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Pacific Coast Highway Adventure: Southbound

This 2,000 mile all-paved route is a dream motorcycle trip along the West Coast of the United States. Experience the best the U.S. has to offer, with forest of old growth redwoods against the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean, endless twisting coastal roads. See the world famous Yosemite National Park, giant waterfalls, granite peaks, great wildlife, and countless curves on this trip of a lifetime down the Pacific Coast Highway and through some of our greatest national treasures.


Tour Details

Road Conditions

Paved. Spectacular coast line riding mixed with delightful (and world-class) curves through old growth Redwoods and Sequoias.

Lodgings

Good quality hotels located in unique, picturesque places.

Tour Difficulty

Average

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Highlights for this motorcycle tour

  • Seattle, WA
  • Olympic National Park
  • Historic Astoria Oregon
  • Oregon Sand Dunes
  • Trinity River Canyon
  • Mighty Redwoods & Sequoias
  • Avenue of the Giants
  • Pacific Coast Highway
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Giant Sequoia National Park
  • Angeles Crest Highway
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Pacific Coast Highway Adventure: Southbound Itinerary

Day
1

Friday:


Arrival in Portland, OR

Meet your fellow riders and have a MotoQuest Welcome Dinner at a Portland restaurant

Day
2

Saturday:


Portland, OR to Long Beach, WA -  132 miles

Ride out of downtown Portland and head for Cornelius Pass. We'll have lunch at Mcmenamins Cornelius Pass roadhouse, and catch a ferry. We'll arrive at Long Beach, WA and stay at a great hotel right on the beach!

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Day
3

Sunday:

Long Beach, WA to Florence, OR - 205 miles

Take a detour off highway 101 to ride the fantastic Lewis and Clark Highway and check out historic Fort Clatsop. Stay in beautiful Florence, OR.

Day
4

Monday:

Florence, OR to Eureka, CA - 265 miles

Travel through the old growth forests of Oregon and the Oregon Sand Dunes. View the historic Umpqua Lighthouse and through Redwood National Park. Stay in Humboldt County.

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Day
5

Tuesday:

Eureka, CA - 150 miles

Take a side trip today to ride the spectacular Trinity River Canyon, and maybe get lucky and spot a Sasquatch in its natural habitat.

Day
6

Wednesday:

Eureka, CA to Sausalito, CA - 260 miles

Ride through the Avenue of the Giants with its stunning 500 year old growth Redwoods.  Ride through the Chandlier tree.

Amazing views of the rocky California shoreline from atop a bluff, cross the Golden Gate Bridge into the scenic town of Sausalito.

Day
7

Thursday:

Sausalito, CA to Yosemite National Park, CA - 220 miles

Yosemite valley is a glacier carved wonderland of rounded granite domes, massive monoliths, waterfalls and towering cliffs.

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Day
8

Friday:

Yosemite National Park, CA to Squaw Valley, CA - 215 miles

Ride through the endless curves of Kings Canyon National Park, and stay the night near the quaint hamlet of  Squaw Valley, near Pine Flat Lake, just east of Fresno. See Mt. Whitney, tallest mountain in the contiguous United States. 

Day
9

Saturday:

Squaw Valley, CA to Lake Isabella, CA - 200 miles

Spend another day riding twisties through the high desert, and through Sequoia National Forest. Be awed by "The Mighty 190" and its hundreds of curves. Stay in beautiful Lake Isabella, California.

Day
10

Sunday:

Lake Isabelle, CA to Long Beach, CA - 240 miles

Ride through Angeles National Forest, and along the world famous Angeles Crest Highway. Arrive at MotoQuest Long Beach and drop off your bikes. Farewell dinner this evening.

Day
11

Monday:

Fly Home or keep the dream alive!

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Information

Reserve and book your place on this tour

SmugMug Photo Galleries from previous Pacific Coast Highway trips

Travel:

Arrive at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and depart from Long Beach Airport (LGB).
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!

Tour Size:

6 - 10 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.

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Sep 25th 2015 Tour Details

Places still available on this tour

Book tour by: Saturday, Jul 25th 2015

Type of Tour: All Paved
Number of Stages: 1

Full Tour Price

  • Rider sharing twin room *: US $ 5,100
  • Rider with own room *: US $ 6,100
  • Couples *: US $ 8,100
  • Own Bike with shared room: US $ 4,400
  • Own Bike with own room: US $ 5,400
  • * Includes basic bike rental

Sep 24th 2016 Tour Details

Places still available on this tour

Book tour by: Saturday, Jul 25th 2015

Full Tour Price

  • Rider sharing twin room *: US $ 5,100
  • Rider with own room *: US $ 6,100
  • Couples *: US $ 8,100
  • Own Bike with shared room: US $ 4,400
  • Own Bike with own room: US $ 5,400
  • * Includes basic bike rental

Guided by:



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Motorcycle Included in Price


Motorcycle Upgrade Prices


Included in this tour

  • BMW F 650 GS Twin (9 days)
  • All Accommodations (10 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
  • Copy of 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

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Contact

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

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