This 1,500 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 coastal 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.  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
June 09, 2022 June 18, 2022 $6,150 $7,200 $10,150
June 24, 2022 July 03, 2022 $6,150 $7,200 $10,150
June 08, 2023 June 17, 2023 $6,450 $7,550 $10,650
July 06, 2023 July 15, 2023 $6,450 $7,550 $10,650

*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 -$1,000
Suzuki V-Strom 650 $0
BMW F 750 GS $160
BMW F 850 GS $280
BMW R 1250 GS $560



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.

DAY 2 - Anchorage to Moose Pass: Ride the Seward Highway, a National Forest Scenic Byway, to Seward. Take optional rides to Exit Glacier, Lowell Point, and observe sea lions and otters playing in Resurrection Bay before riding north to Moose Pass. Stay in Moose Pass.

DAY 3 - Moose Pass to Whittier: Experience the Kenai Peninsula - land of lakes, rivers, mountains, rivers and fjords. Take a motorcycle sojourn to the small Gold Rush town of Hope. Continue north past Portage Glacier, through the longest combined vehicle-railroad tunnel in North America, and into Whittier. Stay in Whittier.

DAY 4 - Whittier to Talkeetna: Ride with the guides to Talkeetna, inspirational town for "Northern Exposure". This funky little town is the home-base for mountaineers who are bold enough to attempt summit Denali, the tallest peak in North America. For those who want to add a flight-see around Denali, arrive in Talkeetna by early afternoon and get ready to see something truly spectacular. Stay in Talkeetna.

DAY 5 - Talkeetna to Fairbanks: Ride from the mountain climber's Mecca to the historical gold rush city of Fairbanks. On the way we will pass by Denali, stop for a photo opportunity at Denali National Park, and cross the epic Alaska Range at Broad Pass on the Parks Highway. Hope you remembered to bring a swimsuit so you can soak in the healing waters at Chena Hot Springs at the end of the day! Stay in Fairbanks.

DAY 6 - Fairbanks to Valdez: Ride on the Richardson Highway, another National Forest Scenic Byway through the scenic Alaska Range at Isabel Pass. Enjoy sweeping vistas of the Alaska Range and glaciers. We will pass several more of the tallest peaks on the continent, these being within the largest U.S. national park: Wrangell - St. Elias. Enjoy Thompson Pass, arguably one of the best scenic paved rides in the world. Glaciers and cascading waterfalls abound. Stay in Valdez.

DAY 7 - Rest Day or Out-ride from Valdez: Join your guide for two-wheeled exploration of the area. We will swing by our favorite wildlife viewing area where you could see bears, sea lions, seals, eagles and otters dropping by for a snack. Those that prefer to have a day off from riding can take a relaxing walk around town and attempt to count the rabbits. You can even charter a half-day fishing trip, and have your catch properly packed and shipped back home for you! Local sea kayak and helicopter tours are also popular options. Stay in Valdez.

DAY 8 - Valdez to Matanuska Glacier: Motorcycle your way through Thompson Pass, then sojourn to the Copper River. Ride the Glenn Highway, our final National Forest Scenic Byway on the trip and considered to be one of the top ten scenic roads in North America. Stay near the Matanuska Glacier.

DAY 9 - Matanuska Glacier to Anchorage: 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.

DAY 10 - 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: 1500

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

MotoQuest Staff on Tour

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