The Big, Beautiful Loop Motorcycle Tour

Millarville, Turner Valley, Black Diamond, Longview, Chain Lakes, Provincial Park, Nanton, High River, MD Foothills, Okotoks

approx. 3 hours
approx. 240 KM

With nearly 250 kilometres of highway humming beneath you, your next adventure is calling you to our Cool Little Towns, The Big Loop Motorcycle Tour. Under gorgeous skies, any weather at any time of day, you’ll tour the most scenic route in southern Alberta through rolling foothills featuring straight, easy riding with some delightful curves to guarantee your interest.

Our 7 featured Cool Little Towns, and experiences along the way, give you plenty of options for open air or indoor eating with quick pit stops in mind or a longer stay. This road trip is one of the most popular for motorcyclists in Alberta and we’ve highlighted the favourite places to eat and visit along the way by our two-wheeled visitors. With the longest distance you’ll travel before hitting the next opportunity to gas up being 87 kilometres, this trip is truly low on worry, high on fun.

Be a road warrior and make it a full day. Or make it a weekend tour and stay in a Cool Little Town along the way. Every town has a campground and most have hotels or bed and breakfast accommodations!

  • Looking for the best open roads and big skies, with the coolest pitstops to gas up, stretch out and explore?
  • Craving the coolest burgers, burritos, brews and views
  • Hankering to feel the hum of your Harley or street bike with a guaranteed great ride?

We recommend these featured stops on your big beautiful loop:

  • Millarville: Millarville Farmers’ Market
  • Turner Valley: Motoburrito food truck, Motöraad Performance Motorcycle Shop
  • Black Diamond: The Black Diamond Bar & Grill
  • Longview: Twin Cities Hotel (award winning Alberta bison and beef), famous Longview Beef Jerky
  • Chain Lakes Provincial Park: hikes, fishing, potable water, swimming, concession
  • Nanton: Bomber Command Museum
  • High River: Whistle Stop Café, Evelyn’s Memory Lane, 3 nice sized lakes perfect for walking and biking, Hitchin’ Post (bike enthusiasts stop here for burgers and shakes all the time), worth the ride
  • Okotoks: Downtown Okotoks, Museum & Archives; Art Gallery, Heartland Cafe, The George Pub, Canadian Brewhouse, Browns Social House
  • For full accommodation details, visit Staycay & Chill experiences page.

For additional tours you may like to experience visit:

  • The Prairies Past & Present tour showcases the many cool agriculture, cowboy culture and historical narrative of the past three generations throughout our Cool Little Towns.
Distance from Calgary: 39 KM

Approx. riding time: 40 minutes

Tip: small gravel road entrance to parking lot

Distance from Millarville: 25KM

Approx. riding time: 25 minutes

Tip: Food, gas, groceries, motorcycle repair shop, camping available

Distance from Turner Valley to Black Diamond: 5KM

Approx. riding time: 5 minutes

Tip: Food, gas, groceries, camping, hotel accommodation available

Distance from Black Diamond: 18KM

Approx. riding time: 15 minutes

Tip: Food, gas, camping, hotel accommodation available. Check your fuel tank. It’s 87 km to the next town.

Distance from Longview: 40KM

Approx. riding time: 30 minutes

Tip: Camping and Picnic tables available

Distance from Chain Lakes Provincial Park: 47KM

Approx. riding time: 32 minutes

Tip: Food, gas, groceries and accommodation available

Distance from Nanton: 29KM

Approx. riding time: 19 minutes

Tip: Food, gas, groceries and accommodation available

Distance from High River: 23 KM

Approx. riding time: 18 minutes

Tip: Food, gas, groceries and accommodation available

Back to Calgary via Hwy 2: 48KM

Approximate riding time: 20 minutes