Self Guided Golden Circle Tour

Our favorite route, on your schedule.

We provide all the equipment for you to bike the Golden Circle on your own.

Cost: $499 solo, $899 for group of 2

Duration: 7 riding days.

Distance: 360 miles see Route map

 

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Discover Southeast Alaska and the Yukon by bicycle on a self contained tour.

For experienced cyclists and wilderness travelers, you set your own schedule and leave the gear to us. This package includes one of our Surly Long Haul Trucker touring bikes, or a similar flat bar bike with appropriate fenders and racks for a long-distance tour. You choose between a bike rack & panniers or a BOB trailer. In addition, we provide a tent, sleeping bag & pad, stove, repair kit, and information on the route. You are responsible for your lodging and food.

Upon your arrival in Haines, we will make any final adjustments to your bike and gear and familiarize you with town and the route. There are camping, lodging, restaurant and grocery store options in Haines.  After departing Haines, the first leg is 160 miles to Haines Junction, Yukon. You’ll intersect the Alaska-Canadian Highway and travel 100 miles East to Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon. From Whitehorse you head East for 20 miles on the ALCAN, then turn onto the Klondike Highway and ride 90 miles to its terminus in Skagway, Alaska. Once in Skagway, you can return your bike and camping equipment at our Skagway Shop and we’ll take care of transport back to Haines.

Along the route you camp and cook your own meals using the gear we provide. You have the option to eat out and stay at lodging facilities on some days along the route. The seven days of biking traverses 360 miles of the most scenic country in the world. For the independent bicycle adventurer this is a great way to explore the region on your own.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Travel at your own pace independently.
  • Cycling and camping gear provided, no extra baggage/bike fees for your flight to Alaska.
  • Spectacular scenery that mixes the coastal climates of Alaska with the interior climates of the Yukon Territory.
  • One of the most scenic bike routes in North America.

Itinerary

The route is approximately 360 miles from Haines to Skagway on paved roads and can be completed in six to seven riding days. The towns of Haines Junction and Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory are available for lodging and supplies. There are plenty of campsites and a few B&B’s and lodges along the way.

What’s Included?

The above includes a Surly Long Haul Trucker or similar touring bike, waterproof panniers or a BOB cargo trailer, a helmet, and full camping and cooking gear. The 2 person package includes two of everything except for a single tent and set of cooking gear.

What’s not included?

Transportation, food, and lodging costs are not included. There are camping options each night, or we are happy to help with suggestions for reservations at local cabins, Inn’s, and B&B’s.