Alaska Hike, Bike & Raft
Day 1 Anchorage
Arrive to our joining hotel at any time. Welcome meeting in the evening.
Day 2 Kayaker's Cove (1D)
Heading out along Turnagain Arm towards Seward. Turnagain Arm is one of the most beautiful stretches of highway in the United States. The road follows the coast and there are views out along the water, where it's possible to see all sorts of marine life along the journey. Overnight in Kayaker's Cove
Day 3 Seward (1B, 1L, 1D)
Closer to the water today, taking to the waves by kayak. Paddling out along the coast, keep an eye out for a variety of animals in the water. As well as learning about the history of the area, the region is renowned for a variety of wildlife, including sea otters, eagles, a variety of birds and possibly even whales out in the water. Return by water taxi to Seward for the night.
Day 4 Cooper Landing (1B, 1L, 1D)
Considered one of the greatest hikes on the Kenai Peninsula, experience glaciers and the forces that shaped the landscape up close, while exploring only a tiny portion of the nearly 1 million acres that make up Kenai Fjords National Park. Exit Glacier, the only area of Kenai Fjords National Park accessible by car, is one of thirty-five glaciers that flow off the vast Harding Icefield. The Icefield is the largest in North America, and it remains as a 300 square mile vestige of the last ice age. Walking directly on the glacier with the aid of crampons, you get a truly unique experience that gives a different perspective on the area. After a morning hiking, transfer to Cooper's Landing.
Day 5 Girdwood (1B, 1D)
A free day to take it as easy or as tough as you want to today. Around Cooper's Landing there are an abundance of hiking routes, winding through the hills and forests around. Your CEO will be able to help you choose the right hike for you. Other optional activities available here include a scenic rafting trip or even a guided fishing trip. If you prefer, simply relax at the hotel for the day and unwind after the first few days activities.
Day 6 Girdwood (1B, 1L, 1D)
Girdwood is a biking paradise, so this morning it's time to get back in the saddle. We've left the options for cycling open to you, as there are routes and options for many different levels of skill on the tracks here. From the paved and well-maintained routes on the Girdwood Bike Path, up to the many downhill routes in Alyeska Bike Park the options are limitless.
Day 7 Denali (1B, 1L, 1D)
Head for Denali National Park today. It's a full day driving to reach the park, with the shadow of Mt. McKinley looming overhead as you get closer to the park. Thankfully this is one of the most scenic drives in the world, passing through indigenous communities, tiny settlements and towns, as well as picture postcard scenery. It will make the drive pass in no time.
Day 8 Denali (1B, 1L)
The actual entrance to Denali itself is a bus ride away from our accommodation. This requires an early start to get into the park, and begins with a visit to Eilson Visitor Center. Along the journey to the park stop and admire the wildlife and views at various stops. Arriving at the visitor centre around 11am, stop for lunch and explore the area. In the afternoon there are hikes around the park to enjoy the rugged beauty of Denali and when the weather is clear, the sight of Mt. McKinley towering overhead.
Day 9 Denali (1B, 1L, 1D)
Take the morning to relax and enjoy the scenery, before a change of pace in the afternoon. Begin an overnight rafting trip in the afternoon, taking stops along the route down river to get the most out of the scenic route. The rafting here is not too strenuous, so admire the surrounding forest and keep an eye out for wildlife as you paddle. Camp overnight by the side of the river, a picture perfect location to spend the night.
Day 10 Anchorage (1B, 1L)
Waking up to the sound of the river rushing by this morning, enjoy a delicious breakfast by the water, before continuing downstream. Raft along the river this morning, before taking out and enjoying a delicious barbecue lunch. Return to Anchorage for the evening.
Day 11 Anchorage
Depart at any time.