Skagway, Alaska, US
Rain Forest by Bicycle
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Approximately 3 Hours
Leave the crowds behind, get some mild exercise, and take in the natural wonders of Alaska on a bicycle -- the perfect way to experience the natural beauty and history of the Taiya River Valley.
This scenic tour starts with an informative van tour along the spectacular coastal inlets to the west of Skagway. Your professional guides will tell you about the gold rush of '98 and inform you about the ecology of this rich area.
After a bicycle and safety orientation, your guide will lead your small group on a bike route that covers five miles of flat terrain for easy pedaling. You will ride through the lush rain forest, visit historic ruins, see the Chilkoot trailhead, and venture out to the coastal tidal flats where eagles, salmon, colorful wildflowers, and dazzling mountains are often in view. Keep your eyes open for bears as well.
Where the river meets the sea, look for remnants of the town of Dyea. During the Gold Rush, Dyea was Skagway's rival city, booming with 10,000 people. Now nature has reclaimed the land, leaving only ghosts of its gold rush past.
Participants must be confident riding a bicycle with handbrakes along approximately five miles of flat, dirt roads. Minimum age is 10 years. Minimum height is 4'6". Maximum weight is 300 lbs. Wear sport shoes and layered clothing. Outerwear is provided. Waiver must be signed and medical conditions disclosed.