Region Overviews: Alaska Travel Guide: Overview
More than just a state, the “Last Frontier” lives up to its reputation as one of the world’s last great wild places.
Couples, Friends & Solos
6 days 5 nights
Activity Level: 1-3
From: $4,099 - $4,499 pp dbl occ
($1,050 for sgl occ) plus 6% tax
Alaska was made for adventure. Kayak along the coast amid volcanoes and glaciers. Hike next to an ice field for the experience of a lifetime. Bike along Turnagain Arm with views of the Chugach Mountains. Search for glaciers while cruising through Prince William Sound. Move through the landscape quietly and "locals" may show their faces: eagles, moose, sea otters, bears. Even if they don't, you know they're there... and somehow that's enough.
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
Welcome to Alaska! Kick off the trip cycling along bike paths with the surrounding mountains as your backdrop | Enjoy stunning vistas of Turnagain Arm and the Chugach Mountains as we make our way to the little town of Girdwood | Hike along Winner Creek surrounded by America’s northernmost rain forest | Raise a toast to the beginning of our Alaskan adventure.
This stylish hotel with an aerial tram to the top of Mount Alyeska has earned accolades from Travel + Leisure. (pool, spa)
Prince William Sound, one of Alaska's most famous waterways and a vast unspoiled wilderness, sets the stage for an amazing glacier cruise | Amid a stunning mountain backdrop, glide past towering tidewater glaciers and walk along a rocky shoreline | Journey south to the Kenai Peninsula, a wonderland of rugged mountains, glaciers, fjords and lakes | The Chugach Mountains provide a dramatic backdrop for an adventure to Kenai Fjords National Park | Hike along the Harding Icefield Trail to witness up close how glaciers reshape the land | Have your camera ready? Unrivaled vistas of Harding Icefield, Exit Glacier and the Resurrection River Valley await | Keep an eye out for mountain goats, moose and marmots!
An Alaskan wilderness retreat with contemporary finishes nestled in the woods of the striking Resurrection River Valley.
Travel to Homer and bike along a route with views of Cook Inlet, the Alaska Range and Grewingk Glacier | Ride along Homer Spit, a narrow finger of land in picturesque Kachemak Bay | Harbor seals and sea lions make frequent appearances outside our waterfront hotel | Circumnavigate Yukon Island by kayak, watching for bald eagles, porpoises and sea otters | Explore a local homestead, complete with animals, herbs, art and views of Kachemak Bay.
Commune with eagles, otters and seals where land meets sea on Kachemak Bay.
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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Our Private Trips are best for groups of 6 or more. We suggest joining a scheduled trip.
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Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.
The biking terrain on this trip ranges from level to rolling with a few steep longer climbs and descents. There are limited roads in Alaska and we have found the best available bike routes. The hike to Harding Icefield is very rigorous due to its steep rocky terrain and the possibility of encountering snow. Unpredictable mountain weather can make hiking and biking conditions more challenging.
Backroads is an Authorized Permittee of the National Park Service.
The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.
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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.