Join National Parks Unbound with four days of exhilarating exploration of Montana’s Big Sky Country. Under Montana’s open skies lies the grandeur of Glacier National Park, the brisk glacial waters of the Flathead River, and the dense forests of Whitefish Mountain. Take your family to experience the Crown of the Continent and bike, hike, zipline and raft through incredible, jaw-dropping terrain.

 

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • See the sights on the celebrated Going to the Sun Road
  • Soar through the trees on a zipline tour through Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort
  • Raft the rapids of Flathead River
  • Pedal along tranquil countryside roads

Itinerary

Montana’s big sky country awaits you! Join your group and guides at the hotel this morning before grabbing your gear for a short drive to Whitefish Lake. Enjoy the views with a picnic lunch before getting ready for this afternoon’s bike ride through Whitefish’s stunning surrounding landscape.

After this afternoon’s ride, settle into the hotel and relax before meeting for dinner at Truby’s, a local favorite.

Ride: Approximately 10 miles with 500 feet of climbing; approximately 3 miles with 150 feet of climbing. 

ACCOMMODATION : The Firebrand Hotel or The Lodge at Whitefish Lake
MEALS INCLUDED : Lunch, Dinner

Rise early and enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel before your transport to Whitefish Mountain Resort. For today’s outdoor adventure, you may take a chairlift up to the mountain summit for a hike, take a zipline tour through the treetops, or dash down the mountain on an alpine slide. Enjoy your day full of adrenaline and fresh mountain air.

This afternoon, you can continue the adventure with a ride through scenic Flathead Valley or stroll through downtown Whitefish’s many sights. Discover what fantastic dining experiences Whitefish has to offer tonight.

Ride: Approximately 6 miles with 600 feet of climbing; Approximately 22 miles with 900 feet of climbing 

ACCOMMODATION : The Firebrand Hotel or The Lodge at Whitefish Lake
MEALS INCLUDED : Breakfast

Explore Glacier National Park, the Crown of the Continent, today. After getting in a legendary Glacier Jammer Bus for the ride up the Going to the Sun Road, look out for crashing waterfalls, wildlife and viewpoints of Glacier’s namesake glaciated valleys. Arrive at the summit and stretch your legs with stroll along Logan Pass. Then, head back down and stop at the West Glacier Visitor Center.

Spend your afternoon on an exhilarating whitewater adventure down the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. Once we’re back on land, gather for a farewell BBQ dinner on the Flathead River. 

ACCOMMODATION : The Firebrand Hotel or The Lodge at Whitefish Lake
MEALS INCLUDED : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

For your last day in Big Sky Country, you can either take a ride along the Whitefish River Trail after breakfast or sleep in. If you choose to have a morning spin, enjoy views of Whitefish Mountain, the lake, and rare views of the tranquil valley. After, you may either head to the Glacier Park International Airport for a return flight home or extend your Montana outdoor family vacation.

Ride: Approximately 4 miles with 80 feet of climbing;
Longer Option: Approximately 19 miles with 875 feet of climbing 

MEALS INCLUDED : Breakfast

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Glacier National Park Family Vacation
Glacier National Park Family Vacation
Glacier National Park Family Vacation
Glacier National Park Family Vacation
Glacier National Park Family Vacation

FAQ & More

What's the minimum age for this trip?

Children as young as 6 may join this trip, but must be 9 or older to ride their own bike. For younger children, parents must ride a hybrid bike with the child riding alongside in a pedal bike attachment. We do not provide car seats or booster seats when riding in the support vans

 

 

What is the average daily bike ride like?

For this trip, guests can anticipate riding 7 miles, with 300 ft of elevation gain. 

What should I pack?

Each guest is provided with a packing list before the trip.

What type of bikes do you offer?

Your vacation includes the use of some of the best bikes on the market. On most of our destinations you’ll select between the Trek Domane 5.9, the Trek 7.6 FX and the Trek Electric Assist XM700+. Visit the Trek website for more specifics about these bikes. 

What are the daily rides like?

Average Daily Mileage | 11
Terrain | Undulating
Average Daily Elevation | 400 ft.
We strive to find paved secondary roads or bike paths and try to avoid busy roads when possible. We can also accommodate guests who seek less mileage or fewer uphills with a ride in the support van as needed. Ask about our electric bike as well 

What kind of weather can we expect?

Summer is one of the best time to visit Glacier National Park. Mid-summer temperatures range from upper 60's to lower 80's in the daytime, while nighttime lows dip into the upper 40s

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