Bike-it List Ride for 2018 – Pacific Coast Hwy 1 -12 July 2018 – Seattle to Los Angeles

Join David Reeves of Ride The World (Australia) as he rides to American West Coast and experiences sunsets over the Pacific instead of the sunrises we have in Australia.

Listen to the ocean breeze whispering past your helmet and you get in touch with your inner ‘Beachboy’ as we feel the good vibrations from the motorcycles as we cruise the Pacific Coastline.

This 15 days coastal cruisin’ starts in Seattle, home to many iconic American brands and our Summer Days riding ends at Redondo Beach, California. Along the way we see the towns and major with time to see what they have to offer.

On this tour., we will experience another of America special roads.

Thursday 12 July 2018 – Seattle, WA Arrival = 0 miles / 0 kilometres

Your tour begins with your arrival in Seattle, Washington, the emerald of the Pacific Northwest. With its distinct city skyline featuring the world renowned Space Needle, its vibrant down-town district, and regal Mount Rainier looming in the distance, this is the perfect place to begin a monumental motorcycle trip! At the tour hotel you will get a chance to meet your fellow riders as the ride of a lifetime is about to start!

Friday 13 July 2018 – Seattle, WA to Lake Quinault, WA = 155 miles / 248 kilometres

After picking up our bikes in Seattle, we’ll begin our tour with a different kind of ride – a ferry ride! Locals and tourists alike pile onto the Edmond’s Ferry to take them across Puget Sound an into the Olympic Peninsula. We’ll wind along the coast toward Lake Quinault, on the southern side of Olympic National Park. With green forests around every turn and the cool smell of the coast in the air, you’ll get your first taste of the lush Pacific coast.

 

Saturday 14 July 2018 -Quinault, WA to Ocean Shores, WA = 160 miles / 256 kilometres

Leave Lake Quinault we will travel south along the crashing waves of the Pacific toward the seaside city of Ocean Shores, Washington. The warm breeze calls out our name like the sirens of history as we head inland passing by Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest before surrendering to the shore once again at today’s stop in Ocean Shores.

 

Sunday 15 July 2018 – Ocean Shores, WA to Seaside, OR = 131 miles / 209 kilometres

We circle North Bay as we say farewell to Ocean Shores on our way southward to Seaside, Oregon. We’ll spend most of today on the infamous Pacific Highway 101 connecting Washington with its neighboring state, Oregon. This ride is definitely only for those with the spirit if adventure as we wind around the curvy inlets of the western coast spending some time on a two-lane bridge with only treacherous crashing waves below.

 

Monday 16 July 2018 – Seaside, OR to Newport, OR – 109 miles / 174 kilometres

Beautiful is the only way to describe this day’s ride. Ride along the colorful cliffs of the Pacific Coast Highway with the surf to your right and the hills to your left. This is what rider’s paradise looks like!

Tuesday 17 July 2018 – Newport, OR at leisure = 0 miles / 0 kilometres

Time out to relax and enjoy what the area has to offer.

Wednesday 18 July 2018 – Newport, OR to Crescent City, CA = 231 miles / 370 kilometres 

Today we continue down the coast to the quaint beach town of Crescent City. Named for its half-moon shaped coastline and known for its rocky seaboard, our approach into Crescent City marks our first entrance into The Golden State where we will be spending the remaining portion of our tour. While today’s journey will be long, nothing is a chore when you ride alongside the sparkling Pacific coast.

 

Thursday 19 July 2018 – Crescent City, CA to Shelter Cove, CA = 172 miles / 275 kilometres

Awe, respect, and admiration–these are just a few things you will experience today on our ride from the Northern California town of Crescent City through Redwood National Park on our way to Shelter Cove, CA. The Redwood trees native to this part of California are some of the tallest and most massive trees on Earth standing at over 300 feet (9144 cm) tall and some nearly 25 feet (762 cm) wide. Revel in their enormity as we make our way out of the misty fog and continue southward to the quite whale watching community of Shelter Cove.

 

Friday 20 July 2018 – Shelter Cove, CA to Mendocino, CA = 101 miles / 162 kilometres

If you can wake up early enough before we hit the road for the day, wander out to the rocky coastline with your binoculars to catch a glimpse of the whales native to those parts of the Pacific. Late risers, not to worry, the day’s ride will be just as exciting as we make our way south toward Mendocino, California. We’ll pass by Fort Bragg with its picturesque coastline, rugged terrain, and sapphire blue waves crashing against us. Finally we’ll finish off the day arriving in Mendocino California, a haven for the artistically inclined. Spend the evening walking around the small downtown district dotted with art and music shops, “mom and pop” restaurants, and charming Bed and Breakfasts.

