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A local favorite! “The ride on the Peninsula was breathtaking (in a good way!) and exceeded expectations for its views and the experience of riding the trail. I am so glad I found this service and truly appreciated the expertise of Elly to allow me a sample of Alaska on two wheels!” ~ Ryan S., TripAdvisor
“May your trails be crooked, winding, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” – Edward Abbey
Maximize your time, and let us take you to the best of what Alaska has to offer. Mountain biking trails on the Kenai Peninsula are great for intermediate and experienced cyclists. These longer singletrack trails offer cross-country rides from 5 to 50 miles!
Your all-inclusive mountain biking tour includes pickup from Downtown Anchorage or Girdwood with transportation to our favorite trails on the Kenai Peninsula. High-quality full-suspension mountain bikes, helmets, and gloves are included, and your guide will outfit you at the trailhead. Don’t worry; we have plenty of water and snacks for our mountain biking adventure!
The Kenai Peninsula mountain bike rides are full-day tours because they can require up to 1.5 hours of travel time in each direction, depending on which trail we ride and if we pick you up in Anchorage or Girdwood. The drive is one of the most scenic byways the nation offers, with panoramic views of mountains, ocean, and glaciers. Geared for active individuals or groups who want to experience big rides with big views on some of the best trails Alaska offers.
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 guarantee, but we saw a cow moose very up-close and personal. Solid, well maintained bikes and equipment. (Longer would have been better, but we got what we booked, so that is not a critique.)
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.
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 lake with crystal clear water. Our guide, Caitlin, knew where to look for blueberries and we stopped to pick and eat blueberries along the way and again at the lake. Caitlin also had an eye to see wildlife that I would have missed. On the way down she spied a bull and cow moose grazing together in the valley below us. If we go back to Anchorage I would like to do this ride again.
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 a great time, and provided some great info and history on the area. We loved it and would highly recommend this tour.
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 very upbeat & approachable. She also spotted a mama and a baby moose - the baby only 10 feet off the trail -
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 my first biking experience in Alaska. They are fun to be around and knowledgeable of bikes and the area. They will ride at your pace and just want you to have the best bike riding experience. My next trip to Alaska, I plan to book the glacier bike riding tour. I can’t wait.
This was my second time visiting Anchorage and my third and fourth tours with Alaska Trail Guides. On this trip I did the Pedals and Paws trip and the Singletrack... read more Sampler. Just like the last time, it was a wonderful experience, Frankie and Elly are great at what they do and Derek is an excellent guide as well.
Our group for Pedal and Paws was a mixed bag of experience levels with biking, and they made sure everyone had a great time. Seeing the sled dogs and riding on the sled was so much fun!
The bike tour of Earthquake Park in Anchorage, AK was so much fun! This was my first excursion during my Alaskan getaway trip. The tour guides, Elly and Stephanie, were... read more knowledgeable, experienced and highly accommodating. My group wanted to gather mud for facials since it’s reportedly very beneficial for your skin. Elly and Stephanie helped us safely venture out and gather the mud during low tide. So appreciative to have funny, upbeat and adventurous guides. Oh, did I mention the moose??! We saw several moose! This excursion is a MUST. Loved every minute.
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 It was the highlight of my trip. I cannot recommend Alaska Trail Guides enough.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.