Across the Top of the World Highway and into the Yukon

Welcome to Alaska!

Matanushka Glacier

Dog Team Crossing

Lake Cabin Scene

Mt McKinley

Mt Redoubt

Northern Originals - Denali National Park Stop

North Pole, Alaska

Palmer Highway

Poker Creek

Top of the World Highway, Alaska

Two Bears

Whittier

Wilderness Group Shot

Yukon Colors

Yukon River Ferry

Tour Schedule 2014

Date
2014 Adventures
Days
Price(USD)
Co-rider
Notes
Jul 18 - 30Alaska/Yukon Adventure13$7,495 $5,500
Jul 31 - Aug 12Alaska/Yukon Adventure13$7,495 $5,500

Tour Schedule 2015

Date
2015 Adventures
Days
Price(USD)
Co-rider
Notes
Jul 17 - 29Alaska/Yukon Adventure13$7,495 $5,500

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At a Glance
Your Alaska and Yukon Adventure

Day
From
Miles
KM
Day 1Arrive Anchorage
Day 2Anchorage to Copper Center195315
Day 3Copper Center to Tok150240
Day 4Tok to Dawson City185300
Day 5Dawson City to Whitehorse330525
Day 6Rest Day in Whitehorse--
Day 7Whitehorse to Skagway120200
Day 8Skagway to Beaver Creek330530
Day 9Beaver Creek to Fairbanks315510
Day 10Free Day in Fairbanks--
Day 11Fairbanks to Denali125200
Day 12Denali to Anchorage240390
Day 13Depart Anchorage
Total1,9903,200

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Features of this 13-day Adventure include:

  • Current model, low mileage BMW motorcycles.
  • Support vehicle and trailer for transporting rider luggage, a spare motorcycle, and non-riding companions.
  • Premium accommodations and meals.
  • All breakfasts and 10 dinners.
  • Maximum of 12 guest motorcycles.
  • Many of Alaska's most scenic highways - primarily paved roads (Alaska's stunning "Top of the World Highway" includes approximately 100 miles of good, hard-packed dirt/gravel).
  • Free days in Whitehorse (Canada's Yukon Territory) and Fairbanks (Alaska) provide opportunities for optional flight-seeing, wildlife viewing, gold panning, and other activities.
  • In Whitehorse, admittance to the Frantic Follies - a popular vaudeville revue which depicts the entertainment seen by the pioneers of the Great Klondike Gold Rush of 1898.
  • The free day in Fairbanks provides the opportunity for an optional side trip to the Arctic Circle (partially unpaved), including a ride along the Alaska Pipeline.
  • An overnight stay at Denali National Park, with the option to take a tour of the park.
  • A virtual guarantee to see bear, moose, caribou, elk, and other wildlife.

It may be necessary to make minor modifications to the proposed itinerary. When alternate lodging is used, we will endeavor to use lodging of an equal or higher quality or rating than what has been specified in this listing.




The Route


Except for approximately 100 miles of good, hard packed gravel on the Top of the World Highway, the route is entirely paved and offers a variety of road features. Riders wishing to do an optional trip to the Arctic Circle will ride on some good, hard-packed gravel as well. Expected wildlife sightings include bear, moose, elk, the Bald Eagle, wild sheep and goats and much more.
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Additional Information

Includes BMW G650GS or Kawasaki KLR650.
Additional charge of $500 for a BMW F650GS
Additional charge of $690 for a BMW F800GS
Additional charge of $1,240 for a BMW R1200GS
Additional charge of $1,550 for a BMW R1200GS Adventure
Single room supplement - $1,200
Meals: All breakfasts and 10 dinners

Arrival in Anchorage. Airport transfer, motorcycle handover, kickoff meeting and our first dinner together!

Anchorage to Copper Center (~195 miles, 315 kilometers). Ride the stunning Palmer Highway to Copper Center.

Highlights: One of Alaska's most scenic highways, opportunity to walk on the Matanuska Glacier (the largest North American glacier that's accessible by motorcycle).

Hotel: Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge
Copper Center to Tok (~150 miles, 240 kilometers).

Highlights: Ride the Richardson Highway to Tok. The Richardson Highway is the longest highway in Alaska and is also one of the most scenic. Prepare for game sightings along the way, and accommodations and dinner at the best hotel in Tok.

Hotel: Westmark
Tok to Dawson City, the Yukon (~185 miles, 300 kilometers). Ride the World Famous "Top of the World Highway" to Dawson City - the Yukon!

Highlights: The small mining community of Chicken, Poker Creek (the northernmost border crossing point in the USA), Top of the World Highway, ferry crossing of the Yukon River, Klondike Gold Rush town of Dawson City, and a Sourtoe cocktail.

Hotel: Westmark
Dawson City to Whitehorse (~330 miles, 525 kilometers). Ride the Klondike Highway to Whitehorse

Highlights: The ride on the Klondike Highway will provide stunning photo opportunities and the possibility of game viewing. The evening entertainment will include a local favorite: The Frantic Follies. This turn of the century vaudeville review depicts the entertainment seen by the pioneers of the Great Klondike Gold Rush of 1868.

Hotel: Westmark
Rest Day in Whitehorse. Relax in town, do some additional riding, or sign up for some local attractions

Highlights: Whitehorse is the capital of the Yukon and offers a variety of Klondike Area attractions, including flight-seeing tours, gold-panning opportunities, and a popular railroad trip. The town also has a wide variety of shopping opportunities as well as charming cafes and restaurants.

