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Alaska Hike, Bike & Kayak

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Alaska Hike, Bike & Kayak

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Get ready for some active adventuring on this six-day trip that’s big on nature’s beauty. Hike, bike and kayak around some gorgeous natural scenery and soak up the best of what Alaska has to offer. Visit Denali National Park – home to some of Alaska’s best and most scenic walking trails, paddle the pristine waters of Resurrection Bay, get up close to a glacier, cycle the scenic Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and visit one of the oldest and most picturesque towns (also the gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park) in the state. Add an expert leader to guide your way, and you’ve got the perfect adventure!

Trip Name
Alaska Hike, Bike & Kayak
Last Updated
2024-02-15
Days
6
Capacity
11
Highlights
  • Kayak the calm waters of Resurrection Bay surrounded by beautiful mountain vistas as you watch for sea otters, seals, bald eagles, porpoises and leaping salmon. Then, head out on a beach walk and rainforest hike, stopping by a waterfall.
  • Visit Denali National Park – home to the tallest peak in North America, Denali – and witness the gorgeous scenery of this Alaskan hotspot.
  • Hike the spectacular Triple Lakes Trail, Denali National Park’s longest trail, which has great views of Riley Creek, towering mountains and the three Triple Lakes.
  • Road trip to Turnagain Arm on the Seward Highway – an ‘All American Road’ that follows Cook Inlet between two towering mountain ranges.
  • Cycle the paved Tony Knowles Coastal Trail as it hugs the shore of Cook Inlet and travels through coastal marshes and over forested hills, with great views of Mount Susitna.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, World Bicycle Relief. Donations provide school kids, health workers, and farmers in far-out areas with bicycles that provide access to education, healthcare, and income.

Itinerary

ITINERARY CHANGES Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It's important that you review this information prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays, political unrest or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in-country. Your group leader or local representative will keep you up to date with any such changes once your trip is underway. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES A selection of optional activities that have been popular with past travellers are listed in the day-to-day itinerary. This isn't an exhaustive list and should be used as a guide only for some of what might be available. Prices are approximate, are for entrance fees only, and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability, and maybe on a join-in basis. It may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination, so some pre-planning for what you are most interested in is advised. When it's recommended that travellers pre-book these activities, look for a note in the Special Information section of the day-to-day itinerary. For most, they can either be organised independently on the day, or let your group leader or local representative know you are interested at the Welcome Meeting and they can assist. Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. Although it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Medium and high-risk activities not listed above have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and group leader or local representative are unable to assist you with organising these activities. Activities that contravene our Responsible Travel policies are also not listed. Please remember that the decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.

Day 1 - Anchorage Cycling
Welcome to Alaska! Your adventure begins in Anchorage – the gateway to some of Alaska’s finest parks and cycling trails. You’ll have a welcome meeting at 12 pm with your trip leader and fellow travellers. After, enjoy a warm-up ride along the paved Tony Knowles Coastal Trail as it hugs the shore of Cook Inlet from downtown Anchorage through coastal marshes and over forested hills, with great views of Mount Susitna along the way. After, you’re free to freshen up and head out to the vibrant downtown, where you might like to enjoy dinner at one of the restaurants.
Day 2 - Denali National Park Hiking
After an early breakfast, sit back and enjoy the drive along the Parks Highway to Denali National Park – 6 million acres of the Alaskan wilderness – as you keep an eye out for caribou, birds, wolves and other wildlife. Stop in charming Talkeetna to stretch your legs and enjoy an included lunch with your group. When you arrive at the park – home to Denali, the tallest peak in North America – you’ll go to the visitor centre for a safety overview, then head into the wilderness for your first hike. The routes here will vary depending on the weather and the preference of your group.
Day 3 - Denali National Park Hiking
Today's hike starts by winding through the spruce forest as you trek upwards on the spectacular Triple Lakes Trail – the longest trail in Denali National Park with great views of Riley Creek. With the towering mountains in the distance, you’ll walk along creeks, forest and rolling hills before the first of the three Triple Lakes comes into view. From here, you’ll either continue on (if time permits) or return to the trailhead and then back to the hotel for a relaxing evening. For those who want to see more of the park, you can choose to forego today's hike and pay for the full-day Tundra Wilderness Bus Tour, which includes the Toklat River’s incredible scenery and some of the park’s best wildlife spotting opportunities.
Day 4 - Denali to Seward
Today, embrace an early start as you enjoy a long but scenic drive back through Anchorage and down the Parks Highway to Seward – one of Alaska's oldest and most picturesque towns. Along the way, you’ll stop at Turnagain Arm. A waterway into the northwestern part of the Gulf of Alaska, this area was named for British explorer James Cook, who was forced to ‘turn again’ when the waterway didn’t hold the fabled Northwest Passage on his 1778 voyage. Explore this scenic area, take some spectacular photos of the landscape and then continue to Seward. This vibrant town is the gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park and has galleries, boutique shops and a bustling harbour to discover.
Day 5 - Seward Sea Kayaking
Enjoy a change of scenery as you venture out onto Resurrection Bay on full-day sea kayaking and rainforest hiking adventure. Learn about life in Seward as you travel to the shoreline. After a quick briefing, hit the kayak and paddle around the calm turquoise waters of the bay, enjoying beautiful mountain vistas as you keep an eye out for sea otters, seals, porpoises, bald eagles and leaping salmon. From mid-July to early September, you‘ll paddle directly past the outlet of Tonsina Creek to view a salmon spawning stream! Then, explore Tonsina Point with its ghost forest, tall waterfall and gorgeously green scenery. Stop for a picnic lunch with your group in the moss-laden forest and then continue your exploration with a beach walk (and so many photo ops!).
Day 6 - Exit Glacier Hike/Anchorage
Before you leave beautiful Seward, there’s time for a classic Alaskan hike to Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park. You’ll get so close to the dense blue ice that you’ll be able to listen to the sound of the glacier. It’s then time to drive back to Anchorage, where your adventure ends. If you wish to spend more time here, just speak to your booking agent.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
09-06-202414-06-2024AUD $ 4,885-
23-06-202428-06-2024AUD $ 5,030-
30-06-202405-07-2024AUD $ 4,885-
07-07-202412-07-2024AUD $ 5,080-
14-07-202419-07-2024AUD $ 5,335-
21-07-202426-07-2024AUD $ 5,080-
28-07-202402-08-2024AUD $ 5,130-
04-08-202409-08-2024AUD $ 5,011-
11-08-202416-08-2024AUD $ 5,275-
18-08-202423-08-2024AUD $ 5,330-
25-08-202430-08-2024AUD $ 5,275-
01-09-202406-09-2024AUD $ 5,275-
08-06-202513-06-2025AUD $ 4,860-
15-06-202520-06-2025AUD $ 4,860-
22-06-202527-06-2025AUD $ 4,860-
06-07-202511-07-2025AUD $ 4,860-
13-07-202518-07-2025AUD $ 4,860-
20-07-202525-07-2025AUD $ 4,860-
27-07-202501-08-2025AUD $ 4,860-
03-08-202508-08-2025AUD $ 4,860-
10-08-202515-08-2025AUD $ 4,860-
17-08-202522-08-2025AUD $ 4,860-
24-08-202529-08-2025AUD $ 4,860-
31-08-202505-09-2025AUD $ 4,860-
07-09-202512-09-2025AUD $ 4,860-

Accommodation

Hotel/Motel (5 nights)

Transport

Private vehicle,Bicycle,Kayak,On foot

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