EAGLERIDER is very excited to offer this tour from Alaska to Seattle. Keeping in mind most people travel to Alaska only once per lifetime, we've put together a tour that will leave you with lasting memories. This tour will follow parts that exemplify the Gold Rush in 1896-1899 where over 100,000 prospectors made this journey to seek their fortune. Many sites are still present to give you that taste of the historic Klondike Gold Rush. We travel the fully paved Alaska Highway with stops like Liard Hot springs, The Signpost Forest in Watson Lake, and many spectacular viewpoints. Abundant wildlife along the way makes it even more exciting to possibly see a glimpse of moose, bear, sheep, eagles, and bison. This will be one epic journey and we'd like to share it with you!
Alaskan Adventure: Anchorage to Seattle - Tour Itinerary
Welcome to beautiful Anchorage, Alaska. if you get in early enough you can stroll the town or even take a bicycle along the famous waterfront to possibly see some bear or Moose. Tonight we will take in a great dinner at a local landmark restaurant and prepare for an epic adventure.
After we pickup the bikes this morning, we head out for thew the Glenn Highway, which is full of amazing views. One of the largest ice-fields and mountains sit just south and offer you breathtaking views of glaciers and rustic mountains. You'll get a up-close look at the Matanuska Glacier which is one of the most accessible glaciers.
Here is another rest day or if you want a real adventure, you can ride over Thompson pass to Valdez. Valdez is the end of the Alaska pipeline and also has a popular bear viewing spot where they feast on fish. Worthington Glacier will greet you as take this ride down to Valdez and will offer plenty of photo opportunities.
This is your last day in Alaska and you'll cross into Cnada at the end of the day. We jump off the Glenn Highway in Tok and start heading down the famous Alaska Highway. Spectacular views of Wrangell-St Elias will start to appear closer and closer to make for a breathtaking ride through the great state of Alaska.
Travelling South to Whitehorse in the distance you will see the Wrangell-St Elias Mountain Range protruding to the sky, containing many of the highest peaks in North America. Haines Junction is the Gateway to Kluane National Park covering 22,000 sq kms which is also home to Kluane Lake, one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Wrangell-St Elias and Kluane are only divided by international boundaries, but together they form one of the largest National Park.
Today is yours to rest or explore. The world is your oyster as you can take a day tour or even ride down to Skagway, Alaska to check out the town.
As we leave the capital of Yukon, we trek south we view a couple beautiful lakes, Teslin and Marsh. Watson Lake is famous for the Signpost Forest, this town's most notable attraction. It was all started by a homesick soldier pointing a sign towards his hometown of Danville, IL. That collection has grown to over 72,000 unique signs.
The abundance of wildlife on this stretch will have us stopping many times for great photo ops. Today you could also take a relaxing rest at the Liard River Hot springs with its natural hot water river leaves you wondering how mother nature heats its water to a temp nearly unbearable.
Today we leave the turquoise colors brilliant in the morning sun of Muncho lake. The colors are attributed to the minerals leaching into the water. We head back into the mountains while we travel to Fort Nelson for the night.
We start the day wandering our way through farmlands and mountains, as well as cross over Kiskatinaw and Peace rivers. This will be the last day on the Alaska Highway and after the photo op with the sign, we'll head into town to relax for the evening.
You're in for lots of history today as we travel across the Kiskatinaw Bridge: A 531 ft curved structure, one of the first of its kind in Canada. It is the only original bridge still in use along the highway. Mile 148 brings us to Suicide Hill, an awesome decent with spectacular views. We are in north country and the gas stops are critical!
Like many towns along the Fraser River, Quesnel was a stopping point for Simon Fraser on his river trip of 1808, and it was named for one of his lieutenants on the voyage. You'll love winding your way through the Cariboo Highway passing lakes and rivers all day. You'll end the day riding along the Kamloops river and Thompson River on Canadian Highway 1. Today’s destination is the picturesque community of Kamloops.
We'll enjoy our morning coffee before heading south through the majestic mountains rising in the distance. We will explore roads that wind through vineyards and fruit stands and lunch along the shores of Canada's beautiful Lake Okanogan. From here we head south and into the heart of Canada's wine country, Oliver, B.C. We make our way to our home for the night in Osooyos, B.C. where we will enjoy some Canadian hospitality.
We'll make our border crossing into the United States this morning. You're in for a treat as we ride through some of the best roads in the Northwest Territory. We head West towards Mt. Baker and North Cascades National Parks to highway 9 a Northwest treasure that winds through the carnation and tulip fields. After we drop-off the bikes we welcome you to one of the most beautiful cities in the United States, Seattle, Washington. Enjoy a long leisurely stroll down the famed Seattle waterfront, enjoy a ferry ride on Elliot Bay, visit the Space Needle, or try your hand throwing salmon at the world famous Pike's Place Market. Tonight we will take in a great dinner at a local landmark restaurant and raise our glasses to an incredible journey, lifelong memories, and most importantly, the kind of friendships that can only be forged on the road.
Tour is your departure day but let's meet over breakfast to start planning your next ride. The best time to start dreaming is now!