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West Coast Ride

10 day Self Guided Motorcycle Tour - from £1445

With flights from £2035

Kicking off in the beautiful city of Seattle, wind your way down America’s stunning Pacific Coast to San Francisco, then along the renowned Highway 1 to L.A.


  • Travel through the forests of Olympic National Park
  • Ride the winding roads and bridges of the infamous US Route 101
  • Gaze up at some of the world’s tallest trees in Redwood National Park
  • Enjoy the sights and sounds of wonderful San Francisco
  • Soak in the scenery along Highway 1 through Monterey and Pismo Beach
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to Seattle

Your adventure begins with your arrival in Seattle, the emerald of the Pacific Northwest. With its distinct city skyline featuring the world-renowned Space Needle, its vibrant downtown district and regal Mount Rainier looming in the distance, this is the perfect place to begin a monumental motorcycle trip!

Day 2 - Ocean Shores (247 miles)

After picking up your bike, you will begin with a different kind of ride – a ferry ride! Locals and tourists alike pile onto the Edmond’s Ferry to take them across Puget Sound and into the Olympic Peninsula. You will wind along the coast passing through Olympic National Park. With green forests around every turn and the cool smell of the coast in the air, you will get your first taste of the lush Pacific coast.

Day 3 - Newport (230 miles)

You will spend most of today on Pacific Highway 101 connecting Washington with its neighbouring state, Oregon. This ride is for those with the spirit of adventure as you wind around the curvy inlets of the western coast spending some time on a two-lane bridge with waves crashing below.

Day 4 - Crescent City (237 miles)

Today, continue down the coast to the quaint beach town of Crescent City. Named for its half-moon shaped coastline and known for its rocky seaboard, your approach into Crescent City marks the first entrance into The Golden State where you will be spending the remaining portion of the tour. While today’s journey will be long, nothing is a chore when you ride alongside the sparkling Pacific coast.

Day 5 - Fort Bragg (220 miles)

Awe, respect and admiration, these are just a few things you will experience on your ride from the Northern California town of Crescent City through Redwood National Park on your way southward. The Redwood trees native to this part of California are some of the tallest trees on Earth, standing at over 300 feet tall and some nearly 25 feet wide. Revel in their enormity as you make your way out of the misty fog and continue south to a city founded prior to the American Civil War – Fort Bragg. Known for its picturesque views of the Pacific Ocean, Fort Bragg has become one of California’s top tourist destinations.

Day 6 - San Francisco (185 miles)

Today you continue your journey down the spectacular coastline to ride alongside the Point Reyes National Seashore – into the bustling metropolis of San Francisco. This will provide you with time to explore the City. Make sure you visit Ghirardelli Square, one of the most popular attractions in San Francisco where street performers will entertain you as you peak your head into small shops and street cafes famous for some of the best seafood dishes in the world. Feel free to hop on one of the street trolleys that are a moving landmark and are the heartbeat of this incredible city!

Day 7 - Monterey (120 miles)

Today you will wave goodbye to the charm of San Francisco and point your bikes south as you ride around the bay towards the mystique of Monterey. Spend the afternoon walking along Cannery Row lined with beautiful hotels, shops and restaurants. Be sure to leave some time to take part in the dozens of attractions around the city including the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Pebble Beach Golf Course, and abundance of beach activities.

Day 8 - Pismo Beach (157 miles)

Today you will follow along the acclaimed Highway 1 toward Pismo Beach California with the mountains on your left and the Pacific Ocean on your right. Soak up the California sun and cruise along with the salty sea breeze against your skin as you ride past Big Sur. It’s at this point where the Santa Lucia Mountains meet the Pacific Ocean creating one of the most beautiful stretches of California coastline. Today promises warm breezes and exquisite sunsets as this destination provides the perfect tranquil setting with its majestic cliffs and soothing surf.

Day 9 - Los Angeles (176 miles)

TIt’s time to say goodbye to Pismo Beach and set your sights on Southern California, home of The Beach Boys, Hollywood and some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the entire country! We recommend that you stop in Santa Barbara for lunch en route to Los Angeles. This city is referred to by many as the ‘American Riviera’ due to its similar climate and geography to the French and Italian Rivieras. Waving goodbye to Santa Barbara, cruise the Pacific Coast Highway into Los Angeles on your last day of riding on this incredible tour. After dropping off your bike, head to your final hotel and get out to enjoy the city.

Day 10 - Farewell from Los Angeles

It is hard to believe that your trip is over. We can add some extra time for you here in Los Angeles to provide more time for you to explore the city. Or, if this indeed the end of your trip, make your way to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

10 day Self Guided Motorcycle Tour - from £1445

With flights from £2035


  • Add extra nights in San Francisco, Los Angeles or any location en route
  • Pre-book your Los Angeles day tours from £47
  • Add Inclusive Insurance from £53 per day
  • Guarantee your exact motorcycle model from £85
  • Choose to fly Economy, Premium, Business or First Class

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Price is per person, based on 2 sharing a double or twin room and includes pre-booked accommodation, motorcycle hire and unlimited mileage. Hotels specified are subject to availability and may be substituted by one of a similar or higher standard. Itineraries may vary for tours departing from 1 April 2022 onwards.

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Enjoy independent touring at its very best. You can book our motorcycle tours as they are or add extra days in the places you choose. Normally available in both directions.

Your self guided motorcycle tour includes:

  • Well planned, easy to follow route
  • Detailed itinerary and tour guide app
  • 9 nights pre-booked accommodation
  • A new model motorcycle
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Half shell helmet for rider and passenger

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