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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.
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
Sunday, April 12th 2015
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.
Monday, April 13th
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.
Tuesday, April 14th
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 -282 feet, it's the lowest elevation in North America.
Wednesday, April 15th
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.
Thursday, April 16th
Las Vegas, NV to Laughlin, 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.
Friday, April 17th
Laughlin, 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.
Saturday, April 18th
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.
Sunday, April 19th
Long Beach, CA
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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 suit, top and bottom, with pads. Have something that is waterproof, or bring an outer waterproof layer for rainy days.
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.
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