Route 66 West 2

Albuquerque to Los Angeles Guided Motorcycle Tour
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Route 66 West 2
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Albuquerque to Los Angeles
9 days
Tour code: ER66W2

Guided tours are the most complete package for travelers, where every single aspect of the trip is taken care of.

Groups of riders travel together with a professional bi-lingual guide and a support chase van with spare motorcycle. This is the most social experience that he sense of camaraderie turns into friendships for life.

  • Chicago to Los Angeles, crosses three time zones
  • 8 States: New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and California
  • Route 66's classic roads, restaurants, gas stations, and nostalgic landmarks are preserved just as they were in the 1950’s

The world famous Route 66 motorcycle tour travels the original Route 66, known as the "Mainstreet of America" or "Mother Road" . At over 4400 km’s long from Chicago to Los Angeles, Route 66 crosses three time zones and 8 States: Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. Route 66 has been the path of migrants, dreamers, desperadoes and an entire generation of vacationers discovering the way west. The 1950's were the Route 66 glory days, when thousands of cars rode bumper to bumper behind each other to experience the Western frontier. Hotels, motels, gas stations, classic restaurants, and the "New" America sprang up everywhere. Much of Route 66's classic roads, restaurants, gas stations, and nostalgic landmarks are preserved just as they were in the 1950’s. The famous and nostalgic Route 66 is the road created in heaven for motorcycle touring. Simply stated, this is the guided tour of America!

What's included?

  • Late Model Motorcycle Rental
  • Bike Model Guarantee
  • Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour
  • 3 - 4 Star Motorcycle Friendly Hotels
  • Fuel on Riding Days
  • Custom Armored Riding Jacket
  • Breakfast on Riding Days
  • Hosted Welcome Dinner
  • Half-Shell Helmet for Rider and Pillion
  • EagleRider Legendary Farewell Party
  • Experienced Multilingual Tour Guide
  • Support Vehicle Equipped for Luggage and Spare Bike
  • Support Vehicle Driver
  • Door to Door Luggage Service
  • EagleRider On-Road Concierge
  • Mobile Tour Guide App
  • Custom Tour Completion Patch
  • National Park Entrance Fees
  • Hotel Parking Fees
  • Sales Tax & Applicable Fees
  • Transportation between Tour Hotel and EagleRider Locations

Itinerary

1
Albuquerque, NM - Arrival

Today you will arrive in Albuquerque and enjoy an evening at leisure.

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2
Albuquerque, NM - Santa Fe, NM

Today your guides will meet you at the hotel and take you to your bike pick up location and a short ride up to Santa Fe! Enjoy the distinctive flavor of this nearly 400-year-old city. The blend of cultures here becomes evident in the southwestern architectural style so closely associated with New Mexico’s capital city. Perhaps you would like to take a ride along the river valley to the old Native American Indian town of Taos, enjoy a sunrise hot air balloon ride, or play cowboy for a day on a horseback ride along a mountain or canyon trail. Santa Fe provides all of these opportunities and more.

105 km

3
Santa Fe, NM - Gallup, NM

This morning you head south, down to Albuquerque, New Mexico’s largest city, with a third of the state’s population. Albuquerque is sprawling at the heart of New Mexico, where the main east - west road and rail routes cross both the Rio Grande and the old road south to Mexico. You cross the Rio Grande and head west – out into the open country and the hues of the Navajo wilderness. You are skirting mesas and bluffs on into Laguna. Further on ride through Grants and along Cibola National Forest towards the famous Route 66 town of Gallup – an old railroad town and Indian stronghold. Enjoy your stay tonight with a host of fellow riders from around the world at one of the many biker friendly hotels in Gallup.

433 km

4
Gallup, NM - Grand Canyon, AZ

Today is another huge day, full of spectacular scenery and iconic Route 66 stops. We cross the border into Arizona and ride to Petrified Forest National Park, a fossilized prehistoric forest of gigantic trees that has been unearthed by erosion. Here you will have the time to explore this stunning landscape and take a moment to get lost in the expansiveness that defines this area. Leaving Petrified Forest NP, we travel further west to the Wigwam Hotel in Holbrook, and stop to stand on the corner in Winslow! While most groups stop in Flagstaff or Williams, Arizona, we will ride on to spend our night just one mile from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon! Tonight you will sit with a cold drink in your hand and enjoy the sunset over the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. The dream is coming true!

450 km

5
Grand Canyon, AZ - Laughlin, AZ

For those looking to get a real "Bird's Eye View" of the Grand Canyon be sure to let us know and we will arrange a morning helicopter ride over the heart of the South Rim. Leaving the Grand Canyon, we will pick Route 66 back up in Williams, Arizona before heading to stops in the famous 66 towns of Seligman, Hackberry and Kingman, and Oatman before arriving at our Laughlin hotel on the shores of the Colorado River.

410 km

6
Laughlin, AZ - Las Vegas, NV

Today is a quick ride for a little detour to take in the incredible sights and sounds of Las Vegas! Our journey this morning will take us through our first real taste of the Mojave Desert, and a ride across the famous Hoover Dam! One thing is for sure, your time in Vegas may be short, but it will sure be sweet! Try to get a little bit of sleep because we pick up Route 66 tomorrow right where we left off yesterday.

206 km

7
Las Vegas, NV - Victorville, CA

Today we cross the border into our final State on Route 66 – California! One thing is for sure - today is a day like no other as we traverse the Mojave Desert which offers some of the most dramatic scenery in Southern California. You can imagine what it must have been like for early Route 66 travelers making their way across this huge expanse of desert, dotted with Joshua Trees, cactus, volcanic rock and sand as you stop in the tiny "waystations" of Amboy and Ludlow. Tonight, we celebrate our last night on the Mother Road

450 km

8
Victorville, CA - Los Angeles, CA

Today we head off for our final destination – the end of the road on the Santa Monica Pier! To get there, however, we first get to ride the 66 miles of the Angeles Crest Highway through the mountainous terrain of Angeles National Forest. This highway is considered one of the top motorcycle rides in southern California and rises to over 2300 meters. Next we descend the Crest into the Los Angeles Basin and head towards the Pacific Ocean. Riders always have mixed emotions as they stand at the "End of the Trail" sign on the Santa Monica Pier. There is a sense of joy and elation at having completed a journey most people only dream about, and a sense of sadness at the thought of the ride having come to an end. Tonight we celebrate the miles we’ve ridden and the friends we made as we party together for our Farewell Dinner!

200 km

9
Los Angeles, CA - Departure

Today your exciting trip will conclude in Los Angeles. Please be sure to let us know if you need an extra night or two in L.A. to enjoy the sights. We can even arrange a discounted motorcycle rental! See you next year!

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