For those who want to see Alaska, and love to cycle, this is the ultimate tour! Six days of cycling through a wide variety of the incredible scenery of Alaska. We top things off with a last day cruise through glacier studded Prince William Sound.
Recreational, Road bike
652 km / 405 mi
300- mile ride down the spectacular Richardson Highway
A visit to Fairbanks
Views of Mt. McKinley, Worthington gletsjer
Cruise across Prince William Sound.
Please plan on arriving in Anchorage at least one day prior to your trip departure; day one of your itinerary starts at 9 a.m.
Deposit for this tour is 25%
Recreational, Road bike
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition Challenging = experienced, well trained
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
100-120 km / 62-75 mi
652 km / 405 mi
500 m / 1640 ft
Deluxe = 4-5 star hotel or excellent B&B Basic = 1-2 star hotel/motel or B&B Camping = tent, sports hall or campus
Basic hotel, full board
Daily luggage transfers
06 Jun 2021 - 12 Jun 2021 20 Jun 2021 - 26 Jun 2021 04 Jul 2021 - 10 Jul 2021 18 Jul 2021 - 24 Jul 2021 08 Aug 2021 - 14 Aug 2021 22 Aug 2021 - 28 Aug 2021
If you travel alone a single supplement is charged. With some group tours you can avoid a single supplement by sharing a room with another rider.
Included / Not Included – lodging
54 mi / 89 km
After breakfast in Anchorage, we van north beyond the population centers and down the Parks Highway into the wilderness. We bicycle along the Parks Highway toward Mt. McKinley and Denali National Park. The road passes along the south face of Mt. McKinley and offers excellent vistas of the mountain and the other peaks and glaciers of the Alaska Range. We rise above treeline at Broad Pass where we have a magnificent view of the Alaska Range to the left and front, and see a beautiful series of glacial valleys in the Talkeetna Range to the right. We ride to our cabins at the Perch Restaurant, near the Entrance of Denali National Park.
80 mi / 128 km
We mount our bicycle for a beautiful ride along the Nenana River, through the backbone of the Alaska Range. We pass the headquarters of Denali National Park, then exit the park through the Nenana River Canyon. At the mouth of the canyon the land opens up and we enter the vast forest of the great Alaskan interior. We continue paralleling the Nanana River to the town of Nenana. We then van to dinner and our rooms in Fairbanks.
75 mi / 120 km
Our tour of the Richardson Highway begins with a 75-mile ride from the outskirts of Fairbanks to Delta Junction. The road winds along the magnificent, wild Tanana River. The warm weather and thick forest here are typical of the huge Alaskan Interior. As we cross the Tanana River, we get an excellent view of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Ahead looms the mighty Alaska Range, highlighted by Mt. Deborah and Mt. Hayes.
68 mi / 109 km
We leave Delta Junction and began the gradual climb up the glacial Delta River toward Isabel Pass. Passing through the Alaska Range, we see huge ice fields on either side of the road. Enormous mineral fields color the mountains in different hues of red, gray and brown. We ride along beautiful Summit Lake, well above tree line.
70 mi / 112 km
Leaving the Alaska Range behind us, we pass Paxson Lake and drop into the Copper River Basin. We pass many small rivers and lakes as the road parallels the Gulkana River. Moose, caribou, and trumpeter swans are common sights in this area. We stop for dinner at the historic Gakona Lodge (built in 1906).
58 mi / 93 km
We wind our way up the Tsaina River, toward Thompson Pass. On the way we stop off at Worthington Glacier, only yards from the road! The views from here are truly spectacular. We now drop 2,500 feet in six miles into the Lowe River Valley. Following the Lowe River, we ride through the vertical rock walls and numerous waterfalls of Keystone Canyon. We spend the night in Valdez, port for the Alaska State Ferry.
We wake up early and board a ship of the Alaska Marine Highway for an unforgettable trip across Prince William Sound. We leave the ship in Whittier, and board a shuttle for a fifteen-minute ride under the Chugach Mountains to Portage. Then we van back to Anchorage.
Please note: Over the last few years, budget cuts have been making the Alaska Marine Highway increasingly unreliable and difficult to work with. We have been having problems with cancellations and schedule changes. If that happens on the tour you sign up for, we will run a different itinerary on Day 7, which will include cycling and/or hiking in another beautiful location.
* This is a general itinerary. Tour itineraries are subject to change based on the group, available accommodations and other unforeseen circumstances such as the weather, local conditions, government intervention, that may affect the quality of the trip and/or safety of the participants. Please view this itinerary as an outline as to what to expect on this tour.
All lodging, including the night before the tour departure.
All meals and roadside snacks, except on the ships of the Alaska Marine Highway.
All transportation, from your hotel in Anchorage back to the Anchorage location of your choice.
Excursions on your tour.
Cannondale bicycles, with fenders, rack, water bottle and day pack
Luggage transfer each day.
Flights to and from the trip.
Night after the tour.
Hotels and cabins:
We stay in the ‘best available’ at each location.
In Alaska, If you design your tours around four-star hotels you become very limited as to where you can go. All the hotels and cabins we use are clean and have private baths.
In Anchorage, we stayed at the Hampton Inn.
All lodging, including the night before the tour departure, is included in the tour price! We can’t expect you to miraculously appear in Anchorage at 8:00AM, so your room the night before the tour departs is included in the tour price.
* Possible to share a room with another cyclist to avoid single supplement.
Map & Routes
Equipped with 21 or 24 speed Shimano, rear-rack, water bottle and day pack.
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