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Wonders of the West


Tour Details

Road Conditions

Excellent pavement, great curves and open highway. We picked the itinerary to feature mountainous roads and also featuring the historic Route 66.

Lodgings

Lodging ranges from good to excellent hotels. All comfortable, scenic and charming.

Tour Difficulty

Average

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Highlights for this motorcycle tour

  • Grand Canyon
  • Sierra Mountains
  • Angeles Crest Highway
  • Angeles National Forest
  • Death Valley National Park
  • Badwater
  • Furnace Creek, Death Valley
  • Ubehebe Crater
  • Scotty's Castle
  • Las Vegas
  • Hoover Dam
  • Route 66
  • Joshua Tree National Park
  • Palm Springs
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Wonders of the West Itinerary

Day
1

Sunday

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.

Day
2

Monday

Long Beach to Kernville - 205 miles

Depart Long Beach via the world famous Angeles Crest Highway, famous motorcycling road, with 60 miles of countless curves. Head through Palmdale in the Mojave Desert before gaining altitude again. Stay near Lake Isabella at 3000 feet.

Death Valley National Park

Day
3

Tuesday

Kernville, CA to Furnace Creek, Death Valley National Park - 230 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. Visit Badwater Basin for sunset, at -233 feet, it's the lowest elevation in North America. 

Ride Death Valley

Day
4

Wednesday

Furnace Creek, CA to Las Vegas, NV - 245 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.

Day
5

Thursday

Las Vegas, NV to Lake Havasu City, AZ - 154 miles

Plan for a late start today after partying your paycheck away the night before in Las Vegas. Cross the Hoover Dam and visit the Grand Canyon Skywalk, and then head for the Historic Route 66, the Main Street of America.

Visit the Skywalk at the Grand Canyon

Day
6

Friday

Lake Havasu City, AZ to Palm Springs, CA - 210 miles

Ride Route 66 today before hitting the highway to hobknob where the stars used to: Palm Springs. Relax by the pool and share tales from the road on this last night of the trip.

Day
7

Saturday

Palm Springs, CA to Long Beach, CA

Head back to Long Beach today through avocado groves near Temeculah, California and through paved single track in the Cleveland National Forest.

Arrive in Long Beach and prepare for a departure dinner in downtown Long Beach.

Old cars - New bikes

Day
8

Sunday

Long Beach, CA

Fly Home.

Or keep the dream alive?

Riding in dry landscape

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Information

Reserve and book your place on this tour

SmugMug Galleries: Photos from previous USA trips

Ride the famous Route 66

Travel:

Arrive at Long Beach Airport (LGB) 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!

Discover myserious Death Valley

Tour Size:

6 - 12 riders. We have a large staff-to-guest ratio. This way your adventure is personalized and safety is maximized.

Gear:

Bring riding suit, top and bottom, with pads. Have something that is waterproof, or bring an outer waterproof layer for rainy days.

Our guides use the MotoQuest Guide Jacket and MotoQuest Guide Pants by Olympia MotoSports, designed for all conditions. These suits are fitted for men.

For Women we recommend:

Recommended Rain Gear: Olympia Horizon Rain Gear

In Alaska and Long Beach we have Olympia 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.

Also bring:

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.

Lone rider     Enjoying the day     Bikes lined up

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Flags

Nov 23rd 2014 Tour Details

Places still available on this tour

Book tour by: Tuesday, Sep 23rd 2014

Type of Tour: All Paved

Full Tour Price

  • Rider sharing twin room *: US $ 3,600
  • Rider with own room *: US $ 4,100
  • Couples *: US $ 5,700
  • Own Bike with shared room: US $ 2,800
  • Own Bike with own room: US $ 3,300
  • * Includes basic bike rental

Apr 12th 2015 Tour Details

Places still available on this tour

Book tour by: Wednesday, Sep 24th 2014

Full Tour Price

  • Rider sharing twin room *: US $ 3,600
  • Rider with own room *: US $ 4,100
  • Couples *: US $ 5,700
  • Own Bike with shared room: US $ 2,800
  • Own Bike with own room: US $ 3,300
  • * Includes basic bike rental

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MotoQuest Tours recommends Olympia Moto Sports clothing

Motorcycle Included in Price


Motorcycle Upgrade Prices


Included in this tour

  • BMW F 650 Twin (5 days)
  • All Accommodations (6 nights)
  • Airport Transfers
  • Premier Welcome and Farewell Dinners excluding alcohol 
  • National Park Entrance Fees
  • Professional and Experienced MotoQuest Guide on Motorcycle
  • Support Vehicle Driver
  • Support Vehicle (carrying spare parts, tools, luggage and extra motorcycle)
  • Staff Trained in First Aid with satellite phone for emergencies
  • MotoQuest T-Shirt and Hat
  • Photos taken on the trip
  • Custom Calendar from photos taken on the trip

Excluded in this tour

  • Meals on the road (except Welcome and Farewell Dinners)
  • Gas
  • Alcohol
  • Alternative Tours
  • Flights: Contact our travel agent:
  • Sally@alaskatravelsource.com, (907) 562- 2213
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities

MotoQuest Tours recommends Global Rescue

Contact

MotoQuest
4346 Spenard Road
Anchorage, AK 99517
info@motoquest.com
1-800-756-1990 / (907) 272-2777

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