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For more details on route difficulty, see the tab below.

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.

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

AR700 Gallery

All photos used with permission of Jonathan Hayward and the AR700.

Alternate route options

AR 500

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.


Traveller. Cyclist. Expat. Over 15 years experience living abroad in six different countries. I've travelled to over 40+ countries and met countless travellers, cyclists, and other expats. As a passionate cyclist I've had opportunities to bike tour in some truly amazing places. While definitely not an expert at bike touring, I'm passionate about sharing bike touring stories and helping others learn hacks, tricks, and techniques to improve their touring experience. I look forward to you joining me on this journey of learning about and becoming a better bike tourist.

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