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This 15-day organized motorcycle tour is a first-class recommendation. You will surely be amazed by the stunning scenery as you ride on the selected routes, perfectly prepared by USA on Wheels. Also, you will enjoy the fairytale Las Vegas, typical Western towns, and several famous national parks. This will be your perfect adventure in the wild West and Mexico.
Airport transfer included: Los Angeles International Airport
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. There will be an opportunity to freshen up, followed by getting to know the tour guides while enjoying drinks on the hotel terrace. There will also be a short talk on the practicalities of the trip.
Early in the morning, you will collect the motorbikes and after your first briefing, you will ride out of Los Angeles to your first coffee stop in Laguna Beach. After the break, you will ride down south along the coast and cross the border into Tijuana. Along the way, you will be able to see San Diego Naval Base and the rough mountain roads that follow will give you a taster of what an unrefined night in Mexico will have in store.
After substantial breakfast, an equally substantial ride inland through the mountains will follow. You will stop for lunch in Tecate, where the famous Mexican beer finds its roots. More breathtaking mountain roads will take you on to Calexico.
The first few miles will bring you to rural countryside, after which you will drive through the desert to Blythe. Here, you will leave California behind you and enter Arizona. Those who love riding through mountains will certainly get what they ask for along the way to Prescott.
Today, Jerome, the old gold-diggers town with its unique museum, will be engraved in your memory forever. Sedona, a nice little city wedged in between the famous Red Rocks, will also leave a lasting impression. You will stay the night in Flagstaff, your last stop before you reach the Grand Canyon.
Today, you will cruise the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, providing one Kodak moment after the other. Ensure you bring plenty of empty memory cards for your camera because, as one of the 7 wonders of the world, this ‘tear’ in the earth will take your breath away. Both the Imax Theatre visit and helicopter ride are highly recommended.
Riding through the Painted Desert, you will head towards Page and the beautiful Lake Powell which offers a variety of water sports. You now have a choice between relaxing and taking in the sun rays at this resort or rediscovering the Marlboro County during a visit to Monument Valley, made famous by the many movies and documentaries filmed there.
Today’s advice is to ride slowly so you do not miss any of the natural beauty of the Colorado River, Marble Canyon, and the stunning Zion National Park. The ride will further take you to Hurricane, where you will enjoy a festive barbecue prepared by the group.
Today, you will ride on to the hub of entertainment which is Las Vegas, a must-see city for anyone. You will see the glitter and glamor of hotels, big enough to fit whole villages, spectacular shows and attractions, and architectural masterpieces, pumped full of money and effort. There are just not enough words to describe the ‘craziness’ of this place.
You will leave Las Vegas through the notorious Death Valley, officially the hottest place on earth. Sweltering tarmac roads, awe-inspiring silence, dark-coloured rocks, and endless plains await you. You will stay the night in a cooler location in Lone Pine right next to Jake’s Saloon, an atmospheric Western bar with ‘real’ cowboys.
Via Bishop, you will ride to Yosemite National Park through the approximately 11,000 feet high Tioga Pass. Here, you will have the feeling of being in the Alps, although (unlike in the Alps) trees still grow here at this altitude. It is an impressive ride through mountains with amazing natural beauty and lakes. If this route is closed due to snowfall, the route will be adjusted accordingly.
Today, you will have a ride through the Sequoia National Park, famous for its enormous sequoia trees. You will have ample time to view the giant forest and other special sights, such as the biggest tree on earth, the Sherman tree (some 270 feet high). Via a delightful, windy road, you will descend down to Porterville for the night.
Today, you will continue your route heading south along citrus plantations to Mariposa. There, you will take a turn into the hills and after a glorious ride, you will take a breath in the bikers bar in Ojai. You will follow the road towards Los Angeles, where you will bid your motorbikes farewell and leave them to rest. In the evening, you will have the opportunity to see Rodeo Drive, Sunset Boulevard, and Hollywood.
Today will be a day for leisure and relaxation. You will have the opportunity to book day trips to Universal Studios or Disneyland, spend the day shopping in Santa Monica, or enjoy a lazy day or stroll down on Venice Beach.
In the early morning, you will leave on a shuttle bus to the airport to catch the flight back.
Every few hours the landscape changes. From the sea and Mexican beach huts, through sand dunes with gigantic cacti, to big masses of red rock among a web of narrow lanes. Besides taking you through famous national parks, this motorbike tour will lead you to fairytale Las Vegas and typical Western towns where time seems to have come to a standstill.
Some continental breakfasts are included in this tour.
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.