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Alaskan Summer Motorcycle Tour

If you’re a keen biker then nothing beats driving on some of the world’s most picturesque highways in the peak of the Alaskan summer. This once in a lifetime trip allows you to take in jaw dropping natural landscapes as you soar past frosty glaciers, looming mountains and thick forests on your bike.

Some of the famous viewpoints you’ll visit include the icy Matanuska Glacier, the sparkling Kenai Lake and Denali, North America’s highest peak. You’ll also spend the night on the Denali Highway, which is tucked away in the remote heart of the bush. Make sure to appreciate the stars as they glitter brightly against the night’s sky.

As you ride, keep an eye out for Alaska’s famous wildlife, including moose, bear, sheep, eagles and bison. In the city of Valdez, there’s even a viewing spot where you can observe bears fishing and feasting in full view.

As well as soaking up world class views, you’ll also have the chance to explore some of Alaska’s fascinating cities. Start in Anchorage, Alaska’s largest. Bustling with activity, discover all that the city has to offer either on foot or by bicycle. Although it’s the state’s biggest city, bears and moose still frequent the area so keep an eye out for a glimpse of these fascinating beasts.

Talkeetna is smaller than Anchorage but offers plenty of character and charm. Spend the day fishing in the river and making the most of your time spent outdoors in sublime surroundings.

Duration
10 days
Options
Group basis, Escorted
Start your journey
Bears in Katmai National Park

Trip highlights

  • Zoom past glaciers, mountains and forests on some of the world’s most scenic highways
  • Drive to the Arctic Circle for that all important photograph
  • Watch bears fishing and feasting in their natural habitat
  • Get up and close to the magnificent Matanuska Glacier
Anchorage

Today you’ll fly into the beautiful city of Anchorage to start your Alaskan adventure. Once you arrive, the rest of the day or evening is spent at your leisure. 

Explore the town on foot, walking along the waterfront where you can spot wildlife such as bears or moose. In the evening we’ll head out for dinner at one of Anchorage’s most renowned restaurants for a hearty meal.

a view of a snow covered mountain

It’s time for the real action to start. Following breakfast, the group will pick up your motorcycles and head south along the Turnagain Arm waterway. This is where you’ll begin your epic motorcycle tour, zooming across one of the most picturesque roads in Alaska.

You’ll ride past the towering and icy Portage Glacier and the glimmering Kenai Lake before reaching the pretty port city of Seward.

One of the main ports for cruise lines in Alaska, Seward is buzzing with life and activity. Consider a small hike up to Exit Glacier or board a boat tour to sail past the remarkable glaciers in the Prince William Sound. 

 

a large body of water

You ’ll return to the route we took previously, racing past the same jaw dropping views on your motorcycle and passing through Anchorage once again. Then you’ll reach the quaint and quirky little town of Talkeetna. Believe it or not, a cat was once the mayor of the town.

Talkeetna is where the Susitna River and Talkeetna River meet, creating the perfect environment for fishing and other outdoor activities.

 

Denali National Park

On day four you’ll ride on the Parks Highway past alpine forests and towering mountains. To the west lies the beautiful Denali Park, offering sublime views of the 20,310-ft high Denali, North America’s tallest peak. 

You’ll continue north to the city of Fairbanks, where you’ll sleep overnight.

 

a view of a snow covered mountain

Today is spent at your leisure to rest or explore the city of Fairbanks and its surroundings. 

Consider driving to the Arctic Circle for that all important snap to show friends and family back home. The ride may be long, but it’s worth it.

Pacific Coast

It’s time to hit the Richardson Highway following the Tanana River. You’ll pass by beautiful scenes, with thick blankets of forest and snow capped mountains peaking in the distance.

This evening you’ll stay overnight on the Denali Highway, which connects with Parks and Richardson Highways. You’ll journey to the hotel on a completely paved road for a smooth and easy ride.

A haven in the centre of the bush, you’ll soon discover that the Denali Highway is buzzing with campers and bikers who appreciate sleeping under the stars with plenty of space.

 

a large brown bear walking across a river

You’ll ride down the Richardson Highway today, riding until it ends in the city of Valdez. There you’ll be met by the 5,774 acre valley glacier, offering the perfect spot to take photos.

Valdez signifies the end of the Alaska pipeline. If you fancy spotting some bears in their natural habitat, there’s a popular spot to observe these magnificent beasts fishing and feasting.

 

a group of people riding a motorcycle down a dirt road

You’ll journey to Thompson Pass today, travelling onto the Glenn Highway, which features 135 miles of glaciers, mountains and verdant woodland. One of the biggest ice fields and mountains lies south of the pass, providing sweeping views of icy glaciers and magnificent mountains.

One of the most accessible glaciers on the highway is the Matanuska Glacier. You can enjoy an up close and birds’ eye view of its frosty façade.

 

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On day nine we’ll drive back to where we started in Anchorage to drop off our motorcycles. In the evening, you’ll gather for our last dinner, celebrating an action packed motorcycle trip through one of the most beautiful regions on earth.

 

It’s time to bid farewell to the adventure with lifelong memories and special friendships that can only be created on the road. Congratulations on completing the journey. 

From Anchorage airport, you’ll depart to your home city or continue on to your next destination. 

 

Included

  • International flights and airfare taxes
  • Cost of accommodation (double room based on two people sharing) for a total of 9 nights (alternative but similar accommodation may be used at certain times of the year)
  • Board basis: Breakfast on riding days
  • Guaranteed motorcycle choice
  • Experienced Tour Guide
  • Riding Jacket
  • Hosted Welcome Dinner
  • EagleRider Legendary Farewell Party
  • National Park Entrance Fees
  • Hotel Parking Fees
  • Taxes

Not included

  • Visa arrangements and fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses, such as beverages, telephone calls, laundry, camera fees, spa and business facilities in the hotel
  • Gratuities for local guides and hotel staff
  • Meals (unless specified)
  • Optional attractions and excursions (unless specified)