The last frontier—not just a cliché but something you feel in your body. Unique things happen in Alaska. Grizzlies roam. Glaciers calve. Moose forage. You ride alongside wild rivers and stroll through famous towns like Valdez. Follow the trail of fur traders, miners and naturalists. One acre for every person. Things get put in perspective.
1 Your biking adventure begins in remote Alaska with a beautiful ride from Palmer along the Little Susitna River and through the Talkeetna Mountains Ascend Hatcher Pass and savor expansive views of the Cook Inlet and soaring Chugach Mountains.
2 Feel the vastness of Alaska's interior as you pedal over rolling hills and beside the icy Matanuska River, fed by the mighty Matanuska Glacier Your home-cooked dinner is served with vistas of untouched wilderness From the porch of your cabin, admire views of the remote Chugach Range, a favorite grazing spot for Dall sheep.
3-4 Ride in the shadow of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park's 16,000-foot peaks, nicknamed the mountain kingdom of North America Gear up for a big day of biking along scenic Glenn Highway, passing spruce forests, alpine meadows and possibly moose! In the rugged Copper River Valley, a challenging route past glaciers, rivers and woods is yours for the taking Climb Thompson Pass and up to Worthington Glacier before an incredible descent past thundering waterfalls and into harborside Valdez.
5-6 Boat on Prince William Sound and watch for seals, bald eagles and humpback whales The snowcapped peaks of the Chugach Mountains and the chance to witness giant floating icebergs of the Columbia Glacier leave a lasting impression Hear rumbling? The famous bore tide may roll in as you pedal along Turnagain Arm Keep your eyes peeled for native beluga whales from breathtaking Bird Point.