ALASKEY50

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA TO KEY WEST, FLORIDA


17,825 KILOMETERS - 11,075 MILES - 50 DAYS


ALASKEY50 - RIDE NORTH AMERICA IN 50 DAYS


Ride The Alcan Highway down through Alaska, The Yukon, Canada, past timeless glaciers, volcanoes, Sequoia Redwoods, through beautiful national parks, unspoiled ancient forests, barren deserts, to the spectacular Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Yosemite, Crater Lake, Death Valley, Folsom State Prison, Las Vegas, Mono Lake, Red Rock Canyon, Rogue River, Zion, Arches, Needles, Bryce Canyon, Native Spirits, El Paso, Route 66, ghost towns, The Cold War, The Manhattan Project, oilfields, Voodoo, New Orleans, The Space Race, Daytona Beach, The Everglades, The Florida Keys, down to Key West. You will experience many, many more great locations than we have space to write about here!


DATES: August - September, 2019.


DURATION: 50 Days / 50 Hotel overnights.


DISTANCE: 17,825 Kilometers / 11,075 Miles, plus your own exploring distances.


STATES / COUNTRIES: Alaska, Canada, The Yukon, British Columbia, Washington State, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida.


PRICE: Eur 18,500 (Deposit: Eur 5,000 / Balance: Eur 13,500).


FAST TRACK DEPOSIT: Secure your place today - Eur 500 via Paypal.






ON A WILD RIDE THROUGH TIME


Come with us on a wild ride across North America, from Anchorage to Key West, on a journey through time, back from when glaciers, earthquakes, asteroids and volcanoes were hammering, moulding and forming the North American continent, millennia before humans set foot on it, to today, when social, climatic, economic, nuclear and geopolitical forces are carving new paths, canyons, craters, ridges, bridges, divides, fault lines, and borders across America.


We will explore and experience the great contrasts and many changing landscapes that lie spread across this spectacular continent, riding through breathtaking scenery and magnificent regions throughout Alaska, Canada, The Yukon, British Columbia, Washington State, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and down to the far end of The Florida Keys.


You will meet real people from all nations, nationalities, backgrounds, tribes and walks of life, and hear their stories of prosperity and decline, their struggles, victories and hardships, and get under the skin of the continent, behind the media curtain, off the grid, away from politics, and get in touch with the real America, to understand it for yourself, road by road.


ROADS AND TERRAIN: Asphalt, concrete, country roads, back roads, canyons, bridges, passes.


NAVIGATION: GPS co-ordinates and waypoints, maps, compass, the locals, the stars, the sun.


SUPPORT: Expedition Support Truck and Road Crew.


SPARE PARTS: Forwarding to expedition garage en route.


MAINTENANCE: Garage-stop for repairs and tyre changes along the way.





THE CALL OF THE WILD - ALASKA


Situated on the northwest corner of Canada, and separated from Russia by The Bering Strait and The Arctic Ocean, Alaska represents one of the last frontiers of modern ‘civilisation’, where you can still experience the landscape, wildlife and sparsely-populated nature, the way nature intended - unspoiled and untouched. Purchased from Russia in 1867, and now the largest of the American States, Alaska is a thriving, self-contained ecosystem that would have no trouble surviving if humans suddenly ceased to exist. Life would just go on there, as it always has done.


We will experience some fantastic riding through the wild and barren landscape, at close quarters with icebergs, glaciers, rugged interior mountain ranges and peaks, national parks, uninhabited wilderness, small villages, the vast expanse of the Arctic tundra, breathtaking permafrost nature, and raw experiences that you will probably never forget.


With over one thousand glaciers, Alaska contains over half of the total number of glaciers on Earth. That alone should give you a good indication of the immense scale of this magnificent region, and a strong taste of what is in store for you.


THE YUKON - CANADA'S WESTERN TERRITORY


We’ll take the legendary Alaska Highway through Canada’s vast and unforgiving Yukon Territory, passing through panhandling and mining towns, scars on the landscape from the frenzy of the Gold Rush, and the Great Western Frontier Expansion of the 19th and 20th centuries, when this really was The Land of Opportunity. We’ll cross through scenic Native American lands and territories, crossing the original railroad lines that once bound this immense continent together.


You’ll find yourself riding through dense forests and mountainous breeding grounds and natural habitats for Wolves, Moose, Grizzly Bears, Eagles, Falcons, yet sparsely populated with very few humans. Many of the few people that are there cherish this off-grid, in-nature way of living. It’s not a lifestyle, it's just how they survive out here.





DESERTS, CANYONS, FORESTS AND THE EVERGLADES


Once we cross over from Canada, and into the United States again, you will notice a change in landscape, nature, culture, and surroundings… Riding along western migration trails, passing spectacular canyons and rock formations, visiting army outposts, forts, bridges, riding through woodlands and wilderness marked by traces of war, battles, mining, farming, mineral extraction, extra-terrestrial encounters and volcanic activity, to deserts and lowlands with traces of Aztec habitation, where vultures or crocodiles start to gather each time you stop to take a photograph.


UNIQUE PERSONAL EXPERIENCES


This expedition will bring you to areas that you won't find on any other motorcycle tour or expedition. We will ride to places that you never imagined you would visit, and may only recognise from books you have read, or films you may have seen as a child. We avoid the mainstream tourist sites where possible, and ensure that each day's ride uncovers something spectacular and unforgettable, providing new experiences on as many levels each day.


With the huge contrasts in the landscape, topography and diversity of terrain, we’ll have long and hard riding days, interspersed with slower, shorter, and more relaxed rides, where you’ll have plenty of time to stop and take it all in, adding to the dynamic and appreciation of the broad range of experiences, memories and stories that you’ll spend 50 days generating.


MOTORCYCLE SHIPPING: Price includes shipping your motorcycle to Alaska, and back from Miami to Europe.


ONWARD SHIPPING: Global onward shipping can also be arranged, if necessary.


CONTAINER: Packing your motorcycle for shipping out/home.


SOCIAL MEDIA: sharing and photo updates throughout the expedition.


PHOTOS: Sharing of group photos after the expedition.


We look forward to exploring with you!

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