Cycle the Divide – Montana

The Best of Montana's Mountains
Price :
Surface :
Duration :
7 days
Support :
Fully Supported
Difficulty :
Level 4

Sample our heralded Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, fully supported and load free! We’ll travel from the lively resort town of Whitefish, located near Glacier National Park, to the southern end of the spectacular Swan Range, one of Montana’s less-visited geologic gems. Not far away lies Flathead Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake in the West. 

Riding mostly on U.S. Forest Service roads and a bit of singletrack, we’ll experience the high country of one of the world’s great wildland complexes. Along the way, we’ll encounter a variety of flora and fauna — the sharp-eyed might even spot wild huckleberries ripe for the picking or the occasional bear on a distant hillside. We’ll skirt the southern boundaries of the Bob Marshall and Scapegoat wilderness areas and crest the Continental Divide on a loop near Lincoln, our ultimate destination.

e-bike friendly: Click to read our FAQ


Additional Details
Start Location:
Whitefish, MT
End Location:
Whitefish, MT
Glacier Park Intl. (FCA)
Total Days:
Riding Days:
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Average Daily Mileage:
Level 4
Technical Difficulty:
Moderate to Difficult
Elevation Alert:
High Point: 6,627'
Restricted Bike Type:
Touring, Road/Cyclocross, Trike, eTrike

Know before you go

Bike Shop Info:

Glacier Cyclery in Whitefish, Montana, can provide a rental bicycle for your tour. RESERVATIONS ARE RECOMMENDED, especially during the peak rental season of July–August. Glacier Cyclery has a wide variety of bikes for rent, including full suspension and hardtail mountain bikes, touring road bikes, and fat bikes. Touring bikes come equipped with a rear rack. If you request it at the time of reservation, Glacier Cyclery can install a rear rack on one of their hardtail mountain bikes.

Contact Glacier Cyclery for more information:

Glacier Cyclery, 406.862.6446,

Startpoint Info:

This tour will start and end in Whitefish, MT. Group reservations have already been made for the first day of this tour. Whitefish can be a high-demand area. If you are arriving before the first day of the tour or would like to stay on the last day of the tour, we recommend booking reservations early in the Whitefish area.

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 can be carried by staff on our fully supported events.