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Yukon Canoe and Bike

Summary

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Dawson City, once known as the “Paris of the North,” is our start and end point for a unique combination of a river trip and bike tour. We take to our canoes on the historic Yukon River for a four day paddle from Dawson to the town of Eagle, Alaska. The current moves you along at a good clip, though there is no whitewater. Experience the beautiful solitude along the hundred mile river journey as you camp on the shoreline and visit relics of the area’s gold rush past. After crossing back into the United States, we pull off the river in Eagle, AK in for a comfortable night in a local B&B. We reconnect with our van, trailer, and bikes for the scenic ride back to Dawson City on the Taylor and Top of the World Highways. Stunning views of the Yukon Plateau await in a territory the size of California, with a total population of approximately 30,000 people! The biking portion is fully supported with a mix of gravel and paved roads.

Road bike
9 days
232 km / 144 mi
$ 3,295.-
  • 100 miles on the river, followed by 144 miles over a mix of paved and gravel roads,
  • Expert local leadership.
  • Accommodations for all days of travel (camping or hotels, except last day).
  • All camping equipment and provisions.
  • 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.

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Details

Type
Road bike
Duration
9 days
Level
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition
Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition
Challenging = experienced, well trained
Moderate
Support
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van
Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
Guided
Daily distance
0-20 km / 0-12 mi
Total distance
232 km / 144 mi
Lodging
Deluxe = 4-5 star hotel or excellent B&B
Basic = 1-2 star hotel/motel or B&B
Camping = tent, sports hall or campus
Camping, full board
Luggage transport
Daily luggage transfers
Bicycle
Included
Dates
09 Jul 2020 - 17 Jul 2020
Start
Dawson City
Finish
Dawson City
Airport at start
Yukon Dawson Airport
Airport at finish
Yukon Dawson Airport

Prices

Price per person
The tour price per person
$ 3,295.-
Three day Dawson city music festival
The Dawson City Music Festival. Since 1979, the historic city has held a music festival that draws artists from all over Canada for three days of fun and entertainment.
extra single fee $300.-
$ 600.-
Optional
Single supplement
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.
$ 550.-

Itinerary

Days 1 – 3:

Early in the morning you put in on the Yukon River and begin your 100 mile float to Eagle, Alaska. Folks joining us for the tour will meet us in Dawson the evening prior or will arrive on the first morning flight from Whitehorse. You spend the next three evenings camping on beaches and visiting historic sites along the river.

Day 4:

You arrive in Eagle, Alaska and meet our tour van. You check into your B & B and enjoy a hot shower. Bikes are prepped and you get ready for your ride the next day by exploring the historic town on foot or bike.

Days 5 – 8:

Your day starts with a climb, as you ascend American Pass to your first nights camp. You continue south on the Taylor Highway then you turn onto the Top of the World Highway and cross the US-Canadian border for your next nights camp. This section provides stunning views across the Yukon Plateau. You ride the ridge east, savoring views of the Tombstone Mountains and the Yukon River Valley. Your last day of riding ends with a nine-mile coast to the river and a short ferry ride across to Dawson. You spend the night in the hotel in Dawson.

Day 9:

After a farewell breakfast you have time to explore Dawson. You depart in the afternoon by plane to Whitehorse or stay for the optional Dawson City Music Festival. You can spend the night in Whitehorse and explore this northern city before you head home.

3 Day Music Festival:

July 17th - 19th, 2020
Optionally, extend your trip by staying for the Dawson City Music Festival. The tour is timed to finish in Dawson just as the festival is kicking off. The festival features excellent Canadian musicians, a relaxed atmosphere and a chance to enjoy historic Dawson City. Everyone is on their own schedule for food and fun during the festival.

Map & Routes

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