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Backroads San Juan Islands Biking trip


March 2014
A Better Way to See the World
The Northwest + Alaska 6 Ways


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  Dear Traveler,

Why explore the Northwest with Backroads? With us, you'll uncover your destination in a way that few visitors experience. Bike through remote, untouched wilderness—knowing that you're well supported by the finest Trip Leaders in the business. Paddle a kayak as bald eagles soar overhead and sea otters recline in nearby kelp beds—always choosing the amount of activity you'd like each day. Hike on a mile-high ridge or right up to a glacier—knowing that a bountiful meal and distinctive hand-picked accommodations await.

From Alaska's magnificent Kenai Peninsula to the pristine waterways of British Columbia's Gulf Islands and Washington's San Juan Islands, you're in for an unforgettable experience with Backroads!

We hope to cross paths with you this summer,
Linda Cassell
Linda Cassell
Northwest Regional Manager, with Backroads since 1987

P.S. To join us, just give one of our experienced Trip Consultants a call at 800-462-2848—they're available to assist you daily 6 a.m. - 6 p.m., PT.

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Alaska Biking
An Epic Bike Journey through the Vast Alaskan Wilderness
• Get set for an adventure in a remote section of Alaska experienced by few travelers
• Ride in the shadow of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park's 16,000-foot peaks, dubbed North America's "mountain kingdom"
• Ferry across Prince William Sound—be on the lookout for bald eagles, porpoises and orcas
• Pedal beside the mighty Matanuska Glacier and the river of the same name

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Alaska Multisport
From Seward to Homer on the Magnificent Kenai Peninsula
• Marvel at the diversity of landscapes on a single peninsula
• Bike one of the area's few roads and kayak along the coast amid volcanoes and glaciers
• Journey to an extraordinary ice field for the hike of a lifetime!
• Witness the efforts of salmon swimming upstream on their annual migration

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Alaska Walking & Hiking
From Homer to Seward on the Kenai Peninsula
• In Kenai Fjords National Park, hike along Exit Glacier for views of Resurrection River Valley and Harding Icefield
• Visit the coastal towns of Homer and Seward—surrounded by some of the most stunning scenery in Alaska
• Watch for bald eagles, black bears, mountain goats and perhaps see salmon swimming upstream
• Dramatic alpine splendor is yours to discover at Carter and Crescent Lakes

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San Juan Islands Biking
Island to Island in the Pacific Northwest
• Pedal through stunningly diverse scenery, from conifer forests to farmlands to seaports
• Look for harbor seals, porpoises, bald eagles, minke whales and orcas during a naturalist-led wildlife cruise
• Slip into a double kayak to explore the sheltered and calm waters of Haro Strait
• Ascend Mt. Constitution to view Canada's coastal mountains, Mt. Baker and the islands of Puget Sound

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San Juan Islands, Victoria & Olympic National Park Walking & Hiking
A Classic Taste of the Pacific Northwest
• Soak up an inspiring vista of lush islands and mountains from atop Mt. Constitution
• Experience the montage of cultures—from First Nations to British—in vibrant Victoria
• Lose yourself in an Eden of sword ferns, mosses and old-growth Douglas fir in Olympic National Park
• Hike mile-high Hurricane Ridge with Mount Olympus in one direction, Mount Rainier and Seattle in another

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Victoria, Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands Multisport
Scenery & Superb Cuisine on British Columbia's Undiscovered Isles
• One of western Canada's most appealing regions, with mile upon mile of pristine coastline
• Commute the local way, island-hopping by ferry and water taxi
• Sea kayak on calm waters in the realm of harbor seals and bald eagles
• Extend your vacation in vibrant Victoria or Vancouver

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