Southwest 2 Self Drive Motorcycle Tours USA

Southwest 2 self drive motorcycle tours USASouthwest 2 Self Drive Motorcycle Tours USA

9 Days / 8 Nights, 
Distance: 1175 Miles / 1880 Kilometers

Southwest II Self Drive Tour through California and Nevada – the best of the Wild West! Solitary deserts, vibrant cities, deep canyons and high mountains – this Self Drive motorcycle tour has everything. You will see all the attractions of the South-West during this 9 day adventure: Death Valley, Yosemite, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Francisco. In between over one thousand miles of fantastic roads and breathtaking scenery and just before the finish line the ineffable beauty of the California coast line on Highway 1 through Big Sur.

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Day 1  – Las Vegas Arrival

Upon arrival in Las Vegas you transfer to your hotel. Overnight.Southwest 2 self drive motorcycle tours USA - Las Vegas

Day 2 Las Vegas to Mammoth Lakes 365 miles

This morning you pick up your bike at EagleRider’s Las Vegas store and your adventure can begin! You are leaving Las Vegas and head west – 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 Southwest 2 self drive motorcycle tour - Las Vegassharply 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. Continue west and ride along Sequoia National Park up to Mammoth Lakes, a place that is famous for skiing in the winter and Mountain biking in summer. Overnight.

Day 3 – Mammoth Lakes to El Portal 105 miles

Southwest 2 self drive motorcycle tour - Mammoth LakesFrom Mammoth Lakes your trip takes you a little further north and you will enter the infamous Tioga Pass to cross Yosemite National Park. You push your bike 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 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. You overnight at the West Entrance of the park.

 

Day 4 Yosemite (Coarsegold) to San Francisco 255 miles

The morning sun’s rays cast a golden shimmer on the meadows and Southwest 2 self drive motorcycle tour - San Franciscoyou continue your ride along Yosemite National Park for a while and then head west towards San Francisco. We cross San Rafael Bridge, which will take you into 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. Ride south to pretty, smug little Sausalito, a quaint seaside town, once a hotspot for drunken sailors, bawdy saloons, today a very refined place that makes you feel like being at the Cote d’Azur. You cross the Golden Gate Bridge and arrive in San Francisco, your stop for the next two nights.

Day 5 San Francisco

This day is at leisure to enjoy the beautiful city of San Francisco, a funky,Southwest 2 self drive motorcycle tour - San Francisco individualistic, surprisingly small place – certainly the most liberal city in the US. San Francisco has a European flair and lots of opportunities to do some sightseeing. How about an excursion to Alcatraz, a Bay Cruise, Cable Car rides, or a Napa Valley wine tour? Overnight.

Day 6 San Francisco to Monterey 120 milesSouthwest 2 self drive motorcycle tour - San Francisco

Today you ride along the rugged coast and get a first taste of one of the best motorcycle rides in the world, as you head down south on legendary PCH (Hwy 1) along the Pacific Ocean. Breathtaking views of the coves and inlets of the Pacific are yours en route to Monterey. Monterey is home to the world famous Laguna Seca Automobile and Motorcycle Racetrack and the spectacular “Aquarium of the Sea”. The coastline here is simply spectacular and there are plenty of opportunities for great photo stops. You overnight in Monterey.

Day 7 Monterey to Pismo Beach 150 miles

Continue your ride on scenic Hwy 1, along the edge of the cliffs of Southwest 2 self drive motorcycle tour - Monteraythe Big Sur Coast – 90 wild and undeveloped miles of rocky cliffs form a sublime landscape where redwood groves line river canyons and the Santa Lucia Mountains rise out of the blue-green Pacific. Roughly midway along the Big Sur Coast you come to Esalen, which is named for the long gone native tribes who once enjoyed its natural hot spring, situated on a cliff top high above the raging Pacific surf. Cruise past San Simeon, Cambria and into Morro Bay where you stay for the night.
Day 8 Pismo Beach to Los Angeles 180 miles
Today you pick up Hwy 101 and head towards Los Angeles. At Santa Maria Southwest 2 self drive motorcycle tour - Los Angelescut inland to enjoy the great back roads and scenery there. In Santa Barbara you should make a stop before you cruise straight into Malibu, the infamous beach colony. About twenty miles from here you come to Santa Monica and Venice. 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, you ride over to Hawthorne, where EagleRider’s headquarters are located. Now it’s time to return your motorcycles and transfer back to you hotel. Overnight.
Day 9 Los Angeles Departure 0 miles
Today your exciting trip will come to an end with your departure flight back home.

2017 price $ per person HVT price per person
2 people, 1 bike, 1 room  $1605  £1195
2 people, 2 bikes, 1 room  $2308  £1720
1 person, 1 bike, 1 room  $3059  £2280

Owing to exchange rate fluctuation, please contact us for today’s best price

If a larger group of bikes are going on the tour, please ask us for a quote.

Southwest 2 self drive motorcycle tours USA, what’s included:

  • All accommodations
  • Late model Motorcycles
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Co-pilot book
  • Helmets for the driver and passenger
  • Transportation between hotel and EagleRider location (restrictions may apply at certain locations)
  • Detailed day by day or hour by hour itinerary
  • Routing with scenic drive specific for motorbikes
  • Hotel Information
  • Maps
  • Tips for local areas
  • Sales tax
  • Environmental surcharge
  • VIP check-in at location

Southwest 2 self drive motorcycle tours USA what’s not included:

  • Airfare
  • Food and snacks
  • Beverages
  • Fuel and oil
  • Insurance / Theft & Damage Waiver
  • Tips
  • Personal souvenirs
  • Parking fees, park entrance fees, road or toll charges
  • Seasonal surcharges
  • Rally surcharges
  • Transfer airport-hotel-airport

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 book your tour 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 our Southwest 2 self drive motorcycle tours USA starts.

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