04-30-2013, 04:47 PM
Loco, pero no estúpido!
Joined: Aug 2006
Location: Puerto Rico, U.S.A.
Back in 2010 I was considering riding up to Ak and the budget was at $100/day. Now I think it might go up to $150-$200 a day....just for budgeting purpose.
Originally Posted by Solarmoose
If the op doesn't mind, I might be able to help with some figures. My wife and
I rolled up the Alcan to home in Fairbanks within a couple days of ruffntuff
(sorry we didn't cross paths.) Our trip avg gas cost/gal was $4.70 (USD) for 91+
octane, regular would be less of course, with 3600 miles in US and 2000 miles
in Canada. Some stations along the Alcan don't have 91, only 87. Typical gas
prices in Canada ranged from $4.80/gal USD in Calgary to a high of $6.00/gal USD at
Pink Mountain BC and Muncho Lake BC. Gas is less in the towns than at the
highway lodges, no surprise there. Our avg food/day was about $30 for two
of us with grocery store for breakfast and lunch and restaurant for dinner.
That is low but our travels had several days staying with friends and
family. We don't tent and avg motel was $95. Best info source for the Alcan
is the Milepost book. And as ruffntuff found, ADV'ers in Ak will help out, just give
us a shout on ADV Alaska regional or send me a PM.
Most of us have been there...
1989 Honda XL600V Transalp, slightly modified!
1974 Catalina 22....sailing, mi otra pasión!
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