From ocean views and mountainscapes to a bustling downtown, exploring Anchorage is an adventure like no other. What better way to take in the epic scenery than by combining two activities: hiking and biking?
With Alaska Trail Guides, you can do exactly that! Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or a city slicker, our Biking Tour Combined With Our Most Popular Hike is a must-do. This activity showcases the best of Anchorage’s vibrant wilderness on a day tour.
If you only have a few days in our neck of the woods and want to enjoy the outdoors, look no further. You’ll be able to explore some of the city’s most iconic spots and hidden gems, including the beautiful Chugach Mountains, and gaze out over the Cook Inlet at Kincaid Park.
This guided bike ride and hike gives you an in-depth history of Anchorage with spectacular views. It’s a great way to ground yourself in the urban wilderness that you would expect from Alaska while actively exploring. Don’t forget to take your camera – you’re sure to find some amazing views along the way!
Get in touch with our experienced and friendly team to answer any questions you may have, though we hope this blog will give you an in-depth insight into touring Anchorage by foot and bicycle.
Why Combine Hiking and Biking in Anchorage?
The combination of biking and hiking on one tour offers the perfect sightseeing adventure, as you can go from exploring the city to taking on the mountain trails – all in one day. Not only that but this active adventure gets your whole body engaged in the experience on foot and by bike!
Get ready to see the city of Anchorage, an urban wilderness, and a city tour like nothing you have ever experienced before. Take in the natural sights and sounds that come along with the journey and always keep an eye out for moose!
Combining the city and the mountains, our journey begins in the sprawling Kincaid Park, along the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, on to Westchester Lagoon, before two hours of free time in downtown Anchorage. Don’t worry, we’ll provide you with plenty of recommendations for great local places to eat and shop!
After you’ve refueled, you will meet with your hiking guide before heading to the Chugach Mountains to immerse yourself in nature. Offering spectacular panoramic views, this tour gives you a taste of everything Anchorage is known for.
What to Expect When Hiking and Biking in Anchorage
Our bike and hike tour in and around Anchorage is a full-day excursion that covers a vast array of landscapes. The total tour time includes a three-hour bike tour, a two-hour break for lunch in downtown Anchorage, and a five-hour hiking tour.
These times include transportation, too. The bike ride covers 9.5 miles in two hours and the hike is roughly six miles covered in four hours. We like to pace things to suit every traveler, so these leisurely activities are suitable for beginners and experienced riders and hikers.
Beyond logistics, you can look forward to visiting some of Anchorage’s most popular parks and spotting wildlife both by bike and foot. Everywhere you go there is always the chance to see moose, bears, bald eagles, and other Alaskan wildlife.
Plus, your guide will be there to provide you with all the information you need to help you find the most beautiful and memorable spots. They’ll also share a vast knowledge of flora, fauna, and geology.
How Fit Do I Need to Be to Hike and Bike in Anchorage?
As we mentioned, our hike and bike tour is set at a leisurely pace to suit most riders and hikers. Ahead of undertaking this epic day trip, we only ask that travelers know how to ride a bike, use hand brakes, and shift gears.
For hiking, you should also be comfortable walking on uneven terrain for up to six miles. Pretty straightforward, right?
We also provide trekking poles upon request for the hiking portion of our day trip. If you’d like to talk more about the terrain itself and what to expect, don’t hesitate to drop us a line. Our experienced team is here to help you feel as comfortable as possible ahead of joining us.
Are you tempted by our hiking and biking tour in Anchorage? We sure hope so. But, if this doesn’t sound like your kind of trail, Anchorage has a vast selection of other hiking and biking trails. So it’s easy to find the perfect outing for you, regardless of your skill level.
From city streets to rugged mountains, there’s something out there for everyone! Trust us, we’ve biked and hiked everything Anchorage has to offer. However, if you do want to contact us with any questions about prepping for a hike or bike ride, please do! We’re happy to help ahead of your adventure.