LOS ANGELES TO ORLANDO
This adventure has been an American rite of passage for generations – from teenagers who talked their parents into throwing them the keys to the Chrysler or the old street bike sitting in the garage, to parents loading up the family station wagon and heading across the country. For most of us, the term “Road Trip” takes us back to a simpler time in our lives, one where a set of wheels, some gas money, a place to crash for the night and the right group of people meant you could embark on a journey that you would remember for the rest of your life. If you have ever dreamed of riding across America, this is the trip you have been waiting a lifetime for.
COAST TO COAST ITINERARY
Day 1 Welcome to Los Angeles, CA (0.0 Miles / 0.0 km)
Welcome to Los Angeles! We’ll kick-off our adventure with a “Meet & Greet” with your fellow riders and your Support Team to go over what you can expect from the awesome journey ahead, as well as some important safety tips and information. Your ride of a lifetime is about to begin!
Day 2 Los Angeles, CA – Palm Springs, CA (180 Miles / 288 km)
Since your tour is a Coast to Coast Motorcycle Tour, we will kick off our day with a southerly ride along the beautiful shores of the Pacific Ocean, before heading east on the famous Ortega Highway (a favorite among California riders.) The Ortega Highway along with Pines to Palms are the first two incredible mountain passes that you will experience on this Tour. If you love riding the “twisties” today will be very satisfying indeed! Our destination tonight is Palm Springs, a desert oasis getaway for the Hollywood and L.A. elite. Warm desert air and relaxation are the reward for a great first day of riding.
Day 3 Palm Springs, CA – Kingman, AZ (240 Miles / 384 km)
We’ll get a jump on the day and head straight for Joshua Tree National Park. After lunch we will pick up the legendary Route 66 in Amboy, and of course ride into the ghost town of Oatman, Arizona. Oatman looks almost exactly like it did over 100 years ago when it was a booming mining town. This little town is now a “must see” Route 66 destination. We’ll end the day’s ride in Kingman and spend the night at one of our favourite Route 66 hotels.
Day 4 Kingman, AZ – Payson, AZ (350 Miles / 560 km)
Today starts with several more miles of “The Mother Road”, before turning south toward Chino Valley, the twisty roads into Jerome and the beautiful and magic rock formations surrounding Sedona. After lunch, you will be treated to a ride through the Tonto National Forest in Central Arizona where both the roads and scenery are incredible. This day is sure to be one of your most memorable experiences of the Tour.
Day 5 Payson, AZ – Socorro, NM (260 Miles / 426 km)
Our route today features one of the many roads less travelled in the United States. We snake our way along mile after mile of breath-taking terrain through the upper desert of Western New Mexico just north of the Gila National Forest. Stops in Summerville, Pie Town and the Very Large Array radio astronomy observatory, make the day really fun. Along the way it will be easy to daydream of the Old West – riding your steel horse through the desert today is not so different from a cowboy riding a real horse in the 1880s…only a little faster.
Day 6 Socorro, NM – El Paso, TX (276 Miles / 442 km)
Today we continue to ride mile after mile of wide-open spaces mixed in with dense forest roads and the last of our mountain twisty roads. Highlights today are the Carrizozo Malpais lava flow, Smokey the Bear Museum, Lincoln National Forest, Ruidoso, Cloudcroft and some of the best mountain roads in all of New Mexico. As we come off the 8,668 foot elevation of Cloudcroft, you will be able to see the vast expanse of White Sands with its landscape of rare white gypsum sand dunes. In our final stretch of highway into El Paso, Texas, we pass through two different missile testing ranges. Hopefully our passage will not be stopped for one of their tests.
Day 7 El Paso, TX – Lajitas/Big Bend, TX (316 Miles / 505.6 km)
Today we need to get a very early start with a lot of ground to cover before our off day off in Lajitas, TX on the banks of the Rio Grande River. While the first half of our day is Interstate, once we reach our turn off, we will be riding on another section of roads less travelled. It’s a long, easy ride from I-10 to Lajitas and the Big Bend National Park region, where we’ll stay for two nights to get some rest. You will have a full free day to explore one of the best kept secrets in the US National Park System. The Big Bend area offers horseback tours, ATV tours, hiking, and several other ways to explore and enjoy.
Day 8 Lajitas/Big Bend, TX – Free Day (0.0 Miles / 0.0 km)
Today is free to explore at your leisure. Be sure to ask your Support Team for some ideas on how to best experience a day in Big Bend and Lajitas. Have fun and enjoy!
Day 9 Lajitas/Big Bend, TX – Del Rio, TX (283 Miles / 453 km)
It’s always tough to leave the beauty and serenity of Lajitas, the Rio Grande River and Big Bend National Park behind, but we’re only halfway through the tour! As we continue eastward we will skirt the border between the USA and Mexico, and cross the massive Amistad Reservoir (Amistad means ‘friendship’ in Spanish) before landing in Del Rio.
