Day 1 - Welcome to Los Angeles
Arrive at Los Angeles International airport and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is then yours to explore the ‘City of Angels’. Maybe relax after your flight with a trip dwn to Santa Monica to take in L.A’s stunning beach vibe and visit Sanata Monica Pier.
Day 2 - Palm Springs (195 miles)
This morning, pick up your bike and begin the adventure that will take you all over the Western United States! Ride the winding mountain roads down to Lake Elsinore to the fashionable resort town of Palm Springs.
Day 3 - Kingman (225 miles)
Enjoy a scenic ride through Joshua Tree National Park where you will see amazing colours, rock canyons and more kind of cacti than you ever knew existed. Do the loop to Twentynine Palms, continue a few miles and follow the Old Mother Road – via Amboy, Essex and Needles. Cross into Arizona and ride to Kingman, considered the ‘Heart of Route 66’, this is your stop for tonight.
Day 4 - Williams (185 miles)
Your ride continues down Memory Lane and you stick with the ‘Road of all Roads’ until you arrive in Williams. This is your gateway to the Grand Canyon. Explore the majestic canyon, which is far larger than anything you can imagine.
Day 5 - Page (140 miles)
Continue on Route 64, which is breathtaking in its desolation – that is until you reach Highway 89 at Cameron. Turn left and head towards Page. You are in Navajo Country here – legend has it that this barren land was a bewitched place, where the trees died of fear. You will be spending the night here in Page.
Day 6 - Springdale (120 miles)
From Page, take the highway west and cruise the Vermillion Cliffs. About 8 miles out of Page you will enter Utah where the scenery dissipates and the long straight roads change little until you get to the section of Grande Escalante – arches striped red, brown and white dot the landscape here. At Mount Carmel Junction you pick up the highway that will take you all the way to Zion National Park.
Compared to Yosemite and the Grand Canyon, Zion exudes a stronger sense of nature. Here, you and your bike make immediate contact with the environment. Check out the Seven-Mile Zion Park Scenic Drive – a great ride! You continue a few more miles into St, George, where you will spend the night.
Day 7 - Las Vegas (200 miles)
En route to Las Vegas today, you might want to stop at the historic town of Mesquite, situated at the Stateline of Nevada and Arizona. You will arrive into Las Vegas – the city steeped in excess – from the north. It’s probably a good idea to experience Las Vegas for yourself to get a fair idea of this place. After all it’s a playground for adults, a place where you can feel the same freedom you experience on your bike.
Day 8 - Lone Pine (265 miles)
You are leaving Las Vegas today on a route which will lead you west through the Death Valley – a lonely stretch, no twists and turns, just rolling desert. After defeating Death Valley you head on to Lone Pine, which is a purely American experience…more than 300 Western movies were filmed here.
Day 9 - El Portal (210 miles)
The road out of Lone Pine stays in true form: impressive mountains and straight runs. Continue north and you will blaze down the road with the Sierra Nevada’s on the left and the Inyo Mountains on the right. The spicy fragrance of the desert is just as bracing as the chill of the mountain air – enjoy this motorcycle friendly road! Ride up to the nice town of Lee Vining, where you enter the Tioga Pass and then head all the way to Yosemite Village.
Day 10 - Santa Rosa (245 miles)
Today your journey will take you up north to Sonoma County, home of well-known wineries and hot springs. We suggest taking Highway 99 from Modesto to Lodi, where you enter Highway 12, which will take you all the way to Santa Rosa. En route to Santa Rosa you might want to stop in Napa, Sonoma and some of the famed wineries, such as Glen Ellen or Kenwood. Tonight, you will be staying in Santa Rosa.
Day 11 - San Francisco (85 miles)
Continue south to San Francisco today. From Santa Rosa ride a scenic loop and continue west. Ride along the Coast in Sonoma and Marin County, through the Redwoods all the way into San Francisco. Cross the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and enjoy the beautiful ‘City by the Bay’.
Day 12 - Monterey (120 miles)
Today, you get to experience one of the best motorcycle rides in the world, down the legendary Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 1) along the Pacific Ocean. Breathtaking views of the coves and inlets of the Pacific Coastline are yours as you are heading for Monterey. You might like to explore some of the Santa Cruz Mountain back roads and we recommend you stop for a cup of coffee at Alice’s Restaurant at famous Skyline Boulevard – a must for every biker! In Monterey, enjoy life at Cannery Row or visit the Bay Aquarium. This is your home for the night.
Day 13 - Pismo Beach (150 miles)
From Monterey your exciting ride continues south and we recommend a stop in the quaint village of Carmel. You might also want to check out Hearst Castle in San Simeon for a glimpse into the lifestyle of the rich and famous. A little further south you come to Morro Bay – Central Coast at it’s best! Today’s final destination is Pismo Beach – an area known for its award winning wines and premium vineyards.
Day 14 - Los Angeles (180 miles)
Continue your beautiful ride along the Southern Pacific Coast and head towards Santa Barbara – a beautiful seaside community with its famous old mission. Out of Santa Barbara you ride via Ventura, Oxnard, Malibu and Santa Monica back to Los Angeles. Upon arrival it will be time to return your bike and transfer to your final hotel.
Day 15 - Farewell from Los Angeles
Today your wonderful motorcycle trip will come to an end. When it’s time, head back to the airport to catch your scheduled flight home.
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