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
- 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
Friday Sept 25th, 2015:
Arrival in Portland, OR
Meet your fellow riders and have a MotoQuest Welcome Dinner at a Portland restaurant
Saturday Sept 26th, 2015:
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!
Sunday Sept 27th, 2015:
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.
Monday Sept 28th, 2015:
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.
Tuesday Sept 29th, 2015:
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.
Wednesday Sept 30th, 2015:
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.
Thursday October 1st, 2015:
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.
Friday Oct 2nd, 2015:
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.
Saturday Oct 3rd, 2015:
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.
Sunday Oct 4th, 2015:
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.
Monday Oct 5th, 2015:
Fly Home or keep the dream alive!Back to Top
Arrive at the Portland International Airport (PDX) and depart from the L.A. area (Long Beach, LAX, Or John Wayne Airports).
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.
In Alaska and Long Beach we have 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.
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.Back to Top