Total tour distance: 648 miles
Daily tour distance: 72 miles
Difficulty: 60 / 100
Join us for a journey through the best of Alaska . . . B.E.A.R.S. - Bicycling Extraordinary Alaskan Roads. You will enjoy Denali's majestic wonders, the wildlife of Prince William Sound, quiet towns and scenic highways. Its a fabulous cycling extension to our trip: The Great Alaska Highway Ride or a challenging bicycle tour on its own.
This year's ride starts in Anchorage and works its way up the Parks Highway, visiting historic communities such as Talkeetna and Nenana. Stop for a day to explore Denali National Park and enjoy some great pedaling through lush forests, tundra and the majestic Alaska Range, before reaching the far northern city of Fairbanks. You will discover the landscapes that have drawn travelers to Alaska for ages.
The second leg rolls southward from Fairbanks to picturesque Prince William Sound along the Richardson Highway, the first road through Alaska. This leg of the ride is all about the scenery, as we cross the Alaska Range for the second time, pedal along the long Alaska Pipeline and roll through the incredible landscapes of the Copper River Valley. The trip finishes on the shores of Prince William Sound in Valdez and then enjoys a leisurely return to Anchorage via ferry through the beautiful sound.