Bike and Brew Tour
Cycling, Glacier Viewing, and Beer Tasting!
The Adventure Begins!
Our guides will meet you at a designated meeting spot near the docks to escort you to our van. From here you'll enjoy a scenic 15 minute drive to the Mendenhall Valley; learning facts about Juneau's culture, history, and wildlife along the way.
Keep your eyes peeled for bald eagles!
Hint: they're often perched atop the streetlights.
Get Ready to Ride
You'll arrive at Chapel By the Lake to transition to the cycling portion of the tour. Your guides will help distribute bikes, helmets, and raingear. Have any loose items you don't want to carry? The van will be following along as you ride, so feel free to store any belongings inside.
This is a great time to use the restroom as the next (plumbed) restroom will be at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.
Pedal alongside old growth forests filled with Sitka spruce, devil's club, and berries as you ride 9 miles to the Mendenhall Glacier.
There will be two stops along the way where your guides will share their knowledge on the Tongass Natl. Forest, the Juneau Icefield, wildlife, and anything else you'd like to know.
Our knowledgeable guides are happy to answer any questions!
Arrive at the Glacier!
The bike ride concludes at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Your guides will provide details on a meeting time, and you'll be free to explore the visitor center and surrounding area on your own.
After some time to explore, you'll reconvene with your guides and load into the van to head back to Downtown Juneau.
Beautiful Views and Alaskan Brews
Back in downtown Juneau you'll be dropped off for a refreshing beer tasting! The tasting location is within walking distance to restaurants, shopping, and your cruise ship.
Want a Cycle Alaska souvenir? Check out our Dock Shop where you can snag some Cycle Alaska t-shirts, hats, and more!
- Will it rain during my tour?
Juneau is situated within a rainforest, so rain is never out of the question.
Fun fact: 2022 was Juneau's wettest year on record!
We provide rain jackets, pants, and gloves on our tours in the event of rainy weather.
- Are there any hills?
There is one small hill about 100 yards long. It is short enough that most people are easily able to bike up it. If you prefer, you can certainly get off your bike and walk -don't worry a guide will stay with you.
- I haven't ridden a bike in a while... Is that okay?
You know what they say: It's just like riding a bike! But in this case, it is. Our guides will help everyone get acquainted with their bikes and ensure you're set up for success. If you have questions, our guides are there to help!
- What if I don't want to ride anymore?
No worries! A van will follow alongside your tour for support. Feel free to hop in the van and your driver guide will provide you with the same excellent tour commentary and facts!
- Are there restrooms?
There is a "real" restroom facility at Chapel by the Lake: our starting point for the cycling portion of the tour. There are also restrooms at the midway point (un-plumbed) and the end of the cycling portion at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center (plumbed).
- How do I get back to my ship when the tour is over?
The tour ends with your beer tasting downtown near all of the cruise ship docks. Most will be able to walk out and enjoy exploring downtown just a few minute walk from your ship. For those guests that are at the furthest dock, we will offer a ride back or direct you to where you can catch a shuttle.
- Do you have E-Bikes?
We do not offer E-Bikes on our tours. Our rental location offers E-bikes for half-day and full-day rentals. Book online here: Rent a Bike