Biking Turnagain Arm And Lunch At Alyeska Tram Tour - Anchorage

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9am and 1pm: Monday through Sunday , , * Please arrive 10 minute prior to departure *
  • Departure Details :
    All tours meet and depart from the Anchorage Visitor Center Log Cabin located in downtown Anchorage. 546 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501
  • Return Details :
    Anchorage Visitor Center Log Cabin: 546 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501

Overview

Snow and glacier covered Chugach and Kenai mountains meet the ocean creating the Turangain Arm, on one of the most scenic drives and bike rides in the area. Your knowledgeable, Alaskan guide will share geologic, natural, and human histories as your group bikes 12 miles along the paved Turnagain Arm bike path. Riding pace is tailored to overall group ability and there is a support vehicle which meets the group at the halfway point along the bike route where there is time to have a snack, enjoy the view and if someone wants, they can opt to join the driver guide for the second half. You'll end your ride in Girdwood; originally a mining town and now a popular ski town. Enjoy lunch with a view from the top of the Alyeska Resort Tram, 2,000 feet above the valley floor.

Know More about this tour

HIGHLIGHTS
- 12 mile bike ride along the Turngain Arm bike path with a local, experienced guide
- Soak in gorgeous vistas and keep an eye out for wildlife such as beluga whales, moose, bald eagles, bears and dall sheep
- Ascend the Alyeska Tram to 2,300 feet and get a birds eye view of Girdwood while eating lunch
- All inclusive biking trip: round trip transportation, biking equipment, tram ticket, lunch, snacks and water included
- Morning or afternoon departures to suit your schedule
- Small-group ensures a personalized experience

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
Let a local lead the way from Anchorage to Girdwood on this 6.5 hour tour. Meet your guides at the Log Cabin Visitor Center in Downtown Anchorage and drive 30 minutes south to Turnagain Arm. Witness to famous sailors in the age of exploration, Turnagain Arm remains enticing to modern day adventurers and provides a dynamic and beautiful place for recreation.  At Bird Creek your guides will fit you for a bike and helmet, then you will hop aboard a provided high-quality bike. On your left the mountains rise up and on your right the tides ebb and flow below. On this bike ride you'll have time to soak in the views and take pictures at several scenic view points along the bike path. Learn about the natural and human history of Turnagain Arm from your guide along the way. Keep an eye out for moose, eagles and other wildlife, bike through evidence of the 1964 earthquake and learn about the glaciers hanging on the sides of the Chugach Mountains.

Hop off your bike in Girdwood, an old mining town turned ski town. Your guides will load up the equipment and drive you to the Alyeska Resort Tram. Board the aerial tram that takes you to the top and have lunch with a view at 2,300 feet. Alyeska Resort is home to one of the worlds longest double-black diamond ski runs with the slopes averaging a 40 degree angle. Eat lunch with a panoramic view on the deck overlooking the Girdwood Valley, also known as Glacier Valley as it has seven glacier that can be seen from the tram.

Once fueled up, descend on the tram back to the valley floor and load back into the vehicle. Rest and relax on the drive back to Anchorage.

Inclusions

  • Bike tour including the following equipment: bike, helmet, rain gear, biking gloves
  • Small-group narrated tour
  • Round trip transportation in Mercedes Sprinter Van
  • Local and experienced driver guide and biking guide
  • Alyeska Tram ticket 
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Pickup and drop-off from Anchorage Visitor Log Cabin Downtown (546 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501)
  • All taxes and fees

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase during lunch)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Closed toe shoes required

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Children must be accompanied by an adult

A maximum of 10 people per booking

All passenger heights MUST be advised at time of booking