White Pass Train and Bike with Alaska Shore Tours
  • White Pass Train and Bike
  • White Pass Train and Bike
  • White Pass Train and Bike
  • White Pass Train and Bike
  • White Pass Train and Bike
  • White Pass Train and Bike
  • White Pass Train and Bike
  • White Pass Train and Bike
  • White Pass Train and Bike
  • White Pass Train and Bike

$219.00

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White Pass Train & Bike

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Experience the thrill of a historic train ride combined with an exhilarating downhill bike ride on the White Pass Train and Bike tour, one of our best Skagway shore excursions for adventurers in search of stunning natural beauty! Step aboard the historic White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad and wind your way through the magnificent Skagway Valley up to the awe-inspiring summit of White Pass. Then get on your bike and coast back down the Klondike Highway, stopping along the way to take in historic sites, cascading waterfalls, massive glaciers, and bucketfuls of fresh air against the backdrop of the majestic Sawtooth mountain range. Voted one of the best Skagway shore excursions by numerous satisfied visitors, the White Pass Train and Bike tour ranks high in popularity with travelers on Trip Advisor and has received a Certificate of Excellence from the influential travel site.

Begin your journey by boarding the historic narrow-gauge WP & YR railway, built in 1888 during the peak days of the Klondike Gold Rush. Sit back and relax in a vintage passenger carriage as you retrace the original route to White Pass Summit, passing Bridal Veil Falls, Inspiration Point, and Dead Horse Gulch. Enjoy a scenic panorama of snow-topped mountains, glaciers, gorges, waterways, tunnels, and points of historic interest. See the original Klondike Trail, worn by the footfalls of the thousands who tramped along the route with dreams of making their fortune. On arrival in Fraser, B.C., the group switches to bikes for the downhill cruise back to Skagway. Along the way, your guide will fill you in on fascinating details of this breathtaking region and entertain you with tales of exciting episodes from the rollicking days of the Klondike Gold Rush. The perfect all-in-one Skagway shore excursion, and one that history- and nature-lovers say is among our best Skagway shore excursions, the White Pass Train and Bike tour is sure to be a highlight of your Alaskan adventure!

 

Aching to visit White Pass Summit but not as excited about the bike ride? Perhaps you’d be interested in our Private Extended White Pass Summit Tour, an exclusive private-group experience.

4 ½ Hours Duration

From pick-up to drop-off


15-mile downhill coast

Following historic train ride


For Adults and Teens

Guests must be 13 years old


PASSPORT REQUIRED

For re-entry to U.S.

Port

Skagway

Type

Active, Thrill-Seekers

Length

4 ½ hours

Adult Rate

$219.00

Child Rate

There is no child rate for this tour. All participants will be charged at the adult rate.

Minimum Age

The minimum age to participate on this Skagway shore excursion is 13 years old and all participants must be 4'6" in height.

Accessibility

Participants must be confident on a bicycle with hand brakes coasting downhill at speeds between 15 and 25 MPH (23 – 40 KPH).

Cancellation Policy

In the event your cruise ship is late, delayed, or doesn't make it into port we always issue a full refund for the tour., Changes or cancellations are allowed up to 14 days prior to the tour departure with absolutely no penalty., Including 'Flex Cancel' allows refunds up until 24-hours before the tour., Any cancellations made within 14 days of the tour departure (or within 24-hours with 'Flex Cancel') are nonrefundable.

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6 reviews for White Pass Train & Bike

  1. 5 out of 5

    Highlight of our tripThe staff was great and helped my wife a great deal for her to successfully complete the downhill trek. The train ride was excellent, with great vistas and narratives by the rail staff. would do it again

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  2. 5 out of 5

    Absolutely IncredibleThe day starts with a quick meeting at Sockeye Cycle to get your paperwork in order. Everyone there was extremely professional and nice. You take a quick walk through town to the train station and are assigned a car for the ride up the mountain. The views from the train ride are simply gorgeous, tons of photo ops. As you reach the Canadian border you are boarded by the Canadian border patrol for a quick passport check. When you reach the summit you are taken by van to a holding area a couple miles away where the bikes are staged. Everyone is fitted for helmets and those that didn't have the right jackets/pants/gloves are offered loaners, although my group cam prepared. There is a quick safety briefing and you get to do a few practice runs to ensure everyone is comfortable riding the bikes. The ride down is exhilarating and the scenery is so beautiful that you have to fight the desire to look around and concentrate on the ride. Thankfully they make numerous stops for pictures. Passing through US Customs on a bike was priceless. The 15 mile ride takes just over and hour and includes just ONE uphill portion, which is so short even if you can't make it, you can simply walk your bike up (I along with about half our group made it, the others walked). Once you meander your way back through town to Sockeye Cycle the trip unfortunately ends.

