CASSIAR ADVENTURE

The Cassiar Highway is a stretch of road that links Alaska with the rest of the world. Hailed as the “rider’s way from Alaska”, the uninterrupted wilderness with breathtaking views will play on your senses. We have sketched an adventurous ride on both dirt and paved surfaces from Anchorage, Alaska to Portland, Oregon. Along the way, you will visit historic Dawson City, Yukon Territory,  Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, dip a toe into the USA at Hyder, Alaska, and explore the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, before eventually landing in Portland, Oregon.

From the largest National Park on the continent, Wrangell St. Elias National Park, to crossing the mouth of the  mighty Columbia River at Astoria, Oregon, this ride encompasses all the most scenic morsels of road possible between Alaska and the Lower 48. We even added a free day in Terrace, British Colombia, so that riders can explore either scenic Prince Rupert or the rustic Nisga’a town of Gingolx on the pristine Pacific Ocean coast. These names may not all mean something to you now, but after this ride, they will resonate with you for years to come.

Please note: this is a scouting trip, so be ready to ride long days, and be flexible.

Road Conditions: Paved and dirt surfaces. Average mileage will be 275 miles a day, ranging from 180 to 390 miles in a day.

THE ROUTE

TOUR PRICING

Arrival Departure *Double Occupancy *Single Occupancy *Couples Package
September 02, 2024 September 15, 2024 $6,750 $8,650 $12,450
August 30, 2025 September 12, 2025 $7,100 $9,100 $13,100

*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



UPGRADE PRICING

Bring Your Own BMW F 750 GS BMW F 850 GS BMW R 1250 GS
-$300 $0 $190 $320


THE ITINERARY

ARRIVAL DAY

DAY 1 - Arrival in Anchorage, Alaska

Please arrive before 4 PM this day. A hotel shuttle bus will take you from the airport to the hotel. Stop by our shop in Anchorage, if possible, to handle a bit of paperwork and give your chosen motorcycle a look-over. Orientation this evening and welcome dinner. Stay in Anchorage.

DAY 2 - Anchorage, AK to Tok, AK - 320 Miles

Ride one of the top ten scenic byways on the continent, the Glenn Highway, to Glennallen, Alaska. Continue on the the "Tok Cutoff" past epic Wrangell-St. Elias National Park to Tok, the crossroads of Alaska. Stay in Tok.

DAY 3 - Tok, AK to Whitehorse, YT -385 Miles

Ride beside the snow-capped Kluane Range of Kluane National Park. Cruise along the shores of Kluane Lake on your way to the the Capital of the Yukon. Enjoy more open roads and wildlife. Stay in Whitehorse, AK

DAY 4 - Free day in Whitehorse, YT (Up to 220 Miles)

It’s your vacation, enjoy the day, as you will. Check our Whitehorse with its gold rush history and diverse culture. Whitehorse has much to offer! You may want to participate in an world-class day ride to Skagway, Alaska, and back. Stay in Whitehorse.

DAY 5 - Whitehorse, YT to Dease Lake, BC - 385 Miles

More of the awe of open country, pure wilderness. Start your day on the Alaska Highway and turn down the beautiful Cassiar Highway. Stay in Dease Lake, British Columbia.

DAY 6 - Dease Lake, BC to Stewart, BC - 246 Miles

Ride the Cassiar south 'til you take a right-hand detour at Meziadin towards Hyder, Alaska. Cross the border from Canada back into Alaska. Stay in Stewart.

DAY 7 - Free Day, Stewart, BC - Up to 100 miles

Cross into Hyder, Alaska today and watch bears feeding on salmon and experience a town lost in time. Stay in Stewart.

DAY 8 - Stewart, BC to Smithers, BC - 205 Miles

Roll back out onto the Cassiar, and head south until its end. Finish the day riding along the Skeena River on the Yellowhead Highway to Smithers, British Columbia. Stay in Smithers.

DAY 9 - Smithers, BC to Quesnel, BC - 300 Miles

Ride up the scenic Skeena River on the Yellowhead Highway, enjoying open wilderness throughout the day. Stay near Quesnel, British Columbia.

DAY 10 - Quesnel, BC to Clinton, BC - 175 Miles

From Quesnel, head south on the Cariboo Highway. Find yourself riding down a corridor of mountains, forests and wild streams and rivers as you head to Clinton, BC. Stay in Clinton, BC.

DAY 11 - Clinton, BC to White Rock, BC - 220 Miles

Ride through world-class ski resort areas like Whistler on your push to the ocean once again. Cross through bustling Vancouver and end your day right at the border with the USA at White Rock, British Columbia. Stay in White Rock.

DAY 12 - White Rock, BC to Quinault, WA - 270 Miles

Cross into the USA and head towards Anacortes, Washington and down Whidbey Island. Take a ferry from Coupeville to Port Townsend and down through the Olympic Peninsula to Quinault, Washington. Stay in Quinault.

DAY 13- Quinault, WA to Portland, OR - 225 Miles

Ride from the heart of the Olympic Peninsula to the mouth of the Columbia River. Cross over the Astoria-Megler Bridge from Point Ellice into Astoria, Oregon, and down some choice back roads to Portland. Farewell Dinner in Portland this evening. Stay in Portland.

DAY 14 - Departure Day

Fly home, or keep the dream alive!

DEPARTURE DAY

THE GEAR TO BRING

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.

THE PHOTOS



Tour Info

Starting Price for This Tour: $6,750
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Total Miles for this Adventure: 3,307

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