Beautiful part of the world. Do they bother to build sealed roads up any of those mountains, though?
Majority of the roads are sealed. The best ones aren’t though. Alberta
doesn’t really have the high mountain passes like Europe. Most go
through the valleys. I hope for a summit finish on the Mt Edith Cavell
access road. 14km up. The best climb in Alberta. Two other climbs are
Sunwapta Pass and Bow Summit. Both of which are sort of uninspiring for
cycling. Wide highway climbs. Incredible views however. The rest of
Alberta is fairly flat. I do hope for a stage through the badlands and
one in the southern foothills ending in Waterton.
September can be a strange time of year for weather. Could be snow. Could get sunburns.
I hope it’s successful. It would be a good excuse to get back to Edmonton
There will be at least one mountain stage in the Tour of Alberta, it will be on a paved and marked road if that is what you mean by a “sealed” road.
Lake Peyto right there folks. What a great place.