Winter Fat Bike Tours

Winter Fat Biking in Banff National Park is here!

Winter fat bike tours are a brand new, ultimate experience offered being in the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains of Banff National Park. We are here to help you enjoy it.

No experience necessary. We offer guided tours for all ages and abilities. Your professional, certified guide will provide you with all the skills and thrills for an epic experience that will leave you grinning ear-to-ear.

Fat biking Tour in Banff

What’s included with your tour?

  • Winter fat bike or e-fat bike
  • Helmet
  • A local, professional and energetic guide
  • Plenty of stops for those epic Instagram shots
  • Basic skills and pro tips so you can have THE most amount of fun

Terrain will be within your ability and no experience necessary!

What to bring for your fat bike tour:

  • 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.
  • A couple of neck warmers such as a buff or a face covering. 
  • Hand and Toe warmers or heated socks if you have them. 
  • A face mask – not required to be worn for tour but will be required for any unexpected indoor stops.

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.

Booking terms:

  • The minimum age is 12 years.
  • All children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.
  • All adults must sign a waiver, which will be sent through upon booking. A waiver must also be completed by the parent or legal guardian of any child under the age of 18 years.
  • Photo ID may be required for identity verification.
  • Please note that this tour requires a minimum of 2 participants, please call the day prior to confirm the tour.
  • Tour can be made private with a minimum of 4 participants – please call to inquire.

BIKESCAPE has several packages being offered this winter – but sometimes one size does not fit all. Our team can work with you to build an affordable, custom private, or group session that suits YOUR idea of a good time. Give us a call.

P: 587-205-8356
E: TOURS@BIKESCAPE.CA

Winter Fat Biking FAQs

The tour begins at 1pm and returns at no later than 3:15pm. (2 hours total)

We meet at Fenlands Recreation Centre at 12:45pm. Link here

You can park for free at the meeting spot!

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.

A helmet & eFat Tire bike are provided.

This tour is suitable for beginners. You should  be comfortable riding some type of human propelled, two wheeled bicycle prior to taking this tour. Fat Biking is most similar to mountain biking, but at a much slower pace!

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
  • A couple of neck warmers such as a buff or a face covering.
  • Hand and Toe warmers or heated socks if you have them.
  • A backpack for items above and with room to store layers
  • A face mask - not required to be worn for tour but will be required for  any unexpected indoor stops

If it goes below -15 degrees Celsius then we will not run the tour and we can reschedule your booking.

There is a 24 hour cancellation policy, which allows you to change/cancel or refund your booking up to 24 hours outside your booked tour (up to 7 days for group bookings).

Tips are not expected, but are certainly appreciated. If you think your guide did an exceptional job and would like to indicate that with a tip, it will be graciously accepted.