BEST OF ALASKA
This 1,600 mile ride is 100% paved and makes a large circle through the south-central part of Alaska. It offers the rider the opportunity to experience the diverse areas of coastan and interior Alaska. Ride past the tallest mountains on the continent, visit historical gold rush areas, and ride the epic Thompson Pass in and out of the quaint fishing town of Valdez, Alaska. There will also be the opportunity for the more adventurous to ride to the Arctic Circle! In seven days of riding, you will experience more of Alaska than most Alaskans!
Road Conditions: All paved itinerary with optional dirt surface riding
|Arrival||Departure||*Double Occupancy||*Single Occupancy||*Couples Package|
|July 22, 2016||July 31, 2016||$5,750||$7,400||$9,850|
|July 07, 2017||July 16, 2017||$5,750||$7,400||$9,850|
|July 06, 2018||July 15, 2018||TBA||TBA||TBA|
*Double Occupancy - Base Bike with a Shared Room
*Single Occupancy - Base Bike with Your Own Room
*Couples Package - Two Participants on One Base Bike in One Private Room
|Own Bike||Suzuki DL 650||BMW F700GS||BMW F800GS||BMW R1200GS||HD Electra Glide||HD Street Glide||HD Road King||HD Heritage Softail Classic|
DAY 1 - Arrival for your guided motorcycle tour starts today in Anchorage, Alaska by mid-afternoon. Hotel check-in. Meet the other touring members and the MotoQuest staff at the Welcome Dinner at one of Anchorage’s premier restaurants.(D)
DAY 2 - Anchorage, Alaska to Seward, Alaska: Ride the National Forest Scenic Byway, the Seward Highway to the Kenai Peninsula. Take a motorcycle soujourn to the small Gold Rush town of Hope, Alaska. Arrive in Seward, and explore around Exit Glacier and Lowell Point. Stay in Seward, Alaska.
DAY 3 - Seward, Alaska to Talkeetna, Alaska: Ride with the guides to Talkeetna, Alaska - inspirational town for "Northern Exposure". For those who want to flight-see around Mt. McKinley, arrive in Talkeetna by early afternoon and get ready to see something truly spectacular. Stay in Talkeetna, Alaska.
DAY 4 - Talkeetna, Alaska to Fairbanks, Alaska: Ride from the mountain climber's Mecca to the historical gold rush city of Fairbanks, Alaska. On the way, pass by Mt. McKinley, ride into Denali National Park, and cross the epic Alaska Range at Broad Pass on the Parks Highway. Stay in Fairbanks.
DAY 5 - Fairbanks, Alaska Free Day: For the adventurous, ride to the Arctic Circle and back on the Dalton Highway. Other options: relax, explore Fairbanks, take a gold rush tour, or ride to and soak in the natural thermal hot springs at Chena Hot Springs Resort. Stay in Fairbanks, Alaska.
DAY 6 - Fairbanks, Alaska to Paxson, Alaska: Ride through the scenic Alaska Range at Isabel Pass on the Richardson Highway. Enjoy sweeping vistas of the Alaska Range and glaciers. Stay near the wild and scenic Delta River. This is the day to experience wild Alaska! Stay near Paxson, Alaska.
DAY 7 - Paxson, Alaska to Valdez, Alaska: Ride by the tallest mountains in North America in Wrangell-St.Elias National Park. Enjoy Thompson Pass, arguably one of the best scenic paved rides in the world on the Richardson Highway. Glaciers and cascading waterfalls abound. Stay in Valdez, Alaska.
DAY 8 - Valdez, Alaska to Matanuska Glacier: Motorcycle your way through Thompson Pass. Sojourn to the Copper River. Ride the Glenn Highway: a National Forest Scenic Byway and considered to be one of the top ten scenic roads in North America. Stay near the Matanuska Glacier.
DAY 9 - Matanuska Glacier Area to Anchorage, Alaska: Take the opportunity to walk on the Matanuska Glacier and ride the spectacular Glenn Highway. Ride past glaciers and mountain tops, all the way back to Anchorage. Farewell Dinner this evening. Stay in Anchorage, Alaska.
DAY 10 - Fly Home or keep the dream alive. The next motorcycle adventure vacation awaits.
THE GEAR TO BRING
MotoQuest guides wear Scorpion helmets, jackets, pants and gloves, and we outfit our motorcycles with luggage and accessories from Twisted Throttle. You can view and download our complete MotoQuest packing list here.
MotoQuest Staff on Tour
Included With the Tour
- Lodging Accommodations
- Premiere Welcome and Farewell Dinners
- Professional MotoQuest Guide(s)
- Support Vehicle
- Support Vehicle Driver
- Staff Trained in First Aid with Satellite Phone
- MotoQuest Swag Bag
- Photos Taken on the Trip
- Custom Photo Book
- Automatic Enrollment in Global Rescue
- Travel Accommodations
- Meals on the Road
- Alternative Tours
- Travel Insurance
- National Park Entrance Fees