This 16-day organized tour is inclusive return ticket UK – Seattle / LA – UK (excluding airport taxes and surcharges.), Transfers, all hotel stays based format to a 2-bed room, partially including breakfast, motorbike rental with insurance, unlimited miles, professional accompaniment and a trailer with a spare engine, which includes space for the luggage.
Day 1 Arrival in Seattle
Upon arrival in Seattle, you will be taken to your comfortable airport hotel. You will have time to freshen up before the team leader gives a short talk on the practicalities of the trip and you have the opportunity to sip on a drink or two.
Day 2 Seattle – Moses Lake (220 miles)
In the morning, the motorbikes will already be eagerly waiting at the hotel for you, itching to get on the exceedingly bendy roads in Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest. In this mountainous region, you will find two ‘sleeping’ volcanoes: Mount Baker and Glacier Peak. The incomparable vistas will immediately give you that holiday feeling.
Day 3 Moses Lake – Sandpoint (200 miles)
From Washington state we will ride over Mount Spokane into Idaho. The mountain, with a peak of almost 6 000 ft, is one of the highest in this area, and its name stems from the Indian tribe, The Spokane, which means ‘Children of the Son.’
Day 4 Sandpoint – Lolo (250 miles)
Our journey continues along the stunning – and in some places 1100 ft deep – Lake Pend Oreille. This lake is filled to the brim with fish, especially rainbow trout. The area around the lake is also crawling with wildlife. You might get a glance of deer or moose, but there are also wolves, black and grizzly bears, and a vast variety of birds. Highway 200 and Highway 93 will take us to Hamilton.
Day 5 Lolo – West Yellowstone (320 miles)
Today will bring us more natural beauty; we will ride on to Bitterroot National Forest, which consists of woods and grasslands. We may spot a lot of wildlife here too: mountain goats, moose and bears. Along the way, we will stop in the Western town of Virginia City where Bonanza was filmed, ending our day just outside the entrance to Yellowstone National Park so we can head straight into it in the morning.
Day 6 West Yellowstone (200 miles)
Yellowstone was first to be named a national park in America. It has a very diverse landscape of woods, pastures, geysers, springs, and waterfalls. You will find bison, all kinds of deer, grizzly bears, and brown bears. Be sure to bring plenty of empty memory cards and full batteries for your camera or camcorder, because today will definitely bring you some unforgettable moments.
Day 7 West Yellowstone – Jackpot (340 miles)
We will carry on through the state of Idaho in all its unspoilt beauty. Tonight’s accommodation lies in Twin Falls, but before we arrive there, you will get the chance to explore more spectacular waterfalls.
Day 8 Jackpot – Austin (275 miles)
The endless plains of Nevada will exercise all your senses. Listening to music on your iPod or just enjoying the quiet, we will continue along Highway 50, also called ‘The Loneliest Road in America.’ Our destination for today will be Austin, Nevada. It is located in a stunning area at the foot of the Toiyabe Range.
Day 9 Austin – South Lake Tahoe (200 miles)
Today, we will ride through ever-changing landscapes, desert as well as fresh forests. Finally, there will be more time to relax as we stay in South Lake Tahoe, bordering Nevada and California. As the name suggests, it lies at the southern edge of the dazzling Lake Tahoe.
Day 10 South Lake Tahoe – San Francisco (200 miles)
Once more we will explore a protected nature reserve; the Eldorado National Forest is situated amid mountainous terrain with a web of fish-filled rivers. Through the wine region of Napa Valley, we will ride on to San Francisco, arriving in the afternoon. Recommended tourist attractions are cable car rides, Fisherman’s Wharf, China Town, or the notoriously famous Alcatraz.
Day 11 San Francisco – Cambria (240 miles)
Along the breath-taking Highway 1, we will leave the city behind us. Today will take us through Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Big Sur, among others. Before reaching Cambria, we will take a pit stop in San Simeon to watch elephant seals on the beach. They share their habitat with other wildlife, such as the funny sea otters.
Day 12 Cambria – Santa Barbara (150 miles)
Today, another stunning ride along Highway 1. On the left hand side you will see beautiful hills and mountains, and on the right, a sheer cliff drop subjected to the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean. Our destination is the Spanish-Mediterranean Santa Barbara.
Day 13 Santa Barbara – Los Angeles (150 miles)
Your motorbiking skills will be tested today as we ride through Los Padres National Forest. Fantastic bendy roads! We will stop for a rest in Ojai and continue on towards Los Angeles. After an emotional farewell with our motorbikes, you will have the opportunity to see Rodeo Drive, Sunset Boulevard, and Hollywood. Your team leader will gladly give you advice on what to see.
Day 14 Los Angeles (free day)
Bringing your trip to a close, you can choose from a variety of daytrips. You can visit Universal Studios or Disneyland, shop till you drop in Santa Monica, or enjoy a lazy day at Venice Beach.
Day 15 Los Angeles – U.K.
Early in the morning you will be taken to the airport to catch your flight home, unless you would like to extend your stay of course! We will gladly advise you on your opportunities and organise any additional wishes. Please email or call us for more information.