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Alaska Family Multi-Adventure Tour – Older Teens & 20s

 
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Alaska's Kenai Peninsula—From Glacier to Coastline

  • Hike the unbelievable Harding Icefield Trail, a spectacular route alongside Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Explore the charms and shops of Homer, one of Alaska’s most beautiful seaside towns
  • Enjoy jaw-dropping views of the Cook Inlet, the volcanoes of the Alaska Range, Grewingk Glacier and Homer Spit
  • Kayak around Yukon Island, keeping your eyes peeled for interesting marine wildlife, including harbor seals and sea lions

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.

Alaska Multisport Map

Itinerary

Days 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.

Day 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!

Day 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.

Days 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.

If you and your family are looking for a true wilderness experience, there's really no better destination than Alaska. Immense mountains, salmon-filled streams, waterfalls, temperate rain forest, flower-carpeted meadows... the array of stunning scenery is practically endless! Highlights of this trip include Kenai Fjords National Park and the opportunity to hike Harding Icefield Trail, a spectacular route alongside the Exit Glacier. There's also sea kayaking in Kachemak Bay with views of the mountains and glacier surrounding the bay, and an incredible array of marine life!
Linda Cassell- Regional Manager - Alaska

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. Read the Straight Talk

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.

Traffic

While Backroads strives to find routes that are quiet and off the beaten track, some routes on this trip follow heavily trafficked roads. Of course, you're always welcome to jump in the shuttle to avoid the busier roads.
$2,998
pp dbl. occ.
(+$690 for sgl. occ.)
Plus 6% Kenai Peninsula tax

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Open 7 Days a Week
6 am - 6 pm Pacific time

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Anchorage, Alaska

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All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners included

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Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the Dates & Prices tab.

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Alyeska Resort

Alyeska Resort

* Premiere Hotel
Girdwood (1 night)

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

Seward Windsong Lodge

Seward Windsong Lodge

Seward (2 nights)

Nestled in the woods of the striking Resurrection River Valley.

Land's End Resort

Land's End Resort

Homer (2 nights)

Commune with eagles, otters and seals where land meets sea on Kachemak Bay. (spa)

Guest Reviews

There's no better way to find out about Backroads than by hearing it from the people who have traveled with us. For more about the Backroads Experience, read our Guest Testimonials.

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If you and your family are looking for a true wilderness experience, there's really no better destination than Alaska. Immense mountains, salmon-filled streams, waterfalls, temperate rain forest, flower-carpeted meadows... the array of stunning scenery is practically endless! Highlights of this trip include Kenai Fjords National Park and the opportunity to hike Harding Icefield Trail, a spectacular route alongside the Exit Glacier. There's also sea kayaking in Kachemak Bay with views of the mountains and glacier surrounding the bay, and an incredible array of marine life!

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Dates & Prices

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.

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This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-3

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

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Daily Route Options
Day Activity EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 Biking 10 200
Biking 16 400
Walking/Hiking 2 200
Walking/Hiking 5 5000
2 Walking/Hiking 5 200 9 700
3 Walking/Hiking 2 100 3 1500 4 2000 8 3000
4 Biking 10* 300 23* 500 33 1900
Biking 40 2300
5 Kayaking On Kachemak Bay (All Day)
6 Walking/Hiking 2 50
Walking/Hiking 5 100
 

Note: The terrain on this trip ranges from level to rolling with a few steep longer climbs. The hike to Harding Icefield is very rigorous due to its steep rocky terrain and the possibility of encountering snow. Operating under Special Use Permit in the Chugach National Forest. Backroads is an Equal Opportunity Provider.

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity levels and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Why Travel with Backroads in Alaska

Get the Most Out of Each Day

Coordinating multiple activities throughout a single day can be tricky, but with Backroads you'll never know it. When you explore Alaska with us, you switch activities seamlessly without missing a beat. We invented the multisport concept, and we're constantly adding new dimensions and fine-tuning the experience to make it even more enjoyable.

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Alaska trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

More Leaders to Support You

On our Alaska trips we have an extra leader supporting you along the road and trail—for a total of three, compared to the industry standard two. So we can be in more places at once, giving personal attention to guests traveling at their own pace. Here's more on our Trip Leaders.

Your Trip Will Run. Period.

Under our Book with Confidence policy, your Backroads trip will run even for one or two people (or a family of three or four), subject to a nominal extra fee. Or transfer to another trip, and we'll give you a credit. It's all part of our trademark commitment to treating guests with integrity, transparency and total accountability. Read all the details.

Your Hotels Are Locked In

It may seem obvious to say the great hotels we tell you about are the ones you'll actually stay in. But the fact is many companies haven't even booked the places they promise and are later forced to settle for inferior alternatives. We book our hotels and exact rooms long in advance—often over two years—so you stay where you expect to stay.

Our Superb Bikes Included

A great bike is obviously critical for a great multisport trip; you don't want to gamble on one that's been sourced locally to trim costs. This trip features our acclaimed Backroads Custom Titanium bikes, expertly tuned and fitted, and included in your trip price. Learn why our titanium bikes are ideal for most riders.

The Value of Casual Inn Trips

In addition to the ideal balance of comfort and hospitality in our choice of lodgings, this Casual Inns trip includes nearly all of your meals, plus everything from cocktail receptions to the best snacks along the road. So there's rarely a need to reach for your wallet – we've got you covered.

We've Set the Standard

For nearly four decades we've worked to earn and maintain our right to call Backroads the world's #1 active travel company. In pursuing that vision on behalf of our guests, we believe we've set the standard for our industry—captured in the Backroads Quality Guide, which clearly sets out the benchmarks of excellence, choice and support that we live by

Signature Backroads Picnics

Guests rave about our picnic spreads. Enjoy a welcome break in a scenic spot, or a quick refuel stop if you don't want to lose momentum. And because we have two vans, one can host lunch while the other is out providing support along the route.

Quality You Can Measure

Since 1979, Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale has shown that staying #1 means constantly evaluating our performance using the best possible source of information: our guests. As we systematically analyze your feedback on our trip consultants, leaders, hotels, meals and on-trip activities, we never stop working to make a great company even better.

The Best Leaders in Alaska

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Alaska, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

We Invented the Multisport Trip

After 30 years of creating Backroads Multisport Adventures, our trip designers know how to blend the perfect balance of biking and hiking with other activities to showcase the best of a region. And then they arrange the seamless transitions that would be so hard to orchestrate on your own—adding dimensions to your trip that are exciting, inspiring and just plain fun.

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Private Trips Options & Pricing

Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from a large selection of dates for your group of 8 or more. Call us for date availability. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.

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Pricing for Private Trips

2018

  • 10 or more guests: from $2,998 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $3,498 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $4,898 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $5,498 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $6,298 pp dbl occ

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