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North to Alaska Motorcycle Adventure

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.


Tour Details

Road Conditions

This is an all paved itinerary with sections of road construction. Scenery is limitless as you make your way through Canada to Alaska.

Lodgings

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.

Tour Difficulty

Average

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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!
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North to Alaska Motorcycle Adventure Itinerary

Day
1

May 15th:

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.

Day
2

May 16th:

Portland, OR to Ellensburg, WA - 219 miles

We begin the tour riding through the cascades and past the Columbia Gorge. Stay in Ellensburg, WA.

Go North!

Day
3

May 17th:

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

Day
4

May 18th:

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.

Natural mirror

Day
5

May 19th:

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.

Day
6

May 20th:

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.

Day
7

May 21st:

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.

Out of the ordinary traffic on the road!

Day
8

May 22nd:

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.

Alaska´s breathtaking beauty

Day
9

May 23rd:

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.

Day
10

May 24th:

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.

 

Start of the Alaska Highway

Day
11

May 25th:

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.

All American..

Day
12

May 26th:

Fly home or continue on.

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Information

Reserve and book your place on this tour

SmugMug Gallery: Photos from previous North to Alaska trips

To Book This Tour:

To secure a spot for our North to Alaska Tour, please register and send in $1,000 deposit.

 

Go North!

Travel:

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!

Border Crossings:

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.

Money:

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.

 

Live the dream: Ride to Alaska!

Arrival Day:

Send us your travel information so we know when and where to meet you. Please be prepared to show your current motorcycle drivers license.

Reading:

Lonely Planet Alaska

Lonely Planet Canada

Tour Size:

6 - 10 riders. We have a large staff-to-guest ratio. This way your adventure is personalized and safety is maximized.

Gear:

Riding suit, top and bottom, with pads. Have something that is waterproof, or bring an outer waterproof layer for rainy days.

Our guides use the MotoQuest Guide Jacket and MotoQuest Guide Pants by Olympia MotoSports, designed for all conditions. These suits are fitted for men.

For Women we recommend:

Recommended Rain Gear: Olympia Horizon Rain Gear

Also bring:

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.

 

Open country that just won't stop.

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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
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May 15th 2014 Tour Details

Places still available on this tour

Book tour by: Saturday, Mar 15th 2014

Type of Tour: All Paved
Number of Stages: 1

Full Tour Price

  • Rider sharing twin room *: US $ 5,500
  • Rider with own room *: US $ 6,600
  • Couples *: US $ 8,700
  • Own Bike with shared room: US $ 4,300
  • Own Bike with own room: US $ 5,400
  • * Includes basic bike rental

May 14th 2015 Tour Details

Places still available on this tour

Book tour by: Friday, Mar 14th 2014

Full Tour Price

  • Rider sharing twin room *: US $ 5,500
  • Rider with own room *: US $ 6,600
  • Couples *: US $ 8,700
  • Own Bike with shared room: US $ 4,300
  • Own Bike with own room: US $ 5,400
  • * Includes basic bike rental

Guided by:



MotoQuest Tours recommends Olympia Moto Sports clothing

Motorcycle Included in Price


Motorcycle Upgrade Prices


Included in this tour

  • BMW F 650 GS(10 days)
  • All accommodations (11 nights)
  • Premier welcome and farewell dinners excluding Alcohol
  • Professional and Experienced MotoQuest Guide on motorcycle
  • Staff mechanic
  • Support vehicle (carrying spare parts, tools, luggage
  • and extra motorcycle)
  • Staff trained in First Aid with satellite phone for emergencies
  • MotoQuest T-Shirt and Hat
  • Copy of Photos taken on the trip
  • Custom Calendar from photos taken on the trip

    Excluded in this tour

    • Meals on the road (except Welcome and Farewell Dinners)
    • Additional reduction of liability (Loss Damage Waiver)
    • Gas
    • Alcohol
    • Alternative Tours
    • Flights: Contact our travel agent: Sally@alaskatravelsource.com, (907) 562- 2213
    • Travel insurance
    • Tips

    MotoQuest Tours recommends Global Rescue

    Contact

    MotoQuest
    4346 Spenard Road
    Anchorage, AK 99517
    info@motoquest.com
    1-800-756-1990 / (907) 272-2777

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