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CAUTION! – The Prudhoe Bay Excursion is an EXTREME Adventure and should only be undertaken by riders with experience on unpaved roads in a variety of adverse weather conditions. The trip includes riding several hundred miles on unpaved roads which are sometimes slick due to rain, sleet and occasionally snow. Unlike our other adventures, Prudhoe Bay riders will be responsible for up to $3,000 in damages to the motorcycle.

Our Prudhoe Bay Excursion is in a class by itself! It’s the only guided motorcycle tour that features new BMW GS motorcycles and support consistent with the Ayres Adventures Style. Features include:

  • Current model, low mileage BMW motorcycles equipped with dual-sport tires

  • Support vehicle and trailer for transporting rider luggage and non-riding companions.

  • All breakfasts and dinners.

  • Premium accommodations and meals, except where premium accommodations are not available. In these cases we use the best accommodations available.

  • An opportunity to view North America’s highest mountain (Mt. McKinley), view Alaska’s incredible wildlife, and enjoy the small, rustic towns along the way.

Our Alaska and Canada schedule has been designed to permit riders wishing to experience this unique ride to the edge of the North American continent to do so immediately after our Alaska & Yukon Adventure. For riders who combine the Prudhoe Bay Excursion with our Alaska and Yukon Adventure, we’ll include the cost of lodging for the days between the trips. For riders wishing to rent a motorcycle for the intervening days, we’ll provide recommendations for exciting day rides to fill up to three free days between trips.

At a Glance Your Prudhoe Bay Excursion Adventure

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 Fairbanks (~420 km, 260 miles).

Highlights: More great Alaskan scenery and perhaps some wildlife sightings along the way. Before arriving in Fairbanks, we’ll make a brief stop at the North Pole.

Fairbanks to Coldfoot (~400 km, 250 miles).

Highlights: Today’s ride begins on a paved, high speed road and progresses to a combination of gravel and paved sections of highway to Coldfoot. After reaching the Dalton Highway, be prepared for scenic beauty as well as a variety of wildlife: grizzly bear, moose, caribou, Dall Sheep, musk ox and a variety of bird life. Plan on stopping at the Arctic Circle turnout for a group photograph.

Coldfoot to Deadhorse (~450 km, 280 miles).

Enjoy the scenic beauty on the Dalton Highway and the excitement of riding to Prudhoe Bay. We’ll stop at the top of Atigun Pass (4,800 feet) in the Brooks Range for a photo opportunity. Atigun Pass is the highest highway pass in Alaska and is also on the Continental Divide. You’ll see the Endicott Mountains to the west, the Philip Smith Mountains to the east, and the James Dalton Mountains ahead and to the left.
In the area of Atigun Pass, you’re almost certain to see Dall Sheep – the only wild white sheep in the world.
The destination is Deadhorse – located 500 miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska. The town is located on Prudhoe Bay, on the Beaufort Sea Coast, Arctic Ocean. The town has a permanent population of about 25 people, with up to 5,000 part-time workers, depending on the level of oil production.

Fortunately, a trip often seems different when taken in the opposite direction.

There are a few interesting stops between Coldfoot and Fairbanks, and if you didn’t have time for all of them on the way north, your tour leaders will probably introduce you to them on your way south.

The ride along the Parks Highway from Fairbanks to Anchorage is absolutely stunning, with beautiful Alaskan landscapes all along the way. Depending on the weather, you may have the opportunity to capture some great photos of Mt. McKinley. We’ll have our farewell dinner at local Anchorage restaurant.

Departure from Anchorage

Breakfast and airport transfer

Total – 1,825 miles.


The route offers a variety of road features. Expected wildlife sightings include bear, moose, cariboo, musk ox, wild sheep and goats, the Bald Eagle and much more.

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  • Includes Kawasaki KLR650 or BMW G650GS
  • Additional charge of $100 for a BMW F650GS
  • Additional charge of $100 for a BMW F700GS
  • Additional charge of $250 for a Triumph Tiger 800
  • Additional charge of $250 for a BMW F800GS
  • Additional charge of $800 for a BMW R1200GS
  • Additional charge of $850 for a BMW R1200GS LC
  • Additional charge of $850 for a BMW R1200GS Adv
  • Own motorcycle: deduct $1,000 from the rider price.


Single room supplement – $950.
Meals: All breakfasts and 10 dinners.
2017 Schedule
Date2017 AdventuresDaysPrice(USD)Co-riderNotes
Jul 29 - Aug 6Prudhoe Bay Excursion9$5,950 $4,500
2018 Schedule

Date2018 AdventuresDaysPrice(USD)Co-riderNotes
Jul 28 - Aug 5Prudhoe Bay Excursion9$5,950 $4,500