EAGLERIDER is very excited to offer this tour to Alaska. 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: Seattle to Anchorage - Tour Itinerary
Welcome 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.
Today we say goodbye to the City of Seattle after pickup up our motorcycles, and quickly make our way to some of the most beautiful back roads in the State of Washington. Highway 9 is a Northwest treasure that winds through the carnation and tulip fields as we head north towards Mt. Baker and North Cascades National Parks. Highway 9 drops us off at the North Cascades Highway as we head east through what is quite literally some of the most stunning scenery. Our stop for the night is the small town of Osooyos after the Canadian Border crossing, where we will sit along the lake sipping an ice cold drink or glass of wine and reflect on the incredible day we just shared.
We'll enjoy our morning coffee along the river before heading north and into the heart of Canada's wine country, Oliver, B.C. 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 northwest, riding through the majestic mountains rising in the distance as we make our way to our home for the night in Kamloops, B.C. where we will enjoy some Canadian hospitality.
Today we will start riding along the Kamloops river and Thompson River on Canadian Highway 1. You'll love winding your way through the Cariboo Highway passing lakes and rivers all day. Today’s destination is the picturesque community of Quesnel, located in a quite valley, surrounded by lush forests. 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'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 official in north country as the gas stops are now critical!
We start the day on the beginning of the Alaska Highway and after the photo op with the sign, we're off to Fort Nelson. We'll wander our way through farmlands and mountains, as well as cross over Kiskatinaw and Peace rivers.
Today we head back into the mountains while we travel to Muncho Lake with its turquoise colors brilliant in the morning sun. The colors are attributed to the minerals leaching into the water. The abundance of wildlife on this stretch will have us stopping many times for great photo ops.
Today you could 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. Before the day is finished we cross the provincial border into the magical and mysterious Yukon. We'll also visit 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.
As we trek north we view a couple beautiful lakes, Teslin and Marsh. The capital of Yukon is our place of rest for the evening, Whitehorse!.
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.
Travelling north from 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.
This is your last day in Canada and you'll cross into Alaska at the beginning of the day. We jump off the Alaska Highway in Tok and start heading down the Glenn 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.
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.
The Glenn Highway 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. After we drop-off our motorcycles we will stay in beautiful downtown Anchorage. Later tonight we will gather together for our final dinner 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.
You are now part of the EagleRider Motorcycle Tours family, a symptom of which is that you will never look at vacations the same way again. Let's meet over breakfast to start planning next year's ride. The best time to start dreaming is now!