Coast 2 Coast Motorcycle Tour

Guided Tour 17 Days / 16 Nights
Tour Map
  • 3472.0 mi = 5555.2 km
  • Summer, Spring, Fall
  • 55.0 - 100.0°F = 12.8 - 37.8°C

This adventure has been an American rite of passage for generations - from teenagers who talked their parents into throwing them the keys to the Chrysler or the old street bike sitting in the garage, to parents loading up the family station wagon and heading across the country. For most of us, the term “Road Trip” takes us back to a simpler time in our lives, one where a set of wheels, some gas money, a place to crash for the night and the right group of people meant you could embark on a journey that you would remember for the rest of your life. EagleRider is rekindling that spirit with our new Coast 2 Coast Motorcycle Tour. The concept is simple; create a great route hitting iconic destinations, give riders their favorite motorcycle to ride, set up some Motorcycle Friendly Hotels and classic American motels, hook up with a great group of new friends to ride with, and follow the whole thing up with EagleRider’s 24/7 On-Road Support and Luggage Transport. And if that’s not enough, wrap it all up for a price that riders could never pull off on their own! If you have ever dreamed of riding across America, this is the trip you have been waiting a lifetime for.

Tour Itinerary

Welcome to Los Angeles! We’ll kick-off our adventure with a “Meet & Greet” with your fellow riders and EagleRider Support Team to go over what to expect from the awesome journey ahead, as well as some important safety tips and information. Your ride of a lifetime is about to begin!
Seeing as this is a Coast 2 Coast Motorcycle Tour, we will kick off our day with a southerly ride along the beautiful shores of the Pacific Ocean before heading east on the famous Ortega Highway, the first of two incredible mountain passes of the day. If you love riding the “twisties” today will be very satisfying indeed! Our destination tonight is Palm Springs, a desert oasis getaway for the Hollywood and L.A. elite. Warm desert air and relaxation are the reward for a great first day of riding.
We’ll get a jump on the day and head straight for Joshua Tree National Park, a local EagleRider staff favorite day-trip out of Palm Springs. After lunch we will pick up the legendary Route 66 in Amboy, and of course in the ghost town of Oatman, Arizona. Oatman looks almost exactly like it did over 100 years ago when it was a booming mining town, and is now a “must see” Route 66 destination. We’ll end the day's ride in Kingman and spend the night at one of our favorite Route 66 hotels.
Today starts with several more miles of The Mother Road, before giving riders the option to turn south at Flagstaff to explore Sedona or continue along Route 66 to “stand on the corner in Winslow, Arizona.” Details will be provided for both routes so you’ll be comfortable with either ride. Both routes end with a spectacular ride through the Tonto National Forest in central Arizona. Today is one of the longer riding days of the tour, but the incredible roads and scenery also make it one of the most memorable.
The only thing cooler than the name of our destination is the ride to get there, as we snake our way along mile after mile of breath-taking terrain through the Gila National Forest in western New Mexico. Along the way it will be easy to daydream of the Old West - riding a steel horse through the desert today is not so different from a cowboy riding a real horse in the 1880s...
Today we continue to ride mile after mile of wide open spaces mixed in with dense forest roads. Highlights today are most definitely Radium Springs, Organ Mountain, and best of all, White Sands National Monument. Of course, nothing compares to a night in Roswell, the alien-conspiracy capital of the world. Little green men and UFOs are everywhere, so keep your eyes peeled for the next E.T. encounter!
We are going to get a very early start today with a lot of ground to cover before our off day in Big Bend National Park, we will be riding through Carlsbad, which has one of the oldest and most famous cavern systems in the world. It’s a long, but easy ride from Carlsbad Caverns to Big Bend National Park, where we’ll stay for two nights to get some rest, but mainly to have a full free day to explore one of the best kept secrets in the USA National Park System. Big Bend offers horseback tours, ATV tours, hiking, and several other ways to explore and enjoy.
Today is free to explore at your leisure. Be sure to ask your Support Team for some ideas on how to best experience a day in Big Bend. Enjoy!
It’s always tough to leave the beauty and serenity of Big Bend behind, but we're only halfway through the tour! As we continue eastward we will skirt the border between the USA and Mexico, and cross the massive Amistad Reservoir (Amistad means 'friendship' in Spanish) before landing in Del Rio.
