Inside Passage Multi-Sport

Visit one of the most scenic regions in Alaska on this multi-sport adventure!

Bike, hike, kayak, raft and visit cultural sites. The Alaska State Ferry and private ferry service transports you from one town to another.

Date: May 7th – 15th, 2021

Cost: $3995 (Single Supplement $750)

Duration: 9 days

Riding: Most days include biking up to 20 miles on a variety of terrain. E-bikes are available!

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This is the way to cruise Southeast Alaska. A multi-sport trip in comfort and style!

This adventure utilizes the unique Alaska Marine Highway system for scenic cruising between the three coastal communities of Juneau, Haines, and Skagway. This is the perfect introduction to life in Southeast Alaska, where the mountains dominate the skyline, rising straight from the glacial waters of the fjord.

In each town, you can ride along scenic roads to picturesque picnic spots.  In addition to great biking, you get to enjoy other outdoor activities such as sea kayaking, hiking, rafting, and cultural education. In Juneau you bike to Douglas Island, walk in the rainforest, and paddle on the glacial fjord with a view of the Mendenhall Glacier.

In Haines you explore the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve by bike and raft then bike and kayak on pristine Chilkoot Lake an area known for abundant wildlife. In Skagway, you relish in the Gold Rush history as you board the White Pass and Yukon Route narrow guage railroad for your trip to the summit then bike back down the White Pass. Your final day takes you the ghost town of Dyea for a bike ride through the rain forest, a hike on the historic Chilkoot trail and a relaxing raft float down the Taiya River!

We have selected the finest local inns and bed and breakfasts for you to stay in. Enjoy our northern hospitality at these quaint and historic lodgings. We also dine at some of Southeast Alaska’s finest eating establishments for breakfast and dinner and recharge with picnic lunches most days.

Itinerary

Note that this tour requires coordination with multiple ferries, other tour operators, and lodging. The schedule may be changed or re-arranged slightly, below is one sample itinerary.

Day 1 – Arrive in Juneau, Alaska.  Your guide picks you up at the airport and transports you to the Silverbow Inn. After you unpack and freshen up you meet your guide for a tour orientation, bike fitting and a short ride around town followed by dinner.

Day 2 – You depart on a morning bike ride to the north end of Douglas Island for a walk through the forest to the beach. After lunch you slip into a stable sea kayak for a paddle around the cove with views of the Mendenhall Glacier. Evening options are a town walk followed by a tram ride up Mt. Roberts for an amazing view!

Day 3 – You check out of the Inn, then bike to Auke Bay, making scenic stops along the way before your ferry ride to Haines. Arriving in Haines four hours later, you check in to the Hotel Halsingland and eat at a local restaurant.

Day 4 – On your first day in the picturesque town of Haines, you bike along the Chilkat River. After lunch your guide takes you on a raft float through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, spotting for wildlife along the banks of the glacial river. On your return to town you stop for a cultural tour in the Tlingit Village of Klukwan.

Day 5 – In the morning you bike to glacial-fed Chilkoot Lake. At the beautiful emerald lake, you exchange your bicycle for a sea kayak. After a brief orientation, you glide silently along the shore, spotting for bear, moose, eagles, and other wildlife. The afternoon is spent on a short coastal hike to a viewpoint or relaxing at your B&B.

Day 6 – Your day starts with a short bike ride along the Lynn Canal to a trailhead. You hike through the rainforest to a viewpoint where you take in the majestic scenery of the glacial fjord. In the afternoon you board the fast ferry to Skagway and check in to the HIstoric Skagway Inn. You can tour town by foot or bike, followed by a ‘Days of 98’ show.

Day 7 – You board the historic White Pass & Yukon Route narrow gauge railroad for a trip over the summit to Fraser Station in British Columbia, Canada.  From there you cycle back to Skagway, descending 15 miles from the 3292’ summit of the White Pass to the sea. The afternoon is spent hiking on your own to a lake or relaxing at the B&B.

Day 8 – Your day starts with a bike ride from Skagway to the historic town site of Dyea. You explore the tidal flats and rainforest trails on your bicycle. You then hike two miles of the Chilkoot Trail followed by a leisurely raft float down the Taiya River. The afternoon is spent with a Park Service Interpreter on a town walking tour, followed by a movie about the Gold Rush. You may also choose to relax at your B&B and savor the memories of the past week.

Day 9 – After breakfast you can go shopping or sightseeing before we take you to the airport or ferry terminal for your departure home. You may choose to keep the adventure going in Alaska!

 

Lodging

This tour spends each night at a locally owned and operated Inn or Bed and Breakfast. We select a good lodging option in each community and stay there for the duration of our time there, so we aren’t switching from place to place every day. Due to the nature of small lodging businesses, some locations may change from trip to trip, but we choose the highest quality option available for our group size on this trip. Some of the lodging is:
 
The Silver Bow Inn is a boutique hotel in downtown Juneau, and constantly gets high marks from our guests.
In Haines, the Hotel Halsingland is a historic building that dates back over a century to the original Fort Seward US Army outpost. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Built in 1897, the historic Skagway Inn Bed and Breakfast offers victorian style rooms located on Broadway in Skagway.