this website is for informational purposes only. For more detailed information on this route, including the latest updates and POIs, visit the AR700 website
All photos used with permission of Jonathan Hayward and the AR700.
Alternate route options
The Alberta Rockies 500 is the slightly less painful version of the AR700. With a couple hundred less kilometres and a couple thousand metres less in elevation gain, it is the perfect route for someone looking for an adventure that is a bit milder….just not by much.