Self Guided Motorcycle Tours:
Western Highlights 1 Motorcycle Tour
EagleRider’s Western Highlights I Motorcycle Tour is the dream adventure for motorcycle enthusiasts wanting to experience the best of the West of the back of their favorite Harley-Davidson, Honda, or BMW motorcycle.
This SELF-GUIDED tour is packed with 14 days of fantastic motorcycle riding and scenery through the top destinations in California, Nevada, and Arizona. You will experience everything from the Joshua Tree National Park outside of Palm Springs to a ride along the “Old Mother Road” Route 66 highway to the magnificent Grand Canyon. Your next few days of touring get very exciting with a trip to “Sin City” Las Vegas, Nevada for an evening at the casinos followed by ride into Death Valley. After you have seen plenty of American deserts you will head to Northern California for some riding through famous wine country and across the legendary Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. To end these exciting two weeks of riding you will wind down with a tour along the Pacific Ocean via Highway 1 back into Los Angeles, California. This self-drive motorcycle tour offers coastline, desert, city, and mountains all in one great trip.
• 15 Days / 14 Nights
• Distance: 2320 Miles / 3735 Kilometers
• Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall
• Temperature: 100° to 50° F / 38° to 10° C
Rider & Pillion/One Bike/Shared Room: £3730 or $4656 USD
One Rider/One Bike/Shared Room: £2590 or $3228 USD
One Rider/One Bike/Single Room: £3490 or $4355 USD
Exchange rates are fluctuating wildly, contact us for the best current price!
• All accommodations
• Late model Motorcycle
• Unlimited mileage
• Helmets for the driver and passenger
• Transportation between hotel and EagleRider location (restrictions may apply at certain locations).
• Co-Pilot Guide Book
• Detailed day by day itinerary
• Routing with scenic drive specific for motorbikes
• Hotel Information
• Sales tax
• Environmental surcharge
• VIP check-in at location
What’s Not Included:
• Food and snacks
• Fuel and oil
• Parking fees, park entrance fees, road or toll charges
• Seasonal surcharges
• Rally surcharges
• Transfer airport-hotel-airport
WESTERN HIGHLIGHTS 1 MOTORCYCLE TOUR DETAILED ITINERARY:
Day 1: Los Angeles Arrival 0 mi / 0 km
Arrive at Los Angeles International airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight.
Day 2: Los Angeles – Palm Springs 195 mi / 314 km
This morning you pick up your bike at EagleRider’s LAX location and begin your adventure that will take you all over the Western United States! Ride the winding mountain roads down to Lake Elsinore to the fashionable resort town of Palm Springs. Overnight.
Day 3: Palm Springs – Kingman 225 mi / 362 km
From Palm Springs take Hwy 62 towards Joshua Tree, where you turn right on Park Blvd. Enjoy a scenic ride through Joshua Tree National Park – you see amazing colors, rock canyons, and more kind of cacti than you ever knew existed. You do the loop to Twentynine Palms, continue a few miles on Hwy 62 and follow the Old Mother Road – via Amboy, Essex and Needles. Cross into Arizona and ride to Kingman, considered the “Heart of Route 66”, your stop for tonight.
Day 4: Kingman – Grand Canyon 185 mi / 298 km
Your ride continues down Memory Lane, and you stick with the “Road of all Roads” until you arrive in Williams. This is your gateway to the Grand Canyon. Pick up Hwy 64 and enjoy one of the most amazing sites on this planet. Explore the majestic canyon, which is far larger than anything you can imagine. Overnight.
Day 5: Grand Canyon – Page 140 mi / 225 km
Continue on Route 64, which is breathtaking in its desolation – that is until you reach Hwy 89 at Cameron. Turn left and head towards Page. You are in Navajo Country here – legend has it that this barren land was a bewitched place, where the trees died of fear. You overnight in Page.
