The Golden California - Winter
The Golden California!
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 to explore the desert between Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Diego and ride some of the legendary Route 66 mother road? The winter season will be your ride. You prefer curvy mountain and costal roads? The summer season will be for you. We have split our classic Golden California Tour into two separate great tours both starting at Santa Monica Beach.
Escape the winter and enjoy California on a motorcycle!
The Golden California winter season motorcycle tour will start with a ride along Sunset Boulevard through Hollywood and across the Angeles Forest into the Mojave Desert. Almost immediately we will escape the Los Angeles traffic to some of America’s most scenic and most famous motorcycle routes. Imagine cruising along the lonesome path of pioneers and gold miners across Death Valley. You will see most spectacular landscapes like Artist Drive and Red Rock Canyon along the route to Las Vegas. Spend a day in the glitter of Vegas with an optional ride to the Valley of Fire or a flight across the Grand Canyon (additional fee). As one of the greatest highlight for any USA traveler, the Route 66 mother road will be waiting for us with one of the most demanding, desolate, and awesomely satisfying stretches of the original old road around Oatman. After one night at the Colorado River you will visit Joshua Tree National Park and spend a night in the beautiful city of Palm Springs. We will then ride to San Diego, where a relaxed day will allow you to visit Coronado Island, get on some curvy backcountry roads or visit Balboa Park and San Diego’s Old Town, spend some time at the beach, or go for a short Mexico adventure across the border. Last but not least, enjoy a scenic route from San Diego back to Los Angeles with diversity between coastal roads and curvy mountain roads.
A pleasant tour on which to bring your partner or teenage son or daughter!
Although December and January temperatures throughout the Mojave Desert can be cold at night, the average day temperatures are 55F/13C with frequent peaks of 70F/21C and more. It is a great winter escape and a pleasant tour to bring your partner or teenage kid 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: Santa Monica Beach, Hollywood, Universal City Walk, Death Valley National Park, Ghost town, Las Vegas, Route 66, Joshua Tree National Park, San Diego, Palm Springs, Colorado River, Lake Havasu, Bernardino Berge, Oatman
Full Tour Details
Duration: 11 days
Riding days: 7
Total distance: 1367 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 - Ridgecrest||(260 miles)|
|Day 3:||Ridgecrest - Beatty||(320 miles)|
|Day 4:||Beatty - Las Vegas||(275 miles)|
|Day 5:||Las Vegas||(0 miles)|
|Day 6:||Las Vegas - Lake Havasu City||(310 miles)|
|Day 7:||Lake Havasu City - Palm Springs||(355 miles)|
|Day 8:||Palm Springs - San Diego||(395 miles)|
|Day 9:||San Diego||(0 miles)|
|Day 10:||San Diego – Santa Monica||(320 miles)|
|Day 11:||Santa Monica (Departure)||(0 miles)|
- All-weather motorcycle experience
- 21 years old or older
- Off-road riding experience
- 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