Pick-up / Return
Road 66, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Capitol Reef Desert, Bryce Canyon, Las Vegas, Death Valley, Sequoia National Park, Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, Pacific Coast Highway 1
Day 0 : France – Los Angeles
Flight to the City of Angels (flight taken by you), transfer to our Long Beach base for the recovery of your motorcycle.
Night in Long Beach.
Day 1 : Long Beach – Joshua Park – Palm Spring
You will quickly leave the “City of Angels” to go directly to the crossroads of the Mojave and Colorado deserts; Joshua Tree National Park awaits you. High place of climbing, it is full of hidden valleys where the fauna (red-tailed buzzards, California hares, kangaroo rats) and flora (Joshua trees, ocotillos and Cholla cacti) will amaze you.
Night in Palm Springs.
Day 2 : Palm Springs – Mojave Desert – Kingman
“On the way to the moon … or almost”
The Mojave National Preserve resembles a lunar landscape made up of immense sand dunes (sometimes reaching more than 200m high), caves containing stalactites and stalagmites, volcanic cones.
Night in Kingman.
Day 3 : Kingman – Seligman- Prescott
“Road 66, the essential and Red Rock County”
Over 80 years old, Route 66 originally linked Chicago to Santa Monica (4000 km). Sank into oblivion since the construction of many “interstates”, it has kept its soul and the most traces of this era on the section that you will take.
Night in Prescott.
Day 4 : Prescott – Sedona – Flagstaff
“Red Rock County”
Direction Sedona, a must in the state of Arizona. From the ancient mining town of Jerome to the superb red rock formations of Sedona to the Montezuna Castle National Monument, you will be delighted by this region.
Night in Flagstaff.
Day 5 : Flagstaff – Grand Canyon – Monument Valley
The Grand Canyon reflects all that the American West has to offer. No image, no text can describe what you will see. As for Monument Valley and its immense monoliths of red sandstone, it alone symbolizes all the clichés of the conquest of this “Far-West”.
Night near Monument Valley.
Day 6 : Monument Valley – Arches National Park
Delicate Arch, Dead Goose, Again and Again … 2000 stone arches listed and named in this absolutely sublime rock desert.
Night in Moab.
Day 7 : Moab – Capitol Reef – Bryce Canyon
“Million dollar road”
200 km of pure road happiness, between the Capitol Reef desert and Bryce Canyon. Crossing the Dixie National Forest, your motorbike will climb to an altitude of more than 3000 m, where you can admire breathtaking views of the jagged mesas and the canyons dug by the Escalante River.
Night near Bryce Canyon.
Day 8 : Bryce Canyon – Zion National Park
“The Jewels of Utah”
One will amaze you with its immense “hoodoos”, funny orange limestone rocks pointing towards an inexorably blue sky, the other for its vertical walls of red sandstone flowing into the canyon of the Virgin River. A giant world in technicolor.
Night in Hurricane.
Day 9 : Las Vegas (free day)
Dollars, glitter, cascading slot machines: Las Vegas can only “dazzle” you.
Night in Las Vegas.
Day 10 : Las Vegas – DeathValley – Bakersfield
“The Valley of Death”
86 m below sea level, temperatures regularly around 45 ° C: Death Valley is an extreme land, the remnant of a dry lake. Your gaze will be totally lost in the immensity of this landscape where canyons, sand dunes, salt fields and hills with ravine slopes take shape.
Night in Bakersfield.
Day 11 : Death Valley – Sequoia National Park – Fresno
Sequoia National Park is home to thousands of kilometers of forest, including incredible tall redwood stands.
Night in Fresno.
Day 12 : Fresno – Yosemite – Lake Tahoe
“Water at the heart of Yosemite”
With dozens of waterfalls (some of which are among the highest in the world) that sublimate the landscape, hundreds of crystal lakes that give it all its grandeur, Yosemite is a park not to be missed.
Night in Yosemite.
Day 13 : Lake Tahoe – Stanislas National Forest – Sacramento
” In the clouds “
The Monitor Pass (2500 m above sea level) or the Ebett Pass (2700 m above sea level) has nothing to envy to our Alpine passes. Guaranteed thrills to cross the magnificent Stanislaus Forest.
Night in Sacramento.
Days 14-15-16 : Sacramento – San Francisco
It will take you three days to understand the most “European” and the most tolerant of American cities. At the edge of the Pacific, at the tip of a peninsula that closes its immense bay, San Francisco will enchant you with its splendid landscapes and its oceanic climate. The Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Twin Peak, Maiden Lane, Japan Town… nothing should escape you during these 3 days when the motorbike will give way to the essential cable cars
Nights in San Francisco
Day 17 : San Francisco – Monterey
You will leave San Francisco, along the Pacific coast, to reach Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea, 2 world famous cities: one for its eclectic architecture between colonial and Victorian style and its “17 miles drive”, panoramic route connecting it to the second, Carmel, a village long administered by Clint Eastwood, admirably preserved and protected (no sidewalks, no lampposts, no advertising billboards).
Night in Monterey (or nearby).
Day 18 : Monterey – Santa Barbara
Second unforgettable day between the Pacific coast and Los Padres National Forest, a “scenic road” as there is only in the USA.
Night in Santa Barbara (or nearby).
Day 19 : Santa Barbara – Los Angeles
Your tour will end in style like the credits of some US TV series: Santa Barbara, Malibu, Santa Monica and Los Angeles.
Night in Los Angeles.
Day 20 : Los Angeles – Paris
Flight taken by you
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