The Northwest “Cowboy Tour” is a fantastic ride across America’s Great Northwest. The tour starts in Los Angeles and ends in Chicago. We ride over 3.800 miles / 6.000 km during 17 Riding days on some of the US’ best motorcycle roads: legendary Pacific Coast Highway 1 (ranked #5), “The Loneliest Road in America” (US 50), Wild West run, Black Hills Run & Beartooth Highway (ranked #1 of US’ best motorcycle roads).
You will experience spectacular scenery and fun attractions: Los Angeles, “Danish” Solvang, San Francisco, Virginia City, Yellowstone, Old Faithful Geyser, Buffalo Bill’s Cody, Black Hills, Sturgis, Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer Nat Park, Wildlife loop (w/wild buffalo), Badlands, Paisley Park (Price’ estate/studio) and much more. It is a 19-day adventure tour for those who love motorcycle riding on unforgettable roads, spectacular scenery, and great adventures.
Please note, although this tour goes to Sturgis it is not during the Annual Motorcycle Rally time.
|DEPARTURE / RETURN LOCATION||Los Angeles / Chicago|
Day 01: Arrival – Los Angeles, California
When all tour participants arrive, there will be a welcome greeting and refreshments with introductions.
The evening’s program will involve getting to know each other, and dinner will be enjoyed together in true American style. Those not tired after the long journey may visit a local bar nearby.
Day 02: Los Angeles – Solvang (Riding day 1: 215 km/134 miles)
The day will start with an information meeting covering details about your tour on the North West Cowboy tour.
Practical information and preparations regarding motorcycle and car rental checkout will be covered.
The hotel will be checked out to start the Cowboy adventure.
Once everyone is ready on their bikes, the North West – Cowboy tour will commence.
Los Angeles will disappear behind as the group heads west for a unique adventure full of history, adventure, and fun.
The journey will involve Riding on the legendary & spectacular Pacific Coast Highway 1 towards “Danish” Solvang.
The ride will provide a taste of one of the most amazing motorcycle roads in the world, experiencing the spectacular coastline and stunning views.
Stops will include the famous Malibu & Neptune’s Net biker restaurant, Santa Barbara & Stearns Pier, and finally, the “Danish” Solvang.
Day 03: Solvang – Monterey (Riding day 2: 339 km/210 miles)
The day will begin by bidding Solvang farewell and continuing the southern California trip.
The ride will cover the highly appraised Pacific Coast Highway 1, offering breathtaking views of mountains on the left and the Pacific Ocean on the right.
Passing through the Big Sur, participants will feel the warm California sun and enjoy the salty sea air.
The end destination for the day is Monterey, home to the world-famous Laguna Seca Automobile, a known motorcycle race track.
The afternoon will be spent exploring Cannery Row and Fisherman’s Wharf and dining at the famous Fisherman’s Wharf.
Day 04: Monterey – San Francisco (Riding day 3: 192 km/119 miles)
The day will involve Riding through Big Basin Redwood State Park, known for its curvy & narrow motorcycle roads and wide Redwood trees.
Lunch will be at the famous biker bar “Alice’s” before heading to fun San Francisco.
With its European feel, San Francisco will offer various sightseeing opportunities such as Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, Lombard Street, and more.
Optional activities include visiting Alcatraz (must be booked in advance), harbour cruises, and enjoying the famous cable cars.
Day 05: San Francisco – Virginia City (Riding day 4: 428 km/266 miles)
The day will start by Riding out of San Francisco on the Golden Gate Bridge.
Heading north to Sacramento, the journey will continue “The Loneliest Highway in America (Hwy 50),” with highlights like the shores of beautiful Lake Tahoe.
The final stretch will lead to historic Virginia City.
Day 06: Virginia City – Ely (Riding day 5: 499 km/310 miles)
The day will be spent discovering how “The Loneliest Highway in America (Hwy 50)” got its name.
The ride through the dry desert-like territory will include a stop at the famous Shoetree by Middlegate.
Continuing on Hwy 50 to Eureka, an overnight stay is planned.
Day 07: Ely – West Wendover (Riding day 6: 225 km/140 miles)
The day will mark the completion of the ride on “The loneliest road in America (Hwy 50)” as the journey descends north towards Yellowstone National Park.
En route, participants will partly Ride on another famous road, “The Lincoln Highway” (US 93).
Upon reaching West Wendover, a visit to the Bonneville Salt Flats International Racing Track is planned.
Day 08: West Wendover – Garden City (Riding day 7: 384 km/240 miles)
The day will start with a “transport leg” on I-80 before turning north into Hwy-89.
Fun mountain roads will be Riden to Garden City at Bear Lake.
Day 09: Garden City – Jackson (Riding day 8: 234 km/146 miles)
The day will head towards magical Yellowstone National Park and “Wild West Run”.
Stops will include Bear Lake, Montpelier, and the historic site of Butch Cassidy’s bank robbery in Jackson.
The evening will be spent at the famous Million Dollar Cowboy Bar.
