The triple adventure combo tour begins with a 20-minute narrated van ride to the historic site of Dyea. Where once there was a famous goldrush town of 10,000 prospectors, now nature has reclaimed the land. Your guide fits you to a bike and escorts you for five miles of easy pedaling on flat dirt roads with stops at historic and scenic sites. Search for eagles and view colorful wildflowers while enjoying the beautiful mountain vistas as you pedal along.
At the conclusion of the bike segment you meet your guide for the two mile hike on the historic Chilkoot Trail. The first mile is up and down over uneven terrain with the second mile being relatively flat. You stop often to learn about the area, take photos, and quench your thirst. The hike ends at the bank of the Taiya River where the rafting segment of your adventure begins.
You are outfitted with rubber boots and a life jacket. The river has no whitewater. This relaxing float is the grand finale of your amazing outdoor experience. Watch for bald eagles diving for fish as you float along, or glimpse a river otter sliding off the bank. At the conclusion of the raft trip you are transferred by van back to Skagway.
Included: Bicycle use, helmet (required), and rain gear (if necessary), all float gear including rubber boots. Water and a classic smoked salmon snack will also be provided.
Please note: Passengers must be at least 10 years old and 4'6" in height. Participants must be confident riding a bicycle with handbrakes along approximately five miles of flat, dirt roads. Helmets are required. You must be able to hike 2 miles up and downhill on uneven terrain. You must be confident getting in and out of a raft. Sport shoes and layered clothing are recommended.
Duration: 5.5 hours (Roundtrip from downtown Skagway.)
- Roundtrip transportation
- Rain poncho and rubber boots are provided for the raft portion only
- Hiking poles are available if needed
- Helmet (required) and waterproof gear (if needed)
- Bottled water and light snack of smoked Alaskan salmon
- Minimum age: 10 years old
- Minimum height: 4 feet 6 inches
- Guests must be able to hike 2 miles up and downhill on uneven terrain.
- Guests must be confident getting in and out of a raft
- Guests must be in reasonable physical condition and capable of operating a bicycle
Duration: 4.5 hours. Tour times below are approximate:
- 1.5 hours roundtrip guide narrated transportation
- 20 minutes safety orientation, equipment orientation and instruction
- 1.5 hours bicycle ride through Dyea
- 15 minutes bicycle return and transfer to trailhead
- 1.5 hours hiking on Chilkoot Trail
- 45 minutes guide navigated river float trip
How difficult is this tour?
You have a choice as to how difficult you want your tour to be. If there is a section of the tour that seems too difficult, you can always ride in our support vehicle.
What is the group size?
Groups are small and between 6-12 people for an intimate and personal touring environment.
Will we get wet on the raft ride?
The river float is mild with no whitewater splashing over the side of the raft. Rain ponchos are provided for protection if needed.
How many people fit in a raft?
The river float rafts each hold a maximum of 11 passengers and 1 guide.
How hard is the hiking portion of the tour?
Both uphill and downhill have some steep sections like climbing a staircase, with uneven terrain on dirt surface and rocks and roots to step around.
Will I see any wildlife or bears on this tour?
Wildlife is abundant in Southeast Alaska and sightings are possible on any tour, however this is not a designated wildlife tour and nothing can be guaranteed.
Can I bring a backpack?
Yes, backpacks are allowed. We do generally discourage large/bulky backpacks, or packs that don’t fit very securely, but guests are welcome to ride with them if they fit well and don't pose an obstacle to riding safely. I should also mention that a van is available for gear storage while riding. Many folks that bring a backpack will leave it in the van for the ride if they have a way to carry a camera and other necessary items. Either way is fine and they will have the choice before riding.
Can I bring my own food or drink?
Food and drink are not allowed during this tour.
Are food and drink included?
Bottled water are included.
Are there any age restrictions?
There is a minimum age of 10 years old to participate. Additionally, guests must be at least 4 feet 6 inches tall.
Are there any physical requirements for this tour?
Guests must be in reasonable physical condition and capable of operating a bicycle. Please inform the guides about any other physical limitations.
What type of clothing should I wear?
Layered clothing and sneakers or waterproof boots. Sunglasses and gloves are are also recommended. Sport shoes and layered clothing are recommended.
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