Anchorage Fat Tire Tour

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$125 per person
$125 per person
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1.5 hours biking
Availability : November - April
Min Age : 12+
Max People : 6

Anchorage Fat Tire Biking Tour

The fun keeps rolling when the snow flies! “What a blast! There’s no bad weather, only bad gear…Alaska Trail Guides had ALL the right stuff. Here’s to a first-rate adventure business with awesome owners!” ~ Bev B. TripAdvisor

Price Includes

  • 1.5 hours fat tire biking with a guide
  • Fat tire bike with studded tires
  • Poagies (bar mitts), biking gloves and hand warmers
  • Helmet
  • Insulated overboots

Required

  • Must know how to ride a bike
  • Warm winter layers appropriate for the weather. We recommend dressing like you are going Nordic/Cross country Skiing.

This is an excellent taste of what Anchorage is all about in the winter. Perfect for adventures, families, and those who want to get out and explore our winter wonderland. Fat tire biking will put a smile on your face and make you feel like a kid again. Experience the fat bike phenomenon where it was born. Fat tire biking has become one of the most popular ways for locals and visitors to get out and play in the snow. Anchorage boasts 150 miles of multi-use forested trails in the winter. This tour aims to show you the best of what Anchorage has to offer. There are plenty of stops, stories, and photo ops along the way.

Does your group have varying fitness levels? Upgrade to an electric-assist fat bike and go faster and farther with friends and family. Also, great for the other half who doesn’t own the padded biking shorts.

The key to fat bike comfort is warm head, feet, and hands—Alaska Trail Guides provides pogies, hand warmers, and insulated overboots for these contact points so you’ll be ready for miles of riding! Just come dressed in layers (non-cotton), like you are going out skiing. The length of the trip may vary based on conditions.

Turn it into a full day of fun:

Bikes and Beer are simply two of the most incredible things humankind has ever invented. The only thing that makes beer taste even better is enjoying a locally crafted brew after an epic ride! Alaska Trail Guides has teamed up with Big Swig Tours to bring you the one-and-only Winter Bike and Brew Alaska style. After a morning of great riding, you will have time for lunch downtown before meeting your Hopperator for an afternoon of craft beer tasting at three of Anchorages’ best local breweries. 

Brewery Add-On

In the afternoon, join your Hoperator as they escort you off the beaten path to some of the finest breweries in Anchorage. This experience is as much about the history of Alaskan beers, the masters who brew them, and the locals who drink them as it is about tasting the beers themselves.

Enjoy a minimum of 14 beer tastings from 3 different brewery stops, a selection of appetizers at Midnight Sun Brewing Co., roundtrip transportation, and 4 hours of stories you’ll be sure to recount to your friends back home.

  • Potential brewery stops include:
  • KING STREET BREWING CO.Since opening in 2011, this quaint taproom has become a magnet for locals who know good beer. Proof that even the young cubs can hang with the old grizzlies.
  • MIDNIGHT SUN BREWING CO.Anchorage's oldest brewery, Midnight Sun, has medaled at both the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup. It tastes like victory. BOLD BEER. BREWED HERE.
  • CYNOSURE BREWINGCynosure crafts Belgian-style ales and sociable lagers focusing on balance and drinkability. Enjoy these well-balanced, subtly sophisticated brews in Cynosure's convivial taproom.
  • TURNAGAIN BREWINGOld World Tradition... The Alaskan Way. Turnagain Brewing specializes in Belgian Style and Sour Beers.
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Skills
  • Beginner – I know how to ride a bike, shift gears, and use hand breaks. I can control my speed and direction on the pavement, however, I am new to mountain biking and have never ridden dirt trails or ride off-road once or twice a year.
  • Novice – I have some experience riding dirt trails or off-road terrain and have been mountain biking several times. I can control my bike speed and direction on smooth trails and moderately uneven terrain, but often walk my bike when things get rooty. I am able to anticipate the terrain and know when to shift gears some of the time.
  • Intermediate – I have been mountain biking for at least 2 years and ride regularly. I am able to control my speed and direction on moderately steep and technical singletrack trails which may include tight trees, mud, loose rocks, and sand. I can roll over small obstacles but I don’t take my wheels off the ground. I can anticipate the terrain and know when to shift gears.
  • Advanced – I am a strong rider who has been mountain biking for 5 or more years. I am comfortable climbing and descending steep, technical, and exposed terrain that includes rocks, tree roots, primitive trails, tight switchbacks, short drops, and jumps.
Fitness
  • Leisurely: My main source of exercise is walking or light workouts once or twice a week. I enjoy getting outside and walking or light activity. I prefer mostly flat or downhill terrain. Short, small hill climbs are doable, but less is ok with me. (Less than 200 feet of climbing)
  • Recreational: Weekend warrior or commute to work or do spin classes in the gym, I enjoy an active lifestyle, working out 2 to 3 times a week with an occasional physical challenge. I enjoy gentle rolling terrain and feel great after reaching the top of a hill climb. (Less than 500 feet of climbing)
  • Active: Fitness is central to my life. I ride my bike regularly weekly (spin classes count!) or I work out 4 to 5 times a week physically challenging myself with almost every workout. I enjoy hills and like getting some speed. (Less than 1,000 feet of climbing)
  • Avid: Fitness is my life and everything I do revolves around my workouts and nutrition. I ride my bike an average of 100 miles per week and enjoy a fast pace for an extended time. I love to train, improve, and maybe even race my friends. I enjoy all-terrain!
Reviews
  • star rating  I went to Anchorage off season and Elly was accommodating and out together a great MTB ride for me. She is knowledgeable about the history and wildlife in the area.... read more

