This is not just a motorcycle ride, but a historical odyssey through the western United States. Our Trail of Lewis and Clark motorcycle tour takes you to visit the actual sites of the Lewis and Clark expedition, learn in depth about the route and challenges of the Corps of Discovery and become more familiar with the tale of the opening of the west. We chose the most scenic back roads to arrive at our destinations and stand where these great explorers actually stood. This is an education that makes one reflect on the cultures of the west – before, during and after the expedition.

Road Conditions: This guided motorcycle tour features all paved highways and some dirt road options.



Arrival Departure *Double Occupancy *Single Occupancy *Couples Package
September 16, 2024 September 29, 2024 $7,600 $9,300 $13,300
September 15, 2025 September 28, 2025 $8,000 $9,750 $13,950

*Double Occupancy - Base Bike with a Shared Room
*Single Occupancy - Base Bike with Your Own Room
*Couples Package - Two Participants on One Base Bike in One Private Room


Own Bike BMW F 750 GS BMW F 850 GS BMW R 1250 GS
-$700 $0 $210 $420




DAY 1 - Arrival for your guided motorcycle tour starts today in Portland, Oregon by mid-afternoon. Hotel check-in. Meet the other touring members and the MotoQuest staff at the Welcome Dinner in Portland. (D)

DAY 2 - Portland, Oregon to Maupin, Oregon: Motorcycle west on some fantastic back roads on your way through to Mt. Hood and Timberline Lodge for lunch. After, we ride into the arid eastern side of the Cascade Mountains, and ride along the Deschutes River basin to our lodge. Stay in Maupin, Oregon.

DAY 3 - Maupin, Oregon to Joseph, Oregon: The motorcycle adventure continues on the back roads of eastern Oregon. Ride through Shaniko, Antelope, Fossil, Spray and Long Creek. An exceptional motorcycle ride, filled with open country with old west appeal. Stay in Joseph, Oregon.

DAY 4 - Joseph, Oregon to McCall, Idaho: Take a back road to the rim of Hell's Canyon through an impossibly forested paradise. Picnic at the shores of the Snake River and climb to McCall, Idaho through Ponderosa Pine country. Stay in McCall, Idaho

DAY 5 - McCall, Idaho to Salmon, Idaho: Get ready to ride one scenic byway after another through mountainous and rugged Idaho. Follow the Payetter River branches all the way to the Salmon River on to Salmon, Idaho. The day is filles with curves, endless wilderness and wild rivers. Stay in Salmon, Idaho

DAY 6 - Free Day, Salmon, Idaho: Cross the continental divide at Lemhi Pass, where Lewis and Clark first set foot in country where rivers flowed west. Visit the Sacajawea Interpretive Center, ride Lemhi Valley, straddle the very head waters of the Missouri River. Stay in Salmon, Idaho.

DAY 7 - Salmon, Idaho to Butte, Montana: Ride along the Salmon River and climb into Montana. Visit the Big Hole Battle Interpretive Center and stand in the footsteps of the famed explorer at Clark's Lookout. Experience big sky country in Montana. Stay in Butte, Montana

DAY 8 - Butte, Montana to Great Falls, Montana: Visit Three Forks, and the start of the Missouri River. Lunch at White Sulfur Springs. Ride through The Lewis and Clark National Forest to Great Falls. Check out Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center at Great Falls. Stay in Great Falls, Montana

DAY 9 - Great Falls, Montana to Lolo Pass, Idaho: Follow the Missouri River to Travelers' Rest - a place that Lewis and Clark used for rest and relaxation on their way west and east. Ride the beginning of Lolo Pass, with its spectacular 99 miles of curves along the Lochsa River. Stay in Lolo Pass area

DAY 10 - Lolo Pass, Idaho to Waitsburg, Washington: Ride one of the best roads in North America at Lolo Pass. Check out the town of Weippe - the place where the Nez Perce hosted and saved the Lewis and Clark expedition. Motor through the palouse of eastern Washington. Stay in Waitsburg

DAY 11 - Waitsburg, WA to Hood River, OR: Ride the Columbia River Gorge. Get ready for the awesome power of the Columbia River. Stop at the Columbia River Discovery Center and learn more about the Corps of Discover and the region surrounding the Columbia River. Stay in Hood River, Oregon

DAY 12 - Hood River, Oregon to Astoria, Oregon: Ride through the Gifford-Pinchot National Forest. Tour past Mt. St. Helens and along the lower Columbia River. Cross the Columbia by small vehicle ferry and arrive in Astoria in time to explore Cape Disappointment. Stay in Astoria, Oregon.

DAY 13- Astoria, Oregon - Portland, Oregon - Check out Fort Clatsop. Wonder at how over 30 people stayed there for the winter! Ride Highway 1 down the coast of Oregon. Stop by The Evergreen Air and Space Museum. Farewell dinner this evening in Portland, Oregon. Stay in Portland, Oregon

DAY 14 - Fly Home or keep the dream alive. The next motorcycle adventure vacation awaits!



MotoQuest guides wear KLIM helmets, jackets, pants and gloves, and we outfit our motorcycles with luggage and accessories from Twisted Throttle. You can view and download our complete MotoQuest packing list here.


Tour Info

Starting Price for This Tour: $7,600
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Total Miles for this Adventure: 2,500

Difficulty: Is this tour right for me? Contact us with any questions

MotoQuest Staff on Tour

Motorcycles Included

Motorcycles Available

Included With the Tour

  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Premiere Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Professional MotoQuest Guide(s)
  • Support Vehicle
  • Support Vehicle Driver
  • Staff Trained in First Aid with Satellite Phone
  • MotoQuest Swag Bag
  • Photos Taken on the Trip
  • Automatic Enrollment in Global Rescue

Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Meals on the Road
  • Gas
  • Alcohol
  • Alternative Tours
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities
  • National Park Entrance Fees