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, driver and spare motorcycle along the whole tour
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 hotel base 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 riding the famed Pacific Coast Highway for several days, during this time you’ll stop off at at various seaside towns along the coast, ride through the Oregon dunes, stop off at a famous cheese factory, visit the sea lion caves and much more.
We stay in log cabins in the Redwood National park right on the Avenue of the Giants itself and you have plenty of time to go and explore, go hiking through the trails or get your picture taken at the ride through tree in Leggett before we continue our journey southwards towards San Fransisco the location of our first “off day”. From the ferry port next to our hotel you can go and tour the city, visit Alcatraz, go whale watching, take a seaplane flight or one of the many other possible activities on offer from our base across the bay for two nights.
Live the American dream on this epic road-trip of a lifetime
Ride Pacific Highway 1: This iconic road is bend after bend of glorious coastal and cliff views with minimal traffic along its whole length. Stop off and visit quaint little coastal towns, abandoned lighthouses and the Sea Lion caves.
Redwood national forest: Cruise through the epic redwoods, stay in a log cabin on Avenue of the Giants and ride your motorcycle through the middle of the drive-though tree in Leggett.
San Fransisco: Take a boat trip across the harbour, visit Alcatraz prison, ride a tram, go whale watching, take a seaplane tour or just spend the day getting lost exploring this multi cultural mecca.
Yosemite national park: Enjoy your rideout day by visiting the Bridalveil and Yosemite Falls, take in views of El Capitan, Half Dome, Cathedral Rocks/Spires, Three Brothers, North Dome and more. For those wanting to relax in the park you can rent a jetski or dayboat from the lakeshore just in front of your cabin.
Death Valley and Sierra Mountains: The below-sea-level basin, steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Yet, each extreme has a striking contrast and are a joy to ride though on the way to the Sierra mountains which straddle the central valley of California and the Great Basin itself.
Las Vegas: Sin city needs no introduction, you can while away your free day in the wealth of Casinos restaurants, bars and shops along the strip, take a sunset helicopter flight over the city, drive a selection of supercars or dune buggies in the desert or hop on your bike and go and explore the Valley of Fire national park.
Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam: Ride across the Hoover Dam and then into the Grand Canyon National Park with its layered bands of red rock revealing millions of years of geological history. Visit the Grand Canyon Skywalk a horseshoe-shaped bridge with a glass walkway over the rim.
Old Route 66 and Oatman: Live the American dream by riding sections of route 66, we ride the historic old route and also visit the town of Oatman a flourishing gold-mining center which is the home to the famous “Wild” Burros.
Joshua Tree National Park, Mojave Desert and Ortega highway: Joshua tree is a vast protected area characterised by rugged rock formations and stark desert landscapes. Named for the region’s twisted, bristled Joshua trees, the park straddles the cactus-dotted Colorado Desert and the Mojave Desert. You finish your day by riding Highway route 74 one of the most infamous roads in California, a real hidden biker’s paradise.
I’ve always wanted to do a classic American roadtrip and this tour exceeded my expectations on all fronts. The roads were sublime and nothing beats making your way from one famous area to another on your own motorcycle. The whale watching tour in San Fransisco and Helicopter flight in Vegas were memories that will stay with me for ever. I couldn’t recommend this tour highly enough, totally hassle free touring on all fronts, the guide, support team and driver were the best, thanks Magellan!