Hotel: Westmark
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory to Skagway, Alaska (~ 120 miles, 200 kilometers).

Enjoy a beautiful ride through Yukon Territory, cross into British Columbia, and cross back into Alaska. You'll travel the famous Chilkoot Trail, a major access route from the coast to Yukon goldfields at the end of the 19th century.
Skagway, Alaska to Beaver Creek, Yukon Territory (~ 330 miles, 530 kilometers).

Highlights: Today’s ride is relatively long and includes a brief ferry crossing from Skagway to Haines. The terrain is truly remote but very beautiful with wildlife sightings likely.

Hotel: Westmark
Beaver Creek to Fairbanks, Alaska (~ 315 miles, 510 kilometers).

Highlights: Prepare for some of Alaska's most stunning scenery. You’ll pas back through Tok on your way to Fairbanks. You may wish to stop to send a few postcards postmarked “The North Pole” shortly before reaching Fairbanks. Prepare too for an unusual resort tonight, and it's NOT a Westmark!

Hotel: Rivers Edge Resort
Free Day in Fairbanks

Highlights: It's a full day's ride (but totally "doable") to ride to the Arctic Circle. Riders not wishing to spend the day in the saddle can choose from a wide variety of other interesting entertainment opportunities in Fairbanks.

Hotel: Rivers Edge Resort
Fairbanks to Denali ( ~ 125 miles, 200 kilometers). Ride the stunning Parks Highway to Denali

Highlights: Stunning views and many scenic overlooks on the way to Denali. Weather permitting, you may have the opportunity to see and photograph Mt. McKinley - North America's highest mountain.

Hotel: Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge
Denali to Anchorage ( ~ 240 miles, 390 kilometers). Ride the Parks Highway to Anchorage.

Highlights: Take a brief tour of Denali National Park before heading down the incredibly beautiful Parks Highway. Stop for final "killer" photo opportunities and wildlife sightings long the way.

Hotel: Sheraton Anchorage
Departure from Anchorage

Breakfast and airport transfer
Model
Specifications

Ayres Adventures BMW G650GS


BMW G650GS


Seat Height: 780 mm / 30.7 inches
Dry Weight: 176 kg / 388 lb
Fuel Capacity: 17.3 Liters / 4.6 Gallons
Displacement:652 cc


Damage Deposit:
Africa (except South Africa and Swaziland): $3,000
South Africa and Swaziland: $1,500
Alaska/Canada: $2,500
Argentina: $3,000
Chile: $2,500
Europe (except Spain and Portugal): $1,500
New Zealand: $1,500
Spain and Portugal: $3,000
Model
Specifications
Ayres Adventures - Kawasaki KLR650

Kawasaki KLR650

Seat Height: 889 mm
Seat Height: 35 inches
Curb: 196 kg / 432 lb
Fuel Capacity: 23 Liters / 6.1 Gallons
Displacement: 651 cc


Damage Deposit:
Alaska: $2,500
Model
Specifications
Ayres Adventures BMW F650GS

BMW F650GS

Seat Height: 820 mm / 790 mm
Seat Height: 32.3 inches / 31.1 inches
Dry Weight: 171 kg / 377 lb
Fuel Capacity: 16 Liters / 4.2 Gallons
Displacement: 798 cc


Damage Deposit:
Africa (except South Africa and Swaziland): $3,000
South Africa and Swaziland: $1,500
Alaska/Canada: $2,500
Argentina: $3,500
Australia: $4,000
Chile: $2,500
Europe (except Spain and Portugal): $2,500
New Zealand: $1,500
Spain and Portugal: $3,000
Model
Specifications
Seat Height: 880 mm / 850 mm
Seat Height: 34.65 inches / 33.46 inches
Dry Weight: 178 kg / 392 lb
Fuel Capacity: 16 Liters / 4.3 Gallons
Displacement: 798 cc


Damage Deposit:
Africa (except South Africa and Swaziland): $3,500
South Africa and Swaziland: $1,750
Alaska/Canada: $2,500
Argentina: $4,000
Australia: $4,000
Chile: $2,500
Europe (except Spain and Portugal): $2,500
New Zealand: $1,500
Spain and Portugal: $3,000
Model
Specifications
Ayres Adventures - BMW R1200GS

BMW R1200GS

Seat Height: 870 mm / 850 mm
Seat Height: 34.25 inches / 33.46 inches
Dry Weight: 199 kg / 439 lb
Fuel Capacity: 20 Liters / 5.3 Gallons
Displacement: 1170 cc


Damage Deposit:
Africa (except South Africa and Swaziland): $3,500
South Africa and Swaziland: $1,750
Alaska/Canada: $2,500
Argentina: $4,500
Australia: $4,000
Chile: $2,500
Europe (except Spain and Portugal): $2,500
New Zealand: $3,500
Spain and Portugal: $3,000
Model
Specifications
Ayres Adventures - BMW R1200GS Adventure

BMW R1200GS Adventure

Seat Height: 915 mm / 895 mm
Seat Height: 36.02 inches / 35.24 inches
Dry Weight: 223 kg / 492 lb
Fuel Capacity: 33 Liters / 8.7 Gallons
Displacement: 1170 cc


Damage Deposit:
Africa (except South Africa and Swaziland): $5,000
South Africa and Swaziland: $2,500
Alaska/Canada: $2,500
Argentina: $5,000
Chile: $2,500
The single supplement applies for riders who request single occupancy. It also applies for cases in which a rider wishes to share a room with another rider, but there are no riders available or willing to share a room.