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Great Alaska Highway Ride

25 day Alaska bicycle expedition from $4995

cycling the notorious Al-Can Highway since 1996

The Great Alaska Highway Ride, presents the best of this famed highway (formerly known as the Al-Can). We'll be starting at Milepost 0 in Dawson Creek, British Columbia and finishing almost 1400 miles later at Milepost 1422 in Delta Junction, Alaska. Your monumental bicycle tour winds it's way through thick forests, over rolling hills and down river valleys surrounded by towering glacial shrouded mountain ranges.

Our ride starts in the rolling forested hills of British Columbia, where small towns still pop-up along our route and rivers carve wide valleys for the road to follow. Once we crest Steamboat Mountain on day 6 the grandeur of the Northern Rockies envelopes our route for the weeks to come. Explore the wildlife of Stone Mountain Provincial Park and the scenic beauty of Muncho Lake Park.

As we enter the Yukon Territory the towns become fewer and farther between. But the unbelievable alpine scenery more than makes up for the lack of civilization . . . . nothing better than relaxing in a campground's hot tub, after a day of riding, with blue Kluane Lake to your left and towering snow capped peaks to your right. The snow capped peaks keep getting closer and closer as we work our way along side the Wrangrell - St Elias Mountain Range and into Alaska.

We'll relax in comfortable motels on our layover days along our route. . . Whitehorse and Muncho Lake Provincial Park. You'll enjoy an afternoon of soaking-away-the-miles in the soothing Liard Hot Springs. And some added bonuses... the wildlife still dots the roadsides... traffic is light... and some of our campground hosts bake the best cinnamon rolls and pies you'll ever encounter. Enjoy the ultimate wilderness road bike tour!

