Q Is Canada a better biking destination than America?
Answered by Andy Davidson, MCN tourism specialist
The world and its dog have flown in to the US to ride the same old, worn out cliché that is Route 66. Every Harley rider from both sides of the pond has been there and done that. Canada, however, is fresh beauty; it’s where you need to be for the greatest riding week of your life and have a real adventure in the Rockies with a GS, on open roads, with epic backdrops and more wildlife than you can shake a broken twig at. Its best feature is the vast amount of nothingness. British Columbia, especially, offers a true sense of adventure that’s getting harder and harder to find these days. You can rent a bike online from vancouver.cyclebc.ca and have an epic trip riding through BC, the scenery is so gorgeous it’s almost fake; you’ll be tempted to stretch out your fingers and touch it to double check. The roads slicing through the awe-inspiring landscapes are peppered with wildlife including grizzlies, elk and hawks. You’ll ride by waterfalls, huge glaciers, the Icefields Parkway and won’t want to come home. It’ll cost around £600 for a week rental and return flights are around £700. B&BS are popular and cost £45 a night on average, with food and drink matching UK prices. Go for it, you’ll love it.
So gorgeous it’s almost unreal, make Canada