Interested in cruising the West Coast? Do you want to experience the trip of the lifetime with the Pacific breeze in your hair and the sun on your face? If this sounds like a dream, then our Pacific Coast Motorcycle Tour is the ride for you! This 15 day adventure tour kicks off in the beautiful city of Seattle, winding its way down the Pacific Coast stopping in some of the most beautiful sites in the world and finishing the tour in the beautiful seaside town of Los Angeles. Don't miss out on this opportunity to see everything from the Humpback whales of the Pacific Northwest to the celebrity studded hills of Hollywood.
Pacific Coast Highway Seattle to Los Angeles Tour Itinerary
Your tour begins with your arrival in Seattle, Washington, the emerald of the Pacific Northwest. With its distinct city skyline featuring the world renowned Space Needle, its vibrant downtown district, and regal Mount Rainier looming in the distance, this is the perfect place to begin a monumental motorcycle trip! The ride of a lifetime is about to start tomorrow!
After picking up your bike at the EagleRider office in Seattle, you have several options to get yourself to your destination of Port Angeles. You can schedule yourself a ferry ride, where locals and tourists alike pile onto the Edmond's Ferry to take them across Puget Sound an into the Olympic Peninsula. You could also keep to the mainland and ride through Tacoma along the eastern side of Olympic National Park. With green forests around every turn and the cool smell of the coast in the air, you'll get your first taste of the lush Pacific coast.
Leave Port Angeles and ride past Lake Quinault as you travel south along the crashing waves of the Pacific toward the seaside city of Ocean Shores, Washington. The warm breeze calls out our name like the sirens of history as we head inland passing by Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest before surrendering to the shore once again at today's stop in Ocean Shores.
We circle North Bay as we say farewell to Ocean Shores on our way southward to Seaside, Oregon. We'll spend most of today on the infamous Pacific Highway 101 connecting Washington with its neighboring state, Oregon. This ride is definitely only for those with the spirit if adventure as you wind around the curvy inlets of the western coast spending some time on a two-lane bridge with only treacherous crashing waves below.
Beautiful is the only way to describe this day's ride. Ride along the colorful cliffs of the Pacific Coast Highway with the surf to your right and the hills to your left. This is what rider's paradise looks like!
Day at leisure to relax and explore the sleepy beach town and stretch the legs
Today you continue down the coast to the quaint beach town of Crescent City. Named for its half-moon shaped coastline and known for its rocky seaboard, your approach into Crescent City marks our first entrance into The Golden State where you will be spending the remaining portion of your tour. While today's journey will be long, nothing is a chore when you ride alongside the sparkling Pacific coast.
Awe, respect, and admiration--these are just a few things you will experience today on our ride from the Northern California town of Crescent City through Redwood National Park on our way to Shelter Cove, CA. The Redwood trees native to this part of California are some of the tallest and most massive trees on Earth standing at over 300 feet (9144 cm) tall and some nearly 25 feet (762 cm) wide. Revel in their enormity as you make our way out of the misty fog and continue southward to the quite whale watching community of Shelter Cove.
Before you hit the road for the day, wander out to the rocky coastline with your binoculars to catch a glimpse of the whales native to those parts of the Pacific. Late risers, not to worry, the day's ride will be just as exciting as you make your way south toward Mendocino, California. We'll pass by Fort Bragg with its picturesque coastline, rugged terrain, and sapphire blue waves crashing against the rocks and sand. Finally you'll finish off the day arriving in Mendocino California, a haven for the artistically inclined. Spend the evening walking around the small downtown district dotted with art and music shops, "mom and pop" restaurants, and charming Bed and Breakfasts.
Today you head slightly inland on your way to The Golden Gate City of San Francisco, California. The scenery will begin to change as you swap ocean views and the smell of salt water for sprawling orchards and whiffs of wine. Riding into Windsor and Santa Rosa, we will welcome you to the gates of California Wine Country, home to every kinda of wine varietal from Sangiovese to Syrah and Pinot Gris to Pinot Noir. You could tour a winery or stop for a tasting before you roll into the bustling metropolis of San Francisco.
When you wake up in this beautiful city, you will finally understand why Tony Bennett left his heart in San Francisco. The City by the Bay boasts more attractions, quaint shops and restaurants, and sites to see than possible to fit in your short stay. Make sure you visit Ghirardelli Square, one of the most popular attractions in SF where street performers will entertain you as you peak your head into small shops and street cafes famous for some of the best seafood dishes in the world. Feel free to hop on one of the street trolleys that are a moving landmark and are the heartbeat of this incredible city!
Today you will wave goodbye to the charm of San Francisco and point your bikes south as you ride around the bay toward the mystique of Monterrey. Upon your arrival in this spectacular seaside city, spend the afternoon walking along Cannery Row lined with beautiful hotels, shops and restaurants. Be sure to leave some time to take part in the dozens of attractions around the city including the Monterrey Bay Aquarium, Pebble Beach Golf Course and abundance of beach activities. Let your inner child or your inner golf-pro run wild!
We've said it once and we'll say it again: it's hard to believe that the scenery can become more beautiful, but this is one breathtaking ride! Today you'll follow along the acclaimed Highway 1 forward Pismo Beach California with the mountains on your left and the Pacific Ocean on your right. Soak up the California sun and cruise along with the salty sea breeze against your skin as you ride past Big Sur, California. It is at this point where the Santa Lucia Mountains meet the Pacific Ocean creating one of the most beautiful stretches of California coastline. Today surely promises breezes and exquisite sunsets as this destination provides the perfect tranquil setting with its majestic cliffs and soothing surf.
Today you say farewell to Pismo Beach and set out sights on Southern California, home of The Beach Boys, Hollywood, some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the entire country! have lunch today in Santa Barbara, California if you'd like, referred to by many as the "American Riviera" due to its similar climate and geography to the French and Italian Rivieras. Chrome has never looked so good as when it rolls into Los Angeles, California. Blend in with locals as you kick off our boots and swap our riding gear for bathing suits. Enjoy the easy livin' Beach lifestyle as you spend your last night remembering all of the fun you've had along the way.
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