Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour Alaska's Kenai
Dolce Tempo Journey among Mountains & Glaciers
They say Alaska is the “Last Frontier” and it’s easy to see why. Wilderness permeates every realm of life here. From moose wandering the streets of Anchorage to the glaciers, forests, salmon-filled rivers and towering mountains awaiting at the edge of town, there’s nowhere else quite like it. E-bike along a secluded road, step onto a trail, hop in a kayak and you’ll soon begin to feel it. This is a storybook land and a life adventure never to be forgotten.
THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights
ACCOMMODATIONS: Casual Hotels*
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
Refreshingly Active Adventures
Take a scenic walk alongside Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park. Kayak around Yukon Island and watch for marine wildlife, including harbor seals and sea otters.
Experience the charms and shops of Homer, one of Alaska’s most treasured seaside towns. Meet local residents, farmers and artists who share their unique family stories.
Unique Hotels & Delectable Dining
Dine on freshly caught seafood in the halibut capital of the world and enjoy classic Backroads picnics freshly prepared from local Alaskan ingredients. Savor the salty breeze and the sounds of bald eagles calling outside our oceanside hotel.
6 Days Casual Hotels*
Hop on an e-bike and pedal through Anchorage onto the scenic Tony Knowles Coastal Trail—look for moose wandering across your path! | Travel along Turnagain Arm, where some of the world’s most extreme tides can actually be surfed by thrill-seeking locals | Visit the quaint forest town of Girdwood | Take an exhilarating tram ride to the high slopes of Mount Alyeska for unparalleled views of snowcapped peaks and shimmering glaciers.
This stylish hotel with an aerial tram to the top of Mount Alyeska has earned accolades from Travel + Leisure. (pool, spa)
Embark on a wildlife cruise across Prince William Sound, a vast unspoiled wilderness and one of Alaska’s most famous waterways | Glide past towering glaciers and floating icebergs | Stroll along a rocky shoreline and spot nesting bald eagles | Travel one of the world’s most scenic drives along the famous Kenai Peninsula, a wonderland of towering mountains, glaciers, fjords and waterfalls | Venture into Kenai Fjords National Park | Stroll beside Exit Glacier to witness the ongoing reshaping of this vast landscape | Spot mountain goats, moose and marmots as we explore Resurrection River Valley.
An exceptional Alaskan wilderness retreat nestled in the woods of the striking Resurrection River Valley.
Mingle with fisherman and locals in the charming town of Homer, in one of Alaska’s most picturesque settings | E-bike along a scenic route overlooking Cook Inlet, the Alaska Range and Grewingk Glacier | Pedal along Homer Spit, a narrow finger of land in picturesque Kachemak Bay | Keep an eye out for harbor seals and sea lions who frequently visit our waterfront hotel | Kayak around Yukon Island and its temperate rainforest and protected coves | Spot majestic bald eagles, porpoises and curious sea otters floating hand in hand | Pay a visit to a local farm, complete with animals, herbs, art and views of Kachemak Bay.
Commune with eagles, otters and seals where land meets sea on Kachemak Bay. (spa)
The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy
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Dolce Tempo: What to Expect
Our easygoing Multi-Adventure tours make adventuring a breeze—perfect for beginners or occasional bikers/hikers, or anyone who is interested in exploring the world actively. With dedicated Trip Leaders, support vans and GPS supported routes, the day is yours to decide. Find an unbeatable blend of walking and biking routes (2-4 hours of activity, 10-30 miles of biking, 2-7 miles of walking) with other fun-filled activities such as kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, camel riding and more. On trips with biking, custom electronic-assist bikes allow you to pedal effortlessly!
The hiking terrain on this trip ranges from level to rolling on paved footpaths and dirt trails. Biking routes range from level to rolling with a few short climbs and some sustained downhill. About fifty percent of our riding is on paved bike paths.
Available Bike Options
On this Dolce Tempo trip, most travelers choose to ride one of our custom titanium e-bikes. If you prefer to enjoy the daily rides without electric assistance, you can select another bike. See all options below.
- 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
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.
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.
While biking and hiking and kayaking trips are at the core of popular adventure travel offerings, they are not for everyone. So Backroads, a company that has long been the leader in active travel trips, has come up with an array of softer adventures for 2021.