We are enjoying a considerably mild Alaskan winter so far this season, which makes it that much harder to wait for the doors to open at our Anchorage rental facility in May. For 2020, MotoQuest will be offering seven different Alaskan adventures publicly with some of our most popular itineraries available on two different dates.
In order to see all that can be experienced in Alaska with MotoQuest, we’ve broken down each adventure below so you can get an idea of what makes each one unique. And if that doesn’t do the trick, check out our latest Alaskan video edit with Kevin Hagerty, talking about the dual-sport side of exploring The Last Frontier.
May 15, 2020 – May 26, 2020
May 14, 2021 – May 25, 2021
To officially get our Alaska season underway, MotoQuest’s North to Alaska adventure is a popular trip that usually sells out. The draw? In addition to the memorable wildlife sightings, the paved riding from Portland to Anchorage provides sweeping views that offer riders the chance to travel the Alcan Highway in half the time instead of having to ride north and then back south.
May 26, 2020 – May 31, 2020
May 25, 2021 – May 30, 2021
Another all-paved itinerary is the Alaska Kenai Peninsula adventure. This trip packs in so much of Alaska’s beauty in less than a week. Its short duration makes it a perfect addition to the North to Alaska or Prudhoe Bay adventures as they are positioned around this trip down the peninsula.
May 31, 2020 – June 9, 2020
July 24, 2020 – August 2, 2020
May 30, 2021 – June 8, 2021
July 24, 2021 – August 2, 2021
The Prudhoe Bay Adventure has become one of those must-do, bucket list trips that has forced us to open up additional date options throughout the season. This itinerary travels upon North America’s northernmost road and does so by providing a support truck with extra fuel, tools, a satellite phone and a spare motorcycle. We know that traveling this famous haul road can throw a wrench or two into the mix (just see Phil’s Do’s and Don’t of Dalton Highway), but how many people can say they’ve dipped a toe in the Arctic Ocean? Trekking the infamous Dalton Highway is worth it!
July 3, 2020 – July 12, 2020
August 7, 2020 – August 16, 2020
July 2, 2021 – July 11, 2021
August 13, 2021 – August 22, 2021
The Best of Alaska Adventure has gained popularity for those who want to have it all. Paved road, coastline, interior riding, glaciers and more – a true sample of all that is great about Alaska. This trip is great for two-up riders and couples. With its popularity, we’ve opened up two date options with one running in early July and one in early August. Both are great times to visit and explore Alaska.
August 7, 2020 – August 16, 2020
August 6, 2021 – August 15, 2021
Does the term “true adventure enthusiast” describe you? Then Alaska Backcountry Explorer adventure has your name written all over it. This itinerary goes beyond maintained unpaved roads to where four-wheeled vehicles don’t dare to conquer. The adventure is worth its reward with huge abandoned copper mines, stream crossings and great trail riding.
August 22, 2020 – August 30, 2020
August 21, 2021 – August 29, 2021
Have you been wondering which Alaskan adventure is the staff favorite? You’ve found it in the Alaska Northern Lights adventure! Those who know Alaska likely already know why this is a staff favorite. We get to ride maintained unpaved roads and explore a bit of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve as well as the Alaska range during the very brief time when you can ride a motorcycle there. To top it off, there is an opportunity to see the Aurora Borealis at night.
August 30, 2020 – September 12, 2020
August 29, 2021 – September 11, 2021
We talked about trekking from Portland to Anchorage but what about going south? For 2020, we’ve mapped out the all-new Cassiar Scout adventure. This scouting trip is not for the faint of heart, but as with the Backcountry Explorer adventure, the reward is worth the work. You will get to ride over the spectacular, unpaved Top of the World Highway into Dawson City and then down the Cassiar Highway before exploring Olympic National Park and calling it a trip in Portland, Oregon. The “road less traveled” is not a metaphor on this trip, it’s the truth.