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Rocky Mountain Sidecar Adventures

Experience the ultimate vacation adventure by touring Calgary and the Rocky Mountains in the side car of a motorcycle. On your Rocky Mountain Sidecar Tour enjoy incredible landscapes, catch the scent of meadows & mountains and stop for a picnic at the headwaters of a glacial stream. Your adventure awaits!
Where: Calgary, Alberta
Age restriction: Minimum age for participation - 6 years
Price for: 1 Participant
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Rocky Mountain Sidecar Adventures - City of Calgary Tour
On this tour of Calgary, take in the historic, cultural, and architectural sights and sounds of Alberta's largest city. Enjoy the beautiful river valley, explore Calgary’s downtown core and learn about the history of the heart of the New West. Duration: 90 minutes
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Rocky Mountain Sidecar Adventures - The Foothills – Gateway to the Rockies Tour
Enjoy an extended tour of the outer regions of Calgary and the foothills to the west. You’ll travel through the foothills enjoying distant views of the Rocky Mountains, savouring the panoramic views of mountains and meadows. This is a great tour for seniors and those wanting a more relaxing cruise. Duration: 2.5 - 3 hours
Picture of Rocky Mountain Sidecar Adventures - High Spirits Adventure Tour
Rocky Mountain Sidecar Adventures - High Spirits Adventure Tour
On this encompassing Rocky Mountain Sidecar Tour you will depart Calgary heading into the foothills, stop for a refreshment along Redwood Meadows and then journey through rolling forested countryside and ranches to take in the sights and smells of the mountains and ranch country. You’ll visit the headwaters of a glacial river and experience the vistas from the upper passes. Along the way you will visit the Eau Claire Distillery, Alberta's first craft distillery and Chinook Arch Meadery, Alberta's first meadery and sample award winning spirits. This sidecar tour is a great trip for the more adventurous traveler. Duration: 4 -5 hours

A unique, fun, adventurous way to explore Calgary and countryside.

The fun of this unique experience gift begins when you meet your friendly driver in Calgary.  When they arrive you will be outfitted with your helmet and hop into the sidecar.

Riding in a sidecar can be described as a "bucket list" must do.  It evokes a sense of freedom and relaxation. The "hack" as it's called is very roomy and comfortable. There is a heated blanket in case of cool weather, a place for your portable device to charge, and rain gear to use of course. 

Stops are made along the way and time is permitted to explore on foot depending on your interests.

The sidecar motorcycles are modern copies of the 1938 BMW R71 and the 1942 BMW R75. While they have retained their vintage look they perform like a 21st century motorcycle, are very stable, very safe and can go almost anywhere.

Rest assured that your guides are experienced motorcycle riders with excellent driving records and advanced training.  They will be transporting you as safely as possible. They are licensed under provisions of the Alberta Motor Vehicle Act as motorcycles, and must abide by the same rules and regulations as any other motorized vehicle traveling on provincial roadways. 

Need to know:

  • Includes all the driving equipment (helmets, earphones, raincoats)
  • All passengers must wear a helmet.

  • Maximum of 2 passengers per sidecar (one in the sidecar and the other on the back seat of the motorcycle if equipped)
  • Minimum age/weight:   6 years of age, 28 kg. and able to follow the directions of the driver/guide
  • Maximum weight:  130 kg.
  • You must be physically able to get in the side car with a minimum of assistance
  • Unless indicated tours do not include meals, drinks or tastings
  • This is an outdoor activity dependent on climatic conditions.  This will be at the discretion of Rocky Mountain Sidecar Adventures.  The tour may still take place if there is only a light intermittent drizzle.

What to wear:  You should wear long pants and sturdy shoes with closed toes for your tour. It’s always a good idea to bring a jacket, as higher altitudes can be cooler. We also recommend that you wear gloves and a pair of sunglasses.

So, whether you are looking for a unique, fun Calgary tour or have always wanted to ride in the sidecar of a motorcycle, the Rocky Mountain Sidecar Tour is one of the most unique and exciting things to do in Calgary, Alberta!

This Rocky Mountain Sidecar Adventures experience takes place in Calgary, Alberta.  Your pick-up location will be confirmed when you make your tour reservation.

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