… “I decided that for a while I will live this life. I can’t give up all this freedom and simple beauty “… this wrote Christopher McCandless who is the Supertramp of the famous book” Into the wild “… and this is inevitably how you feel in front of the power and splendor of nature that in the Wild Lands Alaska is expressed in all their being … obviously on the road.
Departure from Italy with scheduled flight operated by Condor Airways. Arrival in Anchorage in the late morning. Processing of customs formalities. Meeting with the local assistant for the pick-up to the hotel. Overnight stay.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from your hotel to collect the rented motorcycles. Our adventure "in the wild lands" begins. First stop is the Copper River crossroads to the west where you will arrive in the afternoon by visiting, reaching it along the way the Matanuska Glacier whose 43 km long glacial tongue makes it the largest glacier in Alaska. Arrival in Copper Mine where the gold rush still leaves its mark. Accommodation and overnight stay at the hotel.
Free breakfast. We go into the unspoiled nature of Alaska along the 60 unpaved miles that lead us to McCarthy, a still intact small town of miners and gold miners that bring you back to the times of the real wild Alaska of the gold miners. Return to Copper River in the afternoon. Overnight stay.
You head south again to Valdez through Elias National Park and Preserve, the largest United States National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and biosphere reserve. You will cross the Thompson Pass, considered one of the most scenic passes in the world, as you gaze upon the magnificent glaciers. Arrival in Valdez, one of the most important ports in Alaska, where the Valdez Oil Terminal resides, the southernmost point of the pipeline known as the Alaska Pipeline. Free meals. Possibility of a mini cruise through the glaciers of Columbia Glacier in the Prince William Strait. Overnight stay.
Breakfast at the hotel. You return north following the US 4 which led you to Valdez until you reach the heart of the Alaska Range, Paxson. From Paxson you will take the Denali Hwy for about 40 km to the shores of Lake Tangle. Overnight stay.
Free breakfast. Continue north through the incredible landscapes of the Alaska Range mountain range formed by enormous volcanoes with altitudes ranging from 3557 meters of Mount Russel to 5304 meters of Mount Foraker. All these volcanoes are part of the famous "Ring of Fire" which is nothing more than the convergent edge where the Pacific tectonic plate slips below that of North America. The road takes you to the edge of the Arctic Circle to Fairbanks along the Richardson Highway, the oldest and most scenic road in Alaska. Arrival in Fairbanks, the gold mining town with a possible visit to the University of Alaska Museum or opt for a cruise on the Chena River aboard the classic Sternwheeler. Free meals. Overnight stay in Fairbanks.
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day. You are on the edge of the Arctic Circle where the second city of Alaska lies at the foot of the White Mountain glaciers, the main focus of the Gold Rush. You can visit the Museum of the North in the University of Fairbanks whose purpose is to catalog and preserve the cultural and natural heritage of Alaska and the Arctic Circle or you can visit the Gold Dredge mine # 9 with the explanation of the history of the gold rush on board a steam train. From here also begin the legendary Dalton Highway that runs to the North Pole ... Or relax and enjoy the Thermal Waters at Chena Hot Spring, an hour's drive from Fairbanks. Overnight stay in Fairbanks.
Breakfast at the hotel. The route proceeds along the scenic Parks Highway where various stops can be made. You will arrive in the afternoon at McKinley Chalet Resort along the Parks Highway right on the edge of Denali National Park where you can see the majestic Mount Denali (formally Mt. McKinley) and admire brown bears along the banks of the Susitna River. Overnight stay.
Free breakfast. You will visit the largest park in Alaska where you will have the opportunity to admire the beauty of animals such as Brown Bears and Grizzlies, wolves and the famous White-Headed Sea Eagle which is the symbol of the USA. Return to the hotel in the afternoon. Overnight stay.
Free breakfast. You continue south along the Parks Highway through Talkeetna, a commercial base when a gold deposit was discovered on the Susitna River. Continue on the Road along one of the most important roads in the world, the historic US 1 heading south towards Seward until you reach Kenai Fjords National Park. As you proceed along the picturesque Turnagain Channel you can see sheeps climbing on rocky cliffs, moose, bears and eagles or ... whales in the sea. Free meals. Overnight stay in Seward.
Free breakfast. For your penultimate stage we go by road to the most southern point of the nation, Homer whose nickname is precisely "At the end of the road" from which you could enjoy the spectacle of the Kenai Peninsula with its peaks and glaciers that extend indefinitely. Overnight stay.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from our hotel to return to Anchorage, the final stage of our road trip in the Wild Lands. Arrival and return of the motorcycles in the afternoon. Return to the hotel and rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport and departure for Italy on a flight operated by Condor Airways
Expected arrival in Italy in the afternoon
Tariff per person, starting from:
|Departure||Pilota e passeggero/Una moto/Camera dopppia||Pilota/Una moto/Camera doppia|
|From 8 August 2020 to 21 August 2019||€ 5,940||-||-||-|
|From 8 August 2020 to 21 August 2020||-||-||-||€ 6,940|
Individual participation fees, starting from:
|Price per person|
|Rider and passenger / One motorcycle / Double room||€ 5,940.00|
|Rider / A motorcycle / Double room||€ 6,940.00|
|Suppl. Single||On request|
|Airport fees||€ 310.00|
|Entry fee||€ 65.00|
OPERATIVE FLIGHTS INDICATIVE
LH 259 08AUG MXP / FRA 0630 0750
DE2050 08AUG FRA / ANC 1040 1030
DE2050 20AUG ANC / FRA 1555 1325 + 1
LH 254 21AUG FRA / MXP 1650 1800
EXPECTED OR SIMILAR HOTELS
Anchorage: The Historic Anchorage (4 *)
Copper River: Copper River Princess Lodge (4 *)
Valdez: Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn (4 *)
Paxson: The Lodge at Black Rapids (4 *)
Fairbanks: Springhill Suite by Marriot (4 *)
Denali Ntl Park: Grizzly Bear Resort (3 *)
Seward: Windsong Lodge (4 *)
Homer: Aspen Suites Hotel (3 *)
The tariff includes
The tariff does not include
Duration: 92 days / 91 nights
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