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Welcome to America’s Wild North! Alaska isn't just the Last Frontier; it's one of the deepest, most untouched natural playgrounds in the world. Greet your guides at the historic Hotel Captain Cook in downtown Anchorage before setting out on a 2.5 hour drive south towards the Kenai Peninsula and Lowell Point State Park. En-route, catch the mesmerizing bore tide of Turnagain Arm, catch glimpses of the Chugach Range and grow anticipation of the adventure to come. Enjoy a classic Trek Travel picnic spread on the beach before hiking the coastal trails along beautiful Resurrection Bay. After your walk, your guides will fit and dial your bike, then you’ll embark on a quiet ride north, back to the historic fishing port town of Seward, Alaska. Watch fishing charters return from off-shore, catch a whiff of the giant hemlocks and cedars that inhabit the shoreline, and feel the salty air on your skin , Tonight, enjoy dinner together at local favorite spot, downtown’s brand new Seward Brewing Company. You've got a big week of adventure ahead. Crack your window open to let the sounds of the harbor lull you to sleep at tonight’s hotel; the waterfront Harbor 360 Hotel.
Lowell Point State Park to Seward
Approximately 4 miles with 16 feet of climbing
Lowell Point State Park to Seward Loop
Approximately 12 miles with 40 feet of climbing
Hike Resurrection Bay
Harbor 360 Hotel
Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner
Rise early this morning, grab a quick breakfast and head to the harbor for a guided kayak trip through Resurrection Bay. Experience the sounds and sights of this unreal intertidal zone under your own power. Paddle ashore on a remote rocky beach, disembark and stroll through a magical coastal rainforest. Bring your camera and get ready to experience a true microcosm of Alaska: bald eagles perched high in a dead snag, seals rolling through the intertidal zone searching for fish, and potentially even catch the once-in-a-lifetime experience of the summer salmon run. Once back in Seward, we’ll grab a quick lunch and head into our next adventure in Kenai Fjords National Park for an up close and personal visit to the Exit Glacier. Walk the flood plain, hike to a viewpoint looking face-to-face with this ultimate wonder. Feel the cool air, reach out and touch glacially polished stone, dip a foot in the glacial run-off. This evening, you'll board the world-famous Glacier Discovery train and steam north on one of the world’s most magical railways for the 3-hour trip through the Chugach National Forest to a true authentic Alaskan ski town: Girdwood. Nestled in a deep valley and on the banks of Glacier Creek, this amazing ski resort town will be your adventure hub for the next two nights. Tonight, settle into your home Alyeska Resort and enjoy one of a number of unique dinner options on your own.
Breakfast | Lunch
Today's itinerary is guaranteed to capture your memory for years to come. Start off with a leisurely morning ride along the Bird-to-Gird Trail, one of the most breathtaking coastal trails in the US, punctuated with cinematic views of ocean and mountains. Possibly cross paths with a majestic moose, while ospreys and eagles cruise overhead. Ride along Turnagain Arm, through a skeleton spruce and fir forest—thanks to the famous 1964 earthquake which registered a bone-rattling 9.2 magnitude—and keep your eyes peeled for Beluga whales just off-shore. This afternoon, choose your own Alyeska adventure: from short hikes to lift-accessed downhill biking, summer adventures abound right out of the Hotel's door. Take the aerial tram, hike the wild Northface Trail, or visit the historic summit Roundhouse Museum. If microbreweries are on your mind, finish your day off with a tasting among the locals at the brand new Girdwood Brewing Company.
Bird to Gird Trail
Approximately 12 miles with 55 feet of climbing
Bird to Gird Trail Out and Back
Approximately 24 miles with 110 feet of climbing
Explore Alyeska Resort
All aboard! Time to board the train again! Pack your bags and hop on the Alaska Railroad Denali Star for a rail adventure north to Talkeetna. Wander up to the viewing platform and catch 360-degree views of the Alaskan wilderness that few ever get to see, from the perch above a speeding train. After this short, 2.5-hour train trip, wander the downtown gravel streets and enjoy lunch on your own in one of Talkeetna's many quaint cafes before grabbing your paddle and life jacket for an afternoon float down the world-famous Talkeetna and Susitna Rivers. Stop and taste a handful of wild raspberries and marionberries. Pass outgoing salmon fishing boats, dip a hand into the chilly run-off from high in the Alaska Range. Landing back in town, check into your very own cabin for the next two nights perched on the banks of the Susitna River at the Susitna River Lodge. Tonight, meander along the river and treat yourself to a hearty supper of your choice in town, maybe catch some live music and grab a beer at the historic Fairview Inn or lounge on your front porch and cook a meal in your cabin’s private kitchen.
