Ride the famous Alaska Highway! This 2,800-mile journey, on all paved roads that starts in Portland, Oregon and travels through western Canada to Anchorage, Alaska. Enjoy a 11-day, fully supported, trip of a lifetime with postcard scenery around every turn. Fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities, historic gold towns and open road.
This is an all paved itinerary with sections of road construction. Scenery is limitless as you make your way through Canada to Alaska.
Hotels are good to intermediate. If you are expecting the Ritz, you will not find it in these sections of remote Alaska and Canada. However, hot showers, clean beds and good food await you at the end of each day.
Highlights for this motorcycle tour
- Northern Cascades
- Okanogan Valley
- British Columbia
- Yukon Territory
- The World Famous Alaska Highway
- Kluane National Park
- Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
- Gold Rush History
- Incredible Scenery and Wildlife!
North to Alaska Motorcycle Adventure Itinerary
Arrival in Portland, OR
Please arrive at Portland International Airport (PDX) by mid-afternoon. Hotel check-in. Join us for a welcome dinner and orientation. Stay in Portland.
Portland, OR to Ellensburg, WA - 219 miles
We begin the tour riding through the cascades and past the Columbia Gorge. Stay in Ellensburg, WA.
Ellensburg, WA to Okanagan Valley, BC - 328 miles
Ride some twisties through Washington and arrive at the Canadian border. Continue on to Okanagan Valley, BC
Okanagan Valley, BC to Quesnel, BC - 317 miles
Ride the twisting mountain roads and rolling farmland of Southern, BC as we continue North on the "Gold Rush Trail" towards the Cariboo Gold Fields. Stay in Quesnal.
Quesnel, BC to Dawson Creek, BC - 325 miles
We turn onto the John Hart Highway in Prince George and climb over the Rocky Mountains on our way to the beginning of the Alaska Highway in Dawson Creek. Stay in Dawson Creek.
Dawson Creek, BC to Ft. Nelson, BC - 283 miles
Enjoy the wide-open spaces of this isolated part of Canada. Look for Sasquatch! Stay in Ft. Nelson.
Ft. Nelson, BC to Liard Hot Springs, BC - 194 miles
Reach the highest point on the Alaska Highway at 4,250ft. This section of road is one of the few stretches that follow the original route blazed in 1942. So in addition to sweeping views, pristine lakes and rivers, and lots of wildlife, there are also some great twisties. Relax in the all-natural hot springs this evening. Stay at Liard Hot Springs.
Liard Hot Springs, BC to Whitehorse, YT - 410 miles
There’s gold in them there hills! And that’s why Whitehorse is here! We cross into the Yukon Territory, Larger than life! Welcome to the headwaters of the Yukon River. Stay in Whitehorse.
Free day in Whitehorse, YT
It’s your vacation; enjoy the day, as you will. Rich in history, diverse in culture, and built on adventure, Whitehorse has much to offer! You may want to participate in an extraordinary day ride to Skagway, Alaska, and back. (220 miles roundtrip) Stay in Whitehorse.
Whitehorse, YT to Tok, AK - 430 miles
Ride beside the snow capped Kluane Range and cruise around Kluane Lake on your way to the Alaska border. Stay in Tok.
Tok, AK to Anchorage, AK - 328 miles
Ride past Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, the largest national park in the U.S. Travel a designated National Scenic Highway, the Glenn Highway. In Anchorage you're sure to enjoy the farewell party at our shop this evening. A catered dinner and hotel room within walking distance are also included for the night.
Monday, May 25th
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To Book This Tour:
To secure a spot for our North to Alaska Tour, please register and send in $1,000 deposit.
Arrive at the Portland Airport (PDX) and depart from Anchorage International Airport (ANC)
For any other travel options, please contact us at: 1-800-756-1990 for advice.
You may also reach our travel agent Sally at: Sally@alaskatravelsource.com, or (907) 562- 2213
Just tell her you are part of a MotoQuest Tour!
You will need a passport and valid motorcycle license to cross the Canadian and US Customs.
DUI’s or prior felonies make it difficult if not impossible to get into Canada.
Canadian residents are subject to a GST based on the value of the motorcycle they are renting, since the motorcycle is from the US.
US Dollar and Canadian Dollar
Please note that meals and fuel are not included in the tour price. We recommend that you budget about $100.00 per day for food and fuel (this is just an estimate of expenses and is not including adult beverages.) Many places in Alaska and Canada accept Visa and MasterCard but it would be wise to have some cash on hand in case there are problems at remote lodges. Most Places in Canada will also accept US Currency.
Send us your travel information so we know when and where to meet you. Please be prepared to show your current motorcycle drivers license.
Lonely Planet Alaska
Lonely Planet Canada
8 - 12 Participants. We have a large staff-to-guest ratio. This way your adventure is personalized and safety is maximized.
Riding suit, top and bottom, with pads. Have something that is waterproof, or bring an outer waterproof layer for rainy days.
For Women we recommend:
Recommended Rain Gear: Olympia Horizon Rain Gear
Stout water-proof boots, rain gear, a warm hat, rain-proof gloves (2 pair), hiking shoes, bug spray, lots of underwear, fleece layers, full-faced helmet, swim suit, and a good camera are the things you need on the trail.
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Riding to Alaska was a dream of mine for a long time and it exceeded my expectations. Riding with the MotoQuest staff was fun, insightful and gave me the freedom I wanted without worrying about logistics. Their support vehicle was there in case we needed it. We saw so many animals I lost count! What a ride! I would recommend this tour to anyone.
Terry Falding, California”