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Get active in some of Alaska’s best national parks

Get ready for action on this trip which is big on beauty, hiking, biking, and kayaking. With great scenery and plenty of things to see and do, Denali National Park has some of Alaska’s best and most scenic walking trails. You’ll also kayak the pristine waters of Resurrection Bay, get up close to a glacier, cycle the scenic Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and visit one Alaska's oldest and most picturesque towns which is also the gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park. Add an expert leader to guide your way and you’ve got the perfect adventure.

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Terms & Conditions

Start
Anchorage, United States
Finish
Anchorage, United States
Destination
United States
Style
Original
Theme
Active Adventures
Code
SSXA
Physical rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12

Why you'll love this trip

  • Cycle the paved Tony Knowles Coastal Trail as it hugs the shore of Cook Inlet and travels through coastal marshes and over forested hills, with great views of Mount Susitna.

  • Kayak the calm waters of Resurrection Bay and enjoy beautiful mountain vistas as you keep an eye out for sea otters, seals, bald eagles and leaping salmon.

  • Hike the spectacular Triple Lakes Trail, Denali’s longest trail, which has great views of Riley Creek, towering mountains and the three Triple Lakes.

  • Strap on your walking shoes and get so close to the Portage Glacier that you’ll be able to hear the ice shift and crack as the glacier moves.

Is this trip right for you?

  • Please ensure you consult your local government’s advice regarding domestic travel prior to booking this trip.

  • There are a few opportunities for easy hikes so sturdy footwear is recommended.

  • To complete this trip, it is important that you are both confident and competent in riding a bicycle.

  • Due to the relatively small distances cycled on this trip, we have a single leader that rides with the group. There may be times when the leader asks one of the group to act as a backmarker.

  • This trip is new to our range this year. And while we have thoroughly researched every detail of the logistics, new destinations and working with new partners can sometimes throw us some unexpected surprises. More often than not, it’ll be a great surprise. But every now and again there might be a hiccup. We like to think that’s what puts the ‘adventure’ in ‘adventure travel’.

Itinerary

Welcome to Anchorage, the gateway to some of Alaska’s finest parks and cycling trails. Your trip begins with a midday welcome meeting with your guide and fellow travellers. Afterwards, enjoy a warm-up ride along the paved Tony Knowles Coastal Trail as it hugs the shore of Cook Inlet from downtown Anchorage through coastal marshes and over forested hills, with great views of Mount Susitna along the way. At 32kms (20 miles), it’s a ride that will give you a great taste of the amazing scenery that Anchorage has to offer. After the ride, you’re free to freshen up and head out to the vibrant downtown area where you may like to enjoy dinner at one of the restaurants.
Accommodation
  • Hotel/Motel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Anchorage - Tony Knowles Coastal Trail Bike Tour
Optional Activities
  • Anchorage- Alaska Native Heritage Center - USD25
  • Anchorage - Museum - USD20
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Special Information
Today’s riding distance is approximately 32kms (20 miles) along a mostly flat paved bike path.

It’s very important that you attend the welcome meeting at 12pm as we will be checking insurance and emergency contact details at this time. If you are going to be late, please let an Intrepid representative or your travel agent know.
After an early breakfast, settle back and enjoy the drive along the Parks Highway to Denali National Park as you keep an eye out for caribou and other wildlife. Stop in charming Talkeetna to stretch your legs and perhaps enjoy a bite to eat before we arrive at the park, go to the visitor centre for a park safety overview then head into the wilderness for your first hike. Wind through spruce forest as you hike upwards on the spectacular Triple Lakes Trail, Denali’s longest trail, which has great views of Riley Creek and towering mountains in the distance before the first of the three Triple Lakes comes into view. From here, we will either continue onwards if time permits or return to the trailhead and then back to the hotel for a relaxing evening.
Accommodation
  • Hotel/Motel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Denali - Triple Lakes hike
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
Today’s driving time is approximately 4 hours. Today’s hiking distance is approximately 14kms (9 miles) with an elevation gain of 300 metres (1,000 feet).

