Cruising the open road on a motorcycle offers a totally different perspective of Alaska. The 13 State Scenic Byways and one All America Road transport adventuresome riders into the wild, where the views get better with every bend in the road.
Fields of lupine and fireweed line the road and paint the surrounding hillsides and valleys. Berries plump and juicy tempt riders to abandon the road for the tasty, natural delight. Glaciers, mountains and wildlife in every direction – touring Alaska on a motorcycle is as invigorating as it is scenic.
Fly and Ride
Riding a motorcycle to Alaska is the ultimate motorcycle adventure, but there are also options for riders short on time. Fly into Anchorage and rent a bike, or pick up a pre-ordered hog at the House of Harley-Davidson. Get the lay of the land and hit the open road!
Motorcycle rentals, along with custom and organized motorcycle tours of Alaska are available through MotoQuest. Guided or self-guided adventure rides depart from Anchorage for destinations across Alaska, following paved highways and off-the-beaten-track routes to the Kenai Peninsula, Prudhoe Bay, Dawson City and more.
The best time to ride in Alaska is June through early September, but be prepared for all kinds of weather and temperatures. If you plan to go it alone, The Milepost is a helpful guide, which provides mile-by-mile descriptions of all major highways and roads in Alaska and northwestern Canada.