Wild West Guided Motorcycle Tour 16 days
16 Days / 15 Nights
Distance – 2587 Miles /4166 Kilometers
2018 Tour Dates: 3 – 18 May, 10 – 25 May, 17 May – 1 June, 31 May – 15 June, 14 – 29 June, 21 June – 6 July, 12 – 27 July, 2 – 17 August, 8 – 23 August,
9 – 24 August, 30 August – 14 September, 6 – 21 September, 13 – 28 September, 20 September – 5 October, 27 September – 12 October, 4 – 19 October, 11 – 26 October
Enjoy the best of the Wild West on the back of your favourite motorcycle! Solitary deserts, vibrant cities, deep canyons and high mountains – this 16 day guided motorcycle vacation has everything. You will see all the attractions of the South-West, Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley, Death Valley, Yosemite, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Francisco and you will take in some of the most historic parts of the World famous Route 66. When you have survived the Wild West you will have travelled over two thousand miles of fantastic roads and breathtaking scenery including the ineffable beauty of the California coast line on Highway 1 through Big Sur as the final leg of the tour.
Day 1 Arrive Los Angeles – 0 Miles
Today your Wild West journey begins! After checking into your hotel, you will meet your Eaglerider guides and fellow riders that will be sharing the road with you over the next two weeks. A great dinner at one of our favorite places, and a good night’s sleep will get you ready for the first day’s ride tomorrow!
Day 2 Los Angeles to Palm Springs – 190 miles
After our Welcome Breakfast the moment has come – you will get transferred to EagleRider in Los Angeles to pick-up your bike. After an orientation we head south and west to ride the winding mountain road down to Lake Elsinore. After lunch, the cool air bathes us as we wind our way up more mountainous roads into the San Bernardino National Forest, skirting the slopes of San Jacinto Mountain. Our descent into Palm Springs is spectacular, and we will enjoy our first night on the road among the Palm Trees and night life that make up this iconic town.
Day 3 Palm Springs to Laughlin NV – 232 miles
Day 4 Laughlin, NV to Grand Canyon AZ 245 miles
Day 5 Grand Canyon, AZ to Monument Valley (Mexican Hat), AZ – 170 miles
We spend the morning at the Grand Canyon to get some fantastic views. Then we’ll cruise along the South Rim for a few miles and leave Grand Canyon National Park at the East entrance. Now it’s off to the incredible Monument Valley. This is Navajo Country here a classic Wild West landscape of stark sandstone buttes and forbidding pinnacles of rock, poking from an endless expanse of drifting red sands. Only when you arrive at Monument Valley will you come to realize how much your perception of the West has in fact been shaped by this one spot. Such scenery does exist elsewhere, of course, but nowhere is it so perfectly distilled. This evening we will descend into the Valley itself, and let our Navajo Guides treat us to a traditional dinner in the heart of this spiritual wonderland.
Day 6 Monument Valley (Mexican Hat), AZ to Bryce Canyon, UT – 340 miles
Day 7 Bryce Canyon, UT to Las Vegas, NV – 250 miles
This morning there will be time to visit the amazing Bryce Canyon before we continue to Zion National Park. Besides seeing the most beautiful rock formations found anywhere on earth, you are in for a most challenging ride here – the switchbacks of Zion! Compared to Yosemite and the Grand Canyon, Zion exudes a stronger sense of nature. From Zion it is only a short ride into the neon and gambling oasis of Las Vegas. Those clients, who will end their trip in Las Vegas, will have a “Good Bye” Dinner this evening.
Day 8 Las Vegas, NV – 0 miles
Day 9 Las Vegas, NV to Mammoth Lake, CA – 315 miles
From Las Vegas we head west and our ride will take us across Death Valley – the hottest place on earth! It’s almost entirely devoid of shade and its sculpted rock layers form deeply shadowed, eroded crevices at the foot of sharply silhouetted hills, their exotic mineral content turning ancient mudflats into rainbows of sunlit iridescence. After riding a series of mountain curves, you’ve fallen hundreds of feet below sea level and find yourself right in the basin of Death Valley. From here we continue west, riding amazing roads that wind up and out of the Valley and onto the foothills of the magnificent Sierra Nevada Mountains. Today we will have ridden from the lowest point in the United States, over 100’ below sea level, to the ski town of Mammoth Lakes at over 7000 feet. What a day!
