Take a ride through the heart of California and several National Parks on EagleRider’s National Park (Alternate) Motorcycle Tour. This week long tour will leave you with a true understanding and appreciation for the great outdoors. Starting in the gambling capital of the USA, Las Vegas, Nevada your tour begins with a ride into Death Valley – “The Hottest Place on Earth”, followed by a ride through Yosemite National Park – the most scenic national park in America. You will be surrounded by the beautiful sequoia trees as you cruise into the Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks just outside of Fresno. By the time your ride ends back in Las Vegas, you will have experienced the best of California’s wildlife. Reserve your bike for the National Parks (Alternative) Motorcycle Tour
National Parks (Alternate) Motorcycle Tour - Tour Itinerary
You arrive at Las Vegas International Airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight.
This morning you will pick up your motorcycle and start a ride that will require a lot of guts! Your bike needs to be in peak condition to face the challenge of the barren loneliness of the Death Valley and the twisting curves up in the mountains. Leave Las Vegas on Route 160, go up Hwy 190, which will lead you west through the Death Valley, a lonely stretch, no twists and turns, just rolling desert. After defeating Death Valley you head south on Hwy 395 and cross over to Lake Isabella. From here it's only a few miles and you arrive in Bakersfield. Overnight.
Today you are in for a beautiful ride along Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. To permanently protect most of the nation’s remaining giant sequoia trees, the Giant Sequoia National Monument was created in 2000. Here, you find the largest trees on earth, which can grow to become more than 3,00 feet tall and live more than 3,000 years. You continue up to El Portal, your gateway to Yosemite National Park. Overnight.
Enjoy the beauty of Yosemite National Park, one of America’s most scenic National Parks. Any viewpoint here is truly spectacular and there are only a few places on earth that can possibly match that. Ansel Adam’s photographs do the place justice, but there is nothing like being there. To continue your ride, pick up Hwy 41 and cruise over to Fresno. Overnight.
From Fresno you take Hwy 180 toward Kings Canyon Lodge. Then you head south on Hwy 198 and ride through Kings Canyon, which is wilder and less visited than Sequoia. See a maze-like collection of canyons and isolated lakes. Continue south on Hwy 198, a scenic ride through Sequoia National Park. You will be amazed by the landscape here. Sequoia National Park contains the thickest concentration, and the biggest specimen of Sequoias to be found anywhere. Head south to Ridgecrest. Overnight.
From Ridgecrest take Hwy 178 until you hit Hwy 395. Turn left and ride all the way to Olancha, where you can get back on Hwy 190, your road into Death Valley, the hottest place on earth and almost entirely devoid of shade, much less water, so make sure you carry plenty! You overnight in Furnace Creek, which is one of the two existing outposts in Death Valley. Overnight.
This day you will ride back to Las Vegas, basically the same route you took on Day 02: Hwy 190 through the Death Valley, Hwy 160 back to Las Vegas. In Las Vegas you return your motorcycle and transfer back to your hotel. Overnight.
Today your adventurous trip will come to end with your departure flight back home.