Cycling the Haul Road in Alaska is quite a challenge, and the information is scarce. So I thought I would pull some of my old blog posts together in order to create something that other cyclists might find useful.
Cycling the Haul Road
Also included in this piece, is a new map which has been created in Fanmaps. Don't be surprised if you haven't heard of Fanmaps before, but also don't be surprised if they start creating quite a buzz in the near future. Fanmaps are a relatively new start up company that I met when attending the TBEX travel bloggers conference in Dublin 2013. I was fortunate enough to be one of the first travel bloggers they have worked with. I am really pleased with the results, and I hope you are too.
Cycling the Haul Road in Alaska Information
Here is the Fanmap of my journey. Below I have included some basic information which may be useful if you are thinking of cycling the Haul Road in Alaska.
When to Go
It took me 8 days to cycle the Haul Road. This was longer than I anticipated due to injuring my knee. I would say that 6 days would be about average for most cyclists.
What to take
Plan what food to take very well!! This is a remote stretch of road, and its not like there are stores on every bend! You might be interested in this article on what food to take on a bicycle tour. Make sure you have enough fuel for your camp stove, and take some extra supplies just in case the route takes longer than you thought. There are bears up in Alaska, so taking some bear spray is recommended, although in my experience, I was in far more danger of the mosquitoes! Bug spray and plenty of it is the order of the day, and a head net is not a bad idea either.
Other blog posts that may interest you are shown below.