3 Day Guided Off-Road Motorcycle Tour in Southern California Desert
Ocotillo, Imperial County, California, United States
Dirt Bike Motorcycle Tour in USA
Join this motorcycle tour in the sand dunes of Ocotillo, USA, with San Diego Dune Tours. Take a ride through the beautiful deserts of Southern California as San Diego Dune Tours will guide you on an experience through Ocotillo and Ocotillo Wells. You'll get the chance to see some amazing scenery including the famous superstition sand dunes, pumpkin patch, shell reef, blowsand hill, the sand bar, the cross, The DeAnza Monument, and more!
Terrain: hills, sand washes, sand dunes, dry lake beds, and canyons
Bike: rental bike (Honda models)
Mileage: 322 - 403 kilometers / 200 - 250 miles
Riding gear: included: helmets, goggles, gloves, and boots
Meals: breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
Starts and ends in Ocotillo
Travel through the Ocotillo Wells
Ride on the superstition sand dunes
Have an off-road memorabilia at the sand bar
Explore the beautiful canyons of the painted gorge
During this tour, you will be accommodated at hotels and fully self-contained campers.
Day 1: San Diego to Ocotillo
On the first day, San Diego Dune Tours will pick you up from San Diego and drive you out to Ocotillo, where you will meet and greet the guides, get your bike (an option of Honda CRF150s, 230s, 450s; XR250s, 400s, 650s; and / or YZF450s) and get your gear fitted. Then you'll have a nice dinner and get to bed early for the long day ahead of you tomorrow.
Day 2: Ocotillo
On the second day, San Diego Dune Tours will take you through Ocotillo, where you will be riding for 70 - 110 miles. You'll see the superstition sand dunes, a huge range of sandy mountains with a birds-eye view of the entire desert; painted gorge, beautiful canyons painted in hues of red, green and blue dirt; the sand bar, where locals and tourists alike have posted all sorts of off-road memorabilia; the cross monument, a huge iron cross erected by one of the locals; historic military sites including huge piles of used artillery and an abandoned Russian tank; and even F-18s dropping practice bombs!
Day 3: Ocotillo Wells and departure
On the last day, San Diego Dune Tours will take you out to Ocotillo Wells. This site is both geologically and historically unique. San Diego Dune Tours will show you places like gas dome, where large gaseous bubbles emerge from the surface of the earth; pumpkin patch, where the earth has forced up round pumpkin like shapes; shell reef, where you can see four-million-year-old fossilized shells; and blowsand hill, where the wind has slowly piled up large amounts of sand into a small dune. After a long day of exploring, its time to take you back home as you reminisce about your amazing experience.
can ride for 2-3 hours
minimal riding experience
comfortable with curves and leans
basic experience with unsurfaced roads
short distance ascents and descents
can ride for 3-4 hours
average riding experience
little assistance required
comfortable with extreme curves and leans
average experience with unsurfaced roads
steep ascents and descents
can ride for 5-6 hours
extensive riding experience
assistance on demand (if required)
experienced with riding a variety of motorcycles
comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions
This motorcycle tour will give you a riding experience through Ocotillo and Ocotillo Wells, USA. You'll get the chance to see some amazing scenery including the famous superstition sand dunes, pumpkin patch, shell reef, blowsand hill, the sand bar, the cross, The DeAnza Monument, and more!