White Pass Train and Bike Tour

Combine two great excursions for an encompassing experience of the Skagway area!

Location: Skagway

Cost: $219.00

Duration: 4.5 hours

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

2021 Travel Update

White Pass Train and Bike tour will not be available for the 2021 season. It will return in 2022.

Combine a trip on a historic railroad with a scenic, 15 mile bike ride!

Board the historic White Pass & Yukon Route narrow-gauge railroad for a scenic 90 minute trip through the coastal mountains to British Columbia, Canada. There you meet your guides and take a short van ride along the scenic Klondike Highway to the summit of the White Pass.

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:

  • Combine two great excursions: a historic train trip up the White Pass and a bike ride down.
  • Enjoy an intimate touring environment with a 1:6 guide to guest ratio.
  • An encompassing experience of the Skagway River Valley and area of the historic White Pass Trail.

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.

Excursion Details


Duration | 4.5 hours total

Difficulty | Moderate. The tour is mostly downhill on a paved highway with passing traffic. Average speeds are 15-25 mph.

Capacity | Tour minimum is 4, maximum is 12

Gear | Trek Marlin mountain bikes and helmets are provided. Rain gear and gloves included if needed.

Food and Drink | Water is available at no charge in a bike water bottle.

Requirements | Minimum age is 13, minimum height is 4’6″.

Tour Equipment


Trek Marlin Mountain Bike

Historic Rail Ride