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Alaska's Glaciers & Fjords Multi-Adventure Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $4,599 - $4,699 /person

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Casual Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

This trip is filling up for 2024! Check out our Alaska's Kenai Multi-Adventure Tour with new dates just added.

Alaska's Glaciers & Fjords Multi-Adventure Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Casual Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Jun-Sep 2025: Jun-Sep

From $4,599 - $4,699 /person

Wild Wonders from Rugged Mountains to Prince William Sound

Wild, rugged, remote. Journey through the Last Frontier, each day stacked with one-of-a-kind outdoor adventures. Walk across the terminal moraine of Matanuska Glacier. Ride your bike below the remarkable Talkeenta and Chugach Mountains. Sea kayak and boat in Prince William Sound. The dramatic scenery encompasses you. Alaska’s spectacular landscapes and thrilling activities are bound to take your breath away. 

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Highlights

  • Walk on water at the base of a glacier and be awestruck by the frozen scene
  • Bike alongside ever-changing mountain landscapes, accompanied by the rush of rivers and roar of waterfalls 
  • Cruise through Prince William Sound and enjoy tide water glaciers and vibrant marine life
  • Discover quaint coastal towns and remote forested retreats, uncovering parts of Alaska’s rich cultural tapestry
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Alaska

Start/End Anchorage

Airports & Travel details*

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

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Day 1

Description

Prepare for the trip of a lifetime in Alaska • Embark on an adventure from Palmer, where you get an initial glimpse of the state’s legendary untamed wilderness • Admire the glacially carved valleys, boreal forests and rushing rivers that make up the scene • Bike along the beautiful Matanuska-Susitna Valley • Relax at our cozy lodge and take in views of the Knik River Valley’s imposing landscape from your cabin’s front porch.

Accommodations

Night 1

Alaska Glacier Lodge
Palmer
Casual Hotel

Situated on the remote northern edge of the Chugach Range, this cozy lodge is set between a glacial river and the base of a mountain.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Day 2

Description

Walk on water at the base of Matanuska Glacier, a 26-mile-long advancing valley glacier • From our rustic retreat, enjoy sweeping views of the Chugach Range—a favorite grazing spot for Dall sheep • Share stories at the end of the day over a fresh locally sourced meal.

Accommodations

Night 2

Sheep Mountain Lodge
Sheep Mountain
Casual Hotel

Inviting individual wooden cabins tucked in a beautiful forested setting near the Matanuska River. 

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 3-4

Description

Arrive at Worthington Glacier, where our epic bike ride commences • Cycle past tundra, lakes and streams and over Thompson Pass as we near seaside Valdez • A remote fishing town is the picturesque setting for our minimalistic eco-friendly retreat • Led by local guides, embark on a sea kayaking expedition to the calm waters of Duck Flats • As we float past small islands and peaceful coves, look out for bald eagles, harbor seals, sea otters and birds • A leisurely evening in town may be the perfect way to cap off the day.

Accommodations
Totem Hotel

(2 nights)

Nights 3-4

Totem Hotel
Valdez
Casual Hotel

Experience Alaskan hospitality at this newly renovated eco-friendly hotel near the harbor, complete with spacious rooms. (pool)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 5-6

Description

Prince William Sound, one of Alaska's most famous waterways and a vast unspoiled coastline, sets the stage for an amazing glacier cruise • Amid a stunning mountain backdrop, glide past towering tidewater glaciers and watch for marine life • Disembark in the tiny town of Whittier and travel to Girdwood, an only-in-Alaska novelty: a ski town by the sea! • The sound of water accompanies you on a hike through a forest to the rushing deluge of Winner Creek Gorge • Enjoy the spa, saltwater pool and surrounding trails at our chic retreat • Bike along the rolling Bird to Gird bike path, adorned with stunning views of the Turnagain Arm, one of the world's few bore tides • Cheers to an epic Alaskan adventure!

Accommodations

Night 5

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)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the trip that's right for you. 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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Hotels

Adventure-Ready Hotels

Ideally located with ready access to trip activities, our Casual hotels are also known for their character and charm.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Night 1

Alaska Glacier Lodge
Palmer

Casual Hotel

Situated on the remote northern edge of the Chugach Range, this cozy lodge is set between a glacial river and the base of a mountain.

Night 2

Sheep Mountain Lodge
Sheep Mountain

Casual Hotel

Inviting individual wooden cabins tucked in a beautiful forested setting near the Matanuska River. 

Nights 3-4

Totem Hotel
Valdez

Casual Hotel

Experience Alaskan hospitality at this newly renovated eco-friendly hotel near the harbor, complete with spacious rooms. (pool)

Night 5

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)

From $4,599 - $4,699 /person

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Bikes

Choose Your Perfect Bike

Our bikes are designed and built with specific cyclists and riding styles in mind, so we can always offer you a perfect ride. Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

From $4,599 - $4,699 /person

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