Average daily distance: 80km (50 miles)
No. of cycling days: 9 (2 are optional)
Vehicle support: 90%
Terrain and route: surface 90% tarmac, 10% unsurfaced, some substantial hills, but overall the trip is not demanding. Routes follow a mix of main highways and backroads, with little traffic outside towns.
11 nights in a mixture of comfortable hotels, motels, lodges and cabins; all rooms en suite except in cabins.
11 breakfasts and 10 lunches included.
Routes follow a mix of main highways and backroads, with little traffic outside towns. Alaska is remote - though many of the roads are in good condition you should expect potholes and poor road conditions on some sections. The roads are generally free of heavy traffic, although we do use some remote highways and these could be a little crowded in summer.
There is no vehicle support when cycling in Denali National Park, otherwise the trip is fully supported. Hybrid bikes are ideal for this trip and flat bars are preferable, but a good strong tourer will suffice (though make sure you have suitably low gearing). Terrain varies from flat to hilly and also mountainous in some areas. There are some longish climbs, requiring good fitness and also some steep descents.
Day 7 and 8 are particularly strenuous as we are cycling in a mountainous region with elevation gains of up to 800 metres.
You should be aware that cycling of all kinds has its dangers and that accidents can happen from time to time. Please ensure that both you and your bike are properly prepared for the riding you are going to do.
Normal group size and age
Normally 6 to 12, plus leader. Minimum age 16.
The vast majority of Exodus adventures are adult group holidays. Groups are always small in size. We strongly believe that this adherence to small groups means a better experience for all; more time with your guide, less waiting around and a reduced impact on the communities and environments visited.
Each group is generally made up of like-minded travellers - with singles, couples and friends all joining in together. All these trips are suitable for single travellers, but if you prefer to travel with clients booking individually, please see our Solo Departures page.
In order to provide a more accurate cycle holiday grading system, where a cycling trip falls between two grades we use an intermediate or split grade, for example Moderate/Challenging. Clearly, conditions may differ from region-to-region or month-to-month and as such the information given on these pages is designed to act as a guide to your cycling holiday only. In all cases you should refer to the Trip Notes for further details.
Exodus is always looking to improve our current itineraries and to offer something different. With many new trips this year, there is something unique and different to try every year.
Cycling: Our cycling holidays come in all shapes and sizes; from gentle self-guided trips in the Veneto, to tackling the High Atlas in Morocco, or exploring the length of Vietnam.
Wildlife: Trips may be wholly wildlife focused, or contain an element of wildlife viewing within a less specific itinerary.
Wilderness: Visit the deserts, jungles, plateaux, tundra and mountains of all seven continents, including Antarctica.