Day 1: Arrive Los Angeles
Arrive into Los Angeles and make your own way to your hotel. There will be an EagleRider representative there waiting to give you all the information you need about the upcoming journey. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city and its nightlife or just relax and get some rest for the journey ahead.
Day 2: Los Angeles – Palm Springs (approx. 190 miles)
Enjoy a Welcome Breakfast in the hotel with your fellow riders before you are transferred to the EagleRider office in LA to pick up your bike. After your orientation, start out on the road and head south along the winding mountain roads to Lake Elsinore. You’ll have lunch here and then take advantage of the shade as you ride through San Bernardino National Forest to Palm Springs.
Day 3: Palm Springs – Laughlin, NV (approx. 232 miles)
Your journey today takes you through the dry, rocky landscapes of Joshua Tree National Park. Look out for spectacular colours and rock formations as you ride through to Twentynine Palms. Here you’ll join the legendary Route 66 in Amboy and continue across the state line into Nevada. Today's ride ends in Laughlin, known for its casinos and outdoor activities.
Day 4: Laughlin – Grand Canyon (approx. 245 miles)
Continue along Route 66 today into Arizona. Dodge ‘burros’ (donkeys) in the historic gold mining town of Oatman, then ride on to Kingman, known as the ‘Heart of Historic Route 66’, as it’s at the centre of the longest remaining stretch of the original Mother Road. From Kingman, continue to Seligman in a northern loop through the Hualapai Indian Reservation. Stop for lunch in Seligman and then ride on towards the Grand Canyon, with your camera at the ready.
Day 5: Grand Canyon – Monument Valley (approx. 170 miles)
You’ll have the chance to take in sweeping views of the Grand Canyon independently this morning before your ride continues along the South Rim. You’ll leave the Grand Canyon National Park at the East entrance and head for more breathtaking scenery in Monument Valley. The classic Wild West landscape, made up of forbidding pinnacles of rock, stark sandstone buttes and vast expanses of shifting red sand has been shaped by this valley. This is Navajo Country and you���re in for a traditional Navajo lunch today, before you continue through this awe-inspiring scenery to Kayenta, your base for the night.
Day 6: Monument Valley – Bryce Canyon (approx. 340 miles)
From Kayenta, ride on through open country, past scattered Navajo houses, to Mexican Hat, a small village which was once a gold-mining camp, and which takes its name from a curiously formed rock formation nearby. You’ll continue from here to the dramatic Valley of the Gods, where many scenes from Thelma and Louise were filmed, then across the Colorado River to the shores of Lake Powell. This huge lake has more shoreline than the entire Pacific Coast. The final part of today’s journey takes you along the southern tip of Capitol Reef National Park, past Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and then up to the Devil’s Backbone, through the Escalante Wilderness and on to Bryce Canyon for your overnight stop.
Day 7: Bryce Canyon – Las Vegas (approx. 250 miles)
There’s time to visit the awe-inspiring Bryce Canyon today before your journey takes you into Zion National Park. Aside from the jaw-dropping rock formations and fabulous natural scenery, you’re also in for the most challenging ride of the trip here – the switchbacks of Zion! From Zion National Park, it’s only a short ride to the neon lights of Las Vegas. Drop off your bikes at the EagleRider office, close to The Strip. Tonight, you can reminisce about the highlights of your journey with your new friends at a grand Farewell Dinner.
Day 8: Depart Las Vegas
You can either catch a flight back to the UK today or perhaps extend your stay in Las Vegas. Why not hire your motorbike for a few days longer so you can continue your ride at your own pace? Let us help you tailor make your perfect holiday. (read more...)