Experience the Seward Peninsula by Bike!
Ride the gravel roads surrounding Nome, rich with native culture and gold rush history. Though not connected to the rest of Alaska by road, Nome offers 350 miles of gravel roads to explore.
322 km / 200 mi
Bering Land Bridge National Preserve
Exploring Nome rich with native culture and gold rush history
Pilgrim Hot Spring
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
60-80 km / 37-50 mi
322 km / 200 mi
Deluxe = 4-5 star hotel or excellent B&B Basic = 1-2 star hotel/motel or B&B Camping = tent, sports hall or campus
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.
Most of the area around Nome is Arctic Tundra, characterized by low shrubs, mosses, sedges, and lichens blanketing the mountainsides and valleys. There are no trees near Nome, and just a few in the area, creating long distance views all around.
Nome is home to an abundance of wildlife, including moose, bear, and muskox traversing the tundra and thousands of migrating birds overhead. Over 160 species of migratory birds transit the area, with August being a particularly good time to view many on their south-bound journey.
Nome is also the home to the headquarters of the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve, with a long history of human habitation. From a subsistence lifestyle to music and art, Alaska Native culture is vibrant in Nome. In addition, the gold rush of 1900 contributed to Nome’s colorful history, with many types of gold mining still occurring to this day.
The Bike Nome trip is based around days cycling through the tundra landscape. Throughout the trip, we work with local businesses, restaurants, and residents to include additional activities and experiences to create an unforgettable experience for visitors to this unique place.
We’ll start our tour by exploring Nome and the local history and culture. This includes a few nights staying in Nome and a visit to the remote village of Teller.
Next, we’ll ride out along the coastline through prime migratory bird habitat. We’ll spend two nights out by ourselves in an old schoolhouse turned B&B.
From here, we’ll explore the Kougarok Road and visit Pilgrim Hot Springs before a final night in town before departure.
The Seward Peninsula is known for quickly changing weather conditions. Our itinerary is designed for some flexibility with this in mind.
Capacity: tour minimum is 4, maximum is 10
Arrival & Departure | Nome, AK. Direct flights available on Alaska Airlines
Level: moderate, though depending on the weather conditions it could be a little more challenging. Average miles per day are 35-40 on almost entirely gravel roads.
* 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.
Lodging and meals.
Specialized Crosstrail and Ariel Flat-bar hybrids road bikes
Flight from and to tour start
Night before and after the tour
While in Nome, we’ll use the Dredge 7 Inn. We will also spend 2 nights about 30 miles out of town at the Solomon B&B.
The Single Supplement is $500, but please note that 2 nights of the tour are at a rustic cabin that we cannot guarantee private rooms.
Map & Routes
Specialized Crosstrail and Ariel flat-bar hybrid road bikes included. You are also welcome to bring your bike, we can assist with assembly and post-trip boxing. E-bikes not available at this time
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