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Alaska's Kenai Peninsula Family Multisport Adventure Tour


Wildlife & Wilderness from Seward to Homer

  • Mushing! Take an exhilarating dogsled ride through the forest
  • Bike to Homer, one of Alaska's most beautiful towns
  • Hike right up to the face of a glacier
  • Float along the Kenai River
  • The chance to spot moose, eagles, Dall sheep and even salmon swimming upstream

An adventurous family took an incredible Alaska vacation. The kids hiked to the Exit Glacier; parents hiked to the Harding Icefield. They all tried dog sledding, witnessed moose and eagles during a river float trip and watched salmon swimming upstream. To this day, they all agree: it was the best family vacation ever!

Alaska Multisport Map


Days 1-2 Delve into Alaska's dramatic landscapes on a single astonishing peninsula  Kick off the trip with a spin along bike paths leading you out of Anchorage and onto the gently rolling Tony Knowles Coastal Trail—keep your eyes open for moose!  Journey south to the Kenai Peninsula, a wonderland of rugged mountains, glaciers, fjords and lakes Hike the beautiful Ptarmigan Lake Trail through Sitka spruce forest and past crystal-clear Ptarmigan Creek, where red sockeye salmon spawn in summer.

Day 3 In Kenai Fjords National Park, kids hike to the face of Exit Glacier and explore the fascinating Alaska SeaLife Center, home to sea lions, harbor seals, Alaskan king crabs, puffins and other marine wildlife Meanwhile, adults embark on a once-in-a-lifetime trek with spectacular views of the vast Harding Icefield, where glacial ice extends as far as the eye can see  Meet some of the famed Iditarod race's canine participants and experience the excitement of racing on comfortable wheeled dogsleds.

Day 4 Explore Homer, one of Alaska's most beautifully situated towns Take in jaw-dropping views of Cook Inlet and the volcanoes of the Alaska Range A scenic bike ride leads to a viewpoint overlooking Grewingk Glacier and Homer Spit, a narrow finger of land in picturesque Kachemak Bay.

Days 5-6 Circle Yukon Island by kayak, watching for harbor seals, porpoises and sea otters Got your camera ready? During a leisurely float trip on the glacial waters of the Kenai River, you'll likely spot eagles, moose and Dall sheep.

This trip put the ACTIVE in Active travel - - great hikes, great bike rides, rafting, kayaking and fishing. Beautiful vistas at every turn. And the food is delicious, especially the fish/seafood.
LISA - Mom of 4! - New York CIty

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.


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.
$3,198 - $3,298
pp dbl. occ.
(+$830 to $840 for sgl. occ.)
Plus 6% Kenai Peninsula tax

Traveling with Kids


6 days, 5 nights
Route Rating

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

Start / End
Anchorage, Alaska

All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners included


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Casual Inns*

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 Inn
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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Alaska's Kenai Peninsula Family Multisport Adventure Tour

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Fantastic, unforgetable trip.


from New York CIty

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Comments about Alaska's Kenai Peninsula Family Multisport Adventure Tour:

This trip put the ACTIVE in Active travel - - great hikes, great bike rides, rafting, kayaking and fishing. Beautiful vistas at every turn. And the food is delicious, especially the fish/seafood.


Special trip with our granddaughter was amazing!!


from Margate NJ

Comments about Alaska's Kenai Peninsula Family Multisport Adventure Tour:

Everything from the activities to the food and lodging was special. The leaders were knowledgeable and super friendly. The bikes were state of the art! Meals popped up in unusual places complete with flowers on the table!!


Perfectly met expectations-which are VERY high on Backroads


from Edina, MN

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Comments about Alaska's Kenai Peninsula Family Multisport Adventure Tour:

Our 3rd Backroads trip, 1st with children. Leaders did great job meeting needs of all, including teen who did all adult activities and younger child who did shorter rides and optional children's activities. Accommodations worked well for our family of 4. Food very good, especially the leader laid out lunch spreads and snacks! All activities excellent with amazing scenery and wildlife all around - Harding Icefield hike was the highlight! All Backroads leaders are amazing, they clearly love their jobs!

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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.

Please click on a date below for specific pricing and possible itinerary variations.

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Interested in a Private Trip? Check out the Make It Private tab for private dates available, or call us at 800-462-2848.

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
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
2 Walking/Hiking 7 600
Other Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center Visit (1.5 Hours)
3 Walking/Hiking 3 1500 4 2000 8 3000
Other Dogsled Ride (1.5 Hours)
Kids Exit Glacier Hike (2 Miles; 100’ elevation gain)
Kids Visit to Alaska SeaLife Center (2 Hours)
4 Biking 10* 300 23* 500 33 1900
Biking 42 2500
5 Kayaking on Kachemak Bay (All Day)
6 Other Kenai River Float Trip (2 Hours)

Note: On this Family Trip, our routes follow gentle rolling terrain, except for the rigorous hike to Harding Icefield. Liberal van shuttling is incorporated into the itinerary and mileage is moderate to enable you to spend more time exploring on your own. Operating under Special Use Permit on the Chugach National Forest. Backroads is an Equal Opportunity Provider.

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our route ratings 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

We Know When to Pedal or Paddle

Backroads offers the only multisport tour on the Kenai Peninsula that ties together all of the spots your family will want to see, including Homer and Kachemak Bay, as well as Seward and Kenai Fjord National Park. And we do it by deftly balancing the two best ways to explore: biking spectacular wilderness routes to the very end of the North American road system; and kayaking in the most biologically diverse waters in Alaska, with incredible wildlife spotting everywhere.

A Second Van When You Need It

Backroads is the only active travel company providing two support vans in Alaska—because we know it's essential to ensure a truly great travel experience. It doubles our ability to be there when you need us to offer hydration, lighten your load or give you a lift if it's time to take a break. Read more on why two vans make all the difference.

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.

Like You, We're Family Experts

At Backroads we've honed our expertise in active family travel over many years and a lot of trips. We host at least 20 times more family guests than any other active company, so we're constantly gaining new insights that make our trips even better. Detailed planning, behind-the scenes logistics, unrivaled support from three Trip Leaders—all backed by a team that proudly creates the kind of experiences we'd want to share with our own families.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Your Trip Will Run. Period.

Under our Book with Confidence policy, your Backroads trip will run even for a single family of three or four people, 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.

A Great Trip for Teens

This Family Adventure, with its blend of challenging activities and cool places to explore, is ready to erase the doubtful looks of the toughest travel critics around: teenagers. We're not saying there won't be a single eye-rolling response (or the odd WhatsApp exchange with the gang back home), but this trip has plenty to keep teens in the moment and part of the family.

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.

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.

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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. Call or email us to reserve your date.

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Pricing for Private Trips


  • 10 or more guests: from $2,998 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $3,398 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $4,498 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $5,098 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $5,898 pp dbl occ

Click on a date below for specific pricing and possible itinerary variations.


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F 2017 Family Trips
2017 July
For groups of 2 to 7 guests, please call for Custom Trip Pricing.

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