Route 66 - Western Part: Albuquerque NM to Los Angeles CA in 9 days!

The scenic sections of Route 66

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California Dreaming
The Western Section of Route 66

Tour dates (English)

tour dates route66 Jun 30, 2021 - Jul 08, 2021
tour dates route66 Jul 07, 2021 - Jul 15, 2021
tour dates route66 Jul 21, 2021 - Jul 29, 2021
tour dates route66 Aug 04, 2021 - Aug 12, 2021
tour dates route66 Aug 18, 2021 - Aug 26, 2021
tour dates route66 Sep 01, 2021 - Sep 09, 2021
tour dates route66 Sep 08, 2021 - Sep 16, 2021
tour dates route66 Sep 15, 2021 - Sep 23, 2021
tour dates route66 Sep 22, 2021 - Sep 30, 2021
tour dates route66 Sep 29, 2021 - Oct 07, 2021
tour dates route66 Oct 13, 2021 - Oct 21, 2021
tour dates route66 Apr 13, 2022 - Apr 21, 2022
tour dates route66 May 04, 2022 - May 12, 2022
tour dates route66 May 11, 2022 - May 19, 2022
tour dates route66 May 17, 2022 - May 25, 2022
tour dates route66 May 17, 2022 - May 25, 2022
tour dates route66 Jun 01, 2022 - Jun 09, 2022
tour dates route66 Jun 07, 2022 - Jun 15, 2022
tour dates route66 Jun 08, 2022 - Jun 16, 2022
tour dates route66 Jun 29, 2022 - Jul 07, 2022
tour dates route66 Jul 06, 2022 - Jul 14, 2022
tour dates route66 Jul 20, 2022 - Jul 28, 2022
tour dates route66 Aug 03, 2022 - Aug 11, 2022
tour dates route66 Aug 17, 2022 - Aug 25, 2022
tour dates route66 Aug 31, 2022 - Sep 08, 2022
tour dates route66 Sep 07, 2022 - Sep 15, 2022
tour dates route66 Sep 13, 2022 - Sep 21, 2022
tour dates route66 Sep 14, 2022 - Sep 22, 2022
tour dates route66 Sep 21, 2022 - Sep 29, 2022
tour dates route66 Sep 28, 2022 - Oct 06, 2022
tour dates route66 Oct 12, 2022 - Oct 20, 2022

Tour dates (German Exclusive Language)

tour dates route66 Aug 17, 2021 - Aug 25, 2021
tour dates route66 Aug 18, 2021 - Aug 26, 2021
tour dates route66 Sep 08, 2021 - Sep 16, 2021
tour dates route66 Sep 29, 2021 - Oct 07, 2021
tour dates route66 May 17, 2022 - May 25, 2022
tour dates route66 Jun 08, 2022 - Jun 16, 2022
tour dates route66 Sep 07, 2022 - Sep 15, 2022
tour dates route66 Sep 28, 2022 - Oct 06, 2022

Tour dates (Italian Exclusive Language)

tour dates route66 Jul 07, 2021 - Jul 15, 2021
tour dates route66 Aug 03, 2021 - Aug 11, 2021
tour dates route66 Aug 04, 2021 - Aug 12, 2021
tour dates route66 Sep 15, 2021 - Sep 23, 2021
tour dates route66 Jun 01, 2022 - Jun 09, 2022
tour dates route66 Jul 06, 2022 - Jul 14, 2022
tour dates route66 Sep 14, 2022 - Sep 22, 2022

Tour dates (Spanish Exclusive Language)

tour dates route66 Aug 03, 2021 - Aug 11, 2021
tour dates route66 Aug 04, 2021 - Aug 12, 2021
tour dates route66 Sep 15, 2021 - Sep 23, 2021
tour dates route66 Jun 01, 2022 - Jun 09, 2022
tour dates route66 Jul 06, 2022 - Jul 14, 2022
tour dates route66 Sep 14, 2022 - Sep 22, 2022

