WESTERN HIGHLIGHTS

WESTERN HIGHLIGHTS

During this three week tour, it is dangerously 
possible that the American Southwest will creep into your veins.  Even worse: you might want to pack up and move there! With the extra free days this tour offers, there will be plenty of opportunity to go sight-seeing in the big cities. Nature lovers will certainly enjoy the impressive national parks, which we will weave in and out of, stopping regularly for perfect Kodak moments. This is a unique opportunity to get to know the USA in all its glory.

Travel information

This 20-day organized tour is inclusive return ticket UK – LA (excluding airport taxes and surcharges.), Transfers, hotel accommodation, based on a two-person room, partly also including breakfast, motorbike rental with insurance, professional accompaniment and a trailer with a spare engine where there is also room for luggage.

Day 1 U.K. – Los Angeles

After sitting still for hours on the plane, you will enjoy your stay at a luxurious Los Angeles airport hotel. After arrival and a chance to freshen up, your team leader will go through the practicalities of the trip, while you enjoy a well-deserved beverage.

Day 2 Los Angeles – Palm Springs (195 miles)

After an early rise, we will pick up and get to know our motorbikes. Following the meet and greet, we will ride out of the city on our first laid back stretch of the tour, along the interstate. Next, after a nice little climb, you will get to enjoy the bendy roads around the biggest freshwater lake of California, Lake Elsinore.

Day 3 Palm Springs – Lake Havasu (210 miles)

Via Joshua Tree and Twenty Nine Palms – although we counted many more – we will ride into the desert. Crossing the Colorado River at Parker, we will steer north to today’s destination with its famous London Bridge that was – no joke – imported from London.

Day 4 Lake Havasu – Flagstaff (265 miles)

Today we will ride along Route 66 as much as possible, and through the legendary Oatman Pass, where donkeys wander around (so watch out!) on our way to the Western town of Seligman. Those of you in need of a shave can get one in the famous barbershop, Angels. And then on to Flagstaff. Feel free to make it a late one tonight, because…

Day 5 Flagstaff – Flagstaff (approx. 200 miles)

…today will be a free day. You might want to jump on your motorbike to take a ride to see the Grand Canyon. Along the South Rim there will be plenty of photo opportunities. During a helicopter ride or a visit to the Imax Theatre, you will be able to get all up close and personal to the Grand Canyon.

Day 6 Flagstaff – Blanding (320 miles)

Riding through the Painted Desert – which gets its name from the red, purple, and brown coloured sandstone rocks – via Kayenta, we will head towards Monument Valley, where an off-road drive in a Jeep into Marlboro County is possible. After this, we will ride on to Blanding.

Day 7 Blanding – Panguitch (320 miles)

Today, a beautiful ride through Capitol Reef National Park: a vast nature reserve with interesting rock formations, mountains and…bends.

Day 8 Panguitch – Hurricane (130 miles)

After visiting Bryce Canyon National Park, with its bizarre natural rock formations – the so-called hoodoos – we will ride on to the equally beautiful Zion National Park. At the hotel we will organise a home-made barbeque and relax beside the (whirl)pool.

Day 9 Hurricane – Las Vegas (165 miles)

From Hurricane we will drive on to the American hub of entertainment: Las Vegas. Arriving early, there will be plenty of opportunity to explore this centre of entertainment in great detail.

Day 10 Las Vegas (free day)

Today you will have ample time to explore the colossal hotels, go shopping, eat copious amounts of food, or a quick game of poker. Or you can go crazy and take a ride on a rollercoaster atop the Stratosphere, or get married in one of the many chapels.

Day 11 Las Vegas – Lone Pine (235 miles)

Today, we ride through Death Valley, the hottest place on earth, although due to low humidity the heat is endurable. Along the way, we will take an informative stop at the Visitors Centre and take a break at Zabriskie Point, a popular viewpoint. After that, we will face a considerable climb, for which a spectacular view of this intense landscape will be our reward.

Day 12 Lone Pine – Merced (260 miles)

We will continue north to Lee Vining, located near Yosemite National Park. Along the 11 000 ft high Tioga Pass, we will follow our route through awe-inspiring mountainous terrain.

Day 13 Merced – San Francisco (140 miles)

Today, a timely arrival in one of the most famous and enjoyable cities of America. Immerse yourself in the delights of Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz, China Town, cable cars, the Golden Gate Bridge, or one of the many museums.

Day 14 San Francisco, (free day)

Day 15 San Francisco – Visalia (310 miles)

Along the famous Highway 1, we will ride south. This Pacific Coast Highway extends all the way from Canada down to Mexico. Our tour will bring us through sloping landscapes, fruit 
plantations, and vineyards.

Day 16 Visalia – Visalia (165 miles)

Today’s must-see is Sequoia National Park. We will get to know the Sherman Tree, the tallest tree on earth (some 270 ft high). We will take a delightful winding road down to the hotel.

Day 17 Visalia – Los Angeles (270 miles)

Those of you who enjoy cruising around bends will get a kick from riding through this less well-known, but peaceful Lost Padres National Forest Park. After a quick drink in Ojai, we will carry on towards Los Angeles. Upon arrival we will drop off our motorbikes.

Day 18 Los Angeles

A free day, with the opportunity to visit Universal Studios, the Paul Getty Museum, Disneyland, or other tourist attractions. Ask your team leader for advice, because there is a lot to do and see in this city.

Day 19 Los Angeles – U.K.

An early start will bring us to the airport by shuttle bus to catch the flight home. Or would you like to prolong you stay? We are happy to discuss further opportunities with you and organise any additional wishes.

Day 20 Arrival in U.K.

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Western Highlights
2017

2017

  • 27/5
  • 24/6
  • 22/7
  • 12/8
  • 9/9

Price per Person

  • Cat. 1 – £ 3.050
  • Cat. 2 – £ 3.225
  • Cat. 3 – £ 3.500
  • Cat. 4 – £ 3.530
  • Cat. 5 – £ 3.590
  • Cat. 6 – £ 3.850
  • Trike – £ 4.380
  • Pillion – £ 1.625

Optional

  • Single room supplement £ 860
  • VIP insurance per day £ 18 OR
  • EVIP insurance (without excess!) Per day £ 24
  • Travel insurance: please inquire
2018

2018

  • 26/5
  • 23/6
  • 21/7
  • 11/8
  • 8/9

Price per Person

  • Cat. 1 – £ 3.050
  • Cat. 2 – £ 3.225
  • Cat. 3 – £ 3.500
  • Cat. 4 – £ 3.530
  • Cat. 5 – £ 3.590
  • Cat. 6 – £ 3.850
  • Trike – £ 4.380
  • Pillion – £ 1.625

Optional

  • Single room supplement £ 860
  • VIP insurance per day £ 18 OR
  • EVIP insurance (without excess!) Per day £ 24
  • Travel insurance: please inquire

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