We call this the Goldilocks Zone of Alaska motorcycle adventure touring, with a perfect combination of maintained dirt roads and scenic paved byways making this ride a staff favorite. Stand on the pegs while glancing out at the Alaska Range on the unpaved Denali Highway. Lean into the curves of Keystone Canyon into and out of Valdez. Rest or explore more remote trails in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. This adventure is scheduled late in our Alaska riding season so that, if you stay up late enough and the conditions are right, you might see the aurora borealis.

Road Conditions: This tour features 40% dirt surfaces and 60% paved surfaces.



Arrival Departure *Double Occupancy *Single Occupancy *Couples Package
August 10, 2024 August 18, 2024 $6,150 $7,500 $10,500
August 24, 2024 September 01, 2024 $6,150 $7,500 $10,500
August 02, 2025 August 10, 2025 $6,450 $7,900 $11,050
August 16, 2025 August 24, 2025 $6,450 $7,900 $11,050

*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 BMW F 750 GS BMW F 850 GS BMW R 1250 GS
-$900 $0 $260 $510



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 Talkeetna, Alaska: Ride stunning Hatchers Pass on your way to the mountain climbing capital of Alaska. Walk the streets of the town that inspired "Northern Exposure". If weather permits, take a flight see of the "The Great One" Denali Peak - North America's Tallest. Stay in Talkeetna.

DAY 3 - Talkeetna, Alaska to Denali Highway, Alaska: Ride the Parks Highway to Cantwell, Alaska, past Mt. Denali. Ride on the Denali Highway and stay at a rustic, remote lodge located in the middle of pristine Alaskan wilderness. Stay on the Denali Highway.

DAY 4 - Denali Highway to Chitina, Alaska: After riding the world class scenic dirt-surfaced Denali Highway, head south on the Richardson Highway. Get ready to see some more giant mountains as you approach the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park: North America's Largest preserve, home to 9 of North America's 16 tallest peaks. Stay in Chitina, Alaska.

DAY 5 - Free Day in Chitina, Alaska. Ride out to McCarthy, Alaska and visit Kennicott Copper Mine ruins. So much to see in the heart of the largest natural preserve on the continent! Take a tour of the old buildings, and hike to the glaciers.. Take a flight-see of the surrounding area and get ready to be spellbound by the unbelievable scale of Wrangell-St. Elias. Stay in Chitina, Alaska.

DAY 6 - Chitina, Alaska to Valdez, Alaska: Ride back out to the Richardson Highway and turn south towards Thompson Pass, one of most scenic rides in the world. Glaciers, canyons, waterfalls and fjords - the ride through Thompson Pass can only be described as world-class. Explore around the fishing port of Valdez, Alaska. Check out the Oil Terminal, explore Emerald Creek Road, or just walk the docks and see what that days' catch was. Stay in Valdez, Alaska.

DAY 7 - Valdez, Alaska to Matanuska Glacier Area: Ride through stunning Thompson Pass on the Richardson Highway once more and take it all in. Head west on the Glenn Highway and be ready for more impressive scenery of mountains, wild rivers and glaciers. Stay at a classy mountain lodge featuring great food and fire pit, to the backdrop of sharp mountains and vibrant glaciers.

DAY 8 - Matanuska Glacier Area to Anchorage, Alaska: Ride the spectacular Glenn Highway past epic Matanuska Glacier to Anchorage. The Glenn Highway is regarded as one of the top ten scenic drives in the United States. Farewell Dinner this evening. Stay in Anchorage, Alaska.

DAY 9 - Fly Home or keep the dream alive. The next motorcycle adventure vacation awaits.



MotoQuest guides wear KLIM 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.


Tour Info

Starting Price for This Tour: $6,150
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Total Miles for this Adventure: 1074

Difficulty: Is this tour right for me? Contact us with any questions

MotoQuest Staff on Tour

Motorcycles Included

Motorcycles Available

Included With the Tour

  • Hotel 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
  • Automatic Enrollment in Global Rescue

Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Meals on the Road
  • Gas
  • Alcohol
  • Alternative Tours
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities
  • National Park Entrance Fees