19 days, 18 nights, approximately 3000 Miles
30 October to 17 November 2018
30 October to 17 November 2019
Guided by Dot and John Johnston, Simon Parry & Dan Johnston or Hilary and Mike Dall
Join us for an epic coast to coast ride from the Atlantic to the Pacific, taking in 8 states, 4 time zones and 3 oceans.
*New for 2018: we have extended the tour to 19 days to allow an extra night in Tombstone*
Day 1: Arrival Los Angeles, California
Meet up with your guides and other riders in your first hotel, and enjoy a relaxing evening meal and a few drinks after your flight.
Day 2: Los Angeles
A chance to see the sights in LA, Hollywood, Beverley Hills, Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach or hop on a tour bus to see the sites with a running commentary to listen to. One thing’s for sure you can’t cease to be amazed by “The City of Angels”! Later on in the afternoon we’ll all get picked up from the hotel and go and collect our bikes so that we will be able to make an easy start into the countryside of southern California.
Day 3: Los Angeles to Borrego Springs, California (171 miles)
Today we head out of the urban sprawl of Los Angeles and ride the spectacular US74 to Lake Elsinore and onwards into the stunning Santa Rosa Mountains. Our overnight stay in Borrego Springs lies deep in the heart of the Californian high mountain deserts where an oasis of swimming pools, cool beers, good food and desert breezes await us.
Day 4: Borrego Springs to Gila Bend, Arizona (256 miles)
This morning we ride towards the Salton Sea which lies at 71 metres below sea level and directly on the San Andreas Fault line. Heading south we then enter the Californian playground known as the Algodones Recreation area and through the spectacular Imperial Sand Dunes, lets hope it’s not windy! There may be time to call in for a few t-shirts at a Harley Davidson dealer in Yuma en route.
Day 5: Gila Bend to Tombstone, Arizona (259 miles)
We’ve all seen the huge Saguaro Cacti in the famous Spaghetti Westerns set in and around Arizona. Well today we ride through the Sonoran Desert and see them for ourselves. Our route takes us through the wide open spaces of southern Arizona and through a number of towns and villages that are heavily influenced by the architecture of nearby Mexico. We skirt the sprawling city of Tucson and then head off towards the High Plains for our overnight in “The Town that’s too tough to die” – Tombstone, Arizona. While away the evening roaming the boardwalks, taking a drink in Big Nose Kate’s Saloon or grab a great steak at The Longhorn Saloon or one of the many other authentic restaurants.
Day 6: Free day in Tombstone
A free day to explore the many attractions of Tombestone: explore Boothill Graveyard; visit the OK Corral and watch the entertaining and informative re-enactment of the famous gunfight; investigate the many and varied shops or simply hang out in one of the town’s many cowboy saloons.
Day 7: Tombstone to El Paso, New Mexico (279 miles)
Riding south from Tombstone we will pass through the thriving town of Bisbee, now home to many artisans and artists, and past what was once one of the biggest Copper mines in the USA. From Bisbee we head towards Douglas which lies on one of the major USA/Mexico border posts, though we will only give the Mexicans a wave before continuing our journey eastwards towards El Paso. This part of the journey takes us through some of the most deserted roads in southern USA via the famous Geronimo Surrender Monument at Apache, a truly inspiring days riding. Our evening gives us the opportunity to eat at a number of restaurants near our hotel on the outskirts of El Paso.
Day 8: El Paso to Alpine, Texas (230 miles)
First stop will be at “The Largest Harley Davidson Dealers in the USA” Barnett Harley Davidson in El Paso – huge and amazing! Our ride soon sees cruising out of New Mexico and into the wide open spaces of Texas. Next stop is the Davis Mountains where we may have the chance to call in at the McDonald Space Observatory before wending our way down through Fort Davis to our overnight stay in the town of Alpine.
Day 9: Alpine to San Antonio, Texas (358 miles)
The back roads of western Texas are virtually traffic free and the sheer scale of this vast State really starts to become apparent. Small towns dot the road on our journey south and the odd wrangler may well be seen going about his daily business. Lunch will be in the busy town of Del Rio and our afternoon moves us on east to the thriving city of San Antonio, Texas.
Day 10: San Antonio free day
Maybe visit the Alamo today and see some of the history and background of this once heavily disputed Texan city. Enjoy a stroll along the famous San Antonio River Walk with its many cafes, restaurants, shops and bars and spend the evening listening to live music.
Day 11: San Antonio to Galveston, Texas (294 miles)
Time to head south east today for the shores of The Gulf of Mexico. Our route now begins to take us into the greener lands of Southern Texas and leaves the desert lands of the West behind us. The coastal route into Galveston is spectacular with huge holiday homes built on stilts and a sea road that sometimes appears to be lower than the ocean that is passing by to your right! Galveston is a busy coastal town with many busy bars and restaurants to help us chill out for the evening.
