WESTERN DISCOVERY CLASSIC

WESTERN DISCOVERY CLASSIC

“An adventure in the Wild West and Mexico”

Every few hours the landscape changes. From the sea and Mexican beach huts, through sand dunes with gigantic cacti, to big masses of red rock among a web of narrow lanes. Besides taking you through famous national parks, this motorbike tour will lead you to fairytale Las Vegas and typical Western towns where time seems to have come to a standstill. A first-class recommendation!

Travel information

This 16-day organized motorcycle tour is inclusive return ticket UK – Los Angeles (excluding airport taxes and surcharges.), Transfers, hotel accommodation, based on a two-person room, partially including breakfast, motorbike rental with insurance, professional accompaniment and a trailer with a spare engine, which includes space for the luggage.

Day 1 U.K. – Los Angeles

Upon arrival in Los Angeles, you will be taken to an airport hotel. There will be opportunity to freshen up, followed by getting to know the tour guides, while enjoying drinks on the hotel terrace. There will also be a short talk on the practicalities of the trip.

Day 2 Los Angeles – Ensenada (210 miles)

Early in the morning we will collect the motorbikes and, after your first briefing, we will ride out of Los Angeles to our first coffee stop in Laguna Beach. After the break, we will ride down south along the coast and cross the border into Tijuana. Along the way, we will be able to see San Diego Naval Base, and the rough mountain roads that follow will give us a taster of what an unrefined night in Mexico will have in store.

Day 3 Ensenada – Calexico (165 miles)

After a substantial breakfast, an equally substantial ride inland through the mountains will follow. We will stop for lunch in Tecate, where the famous Mexican beer finds its roots. More breath-taking mountain roads will take us on to Calexico.

Day 4 Calexico – Prescott (265 miles)

The first few miles will bring us through rural countryside, after which we will drive through desert to Blythe. Here, we will leave California behind us and enter Arizona. Those who love riding through mountains will certainly get what they ask for along the way to Prescott.

Day 5 Prescott – Flagstaff (100 miles)

Today, Jerome – the old gold-diggers town with its unique museum – will be engraved in your memory forever. Sedona, a nice little city wedged in between the famous Red Rocks, will also leave a lasting impression. We will stay the night in Flagstaff, our last stop before we reach the Grand Canyon.

Day 6 Flagstaff – Tuba City (145 miles)

Today, we will cruise the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, providing one Kodak moment after the other. Ensure you bring plenty of empty memory cards for your camera, because, as one of the seven wonders of the world, this ‘tear’ in the earth will take your breath away. Both the Imax Theatre and helicopter ride are highly recommended.

Day 7 Tuba City – Page (85/240 miles)

Riding through the Painted Desert, we will head towards Page and the beautiful Lake Powell, which offers a variety of water sports. You now have a choice between relaxing and taking in the sun rays at this resort, or rediscovering the Marlboro County during a visit to Monument Valley, made famous by the many movies and documentaries filmed there.

Day 8 Page – Hurricane (185 miles)

Today’s advice is to ‘ride slowly’ so you do not miss any of the natural beauty of the Colorado River, Marble Canyon, and the stunning Zion National Park. The ride will further take us to Hurricane, where we will enjoy a festive barbeque prepared by the group.

Day 9 Hurricane – Las Vegas (165 miles)

Today we will ride on to the hub of entertainment: Las Vegas, a must-see city for anyone. You will see the glitter and glamour of hotels – big enough to fit whole villages – spectacular shows and attractions, and architectural masterpieces, pumped full of money and effort. There are just not enough words to describe the ‘craziness’ of this place.

Day 10 Las Vegas – Lone Pine (235 miles)

We will leave Las Vegas through the notorious Death Valley, officially the hottest place on earth. Sweltering tarmac roads, awe-inspiring silence, dark-coloured rocks, and endless plains await you. We will stay the night in a cooler location in Lone Pine right next to Jake’s Saloon, an atmospheric Western bar with ‘real’ cowboys.

Day 11 Lone Pine – Visalia (320 miles)

Via Bishop, we will ride to Yosemite National Park, through the approximately 11 000 ft high Tioga Pass. Here, you will have the feeling of being in the Alps, although (unlike in the Alps) trees still grow here at this altitude. It is an impressive ride through mountains with amazing natural beauty and lakes. (If this route is closed due to snowfall, we will adjust the route accordingly.)

Day 12 Visalia – Visalia (165 miles)

Today: a ride through the Sequoia National Park, famous for its enormous Sequoia Trees. We will have ample time to view the Giant Forest and other special sights, such as the biggest tree on earth, the Sherman Tree (some 270 ft high). Via a delightful, windy road we will descend down to Porterville for the night.

Day 13 Visalia – Los Angeles (270 miles)

Today, we will continue our route heading south along citrus plantations to Mariposa. There, we will take a turn into the hills and, after a glorious ride, we will take a breather in the bikers bar in Ojai. We will follow the road towards Los Angeles, where we will bid our motorbikes farewell and leave them to rest. In the evening you will have the opportunity to see Rodeo Drive, Sunset Boulevard, and Hollywood.

Day 14 Los Angeles

Today will be a day for leisure and relaxation. You will have the opportunity to book daytrips to Universal Studios or Disneyland, you can spend the day shopping in Santa Monica, or enjoy a lazy day on (or stroll down) Venice Beach.

Day 15 Los Angeles – U.K.

In the early morning we will leave on a shuttle bus to the airport to catch the flight back. Or if you would like to prolong your stay, we would be happy to accommodate your additional wishes.

Day 16 Arrival in U.K.

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Western Discovery Classic
2017

2017

  • 6/5
  • 17/6
  • 8/7
  • 19/8
  • 30/9

Price per Person

  • Cat. 1 – £ 2.345
  • Cat. 2 – £ 2.525
  • Cat. 3 – £ 2.725
  • Cat. 4 – £ 2.925
  • Cat. 5 – £ 2.975
  • Cat. 6 – £ 3.050
  • Trike – £ 3.360
  • Pillion – £ 1.450

Optional

  • Single room supplement £ 760
  • VIP insurance per day £ 18 OR
  • EVIP insurance (without excess!) Per day £ 24
  • Travel insurance: please inquire
2018

2018

  • 5/5
  • 16/6
  • 7/7
  • 18/8
  • 29/9

Price per Person

  • Cat. 1 – £ 2.345
  • Cat. 2 – £ 2.525
  • Cat. 3 – £ 2.725
  • Cat. 4 – £ 2.925
  • Cat. 5 – £ 2.975
  • Cat. 6 – £ 3.050
  • Trike – £ 3.360
  • Pillion – £ 1.450

Optional

  • Single room supplement £ 760
  • VIP insurance per day £ 18 OR
  • EVIP insurance (without excess!) Per day £ 24
  • Travel insurance: please inquire

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