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Alaska Hike, Bike & Kayak

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Alaska Hike, Bike & Kayak

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Get ready for action on this trip which is big on beauty, hiking, biking, and kayaking. With great scenery and plenty of things to see and do, Denali National Park has some of Alaska’s best and most scenic walking trails. You’ll also kayak the pristine waters of Resurrection Bay, get up close to a glacier, cycle the scenic Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and visit one Alaska’s oldest and most picturesque towns which is also the gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park. Add an expert leader to guide your way and you’ve got the perfect adventure.

Trip Name
Alaska Hike, Bike & Kayak
Last Updated
2021-11-26
Days
6
Capacity
12
Highlights
  • 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.
  • Kayak the calm waters of Resurrection Bay and enjoy beautiful mountain vistas as you keep an eye out for sea otters, seals, bald eagles and leaping salmon.
  • Hike the spectacular Triple Lakes Trail, Denali’s longest trail, which has great views of Riley Creek, towering mountains and the three Triple Lakes.
  • Strap on your walking shoes and get so close to the Portage Glacier that you’ll be able to hear the ice shift and crack as the glacier moves.

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 is 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, or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in-country. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary seasonally to ensure our travellers have the best experience. Your tour leader will keep you up to date with any such changes once on tour. 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 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 leader know you are interested in the Group 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 leaders 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 Anchorage, the gateway to some of Alaska’s finest parks and cycling trails. Your trip begins with a midday welcome meeting with your guide and fellow travellers. Afterwards, 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. At 32kms (20 miles), it’s a ride that will give you a great taste of the amazing scenery that Anchorage has to offer. After the ride, you’re free to freshen up and head out to the vibrant downtown area where you may like to enjoy dinner at one of the restaurants.
Day 2 - Denali National Park Hiking
After an early breakfast, settle back and enjoy the drive along the Parks Highway to Denali National Park as you keep an eye out for caribou and other wildlife. Stop in charming Talkeetna to stretch your legs and perhaps enjoy a bite to eat before we arrive at the park, go to the visitor centre for a park safety overview then head into the wilderness for your first hike. Wind through spruce forest as you hike upwards on the spectacular Triple Lakes Trail, Denali’s longest trail, which has great views of Riley Creek and towering mountains in the distance before the first of the three Triple Lakes comes into view. From here, we will either continue onwards if time permits or return to the trailhead and then back to the hotel for a relaxing evening.
Day 3 - Denali National Park Hiking
Today you have the choice of either hiking with your guide or, if you feel like resting your legs, enjoying an optional bus tour of the park. Keen hikers can tackle two walks: the Savage Alpine Trail which offers a striking panoramic view of the mountain range and, after lunch (and a well-earned rest), the Horseshoe Lake Trail. This short and relatively easy hike begins up a short, steep hill before dropping down to the lake which offers several viewing platforms overlooking the south end of the lake and a beaver dam. For those who want to see more of the park rather than hiking, there is the option to 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 & Portage Trail hike
Today is a very early start as you enjoy a long but scenic drive (approximately 7 hours) back through Anchorage and down to Seward. To break up the drive we’ll take a short hike on the historic Portage Trail which offers an easy way to see the Portage Glacier on foot. After cresting Portage Pass, you’ll emerge on the wide gravel shores of Portage Lake, directly across from the gorgeous Portage Glacier. After the hike, continue down the Parks Highway to Seward, one of Alaska's oldest and most picturesque towns. 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 an early morning half-day sea kayaking adventure that’s suitable for all levels of experience. After a quick briefing, paddle around the calm turquoise waters, enjoying beautiful mountain vistas as you keep an eye out for sea otters, seals, bald eagles and leaping salmon. From mid-July to early-September, we may also stop to take a short walk on the beach alongside Tonsina Creek to view a salmon spawning stream. After you’ve dried off you have ample free time to discover all that Seward has to offer. Perhaps head back out onto Resurrection Bay on a Kenai Fjords boat tour to spot wildlife including orcas and whales, visit the nearby Alaska SeaLife Center, enjoy the tide pools at Lowell Point, or even learn about dogsledding – the choice is yours.
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 (approximately 2.5 hours) to Anchorage where your adventure finishes on arrival. If you wish to spend more time here, we can book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability).

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
22-05-202227-05-2022AUD $ 3,374-
05-06-202210-06-2022AUD $ 3,374-
12-06-202217-06-2022AUD $ 3,374-
26-06-202201-07-2022AUD $ 3,374-
10-07-202215-07-2022AUD $ 3,374-
17-07-202222-07-2022AUD $ 3,374-
24-07-202229-07-2022AUD $ 3,374-
07-08-202212-08-2022AUD $ 3,374-
14-08-202219-08-2022AUD $ 3,374-
21-08-202226-08-2022AUD $ 3,374-

Accommodation

Hotel/Motel (5 nights)

Transport

Private vehicle,Bicycle,Kayak,On foot

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