Route 66 West: Albuquerque to Los Angeles Motorcycle Tour

Guided Tour 9 Days / 8 Nights
Tour Map
  • 1412.0 mi = 2259.2 km
  • Summer, Spring, Fall
  • 55.0 - 105.0°F = 12.8 - 40.6°C

Have you ever wanted to take the World Famous Route 66 Motorcycle Tour but don't have the time to enjoy the full 15 Days. We have your solution. Join our Route 66 West beginning in Albuquerque and heading West to Los Angeles. This tour has it all, Ride along the Western frontier, experiencing the classic restaurants, hotels, motels, gas stations and nostalgic landmarks, finishing at the End of the Road in Santa Monica.

Tour Itinerary

Today you will arrive in Albuquerque and enjoy an evening at leisure.
Today your guides will meet you at the hotel and take you to our EagleRider location for pick up of your bike. Enjoy the distinctive flavor of this nearly 400-year-old city. The blend of cultures here becomes evident in the southwestern architectural style so closely associated with New Mexico’s capital city. Perhaps you would like to take a ride along the river valley to the old Native American Indian town of Taos, enjoy a sunrise hot air balloon ride, or play cowboy for a day on a horseback ride along a mountain or canyon trail. Santa Fe provides all of these opportunities and more.
This morning you head south, down to Albuquerque, New Mexico’s largest city, with a third of the state’s population. Albuquerque is sprawling at the heart of New Mexico, where the main east - west road and rail routes cross both the Rio Grande and the old road south to Mexico. You cross the Rio Grande and head west – out into the open country and the hues of the Navajo wilderness. You are skirting mesas and bluffs on into Laguna. Further on ride through Grants and along Cibola National Forest towards the famous Route 66 town of Gallup – an old railroad town and Indian stronghold. Enjoy your stay tonight with a host of fellow riders from around the world at one of the many biker friendly hotels in Gallup.
Today is another huge day, full of spectacular scenery and iconic Route 66 stops. We cross the border into Arizona and ride to Petrified Forest National Park, a fossilized prehistoric forest of gigantic trees that has been unearthed by erosion. Here you will have the time to explore this stunning landscape and take a moment to get lost in the expansiveness that defines this area. Leaving Petrified Forest NP, we travel further west to the Wigwam Hotel in Holbrook, and stop to stand on the corner in Winslow! While most groups stop in Flagstaff or Williams, Arizona, we will ride on to spend our night just one mile from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon! Tonight you will sit with a cold drink in your hand and enjoy the sunset over the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. The dream is coming true!
For those looking to get a real "Bird's Eye View" of the Grand Canyon be sure to let us know and we will arrange a morning helicopter ride over the heart of the South Rim. Later, we will have plenty of time to ride along the rim and stop for amazing vistas and photos. We will leave the Grand Canyon and pick Route 66 back up in Williams, Arizona before heading stops in the famous 66 towns of Seligman, Peach Springs, and Hackberry.
Today is a quick ride for a little detour to take in the incredible sights and sounds of Las Vegas...but first we ride through the Old West Ghost Town of Oatman, and journey across the famous Hoover Dam! One thing is for sure, your time in Vegas may be short, but it will sure be sweet! Try to get a little bit of sleep because we pick up Route 66 tomorrow right where we left off yesterday.
Today we cross the border into our final State on Route 66 – California! One thing is for sure, today is a day like no other as we traverse the Mojave Desert which offers some of the most dramatic scenery in Southern California. You can imagine what it must have been like for early Route 66 travelers making their way across this huge expanse of desert, dotted with Joshua Trees, cactus, volcanic rock and sand!. Tonight, we celebrate our last night on the Mother Road.
Today we head off for our final destination – the end of the road on the Santa Monica Pier! To get there, however, we first get to ride the 66 miles of the Angeles Crest Highway through the mountainous terrain of Angeles National Forest. This highway is considered one of the top motorcycle rides in southern California and rises to over 2300 meters. Next we descend the Crest into the Los Angeles Basin and heading towards the Pacific Ocean. Riders always have mixed emotions as they stand at the "End of the Trail" sign on the Santa Monica Pier. There is a sense of joy and elation at having completed a journey most people only dream about, and a sense of sadness at the thought of the ride having come to an end. Tonight we celebrate the miles we’ve ridden and the friends we made as we party together for our Farewell Dinner!
Today your exciting trip will conclude in Los Angeles. Please be sure to let us know if you need an extra night or two in L.A. to enjoy the sights. We can even arrange a discounted motorcycle rental! See you next year! EagleRider
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Carlos Silva June 17, 2017 01:55 pm

Silvia and Carlos - Route 66

Thank you so very much Richard and Rui for such an amazing experience.
We booked the 8 day tour starting in Albuquerque and ending in Los Angeles, limited for time this was the best option, if you have the available time do the full Chicago to LA route.
Our tour leader Richard is to be praised at all levels, from safety consciousness to going the extra mile to give us a fantastic drive through the route. A special thanks to Rui, the fact that he could master a few other languages certainly help a few of our fellow riders, he was as well very attentive and professional showing care and diligence on everything on our tour.
During this tour we were very lucky, what a team, the guys we joined in Santa Fé that had already done half the way just made us feel immediately part of the group: UK, Germany, Czech Republic, Spain, Portugal, Brasil... we loved riding with all of you guys.
Last but not least, thank you Eaglerider for listening to your clients, I was very apprehensive when found out that we were going to stay in the same hotel previous riders had raised serious concerns previously, however, shortly into the tour we realized that you had acted promptly on that and changed the hotel. That sows care and due diligence making sure we actually had an experience of a lifetime.
For all the above we have no problems recommending Richard, Rui and in fact Eaglerider for this tour.
Thank you very much to all and... ride safe!
Silvia and Carlos

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Terry Enlow June 16, 2016 12:20 pm

thank you

The trip was a milestone birthday present to my wife Roxanne. We had planned this a year in advance and were eagerly anticipating the experience. I had heard of Eagle Riders when I was traveling Route 66 with my son by car 3-years ago.

The experience exceeded all expectations we had and Steve was an excellent leader for our group. Specifically, Steve was calm and collected during the entire 2870 miles of the trail. His experience prior to his role here made him well suited to support a band of misfits on an adventure. Steve has an uncanny ability to work across cultural boundaries. We were the only Americans on the trip and he made sure we were just as satisfied as our European and NZ partners.

Steve was flexible with the group. He could read the group well. An example of this was on a few occasions we changed the route or changed the stops to accommodate either fatigued riders or to see a unique part of the road otherwise not on the agenda. This made the trip very personalized.

He helped fuel my need for exotic coffee stops and was genially fun to hang around with for 15-days.

Steve also demonstrated superior riding skills that impressed even the most hardened riders. While we had mechanical and tire issues now one was without a bike the entire trip.

The experience has given us the bug to do another tour with Eagle Riders.

I also want to add that Will (our van driver) was superb. Our windshields were cleaned every morning, our bags were always accessible, he made sure we were hydrated (this was a lifesaver), and made sure we stayed cool and safe. He was very safety conscience thus likely saving us from ourselves a few times. He was humorous and while he stayed to himself most of the trip he did on occasion make time to hang out with us so we could get to know him better.

Many thanks for the experience and I hope this makes it to Steve and Will.

Cheers,


Terry Enlow

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