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Alaska's Kenai Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Teens & Kids

National Park Grandeur

Share in an incredible Alaskan family vacation. Join together for the hike of a lifetime to the toe of Exit Glacier and alongside the Harding Icefield. Experience the life of a dogsledding team and learn more about this native tradition. Keep your eyes peeled for moose during our bike rides and sea otters during a cruise on Prince William Sound. Get ready for a great Alaskan adventure!

THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights

ACCOMMODATIONS: Casual Hotels*

FROM: $3,099 - $3,499 pp dbl occ
($650 - $700 for sgl occ)

Special Kids Prices
Walk/Hike
Bike
Whale Watch
Kayak

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Start/End Anchorage

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

Highlights
  • Kids dogsled through the magnificent Alaskan forest and get a taste of what life is like for a musher
  • Kayak around Yukon Island, keeping your eyes peeled for marine wildlife, including harbor seals and sea otters
  • Hike right up to the face of a glacier on the Harding Icefield Trail and marvel at its age and grandeur
  • Spot moose, eagles, Dall sheep and maybe salmon swimming upstream as you make your way around the Kenai Peninsula
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Itinerary
Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Casual Hotels*
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Day 1

Kick off the trip with a spin along bike paths leading you out of Anchorage and onto the gently rolling Tony Knowles Coastal Trail | Behold the dramatic shoreline of Turnagain Arm en route to our plush resort in Girdwood.

Alyeska Resort, Girdwood, Alaska
Alyeska Resort
Girdwood
| *Premiere Hotel

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

Days 2-3

Search for glaciers and perhaps humpback whales while cruising through Prince William Sound | Journey south to the Kenai Peninsula, a wonderland of rugged mountains, glaciers, fjords and lakes | Take in views of the Chugach Mountains, which contain a third of the glaciated areas in Alaska | In Kenai Fjords National Park, kids hike to the toe of Exit Glacier, meet some of the famed Iditarod race's canine participants and explore the Alaska SeaLife Center, home to sea lions, Alaskan king crabs, puffins and other marine wildlife | 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 | Look out for mountain goats, moose and marmots!​

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

Travel to Homer and pedal along a route with jaw-dropping views of Cook Inlet and the volcanoes of the Alaska Range | Harbor seals and sea lions make frequent appearances outside our waterfront hotel at the end of the Homer Spit, a narrow finger of land jutting into stunning Kachemak Bay| A water taxi takes us across the bay to circumnavigate Yukon Island by kayak | Watch for harbor seals, porpoises and sea otters | Explore a local farm, complete with furry animals, herbs, art and views of Kachemak Bay.​

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

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

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.

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Activity Level: 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. LEARN MORE.

Note: The minimum age required for kids to ride their own bike on this trip is 9+

Day 1
Biking
Level 1 | 10 miles | 600 ft. gain
Level 1 | 16 miles | 1100 ft. gain
Day 2
Other
Cruise on Prince William Sound (4½ 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
Just For Kids
Exit Glacier Hike (2 miles; 300’ elevation gain)
Visit to Alaska SeaLife Center (2 hours)
Dogsled Experience Tour (1½ Hours) | no min. age
Day 4
Biking
Level 1 | 8 miles* | 100 ft. gain
Level 2 | 17 miles | 500 ft. gain
Level 2 | 28 miles | 800 ft. gain
Day 5
Kayaking
on Kachemak Bay (All Day) | min. age: 6+
Day 6
Other
Farm Tour (1½ Hours)
* Includes shuttle.

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.

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 your available bike options for this trip.

Touring Bike

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.

Kids' Bikes

Backroads is the only travel company to manufacture its own line of kid's bikes. While the wheels might be small, the performance is big—it's the perfect choice for kids. On our Family Trips, you'll find 20" and 24" bikes.

Trailer Bike

The Burley Kazoo trailer bike, for children up to 85 pounds, attaches to an adult bike with your child providing some of the pedal power for a real team effort! It's ideal for kids who aren't yet ready for bike touring. 

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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