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White Pass Train and Bicycle Tour

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The Skagway White Pass train and bicycle tour begins by boarding the historic White Pass & Yukon Route narrow-gauge railroad for a scenic hour and a half trip through the coastal mountains to British Columbia, Canada. There you meet your professional guides, versed in the ecology and history of the area, who take you for a short van ride along the scenic Klondike Highway to the summit of the White Pass.

After a bicycle and safety orientation, it is fifteen scenic miles downhill from the summit to the sea! As you coast along the paved Klondike Highway on this one and a half hour bike ride you make multiple stops for photos of the historic White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad, cascading waterfalls, awe-inspiring glaciers, majestic mountains, and other historic sites. You even get to ride your bike across the US border! After your thrilling ride, enjoy time in historic downtown Skagway.

On this tour your senses awaken to sights and sounds of Alaska that can only be experienced on two wheels. This fun excursion offers a unique way to tour Skagway and the surrounding area. Experience the great Northern outdoors, get some fresh air and go biking with Alaska's original bike touring company.

Included: White Pass Train ticket, bicycle use, helmet (required), and rain gear (if necessary). Water available on both train and bike portions.

Please note: Passengers must be at least 13 years old and 4'6" in height. Sport shoes and layered clothing are recommended. Participants should be confident on a bicycle with hand brakes coasting downhill at speeds between 15 and 25 MPH. Passports and other necessary immigration documents are required for US and Canadian border inspection.

Duration: 4.5 hours (Roundtrip from downtown Skagway.)

Inclusions:

  • White Pass train ticket to Fraser, BC
  • Helmet (required) and waterproof gear (if needed)
  • Bottled water

Requirements:

  • A valid passport is required for all guests on this tour
  • Minimum height: 4 feet 6 inches
  • Minimum age: 13 years old
  • Maximum weight: 300lbs
  • Guests must be in reasonable physical condition and capable of operating a bicycle
  • Guests must be comfortable riding a bicycle at speeds between 15-20 mph and able to use hand brakes to control their speed

Duration: 4.5 hours. Tour times below are approximate:

  • 15 minutes transportation to train depot
  • 1.75 hours scenic train ride to Fraser, BC
  • 20 minutes transportation to start of bike ride
  • 25 minutes safety orientation, equipment orientation and instruction
  • 1.5 hours bicycle ride back to Skagway, AK
  • 15 minutes transportation return to cruise ship

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the local bike shop. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is not wheelchair or limited mobility accessible.

How difficult is this tour?

You have a choice as to how difficult you want your tour to be. If there is a section of the tour that seems too difficult, you can always ride in our support vehicle. 

What is the group size?

Groups are small and between 6-12 people for an intimate and personal touring environment. 

Do I need a passport?

A valid passport is required for all guests on this tour.

Will I see any wildlife or bears on this tour?

Wildlife is abundant in Southeast Alaska and sightings are possible on any tour, however this is not a designated wildlife tour and nothing can be guaranteed.

Can I bring a backpack?

Yes, backpacks are allowed. We do generally discourage large/bulky backpacks, or packs that don’t fit very securely, but guests are welcome to ride with them if they fit well and don't pose an obstacle to riding safely. I should also mention that a van is available for gear storage while riding. Many folks that bring a backpack will leave it in the van for the ride if they have a way to carry a camera and other necessary items. Either way is fine and they will have the choice before riding.

Can I bring my own food or drink?

Food and drink are not allowed during this tour.

Are food and drink included?

Bottled water is included.

Are there any age restrictions?

There is a minimum age of 13 years old to participate. Additionally, guests must be at least 4 feet 6 inches tall.

Are there any physical requirements for this tour?

Guests must be in reasonable physical condition and capable of operating a bicycle. Please inform the guides about any other physical limitations.

What type of clothing should I wear?

Layered clothing and sneakers or waterproof boots. Sunglasses and gloves are are also recommended.

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Customer Reviews
Sep 2019 - Linying L.

Celeb was our tour guide. He took great care of us and made sure we were safe and comfortable during the entire ride. The downhill ride was thrilling and exciting. My family and I had lots of fun doing this tour.

Aug 2019 - Rita T.

I didn't realize when we booked how many people would be riding down at a time. The group was so large that you really just had to ride your break the entire time. Lost a bit of the trill of a downhill ride.

