Experience the best of Alaska’s wilderness and wildlife as you hike, bike, kayak and cruise the pristine lands, glaciers and waterways of the stunning Kenai Fjords National Park. This tour is a balanced combination of different activities. Besides cycling, there is kayaking, hiking and some boat trips included.
Recreational, Road bike
150 km / 93 mi
Listen for the sharp crack! of a glacier calving into an ice-studded sea on a glacier and wildlife cruise
Paddle the pristine waters of Resurrection Bay alongside seals, sea otters and puffins
Soak up a panoramic vista of Exit Glacier on a hike overlooking the Harding Icefield
Let the mist of a thundering waterfall cool your cheeks on a bike ride to the gold rush town of Hope
Hike through dense rain forest to the base of Byron Glacier and hunt for mysterious ice worms
Learn about the impact of global climate change on the local wildlife
Feast on fresh-off-the-boat wild salmon before unwinding in the comfort of the Fox Island Wilderness Lodge
Deposit for this tour is 25%
Recreational, Road bike
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition Challenging = experienced, well trained
Easy = unpaved roads, almost flat Average = narrow paths, steep climbing Difficult = barely used trails, rocks
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
0-20 km / 0-12 mi
150 km / 93 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.
Included / Not included
Day 1: Alaska Railroad / Seward / Resurrection Bay
Early pick-up in Anchorage. Begin with a four-hour scenic train ride on the famous Alaska Railroad, heading south to historic Seward. Get outfitted in boots and kayak skirts for a paddle along the shoreline and protected coves of Resurrection Bay, searching for Dall’s Porpoises, Stellar sea lions and orca whales. Check into your hotel overlooking the harbor for the next 3 nights. Dinner is prepared at one of our favorite restaurants in town as we toast to a great trip to come!
Meals Included B, L, D, Overnight Harbor 360 Hotel
Day 2: Exit Glacier / Harding Icefield / Seward
This morning, pack your lunch and eat a hearty breakfast – we have a big day ahead of us! Take an easy hike along the Exit Glacier Overlook Trail or opt for a more challenging hike to view the 300-square-mile Harding Ice Field, the largest in North America (seven miles wide!). Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant, where you’ll dine on local Alaskan cuisine.
Meals Included B, L, D Overnight Harbor 360 Hotel
Day 3 Kenai Fjords National Park Wilderness Cruise / Seward
Today’s activity: exploration of Kenai Fjords National Park by boat! Board your private small ship, meet the captain and crew, and depart for the wilderness. Lunch is served onboard. Check out tidal glaciers and abundant sea life from the ship’s deck as your naturalist guide shares their expertise on the region. Upon arrival back onshore, take some time to relax back in Seward or check out the Sealife Center. Later, enjoy dinner on your own in Seward.
Meals Included B, L Overnight Harbor 360 Hotel
Day 4 Johnson Pass Trail / Hope / Girdwood
Morning bike ride beginning on the Johnson Pass bike trail. Pedal along Granite Creek, past wildflowers, waterfalls and alpine valleys to the old Gold Rush town of Hope (ride up to 25 miles). After lunch, we’ll transfer to our luxury accommodations at the Alyeska Prince Hotel. We’ll meet up for dinner tonight at one of Girdwood’s wonderful restaurants.
Meals Included B, L,D Overnight Alyeska Prince Hotel
Day 5 Mount Alyeska / Byron Glacier
Depart from the resort for a trek on a series of switchbacks up the slopes of Mount Alyeska. At the top, you’ll be rewarded with magnificent views of glaciers and mountains surrounding the valley and eventually a tram ride back down to the base. Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch hand-prepared by your guides. Take a short afternoon trek to a glacier that you can actually walk on! Enjoy a final delicious dinner with your guides tonight at a local spot in Girdwood.
Meals Included B, L, D Overnight Alyeska Prince Hotel
Day 6 Girdwood to Indian Creek / Anchorage
After a leisurely breakfast, you’ll depart for a short bike ride to Indian Creek.
Then it’s back to Anchorage to say our fond farewells. We hope you’ll join us again soon!
Meals Included B No overnight\
Hiking:3 to 8 miles per hike, easy to challenging terrain
Biking:6 to 25 miles per ride, easy to moderate terrain
Kayaking:Protected coves and inlets, no experience necessary
Boating:Interpretive small ship wildlife cruise with captain and crew
* 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.
Double occupancy rooms with private baths.
All meals: breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners, refreshments and receptions, except one dinner on your own.
Fully trained, first-aid certified professional guides and knowledgeable local partners.
Bikes, helmets and other necessary equipment -all safe and well maintained.
Vehicle support and land transportation during the trip.
T-shirt, water bottle, luggage tags and luggage service.
Pre-departure and packing information.
Incidental expenses such as taxes, dining and housekeeping gratuities, local partner and expert gratuities and national park entrance and permit fees.
One dinner on your own.
Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities.
Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses.
Air and land transportation to/from host cities.
All types of personal insurance.
Gratuities to tour guides.
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