Day 1 - Welcome to Los Angeles
Today your adventure begins! Please make your way to your Los Angeles airport hotel. There you will get to meet your fellow riders and Tour Leaders. Your guides will outline the entire tour in an orientation meeting, covering topics like safe group riding practices, weather, time-management, etc. Afterward, you have time on your own to explore L.A.’s nightlife in Hollywood or Santa Monica or just get a goodnight’s sleep and get ready for the first day’s ride tomorrow!
Day 2 - Palm Springs (190 miles)
After your welcome breakfast, the moment has come – you will be transferred to the depot in Los Angeles to pick-up your bike. After a short orientation, you will be on your way to ride the winding mountain road down to Lake Elsinore. After lunch, the cool air will bathe you as you wind your way up to more mountainous roads into the San Bernardino National Forest, skirting the slopes of San Jacinto Mountain. Your descent into Palm Springs is spectacular and you will enjoy your first night on the road among the Palm Trees and the nightlife that make up this iconic town.
Day 3 - Laughlin (232 miles)
Today you will take a loop through Joshua Tree National Park, an extraordinary park full of bizarre desert trees and fantastic rock formations. From here, descend into Twenty-Nine Palms and drop into the vastness of the Mojave Desert before your trip gets legendary appeal and you enter Historic Route 66 at the famous Roys in Amboy. You will stay on Route 66 for the rest of the day as you cross the desert into Nevada to arrive in Laughlin, where you will spend the night.
Day 4 - Grand Canyon (245 miles)
Continue your ride on legendary Route 66 into Arizona, stop for wild animals in Oatman and ride further on to Kingman, which is considered to be ‘The heart of Historic Route 66’, as it’s situated in the middle of the longest remaining stretch of the old ‘Mother Road’. From Kingman, you head for Seligman, another one of the longest surviving stretches of Route 66, which heads off in a northern loop through the Hualapai Indian Reservation. After a lunch stop in Seligman, continue your ride towards the majestic Grand Canyon; be prepared for one of the greatest sights man has ever seen!
Day 5 - Monument Valley (Kayenta) (170 miles)
After spending the morning at the Grand Canyon taking in some fantastic views, cruise along the South Rim for a few miles and leave Grand Canyon National Park at the East entrance. Now it’s off to the incredible Monument Valley. This is Navajo Country here, a classic Wild West landscape of stark sandstone buttes and forbidding pinnacles of rock, poking from an endless expanse of drifting red sands. Only when you arrive at Monument Valley will you come to realise how much your perception of the West has in fact been shaped by this one spot. Such scenery does exist elsewhere, of course, but nowhere is it so perfectly distilled. This evening you will be given the option to descend into the Valley itself and let Navajo Guides treat you to stories of life in the heart of this spiritual wonderland.
Day 6 - Bryce Canyon (340 miles)
From Kayenta you will ride up to sleepy Mexican Hat, briefly a frenzied gold-mining camp, which takes its name from a riverside sandstone hoodoo – it actually looks like a south-of-the-border sombrero. You ride on past the Valley of the Gods, where much of the movie ‘Thelma and Louise’ was filmed and cross the Colorado River where it pours into Lake Powell. Lake Powell has 1960 miles of shoreline, which is more than the entire Pacific Coast and 96 water-filled side canyons. Ride along the southern tip of Capitol Reef National Park, across aspen-covered peaks, along the buff-coloured sandstones of the Devil’s Backbone, through the Escalante Wilderness and finally to Bryce Canyon, where you will overnight. This is a day you’ll never forget!
Day 7 - Las Vegas (250 miles)
This morning there will be time to visit the amazing Bryce Canyon before you continue to Zion National Park. Besides seeing the most beautiful rock formations found anywhere on earth, you are in for a gorgeous ride here – the switchbacks of Zion! Compared to Yosemite and the Grand Canyon, Zion exudes a stronger sense of nature. From Zion it is only a short ride into the neon and gambling oasis of Las Vegas.
Day 8 - Farewell from Las Vegas
Today your adventure will conclude in Las Vegas. You could of course choose to stay here a little longer if want to, or you could even move on to another exciting adventure, the choice is yours! However, if it is homeward bound for you, make your way to the airport for your scheduled flight back to the UK.
8 day Guided Motorcycle Tour - from £2455
With flights from £3005
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- Add Inclusive Insurance from £53
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All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin room, 1 bike and include meals where shown. Please call Freedom Destinations to confirm departure dates and availability. Seasonal variations may apply. Itineraries may vary for tours departing from 1 April 2023 onwards.