Day 10: Jackson – Cody (Riding day 9: 379 km/237 miles)
The day will welcome another tour highlight, Riding into Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park.
Participants will Ride on one of the US’s most popular motorcycle routes, Wild West Run, passing Jackson Lake and reaching the spectacular Old Faithful Geyser.
The ride will continue in Yellowstone, featuring Grand Loop Rd, Artist Point, and live buffalo herds.
The day will end in Cody with dinner at Buffalo Bill’s historic Irma Hotel.
Day 11: Cody – Beartooth Hwy – Cody (Riding day 10: 364 km/227 miles)
The day will feature the tour highlight, the world-famous “Beartooth Highway,” ranked as the USA’s best motorcycle route.
Chief Joseph Scenic Byway will also be Riden for a lifetime experience.
After returning to Cody, participants can visit Buffalo Bill’s Center of the West.
Day 12: Cody – Gillette (Riding day 11: 408 km/255 miles)
The day will involve Riding on spectacular curvy mountain roads through Big Horn Canyon & National Forest.
Stops will include lunch & cowboy shopping in Sheridan before reaching Gillette.
Day 13: Gillette – Deadwood (Riding day 12: 257 km/160 miles)
The day will kick off the fun adventures in the Black Hills, the location of the Sturgis Bike Rally.
Stops will include Devil’s Tower, Sundance, and a Ride through beautiful Spearfish Canyon.
Deadwood will be visited, exploring its historic sites and enjoying the surroundings.
Day 14: Deadwood – Black Hills Run – Sturgis (Riding day 13: 275 km/172 miles)
The day will include Riding the famous Black Hills Run, experiencing attractions around Sturgis, and feeling the atmosphere of the Sturgis Bike Rally.
Stops will include Crazy Horse, Custer State Park, Needles Highway, Wildlife Loop, and Mt Rushmore.
The day will end in Sturgis, where we will explore the world-famous Knuckle Saloon and enjoy a Biker party!
Day 15: Sturgis – Oacoma (Riding day 14: 424 km/264 miles)
We will bid farewell to Sturgis and head east. Our initial stop will be the famous Wall Drug, offering a truly unique experience and the last chance to cowboy up.
Continuing on, we will reach the spectacular Badlands National Park. The rugged beauty of Badlands draws visitors from around the world. These striking geological deposits house some of the richest collections of fossils. Once, old mammals like rhinoceros, horses, and sabre-toothed tigers roamed this area. The park’s 244,000 acres consist of mixed-grass prairie where bison, bighorn, prairie dogs, and Blackfoot ferrets live today.
Lunch will be enjoyed within the Badlands, absorbing its unique atmosphere.
After exploring the Badlands, the journey will take us into Cheyenne Indian territory, known for being the filming location of the famous movie “Dancing with Wolves” (Kevin Costner). We will Ride through this beautiful territory to the small town of Oacoma, where we will spend the night.
Day 16: Oacoma – Worthington (Riding day 15: 334 km/209 miles)
This day will involve a Ride through farm country with lots of cornfields, in a geographical area where many Scandinavian immigrants settled.
Our first stop will be at “The world’s only Corn Palace”. Continuing the journey, we’ll visit “Porter Sculpture Park” featuring a 60-Foot Bull Head Sculpture before Riding to Sioux Falls for a late lunch.
After lunch, we will head to our final destination, Worthington.
Day 17: Worthington – Lake City (Riding day 16: 384 km/240 miles)
For music lovers, this day will be a historical one. We will visit Paisley Park, Prince’s private estate & production complex, featuring artifacts from his life.
Later, we will Ride to Lake City along the beautiful Hwy 61 along the Mississippi River.
Day 18: Lake City – Chicago (Riding day 17: 550 km/343miles)
As our Cowboy adventure approaches its end, we embark on the last Riding day. We continue our beautiful Ride along the Mississippi River until lunch.
After that, we will navigate backroads to Chicago, where we will return the bikes. We savour our last riding day together before having our final tour dinner. Congratulations on completing a successful North-West Cowboy tour adventure!
Day 19: Departure Chicago – Travel Home
We bid farewell to America’s North West, Chicago, and begin our journey back home. Group travel by shuttle to the airport.
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|
|Northwest – The Cowboy Tour||9-Jul-24||27-Jul-24||9-Jun-24|
|Northwest – The Cowboy Tour||8-Jul-25||26-Jul-25||8-Jun-25|
|Northwest – The Cowboy Tour||7-Jul-26||25-Jul-26||7-Jun-26|
2 people / 1 vehicle / 1 shared room: From $5,995.00 per person
2 people / 2 vehicles / 1 shared room: From $7,695.00 per person
1 person / 1 vehicle / 1 single room: From $9,695.00 per person
1 person / 1 vehicle / 1 shared room: From $7,695.00 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
This tour can be taken as a self-ride; contact us for details.
The above information should be taken as a guide only as things can change. If you have any questions, please contact us.