Today we ride from one extreme to the other, from sleepy Del Rio to the modern, hip city of Austin. Austin is the capital city of Texas, home to many universities and museums, parks, and restaurants of national renown. If you love real Texas BBQ, world-class live music, and more bars than you can count, Austin is your city. With a very vibrant nightlife scene, there is something for everyone here. On the way to Austin be sure to make some time for a stop in San Antonio, the 2nd-largest city in the state. The Riverwalk downtown is a great place for lunch, and it's right next to the Alamo, a Spanish-colonial mission that was the site of an iconic battle in Texas' war with Mexico.
Today is all about riding the backroads of Texas as we roll along the outskirts of Houston, the 4th-largest city in the state. If space exploration is of interest, swing by the NASA Johnson Space Center, home to all astronaut training and Mission Control operations. Soon you'll encounter the laid-back vibes of Lake Charles, Louisiana, a fun “Riverboat Gambler” town with a main strip lined with casinos, restaurants and every type of bar or tavern you can imagine. Rest well and save some energy, for we hit New Orleans tomorrow!
Head south out of Lake Charles and get your first taste of “Bayou Life.” We’ll cruise along the Gulf of Mexico past the Rockefeller and White Lake Wildlife Refuges, as well as Marsh Island before setting our sights on The Big Easy. After a quick stop at the hotel to check-in and get cleaned up we’ll head into the heart of the French Quarter and soak up all that N'awlins has to offer!
Feel free to explore New Orleans on your own today. 'Crescent City' is constantly voted one of the best tourism destinations in the USA, and there are a million fun things to do here. Be sure to ask your Support Driver for some ideas about tours, museums, restaurants, shopping, etc.
There are usually a few riders we have to drag out of New Orleans kicking and screaming, but more gorgeous scenery along the Gulf Coast is in store for us today. We'll ride through the military port towns of Gulfport, Biloxi, Mobile, and Pensacola on our way to Panama City Beach, Florida, a huge Spring Break tourism destination. This region has roared back to life after the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, and has once again established itself as one of the top tourist destinations in the American south. The deserts of the Southwest and the swamps of Louisiana will seem like a distant dream, as you ride past swaying palm trees and white, sandy beaches!
Too much of a good thing is wonderful, as the old saying goes, so let’s keep rolling along the shores for another day on our way to Cedar Key. Highlights today include Tate’s Hell State Forest and the insanely beautiful (and hard to pronounce!) Apalachicola National Forest. You’re in gator country now, so watch where you step when you dismount your bike! Our stop tonight is Cedar Key, a small coastal town that is about as “Gulf of Mexico” as it gets. Great food and even better locals to hang and laugh with await.
We complete the 'Coast to Coast' portion of the tour today, as we arrive at the Atlantic Ocean and Daytona Beach. It’s an easy journey across the Florida peninsula and it will be worth your while to spend some time in the city of Ocala - known as the race-horse capital of America, due to its plethora of thoroughbred horse horse ranches, Ocala offers a self-guided driving tour to several stables and farms in the area. In Daytona you can visit Bruce Rossmeyer's Destination Daytona, the largest Harley-Davidson dealership in the USA, and of course the Daytona International Speedway, home to NASCAR's most famous stock-car race, the Daytona 500. We’ll arrange our famous Farewell Celebration tonight, and end this amazing motorcycle tour in style!
It's a short ride back to our EagleRider Orlando office to return our bikes and say our final farewells. If you'd like to do some sightseeing in the Orlando area after the tour is over, just let us know and we can easily arrange hotel and/or motorcycle reservations for you. We sincerely thank you for an amazing ride, and until next time - be safe, and have fun out there!
1 User Review ADD REVIEW
Hanspeter Pfeiffer December 14, 2018 08:48 am

Can't wait to do this tour again

I completed this tour in October 2018, and it was probably the best motorbike trip I ever made. The bikes provided by EagleRider were top notch, as was the job from our tour guides Steve and Bill. Although we had to deal with some difficult weather conditions, they always kept it cool and our group's mood up. If necessary, they modified our plans according to the conditions, but always as convenient and enjoyable as possible.
The daily mileage was from under 200 to almost 400, and after leaving the California coast until to the eastern part of Texas, we didn't encounter much traffic on the selected roads, so riding was always a pleasure.
Accommodation was in good and comfortable hotels, from Best Western motels to the Hilton in Daytona, always clean, well equipped and big enough.
I started with a Fat Boy, which I would NOT recommend for such a long tour. After two days I was able to change to our spare bike, a Road King, and with the wind screen and the bags for my personal belongings during the days I was much better off.
All in all, it was the experience of a life time and again: I can't wait to do this trip (and other EagleRider tours) again.