The Skagway White Pass train and bicycle tour begins by boarding the historic White Pass & Yukon Route narrow-gauge railroad for a scenic hour and a half trip through the coastal mountains to British Columbia, Canada. There you meet your professional guides, versed in the ecology and history of the area, who take you for a short van ride along the scenic Klondike Highway to the summit of the White Pass.
After a bicycle and safety orientation, it is fifteen scenic miles downhill from the summit to the sea! As you coast along the paved Klondike Highway on this one and a half hour bike ride you make multiple stops for photos of the historic White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad, cascading waterfalls, awe-inspiring glaciers, majestic mountains, and other historic sites. You even get to ride your bike across the US border! After your thrilling ride, enjoy time in historic downtown Skagway.
On this tour your senses awaken to sights and sounds of Alaska that can only be experienced on two wheels. This fun excursion offers a unique way to tour Skagway and the surrounding area. Experience the great Northern outdoors, get some fresh air and go biking with Alaska's original bike touring company.
Included: White Pass Train ticket, bicycle use, helmet (required), and rain gear (if necessary). Water available on both train and bike portions.
Please note: Passengers must be at least 13 years old and 4'6" in height. Sport shoes and layered clothing are recommended. Participants should be confident on a bicycle with hand brakes coasting downhill at speeds between 15 and 25 MPH. Passports and other necessary immigration documents are required for US and Canadian border inspection.
Duration: 4.5 hours (Roundtrip from downtown Skagway.)
- White Pass train ticket to Fraser, BC
- Helmet (required) and waterproof gear (if needed)
- Bottled water
- A valid passport is required for all guests on this tour
- Minimum height: 4 feet 6 inches
- Minimum age: 13 years old
- Guests must be in reasonable physical condition and capable of operating a bicycle
Duration: 4.5 hours. Tour times below are approximate:
- 15 minutes transportation to train depot
- 1.75 hours scenic train ride to Fraser, BC
- 20 minutes transportation to start of bike ride
- 25 minutes safety orientation, equipment orientation and instruction
- 1.5 hours bicycle ride back to Skagway, AK
- 15 minutes transportation return to cruise ship
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.
Do I need a passport?
A valid passport is required for all guests on this tour.
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 13 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.
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