Cycle Montana – Big Sky Country

Cycle through Big Sky Country
David Pinkernell
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Duration :
8 days
Support :
Fully Supported
Difficulty :
Level 4

Initially meeting in Adventure Cycling’s hometown of Missoula, we’ll start with a shuttle to Bozeman before making our way back to Missoula over the course of the next seven days. Throughout the ride, we’ll get to experience a number of delightful small towns and soak in hot springs along the way. We’ll cross the Continental Divide and spin through beautiful Flint Creek and Blackfoot valleys.

We’ll stopover in Butte before going over Big Hole Pass making it into the Big Hole Valley, a basin so broad and sparsely populated that you’ll feel as if you’ve ridden back in time 100 years. Keep an eye out — you may catch sight of a bear scampering through the sagebrush, en route from one mountain range to another!

In our final days, we’ll have the chance to visit Jackson Hot Springs, the Big Hole National Battlefield, and climb over Chief Joseph and Lost Trail passes. The final stretch to Missoula takes us through the Bitterroot Valley, where we’ll spend most of our ride on the bike path that parallels the U.S. 93 between Hamilton and the hometown of Adventure Cycling. You’ll return home with a mother lode of memories from this glorious corner of Big Sky Country.

e-bike friendly: Click to read our FAQ


Additional Details
Start Location:
Missoula, MT
End Location:
Missoula, MT
Missoula Montana (MSO)
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Level 4
Very Hilly
Elevation Alert:
High Point: 7,853'

Know before you go

Information for eBike riders:
Because every rider, eBike, road condition, and elevation profile is different, it is ultimately up to the participant to judge best whether their battery will last through each tour day. We recommend using pedal assist in its lowest setting or off when not needed to maximize battery range. Bringing a second battery is also recommended, and it can be carried by staff and available at a designated stop during the day.