Day 10 Del Rio, TX – Austin, TX (235 Miles / 376 km)
Today we ride from one extreme to the other, from sleepy Del Rio to the modern, hip city of Austin. Austin is the capital city of Texas, home to many universities and museums, parks, and restaurants of national renown. If you love real Texas BBQ, world-class live music, and more bars than you can count, Austin is your city. With a very vibrant nightlife scene, there is something for everyone here. On the way to Austin be sure to make some time for a stop in San Antonio, the 2nd-largest city in the state. The Riverwalk downtown is a great place for lunch, and it’s right next to The Alamo, a Spanish-colonial mission that was the site of an iconic battle in Texas’ war with Mexico.
Day 11 Austin, TX – Lake Charles, LA (333 Miles / 533 km)
Today is all about riding the back roads of Texas as we roll along the outskirts of Houston, the largest city in the state. Soon you’ll encounter the laid-back vibes of Lake Charles, Louisiana, a fun “Riverboat Gambler” town with a main strip lined with casinos, restaurants and every type of bar or tavern you can imagine. Rest well and save some energy, for we hit New Orleans tomorrow!
Day 12 Lake Charles, LA – New Orleans, LA (239 Miles / 382 km)
Head south out of Lake Charles and get your first taste of “Bayou Life.” We’ll cruise along the Gulf of Mexico past the Rockefeller and White Lake Wildlife Refuges, as well as Marsh Island before setting our sights on The Big Easy. After a quick stop at the hotel to check-in and get cleaned up, head into the heart of the French Quarter (only one block away) and soak up all that N’awlins has to offer!
Day 13 New Orleans, LA – Free Day (0 Miles / 0 km)
Feel free to explore New Orleans on your own today. ‘Crescent City’ is constantly voted one of the best tourism destinations in the USA, and there are a million fun things to do here. Be sure to ask your Support Driver for some ideas about tours, museums, restaurants, shopping, etc.
Day 14 New Orleans – Pensacola Beach/Gulf Breeze, FL (239 Miles / 382km)
There are usually a few riders we have to drag out of New Orleans kicking and screaming, but more gorgeous scenery along the Gulf Coast is in store for us today. We’ll ride through the gulf towns of Pass Christian, Gulfport, Biloxi, Mobile on our way to Pensacola Beach. This region has roared back to life after the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 and Hurricane Katrina and has once again established itself as one of the top tourist destinations in the American south. The deserts of the Southwest and the swamps of Louisiana will seem like a distant dream, as you ride past swaying palm trees and white, sandy beaches!
Day 15 Pensacola Beach/Gulf Breeze, FL – Perry, FL (267 Miles / 427 km)
Too much of a good thing is wonderful, as the old saying goes, so let’s keep rolling along the shores for another day on our way to Perry, Florida. Highlights today include Tate’s Hell State Forest and the insanely beautiful (and hard to pronounce!) Apalachicola National Forest, recently ground zero for Hurricane Michael. You’re in gator country now, so watch where you step when you dismount your bike! Our final destination before we reach the Atlantic Ocean is Perry Florida.
Day 16 Perry, Fl – Daytona Beach, FL (197 Miles / 315 km)
We complete the ‘Coast to Coast’ portion of the tour today, as we arrive at the Atlantic Ocean and Daytona Beach. It’s an easy journey across the Florida peninsula riding through Ocala – known as the race-horse capital of America. Time permitting, we will stop in Daytona you can visit Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona, one of the largest Harley-Davidson dealerships in the USA, and of course the Daytona International Speedway, home to NASCAR’s most famous stock-car race, the Daytona 500. We’ll arrange our famous Farewell Celebration tonight and end this amazing motorcycle tour in style!
Day 17 Daytona Beach – Orlando, FL Departure (65 Miles / 104 km)
It’s a short ride back to return our bikes and say our final farewells. If you’d like to do some sightseeing in the Orlando area after the tour is over, just let us know and we can easily arrange hotel and/or motorcycle reservations for you. We sincerely thank you for an amazing ride, and until next time – be safe, and have fun out there!
2023 Departure Dates
31 March, 22 September – or choose a custom date for your group
Coast to Coast Guided Tour (3486 miles / 5578 km)
- 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
- 1 Rider / 1 Bike / 1 Room: From AU$ 11,290 per person*
- 2 Riders / 2 Bikes / 1 Room: From AU$ 9,115 per person*
- Pillion Passenger (Twin Share): From AU$ 5,161 per person*
- Car Passenger (Twin Share): From AU$ 5,250 per person*
* NB: Due to currency fluctuations, the prices above are indicative only. Please contact us for your quote.