Mountain biking

Singletrack mind

Whether you prefer easy cross-country tours, fast and flowing singletrack or picking your way through rowdy lines, all trails lead to spectacular views. 

The variety and volume of trails here mean you never have to ride the same trail twice in one trip, unless of course you find your new favourite.

The Best Mountain Biking Trails in Alberta

Dig deep on one of Alberta’s many climbs, then embrace the descent.
Person riding mountain bike on Star Wars Bike Trail in Banff.
Test your mettle on a mix of natural and man-made features on our network of downhill trails.

Downhill parks

Skill development

Bike parks and downhill-oriented trails offer progression for all ages and skill levels. 

Take a group lesson and ride the chairlifts at WinSport, hire a private coach and session epic trails with Alberta 66 Mountain Biking, or level up at the skills areas at one of our many trail centres. 

Fat biking

Winter stoke

The season doesn’t end when the snow starts flying. Fat tires and groomed trails mean you can shred all year long.

Fat biking in Canmore

City biking

Endless urban pathways

Edmonton and Calgary sport pathways, trails and bike lanes suitable for everyone so you can take in the cities from a new perspective. Leave plenty of time for café stops, restaurants, breweries and ice cream. Plus, if you want to put a little pep in your pedal, ebike rentals are widely available. 

Calgary: Bike Rentals & Tours

Edmonton: Bike Maps & Routes

Did you know?

With over 1,000 km (621 mi) of trails, Calgary has the largest urban pathway network in North America.

Road biking

Hit the pavement

Weave your way along quiet country roads through the prairies, over foothills and up high mountain passes. Alberta is home to heroic climbs as well as beautiful, quiet country roads. And don’t forget the gravel - epic routes dot the map east to west and north to south.  

 For a truly unique experience, visit in spring and ride some of our majestic mountain roads before they open to car traffic, making for a stress-free day in the alpine on two wheels.

Frequently asked questions

Trails and routes can be found on your favourite cycling apps. Local bike shops are also a great resource to direct you to appropriate rides for your style and skill level.

That’s totally up to you! Of course, you will likely be more comfortable and capable on your own bike, but if hauling a bike on your vacation doesn’t sound ideal, many bike shops and outfitters will offer ebikes and regular bikes for rent near trail centres, so you can get your shred on with less hassle. 

You betcha! Alberta is home to the Badlands Gran Fondo, the Jasper Gran Fondo, Chinook Classic, DV100 as well as the full Alberta Bicycle Association race schedule if you’re looking for categorized road, mountain, cyclocross and BMX racing. There is also a burgeoning gravel scene, with more and more events popping up every year. 

Cyclists under the age of 18 must wear an approved bicycle helmet. If you have children and pull them in trail-a-bikes or trailers, they must also wear an approved bicycle helmet.

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