Today you have the choice of either hiking with your guide or, if you feel like resting your legs, enjoying an optional bus tour of the park. Keen hikers can tackle two walks: the Savage Alpine Trail which offers a striking panoramic view of the mountain range and, after lunch (and a well-earned rest), the Horseshoe Lake Trail. This short and relatively easy hike begins up a short, steep hill before dropping down to the lake which offers several viewing platforms overlooking the south end of the lake and a beaver dam. For those who want to see more of the park rather than hiking, there is the option to pay for the full-day Tundra Wilderness Bus Tour which includes the Toklat River’s incredible scenery and some of the park’s best wildlife spotting opportunities.
Accommodation
  • Hotel/Motel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Denali - Horseshoe Lake Trail Hike
  • Denali - Savage Alpine Trail Hike
Optional Activities
  • Denali - Tundra Wilderness Bus Tour - USD167
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
Today’s walking distance is dependent on which activity and/or which hikes you opt for. Your leader will provide detailed information about your options.
Today is a very early start as you enjoy a long but scenic drive (approximately 7 hours) back through Anchorage and down to Seward. To break up the drive we’ll take a short hike on the historic Portage Trail which offers an easy way to see the Portage Glacier on foot. After cresting Portage Pass, you’ll emerge on the wide gravel shores of Portage Lake, directly across from the gorgeous Portage Glacier. After the hike, continue down the Parks Highway to Seward, one of Alaska's oldest and most picturesque towns. This vibrant town is the gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park and has galleries, boutique shops and a bustling harbour to discover.
Accommodation
  • Hotel/Motel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Whittier - Hike the Portage Trail
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
Today’s total driving time is approximately 7 hours. Today’s hiking distance is approximately 6.5 kms (4 miles) with minimal elevation.
Enjoy a change of scenery as you venture out onto Resurrection Bay on an early morning half-day sea kayaking adventure that’s suitable for all levels of experience. After a quick briefing, paddle around the calm turquoise waters, enjoying beautiful mountain vistas as you keep an eye out for sea otters, seals, bald eagles and leaping salmon. From mid-July to early-September, we may also stop to take a short walk on the beach alongside Tonsina Creek to view a salmon spawning stream. After you’ve dried off you have ample free time to discover all that Seward has to offer. Perhaps head back out onto Resurrection Bay on a Kenai Fjords boat tour to spot wildlife including orcas and whales, visit the nearby Alaska SeaLife Center, enjoy the tide pools at Lowell Point, or even learn about dogsledding – the choice is yours.
Accommodation
  • Hotel/Motel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Seward - Resurrection Bay Sea Kayaking
Optional Activities
  • Seward - Caines Head - USD50
  • Seward - Salmon Swimming Upstream at Bear Creek Weir - Free
  • Seward - Wilderness Dog Sled Ride & Tour Seward - USD99
  • Seward - Fox Island - USD60
  • Seward - Tidepooling at Lowell Point - Free
  • Seward - Thumb Cove - USD60
  • Seward - Kayaker’s Cove - USD60
  • Seward - Resurrection Bay Tour - USD116
  • Seward - Orca Quest Cruise - USD99
  • Seward - Kenai Fjords Wildlife Cruise - 3.5-Hour - USD94
  • Seward - Alaska SeaLife Center - USD25
  • Seward - The Ultimate Whale Watch - 3.5 hours - USD165
  • Seward - Resurrection Bay Tour – 3 hours - USD145
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Before you leave beautiful Seward there’s time for a classic Alaskan hike to Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park. You’ll get so close to the dense, blue ice that you’ll be able to listen to the sound of the glacier. It’s then time to drive back (approximately 2.5 hours) to Anchorage where your adventure finishes on arrival. If you wish to spend more time here, we can book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability).
Included Activities
  • Seward - Exit Glacier Hike
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
Today’s hiking distance is 3.5 kms (2 miles) with an elevation gain of 100 metres (330 feet).

Meals

5 breakfasts

Transport

Private vehicle, Bicycle, Kayak, On foot

Accommodation

Hotel/Motel (5 nights)

Included activities

  • Anchorage - Tony Knowles Coastal Trail Bike Tour
  • Denali - Triple Lakes hike
  • Denali - Horseshoe Lake Trail Hike
  • Denali - Savage Alpine Trail Hike
  • Whittier - Hike the Portage Trail
  • Seward - Resurrection Bay Sea Kayaking
  • Seward - Exit Glacier Hike

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Important notes

Travellers on Intrepid trips are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Read details here.

1. This trip starts at midday (12pm) in Anchorage on day 1.
2. This trip finishes with a drop off around 3pm in Anchorage on day 6. Please do not book any flights until after 6pm this evening.
3. Bicycle hire is included so we require all clients' heights at the time of booking.
4. Bike helmets are also supplied but you may wish to bring your own.
5. We recommend wearing closed-toe shoes and suitable clothing for the walks and cycling.
6. The cycling on this trip is not accompanied by a support vehicle.

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