    325brenth
    October 28, 2020

    star rating  Had a great experience on the Chugach tour with Elly. She was a fantastic guide, would recommend to anyone visiting the area for the first time like myself. Fat tire... read more

    929robbyw
    June 17, 2020

    star rating  Great equipment, wonderful guide, beautiful weather! Elly was a fantastic! Beautiful scenery and a good workout.

    RallyCap
    March 26, 2021
  • star rating  Ellie was our guide and she was absolutely exceptional!!! She helped us navigate and learn the E-bikes and took us on trails that catered to our skill level!! She also... read more

    lindsay_petillante
    March 30, 2021

    star rating  Our family had a great time on the bike tour. Elly was very accommodating for our group of differing experience levels. She was very patient with everyone, helped us have... read more

    Sunofthebeach
    June 1, 2021

    star rating  Elly was an awesome guide. She took us along a beautiful trail and provided interesting information about the state and it’s economy & history at the same time. She was... read more

    Melinda V
    August 29, 2021
  • star rating  The views in Chugach State Park were amazing, but I enjoyed the deep reds and bright yellows of the changing tundra plants just as much. We biked to an alpine... read more

    Amy B
    September 1, 2021

    star rating  Almost leisurely bike ride along the paved Coastal Trail. Several stops for our excellent guide, Caitlyn, to tell us some history and lore and fun facts. No wildlife... read more

    Dennis L
    September 1, 2021

    star rating  This was a great ride with a very knowledgeable guide. Got to see earthquake park where the 1964 earthquake hit and great city view.

    Wanderer596797
    June 15, 2021
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Covid-19

THINGS TO KNOW

1) Transportation Winter 2021/2022: We ask that you meet your guide at the trailhead where they will have equipment sanitized and ready for your tour. For those who require the AKTG Shuttle, face masks are required to be worn at all times, by everyone when inside the vehicle. 

2) Non-family groups on tours will be asked to stay 6 feet apart to maintain social distancing while biking and while at viewpoints. If you prefer a private tour please select that option during the booking process.

3) Contact tracing: Upon arriving for your tour everyone is checked-in. We are keeping records for potential contact tracing. 

4) Signs of sickness: In the past 7 days, if you have experienced any cold or flu-like symptoms please don’t show up for your tour. Contact us in advance of your activity to reschedule or for a refund. 

5) Face covering: Guides and clients will be required to wear face coverings at all times that social distancing isn’t feasible. Please bring a face covering that goes over your mouth and nose and that stays on keeping your hands free.  

6) Handwashing/sanitizer: Hand wash stations or hand sanitizers will be available at all times. Please wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently.

7) Be prepared:  Recreation is important for the mind and body but we want you all to be safe and take care out there. Please bring ample water, food as we are not providing these this summer to reduce touchpoints.