Welcome to an amazing 8-day tour with the best attractions and spectacular national parks in California, Arizona, and Nevada. We visit breathtaking Joshua Tree National Park, Lake Havasu, Oatman Miner Town on Historic Route 66, try our luck on the casinos in Laughlin, and enjoy beautiful Mohave National Preserve and Big Bear Lake. On our journey, we ride on some exiting roads like Pines to Palms Highway, Oatman Highway, spectacular Angeles Crest Hwy/CA-2 (ranked US #10 best motorcycle road), and breathtaking Pacific Coastal Highway 1 (ranked US #5). This tour is also packed with fun attractions like San Diego, Santa Ysabel, miner/cowboy town Oatman, and Santa Monica. This is a tremendous one-week getaway vacation!
|DEPARTURE / RETURN LOCATION||Los Angeles / Los Angeles|
Day 01: Arrival – Arrival Los Angeles, California
When all tour participants have arrived, we will meet for a welcome greeting and refreshment, with introductions. The evening’s program will involve getting to know each other, and we will eat dinner together in true American style. Those not tired after the long journey may visit a local bar nearby.
Day 02: Los Angeles – San Diego, California (Riding day 1: 212 km/132 miles)
We will embark on our Golden States Run tour when everyone is ready on the bikes. LA will disappear behind us as we head south for a unique adventure full of history, excitement, and fun! This first Riding day will bring some city, some highway, and a wonderful Ride along the legendary Pacific Coast Highway 1 towards fun San Diego. We will slowly start tuning everyone into the California Riding conditions and temperatures at approx. Thirty minutes later, our first stop is Long Beach, where we will make an extra security check of the bikes, equipment, and Riders before our tour begins.
Get ready for a tasty lunch at Ruby’s Diner in Laguna Beach. Milkshakes the old-fashioned way = highly recommended! After that, we will head straight to San Diego, where we will Ride to Historic Old Town, check in to the hotel, and spend the rest of the day on everything this fun city offers: the USS Midway, Maritime Museum, Little Italy, and Old Town.
Day 03: San Diego – Palm Springs, California (Riding day 2: 231 km/145 miles)
Today, we will ride into the desert to stay in legendary Palm Springs, home of the rich & famous. After we exit San Diego through Ramona, we will stop at Santa Ysabel, home of the famous homemade pies. Be ready for a delicious treat, and try not to overeat. You will probably want to buy more to bring with you for the rest of the tour.
We will continue our tour on fun Pines to Palms Hwy, which has some spectacular views, so keep your cameras ready. Our end stop is Palm Springs, where we will spend an exciting evening together.
Day 04: Palm Springs – Lake Havasu, Arizona (Riding day 3: 390 km/242 miles)
Today will be mostly desert riding. We will start the day by Riding through beautiful Joshua Tree National Park, home to spectacular rock and desert formations. We will continue to Lake Havasu, where we will enjoy a nice ride along the lake shores before we end up in Lake Havasu City. This evening you can visit the London Bridge.
Day 05: Lake Havasu – Laughlin, Nevada (Riding day 4: 164 km/102 miles)
We will head north towards Kingman and Historic Route 66, called “The Mother Road”. As thousands of pilgrims before us, we will Ride Route 66 to the west. You will experience a spectacular Ride to Oatman, an old mining village/western village established by two gold diggers in 1915. The Riding distance to the Oatman consists of narrow, curvy roads at different height levels, with mountain and desert landscapes—ideal for filming, perhaps the best opportunity on tour. In Oatman, remember to lock your bikes and watch out for donkeys & outlaws in the streets. We will continue on Route 66 before we Ride straight to Laughlin. Welcome to casinos and playgrounds!
Day 06: Laughlin – Big Bear Lake, California (Riding day 5: 416 km/259 miles)
It will be a day of desert Riding and get hot. We will Ride through “Mojave National Preserve,” known for its singing dunes, cinder cone volcanoes, a large Joshua tree forest, and carpets of spring wildflowers. We will continue towards Calico Ghost Town and eat lunch in Barstow before Riding to Big Bear Lake’s beautiful vacation resort, where we will spend our last magical evening together on the road.
Day 07: Big Bear Lake – Los Angeles, California (Riding day 6: 256 km/159 miles)
We will end our tour with a big bang. Today, you will experience the magical roads and spectacular views on one of the US’s Best motorcycle roads: Angeles Crest Highway (CA-2). It will be a breathtaking, once-in-a-lifetime riding experience for the history books! Make sure to have your cameras ready and fully charged!
We will make several stops and take our time on Angels Crest Highway before we head towards Los Angeles. We will return our bikes and check in to the hotel before we Ride to Santa Monica Pier, the end of Historic Route 66, and our Farewell party.
Day 08: Los Angeles and Travel Home.
We will say goodbye to the Golden States Run, Los Angeles, and return home.
Please note that we reserve the right to remain adaptable to unforeseen circumstances and weather conditions that may arise while on tour; the daily schedule may be adjusted accordingly. The client’s tour remains paramount; we will ensure the tour meets your fullest expectations.
|Tour||Date from||Date to||Booking deadline|
|Golden State Run||20-May-24||27-May-24||20-Apr-24|
|Golden State Run||15-Jul-24||22-Jul-24||15-Jun-24|
|Golden State Run||30-Sep-24||7-Oct-24||30-Aug-24|
|Golden State Run||19-May-25||26-May-25||19-Apr-25|
|Golden State Run||14-Jul-25||21-Jul-25||14-Jun-25|
|Golden State Run||29-Sep-25||6-Oct-25||29-Aug-25|
2 people / 1 vehicle / 1 shared room: From $3,245.00 per person
2 people / 2 vehicles / 1 shared room: From $3,995.00 per person
1 person / 1 vehicle / 1 single room: From $4,795.00 per person
1 person / 1 vehicle / 1 shared room: From $3,995.00 per person
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Inclusions and Exclusions.
|INCLUDED||Motorcycle/Car rental with unlimited mileage |
1st choice vehicle model class
Shared rooms in biker-friendly hotels
Continental breakfast at most hotels
National Park Entrance fees
Multi-lingual Tour leader
Transport to rental company
State min. SLI insurance
Loss damage Waiver
Tour route descriptions
Pictures from the tour
Vehicle model guarantee
Security deposit for LDW
Food and beverages
LDW Zero & insurance upgrades
Anything not listed in “INCLUDED” above
The above information should be taken as a guide only as things can change. If you have any questions, please contact us.