Tour through California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah. The best of the Wild West! Solitary deserts, vibrant cities, deep canyons and high mountains – this Self Drive motorcycle tour has everything. See all the attractions of the South-West during this 8 day adventure: Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley, Los Angeles and Las Vegas and in between over one thousand miles of fantastic roads and breathtaking scenery.
Hollywood to Vegas, via the National Parks includes:
- Return flights from the UK
- 9 nights accommodation
- Motorcycle Rental
Day 1 - UK - Los Angeles
Fly to California and the bustling metropolis of Los Angeles.
Day 2 - Los Angeles
Spend the day at leisure in Los Angeles, perhaps visit Hollywood and Beverly Hills, or maybe vist the pier at Santa Monica at the end of Route 66
Day 3 - Los Angeles - Palm Springs 195 miles
This morning you pick up your bike at EagleRider’s Los Angeles store and you head south. Ride the winding mountain road down to Lake Elsinore, and travel like an eagle through the roads of San Bernardino National Forest and further into Palm Springs, where you overnight.
Day 4 - Palm Springs - Laughlin 205 miles
Today you may want to take a loop through Joshua Tree National Park. Enjoy the amazing colors and fantastic rock formations! At Twentynine Palms your trip gets legendary appeal, as you enter Historic Route 66 in Amboy - your road all the way up towards Laughlin. Cross the state line into Nevada and arrive in Laughlin, your stop for this evening.
Day 5 - Laughlin - Williams 190 miles
Continue on legendary Route 66 into Arizona, stop for wild animals in Oatman and ride further on to Kingman, which is considered to be “The heart of Historic Route 66”, as it’s situated in the middle of the longest remaining stretch of the old “Mother Road”. From Kingman you head for Seligman, another one of those longest surviving stretches of Route 66, which heads off in a northern loop through the Hualapai Indian Reservation. Make a stop at the famous “Snowcap” in Seligman before you are on your way to Williams, your stop for the night.
Day 6 - Williams - Kayenta 210 miles
This morning you should rise very early as you are in for something spectacular… the majestic Grand Canyon! Be prepared for one of the greatest sights man has ever seen! Allow plenty of time to enjoy the fantastic views or perhaps catch one of the first helicopter flights over the Canyon. Cruise along the South Rim for a few miles and leave Grand Canyon National Park at the East entrance. Your journey continues to the incredible Monument Valley. This is Navajo Country here. The classic Wild West landscape of stark sandstone buttes and forbidding pinnacles of rock, poking from an endless expanse of drifting red sands, has an archetypal image. Only when you arrive at Monument Valley you will come to realize how much your perception of the West has in fact been shaped by this one spot. Such scenery does exist elsewhere, of course, but nowhere is it so perfectly distilled. Head for Kayenta, which is your stop for today.
Day 7 - Kayenta - Bryce Canyon 255 miles
From sleepy Mexican Hat, briefly a frenzied gold-mining camp, you continue to the Valley of the Gods, where much of the movie “Thelma and Louise” was filmed, and cross the Colorado River where it pours into Lake Powell. Lake Powell has 1960 miles of shoreline, which is more than the entire Pacific Coast and 96 water-filled side canyons. Ride along the southern tip of Capitol Reef National Park, on to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and roar on up to the Devil’s Backbone through the Escalante Wilderness en route to Bryce Canyon, where you overnight.
Day 8 - Bryce Canyon - Las Vegas 280 miles
This morning take time to visit the amazing Bryce Canyon before you continue to Zion National Park. Besides seeing the most beautiful rock formations found anywhere on earth, you are in for a most challenging ride here – the switchbacks of Zion! Compared to Yosemite and the Grand Canyon, Zion exudes a stronger sense of nature. From Zion it is only a short ride into the neon and gambling oasis of Las Vegas. Upon arrival it will be time to return your bike at EagleRider’s Las Vegas store and transfer to your hotel. Overnight.
Day 9 - Las Vegas
Take a full day of leisure to explore the delights of Las Vegas, take in a show, induldge in some retail therapy or let the dice roll in one of the many casinos.
Day 10 - Las Vegas - UK
Enjoy some final downtime in Sin City before boarding your return flight to the UK