Klondike Summit to Sea Bicycle Tour

Retrace the historic gold rush route while coasting down from the White Pass summit on a bicycle! 

Location: Skagway

Cost: $99.00

Duration: 2.75 hours

Riding 15 miles of biking on a paved road, descending 3292′ in elevation! see Route Map

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Retrace the historic gold rush route while coasting down from the White Pass summit on a bicycle!

The tour begins with a twenty minute narrated van ride through historic Skagway and up the coastal mountains to the summit of the White Pass at 3292′ elevation. The road follows the route taken by tens of thousands of stampeders during the gold rush of 1898.

 
After a bicycle orientation and test ride, it is fifteen scenic miles downhill from the summit to the sea! As you coast along the paved Klondike Highway on this one and a half hour bike ride you make multiple stops for photos of the historic White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad, cascading waterfalls, awe-inspiring glaciers, majestic mountains, and other historic sites. We even stop at US Customs to check back into the US on bikes!
 
Trip Highlights:
  • Enjoy an intimate tour environment with a 1:6 guide to guest ratio.
  • See the historic White Pass Summit and White Pass Trail.
  • Coast downhill on a mountain bike.
  • Experience three different climate zones – the alpine, sub-alpine, and temperate coast.

Restrictions and Notes: Passports are required. Participants must be at least 13 years old and 4’ 6” in height. Participants must be confident on a bicycle with hand brakes coasting downhill at speeds between 15 and 25 MPH (23 – 40 KPH). The ride is mostly downhill but does require some pedaling in sections. Helmets are required and provided, waivers are required to be signed.

The tour takes place on a road shared with vehicles, and operates in most weather conditions. Rain/wind jackets and pants, and warm gloves are provided if required. Sport shoes and layered clothing are recommended. A support van is available to store any unneeded gear, or to ride down in.