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Alaska's Kenai Multi-Adventure Tour - For Families with Older Teens & 20s

National Park Grandeur - Wildlife, Mountains & Glaciers

Family — Older Teens & 20s

6 days 5 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

Casual Hotels

From: $4,099 - $4,299 pp dbl occ

($800 for sgl occ) plus 6% tax

Alaska was made for multi-adventures. Kayak along the coast amid volcanoes and glaciers. Hike next to an ice field for the experience of a lifetime. Bike on one of the region's few roads. Search for glaciers and perhaps humpback whales 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.

Walk/Hike
Bike
Whale Watch
Kayak
Alaska Kenai Peninsula Family Multi-Adventure Tour
Alaska Kenai Peninsula Family Multi-Adventure Tour

Alaska

Start/End Anchorage

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

Highlights

  • Hike the 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 Cook Inlet, the volcanoes of the Alaska Range, Grewingk Glacier and Homer Spit
  • Kayak around Yukon Island, keeping your eyes peeled for marine wildlife, including harbor seals and sea otters
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Itinerary

Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Casual Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Day 1
Description

Welcome to Alaska! Kick off the trip cycling along on the gently rolling Tony Knowles Coastal Trail | Enjoy stunning views of Cook Inlet and the Alaska Range | Behold the dramatic scenery as we cycle from Earthquake Park to Kincaid Park | Arrive at our lakeside retreat and gaze at floatplanes that land and take off with the majestic Chugach Mountains in the background | Raise a toast to the beginning of our Alaskan adventure.

Accommodations
View of the hotel and lake shore
The Lakefront Anchorage
Anchorage
| Casual Hotel

This ideally situated retreat sits on the shore of Lake Spenard— from the hotel's private dock, gaze at floatplanes landing with the majestic Chugach Mountains in the background.

Days 2-3
Description

Prince William Sound, one of Alaska's most famous waterways and a vast unspoiled wilderness, sets the stage for an amazing wildlife 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 the journey 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!

Accommodations
Seward Windsong Lodge
Seward Windsong Lodge
Seward
| Casual Hotel

An exceptional Alaskan wilderness retreat nestled in the woods of the striking Resurrection River Valley.

Days 4-6
Description

Travel to Homer and pedal along a route with views of Cook Inlet, the Alaska Range and Grewingk Glacier | ​Spin 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 farm, complete with animals, herbs, art and views of Kachemak Bay.

Accommodations
Land's End Resort
Land's End Resort
Homer
| Casual Hotel

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

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. View cancellation policy

Click on dates for pricing, itinerary variations and to book your trip. Price is per person, double occupancy.

Activity Level: 1-3

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.

Route notes

The terrain on this trip ranges from level to rolling with a few steep longer climbs and descents. 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.

Daily Route Options

Day 1
Biking
Level 1 | 13 miles | 700 ft. gain
Level 2 | 20 miles | 800 ft. gain
Level 2 | 24 miles | 1100 ft. gain
Day 2
Other
Cruise on Prince William Sound (4.5 hours)
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 3 miles | 1500 ft. gain
Level 3 | 5 miles | 2000 ft. gain
Level 4 | 8 miles | 3000 ft. gain
Day 4
Biking
Level 1 | 9 miles | 100 ft. gain
Level 2 | 12 miles | 300 ft. gain
Level 3 | 23 miles | 900 ft. gain
Day 5
Kayaking
On Kachemak Bay (full day)
Day 6
Other
Farm Tour (1.5 hours)

What's Included

Available Bike Options

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! Read on for bike options specific to this trip (click the arrow to see more). Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

A proven classic, our most popular custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Keep pace or zip ahead, pedaling with an electric boost. This bike provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.
Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Also 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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