Why ride the USA with Magellan?
These trips are truly once in a lifetime tours, you’ll ride incredible roads, see stunning scenery and be immersed in the culture, nature, wildlife (and nightlife) of all the areas you journey through
We stay in the best hotels and lodges on these tours and the food needs to be seen to be believed!
You ride top quality motorcycles with luggage all included and there are no surcharges no matter what steed you choose
The trips are led by one of our Magellan guides and you have the backup of a support vehicle and driver
We are fully bonded with ABTOT so you can book in total confidence
No other operator includes all of this and also top tier CDW, Third party SLI insurance and Global rescue cover by default. Everything is included in the price you see, no hidden charges
Starting in Portland Oregon you’ll arrive at your luxury hotel and be treated to a welcome dinner with the whole group before heading off to collect your motorcycle the following morning and hitting the road. The tour starts by following the Colombia river past Multnomah Falls and west along some fantastic winding back roads to Mount Hood, the eastern side of the Cascade Mountain range and across the Deschute river basin stopping off at small western towns on route.
We continue through eastern Oregon along the Umatilla gorge, Eagle Cap wilderness and Snake River past Hell’s Canyon though an impossibly forested paradise to our hotel right on the lake in McCall Idaho. We visit abandoned ghost towns and then more curves and ponderosa forests lead us to our first rest day in Salmon where you can visit some local hot springs, tour the museums, go on a rafting trip, try your hand at horseback riding or even tackle the 36 mile offroad loop championed by the local dual sport riders.
Follow in the footsteps of explorers and conquer the greatest roads the US has to offer.
Following in the footsteps of Lewis and Clarke: In 1803 The Corps of Discovery Expedition was the first American expedition to cross what is now the western portion of the United States and this tour follows closely in its footsteps, giving you a real sense of the adventurous spirit of these early trailblazers.
Colombia river gorge, Cascade Mountains, the Deschutes River, Hell’s Canyon and Snake River: This highlights reel of natural splendour and the smoothly paved roads that take us from point to point is just the start of this trip and a sign of things to come on your adventure.
Lemhi Pass and Valley: Your first rest day in Salmon Idaho gives you the opportunity to visit some local hot springs, tour the local museums, go on a rafting or horse riding tour or even tackle a 36 mile offroad loop.
Beartooth Pass & Rocky mountains: The 11,000ft pass from Cooke city rivals any to be found in Europe and is one of several crossings of the Rockies on this trip
Yellowstone National Park: Famed for its wildlife and natural landscapes Yellowstone is guaranteed to impress. We have another rest day here in the the park where you can ride a loop visiting the Canyon, Old faithful, Mammoth hot springs and the Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody. Alternatively you could choose to go hiking in the park, horse riding, fishing and more.
Lolopass and hway 12: The 99 miles of winding roads that make up the Lolo Pass are some of the most famous anywhere in North America surpassed in our opinion only by…
North Cascades: A truly jaw dropping ride over the Cascades is something every biker should experience once in their lives, nothing in Europe quite compares to this.
Mount St Helens and Mount Rainier: Riding through the devastation still apparent from Mount St Helens’ eruption in 1980 give you some idea of the power nature can unleash on the landscape, while the views of the iconic 14,000ft peak of Mount Rainier on our approach back into Portland are a perfect way to end the tour.
We have ridden many trips in the USA on various bikes and none have come close to matching the scenery and culture on this tour. The hotels and restaurants that Magellan have picked are first class and knowing there is a full support crew with us means all we have to do is add fuel each morning and ride another beautiful ride. If you think you know what riding in the US is all about think again, this tour is something else!