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Mendenhall Glacier Views Bike Tour with Microbrew Beer Tasting
Juneau, Alaska, USA
- Chapel by the Lake: After receiving your bike and helmet, follow your guide to the first camera stop on the shore of Auke Lake alongside a rustic log chapel with stunning views of Mendenhall Glacier.
- Mendenhall Lake Beach: Situated on the west side of this mighty glacier, your guide will fill you in on the Juneau Icefield and Mendenhall Glacier at this second vantage point.
- Tongass National Forest: One mile of the ride will take you on a scenic trail through the Alaskan rainforest and a chance to spend time at the Glacier.
- Merchant's Wharf: Travel by van to this vintage seaplane hangar in downtown Juneau, where you'll taste award-winning drafts from microbreweries around Alaska.
About this Juneau, Alaska Tour
Lucky you. Your tour guide and brand new biking buddy, aged anywhere from 15 to 72, is also an enthusiastic Juneau resident who wants to tell you everything there is to know about the area. So strap on that helmet, get in the saddle, and make your way to the first camera stop at Chapel on the Lake by the banks of Auke for a breathtaking across-the-water perspective of Mendenhall Glacier.
After some fresh selfies and deep breaths of even fresher Alaskan air, it's back on your bike for a ride to the beach at Mendenhall Lake. On the shoreline of this glassy mile-wide, 220-foot deep body of water, your guide will share interesting information about the Juneau Icefield, Mendenhall Glacier, and the surrounding area, as well as share some snacks with the group so you can refuel for the next leg of the tour.
Pedal your way toward Tongass National Forest for a mile-long stretch of trail right through the rainforest. Wildlife lover? Keep an eye peeled for black bears, bald eagles, porcupines, beavers, and more native critters. Your final and most up-close vista of the glacier from its eastern flank. Stretch your legs and take a ton of snaps to dazzle all your friends and followers.
After that 8.5-mile bike ride, your quad muscles will enjoy a well-deserved rest as a van whisks you off to Merchant's Wharf. What used to be a seaplane hangar is now a gathering place for you to sip and savor award-winning beers from microbreweries all across Alaska. The hard part's done. So just sit back and hoist a glass to your three-in-one Juneau adventure.
As a remnant of the Little Ice Age, the blue-hued Mendenhall Glacier was formed over 3,000 years ago. Constantly in motion, the glacier has been leaving deposits all along its path, steadily filling the gap between Juneau and Douglas Island at an annual rate of one-half inch. In a few decades, Douglas won't even be an island anymore. As the glacier melts, a long-buried ancient forest is slowly being uncovered, solving one of history's geographic cold cases.
Please make your own way to the outside of the Red Dog Saloon, located at 278 S. Franklin St. Juneau.
You'll be pedaling a hybrid bicycle with two hand brakes. The bikes come in sizes small to extra-large.
All participants must be willing and able to ride a bicycle for approximately 8.5 miles.
Bike Tour, Scenic, Food & Wine
15-Seat Van, Hybrid bicycle with hand brakes
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated strenuous. Travelers must consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate. Travelers with pre-existing neck, back, knee and/or shoulder injuries, cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition must take particular caution when selecting a tour categorized as "strenuous". If you have concerns, you must consult with your personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be too strenuous for you.
Suitable for travelers 10 years of age and older. Minimum age to sample beers is 21 years old with a valid photo ID. Non-alcoholic beverages (root beer!) is available for those under 21. Bring your ID to prove your age if you are asked.
Travelers must be between 56 and 80 inches tall to participate in this tour.
The maximum weight of any participant cannot exceed 300 lbs.
All travelers are required to sign a waiver before participating.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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