Embark on an epic cycling journey from Haines to Skagway along the on the exhilarating Golden Circle route. Traverse 360 miles through some of the most awe-inspiring scenery in Alaska and Canada, bordering three National and Provincial parks that constitute the largest protected wilderness area globally.
Prepare for approximately 7 days of cycling over paved roads, covering the remarkable distance of 360 miles. Begin your adventure by riding out of Haines alongside the majestic Chilkat River, passing through the Tlingit village of Klukwan and along the Klehini River, where the Chilkat bald eagle preserve awaits. Pedal towards the Canada border crossing, taking in the breathtaking views along the way.
Ascend over Haines Pass to reach the Yukon Plateau, cycling amidst scenic alpine lakes and expansive mountain vistas en route to Haines Junction. From there, continue along the Alaska Canada Highway towards Whitehorse, immersing yourself in the stunning landscapes.
Leaving Whitehorse, journey southward along the Klondike Highway towards Carcross, where the route takes a thrilling descent down the highway to the historic gold rush town of Skagway. Experience the rich history and natural beauty of the region as you cycle through this iconic route, capturing the essence of the Klondike gold rush era while reveling in the unparalleled landscapes of Alaska and Canada.
Please note that this route requires planned overnight accommodations and rests along the way. You can plan your journey independently or join a guided tour, such as the local Sockeye Cycle Company's Golden Circle Tour. This comprehensive tour includes full vehicle support and combines comfortable wilderness camping with stays at local B&Bs and hotels, ensuring a seamless and unforgettable cycling experience. Learn more at sockeyecycle.com .