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Chugach Mountain Biking Tour

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$125 per person
$125 per person
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3.5 Hours
Availability : June - October
Min Age : 12+
Max People : 8

Big views on fat tires!

” The ride was beautiful. The bikes are so fun to ride. We spotted a moose eating right beside the trail! Great ride for families!” ~ Sightsee538109 TripAdvisor

Price Includes

  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Transportation * Due to Covid-19 we ask those who have their own transportation to meet their guide at the trailhead.
  • Fat tire bike, helmet, and biking gloves
  • Rain pants and jacket
  • Best chance at seeing wildlife in Anchorage

Departure & Return Location

  • Shuttle Bus Stop at the Visit Anchorage Log Cabin Visitor Center  ~  546 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501
  • GROUPS WITH THEIR OWN TRANSPORTATIONFlattop / Glen Alps Trailhead: 13101 Glen Alps Rd, Anchorage, AK 99516

Departure Time

  • 9 AM
  • 2 PM
  • 6:30 PM

Required

  • Must know how to ride a bike and be comfortable shifting gears and using hand breaks
  • Skill Level: beginner
  • Closed toed shoes

Overview

Spend time like a local, with a local!

In just 25 minutes you’ll be at the entrance to Chugach State Park, 2,000 feet above Anchorage. Your guide will take you into the mountains where you’ll have unobstructed views of the city, the Alaska Range including Denali, Cook Inlet, and the Chugach Mountains. Along the way, your guide will share the natural and human history of Anchorage and the surrounding area. 

On your 2-hour mountain bike ride, there are plenty of opportunities for photos along the way on this non-technical, wide doubletrack trail that is packed dirt and gravel. We bike out the valley floor with a gradual incline, making for a fun and fast ride on the way back to the trailhead. The valley is also home to moose, black bear, and Dall sheep, among other wildlife! Make sure to bring your camera.

  • What's a fat bike and why should I experience it?
  • A bike that has tires that are 3.8 inches or wider.
  • Great for every level of rider from the beginner mountain biker to more experienced. Designed to roll easily over small obstacles and float over gravel, dirt, and mud providing a more stable ride.
  • To ride one for the first time is to rediscover biking! Let your inner child out and explore to your hearts content on these bouncy, confident, traction filled tires.
  • Total tour time: 3.5 hours (2 hours mountain biking)
  • Minimum Height: 5'0"
  • Fitness Level: Recreational or Active - moderately strenuous 10 miles
  • Skill Level: beginner
  • Ascent: 800 feet
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Reviews
  •   Our family had such a good ride with Elly @ Alaska Trail Guides. The ride itself was beautiful, the Chugach State Park is gorgeous. The bikes are so... read more

    Sightsee538109
    8/25/2019

      So cool! We visited in August 2020 and this was our first activity since arriving in Anchorage. Elly was knowledgeable and made it super fun. We may or may not... read more

    K4092ZXkatherines
    8/20/2020

      We Did the Coastal Cruise bike and my group was big mix of amateur and intermediate bikers and Ellie & Frankie were really great at making everyone comfortable. It was... read more

    AimieBellosillo
    8/06/2019
  •   Challenging but rewarding, this bike ride takes you through some beautiful trails in Chugach State Park. Our guide was very knowledgeable, personable, and accommodating during the tougher parts of the... read more

    jeremysA8335ZH
    7/01/2020

      Went this morning with guide Elly who also happens to be an owner of this company. Had an outstanding time. She was well knowlegable about Anchorage history and Alaska... read more

    Mubashir S
    9/21/2020

      Derrick was a knowledgeable guide who took great care of us. He and the van driver, Ellie, made sure that our bikes and helmets fit, had water bottles, and that... read more

    dallastravler
    8/08/2019
  •   Perfect way to begin my trip in Anchorage! I was so impressed by my guide’s knowledge...about everything. I learned about plants, wildlife, geological events — but also great tips and... read more

    jemorg09
    6/27/2020

      Frankie and Elly took me on a Kincaid Park adventure, where we did a little single track, got a little muddy and even saw a moose. Everything I wanted in... read more

    travelfan014
    8/09/2019

      This was an excellent tour. the guides know the area and are happy to share their knowledge. It is an easy ride and very safe for even a novice rider.

    mike t
    9/14/2019

Skills & Fitness

  • Mountain Biking 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 trail, 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!
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