Enjoy the best of the Wild West on this 10 day group guided tour. See the solitary deserts, vibrant cities, deep canyons and high mountains – this guided motorcycle tour has everything. You will see all the attractions of the South-West during this 9 day adventure: Death Valley, Yosemite, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Francisco. In between over one thousand miles of fantastic roads and breathtaking scenery and just before the finish line the amazing beauty of the California coast line on Highway 1 through Big Sur.
You will join a group for this fixed itinerary. However we can add additional nights at the start or end of your holiday if you wish.
Welcome to Las Vegas! We recommend arriving at the hotel a day or two early to explore Las Vegas and relax a bit before meeting your Tour Leaders (we can arrange this for you). We'll pick up the bikes and then tonight you will have a chance to meet the rest of the group at the Welcome Dinner.
Death Valley National Park
From Las Vegas we head west and across Death Valley – one of the hottest places on earth! After riding a series of mountain curves, you’ll arrive below sea level and find yourself right in the basin of Death Valley. From here we continue west, riding amazing roads that wind up and out of the Valley and onto the foothills of the magnificent Sierra Nevada Mountains. What a day!
Leaving Mammoth Lakes we take the infamous Tioga Pass to Yosemite National Park. The road demands attention as you enter the mother of the mother of all National Parks. Yosemite conjures up thousands of images and raises expectations to dizzying heights and when you are there it is just as beautiful, wild, tame, rich, and sublime as you’d expect.
Days 4 & 5:
San Francisco (2 nights)
Today we descend through California Gold Rush country. We’ll pass through small mining towns and set our sights on San Francisco's most famous landmark - the Golden Gate Bridge! We’ll make our way to the heart of the city where we’ll spend the next two days exploring all that San Francisco has to offer.
Today we head south on the legendary Pacific Coast Highway (Hwy 1) which hugs the rugged California coast of the Pacific Ocean – the beginning of one of the best motorcycle rides in the world! For the next couple of days, the coastline is simply spectacular and there are plenty of opportunities for great photo stops.
We continue our ride on scenic Hwy 1, along the edge of the cliffs of the Big Sur Coast – 90 wild and undeveloped miles of rocky cliffs form a sublime landscape where redwood groves line river canyons and the Santa Lucia Mountains rise out of the blue-green Pacific. Truly a day's great ride!
Today we take Highway 101 and head towards Los Angeles, the Pacific Ocean to our right, and the coastal mountains to our left. We begin our ride passing the vineyards then cruise through Santa Barbara and Santa Monica - LA’s oldest and biggest resort – From here we will ride over to Hawthorne to return your motorcycles and transfer back to our hotel for our "Good-bye" dinner.
Days 9 & 10:
Last Day & Fly Home
Make the most of your final morning in Los Angeles today. Maybe you’d like to see the famous Hollywood sign or walk down Rodeo Drive. This evening you’ll catch your flight back to the UK. Please let us know if you’d like another day or two in Los Angeles before you fly home. We can arrange for car or motorbike rental for the extra days.
Our standard prices include a small family car, but you can hire a convertible or SUV. Take a look at your car choice here.
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