    Every member of the staff, from the guides on the train, to the guides and shuttle drivers for the bike portion were absolutely amazing. I highly recommend this excursion for anyone looking for a fun way to explore Skagway!

    Matt and Erin, Thanks for an incredible day!!!

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  3. 3 out of 5

    Expensive but beautifulThe Sockeye guides were fun and informative. The train ride was okay but if I had to spend more than the couple of hours that we were on the train, it would have been very boring. The bike ride was great for novice bikers like myself. I hadn't ridden bikes in a very long time and the ride downhill was nice.
    I think the tour was expensive for what we received but all in all, it was a way to see beautiful country and get exercise at the same time.

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  4. 3 out of 5

    Good for non-avid cyclistsTo be very clear, the guides at Sockeye are unerringly professional and courteous, and I have no issue whatsoever with the service provided. Erin and Matt were great. This is more a review of the tour content/design through the lens of an avid cyclist.

    The value is lacking here. A one-way trip on the train is $84 and an all-day bike rental is $42, so there should be an additional $73 of value-add per person (if you booked privately) in the form of fun, convenience, knowledge, etc. during the biking part of the trip.

    First, know that a full hour will pass between loading up at Sockeye and boarding the train, during which nothing happens. There is only water on the train.

    Second, once you get fitted and hear the required safety talk, there actually isn't a great deal to see or learn. There certainly isn't any need to rest, as you have to pedal for maybe 5 minutes. Unfortunately — and this is where it falls short — all abilities ride in one big single-file line and you are warned not to pass anyone. If riding the brakes for 15 miles to maintain 15 mph still sounds fun, then you can't do better than this trip. We did not even build enough speed to help with the short uphill, so it was a very frustrating experience. I heard my wife behind me say, "Ugh. Come on." about half a dozen times, which echoed my own sentiments.

    My suggestion for Sockeye would be to divvy up the groups so experienced riders can get something out of the tour by flying down at a more exhilarating pace. Depending on the bike, you could hit 40+ if you wanted.

    For travelers who are capable cyclists, I would see if there's any way you can bring a rented bike on the train with you, in which case you can ride it back yourself at whatever speed you please and end up money ahead. Failing that, you could probably arrange to load your rental up with the tour bikes for a few extra shekels, meet the van at Fraser and ride your rental back down ahead of the tour group.

    I guess any tour requiring some ability that is designed to accommodate "all abilities" will be too much for some, too little for others, and just right for the rest.

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  5. 5 out of 5

    Great trip!We had a great time. The guides at the Sockeye Cycle shop were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful all along the way. They had a lot of equipment that kept us safe and dry. We had Jake, who was great. I think Ryan was our back guide. The van met us at the train stop in Fraser, BC and followed us for a mile or so to ensure that everyone was okay. I highly recommend them.

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    How difficult in the bicycling component?

    Answer: This excursion is downhill and rated as a low-impact activity. Participants should be comfortable and confident operating a bicycle on pavement with hand brakes.

    Where is the meeting location for this tour?

    Answer: You will meet at the bicycle shop prior to the tour. It's about a 10 minute walk from the cruise ships or the town shuttles are available as well. Detailed meeting instructions and a complete tour voucher will be emailed to you upon booking.

    Do I have to book the train ticket?

    Answer: Nope - we'll take care of everything for you! The train ticket is included with this tour as this is a comprehensive package combining these 2 great Skagway shore tours.

    What if our cruise ship is late?

    Answer: Though this is extremely rare, we will work with you to try to accommodate you on a later time if your ship is late. If necessary, we always issue full refunds if your cruise ship prevents you from making it to the tour on time.

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