This 16-day organized tour is inclusive return ticket UK – LA (excluding airport taxes and surcharges.), Transfers, hotel accommodation, based on a two-person room, partially including breakfast, motorbike rental with insurance, unlimited mileage, 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. After a quick chance to freshen up in your hotel room, we will go through the practicalities of the trip with the team leader while enjoying a well-deserved drink.
Day 2 Los Angeles – Pismo Beach (230 miles)
In the morning we will meet and greet our steel horses, which will be our loyal friends for the next couple of weeks. After that, we will quickly tear away from the city into Los Padres National Forest, a vast difference from the hustle and bustle of the city. We will stay the night in the small resort of Pismo Beach.
Day 3 Pismo Beach – Watsonville (215 miles)
Today you can enjoy the famous Pacific Coast Highway 1. Along deserted side roads we will pass well-known places such as Carmel and Monterey. Before arriving in San Francisco, we will lodge in a comfortable motel.
Day 4 Watsonville – San Francisco (85 miles)
This afternoon, the impressive Golden Gate Bridge is on the programme, and of course we will ride across it! Afterwards we will check in at the hotel and you can choose from a variety of sightseeing activities: a cable-car ride, visiting Fishermans Wharf, or the famous Alcatraz Island and China Town.
Day 5 San Francisco – Merced (145 miles)
Via San Francisco Bay, we will leave the city en route to the sloping landscape of Mount Hamilton – the highest mountain in the region with a view over Silicon Valley – along a beautiful, winding road. Passing the town of Patterson, we will glide passed citrus plantations to Merced.
Day 6 Merced – Lone Pine (260 miles)
The picturesque Yosemite National Park will surprise many with its 11 000 ft high Tioga Pass, followed by a long descent passed sparkling lakes. Via Bishop we will reach our lodgings in Lone Pine, where we will enjoy a Western-style evening in Jake’s Saloon.
Day 7 Lone Pine – Las Vegas (235 miles)
Those of you who enjoy riding through mountains will surely not be disappointed today as we ride along Towne Pass. There will be various Kodak moments, such as the view over Death Valley. Here, the lowest point is some 300 ft below sea level! Make sure you get plenty of rest before today, because tonight you will not get much time for it in the city that never sleeps.
Day 8 Las Vegas – Hurricane (165 miles)
Did you get a lucky draw? Today, we will leave the clatter of slot machines behind us for a ride through silence – and heat. We will come to Hurricane, where the group will prepare a barbeque by the pool.
Day 9 Hurricane – Flagstaff (285 miles)
You may have never heard of it, but Zion National Park, with its extraordinary rock formations, will be engraved in your memory forever. We will continue on a laid back ride via Navajo Bridge, across the Colorado River, to the Painted Desert near Flagstaff. This old city is part of Route 66 and has a long history, and a great nightlife!
Day 10 Flagstaff – Flagstaff (approx. 200 miles)
Today, after a little sleep in and breakfast, we will go to see one of the seven wonders of the world: it will take us 2 hours to reach the Grand Canyon. Cruising down the South Rim, we will stop at all the viewpoints, feeling tiny against such a natural colossal backdrop. The helicopter ride and a visit to the Imax Theatre, which will teach you more about the Grand Canyon, are highly recommended.
Day 11 Flagstaff – Kingman (245 miles)
Art, Native American culture, and the Red Rocks make Sedona a city not to be missed. The artistic Jerome is a good place for a drink and a game of pool. Via Chino Valley we will ride to Seligman, the most famous town on Route 66, and then on to Kingman.
Day 12 Kingman – Palm Springs (245 miles)
We will follow Route 66 along small roads to the well-known Oatman in Nevada. At Needles we will cross the Colorado River, back towards California. You will get the “Born to be Wild” feeling as we trudge along desolate desert roads: 100 miles without water or fuel. Passing plenty of wind turbines we will head towards tonight’s oasis: Palm Springs.
Day 13 Palm Springs – Los Angeles (200 miles)
As a last farewell, we will relish a steady climb up the beautiful mountains along enjoyable, winding mountain roads. At Lake Elsinore, you will have a chance to enjoy a final view over Cleveland National Forest, followed by the last stretch of interstate towards the city. The motorbikes will finally be able to get a ‘drink’ and a pat on the back as we bid them farewell.
Day 14 Los Angeles
Today, you will be given the opportunity to ogle at the mansions of Hollywood stars, visit Universal Studios, go shopping in Santa Monica, stroll down Venice Beach, or take a ride in a limousine down Beverly Hills. Rodeo Drive here we come!
Day 15 Los Angeles – U.K.
Early in the morning you will be taken to the airport to catch the flight back home. It is no problem if you wish to prolong your stay: we are happy to organise any additional wishes for you.