Day 6: Page – St. George 120 mi / 193 km
From Page you take Hwy 89 west and cruise the Vermillion Cliffs and about 8 miles out of Page you will enter Utah. The scenery dissipates and the long straight roads change little until you get to the section of Grande Escalante – arches striped red, brown and white dot the landscape here. At Mount Carmel Junction you pick up Hwy 9, which takes you all the way to Zion National Park. Compared to Yosemite and the Grand Canyon, Zion exudes a stronger sense of nature. Here, you and your bike make immediate contact with the environment. Check out the Seven-Mile Zion Park Scenic Drive – a great ride! You continue a few more miles into St, George, where you overnight.
Day 7: St. George – Las Vegas 200 mi / 322 km
Take Hwy 15, which will take you all the way into Las Vegas. En route you might want to stop at the historic town of Mesquite, situated at the Stateline of Nevada/Arizona. You will arrive into Las Vegas – the city steeped in excess – from the north. It’s probably a good idea to experience Las Vegas for yourself to get a fair idea of this place. After all it’s a playground for adults, a place where you can feel the same freedom you experience on your bike. Overnight.
Day 8: Las Vegas – Lone Pine 265 mi / 427 km
You are leaving Las Vegas on Route 160, go up to Hwy 190, which will lead you west through the Death Valley – a lonely stretch, no twists and turns, just rolling desert. After defeating Death Valley you head on to Lone Pine, which is a purely American experience…more than 300 Western movies were filmed here. Overnight.
Day 9: Lone Pine – Yosemite/El Portal 210 mi / 338 km
From Lone Pine you take Hwy 395, the road out of Lone Pine stays in true form: impressive mountains and straight runs. Continue north and you will blaze down the road with the Sierra Nevada’s on the left and the Inyo Mountains on the right. The spicy fragrance of the desert is just as bracing as the chill of the mountain air – enjoy this motorcycle friendly road! Ride up to the nice town of Lee Vining, where you enter Tioga Pass and then head all the way to Yosemite Village (74 miles). Overnight.
Day 10: Yosemite/El Portal – Santa Rosa 245 mi / 394 km
Today your journey will take you up north to Sonoma County, home of well-known wineries and hot springs. We suggest taking Hwy 99 from Modesto to Lodi, where you enter Hwy 12, which will take you all the way to Santa Rosa. En route to Santa Rosa you might want to stop in Napa, Sonoma, and some of the famed wineries, such as Glen Ellen or Kenwood. You overnight in Santa Rosa.
Day 11: Santa Rosa – San Francisco 85 mi / 137 km
Continue south to San Francisco. From Santa Rosa ride a scenic loop and continue west on Hwy 12 (Hwy 116) until you come to Hwy 1 (PCH). Ride along the Coast in Sonoma and Marin County, through the Redwoods up to Hwy 101, which will take you into San Francisco. Cross the Golden Gate Bridge and enjoy the beautiful city by the Bay. Overnight.
Day 12: San Francisco – Monterey 120 mi / 193 km
Enjoy one of the best motorcycle rides in the world, down legendary PCH (Hwy 1) along the Pacific Ocean. Breathtaking views of the coves and inlets of the Pacific Coastline are yours as you are heading for Monterey. You might like to explore some of the Santa Cruz Mountain back roads. Have a cup of coffee at Alice’s Restaurant at famous Skyline Boulevard – a must for every biker! In Monterey enjoy life at Cannery Row or visit the Bay Aquarium. Overnight.
Day 13: Monterey – Pismo Beach 150 mi / 242 km
From Monterey your exciting ride continues south on PCH and we recommend a stop in the quaint village of Carmel. You might want to check out Hearst Castle in San Simeon for a glimpse into the lifestyle of the rich and famous. A little further south you come to Morro Bay – Central Coast at it’s best! Today’s destination is Pismo Beach – you are in Wine Country, this area is the home to award winning wines and premium vineyards. Overnight.
Day 14: Pismo Beach – Los Angeles 180 mi / 290 km
Continue your beautiful ride along the Southern Pacific Coast and head towards Santa Barbara – a beautiful seaside community with its famous old mission. Out of Santa Barbara you ride via Ventura, Oxnard, Malibu, and Santa Monica back to Los Angeles. Upon arrival it will be time to return your bike at EagleRider’s LAX location and transfer to your hotel. Overnight.
Day 15: Los Angeles Departure 0 mi / 0 km
Today your wonderful trip will come to an end with your departure flight back home.