Chugach Mountain Biking Tour

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$135 per person
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4 Hours
Availability : June - October
Min Age : 12+
Max People : 8

Chugach Mountain Bike Tour

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
  • Fat tire bike & helmet
  • 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

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Spend time like a local, with a local!

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 Anchorage’s natural and human history and the surrounding area.

Spend up to 2.5 hours exploring the front range of the Chugach Mountains by bike, covering between 8 and 10 miles round trip. There are plenty of opportunities for photos along the way on this non-technical, wide doubletrack trail that is packed dirt and gravel.

Experience a fat tire mountain bike and ride into the mountains, along the valley floor, gradually climbing towards a summit pass. Earn panoramic views on your way out and enjoy the fun and fast ride on the way back to the trailhead. Just off-the-beaten-path, providing excellent opportunities to view moose, black bear, Dall sheep, and other wildlife! You won’t want to forget your camera on this off-the-beaten-path adventure.

  • Total tour time including transportation time: 4 hours* 2.5 hours biking or 10 miles, whichever comes first.
  • Minimum Height: 5'0"

What is a Fat Tire 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.
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Reviews
  • star rating  This was the first activity we did after arriving in Alaska. Even though it was cold and drizzling and we are not expert mountain bikers, it was awesome. Our guide... read more

    bdelsavio
    July 27, 2021

    star rating  Our guide was great. We took breaks at appropriate times, saw moose on our ride, and Caitlyn shared some Alaska history. Equipment was great. We would highly recommend

    jimwL4129FB
    September 4, 2021

    star rating  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
    August 20, 2020
  • star rating  Excellent bike tour along the coastal bike trail starting at Earthquake Park. Very scenic and an easy ride for all levels of riders. Guide was friendly and helpful.... read more

    Llsbsk
    July 5, 2021

    star rating  Great and knowledgeable guides. Very patient with newbies and challenged the fit. Thanks for a fun time. Recommend to all.

    Daydream293809
    June 5, 2021

    star rating  This was a fantastic informative bike tour- Ellie and Frankie were so knowledgeable (able to answer all questions from our group ages 10-50) and fun! The pickup at the... read more

    NinaPEast
    August 18, 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  We had a great experience with Elly and Frankie on the bike tour. They were very knowledgeable and made for a fun and safe experience. The equipment was in excellent... read more

    Dana
    August 3, 2021

    star rating  I cannot recommend Alaska Trail Guides highly enough. I took the Kenai Peninsula tour with Elly and was impressed and delighted throughout. The pre-ride coordination and communication were top notch... read more

    ryanswartz
    September 1, 2019

MOUNTAIN BIKING SKILLS

BEGINNER
I know how to ride a bike, shift gears, and use hand breaks. Controlling my speed and direction is easy for me on the pavement. However, I am new to mountain biking and have never ridden dirt trails or only ridden off-road once or twice.

NOVICE
Some experience biking dirt trails and have been mountain biking several times. Smooth trails are easy for me as long as there are minimal roots and rocks small, gradual hills. Anticipating the terrain and knowing when to shift gears is something I struggle with.

INTERMEDIATE
I have been mountain biking for at least two years and bike regularly. Anticipating the terrain, controlling my speed, and shifting gears is something I am good at on moderately steep and technical singletrack, including trees, loose rocks, and sand. Rolling over small obstacles is possible. However, my wheels need to stay on the ground.

I am confident and successful in executing the following bike handling skills on a variety of singletrack:

Shifting – anticipate the terrain and shift gears accordingly most of the time.
Descending – I am comfortable and balanced standing up off of my seat and maintain level pedals for the entire descent.
Speed Control and Braking – momentum helps me climb rolling terrain, and I use my front and back brakes independently when required.

ADVANCED
Mountain biking for five or more years, I am comfortable climbing and descending steep, technical, exposed terrain, including rock gardens, tree roots, primitive trails, tight switchbacks, short drops, and jumps. Shifting early and often to anticipate the terrain, accelerating out of turns and burns, descending with minimum breaking makes for a fast and fun ride!

FITNESS

Leisurely
My primary exercise is walking or light workouts once or twice a week. I prefer mostly flat or downhill terrain. Short, small hill climbs are doable, but less is ok with me. Forty-five minutes of light activity at a time for me is good.

RECREATIONAL or MEDIUM INTENSITY
An active lifestyle is important to me, but working out isn’t my life. Bike commute to work, weekend warrior rides, or a spin class keeps me fit. Two to three workouts a week provide enough physical challenge for me.

I enjoy gentle rolling terrain and feel great after reaching the top of a moderate hill climb.

ACTIVE
Fitness is central to my life. I ride my bike weekly, spin classes, or a Peloton Bike count! Four to five workouts a week is typical, and I enjoy being physically challenged. I want hills and like getting some speed. (Less than 1,000 feet of climbing)

 AVID or HIGH INTENSITY
Fitness is my life, and everything I do revolves around my workouts and nutrition. Bike rides can average one hundred miles a week, and I enjoy a fast pace for an extended time. Competing in races is a great motivation to continue to stay fit. Training is part of my lifestyle as I am an athlete who loves to improve, experience all types of terrain, and go out for long training sessions or fun rides with friends on the weekends.

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