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During this three week tour, it is dangerously possible that the American Southwest will creep into your veins. Even worse, you might want to pack up and move there! With the extra free days this tour offers, there will be plenty of opportunities to go sight-seeing in the big cities. Nature lovers will certainly enjoy the impressive national parks, which you will weave in and out of, stopping regularly for perfect Kodak moments. This is a unique opportunity to get to know the USA in all its glory.
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.
After sitting still for hours on the plane, you will enjoy your stay at a luxurious Los Angeles airport hotel. After arrival and a chance to freshen up, your team leader will go through the practicalities of the trip, while you enjoy a well-deserved beverage.
After an early rise, get ready for the first meeting with the motorcycles. After the formalities, you will start riding them and leave the city for a relaxed ride south over the San Diego Freeway, which brings you into a real biker cafe. You will be also heading for Lake Elsinore, the largest freshwater lake in California.
Via Joshua Tree and Twenty Nine Palms, although you counted many more, you will ride into the desert. Crossing the Colorado River at Parker, you will steer north to today’s destination, Arizona, with its famous London Bridge that was, no joke, imported from London.
Today you will ride along Route 66 as much as possible, and through the legendary Oatman Pass, where donkeys wander around (so watch out) on your way to the Western town of Seligman. Those of you in need of a shave can get one in the famous barbershop, Angels, and then on to Flagstaff. Feel free to make it a late one tonight, because today will be a free day.
You might want to jump on your motorbike to take a ride to see the Grand Canyon. Along the South Rim, there will be plenty of photo opportunities. During a helicopter ride or a visit to the Imax Theatre, you will be able to get all up close and personal to the Grand Canyon.
Riding through the Painted Desert, which gets its name from the red, purple, and brown colored sandstone rocks, via Kayenta, you will head towards Monument Valley, where an off-road drive in a Jeep into Marlboro County is possible. After this, you will ride on to Blanding.
Today is a beautiful ride through Capitol Reef National Park, a vast nature reserve with interesting rock formations, mountains, and bends.
After visiting Bryce Canyon National Park, with its bizarre natural rock formations, the so-called hoodoos, you will ride on to the equally beautiful Zion National Park. At the hotel, USA on Wheels will organize a home-made barbecue and relax beside the whirlpool.
From Hurricane, you will drive on to the American hub of entertainment, Las Vegas. Arriving early, there will be plenty of opportunities to explore this center of entertainment in great detail.
Today you will have ample time to explore the colossal hotels, go shopping, eat copious amounts of food, or a quick game of poker. Or, you can go crazy and take a ride on a roller coaster atop the Stratosphere, or get married in one of the many chapels.
Today, you ride through Death Valley, the hottest place on earth, although due to low humidity the heat is endurable. Along the way, you will take an informative stop at the Visitors Centre and take a break at Zabriskie Point, a popular viewpoint. After that, you will face a considerable climb, for which a spectacular view of this intense landscape will be your reward.
You will continue north to Lee Vining, located near Yosemite National Park. Along the 11,000 feet high Tioga Pass, you will follow the route through awe-inspiring mountainous terrain.
Today is a timely arrival in one of the most famous and enjoyable cities of America. Immerse yourself in the delights of Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz, China Town, cable cars, the Golden Gate Bridge, or one of the many museums.
Along the famous Highway 1, you will ride south. This Pacific Coast Highway extends all the way from Canada down to Mexico. This tour will bring you through sloping landscapes, fruit plantations, and vineyards.
Today’s must-see is Sequoia National Park. You will get to know the Sherman Tree, the tallest tree on earth (some 270 feet high). You will take a delightful winding road down to the hotel.
Those of you who enjoy cruising around bends will get a kick from riding through this less well-known, but peaceful Lost Padres National Forest Park. After a quick drink in Ojai, you will carry on towards Los Angeles. Upon arrival, you will drop off your motorbikes.
Today is a free day, with the opportunity to visit Universal Studios, the Paul Getty Museum, Disneyland, or other tourist attractions. Ask your team leader for advice, because there is a lot to do and see in this city.
An early start will bring you to the airport by shuttle bus to catch the flight home.
This journey will take you to Western USA, with the chance of riding on portions of the famous Route 66. The places visited include:
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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