Afternoon Float on the Susitna River
Susitna River Lodge
Today is your day to experience Talkeetna on your own and we’re here to help you choose your own adventure! Want to experience Denali National Park from the skies? If so, you'll board one of Talkeetna Air’s Dehavilland Otter aircraft and take a full lap of Denali National Park. Above the clouds, catch a birds-eye view of North America’s highest peak before the pilot lands the plane right on a glacier! Hop out, (don’t forget your sunglasses) try to capture the majesty with a photo and bask in the glory that is Mt. Denali and the heart of the wild Alaska Range. Fly back to Talkeetna and grab a bite in town or take a picnic to the banks of the river.. Alternatively, you can't come to Alaska without catching a famed King or Sockeye salmon. We can arrange a guided half or full-day fishing trip on the Big Susitna, Talkeetna or Chulitna Rivers with a local pro. Maybe you’d like to experience this wild outpost from the saddle of your bike. In this case, we’ll set you up to pedal the Chase Trail along the Talkeetna Spur Road right out of town to one of the area’s many gorgeous interior lakes. Tonight, celebrate a real Alaskan adventure with your Trek Travel comrades with dinner and cold microbrews at Denali Brewing Company. What a day!
Approximately 14 miles with 100 feet of climbing
Approximately 30 miles with 350 feet of climbing
Your Day, You Decide
Susitna River Lodge
Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner
Today, it's time to say goodbye to the glory of the Alaskan wilderness. This morning, after a leisurely breakfast in town, grab your coffee and pay a visit to the Susitna Salmon Center. A local fisheries biologist will take us on a short walk along the Susitna River and explain the incredible story that is the native salmon run. After your walk, pack your bags and climb into the Trek Travel van for your journey back to Anchorage. Enjoy a cafe lunch with your fellow guests and Trek Travel guides before bidding farewell at 1:00 PM. Daydream of Alaska’s wild wonders as you drift to sleep on your flight home…What a week it’s been!
Travel to Anchorage
Breakfast | Lunch
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See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.
Averages and totals are calculated from our "Today’s Ride" options.
We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays.
We recommend that you fly into Anchorage for the trip start. The airport is 6.5 miles from the pickup location at Hotel Captain Cook. Transportation from the airport can be arranged through the hotel or guests may book a taxi from the airport for approximately $25.
Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the hotel lobby of Hotel Captain Cook (939 W 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501) at 10:00 AM on the first day of the trip. Afterwards you'll hop in the Trek Travel van for a 2.5 hour journey south to the sleepy port town of Seward where you will enjoy a picnic lunch at Lowell Point State Reserve. Following lunch, your guides will introduce you to your Trek bike for the week and dial in your perfect fit before heading out to ride the quiet roads around Seward.
If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, Harbor 360 Hotel (888 514 8687), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details.View our pre hotel recommendations
You and your guides will shuttle back to Anchorage from Talkeetna on Friday morning. Enjoy one last lunch together in Anchorage before heading to the Hotel Captain Cook and bid farewell to your fellow travelers around 1:00 PM. From the Hotel Captain Cook, catch a shuttle to the airport or to your post-trip hotel to continue your Alaskan adventure.View our post hotel recommendations
Weather in Alaska in July and August is fantastic. Daily highs reaching into the mid-60's F and lows at night dipping into the upper 40's F. You'll get plenty of daylight in Alaska as July and August averages 17 hours. It will rain a bit here in summer. July averages about 12 days with some rain and August averages about 14. Don't fret though, there are an equal number of clear days too! Packing List
Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, is in the south-central part of the state on the Cook Inlet. It's traditionally been the gateway into the wilderness that makes this region famous, but that's not to say it doesn't have its own landmarks. Don't miss the Alaska Native Heritage Center and cement a connection through the native population with an education in their history, art, dance and culture. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre and post-trip hotel:
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