15 Days Seattle to Los Angeles "American Rockies" Motorbike Tour USA

Breathtaking USA Motorbike Tour

Join this 15-day motorbike tour with USA on Wheels to Los Angeles. This tour is perfect for wilderness and wildlife lovers, as well as those who enjoy cruising down bendy roads and exploring metropolitan cities. The trip starts in Seattle, just below the Canadian border, and on through the most beautiful National Parks and San Francisco, only to end up and relive your trip together on the Californian beach of Santa Monica. Book now and join this trip for a remarkable motorbike tour experience!

Key information

  • Bike: rental bike
  • Mileage: 2,745 miles / 4,418 kilometers
  • Daily rides: 150 - 340 miles / 242 - 548 kilometers
  • Meals: some breakfasts

Highlights

  • Yellowstone National Park visit
  • Ride over Mount Spokane into Idaho
  • Eldorado National Forest exploration
  • Starts in Seattle and ends in Los Angeles
  • Riding on bendy roads in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
  • Riding on Highway 50, 'the loneliest road in America'
  • 14 nights' accommodation
  • Motorbike rental

Styles


12 riding days in English
Spoken languages: Dutch, German, English
Airport transfer included: Seattle Tacoma International Airport
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Accommodation

During your journey, you will stay in good quality hotels, which will be reserved before departure. The room will be in a standard twin / double room accommodation. You can opt for a private room for an additional single supplement. All rooms will include en-suite bathroom with shower or bath facilities, television, and air conditioning. Most hotels will also have a pool.

Program

Day 1: Arrival in Seattle

Upon arrival in Seattle, you will be taken to your comfortable airport hotel. You will have time to freshen up before the team leader gives a short talk on the practicalities of the trip and you have the opportunity to sip on a drink or two.

Day 2: Seattle - Moses Lake (220 miles / 335 kilometers)

In the morning, the motorbikes will already be eagerly waiting at the hotel for you, itching to get on the exceedingly bendy roads in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. In this mountainous region, you will find two 'sleeping' volcanoes; Mount Baker and Glacier Peak. The incomparable vistas will immediately give you that holiday feeling.

Day 3: Moses Lake - Sandpoint (200 miles / 322 kilometers)

From Washington state, you will ride over Mount Spokane into Idaho. The mountain, with a peak of almost 6,000 feet, is one of the highest in this area, and its name stems from the Indian tribe, The Spokane, which means 'Children of the Sun'.

Day 4: Sandpoint - Lolo (250 miles / 403 kilometers)

Your journey continues along the stunning - and in some places, 1100-feet deep - Lake Pend Oreille. This lake is filled to the brim with fish, especially rainbow trout. The area around the lake is also crawling with wildlife. You might get a glance of deer or moose, but there are also wolves, black and grizzly bears, and a vast variety of birds. Highway 200 and Highway 93 will take you to Hamilton.

Day 5: Lolo - West Yellowstone (320 miles / 515 kilometers)

Today will bring you more natural beauty; you will ride on to Bitterroot National Forest, which consists of woods and grasslands. You may spot a lot of wildlife here too; mountain goats, moose, and bears. Along the way, you will stop in the western town of Virginia City where Bonanza was filmed, ending your day just outside the entrance to Yellowstone National Park so you can head straight into it in the morning.

Day 6: West Yellowstone (200 miles / 322 kilometers)

Yellowstone was first to be named a national park in America. It has a very diverse landscape of woods, pastures, geysers, springs, and waterfalls. You will find bison, all kinds of deer, grizzly bears, and brown bears. Be sure to bring plenty of empty memory cards and full batteries for your camera or camcorder, because today will definitely bring you some unforgettable moments.

Day 7: West Yellowstone - Jackpot (340 miles / 548 kilometers)

You will carry on through the state of Idaho in all its unspoiled beauty. Tonight's accommodation lies in Twin Falls, but before you arrive there, you will get the chance to explore more spectacular waterfalls.

Day 8: Jackpot - Austin (275 miles / 443 kilometers)

The endless plains of Nevada will exercise all your senses. Listening to music on your iPod or just enjoying the quiet, you will continue along Highway 50, also called 'the loneliest road in America'. Your destination for today will be Austin, Nevada. It is located in a stunning area at the foot of the Toiyabe Range.

Day 9: Austin - South Lake Tahoe (200 miles / 322 kilometers)

Today, you will ride through ever-changing landscapes, desert as well as fresh forests. Finally, there will be more time to relax as you stay in South Lake Tahoe, bordering Nevada and California. As the name suggests, it lies at the southern edge of the dazzling Lake Tahoe.

Day 10: South Lake Tahoe - San Francisco (200 miles / 322 kilometers)

Once more, you will explore a protected nature reserve, Eldorado National Forest which is situated amid mountainous terrain with a web of fish-filled rivers. Through the wine region of Napa Valley, you will ride on to San Francisco, arriving in the afternoon. Recommended tourist attractions are cable car rides, Fisherman's Wharf, China Town, or the notoriously famous Alcatraz.

Day 11: San Francisco - Cambria (240 miles / 387 kilometers)

Along the breathtaking Highway 1, you will leave the city behind you. Today will take you through Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Big Sur, among others. Before reaching Cambria, you will take a pit stop in San Simeon to watch elephant seals on the beach. They share their habitat with other wildlife, such as the funny sea otters.

Day 12: Cambria - Santa Barbara (150 miles / 242 kilometers)

Today, there will be another stunning ride along Highway 1. On the left side, you will see beautiful hills and mountains, and on the right side, a sheer cliff drops subjected to the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean. Your destination is the Spanish-Mediterranean Santa Barbara.