let the fun begin!
Meet in Edmonton, shuttle to Dawson Creek.
Day 1 - We will gather in Dawson Creek in late afternoon, where you will have a chance to get your bike ready, meet your fellow riders and review the weeks to come.
Meals: none
We're off heading up the Alaska Highway. The tour starts off easy, with a short 50 mile warm up ride to our camp on the shores of scenic Charley Lake.
Cycling: 51 mi, Terrain: hilly, Meals: B L D
Cycle the historic Kitkasinaw curved wooden bridge, avoid Suicide Hill, visit Sikanni Chief
Day 3 - Civilization bids us adieu as we continue north today. Old timers and guidebooks talk about Suicide Hill and the wooden Sikanni Chief Bridge along today's route, but they are only remembered with plaques now. We will camp in the forests of Pink Mountain, named for the rosy quartz outcroppings.
Cycling: 88 mi, Terrain: hilly, Meals: B L D
Bike moose alley to Prophet River
Moose are known to frequent our next stretch of road, perhaps we will be lucky and see these forest giants. Our camp tonight is in Prophet River site of Lum & Abner's, one of the first caf├ęs along the Alaska Highway.
Cycling: 68 mi, Terrain: hilly, Meals: B L D
Roll through the highway's lowest point to our first city Ft Nelson.
Our last day in the rolling hills of British Columbia takes us to the Muskwa River (lowest point on the Alaska Highway) then into our first town Fort Nelson and a relaxing night in a motel.
Cycling: 57 mi, Terrain: hilly, Meals: B L
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Discover Tetsa River the Cinnamon Bun center of the Galactic Cluster, conquer Steamboat Mountain.
Day 6 - Your first big climb takes you up and over Steamboat Mountain. From our lunch spot on top you will catch a glimpse of the awesome Rocky Mountain grandeur that you will be riding through for the rest of the tour. We'll camp at Tetsa River Ranch tonight, the "Cinnamon Bun Center of the Galactic Cluster" (and yes they are that good!).
Cycling: 71 mi, Terrain: mountainous, Meals: L D
Cycle up to Summit Lake and down to Muncho lake
We reach the highest point along the highway today, as we climb to Summit Lake, then descend into Stone Mountain Provincial Park. You have some great opportunity to see and photograph the Stone Mountain Sheep today. We'll finish the day in Muncho Lake Provincial Park.
Cycling: 84 mi, Terrain: mountainous, Meals: B L
Free day to enjoy Muncho Lake Provincial park
A layover day in Muncho Lake Provincial Park, perhaps some hiking, fishing, flightseeing or just lounging around on the porch of the lodge enjoying the spectacular views.
Meals: none
Easy, short edal to relaxing Liard Hot Springs.
Day 9 - An easy day with a great finish. It's a downhill run out of Muncho Lake Park as we head for the Liard River Valley. Here we will find Liard Hot Springs, an almost tropical enclave in the wilderness. A long afternoon soak in the hot springs is sure to work out all the kinks.
Cycling: 36 mi, Terrain: downhill and small hills, Meals: L D
Out and back ride to Allen's Overlook, another night at the hot springs
Refreshed, we head out towards Fireside and Allen's Overlook. Unfortunately there are no open camps along this stretch so we load up and drive back to Liard for another night of soaking and relaxing.
Cycling: 75 mi, Terrain: hilly, Meals: B L D
Bike into Watson Lake home of the Signpost Forest.
It's a relatively easy ride to Watson Lake today, giving you ample time to explore the Signpost Forest, Museums and Northern Lights Theatre. 36 mi
Cycling: 67 mi, Terrain: small hills, Meals: B L
Cycle to Rancheria Falls.
You'll pick up the Rancheria River today, following its course as it winds back and forth between British Columbia and the Yukon Territory. We'll be camping tonight at Rancheria Campground (and if you want a couple miles further down the road is Rancheria Falls, not very imaginative with their names eh?)
Cycling: 75 mi, Terrain: flat, Meals: L D
Cross the Continental Divide to Teslin Lake
We'll follow the Rancheria River for a while longer before crossing the Continental Divide today. Our camp tonight enjoys scenic views of Teslin Lake
Cycling: 83 mi, Terrain: moderate hills, Meals: B L D
Roll along the shores of Teslin Lake to Johnson's Crossing.
You'll be pedaling along the shores of Teslin Lake for most of today, with a chance to explore the museums of Teslin town, home of the Tlingit Indians. We'll set camp at Johnson's Crossing tonight on the banks of the Teslin River. The bakery here runs neck and neck with Tetsa for the best cinnamon buns in the world.
Cycling: 41 mi, Terrain: flat, Meals: B L D
Continue to Whitehorse biggest city along the highway.
The last day of this leg takes us to the only real city along the Alaska Highway, Whitehorse (but still small with only 21,000 people; 33,000 in the entire Yukon Territory).
Cycling: 81 mi, Terrain: small hills, Meals: B L
Free day in Whitehorse, check out historic paddle wheelers, birthplace of Robert Service.
A free day in Whitehorse. There are museums to explore, trails to hike, rivers to canoe, coffee shops to relax in and more. Folks doing the shorter 10 day trip will be joining us today.
Meals: none
Ride the Haines Junction century.
Our nearly century day. This ride takes us from the rolling hills around Whitehorse to the foot of the glacial shrouded St Elias Range. The scenery just gets better and better as your day progresses. We'll be camping in Haines Junction tonight at the foot of this spectacular mountain range.
Cycling: 97 mi, Terrain: small & moderate hills, Meals: L D
Cycle along dramatic St Elias range, camp on the shores Kluane Lake.
After yesterday's long ride, we have a couple of leisurely fifty milers. Today we are enroute to the turquoise colored Kluane Lake and the most beautiful of all our campgrounds, Cottonwood. You can enjoy a soak in their hot tub, with the lake on one side and the towering rugged mountains on the other.
Cycling: 50 mi, Terrain: small hills, Meals: B L D
Visit Beaver Creek western most community in Canada.
This morning's ride continues along Kluane Lake, with a stop at the Burwash Landing Museum. Afternoon will find us pedaling through the immense landscapes that characterize the next section of highway, untouched wilderness for as far as the eye can see. We'll stop at Lake Creek Provincial Park.
Cycling: 83 mi, Terrain: flat, Meals: B L D
Our last full day in Canada, takes us deeper into this wilderness region, with the Wrangell St Elias Range to our south and miles of untouched rolling forest lands to the north. We'll be bedding down indoors in Beaver Creek tonight.
Cycling: 50 mi, Terrain: flat, Meals: B L
Enter Alaska!
We made it to Alaska! Twenty miles outside Beaver Creek we cross the border, then enjoy a ride across the Tetlin Wildlife Refuge enroute to our camp located on the shore of a beautiful lake within the refuge.
Cycling: 54 mi, Terrain: flat, Meals: L D
Cycling across the Tetlin Wildlife Refuge, check out the fudge in Tok Junction
A leisurely day takes us to Tok Junction. A popular stopping point for Alaska Highway travelers, it's a good chance to start picking up those mandatory gifts for folks back home.
Cycling: 57 mi, Terrain: small hills, Meals: B L D
Last leg of the ride to Milepost 1422 in Delta Junction.
We're heading for Delta Junction and the end point of the Alaska Highway. A relatively flat but long ride through the Alaska Buffalo Range will bring us to Milepost 1422, the official end to the highway. Before everyone changes out of cycling gear, we will gather for some group photos to celebrate an awesome ride.
Cycling: 112 mi, Terrain: small hills then flat, Meals: B L D
Shuttle into Fairbanks, finish the tour off with an all you can eat Salmon Bake.
We will pack the bikes before a late morning shuttle folks to Fairbanks. You have most of the day free to explore as you see fit. We will gather at dinner time and enjoy a delicious Salmon Bake . . . all you can eat Salmon and Halibut . . . a cyclist's dream meal.
Meals: B D
Shuttles will be available to Fairbanks Airport, throughout the day. See you next ride.
Meals: none
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25 days / 24 nights
Fun: Bicycling
Sleep: Classic + Under Canvas
Level: C

Small paved roads, light traffic, hilly terrain, no civilization

Total: 1388 mi / 2233 km
Daily Avg: 66 mi / 106 km

Tour meets Edmonton, Alberta (YEG) and ends in Fairbanks, Alaska (FAI)

Camping and Motels

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What's Included:
  • Expert local guides
  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks*
  • Savory camp dinners*
  • Local lodges, ensuite rooms, double occupancy
  • Large tents, comfortable sleeping kits
  • Support van with drinks, snacks and lifts
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Entrance fees
*as noted in itinerary

What's Not:
  • Airfare to/from tour gateways
  • Gratuities for Guides and Crew
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa fees or service
  • Internet, laundry, phone services

Scheduled Dates

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  • Single room: $0
  • Bicycle rental: free
  • Airport pick up: free
All costs are per person in US Dollars.

The Great Alaska Highway Ride is an experience of a Lifetime. Endless miles of pristine wilderness, abundant wildlife, awe inspiring views, encounters with fascinating people of all ages from around the world, and incredible food made this trip a tapestry of experiences that I will never forget. Truly a unique and exciting adventure.   Brad G

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