Compare Real Costs
Touring can be an
expensive proposition, but sometimes it turns out to be more expensive
than one expects. When deciding upon tour companies it is
to compare not only what is included in the listed tour price, but to look at what is NOT
included. For example, most companies start their tours like this. "Day 1. We meet in
Anchorage at 9:00 AM and depart
" What is not mentioned here is that you cannot
get to Anchorage at 9:00 AM! You must spend the night before, and the summertime rate at
almost any hotel in Anchorage is over $200! At Alaskabike your
accommodations the night before the tour are always included in the tour price.
Most companies charge extra for their bike rentals. You could bring
your own, but it costs about $100 to ship your bike to Alaska one way! We have found over
95% of our customers use our Cannondale bikes, so we include bike rental in the tour
We not only provide three meals per day on our tours, but also
roadside snacks several times a day consisting of fresh fruit and a variety of nuts,
granola and candy bars, juices, and soft drinks.
We have been on tours that
started out inexpensive, but by the time all the options and 'not included in tour price'
items were added in the cost almost doubled!
That will not happen with Alaskabike! We strive to make our tour
price as inclusive as
What's in a day?
Itís a standard
industry practice to add one day to the number of nights in a tour
description. For example eight day tour will usually contain seven
nights. Usually the number of nights will more closely match the actual
days of the tour. At Alaskbike when we say a tour is seven
days, we mean seven days of guided activities. Our final day
includes a cruise across Prince
William Sound, and then we get you to your hotel or the airport!
Who designs the tours?
We at Alaskabike have personally biked
every mile, hiked every trail, rafted every river, cruised every cruise, slept in every
lodge, and eaten in all the restaurants that are used on our tours. We can also make
the same claim about even more places and activities that are not
on our tours! Along with the input of our guides, who know and love Alaska as we do,
we put together the best possible tours to show off our spectacular state, give you a true
sense of the "real" Alaska, and provide you with a great adventure.
And with our experience as residents, safety and respect
for weather conditions greatly influence our choices. There are places we won't
take you, that 'Outside' companies will, because we don't consider these routes to be safe
or properly supportable.
Having lived in Alaska for over
years, we have seen and
experienced a great deal of what this state has to offer. We know where Industrial Tourism
goes, and we strive to take you to the other places, to where
Alaskans go when we want to get away. In our opinion what is best
is not necessarily the most popular, most expensive, or the easiest. Perhaps you know from
your own area, the most intriguing places are often not the most obvious.
At Alaskabike we
will show you what we know to be the very best of Alaska!