Our Anchorage rental location may be closed for the winter, but it hasn’t stopped us from dreaming about next season. We recently announced how we plan to end the 2020 season with a Cassiar Scouting trip, but how does MotoQuest usually kick-off its riding season in Alaska? With an epic North to Alaska adventure from Portland to Anchorage!
Each year our customarily sold-out North to Alaska adventure takes riders on an evolution of landscape as they move through the Pacific Northwest, cross into British Columbia, and trek through the Yukon Territory before crossing into Alaska. Since the journey covers over 3,000 miles, riders get to experience the differences in scenery that makes each of these regions unique.
The timing of this adventure is right around when the northern chill has started to subside, which offers a huge opportunity to see an abundance of wildlife. From moose to bears to buffalo, our groups have come face-to-face with some of nature’s most majestic creatures. Get ready to see more wildlife than you could have ever expected!
Riders who are considering the North to Alaska adventure quickly realize the huge benefit of taking this trip. It’s an adventure of breathtaking surroundings that they wouldn’t have normally done in one stint on their own. Because of North to Alaska’s one-way nature, riders are able to experience much more than they would if they tried to fit it into a round trip.
Even with all those miles under their belt, often times when riders pull into the MotoQuest Anchorage facility in Alaska, they’re still yearning for more. Guests often take the opportunity to tack on a few extra days around the area with our rental program, and we’ve even found some of the most adventurous people are ready for another adventure – a trip down the Kenai Peninsula, which starts the day after arriving in Anchorage.
May 15, 2020 – May 26, 2020
May 14, 2021 – May 25, 2021
August 30, 2020 – September 12, 2020
August 29, 2021 – September 11, 2021
Our North to Alaska riders were so happy with the beauty and adventure of the May trip that we started looking into offering another trip in the region. This is what prompted the launch of our Cassiar Scouting adventure. A trip not for the faint of heart, this route explores the “other way down” via the Cassiar Highway. The North to Alaska adventure is a great beginner-friendly ride, while the Cassiar takes it up a notch. We kick off this tour by taking adventurous riders over the aptly named, and largely unpaved Top of the World Highway into the historic gold mining town of Dawson City, Yukon Territory.
Since announcing the trip a few weeks ago, the Cassiar Scouting adventure is over half full with a handful of good bikes still available. The manifest shows we still have a few BMW 1250 GS bikes, two BMW F750 GS bikes, one BMW F 850, and one Suzuki V-Strom.
Find out about riding the Cassiar from a couple of serious riders who have already done it. In late August, a team from Upshift Online grabbed a pair of MotoQuest Transporter Rentals and headed down from Anchorage. You can read about their adventure in the latest Upshift issue.
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