A week of bicycling in Alaska

Quick Facts

  • Route: Denali National Park – Valdez, Alaska (Denali Hwy – Richardson Hwy)
  • Distance: 350 miles (270 miles/430 kms on bicycle, 80 miles/130 kms hitchhiking),
  • Duration: 7 days/6 nights
  • Daily Average: 40 miles, 6-7 miles per hour, 6-7 hours of riding per day
  • Road Condition: 135 miles gravel, rest paved road.
  • Terrain: Hilly
  • Elevation: start-2000ft, max-4000ft, end-sea level (max elevation gain at a stretch-1000ft)
  • Lodging: 5 nights tent pitching, 1 night at a lodge.
  • Food: Cooking along the way / packed snacks / at lodges.
  • Bicycle: Cannondale Silk Path 24″
  • Photo Travelogue: http://confusionart.com/photoblog/index.php?x=alaska

Overall Route

Overall route

Detailed Route

Detailed route

  • Day1: Denali National Park – Cantwell (A->B), 30 miles
  • Day2: Cantwell – Gracious House (B->C), 52 miles
  • Day3: Gracious House – Mc Lauren Lodge (C->D), 40 miles
  • Day4: McLauren Lodge – Paxson (D->E), 42 miles
  • Day5: 45 miles
    • Paxson – near Hogan -Hill (E->F), 20 miles
    • (Hitchhike)  Hogan Hill – Glennallen (F->G), 50 miles
    • Glennallen – Willow Creek (G->H), 25 miles
  • Day6: 30 miles
    • Willow Creek – Pump Station 12 (H->I), 25 miles
    • (Hitchhike) Pump Station 12 – Ptarmigan (I->J), 30 miles
    • Ptarmigan – Worthington Glacier (J->K), 5 miles
  • Day7: Worthington Glacier – Valdez (K->L), 35 miles
  • Day8: (Ferry) Valdez – Whittier (L->M)

2 thoughts on “A week of bicycling in Alaska

  1. holy cow.. we are glad to see you alive after all. You really need ‘guts’ to plan something like this. The photos are awesome too. Bravo!

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