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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 National 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. Your guides will spoil you with a famous Trek Travel picnic before embarking on a quiet ride into the hills making your way towards Exit Glacier. Stop midway at the Exit Glacier View Point to take in the vast size, dense blue color subtle crackling of this glacier. Tonight, enjoy dinner together at a locals favorite spot and take in panoramic views of the Kenai Fjords National Park all night. 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.
Exit Glacier View Point
Approximately 20 miles with 575 feet of climbing
Harbor 360 Hotel
Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner
With so much of the National Park being only accessible by water, today is the day to soak in the natural beauty and wildlife that this special peninsula has to offer. Get an early start to the day, grab a quick breakfast and head to the harbor for a guided kayak trip through Resurrection Bay. Experience the sounds and sights of this intertidal zone under your own power. Paddle ashore on a remote rocky beach, disembark and stroll through a magical temperate 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 searching for fish, and potentially even catch the once-in-a-lifetime experience of the summer salmon run. Next up, head back to the harbor to board the Major Marine's 360 catamaran for a cruise into Kenai Fjords National Park and around Resurrection Bay. Don't expect to follow the same route as previous tours - this boat goes straight to where whales, puffins, and other wildlife were most recently spotted. Once back in Seward, a dip in the hotel's hot tub is the perfect closer to the day's buoyant activities. Tonight is yours to check out local fare and festivities, with great recommendations from your guides to point you in the right direction.
Guided Kayaking Tour of Resurrection Bay
Major Marine's Wildlife Cruise
Harbor 360 Hotel
Breakfast | Lunch
Today in Alaska truly embodies Trek Travel's motto: Your day, you decide! Start the morning early and hike to the base of 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. Next, visit three-time Iditarod Champion Mitch Seavey’s homestead to see the excitable Alaskan Huskies in action as they train for Alaska’s historic Iditarod race. Alternatively, choose to meander through the inspiring Alaska SeaLife Center to get up close with rescued seals, starfish, and sea otters. Downtown offers plenty of intrigue as well, with cute shops and art galleries. This evening, you'll board the world-famous Alaska Railroad Train and steam north on one of the most magical railways for the 3-hour trip through the Chugach National Forest to a truly authentic Alaskan ski town: Girdwood. You can enjoy the train's dinner fare during the ride, bring something light from Seward along, or wait to eat at one of Girdwood's late night spots - the sun won't set until well after you've arrived. Nestled in a deep valley and on the banks of Glacier Creek, the Alyeska ski resort will be your adventure hub for the next two nights.
Exit Glacier Hike
Prepare for a day of iconic riding and fine mountain top dining. 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: go for a hike, bike to Portage Glacier or visit the Alaskan Wildlife Conservation Center, summer adventures are right out of the Hotel's door. This evening take the tram high above the resort to have dinner at the incredible Seven Glaciers restaurant for some amazing wild Alaskan cuisine. Don't forget to look for moose meandering the hillside on your way back down!
Bird to Gird Trail with Shuttle
Approximately 17 miles with 925 feet of climbing
Bird to Gird Trail Out and Back
Approximately 34 miles with 1,850 feet of climbing
Explore Alyeska Resort
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Enjoy your last moments in Girdwood before heading north to the small climbing town of Talkeetna with fellow guests. Take in the unique charm this town has to offer as it is filled with many travelers, farmers, chefs and more! Talkeetna is home to the convergence to three major glacial rivers, making this a perfect spot to be on the water in Alaska’s summer sun. Explore this small hiking town at the base of Denali and don’t forget to grab a small trinket from local vendors on Main Street. After spending a bit of time in the city, we will ride south to the largest Birch Syrup producing regions in the world. Taste through this syrup in the various stages of the production process and learn exactly what it takes to the leading region in the world. Or plan your own adventure either fishing the Talkeetna River or joining a local outfitter for a flight to the spectacular Denali glacier! (Please note: neither fishing nor the Denali flight costs are included in your trip cost; however, your guides can help arrange these appointments and assist with transportation.) Tonight we will join for social hour and dinner at Wildflower Cafe to reminisce about the incredible experiences we’ve all shared in Alaska.
Talkeetna to Birch Farm
Approximately 26 miles with 1,160 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 frontier-style breakfast at the iconic Talkeetna Roadhouse, take your time to enjoy a light hike as one last farewell to America's northernmost gem. After your activity, pack your bags and climb into the Trek Travel van for your journey back to Anchorage. You and your fellow guests will bid farewell at 1:00 PM. Daydream of Alaska’s wild wonders as you drift to sleep on your flight home.
Hike Talkeetna Lakes
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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 9:00 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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