FAT BIKE TOURS

MULTIPLE TOURS TO CHOOSE FROM!

Click on a tour name below to jump to the tour description or scroll down and peruse all options. Most tours are available year-round!

ADVENTURE TOUR – bike on historic trails thru the rainforest, year-round
GLACIER CITY TOUR – bike multi-use and single-track trails, year-round
BUDS & BREWS  pedal to a pint! year-round
BORE TIDE TOUR watch adventurers surf the wave
FAT TIRE FOODIE TOUR – foodie fun, year round
GIRD TO BIRD TOUR – bike scenic Turnagain Arm on a paved trail.

PRIVATE TOURS
HAVE YOUR OWN BIKE? HIRE A GUIDE

Girdwood Bike Adventures will meet you anywhere in and around Girdwood to start your bike tour.


FAT TIRE ADVENTURE TOUR

YEAR ROUND TOUR! Trek through beautiful rainforest multi-use trails passing waterfalls (summer months), old growth threes, streams and glacier fed rivers. Trail selection is based on the guide’s discretion taking into account the group size, ability, and current condition of the trail.

1 to 6 people: $85 per person
2 Hours

Departures Daily
Based on availability

Fully Guided Tour Includes:
Helmet and fat tire bike.


GLACIER CITY TOUR – The Girdwood Local Tour

Customized to fit your ideal bike trip.

Journey around beautiful Glacier Valley, on various multi-use trails through the rainforest and along glacier fed creeks learning about Alaska, Girdwood’s rich history, and the surrounding environment! We even offer an easy-paced mostly downhill option for guests who just want to cruise, OR single-track trails under the canopy of old-growth trees for a more off-the-beaten-path experience.

This tour is exactly what excites you. Describe what interests you most… and we will create a wonderful tour just for you. If you are in the mood to cruise, I have a great route through Girdwood that is 85% downhill, then you load the Glacier Valley Transit Bus at the end of the tour to take you back to your local Girdwood accommodations or vehicle.

1 to 7 people: Starting at $85 per person
2 Hours

Departures Daily
Based on availability

Fully Guided Tour Includes:
Helmet and fat tire bike.


BUDS & BREWS

YEAR-ROUND TOUR! Cruise around Girdwood, on and off-trail. After a nice ride, we will stop at the Herbal Cache. You can peruse the store and pick-up a treat for later. We then ride to a local watering hole or restaurant of your choice. You can choose to stay and take the Glacier Valley Transit bus to the location of choice via various stops along their route in Girdwood, or we can bike-on after a short stop.

Various Locations to Choose From:
Girdwood Brewing Company, Jack Sprat, Sakura Asian Bistro, Double Musky, Sitzmark Bar & Grill, Chair 5, Silvertip Grill, Aurora Bar & Grill. Please Note: impaired biking is not permitted.

1 to 7 people: $50
1.5 Hours

Departures Daily
Based on availability

Fully Guided Tour Includes:
Helmet and fat tire bike.


BORE TIDE TOUR

Bike along scenic Turnagain Arm to Bird Point.

The paved path runs between shore and glacier-covered mountains. You’re likely to see wildlife along the way, including beluga whales and other sea mammals in the inlet and big game on dry land, such as Dall sheep. Part of the trail uses the old road, which was rerouted, and part of the trail occupies an old rail bed. Along the trail are interpretive signs about the various interesting geologic features.

Dramatic views of the water and mountains lead to the Bird Point lookout. With panoramic views of Turnagain Arm, Bird Point is the perfect place to watch the Bore Tide. The bore tide is a huge wave advancing down Turnagain Arm in a wall of water… up to 10-feet high! It’s a dramatic show of nature’s power for sure. You will often see adventurers surfing and kayaking the wave! Bore tides come in after extreme minus low tides created by the full or new moon.

1 to 7 people: $85 per person
Active Biking: 2 to 2.5 Hours
Roundtrip: 6 to 13 miles RT from AKRR Depot
2-3 Hours

Departure times dependent on Bore Tide schedule.
View 2018 Bore Tide Schedule Here: Girdwood Bike Adventures – 2018 Bore Tide Schedule

Not available everyday.
Bore tides occur with extreme minus low tides created by the full or new moon.

Fully Guided Tour Includes:
Helmet and fat tire bike.

FULL BORE TIDE TOUR DETAILS HERE


FAT TIRE FOODIE & SHOPPING TOUR

Cruise through Girdwood, shopping and taking in the sights. Then, we will stop at a local restaurant for a snack, quick meal… or a long brunch! Your call. We will then go for another fun cruise.

VARIOUS LOCAL FOOD STOPS TO CHOOSE FROM
The Bake Shop, Aroy-D Thai Food Truck, Girdwood Brewing Company Rotating Food Truck, Jack Sprat, Java Haus, Sakura Asian Bistro, Double Musky, Sitzmark Bar & Grill, Chair 5, Silvertip Grill, Girdwood Picnic Club, Spoonline, The Grind, Coast Pizza, The Ice Cream Shop.

SHOPPING
Slacktide Gallery, Glacier Gifts & Gallery, Powder Hound, Glacier City Visual Arts CoOp, The Great Alaskan Tourist Trap, Thriftwood, The Grind.

1 to 6 people: $65 per person
1-3 Hours
Shopping, food & drink purchases are not included in the cost of this tour.

Departures Daily
Based on availability.

Fully Guided Tour Includes:
Helmet and fat tire bike.


GIRD TO BIRD TOUR – Scenic Turnagain Arm Ride!

Check out the video of Gird to Bird Spring Ride in the Gallery!

Bike along scenic turnagain arm to Bird Point. The paved path runs between shore and glacier-covered mountains. You’re likely to see wildlife along the way, including beluga whales and other sea mammals in the inlet and big game on dry land, such as Dall sheep. Part of the trail uses the old road, which was rerouted, and part of the trail occupies an old rail bed. Along the trail are interpretive signs about the various interesting geologic features.

Dramatic views of the water and mountains lead to the Bird Point lookout with panoramic views of Turnagain Arm.

1 to 7 people: $85 per person
Active Biking: 2 to 2.5 Hours
Roundtrip: *6 to 13 miles from AKRR depot
2 – 3 Hours

*Note about mileage: This path is gorgeous the entire way… if the mileage looks a bit daunting for you, we can ride as far as the group desires and turnaround at any point. The Bike Path features picnic tables, multiple lookouts with interpretative signs, and 3 rest stops along the way!

Departures Daily!
Based on availability.

Fully Guided Tour Includes:
Helmet and fat tire bike.


PRIVATE TOURS

We will happily book a private tour with a confirmed group of 4 to 6 bikers.
If you are a group of 1 to 3 bikers, we charge the rate of 4 bikers.

Example: If 2 people would like a private Buds & Brews tour, it would be $200.


HAVE YOUR OWN BIKE? HIRE A GUIDE!

If you are new to the area… or fat biking in general, hire a guide to take you exploring on the local trails! We love to share the beauty of Alaska with other biking enthusiasts. Price depends on location and duration. Please contact us with specifics.

© Nicole Geils