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Alaska & the Yukon, Bike & Kayak Adventure

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Alaska & the Yukon, Bike & Kayak Adventure

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3570 USD

Duration

7 Days | 6 Nights

Level

3

Tour Code

GUAA21

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Bike, Kayak & Canoe Alaska and the Yukon

Unbeatable Value at $510 per day, ALL INCLUSIVE - 6 hotel nights, most meals, bikes, guides, train ride, plus vehicle support! -  Majestic glaciers, towering mountain ranges, scenic coastlines and subarctic forests, our Alaska & the Yukon Adventure has it all. Frontier cities alive with cultural and culinary treasures on an unforgettable experience through North America's most spectacular wilderness. And join our Optional 2 day/1 night Extension to Juneu & Mendenhall Glacier!

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COVID-19 Travel Notes: Non-residents can enter Alaska without mandatory quarantine. Travelers must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure - More details

Quality Bikes
Specialized bikes & Trek e-bikes

Your Guide
2 Local Alaskan Guides

Group Size
6 to 12

Accommodation
Historic wilderness inns

Activities
Ride / Kayak

Minimum Age
14+

Overview

A breathtaking journey through the Alaskan & Yukon wilderness is a cyclist’s and nature lover's dream. Pedal past remote alpine lakes and through subarctic forests, enjoy the tranquility of floating native wilderness down the Yukon River, explore the funky charm of gold rush era towns of Whitehorse and Skagway to sample local beers and spirits, and enjoy a ride on one of the world's most scenic narrow gauge railways. To conclude your stay join us on an optional extension to kayak in front of the calving Mendenhall Glacier.

Our Alaska & Yukon adventure offers a breathtaking array of wilderness, wildlife, Native culture and the hospitality of the region all brought alive by our guides offering the attention to detail and local connections you've come to expect from Grasshopper Adventures.

A limited number of pedal-assist e-bikes are available on this tour by request


233-253 miles or 375-410km riding. Rolling terrain gives way to spectacular scenery, combining the interior vistas of the Yukon Territory with the coastal climate of southern Alaska. Our route follows along paved roads. This tour is of moderate difficulty so you should experience riding some hilly terrain and be comfortable riding around 60 miles in a day.

Highlights

Bike the Golden Circle, Skagway to Haines, route of the Klondike Gold Rush

Canoe the pristine waters of the Yukon River, teeming with wildlife

Ride the White Pass & Yukon Railway, one of the world's most spectacular routes

Explore the small town charm of Haines, Alaska

Optional 2 day / 1 night Extension: Kayak in front of the immense Mendenhall Glacier

Inclusions

  • 6 nights in historic, comfortable hotels & lodges
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 dinners
  • Healthy snacks, fruit and water during activities
  • 2 Local, Alaskan Guides riding with the group
  • Scenic train ride on White Pass & Yukon Railway 
  • Bikes, canoes and safety equipment
  • Comfortable van for transfers and support
  • Craft beer tasting in Haines, AK

Day to Day


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Riding:
72km
45mi
Meal:
LD

“All Aboard!”
Meet this morning at the railway depot in Skagway for a breathtaking start to our adventure aboard the White Pass & Yukon narrow-gauge railroad. Enjoy a scenic 90 minute trip through the coastal mountains passing from Alaska into the Yukon. 

Once off the train, we’ll take time for a proper bike fitting & orientation then cycle 45 miles past alpine lakes to Carcross and a night in this former gold rush settlement, also the home of the Tagish-Carcross First Nations tribe.

Riding:
72km
45mi
Meal:
BLD

Breakfast this morning at an authentic Yukon bakery before we set off for Whitehorse, Yukon. The ride today is through boreal forests, past scenic lakes and includes a stop at what may be the smallest desert in the world. Yes, sand dunes in the Yukon!

Upon arrival we check in to our funky local hotel for the first of two nights stay.

Meal:
BL

An exciting morning floating on the historic Yukon River.  A gentle paddle of 3-4 hours by canoe, our journey leads us to the confluence of the Takhini River. After lunch a chance to soak in the local hot springs before cycling back to town for a second night. Dinner is on-your-own at one of the many local Whitehorse establishments, with lots of suggestions offered.

Riding:
29km
18mi
Meal:
BLD

Over the next three days our route covers the entire Haines Highway. Incredibly scenic with smooth pavement and wide shoulders. Vistas to the west including Kluane National Park, part of a World Heritage site, one of the world's largest internationally protected areas. Visit cultural centers and learn about Canada’s First Nations people and their life in the far north.

Riding:
105km
45-65mi
Meal:
BLD

A hearty breakfast sets the stage for the start of 130 miles of cycling over two days. This morning we continue through boreal forests before climbing up towards Haines Pass Summit. Above the treeline enjoy sweeping alpine mountain views. A shorter cycling route is available today at 45 miles. We will all shuttle back to our cabins for a second night.

Riding:
105km
65mi
Meal:
BLD

From the alpine zone a big descent takes us back into the U.S. and through a coastal temperate rainforest. The road follows two large rivers for the final 35 miles, through the Alaska Bald Eagle Preserve and into Haines.

The local craft beer scene is booming, offering a post-ride refreshment for accomplishing the Golden Circle by bike. Dinner tonight is at one of our favorite places in town.

Riding:
24km
15mi
Meal:
BL

Often called Alaska’s Adventure capital, Haines is a fun city to explore on foot or by bike. This morning you can join the guides and cycle 15 miles to Chilkoot Lake, set amidst a beautiful forest of Sitka Spruce. If you feel like a more relaxed morning you’re also free to enjoy some downtime in Haines as an alternative. 

Our tour ends after lunch, except for those joining our optional Mendenhall Glacier Kayak Tour & Juneau trip extension, who will enjoy a scenic ferry ride to Alaska's capital city this afternoon, followed by another day of adventure. See details in the link.

For those concluding today, seaplanes connect Haines with Juneau for a quick getaway south to Vancouver or Seattle. If you like to take it slow, the late afternoon Alaska Ferry also connects Haines with the state capital.

Dates & Price


Dates Availability Price * Deposit payment: $1100 USD
* Single room option: $570 USD
22 - 28 May 2021 Seats available

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