Golden Circle Tour

Bike from Haines to Skagway along the historic gold rush routes to the Klondike!

Cycle 360 miles through some of the most breathtaking scenery in Alaska and Canada.

 

Date: June 4th – 12th, 2022

Cost: $3295 per person (Single supplement $600)

Duration: 9 days, 7 riding.

Riding: 360 miles over paved roads, see Route Map

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Follow the historic trade and gold rush routes to the Klondike by bike!

While Haines and Skagway are only fifteen miles apart by water, the roads connecting them travel three hundred and sixty miles through some of the most breathtaking scenery in Alaska and Canada. This route borders three National and Provincial parks that compromise the largest protected wilderness area in the world.
 
  • The ride begins and ends in the coastal towns of Haines and Skagway, Alaska. The coastal temperate rainforest environment is known for giant Sitka Spruce and Western Hemlock trees blanketing the steep mountains from the sea up to the alpine.
  • The middle section of the ride crosses the Southern Yukon, with a drier landscape of boreal forest and stunning alpine lakes.

This tour is fully vehicle supported and combines comfortable wilderness camping with stays at local B&Bs and hotels. Our meals feature locally grown and wild-caught Alaskan cuisine. Your local guide shares stories about the history and ecology of the region, and caters to your needs. This tour provides a wonderful introduction to life in the North and lets you experience the wilds of Alaska and northern Canada in comfort. Join us for an unforgettable journey!

Trip Details


 

Arrival | Haines AK. Alaska Seaplanes or the Alaska Marine Highway System from Juneau are the most common arrival methods.

Departure | Skagway AK. Alaska Seaplanes or the Alaska Marine Highway System are also the main options to get to Juneau.

Capacity |Tour minimum is 4, maximum is 12.

Bikes | Specialized Sirrus flat-bar hybrid road bikes included, a drop-bar road bike is also an option. Light weight rear rack with a trunk bag for gear storage while riding. You are also welcome to bring your bike, we can assist with assembly and post-trip boxing.

Vehicle Support | A 15 passenger van will be available each day for tour support and to transport gear.

Other Equipment | Full camping gear is provided including a thick sleeping pad, warm sleeping bag, and a tent. All camp cooking gear is also provided, with our guides taking care of the camp cooking.

Tour Equipment


 

Specialized Sirrus Road Hybrid

Tour Support

Camp Dinner of Local Salmon

Comfortable Camping Equipment

Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival day in Haines. Meet your Guide at 3pm for orientation and bike fitting. Short tour of town before our group dinner.

Day 2 – After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll ride out of town along the Chilkat River to lunch at the Tlingit village of Klukwan and visit the cultural center. We’ll continue our ride along the Klehini River through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve and toward the Canada Border.

Day 3 – Today we cross into Canada and climb from the temperate rainforest up over the Haines Pass to the Yukon Plateau. Tonight we camp at a comfortable site near a large waterfall.

Day 4 – We’ll ride along scenic alpine lakes with expansive mountain views as we make our way toward Haines Junction, stopping to spend the night in a group of off-the-grid cabins.

Day 5 – We’ll ride through Haines Junction before connecting with the Alaska Canada highway (ALCAN). We’ll camp about halfway between Haines Junction and Whitehorse.

Day 6 – Today will bring us the rest of the way to Whitehorse. We’ll stay at a comfortable hotel and have an on-your-own dinner night for everyone to take advantage of all the big-city options.

Day 7 – We’ll leave Whitehorse and turn South to follow the Klondike Highway to the town of Carcross and our final campsite.

Day 8 – Our final day covers 55 miles, with the last 15 being a thrilling descent on the Klondike Highway into Skagway. We’ll end the trip with a celebratory dinner in town.

Day 9 – Departure day, we’ll help with transport to the airport or ferry terminal.

Lodging

In Haines, the Hotel Halsingland is a historic building that dates back over a century to the original Fort Seward US Army outpost.
 

 

 

 
The Cabins near Haines Junction is a rustic & comfortable accommodation.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Yukon Inn in Whitehorse offer all the amenities and a great location in town.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Built in 1897, the historic Skagway Inn Bed and Breakfast offers victorian style rooms located on Broadway in Skagway.