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.
At a Glance Your Alaska and Yukon Adventure
Arrival in Anchorage. Airport transfer, motorcycle handover, kickoff meeting and our first dinner together!
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).
Copper Center to Tok (~150 miles). 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.
Tok to Dawson City, the Yukon (~185 miles). 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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! H
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.
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.
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.
Departure from Anchorage. Breakfast and airport transfer
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.
Please contact us about low frame and/or low seat options for our bikes.
- Late model, low mileage motorcycle
- Upscale accommodations
- A’ la carte dining
- Two Ayres Adventures professional tour leaders
- Airport arrival/departure transfers
- Luggage handling
- Comfortable support vehicle for non-riding companions
- Comprehensive pre-trip planning and assistance
- Customized trip booklet with day-by-day itinerary and attractions
- Two commemorative shirts
- Adventurer Club travel award credit
- All breakfasts
- 10 dinners
- Entry to the Frantic Follies-Vaudeville Revue from Gold Rush Era
Deposit per person: $800
Single room supplement
Cancellation fee and refunds
|FROM DATE OF |
|More than 60 days||50% of deposit
|60 days or fewer but more than 45 days||100% of deposit
|45 days or fewer but more than 30 days||50% of full tour payment
|30 days or fewer||100% of full tour payment
This is my third tour with different tour operators and yours is the best so far!
Just a short note to say thanks for a great tour this month of Alaska and the Yukon. I would especially like to thank your tour guides Ed and Juergen who conducted themselves in a highly professional manner where nothing was a problem which greatly contributed to the tour.
The food and accommodations were excellent. I especially liked the gravel roads from Chicken to Dawson City and parts of the Dalton highway.
Mike's Adventures include:
Alaska and Yukon Adventure
Words cannot express what an absolutely wonderful time I had
Ron, words cannot express what an absolutely wonderful time I had on this trip, for me the trip of a lifetime. John and Ed deserve an A+ for their professional, complete and friendly leadership of this motorcycle tour, as do you for hiring them in the first place.Again, many thanks.
Bob's Adventures include:
Alaska & Yukon Adventure
Menlo Park, California
Exceptional Road Support and Tour Leadership
While searching on-line for motorcycle travel I came across the Ayres Adventures website. The site was far and away better than any other so I called Ron, took a chance, signed up for the South America 5 Flags Tour and never looked back. The trip was well run and well planned, offered reliable road support, experienced tour leaders and attracted fun, adventurous people.The next trip I took was an Ayres Adventure to Africa and this past summer I rode with Ayres in Alaska and Yukon Territory. By now I knew I could count on Ayres for exceptional road support and tour leadership and I was not disappointed. The Alaska challenge for me was riding the Dalton Highway to Prudhoe Bay and our leaders, John and Ed, aside from the expected road support, offered moral support and encouragement. I couldn't have done that ride without them.My challenge now will be deciding which Ayres Adventure to sign up for next.
Marilyn's Adventures include:
Prudhoe Bay Excursion
Call of the Wild
South America 5 Flags
The Epic Journey - Moscow to Hong Kong
Santa Barbara, California
Private Tour Inquiry
We are happy to book any of our motorcycle tour as a private tour. For most tours, we require a minimum of 8 bikes, or 12 participants (riders plus co-riders). We can provide a private motorcycle tour for smaller groups, but a surcharge may apply. We can also customize any of our regular tours for a private group.