Day 12: Galveston to Gonzales, Louisiana (292 miles)
First stop of the day will be to board the ferry from Galveston to Port Bolivar across the mouth of Galveston Bay. Keep a look out for the many Dolphins and Pelicans that live in and around this busy waterway. The heavily forested US 190 is our preferred road for the afternoon taking us almost directly east through many small towns and villages before spilling us out onto the Baton Rouge circulatory system and then southwards to our overnight in Gonzales, Louisiana.
Day 13: Gonzales to New Orleans, Louisiana (84 miles)
First call in the morning will be to the mind blowing Cabelas Outdoor Superstore close to our hotel and then maybe a trip to the Cowboy Boot store, yep retail therapy for those who need it! Leaving Gonzales and heading towards “The Big Easy” (New Orleans) we’ll call in at the jetty of one of the Swamp Boat Tour operators for anyone who would like to see the great southern swamplands by airboat and get the chance to eyeball an Alligator or two! (Please let us know if you would like one of these trips organised for you).
Day 14: New Orleans free day
Our hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of the French Quarter, within easy walking distance of Bourbon Street, Frenchmen Street and the bustling French Market where every kind of live Jazz, Blues, R & B, Country, Zydeco and many others abound! Go on a steamboat cruise down the Mississippi, take a tour of New Orleans which includes seeing places devastated by Katrina or just indulge yourself in the multitude of sights, sounds, smells, places and people that this thriving city has to show you!
Day 15: New Orleans to Mobile, Alabama (173 miles)
Prepare to be amazed as we leave New Orleans via the amazing 23 mile long Lake Pontchartrain causeway – “The road with no end” and prepare to indulge yourself in a traditional Louisiana breakfast in the town of Mandeville. Tennessee makes it’s way into our story book today as we head east towards Alabama along the coast and through the seaside resort of Biloxi. Don’t forget to look to your left as well on this ride at the houses of the rich and famous. Our downtown hotel in Mobile offers an easy stroll to many downtown bars and restaurants with music and entertainment for those who aren’t partied out after New Orleans!
Day 16: Mobile, Alabama to Tallahassee, Florida (246 miles)
Keep your ears peeled today for the distant strains of banjo’s playing and your senses tuned for the drifting perfume of illicit moonshine stills! Heavily wooded highway with sleepy towns and villages interspersed with the most amazing series of southern churches will have you reminiscing over a drink or two for years to come.
Our hotel on the outskirts of Tallahassee is well situated for an easy evening stroll to the many nearby restaurants and bars.
Day 17: Tallahassee to Ormond Beach, Florida (251 miles)
The “Sunshine State” has arrived and our journey takes us predominantly eastward through this busy State and towards our third and final Ocean, the Atlantic. We’ll get a chance today to visit one of the famous Boot Barn stores and take a bite to eat at the Blackwater Inn on the river of the same name.
Ormond Beach and Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona Harley Davidson village await us at the end of the day for more shopping and we can look forward to some great BBQ at “The Pig Stand” before enjoying a few beers and maybe some live music at the “Saints and Sinners” bar.
Day 18: Ormond Beach to Orlando, Florida (70 miles)
A short ride today via Daytona Beach where we can dip our toes in the Atlantic and sign off our Coast to Coast USA odyssey. Nearly 3,000 miles across mainland USA and a lifetime of memories to live and re-live, an adventure of truly epic proportions!
Spend the evening on International Drive and maybe join us for a night of food, drink and entertainment at BB King’s Blues Club. We’ll be there – you coming?
Day 19: Departure Day
Time to say goodbye to your new friends, and we hope to ride with you again soon!
|2 people, 1 bike, 1 room||£3145||£3245|
|2 people, 2 bikes, 1 room||£4345||£4495|
|1 person, 1 bike, 1 room||£5395||£5575|
What’s Included: Harley-Davidson or Indian Motorcycle rental, sales & environmental taxes, EVIP ZERO Theft & Damage Waivers, Fuel & oil, support vehicle (carries all luggage and drinks), all hotels with some breakfasts, custom HVT mesh jacket, Welcome dinner, tour guides and 3,000 free miles (please note if you choose to ride additional miles to those included on the tour, eg on your free days, and exceed the 3,100 miles, you will be charged 39 cents/26p per mile).
Flights not included.
Supplementary Liability Insurance is also available at £15 and £20 per day.
In the case of major Exchange Rate fluctuations, we reserve the right to alter prices and issue a currency surcharge/refund if necessary.
A deposit of £300 per bike is all you need to reserve your place more than 24 weeks before the tour starts. 50% of the tour price is then 24 weeks before the tour starts and the balance is due 12 weeks before the tour starts. We hold a pre-tour meeting around 6 – 8 week before departure, where we give a detailed talk on what to expect on your guided tour, information on riding in the USA, what to wear and bring, and we provide you with an information pack. The meeting also give you the opportunity to ask questions, meet your fellow riders, and revs up your excitement for the tour!
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