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Wheat Kings
Tour Location
Country:
Canada
From:
Calgary
To:
Winnipeg
Tour Information
Guiding:
Guided
Duration:
14 days
Level:
Moderate
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
USD 2200
Tour Distance & Dates
Distance:
1570 Km
Riding Days:
13
Daily Average:
121 Km
Month(s):
Jun, Jul
Departure:
June 23 - July 6, 2017
Tour Operator:
TDA Global Cycling
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Wheat Kings

14 Days Moderate 1570 KmAVG 120 Km

This section begins in Calgary, affectionately still known as ‘Cowtown’ despite the city’s numerous skyscrapers and an increasingly diverse population. Leaving “Cowtown”, you will cycle first to Drumheller, the dinosaur capital of Canada, situated in Alberta’s Badlands. Riders should be sure to visit the fascinating Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology. The next morning the cyclists will head east into the rising sun and begin their journey across Canada’s vast prairie landscape.

As with most regions of Canada, the Prairies have developed a unique cultural identity. The First Nations people had lived in the area for millennia and when the first French fur traders passed through the area, their interaction created the Metis, a peoples with a distinct and unique culture. Riders will be able to learn about the regions history on their rest day in Regina. It was here that Louis Riel, a Metis leader, was executed for his role in Canada’s North West Rebellion in 1885.

Although the image of the Prairies is of one flat endless plain, this is only partially true. In addition to the iconic golden fields of wheat and canola punctuated by grain elevators, the cyclists will discover rolling hills, hidden creeks and shimmering lakes where they can celebrate the end of their riding day under the endless mid-summer sun. The section comes to a close in Winnipeg, home to Canada’s coldest street corner (Portage & Main) and the recently completed and renowned Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
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