Aug 2019 - Vincent G.

Great train ride but the windows need to have the ability to be opened for air and better pictures. FANTASTIC BIKE RIDE. Need the option to go on this ride and be in a group that rides as fast as possible down the path.

Jun 2019 - Rachel R.

great excursion although bike ride was scary in the wet and fog. The guides were brilliant though and made us feel very safe

May 2019 - Shaun G.

We wanted a tour that got us off the tour bus and let us experience the real Alaskan air. World class views and all down hill and flat except 100m. Great service from all and personal thanks to Melissa and Taylor for looking after us. Cruisers book direct couldnt be easier and much better value for money. -Mel and Shaun, Dover, UK

Jul 2018 - Vanessa A.

Train ride was beautiful. Would be nice if crew mentioned that the left side of the train is the better side. Bike ride was beautiful!!!! Safety was #1. Stopped for a lot of great pictures.

Jul 2018 - Sandra M.

Awesome train ride and biking down the summit. It was cold and rainy coming down on bikes but the guides were well prepared with goggles and waterproof gear. My husband and I think this was our most favorite part of our Alaska trip.

Jul 2018 - Jeffrey P.

Taking the Train is kind of a Must to do whilst in Skagway. The people running this Bicycle Tour were very nice & helpful. The Bicycle ride however is really 16km of down hill cycling where you are braking more than you are cycling so it's easy enough to do for those of you thinking it may be to strenuous, its NOT

Jul 2018 - Marie And Jay W.

We enjoyed the excursion overall. The trip was just as described, and we had lovely weather. The staff is friendly, and our specific guides were fantastic. One star off because I wish that we had been able to take the bike ride at a little less hectic pace. I was so focused on following the biking protocol (keeping a set distance from the cyclist in front of me, staying to the far right, both hands on the handlebars, breaking with front and back brakes, watching the leader for signals, and staying aware of passing vehicles) that I really didn't enjoy the scenery or experience as I had hoped. I know that the business needs to stick to a fairly rigid schedule in order to accommodate the next group of riders, and there really is no way to avoid the passing traffic. So, all in all, I would recommend this tour. Just don't expect a relaxing ride at your own pace.

Aug 2017 - Susan D.

Outstanding

Jul 2017 - Emily U.

Our Excursion had beautiful weather, so the tour was lovely. The biking portion was very fast. I would have preferred a more leisurely ride. The White Pass Railway is a "must do in Alaska." If you want a little exercise, Choose the train ride/van and hike one of the many hikes surrounding Skagway.

Jul 2017 - Phyllis G.

Our BEST excursion of our Alaskan cruise. The view from the train was stunning, w/ informative commentary given. The bike trip was AWESOME!!! So exhilarating and such beautiful scenery - the guides were very helpful, safety was a priority, and made the trip super-enjoyable!

Jul 2017 - Annemarie H.

Train ride was beautiful and the bike ride was not difficult - mainly all downhill except for one small hill. The guides were patient, laid back and made everyone comfortable.

May 2017 - Richard T.

It was a wonderful time! Richard and Mariellen Pennsylvainia

May 2017 - Roisin H.

Best tour! The train was amazing and the cycle back down the hill was great, our guide was very friendly too. We all loved this one!

May 2017 - Alicia S.

We had the most amazing time on our train and bike tour! We'd never been on a train before and really enjoyed getting to see the Alaskan wilderness from that vantage point, but our absolute favorite part was getting to cruise down the mountain, wind in our face, stopping occasionally to see the sights on bike. our guides Peter, Wesley & Mike were all extremely knowledgeable, fun, gracious and passionate about the area which made our experience that much more enjoyable! We couldn't recommend it more!

May 2017 - Lucinda S.

AWESOME!!!! The train ride was spectacular and so interesting. When we arrived in Frazier, the bike guides were so helpful and great in providing everything we needed. They even took wonderful pictures of the two of us.

Sep 2016 - Ian C.

Great excursion starting with 1.5hr train ride to see all the wonderful scenery and then a great bike ride back down to Skagway....our tour leader Dan was great,explaining things along the way.....would have liked some off road but ride was still good....would recommend.

May 2016 - Bruce K.

I enjoyed this excursion very much. It was all I expected it to be and would recommend it to anyone. Good value for money.

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