People rafting in Alaska
Waterfall flowing from snow bank to ocean
Boats at the harbor
Bald eagle flying over water
Glaciers in Alaska
Old fashioned train driving around a bend
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Alaska Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey among Mountains, Coastline & Wildlife

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 1-2

Casual & Premiere Hotels

From: $4,199 - $4,299 pp dbl occ

($1,150 for sgl occ) plus 6% tax

Legendary Alaska. A paradise for anyone seeking to spend time in the great outdoors. Where dreamlike scenes draw you in. And walks through dense forests lead to breathtaking glaciers. Float peacefully on sturdy rafts beside icebergs, cruise among the fjords and watch for nesting bald eagles and playful sea otters. From the incredible Prince William Sound and the renowned Kenai Fjords National Park, the Alaskan wilderness is calling! 

Alaska Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour map
Alaska Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour map


Start/End Anchorage

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.


Refreshingly Active Adventures
Explore Alaska's rugged and captivating landscapes, experiencing the best of it at a relaxed pace by land and sea. From towering glaciers to temperate rain forests and spectacular fjords, discover astonishing ecological diversity and grandeur. 

Immersive Travel
Visit quaint coastal towns with surprises at every turn, dine on fresh sea-to-table cuisine and uncover parts of Alaska’s rich and unique cultural tapestry. 

Unique Hotels & Delectable Dining
From a wondrous hideaway nestled in the Chugach Mountains to a chic retreat at the base of Mount Alyeska, the wilds of Alaska are always just outside the front door.


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Casual & Premiere Hotels*
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Day 1

Welcome to Alaska! Journey north from Anchorage to get your first glimpse of the state's untamed and expansive wilderness | Marvel at glacially carved valleys, boreal forest and rushing rivers | Visit Independence Mine State Historical Park, an abandoned gold mine in the Talkeetna Mountains and discover Alaska’s fascinating gold-mining history | Hike at your own pace through green meadows to the turquoise Gold Cord Lake, nestled into a glacial cirque | Relax at our cozy lodge and admire views of the Knik River Valley’s imposing landscape from your cabin’s front porch.

Exterior view of Alaska Glacier Lodge Hotel
Alaska Glacier Lodge
| Casual Hotel

Situated on the remote northern edge of the Chugach Range, this cozy lodge is set between a glacial river and the base of a mountain.

Days 2-3

Meet bears, moose, bald eagles and wolves at a wildlife conservation and rehabilitation center | Enjoy a scenic train ride on Alaska Railroad’s Glacier Discovery Train into Chugach National Forest | Float along picturesque waters as professional river guides row next to icebergs on Spencer Lake | Settle into Girdwood, an only-in-Alaska novelty: a ski town by the sea | The sound of water accompanies you on a leisurely hike through a forest to the rushing deluge of Winner Creek Gorge | Enjoy the world-class Nordic spa, saltwater pool and surrounding hiking trails at our chic retreat.

Exterior view of Alyeska Resort, Girdwood, Alaska
Alyeska Resort
| *Premiere Hotel

This stylish hotel with an aerial tram to the top of Mount Alyeska has earned accolades from Travel + Leisure. (pool, spa)

Days 4-6

Prince William Sound, one of Alaska's most famous waterways and a vast unspoiled coastline, sets the stage for an amazing glacier cruise | Amid a stunning mountain backdrop, glide past towering tidewater glaciers and walk along a rocky shoreline | Say hello to a wonderland of rugged peaks, glaciers, fjords and lakes in the Kenai Peninsula | Ideally located between mountains and sea, quaint Seward offers a serving of welcome hospitality in the Last Frontier | Journey through Resurrection River Valley to the remarkable Kenai Fjords National Park | Be wowed by Exit Glacier, a slow moving river of dramatic blue ice | Look out for mountain goats, moose and marmots—just a few of the many species that call this park home | Raise a toast to our epic Alaskan adventure at our farewell dinner | Kayak atop the pristine waters of Resurrection Bay | Watch for sea otters, harbor seals, eagles and salmon in their natural habitat, just outside our hotel's front door.

Exterior view of the Seward Windsong Lodge
Seward Windsong Lodge
| Casual Hotel

An Alaskan wilderness retreat with contemporary finishes nestled in the woods of the striking Resurrection River Valley.

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Activity Level: 1-2

Our Dolce Tempo activities allow you to leisurely explore local hidden gems and to get away from the crowds, experiencing the essence of your location on your own terms and at your own pace. Easier than our other trips, but still wonderfully active, itinerary options typically include 2-4 hours of walking, e-biking or other excursions per day. On e-bike routes, our custom electric-assist bikes allow you to pedal effortlessly. Your trip is fully supported with dedicated Trip Leaders, vans, meticulously selected routes and downloadable GPS files available for use on your own device.

Route notes

The walking terrain on this trip ranges from level to rolling on paved footpaths and alpine trails. Trails are often uneven, with roots, mud, rocks and other obstacles causing uneven footing. Please note that unpredictable mountain weather can make hiking conditions more challenging.

Backroads is an Authorized Permittee of the National Park Service.

Daily Activity Options

Day 1
Level 1 | 1 miles | 300 ft. gain
Level 1 | 2 miles | 800 ft. gain
Level 2 | 3 miles | 1100 ft. gain
Day 2
Tour of Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (1 hour)
on the Placer River (2 hours)
Day 3
Level 1 | 3 miles | 400 ft. gain
Level 2 | 5 miles | 900 ft. gain
Day 4
Cruise on Prince William Sound (Half Day)
Day 5
Level 1 | 2 miles | 100 ft. gain
Level 2 | 3 miles | 1300 ft. gain
Day 6
on Resurrection Bay (2 hours)

What's Included

  • All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Straight talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Accommodations & Service Standards

Alaska is a land of rustic and rugged beauty, and while Backroads has selected the best properties in the places we visit, simplicity and comfort outweigh elegance and luxury in this great state. Generally speaking, service in Alaska can seem slow and casual when compared with the high standards of service found on other Backroads trips. Patience, a sense of humor and appreciation for the cultural differences that abound in this population-sparse setting will help you make the most of your experience.

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