Day 10 Mammoth Lake, CA to Yosemite (El Portal), CA – 150 miles
Leaving Mammoth Lakes we continue our trip a little further north and then take the infamous Tioga Pass to cross Yosemite National Park. You push your Harley through the winding granite canyons…muscle flexing turns are rampant for the first several miles, and the road demands attention as you enter the mother of all National Parks. Yosemite conjures up thousands of images and raises expectations to dizzying heights and when you are there it is just as beautiful, wild, tame, rich, and sublime as you’d expect. We ride over to El Portal, where we overnight.
Day 11 Yosemite (El Portal), CA to San Francisco, CA – 200 miles
Today we head west towards San Francisco. Leaving Yosemite National Park, we descend through California Gold Rush country. We’ll pass through small mining towns such as Groveland, before descending the winding roads of Old Priest Grade. Leaving Gold Rush country, we set our sights on the coastal regions of Marin County, an unabashed introduction to Californian self-indulgence: a pleasure zone of conspicuous luxury and abundant natural beauty, with sunshine, sandy beaches, high mountains, and thick redwood forests, often ranked the wealthiest county in the US. From here, we catch our first glimpse of this city’s most famous landmark – the Golden Gate – and traverse one of San Francisco’s great bridges to enter the city! A ride along the Marina and we are dropped into the heart of Fisherman’s Warf – our home for the next two nights.
Day 12 San Francisco, CA – 0 miles
Day 13 San Fransisco, CA to Monterey, CA – 118 miles
Today we head south on the legendary Pacific Coast Highway (Hwy 1) which hugs the rugged California coast of the Pacific Ocean – one of the best motorcycle rides in the world! The coastline here is simply spectacular and there are plenty of opportunities for great photo stops. Breathtaking views of the coves and inlets of the Pacific are yours en route to the seaside town of Monterey and its famous “Cannery Row.” Monterey is home to the world famous Laguna Seca Automobile and Motorcycle Racetrack and the spectacular “Aquarium of the Sea.”
Day 14 Monterey, CA to Pismo Beach 152 miles
Day 15 Pismo Beach, CA to Los Angeles, CA – 225 miles
Today we take Hwy 101 and head towards Los Angeles, the Pacific Ocean to our right, and the coastal mountains to our left. After a stop in Santa Barbara for a coffee, we get back on Hwy 101 and cruise straight into Malibu, the infamous beach colony. Santa Monica is LA’s oldest and biggest resort – once a wild beachfront playground, it’s now a self-consciously liberal and healthy community. Venice Beach is probably the reason why most people come to Venice – nowhere else does LA parade itself quite so openly as along the wide pathway of Venice Boardwalk. From here we will ride over to Hawthorne, where EagleRider’s headquarters are located. Now it’s time to return your motorcycles and transfer back to our hotel to get ready for a recap of this great adventure at our “Good-bye” dinner.
Day 16 Los Angeles, CA – 0 miles
Departure. Please take the hotel shuttle and transfer to Los Angeles International Airport.
Hadrian V-Twin prices ($*)
|2 people, 1 bike, 1 room||$4920|
|2 people, 2 bikes, 1 room||$6120|
|1 person, 1 bike, 1 room||$8160|
*Owing to exchange rate fluctuations, please contact us for today’s best price in £s
- All hotel accommodations
- Late model motorcycle rental
- Unlimited mileage
- Free fuel & oil
- Daily Breakfast
- Professional Tour Leaders
- National Park entrance fees
- Custom Riding Jacket
- All taxes, fees, and environmental surcharges
- Hotel Parking fees
- Discounted Activities
- One Way Transfer fees (when applicable)
- Welcome & Farewell Dinner
- Helmets for driver and passenger
- Transportation between hotel and EagleRider location
- Support Vehicle equipped with spare bike and room for additional luggage
What’s Not Included:
- Theft & Damage Waivers and Supplementary Liability Insurance
- Food and snacks (except welcome & farewell meals)
- Personal souvenirs
When you are going to be riding in hot temperatures, you may wish to consider our mesh and hyperkewl products to help keep you cool
The itinerary may be subject to change owing to availability of accommodation or road conditions. All mileages are approximate. In the case of major exchange rate fluctuations, we reserve the right to alter prices and issue a currency surcharge/refund as necessary. Flights not included. A deposit of £300 per bike is required if you reserve your place more than 24 weeks before the tour starts. 50% of the tour price is required to be paid 24 weeks before the tour starts and the balance paid 12 weeks before the tour starts.
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