ALASKA NORTHERN LIGHTS ADVENTURE
This guided motorcycle adventure offeres the rider the opportunity to see the best of south-central Alaska. Ride the Glenn Highway and the Richardson Highway through stunning Thompson Pass. Explore Wrangell-St. Elias National Park (The largest National Park in the USA), and be in awe at the scenery along the Denali Highway. This tour is during the fall color season in Alaska, and features the Northern Lights at night! Imagine touring past the continent’s highest peaks and witnessing the mysterious Aurora Borealis, all in week. Come join us!
Road Conditions: This tour features 40% dirt surfaces and 60% paved surface. Most of the days are spent during this guided motorcycle tour are on paved roads through spectacular scenery, featuring National Forest Scenic Byways, National Parks and scenic wonder. There are multiple chances to explore off the payment.
|Arrival||Departure||*Double Occupancy||*Single Occupancy||*Couples Package|
|August 26, 2017||September 03, 2017||$4,950||$5,800||$8,400|
|August 25, 2018||September 02, 2018||$4,950||$5,800||$8,400|
*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 DL650||BMW F700GS||BMW F800GS||Honda Africa Twin||BMW R1200GS|
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 50 miles of dirt on the Denali Highway to Gracious House, located in the middle of pristine Alaskan wilderness. If time permits, explore the Petersville Road near Trapper Creek. Stay at Gracious House.
DAY 4 - Denali Highway to McCarthy, Alaska: This will be the longest day of the trip and end with a big pay-off: the lost town of McCarthy, Alaska. It is located in the heart of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. 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. End the day riding on top of the old copper railroad bed that ends at the Kennicott Mine. Be one of the few to be able to ride all the way to McCarthy, since only motorcycles can cross the pedestrian bridge, distancing yourself from public automobile traffic. Stay in McCarthy, Alaska.
DAY 5 - Free Day in McCarthy, Alaska. So much to see in the heart of the largest natural preserve on the continent! Go up and check out the Kennicott Copper Mine. Take a tour of the old buildings, hike to the glaciers, ride the old wagon road to the mine and check out the cemetery, lost in time. Take a flight-see of the surrounding area and get ready to be spellbound by the unbelievable scale of Wrangell-St. Elias. Stay in McCarthy.
DAY 6 - McCarthy, 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 Esmerald 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 5 star 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 even. Stay in Anchorage.
DAY 9 - 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