Motorcycle Tour Highway 1 / USA
Self Drive
Reuthers Harley-Davidson BMW

Motorcycle Tours Highway 1

"California Dreaming" - our 12 day Self Drive motorcycle tour through California and Nevada will take you to the most beautiful places of the American West. With the Harley-Davidson you will ride along the famous Highway 1 from Los Angeles to San Francisco and discover the beautiful region of Big Sur. After a visit to San Francisco and the exciting ride on the Golden Gate Bridge you will discover the wine-growing areas in northern California and the artists town Mendocino before your motorcycle tour leaves California and heads south through the Nevada Desert. In Nevada, visit the gambling mecca of Las Vegas and discover the old "Wild West" in the ghost town of Calico with their closed down silver mine. Your Self Drive motorcycle tour through California and Nevada ends in Los Angeles.

 

The Route for the Highway 1 Motorcycle Tour

 

The Route:

arrow down Day 1: Los Angeles

Motorcycle Tours Highway 1

Welcome to Los Angeles.

arrow down Day 2: Los Angeles > Morro Bay

Solvang

After collecting your Harley-Davidson motorycle from the rental office you start your trip north along Highway 1 and eventually reach Malibu. You then head into central valley farmlands of California and the coastal hills of the Los Padres National Forest. Travelling through beautiful countryside, you stop at Santa Barbara's Stearns Wharf for lunch before visiting Solvang, the Danish capital of America. Here you will see windmills, horse drawn carriages, horse ranches, and wineries. You continue north through lush green hills, farmland, and cattle ranches before reaching Morro Bay.

arrow down Day 3: Morro Bay > San Francisco

Point Pinos Lighthouse, California

In the morning you continue your ride with the Pacific Ocean on the left and the majestic Santa Lucia mountains on the right. This is the Big Sur, or El Sur Grande, a wonderfully scenic region that we cover during today's ride. Stop at Point Pinos Lighthouse, the entrance to Monterey Bay. Your journey continues through Castroville, where Norma Jean (Marilyn Monroe) was once crowned Artichoke Queen. Finally you reach Half Moon Bay and Pacifica, where you head north toward San Francisco and our hotel.

arrow down Day 4: San Francisco

Alcatraz, San Francisco

Day 4 is a rest day in San Francisco. You may wish to explore the city on foot or using some of the city's famous cable cars. Highlights include the Golden Gate Bridge, one of the world's longest suspension bridges, the Haight-Ashbury district, Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, Nob Hill, Union Street, and Lombard Street. You may also wish to visit Alcatraz, famous as an official US Army prison and then as a Federal prison.

arrow down Day 5: San Francisco > Laytonville

Golden Gate Bridge

You start the day by riding over the Golden Gate Bridge and a photo stop, heading into Marin County and the artist town of Sausalito. You journey now takes you through stunning scenery as we pass Mount Tamalpais and miles of redwood groves. On a good day the snow-covered Sierra Nevada range can be seen. You hit the Pacific and the Wild Coast, passing through Muir Beach, a small hamlet where ocean-view homes oppose the bluffs of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Continuing north, you pass through Fort Ross and Gualala, stopping in Mendocino, a renowned haven for artists, writers, woodworkers, potters, etc. You will be able to buy gifts and souvenirs here if you wish. A highlight of the day is Leggett, with its "Leggett Drive Through Tree". You spend the night in Laytonville.

arrow down Day 6: Laytonville > South Lake Tahoe

Lucerne, Lake Clear

Day 6 continues your journey along Clear Lake, the largest natural lake in California, and the outskirts of the Mendocino National Forest. You travel through the forested hills, turning south. Passing Sacramento you travel to Placerville, a gold rush town, and then on to Camino in the heart of the El Dorado Wine Country. You route now takes you through the Eldorado National Forest and into South Lake Tahoe and Stateline, where the California- Nevada State Line can be found. If you feel like trying your luck, Stateline has many world-class casinos.

arrow down Day 7: South Lake Tahoe

Virginia City

Your day begins with a journey through the Toiyabe National Forest toward Genoa, the oldest permanent settlement in Nevada and one of the most attractive villages in the American West. From Genoa, you continue north to Carson City and Virginia City. Virginia City, which was once a boom town, now stands as a monument to the riches that could be obtained during the gold rush.

arrow down Day 8: South Lake Tahoe > Tonopah

Walker Lake, Nevada

Day 8 starts as you head east and then south to Yerington, situated along the banks of the Walker River and surrounded by picturesque mountains full of ghost towns and old gold mining camps. You continue to Hawthorne, with the landscape slowly changing into a desert environment, before reaching Tonopah, an old mining boom town. You will be able to get a real feel for Nevada's colourful history here.

arrow down Day 9: Tonopah > Las Vegas

Goldfield, Nevada

Right in the morning you continue south to Goldfield with the best old buildings in Nevada and then head south to Beatty, a picturesque desert town in the Amargosa River Valley. You continue through Amargosa Valley, Indian Springs, and into gambling capital Las Vegas.

arrow down Day 10: Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada

This is a rest day and gives you the opportunity to spend time in Las Vegas sightseeing, taking in some of the many shows, or visiting the casinos.

arrow down Day 11: Las Vegas > Barstow

Calico Ghosttown

You leave Las Vegas, heading for Baker, where you have lunch at the Mad Greek Restaurant. From Baker you continue south to Barstow and detour to the old silver mining town of Calico. Back on the main road, you reach Barstow, once a small mining and railroad town in California's Mojave Desert. Barstow's Main Street is part of the original Route 66. This is where you stay for the night.

arrow down Day 12: Barstow > Los Angeles

Santa Monica Pier

On your last day "on the road" you continue on to Victorville, where you descend into the greater Los Angeles basin and return your Harley-Davidson to the rental office.

Learn more about this Self Drive Motorcycle Tour:

arrow down What's included - Pricing - Dates

What's included:
* The Original Tour - developed and organised by Reuthers
* Harley-Davidson or BMW Rental Motorcycle for the Tour including comprehensive insurance
* 12x Accommodation Middleclass Hotels/Motels in shared Double Room
* Secured Payment Certificate (Sicherungsschein)
* Reuthers Tour Book with Itineraries and Tips
* Reuthers Travel Lecture (in English)
* Reuthers Rewards
Best Value - NO Hidden Costs > Why Reuthers?

Dates:
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Pricing:
Self Drive: Rider Rental Motorcycle = USD 4145
Self Drive: Rider own Motorcycle = USD 1475
Self Drive: Passenger Motorcycle = USD 1475
Twin Room extra charge (2 separate beds instead of 1 common bed) = USD 165
Single Room extra charge (instead of shared Double Room) = USD 1475
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Optional Bookings:
Additional Accommodation prior tour start in shared Double Room (1 common bed) = USD 95
Additional Accommodation prior tour start in shared Twin Room (2 separate beds) = USD 95
Additional Accommodation prior tour start in Single Room = USD 190
Additional Accommodation after the tour in shared Double Room (1 common bed) = USD 95
Additional Accommodation after the tour in shared Twin Room (2 separate beds) = USD 95
Additional Accommodation after the tour in Single Room = USD 190

All pricing payable in US Dollar.
3% Early Bird Discount (booking more than 12 months prior tour start)
2% Golden Ager Discount (age min 60 years prior tour start)
10% Group Discount (from 8 participants, all registrations within one week, common Payment of Balance by Bank Transfer)
Please note: Total Discount max. 10% for Deposit by Credit Card and Payment of Balance by Bank Transfer. No Discount for Deposit and Payment of Balance by Credit Card or by PayPal.

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