Day 1: Dallas - Childress
From Dallas, ride your Harley Davidson, Honda, BMW or Triumph motorbike along Highway 287 to Wichita Falls. Considering the flat terrain, it’s hard to believe that the waterfall here could exist. Your journey continues close to the Oklahoma border towards Childress. This vintage Texan town is built around an old Spanish zocalo. Stay 1 night here.
Day 2: Childress - Abilene (approx. 190 miles)
Pick up US 83 this morning and ride through a sweeping landscape of red and gold canyonlands planted with vast groves of trees. There's time for a coffee stop in the cotton town of Paduca before you head south on Highway 83 into the heart of Texas, surrounded by endless stretches of red earth, mesquite and juniper trees, pump supplies, peanut dryers and windmills. Stop in Abilene, established by cattlemen as a stock shipping point on the Texas and Pacific Railway in 1881. Stay 1 night here.
Day 3: Abilene – Amarillo (approx. 286 miles)
Today, ride via Lubbock and Plainview on Route 27 to Amarillo, in the centre of the Texas Panhandle. In this city, you have the best of the Old and New West! Amarillo offers a true Western heritage in a unique geographical area with wide open spaces and breathtaking sunsets. Native Americans, conquistadors, buffalo hunters, settlers, cowboys, adventurers, lawmen, gunfighters, and the railroad all contributed to the development and growth of the area. Stay 1 night here.
Day 4: Amarillo – Santa Fe (approx. 245 miles)
Why not take the opportunity to explore Palo Duro Canyon State Park this morning? This stunning geological feature is second only in size to the Grand Canyon. Head west from here towards New Mexico. State capital Santa Fe is ranked amongst the best destinations in the US, and it’s easy to see why. This is one of America’s oldest and most beautiful cities, founded by Spanish missionaries a decade before the pilgrims arrived at Plymouth Rock. Stay 1 night here.
Day 5: Santa Fe - Carlsbad (approx. 170 miles)
Your ride today takes you along Highway 285 through the southeaster corner of New Mexico. Cross the endless reaches of the Llano Estacio or Staked Plain, one of the largest mesas on the North American continent. You’ll pass by Roswell, the famous site of the alleged alien landing in 1947 and Carlsbad Caverns National Park, just a few miles west of Carlsbad town. This park is a must-see with 119 limestone caves hidden beneath desert terrain. Overnight in Carlsbad.
Day 6: Carlsbad – San Angelo (approx. 340 miles)
Take Highway 62 this morning towards Lamesa. The landscape here is pure Wild West – scorched deserts, looming mesas, ghost towns and deserted stretches of highway. At Lamesa, pick up Highway 87 which will take you to San Angelo. This historic Texas town was established in 1867 and developed as a centre of the US wool and mohair industry. San Angelo also boasts the country’s fourth largest university planetarium where you can get a three dimensional view of the universe complete with twinkling stars and celestial fireworks. Overnight in San Angelo.
Day 7: San Angelo - Dallas (approx. 250 miles)
Travel back towards Dallas today, via Abilene. You can retrace your route from Abilene or stay on Highway 67 to Stephenville and head onto Highway 377 there. Once you arrive into Dallas, it’s time to return your bike and check in at your hotel for your last night’s stay in Texas.
Day 8: Depart Dallas
Leave Dallas today for your onward journey. Remember, we can tailor make your holiday so if you’d rather stay longer in Dallas or extend your trip with a journey to the Gulf Coast or up to Oklahoma City, just let us know!