The Golden California - Summer
The Golden California!
If you think you can’t have it all, think again! California has it all! Let us show you some of the greatest rides across The Golden State. Are you looking for curvy mountain and coastal roads? The summer season will be your ride. Do you prefer to explore the desert and ride some of the legendary Route 66 mother road? The winter season will be for you. We have split our classic Golden California Tour into two separate great tours - both starting at Santa Monica Beach near LAX.
Glide on curvy roads through the beautiful California!
This Golden California summer season tour will start with a visit to Hollywood before you pick up your rental motorcycle. Almost immediately we will escape the infamous Los Angeles traffic to some of America’s most scenic motorcycle routes. The areas we are riding have a population of much less than 10 people per square mile (less than 10 people of 2.6 square kilometers). This means traffic will not be a concern at all. The opposite is the case; you might not see a car for many miles! Our tour takes you on curvy remote back country roads through Sequoia National Park, across Yosemite Valley to southern Napa Valley, over the Golden Gate Bridge and along coastal Hwy 1 back to Santa Monica. A layover day in San Francisco will be as much of a highlight as seeing the Giant Sequoia Trees (the largest living organisms on Earth), riding the “Forty-Niner Highway” where gold was discovered in 1848, standing in Yosemite Valley on the foot of giant glacially carved domes, or cruising along the Pacific Coast with incredible ocean views.
This tour is an enjoyable touring adventure!
For single riders as well as for couples with your partner or your teenager on the passenger seat. Our support vehicle will have a limited availability for non-riders and will transport your luggage between the hotel accommodations.
Check out the DVD “Lets Ride” to get into the right mood for this tour.
Highlights: Hwy 1, Sequoia NP, Yosemite NP, Pacific Coast, Solvang, Santa Barbara, Hollywood, Santa Monica, San Francisco, Monterey, Golden Gate Bridge, Hwy 49, Tioga Pass, Pismo Beach, Ojai, Napa Valleyin, some OHV areas
Full Tour Details
Duration: 11 days
Riding days: 8
Total distance: 1242 miles
Daily riding hours: 6
Ride difficulty: 2-3 (out of 5)
Terrain: Paved roads
International Airports: LAX
Group size: 6-10 riders
Group riding: With the tour guide or on your own, as you prefer
Suitable for passengers: Good
Suitable for children: Passenger only, minimum age 16
Accommodations: Selected 3 and 4* hotels
|Day 1:||Arrival in Santa Monica||(0 miles)|
|Day 2:||Santa Monica - Ojai||(130 miles)|
|Day 3:||Ojai - Three Rivers||(340 miles)|
|Day 4:||Three Rivers - Oakhurst||(240 miles)|
|Day 5:||Oakhurst - Jamestown||(210 miles)|
|Day 6:||Jamestown – San Francisco||(290 miles)|
|Day 7:||San Francisco||(0 miles)|
|Day 8:||San Francisco - Monterey||(210 miles)|
|Day 9:||Monterey - Pismo Beach||(240 miles)|
|Day 10:||Pismo Beach – Santa Monica||(310 miles)|
|Day 11:||Santa Monica (Departure)||(0 miles)|
- All-weather motorcycle experience
- 21 years old or older
- Valid motorcycle endorsed driver's license, category A (non-restrictive)
- Valid ID, or any required document to travel to this country (passport, visa, etc.)
- Helmets are required
- Experienced tour guide on motorcycle, with GPS and satellite phone
- Motorcycle rental
- Unlimited mileage
- Damage and theft waiver with deductible
- Support vehicle for luggage transport & passengers (limited)
- Technical support
- General route and area information
- Daily briefing, with daily route print-out
- Snacks, water, & refreshments
- 10x breakfasts
- 9x lunches, including non-alcoholic beverages
- Welcome and Farewell Dinner incl. nonalcoholic beverages
- 10x accommodation, double occupancy (if share is not available,
the single supplement will apply)
- Airport shuttle (LAX)
- Preparation fee and booking fee
- Local sales tax
- Tour of Hollywood
All services not specified in the "included services" section, such as airfare.
Select your optional services (for example: single room) during the booking process.
- 25% deposit required for reservation
- Balance due 6 weeks prior to tour start
- With valid credit card
- Security deposit: With valid credit card