Excellent pavement, great curves and open highway. We picked the itinerary to feature mountainous roads and also featuring the historic Route 66.
Lodging ranges from good to excellent hotels. All comfortable, scenic and charming.
Highlights for this motorcycle tour
- Grand Canyon
- Sierra Mountains
- Angeles Crest Highway
- Angeles National Forest
- Death Valley National Park
- Furnace Creek, Death Valley
- Ubehebe Crater
- Scotty's Castle
- Las Vegas
- Hoover Dam
- Route 66
- Joshua Tree National Park
- Palm Springs
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 - 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.Back to Top
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!
6 - 12 riders. We have a large staff-to-guest ratio. This way your adventure is personalized and safety is maximized.
Bring riding gear that is warm and waterproof (a riding suit with pads is best). We recommend Olympia Moto Sports (AST Jacket Mens/Womens and Ranger 3 Pants for Men, Promax Pants for Women). Also bring: Stout water-proof boots, rain gear, a warm hat, warm and cool weather gloves, hiking shoes, lots of underwear, fleece layers, full-faced helmet (modular helmets are really handy and our guides use them by Schuberth), swim suit (if there are hot springs), and a good camera are the things you need on the trail.Back to Top