Enjoy the best of the Wild West on the back of your favorite motorcycle! Solitary deserts, vibrant cities, deep canyons and high mountains – the full 17 day guided motorcycle vacation has everything. You will see all the attractions of the South-West: Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley, Death Valley, Yosemite, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Francisco. When you have survived the Wild West you will have traveled over two thousand miles of fantastic roads and breathtaking scenery including the incomparable beauty of the California coastline on Highway 1 through Big Sur as the final leg of the tour.
If you don’t want to do this full tour, we have shorter ones from LA to Las Vegas or Las Vegas to LA available. Click here for more info
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.
Today your Wild West journey begins! At the hotel you will get to meet your fellow riders and Tour Leaders. Your guides will outline the entire tour in a formal Orientation Meeting. Afterwards you have time at leisure to explore L.A.’s night life in Hollywood or Santa Monica or just get a goodnight sleep and get ready for the first day’s ride tomorrow!
After our Welcome Breakfast you will pick-up your bike and we head along the winding mountain road to Lake Elsinore. After lunch, we wind our way up more mountainous roads into the San Bernardino National Forest. Our descent into Palm Springs is spectacular, we'll enjoy our first night on the road among the Palm Trees and night life of this iconic town.
Joshua Tree NP & Route 66
Today we loop through Joshua Tree National Park an extraordinary park full of bizarre desert trees and rock formations. From here we descend into the vastness of the Mojave Desert before entering Historic Route 66 in at the famous Roys in Amboy. We will stay on '66 for the rest of the day as we cross the desert, into Nevada and Laughlin.
We continue on legendary Route 66 into Arizona, stop for wild burros 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”. After lunch in Seligman we continue our ride towards the majestic Grand Canyon.
Nat. Park, AZ
After a morning at the Grand Canyon we’ll cruise the South Rim, then head to Monument Valley. This is a classic Wild West landscape of stark sandstone buttes and forbidding pinnacles of rock, poking from an endless expanse of drifting red sands. When you arrive at Monument Valley will you come to realize how much your perception of the West has in fact been shaped by this one spot.
Bryce Canyon National Park
Today we will ride up to Mexican Hat, briefly a frenzied gold-mining camp, and then past the Valley of the Gods, where much of the movie “Thelma and Louise” was filmed. We ride along the southern tip of Capitol Reef National Park and the buff-colored sandstones of the Devil’s Backbone, through the Escalante Wilderness, and finally to Bryce Canyon. This is a day you'll never forget!
Days 7 & 8:
Las Vegas (2 nights)
This morning there will be time to visit the amazing Bryce Canyon before we continue to Zion National Park - you are in for a gorgeous ride here. From Zion it is only a short ride into the oasis of Las Vegas.
Your second day is for you to relax and enjoy the Sin City.
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 11 & 12:
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 16 & 17:
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.
Want extra days
Please let us know if you’d like another day or two in Los Angeles either before your tour or before you fly home. We can arrange for car or motorbike rental for the extra days.
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