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Excellent pavement, great curves and open highway. We picked the itinerary to feature mountainous roads and also featuring the historic Route 66. There is always the chance there will be road construction with light dirt or gravel.
Lodging range from quaint Inns to resort hotels. All comfortable, scenic and charming.
Highlights for this motorcycle tour
- Grand Canyon Skywalk
- Sierra Mountains
- Angeles Crest Highway
- Angeles National Forest
- Death Valley National Park
- Badwater Basin
- Furnace Creek, Death Valley
- Ubehebe Crater
- Scotty's Castle
- Las Vegas
- Hoover Dam
- Route 66
- Joshua Tree National Park
Wonders of the West Itinerary
Arrival in Long Beach
Our Long Beach, CA location is located just minutes from LGB airport. Stroll through downtown Long Beach for premiere shopping and dining or stroll the trail along the Pacific Ocean. Meet your fellow riders and guides tonight for a great Welcome Dinner.
Long Beach to Kernville - 211 miles
Depart Long Beach via the world famous Angeles Crest Highway, famous motorcycling road, with 60 miles of countless curves. Head through Palmdale and gain altitude again to end the day near Lake Isabella.
Kernville, CA to Furnace Creek, Death Valley National Park - 215 miles
Take some surprising and twisty backroads through the Southern Sierra Mountains, and end the afternoon cruising through the hottest and driest desert in the world, Death Valley. For an add-on you can visit Badwater Basin and/or Artist Palette for sunset. At -282 feet, Badwater Basin is the lowest elevation in North America.
Furnace Creek, CA to Las Vegas, NV - 258 miles.
Take a few side trips today, visit Ubehebe Crater and Scotty's Castle, just a couple of the Death Valley landmarks you'll see along the way. Learn how to pronounce Ubehebe... maybe. Head to Sin City for a night on the town.
Las Vegas, NV to Laughlin, AZ - 250 miles
After partying your paycheck away the night before in Las Vegas, you'll the Hoover Dam! Then visit the Grand Canyon Skywalk, and head for the Historic Route 66, the Main Street of America.
Laughlin, AZ to 29 Palms, CA - 210 miles
Ride Route 66, as well as the Mojave Desert today before hitting the highway towards Joshua Tree. Relax by the pool and share tales from the road on this last night of the trip.
29 Palms, CA to Long Beach, CA - 285 miles
Head back to Long Beach today through Joshua Tree National Park. Ride beautiful twisty mountain roads and the famous Ortego Highway. Arrive in Long Beach and prepare for a delicious departure dinner.
Long Beach, CA
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Arrive at Long Beach Airport (LGB) or LAX, and depart from the same.
For any other travel options, please contact us at: 1-800-756-1990 for advice.
You may also reach our travel agent Sally at: Sally@alaskatravelsource.com, or (907) 562- 2213
Just tell her you are part of a MotoQuest Tour!
6 - 12 riders. We have a large staff-to-guest ratio. This way your adventure is personalized and safety is maximized.
Bring riding suit, top and bottom, with pads. Have something that is waterproof, or bring an outer waterproof layer for rainy days.
In Alaska and Long Beach we have riding gear available for rent if you do not currently own your own gear. Please call us and let us know if you will need us to reserve the jacket, pants or both for your tour.
Stout water-proof boots, rain gear, a warm hat, rain-proof gloves (2 pair), hiking shoes, bug spray, lots of underwear, fleece layers, full-faced helmet, swim suit, and a good camera are the things you need on the trail.Back to Top