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.
Paved. Spectacular coast line riding mixed with delightful (and world-class) curves through old growth Redwoods and Sequoias.
Good quality hotels located in unique, picturesque places.
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
Pacific Coast Highway Adventure: Southbound Itinerary
Arrival in Seattle, WA
Meet your fellow riders and have a MotoQuest Welcome Dinner at a Tom Douglas restaurant, a world famous Seattle chef.
Seattle, WA to Lake Quinault, WA - 200 miles
Ride the Washington State Ferry from downtown Seattle to Bainbridge Island, with great views of the city on your way out. Travel the Olympic Peninsula through beautiful temperate rain forest. Be on the lookout for Roosevelt Elk.
Lake Quinault, WA to Newport Beach, OR - 251 miles
Cross the 4.2 mile Columbia River Bridge to Astoria, Oregon, the oldest American settlement west of the Mississippi River. Ride the Oregon Coast, pass Haystack rock and smell the Tillamook Cheese Factory. Arrive in Newport Beach, home of the Oregon Coastal Aquarium.
Newport Beach, OR to Eureka, CA - 314 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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!
6 - 10 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