Saturday 21 July 2018 – Mendocino, CA to San Francisco, CA = 155 miles / 248 kilometres

Today we head slightly inland on our way to The Golden Gate City of San Francisco, California. The scenery will begin to change as we swap ocean views and the smell of salt water for sprawling orchards and whiffs of wine. Riding into Windsor and Santa Rosa, we will welcome you to the gates of California Wine Country, home to every kinda of wine varietal from Sangiovese to Syrah and Pinot Gris to Pinot Noir. Time permitting, we may get a chance to tour a winery or stop for a tasting before we roll into the bustling metropolis of San Francisco.

 

Sunday 22 July 2018 – San Francisco, CA = 0 miles / 0 kilometres

When you wake up in this beautiful city, you will finally understand why Tony Bennett left his heart in San Francisco. The City by the Bay boasts more attractions, quaint shops and restaurants, and sites to see than possible to fit in our short stay. Make sure you visit Ghirardelli Square, one of the most popular attractions in San Francisco where street performers will entertain you as you peak your head into small shops and street cafes famous for some of the best seafood dishes in the world. Feel free to hop on one of the street trolleys that are a moving landmark and are the heartbeat of this incredible city!

Monday 23 July 2018 – San Francisco, CA to Monterey, CA = 120 miles / 192 kilometres

Today we will wave goodbye to the charm of San Francisco and point our bikes south as we ride around the bay toward the mystique of Monterrey. Upon our arrival in this spectacular seaside city, spend the afternoon walking along Cannery Row lined with beautiful hotels, shops and restaurants. Be sure to leave some time to take part in the dozens of attractions around the city including the Monterrey Bay Aquarium, Pebble Beach Golf Course and abundance of beach activities. Let your inner child or your inner golf-pro run wild!

 

Tuesday 24 July 2018 – Monterey, CA to Prismo Beach, CA = 157 miles / 251 kilometres

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: it’s hard to believe that the scenery can become more beautiful, but this is one breathtaking ride! Today we’ll follow along the acclaimed Highway 1 forward Pismo Beach California with the mountains on our left and the Pacific Ocean on our right. Soak up the California sun and cruise along with the salty sea breeze against your skin as re ride past Big Sur, California. It is at this point where the Santa Lucia Mountains meet the Pacific Ocean creating one of the most beautiful stretches of California coastline. Today surely promises warm breezes and exquisite sunsets as this destination provides the perfect tranquil setting with its majestic cliffs and soothing surf.

Wednesday 25 July 2018 – Prismo Beach, CA to Los Angeles CA = 176 miles / 282 kilometres

Today we say farewell to Pismo Beach and set out sights on Southern California, home of The Beach Boys, Hollywood, some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the entire country! Lunch today in Santa Barbara, California, referred to by many as the “American Riviera” due to its similar climate and geography to the French and Italian Rivieras. . Chrome has never looked so good as when it rolls into Redondo Beach, California. Waving goodbye to Santa Barbara, we cruise the Pacific Coast Highway into Redondo Beach on our last day of riding on this incredible tour. Blend in with locals as we kick off our boots and swap our riding gear for swimmers. Enjoy the easy livin’ and the Redondo Beach lifestyle as we spend our last night together remembering all of the fun we’ve had along the way.

Thursday 26 July 2018 – Los Angeles CA = 0 miles / 0 kilometres

Before everyone goes their separate ways we’ll meet for breakfast and reminisce the incredible memories we’ve shared over the past two weeks. It’s hard to believe that our time together is over, but know that we’ll always keep a space open for you on another ride of your dreams!

 

Guided Tour – 1667 miles = 2667 kilometres

Departures

2018 – 11 July from Seattle, Washington State.

Inclusions:

Tour Manager – David Reeves from Ride The World (Australia).
Late Model Motorcycle Rental.
Motorcycle Friendly Hotels.
Ability to Customise Your Trip.
Route with the best Motorcycle Roads.
Leather-Bound Road Book.
Support Vehicle With Luggage Transportation.
Spare Motorcycle.
Professional Support Driver.
Professional Bi-Lingual Tour Guide.
Group Riding Experience with Social Events.
Daily Breakfast Included.
All Fuel on Riding Days.
Welcome Reception and Dinner.
Farewell Party Experience.
Commemorative Gift.

We can arrange flights and Travel Insurance at an additional price.

Prices*

2 people 1 motorcycle 1 shared room = US$4550.00 per person

2 people 2 motorcycles 1 shared room = US$5964 per person

1 person 1 motorcycle 1 single room = US$8011.00 per person

* As at 16 December 2016.

Tour Code: 0212176607

Comments or questions are welcome.

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