1 - 9, 2011 (10 days)
June 29 - July 7, 2012 (10 days)
Organiser: Alaska Rider Tours in coordination with members of
the Laughing Ravens
(Women On Wheels® Alaska Chapter).
Enjoy camaraderie and ride with women from Alaska and all over! Our
15 passenger support van is at your service as you ride the best paved
roads in Alaska !
1 : Arrival in Anchorage
Welcome dinner this evening at a premier Anchorage restaurant! Share stories
with other women riders! Please arrive in Anchorage by mid-afternoon this
day. We will be available for airport pickup from 8 am to 6 pm. Stay in
2 : Anchorage to Talkeetna (114 miles)
start in the parking lot of House
of Harley in Anchorage , Alaska . Motorcycle pick-up, safety briefing,
and we are on our way north! Dinner TBA . Stay in Talkeetna.
3 : Talkeetna to Fairbanks (278 miles)
ride past the tallest mountain on the continent this day, Mt.
McKinley. The Parks Highway winds through the
Alaska Ra ng e , past the Denali National Park
Entrance , and on to Fairbanks. Dinner TBA -
Stay in Fairbanks.
4 : Rest day at Chena Hotsprings (56 miles)
Short ride to Chena Hotsprings.
Relax at the Chena Hotsprings Resort, a naturally occuring
mineral hotspring comparable to pools found in Europe. Indulge in the
outdoor pools, take a hot stone massage, or a dog sled cart ride. Don't
forget to check out the Ice Museum, complete with Stoli Ice Bar, where
everything from your martini glass to your stool is made of ice. Stay
at the Chena Hotsprings Resort.
5 : Chena Hot Springs to Paxson (177 miles)
visiting the town of North Pole, we will continue south through the Alaska
Range with stunning river deltas and remarkable Isabel
Pass on the Richardson Highway. The road winds
past Isabel Glacier and along the shores of Summit
Lake. Spectacular scenery! After a great ride we will stop for
the night at the remote Tangle River Inn. Here you will have silent nights
and magical views with all the comforts of home, one of the favourite
stops of this tour! Stay at Tangle River Inn.
6 : Paxson to Valdez (186 miles)
continue south to the ocean. This day features the views of Elias
National Park , Thompson Pass, Keystone Canyon, and Prince
William Sound. A world-class ride into Valdez
with more spectacular views of glaciers, waterfalls, mountains and picture-perfect
vistas. We will stop at Worthington Glacier where you
can walk right up on the glacier! As we ride through Thompson
Pass and Keystone Canyon there will be many
stops for endless photo opportunities. We will stay in the heart
of Valdez, right on the harbour, where you can watch the fishing boats
arrive with their daily catch and chat with the locals about life in Valdez.
7 : Rest day in Valdez (195 miles) - take a Glacier Cruise or Kayak
the docks in the morning, shop, river raft or fish...there are many activities
in Valdez including kayaking, flight seeing, hiking etc. Glacier cruises
are popular and can offer a new vantage point to Alaska as you may see
glaciers calving, whales breaching and bald eagles soaring. Ride through
Thompson Pass again to Matanuska Glacier area
. DinnerTBA . Stay in Valdez.
8 : Valdez to Majestic Valley (190 miles)
Valdez is just as amazing! We climb Thompson Pass gaining
2,000 feet in elevation in less than 4 miles
and ride post Worthington Glacier. Out lodge for the
night is remotely located at the Glenn Highway about
70 miles from the nearest grocery store. Here we will dine on a gourmet
dinner while we bask in the mountain views and sip adult beverages from
the wrap around porch at the lodge. Stay near Matanuska Glacier.
9: Majestic Valley to Anchorage (113 miles)
ride the curvaceous Glenn Highway west to Anchorage.
Visit the stunning Matanuska Glacier. It is a
National Forest Scenic Byway, and features stunning scenery.
Premier Farewell dinner in Anchorage. Stay in Anchorage.
*Airport pickup/drop off
maps & itinerary
support staff and vehicle service
(we carry your luggage, while you focus on the ride!)
nights of stellar accommodations
Welcome and Farewell Dinners
passes at the Chena Hotsprings Resort
Price does not include:
meals on the road
Price including bike rental:
KLR 650 (lowered version available!) - US $4100 (base price)
based on Twin Share / Double Occupancy
Occupancy: add US$900