This adventure utilizes Alaska’a unique Marine Highway system for scenic cruising between the three coastal communities of Juneau, Haines, and Skagway. This is the perfect introduction to life in Southeast Alaska, where the mountains dominate the skyline, rising straight from the glacial waters of the fjord
Expert local leadership.
Accommodations for all days of travel (camping or hotels, except last day).
Three meals and snacks for all tour days (excluding arrival and departure days)
Vehicle transportation and support
On tour bike maintenance.
Fees and permits for special sites
Safety equipment, training and certification.
Night before and after the tour not included
Flight to and from the tour not included
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
20-40 km / 12-25 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.
Note that this tour requires coordination with multiple ferries, other tour operators, and lodging. The schedule may be changed or re-arranged slightly, below is one sample itinerary.
Arrive in Juneau, Alaska. Your guide picks you up at the airport and transports you to the Silverbow Inn. After you unpack and freshen up you meet your guide for a tour orientation, bike fitting and a short ride around town followed by dinner.
You depart on a morning bike ride to the north end of Douglas Island for a walk through the forest to the beach. After lunch you slip into a stable sea kayak for a paddle around the cove with views of the Mendenhall Glacier. Evening options are a town walk followed by a tram ride up Mt. Roberts for an amazing view!
You check out of the Inn, then bike to Auke Bay, making scenic stops along the way before your ferry ride to Haines. Arriving in Haines four hours later, you check in to the Hotel Halsingland and eat at a local restaurant.
On your first day in the picturesque town of Haines, you bike along the Chilkat River. After lunch your guide takes you on a raft float through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, spotting for wildlife along the banks of the glacial river. On your return to town you stop for a cultural tour in the Tlingit Village of Klukwan.
In the morning you bike to glacial-fed Chilkoot Lake. At the beautiful emerald lake, you exchange your bicycle for a sea kayak. After a brief orientation, you glide silently along the shore, spotting for bear, moose, eagles, and other wildlife. The afternoon is spent on a short coastal hike to a viewpoint or relaxing at your B&B.
Your day starts with a short bike ride along the Lynn Canal to a trailhead. You hike through the rainforest to a viewpoint where you take in the majestic scenery of the glacial fjord. In the afternoon you board the fast ferry to Skagway and check in to the HIstoric Skagway Inn. You can tour town by foot or bike, followed by a ‘Days of 98’ show.
You board the historic White Pass & Yukon Route narrow gauge railroad for a trip over the summit to Fraser Station in British Columbia, Canada. From there you cycle back to Skagway, descending 15 miles from the 3292’ summit of the White Pass to the sea. The afternoon is spent hiking on your own to a lake or relaxing at the B&B.
Your day starts with a bike ride from Skagway to the historic town site of Dyea. You explore the tidal flats and rainforest trails on your bicycle. You then hike two miles of the Chilkoot Trail followed by a leisurely raft float down the Taiya River. The afternoon is spent with a Park Service Interpreter on a town walking tour, followed by a movie about the Gold Rush. You may also choose to relax at your B&B and savor the memories of the past week.
After breakfast you can go shopping or sightseeing before we take you to the airport or ferry terminal for your departure home. You may choose to keep the adventure going in Alaska!
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