Tour dates (French Exclusive Language)

tour dates route66 Jun 30, 2021 - Jul 08, 2021
tour dates route66 Aug 04, 2021 - Aug 12, 2021
tour dates route66 Sep 01, 2021 - Sep 09, 2021
tour dates route66 Sep 22, 2021 - Sep 30, 2021
tour dates route66 May 04, 2022 - May 12, 2022
tour dates route66 May 17, 2022 - May 25, 2022
tour dates route66 Jun 07, 2022 - Jun 15, 2022
tour dates route66 Jun 29, 2022 - Jul 07, 2022
tour dates route66 Aug 31, 2022 - Sep 08, 2022
tour dates route66 Sep 13, 2022 - Sep 21, 2022
tour dates route66 Sep 21, 2022 - Sep 29, 2022

Tour rates (per person)

Various discounts may apply (group booking, early-bird, last-minute etc - please contact us for your special rate)

Guided Tours:

Self-Guided Tours:

It is possible to join a guided tour with your own motorcycle. The deduction is $100 per bike/per riding day (on this tour it would be a discount of $700 USD per bike) on the base tour rate. Furthermore, if you should break down the tour guides would not be allowed to work on your bike, nor would you be able to ride the spare bike of the trailer, due to insurance issues.

It is possible to join a guided tour with a rental car (convertible or other categories) - ask for details.

Room only: US$2,538.00 / room - valid with other vehicle booking as part of group

Day 1: Albuquerque, NM - arrival

Albuquerque: New Mexico’s largest city. Home to a third of the state’s population, Albuquerque is a sprawling city situated at the crossroads of New Mexico, right at the spot where the main east - west road and rail routes cross both the old road south to Mexico and the fabled Rio Grande. Crossing this legendary waterway, we head west – all the way into the open country. Prepare to be overawed by the shapes and hues of this Navajo wilderness, with its steep cliff sides and table-top mesas. On into Laguna we ride - then through Grants and Cibola National Forest towards the quaint Route 66 town of Gallup. It’s an old railroad town - and a former Native American stronghold.

Day 2: Albuquerque, NM - Santa Fe, NM (Miles:65, Kilometers:104)

Today your guides will meet you at the hotel and take you to our motorcycle location for pick up of your bike.

You have the day at your leisure to rest and enjoy the distinct character of this nearly 400-year-old city. The mix of cultures in Santa Fe is evident in the Southwestern architectural style. In any case there’s no shortage of things to do in and around New Mexico’s capital city. Get up early and experience a hot air balloon trip at sunrise, be a cowboy for the day with a horseback ride on a mountain or canyon trail or take a ride along the river valley to Taos, an authentic Native American Indian ‘Pueblos’ or community.

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Riding in New Mexico

Day 3: Santa Fe, NM - Gallup, NM (Miles:271, Kilometers:436)

Heading south this morning we rode down to Albuquerque, New Mexico’s largest city. Home to a third of the state’s population, Albuquerque is a sprawling city situated at the crossroads of New Mexico, right at the spot where the main east - west road and rail routes cross both the old road south to Mexico and the fabled Rio Grande. Crossing this legendary waterway, we head west – all the way into the open country. Prepare to be overawed by the shapes and hues of this Navajo wilderness, with its steep cliff sides and table-top mesas. On into Laguna we ride - then through Grants and Cibola National Forest towards the quaint Route 66 town of Gallup. It’s an old railroad town - and a former Native American stronghold. Enjoy your stay in Gallup where it’s easy to strike up conversation with fellow riders from around the world at one of the town’s numerous biker-friendly hotels.

