Bikepacking provides an opportunity to cycle in wild, remote areas carrying a minimal amount of equipment in a streamlined fashion. Bikepacking combines the beauty of backpacking and the speed of cycle touring in a mostly car-free environment.
Spend 6 days bike packing in Big Sky Country along the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route (GDMBR). Our Women's Intro to Bikepacking will help the beginner to jump into an awesome backcountry adventure with like minded women. Using pre-tour videos and Q&A Zoom sessions the rider will learn how to select a bike and gear as well as how-to's on food selection, cooking and navigation. On tour, we will put our learning to the test as we navigate single and double track as well as some rural paved roads along a Montana section of the GDMBR.
You can expect to be well-prepared for your first bikepacking trip through detailed pre-trip instruction and on-the-road, real-life experiences so that you can have the confidence and know-how to head out on your on bikepacking adventures. You will be accompanied by two GDMBR experienced riders to guide and teach you along the way.
Start/End: Glacier Park International Airport (FCO), Kalispell, Montana
Arrive on your own at our starting location in Kalispell, Montana by 2pm at the start of your adventure. We will have an orientation in the late afternoon, followed by dinner prepared by your guides. We will assist in getting your bikes to our overnight location if you shipping your bikes. Dinner included.
Miles: 100 miles · Elevation: +927 / -955'
Transfer: 30 minutes
After breakfast, we will shuttle the group to a local grocery store for us to each shop for a few days provisions then on to the GDMBR trail and a short, but fun ride to our overnight location. During the next 4 days, we will acclimate to our gear, prepare our own meals, and explore all the beauty that Montana has to offer along the GDMBR including sweet forest service roads, single track, steep ascents and exhilirating descents. We will be riding down the Swan River valley with the Mission Mountain range on on our right and the Bob Marshall Wilderness on our left. No meals included.
Miles: 30 miles · Elevation: +11,172’ / -10,199’
Transfer: 2 hours
We will ride what is perhaps the hardest portion of our route as we ascend 1500' before our breathtaking descent into the Seeley Lake area and the end of our riding together. We will transfer back to Kalispell to unwind and enjoy a meal together celebrating our week of adventure on the GDMBR and the new friendships that will be formed. Dinner provided.
In the morning, you will be on your own to begin your journey home or to your next destination. We can do a one-time shuttle to the Glacier International Airport. We will assist in getting your bike on its journey home.
Call 860-428-9301 to reserve this trip over the phone
Monday-Friday, 9 AM to 3 PM Mountain Standard Time
You can ship your bicycle to a bike shop close to our overnight location. We recommend using BikeFilghts.com. Please visit them for exact instructions.
Use the bike shop below for shipping your bike to the trailhead
Glacier Cyclery & Nordic
326 E Second St, Whitefish, MT 59937