Rainforest Bicycle Tour

  • Rainforest Bicycle Skagway Alaska
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    The dirt trail is relatively flat throughout the tour requiring casual pedaling. Enjoy the views!
  • Skagway bicycle tours
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    Surrounded by sitka spruce, western hemlock, and red cedar, the wet smells of this forest are invigorating
  • Dyea Flats bicycle tour
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    The rainforest trails exit out into Dyea Flats which reveals the Taiya River flowing into the inlet
  • Bicycle Tours in Skagway
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    Wildflowers are in full effect depending on the time of year you’re visiting
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    Just dress casually with athletic footwear and we’ll take care of the rest!
If you've never been to Alaska, you might not think 'rainforest' first and foremost. In fact, the Tongass National Forest is not only the largest National Forest in the country, but is part of the largest temperate rainforest in the world! There's no better way to explore this diverse landscape than on a bicycle with an informative guide explaining not only the ecology, but the history along the way. The Rainforest Bicycle Tour is a 5-mile ride on relatively flat terrain surrounded by Sitka spruce, western hemlock, and red cedars. Cruise through the rainforest and out into the tidal flats of Dyea, a forgotten ghost town that once rivaled Skagway in the days of the Gold Rush. This tour is a great way to get out of the busy port and into Alaska's beautiful landscape on one of these small-group Skagway tours.

What to expect and what not to expect with this Skagway shore excursion

Starting with a 10-mile bus ride out to historic Dyea, you'll learn about the history of the area. Dyea, which is the epitome of a modern-day ghost town, was once home to over 10,000 gold-crazed miners at the turn of the 20th century. Rivaling Skagway at one point in time, Dyea was much closer to the infamous Chilkoot Trail and a popular unloading spot for inbound supplies and equipment. On this Skagway shore excursion, you'll ride right past the Chilkoot Trail, putting you right in the thick of the history that shaped this area over 100 years ago. Few guiding companies are permitted for tours in Dyea which helps to make this an intimate setting surrounded by lush Alaskan vegetation.

  • 3 hours duration
  • 5-mile biking on flat, dirt terrain
  • Surrounded by Alaska's lush temperate rainforest
  • A surprising amount of history - Chilkoot Trail, Dyea, gold rush remnants
  • Intimate 1:6 guide ratio
  • Lunch is not included on this tour
  • No aggressive mountain biking on this ride

To add a hike with this excursion, consider this combination:

Minimum Ages, Cancellations, Accessibility, Etc.


  • Minimum Age: The minimum age to participate on this Skagway shore excursion is 10 years old and all participants must be 4'6" in height.
  • Accessibility: Must be comfortable riding 5 miles on a bicycle in relatively flat terrain with easy pedaling. Tour time and distance may vary depending on group.
  • Cancellation Policy: In the event your cruise ship is late, delayed, or doesn't make it into port we always issue a full refund for the tour. Changes or cancellations are allowed up to 14 days prior to the tour departure with absolutely no penalty. Including 'Flex Cancel' allows cancellations and refunds up to 24-hours before the tour. Any cancellations made within 14 days of the tour departure (or within 24-hours with Flex Cancel) are nonrefundable.
  • What to Wear: Sport shoes and layered clothing are recommended. A helmet, rain/wind jacket and pants, and fleece gloves will be provided.
For availability and timing, complete the information on the sidebar
TOUR TIMEMeeting TIMEdurationdrop-off timeavailable
8:00 a.m.7:45 a.m.3 hours11:00 a.m.7 days/week
12:30 p.m.12:15 p.m.3 hours3:30 p.m.7 days/week
  • Adult Rate: $95.00
  • Child Rate: $75.00
  • + 5% sales tax
You've got questions, we've got answers
Q:How difficult in the bicycling component?
This is designed as a scenic tour as the bicycling component is rated as easy. The terrain is relatively flat with lots of stopping points at historic sites along the way. If you can ride a bike, you can take this tour!
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