Day 13: Santa Barbara - Los Angeles (150 miles / 242 kilometers)

Your motorbiking skills will be tested today as you ride through Los Padres National Forest. They are fantastic bendy roads! You will stop for a rest in Ojai and continue on towards Los Angeles. After an emotional farewell with your motorbikes, you will have the opportunity to see Rodeo Drive, Sunset Boulevard, and Hollywood. Your team leader will gladly give you advice on what to see.

Day 14: Los Angeles (free day)

Bringing your trip to a close, you can choose from a variety of day trips. You can visit Universal Studios or Disneyland, shop till you drop in Santa Monica, or enjoy a lazy day at Venice Beach.

Day 15: Los Angeles - U.K.

Early in the morning, you will be taken to the airport to catch your flight home unless you would like to extend your stay of course! USA on Wheels will gladly advise you on your opportunities and organize any additional wishes. Please email or call USA on Wheels for more information.

Bike options

Category 1

  • Suzuki Intruder 800 (V-twin engine, 815cc, 5 gears, 70 centimeters seat height, 246 kilograms, 15,5 liters fuel tank capacity, and windshield)
  • Honda Shadow 750 (V-twin engine, 745cc, 5 gears, 66 centimeters seat height, 251 kilograms, 14 liters fuel tank capacity, and windshield)

Category 2

  • Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 (V-twin engine, 883cc, 5 gears, 68 centimeters seat height, 255 kilograms, 17 liters fuel tank capacity, and windshield)
  • Yamaha 950 Tourer (V-twin engine, 950cc, 5 gears, 67 centimeters seat height, 298 kilograms, 17 liters fuel tank capacity, windshield, and suitcase)
  • Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 (V-twin, 1200cc, 5 gears, 68 centimeters seat height, 255 kilograms, 17 liters fuel tank capacity, and windshield)
  • Yamaha XVS 1300 (V-twin engine, 1300cc, 5 gears, 72 centimeters seat height, 283 kilograms, 19 liters fuel tank capacity, windshield, bags, and sissy bar)

Category 3

  • Honda VTX1300 (V-twin engine, 1304cc, 5 gears, 72 centimeters seat height, 283 kilograms, 19 liters fuel tank capacity, windshield, luggage, bags, and sissy bar)
  • Harley-Davidson Road King (V-twin engine, 1670cc, 6 gears, 72 centimeters seat height, 355 kilograms, 23 liters fuel tank capacity, windshield, and luggage)
  • Harley-Davidson Heritage (V-twin engine, 1670cc, 6 gears, 65 centimeters seat height, 326 kilograms, 19 liters fuel tank capacity, windshield, luggage, bags, and sissy bar)

Category 4

  • Honda ST1300 (V-twin, 4 cyl engine, 1261cc, 5 gears, 79 centimeters seat height, 300 kilograms, 29 liters fuel tank capacity, windshield, and luggage)
  • Honda GL1800 Goldwing (boxer 6 cyl engine, 1832cc, 5 gears, 74 centimeters seat height, 405 kilograms, 25 liters fuel tank capacity, windshield, and koffe)
  • BMW R1200GS (boxer 2 cyl engine, 1170cc, 6 gears, 85 centimeters seat height, 220 kilograms, 20 liters fuel tank capacity, and windshield)
  • BMW R1200RT (V-twin engine, 1170cc, 6 gears, 82 centimeters seat height, 263 kilograms, 25 liters fuel tank capacity, windshield, and luggage)
  • Harley-Davidson Street Glide (V-twin engine, 1670cc, 6 gears, 73 centimeters seat height, 370 kilograms, 23 liters fuel tank capacity, windshield, and luggage)
  • Harley-Davidson Ultra Glide (V-twin engine, 1670cc, 6 gears, 73 centimeters seat height, 370 kilograms, 23 liters fuel tank capacity, windshield, and luggage)

Tour information

  • Roads in the USA are in good condition. Congestion is minimal, apart from in big cities, and the roads are very well signposted. There are a number of traffic regulations that differ from those in the UK. Your team leader will discuss the most important ones with you.
  • In principal, you will ride in convoy. However, if you wish to ride part of the journey on your own, you can discuss this with your team leader.
  • You will be riding at a reasonable pace, as the aim, of course, is to see as much as possible. However, you will frequently be riding down bendy roads, which will require some confidence.
  • You are required to have a valid (motorbike) driving license. However, you will not need an international driving license.

Location

This tour will take place in USA, from Seattle to Moses Lake, Sandpoint, Lolo, West Yellowstone, Jackpot, Austin, South Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, Cambria, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles.

Food

Some continental breakfasts are included in this tour.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Shopping in Santa Monica
  • Visit to Universal Studios or Disneyland
  • Visit to Venice Beach

What's included

  • 14 nights' accommodation
  • A trailer with a spare engine where there is also room for luggage
  • Motorbike rental with liability insurance
  • Some continental breakfasts
  • Tax
  • Tour guide
  • Transfers

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Cancellation insurance (5.50% of the fare)
  • Entrance fees
  • High season surcharge (on departures from 15 May to 16 August at 220 EUR)
  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Petrol
  • Travel insurance
  • ZERO-Risk insurance (without deductible, high liability): 29 EUR per day

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). Transfer from and to the airport is included. USA on Wheels will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Seattle Tacoma International Airport Airport transfer included: Seattle Tacoma International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 70 days before arrival.

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Availability

Start: Saturday July 27, 2019
End: Saturday August 10, 2019

Pricing information

If you are interested in a package that cannot be chosen from the list below, kindly advise USA on Wheels in your message and the package price will be updated accordingly.

  • Single supplement: 980 EUR
  • Pillion: 1,850 EUR
  • Zero-risk insurance: 29 EUR per day

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