Alaska was made for multisport. Hike on an ice field for the experience of a lifetime. Bike on one of the region's few roads. Kayak along the coast amid volcanoes and glaciers. 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.
1-2 Bike from Anchorage onto the rolling Tony Knowles Coastal Trail—be on the lookout for moose! | Travel along Turnagain Arm, the site of extreme high and low tides, on the way to the lively town of Girdwood | Hike through a lush coastal forest or choose the exhilarating tram ride to the top of Mount Alyeska for unparalleled views of peaks and hanging glaciers.
3 Journey south to the Kenai Peninsula, a wonderland of rugged mountains, glaciers, fjords and lakes | Views of the Chugach Mountains provide a dramatic backdrop | 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!
4 Bike to Homer, taking in views of Cook Inlet, the Alaska Range, Grewingk Glacier and Homer Spit, a narrow finger of land in picturesque Kachemak Bay | Harbor seals and sea lions make frequent appearances outside our waterfront hotel.
5-6 Circumnavigate Yukon Island by kayak, watching for bald eagles, porpoises and sea otters | After our naturalist-led hike through fields of wildflowers, enjoy a picnic on the bluff above Homer.