Northern Exposure Fat Tire Bike and Rail Tour

Northern Exposure Fat Tire Bike and Rail Tour
Day Trips & Excursions > Rail Tours > Rail Tour
$525
Duration: 10 to 11 hrs
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Description

Willow, originally Alaska's largest gold mining district, is now the official home of the Iditarod Dog Sled Race Start. The love of dog mushing in Willow makes it an ideal location for winter recreation. Local trails are maintained daily, providing the best possible conditions for Fat Tire Biking. Our fat tire bikes are studded and designed to handle winter riding conditions. We provide high quality equipment and winter gear to keep you warm so you can enjoy the experience.  

Along with the Iditarod Trail, there are nice wide maintained trails and scenic lake loops that make for a fun ride. Afterward, drive to Talkeetna, often cited as the town the show Northern Exposure was based on. Enjoy a tasty lunch at the Roadhouse, and stroll around the picturesque town, getting a great view of Denali when it’s visible. Around 5 pm, you’ll catch the train back to Anchorage and will then be transferred to your hotel.

HIGHLIGHTS
- Soak in gorgeous views and keep an eye out for wildlife such as moose and bald eagles 
- 2 hour bike ride on well maintained and groomed trails over frozen lakes and through woods with a local, experienced guide  
- Views of Denali 
- Visit the small town of Talkeetna and have lunch at the Roadhouse
- All inclusive biking trip: round trip transportation including train ticket, biking equipment, snacks and water  
- Small-group ensures a personalized experience

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
Let a local lead the way from Anchorage to Willow and beyond on this 10 hour tour. Meet your guides at the Log Cabin Visitor Center in Downtown Anchorage and drive north to Willow.  Your guides will outfit you with an insulated helmet, googles, a fat tire bike and pogies (bar mits) and gloves to keep your hands warm. Take off and explore endless miles of peaceful winter wonderland on well maintained trails which will be chosen based on the groups overall ability level to ensure an enjoyable ride. 

Hop off your bike back at the van and enjoy some hot chocolate on your drive north to Talkeetna, originally a riverboat steamer station which supported the gold mining boom. Enjoy a hot lunch at the Roadhouse before heading out to explore the small town on foot. It's a short walk to the river bank where, on clearer days, you can enjoy panoramic views of Denali. 

Sit back and relax on the train ride back to Anchorage. Our nights come early in the winter and this 3 hour train ride gives you the opportunity to watch for the Northern Lights.

Willow, originally Alaska's largest gold mining district, is now the official home of the Iditarod Dog Sled Race Start. The love of dog mushing in Willow makes it an ideal location for winter recreation. Local trails are maintained daily, providing the best possible conditions for Fat Tire Biking. Our fat tire bikes are studded and designed to handle winter riding conditions. We provide high quality equipment and winter gear to keep you warm so you can enjoy the experience.  

Along with the Iditarod Trail, there are nice wide maintained trails and scenic lake loops that make for a fun ride. Afterward, drive to Talkeetna, often cited as the town the show Northern Exposure was based on. Enjoy a tasty lunch at the Roadhouse, and stroll around the picturesque town, getting a great view of Denali when it’s visible. Around 5 pm, you’ll catch the train back to Anchorage and will then be transferred to your hotel.