HELI BIKE ALASKA
THE ONLY HELI BIKE EXPERIENCE IN SOUTH EAST ALASKA
Prepare yourself for triple adventure on the only helicopter-biking and hiking tour in Southeast Alaska!
Begin with a narrated tour through Hoonah, the largest Tlingit village in the world, to the heli-pad base. Once you receive a safety briefing and gear up, you’re ready to take off. Your bikes ride with you on the helicopter as you ascend to the top of a secluded mountain. Soon you’ll be enjoying breathtaking aerial views seen by few. Jagged peaks shrouded with snow and mist tower over verdant valleys, alpine ridges, mountain peaks and the abundant waters of Port Frederick and Icy Strait below.
A gentle landing brings you to the top of the mountain where your small group will meet your experienced guide. After a short safety briefing begin your picturesque downhill journey. Even if you are new to heli-biking this trip is a perfect way to experience the wilderness of Chichagof Island. Your guide will tell local stories that have been passed through generations as you gradually make your way down to the beach. Make stops along the way to hike out offshoot trails to gain a better view and search for wildlife.
Once at the beach, enjoy a locally made snack and learn about what it’s like to live in a remote Alaska village. Upon extraction, marvel in more awe-inspiring views and don’t forget to look up and appreciate the route you just biked. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind adventure that will take your breath away!
Approximately 3 hours
Mountain bike, helmet, rain gear, souvenir water bottle, snack including smoked salmon, beach asparagus, and other local samples depending on season and availability.
Participants must be between 4’10” and 6’7” tall. Maximum weight is 300 lbs.
Passengers must be physically fit. Total distance covered on the bike ride is 3 miles. The bike route is on a wide, gravel trail. Hiking distance will vary between 1/2 mile and 1 mile.
Closed-toe shoes required, no high heels. Tour order may vary.
Weight surcharge ($100) may apply on this flight. Due to weight and balance limitations, as well as passenger safety and comfort, guests weighing 250 lbs. or more (fully clothed) will be assessed the weight surcharge to reserve adequate space onboard the helicopter.
Carry-on bags are not allowed and there are complimentary secure storage lockers at the heliport - please note lockers may not be large enough for XL bags and backpacks.
For safety, extra-large telephoto lenses, iPads, iPad minis, tablets, drones and Go-Pro Sticks or other extendable items are not permitted on tour.
Aircraft fly no higher than 4,000 feet. Oxygen for personal use is allowed but must be in the form of an FAA approved portable oxygen concentrator that can be secured to the user’s body.
Have a GoPro? We have helmets available with mounts.