Pacific Coast – Seattle to Los Angeles (15 Days / 14 Nights) Guided

Interested in cruising along the West Coast of the USA? Do you want to experience the trip of the lifetime with the Pacific breeze in your hair and the sun on your face? If this sounds like a dream, then our Pacific Coast Guided Motorcycle Tour is the ride for you! This 15 day adventure tour kicks off in the beautiful city of Seattle, winding its way down the Pacific Coast stopping in some of the most beautiful sites in the world and finishing the tour in the beautiful seaside town of Redondo Beach. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to see everything from the Humpback whales of the Pacific Northwest to the celebrity studded hills of Hollywood.


Itinerary:

Day 1 Welcome to Seattle

Your tour begins with your arrival in Seattle, Washington with its distinct city skyline featuring the world renown Space Needle and regal Mount Rainier looming in the distance. Check into your hotel and get ready for the ride of a lifetime!

Day 2 Seattle, WA – Lake Quinault, WA (Approx. 155 miles / 248 km)

Today we embark on our winding Pacific Coast tour starting in the wet and wild city of Seattle. 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 the Puget Sound barrelling our way to Lake Quinault, with the wind in your hair and the cool smell of salt water, bask in the luxuries of this lake side town.

Day 3 Lake Quinault, WA – Ocean Shores, WA (Approx. 160 miles / 256 km)

As we leave Lake Quinault we travel along the crashing waves of the Pacific toward the seaside city of Ocean Shores, Washington. The warm ocean 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.

Day 4 Ocean Shores, WA – Seaside, OR (Approx. 131 miles / 210 km)

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 neighbouring state, Oregon. This ride is definitely only for those with the spirit of 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.

Day 5 Seaside, OR – Newport, OR (Approx. 109 miles / 174 km)

Beautiful is the only way to describe this day’s ride. Ride along the colourful 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!

Day 6 Newport – day at leisure (0 miles / 0 kilometres)

Day at leisure

Day 7 Newport – Crescent City (Approx. 231 miles / 370 km)

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.

Day 8 Crescent City – Shelter Cove (Approx. 170 miles / 275 km)

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.

Day 9 Shelter Cove – Mendocino (Approx. 101 miles / 162 km)

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.

Day 10 Mendocino – San Francisco (Approx. 155 miles / 248 km)

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 kind 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.

Day 11 San Francisco (0 miles / 0 km)

When you wake up in this beautiful city, you will finally understand why Frank Sinatra 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 SF 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!

Day 12 San Francisco – Monterrey (Approx. 120 miles / 192 km)

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!

Day 13 Monterey – Pismo Beach (Approx. 157 miles / 251 km)

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 toward 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.

Day 14 Pismo Beach – Los Angeles (Approx. 176 miles / 282 km)

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 bathing suits. 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.

Day 15 Los Angeles Departure (0 miles / 0 km)

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!

Multiple Motorcycle Options Available

2020 Departure Dates

09 Jul, 30 Jul – or choose a custom date for your group.

2021 Departure Dates

08 Jul, 29 Jul – or choose a custom date for your group


Pacific Coast Guided Tour (1667 miles / 2668 km)

Inclusions:

  • 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
  • Farewell Dinner

Pricing

  • 1 Rider / 1 Bike / 1 Room: From AU$ 8,605 per person*
  • 2 Riders / 2 Bikes / 1 Room: From AU$ 6,273 per person*
  • Pillion Passenger (Twin Share): From AU$ 3,458 per person*
  • Car Passenger (Twin Share): From AU$ 3,520 per person*

* NB: Due to currency fluctuations, the prices above are indicative only. Please contact us for your quote.


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