The exhilarating EagleRider Pacific Coast Highway Guided Motorcycle tour takes in the sun-drenched coastlines and dreamy landscapes of Washington, Oregon and California. On the way you’ll explore historic cities, tackle rugged mountain roads and cruise through deep forests, enjoying some of the finest scenery in the country from the saddle of a classic American motorcycle.
This 10 day tour covers a distance of 1,563 miles and is only available in the summer. Beginning in the northern city of Seattle you’ll cruise south on the iconic Highway 1, which hugs the West Coast and takes you down to Los Angeles.
The landscape is at its most dramatic in the north, where you’ll start your journey with a run-through Washington’s breath-taking Olympic Peninsula. You’ll tackle mountain passes fringed with pines, soaring bridges and long, loping stretches where the sea heaves suddenly into view.
In the evenings you’ll pitch up in a new town, each offering great eateries, wineries and brewery taprooms where you can kick back and plan for tomorrow. As you cross state lines the landscape changes, lit each evening with that same pink haze you’ve seen in a thousand films. Passing through the great cities of Fort Bragg, San Francisco and Monterey you’ll fall in love every night, while in the morning that long, curving highway will greet you like an old friend. The sprawling metropolis of Los Angeles is your final destination.
- Ride the full length of the Pacific Coast Highway in 10 days
- Experience the unspoilt natural parks and lakes of Oregon
- Breathe in the rugged coastline of Big Sur, California’s wild heartland
- Take in the dreamy coastal roads and bustling cities of Southern California
Start your Journey
Arrive in Seattle
On your first day you’ll arrive into Seattle. After settling into your hotel and meeting your fellow riders you’re free to explore the city. Visit the famous Pike Place Market, marvel at the retro futuristic Space Needle, and revel in the old-world glamour of Pioneer Square.
Seattle – Ocean Shores (247.0 miles)
Today your Pacific Coast road trip begins in earnest. After collecting your bike, you’ll take the Edmonds Ferry west across Puget Sound to the Olympic Peninsula. This beautiful Pacific Northwest region is home to rich green forests and soaring redwoods. You’ll spend the night at Ocean Shores on the peninsula’s southern tip.
Ocean Shores - Newport (230.0 miles)
Rising early, you’ll cruise on Pacific Highway 101, which connects Washington with Oregon. This is a tricky, curving section that will test your skills as a motorcyclist. Your reward will be the stunning ocean views along the way. As evening falls, you’ll arrive into Newport, a charming maritime community with some superb seafood restaurants.
Newport – Crescent City (237 miles)
Today is a long cruise between Newport and Crescent City, your first taste of California. En route you’ll pass some gorgeous beaches and laid-back communities where you can stop for lunch and stretch your legs. Brookings is a popular spot, with some dramatic sea stacks at Gold Beach. You’ll arrive into Crescent City in the late afternoon, with plenty of time to check into your hotel and sample the local flavour.
Crescent City – Fort Bragg (220 miles)
Today is going to be special. You’ll ride through Redwood National Park, one of the most extraordinary places on the North American continent. Standing over 300 feet tall amid the misty rainforest, these majestic trees are the tallest on earth. Passing through you’ll arrive back on the coast road, heading for the Civil War era settlement of Fort Bragg - a town famous for its views of the Pacific Ocean. Be sure to visit Glass Beach, which is covered with natural treasure pebbles of softened sea glass.
Fort Bragg – San Francisco (185 miles)
Cruising down from Fort Bragg the landscape opens up, giving you fabulous views of the cliffs and sea stacks. Stop off at the Point Arena Lighthouse and Museum on the way to experience wonderful vistas over the Point Arena State Marine Preserve. As you near San Francisco you’ll see the Point Reyes National Shoreline on your right. You’ll have the rest of your day free to explore classic San Franciscan sights like Fisherman’s Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge, and ‘the rock’ the prison island of Alcatraz – as well as some excellent bars and restaurants.
San Francisco - Monterey (120 miles)
San Francisco to Monterey is a quintessentially Californian stretch of road. It’s a short trip with plenty of worthy distractions, including lovely Half Moon Bay. This is the site of Mavericks, a legendary big wave surf spot that’s a must visit if the swell is pumping. You can also explore wild Pescadero State Beach and the laid-back cool of Santa Cruz with its fine boardwalk and world-class restaurants. Monterey itself has some great beaches and is home to the famous Pebble Beach Golf Course.
Monterey – Pismo Beach (157 miles)
From Monterey you’ll head south along Route 1, perhaps taking a quick detour to Carmel-by-the-Sea, an old hippy hideaway that is famous for its unique architecture. Today will be one of the most scenic sections of your drive. Further down the road you’ll pass through gorgeous Point Lobos State Natural Reserve and on to Big Sur, where the Santa Lucia Mountains stand resolute against the wild Pacific Ocean. After stopping to admire the view you’ll cross the famous Bixby Creek Bridge, arriving into Pismo Beach in the afternoon.
Pismo Beach – Los Angeles (176 miles)
This will be the final ride of your trip. After breakfast you’ll leave Pismo Beach for Southern California, the land of opportunity, silver screen dreams and rock and roll history. On the way you’ll stop for lunch in Santa Barbara, a beautiful city with a small town feel deep in the heart of wine country. On your final afternoon it’s time to point your motor south and climb into the saddle one more time. In Los Angeles you’ll spend an evening with your guide and fellow travellers, soaking in the camaraderie and sharing your experiences of this magical journey.
Depart Los Angeles
Your ride is finally at an end after more than 1,555 miles and countless joyful moments, big laughs and wonderful memories. Either take a couple of days to relax and see the sights, or connect to your onward flight.
- International flights and airfare taxes
- Cost of accommodation (double room based on two people sharing) for a total of 9 nights (alternative but similar accommodation may be used at certain times of the year)
- Board basis: Breakfast on riding days
- Guaranteed motorcycle choice
- Experienced Tour Guide
- Riding Jacket
- Hosted Welcome Dinner
- EagleRider Legendary Farewell Party
- Custom Tour Completion Patch
- National Park Entrance Fees
- Hotel Parking Fees
- Visa arrangements and fees
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses, such as beverages, telephone calls, laundry, camera fees, spa and business facilities in the hotel
- Gratuities for local guides and hotel staff
- Meals (unless specified)
- Optional attractions and excursions (unless specified)
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