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USA on Wheels offers you the opportunity to explore the western area of USA on 2 wheels! Get ready to be amazed by the stunning scenery along the way, from Los Angeles to San Fransisco, Las Vegas, and many other beautiful destinations. Not only popular town in the state, you will also get through famous national parks like Yosemite and Zion National Parks. Accompanied by professional guides, you will surely have a safe and exciting motorcycle trip.
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.
Upon arrival in Los Angeles, you will be taken to an airport hotel. After a quick chance to freshen up in your hotel room, you will go through the practicalities of the trip with the team leader while enjoying a well-deserved drink.
In the morning, you will meet and greet your steel horses, which will be your loyal friends for the next couple of weeks. After that, you will quickly tear away from the city into Los Padres National Forest, a vast difference from the hustle and bustle of the city. You will stay the night in a small resort of Pismo Beach.
Today, you can enjoy the famous Pacific Coast Highway 1. Along deserted side roads, you will pass well-known places such as Carmel and Monterey. Before arriving in San Francisco, you will lodge in a comfortable motel.
This afternoon, the impressive Golden Gate Bridge is on the program and, of course, you will ride across it. Afterwards, you will check in at the hotel and you can choose from a variety of sightseeing activities such as a cable-car ride and visiting Fishermans Wharf or the famous Alcatraz Island and China Town.
Via San Francisco Bay, you will leave the city en route to the sloping landscape of Mount Hamilton, the highest mountain in the region with a view over Silicon Valley, along with a beautiful, winding road. Passing the town of Patterson, you will glide passed citrus plantations to Merced.
The picturesque Yosemite National Park will surprise many with its 11,000 feet high Tioga Pass, followed by a long descent passing sparkling lakes. Via Bishop, you will reach your lodgings in Lone Pine, where you will enjoy a Western-style evening in Jake’s Saloon.
Those of you who enjoy riding through mountains will surely not be disappointed today as you ride along Towne Pass. There will be various Kodak moments, such as the view over Death Valley. Here, the lowest point is some 300 feet below sea level. Make sure you get plenty of rest before today because tonight, you will not get much time for it in the city that never sleeps.
Did you get a lucky draw? Today, you will leave the clatter of slot machines behind for a ride through silence and heat. You will come to Hurricane where the group will prepare a barbecue by the pool.
You may have never heard of it, but Zion National Park, with its extraordinary rock formations, will be engraved in your memory forever. You will continue on a laid back ride via Navajo Bridge, across the Colorado River, to the Painted Desert near Flagstaff. This old city is part of Route 66 and has a long history and a great nightlife.
Today, after a little sleep in and breakfast, you will go to see one of the 7 wonders of the world and it will take you 2 hours to reach the Grand Canyon. Cruising down the South Rim, you will stop at all the viewpoints, feeling tiny against such a natural colossal backdrop. The helicopter ride and a visit to the Imax Theatre, which will teach you more about the Grand Canyon, are highly recommended.
Art, Native American culture, and the Red Rocks make Sedona a city not to be missed. The artistic Jerome is a good place for a drink and a game of pool. Via Chino Valley, you will ride to Seligman, the most famous town on Route 66, and then on to Kingman.
You will follow Route 66 along with small roads to the well-known Oatman in Nevada. At Needles, you will cross the Colorado River, back towards California. You will get the “Born to be Wild” feeling as you trudge along desolate desert roads, 100 miles without water or fuel. Passing plenty of wind turbines, you will head towards tonight’s oasis, the Palm Springs.
As a last farewell, you will relish a steady climb up the beautiful mountains along enjoyable, winding mountain roads. On Lake Elsinore, you will have a chance to enjoy a final view over Cleveland National Forest, followed by the last stretch of interstate towards the city. The motorbikes will finally be able to get a ‘drink’ and a pat on the back as you bid them farewell.
Today, you will be given the opportunity to ogle at the mansions of Hollywood stars, visit Universal Studios, go shopping in Santa Monica, stroll down Venice Beach, or take a ride in a limousine down Beverly Hills. Rodeo Drive, here it comes!
Early in the morning, you will be taken to the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to catch the flight back home.
You will have the world at your feet during this tour along the famous Highway 1 following the Pacific coast up to the fantastic city of San Francisco. During this alternating motorbike ride, you will criss-cross through the most well-known national parks, cruising along the most beautiful parts of Route 66, and enjoying the windiest mountain roads.
Some continental breakfasts are included in this tour.
Los Angeles International Airport
Please book your flight to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Transfer from and to the airport is included. USA on Wheels will pick you up from the airport.
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