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Put a spring in your step on this one-week guided Canadian Rockies hiking holiday. You’ll walk in four of Canada’s pristine Mountain Parks and drive along some of the most scenic roadways in the world. After a full week of hiking, you'll celebrate your week’s adventure with a night out in Banff.
Canada’s Rocky Mountains draw millions of tourists each year, and it’s not hard to see why. With towering snowcapped peaks – the highest of which stands at a whopping 14440 feet above sea level, meadows strewn with wildflowers and rivers that carve through the land, it makes for an awe-inspiring holiday. The wildlife is pretty eye-catching too – elk, moose and bears all call this part of the world home. The whole area stretches just short of 3000 miles and runs from British Columbia down to New Mexico in the USA.
Conquering the Rockies in one week isn’t really possible, but when you’re out walking every day with tour leaders who know the area like the back of their hands, you’ll get a pretty good insight. Your days will be spent hiking in Banff, Jasper, Kootenay, and Yoho national parks. These are Canada’s jewels of the National Park System and are home to Elk, Mountain Sheep, and Grizzly Bear. With a backdrop of immense limestone and granite peaks as well as alpine lakes, glaciers, and waterfalls there is no better place to spend a week hiking in the mountains. And to top it all off, you’ll spend your last evening celebrating your walking achievements with an evening out in the Banff townsite.
In terms of ability, you don’t need to be super fit to enjoy this walking tour, but it will certainly help if you lead a normal active lifestyle. If you’re a bit out of shape you might find it hard for the first few days. Age-wise – anything goes – as long as you’re in good health and can handle a week of walking. The walking tour team has had everyone from teens to fit 60-year-olds enjoy this holiday. One more thing to consider is that you’ll be travelling in a small group so you must be happy to mingle with other people as you’ll be spending a considerable amount of time together. If you’d rather organise a private walking tour this can also be arranged.
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