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Sitting on the edge. Grand Canyon, AZ

Day 4: Gallup, NM - Grand Canyon, AZ (Miles:283, Kilometers:456)

From Gallup it’s a 30 minute ride to the Arizona border. We no sooner enter the state, before enjoying an awe-inspiring ride through the Petrified Forest. The multiple layers of colored terrain might remind you of an alien landscape but what you are looking at is actually a fossilized prehistoric forest of gigantic trees unearthed over the centuries by erosion. Just a little bit further west we will pass through Holbrook and Winslow – two old Route 66 towns whose livelihood is sustained by transcontinental truckers. While most tour groups tend to spend the night at Flagstaff or Williams, Arizona, we have something different in mind. We ride on to spend a special night just one mile from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon! Enjoy a cool refreshment – or two – as you gaze in wonder at the sun setting over the Grand Canyon. The dream has become real right before your very eyes.

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A forgotten beauty at Hackberry, AZ

Day 5: Grand Canyon, AZ - Laughlin, NV (Miles:256, Kilometers:412)

If you don’t mind an early start, we can arrange a morning helicopter flight over the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. If you want to lie in just a little longer, that’s fine too. There will be ample time to ride along the rim, stopping to admire the spectacular vistas, and making the best out of photo opportunities. Then it’s finally time to leave the Grand Canyon and pick Route 66 back up in Williams, Arizona. We will also make stops in the famous 66 towns of Kingman, Peach Springs, Seligman, Hackberry and an absolute must-see, the Old West Ghost Town of Oatman, Arizona. Tonight we kick back at the Tropicana Hotel which is situated along the Colorado River, and adjacent to the best steakhouse West of Texas!

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Las Vegas, Nevada

Day 6: Laughlin, NV - Las Vegas, NV (Miles:129, Kilometers:208)

Billing itself as the Entertainment Capital of the world but known in some quarters as sin city: brace yourself because today we make a little detour to Las Vegas! Once we get there, you will be treated to the VIP experience at some of the most celebrated hotels on The Strip. We work with hotels such as MGM Grand, Palms Casino Resort and the Tropicana! As the saying goes what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but it is sure to be a lot of fun! Do try and fit in little bit of sleep because in the morning we pick up at Route 66 right where we left off the evening before.

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California desert riding

Day 7: Las Vegas, NV - Victorville, CA (Miles:282, Kilometers:454)

We are on our way to the sunshine state of California, the final state on our journey across the famed Route 66. We traverse the dunes and salt flats of the so-called Devil’s Playground. Indeed the Mojave Desert offers some of the most striking scenery in Southern California - or anywhere for that matter. Think dramatic volcanic formations, rolling grasslands, clusters of Joshua trees, and even in some spots, Pinion pine trees. Leaving the desert for dust, our ride takes us into the cooling forestlands of the San Gabriel Mountains. The final stop today is the former air force base town of Victorville, where we will spend the night.

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Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles, CA

Day 8: Victorville, CA - Los Angeles, CA (Miles:124, Kilometers:200)

It will be with a mixture of emotions that you set out for the final destination of your legendary American road trip – Los Angeles. We make directly for Santa Monica, for the very good reason that Historic Route 66 actually comes to an end on Santa Monica Boulevard. When you see the "End of the Trail" sign on Santa Monica Pier, you’re bound to feel a sense of accomplishment, having finally made a dream come true, but also some sadness that the ride has finally ended. Of all LA’s resorts, Santa Monica is the largest and the oldest. Back in the flower-power days it was a hedonistic beachfront playground. It is still a liberal kind of place, but a lot more health-conscious these days. Now you have the afternoon free for sightseeing and can take in Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, the famous Chinese Theatre, and so much more besides.

Day 9: Los Angeles, CA

This journey of a lifetime comes to its end today in Los Angeles, unless of course you would like an extra night or two in L.A. – in which case let us know. We can even arrange a discounted motorcycle rental!

Cancellation terms: Guided tours

Because of the chance of illness, accident, airline inefficiency, company insolvency or other unforeseen situations that may cause a customer (you) to miss a tour, we suggests to purchase travel/medical/health/trip cancellation insurance. It is a little expense that gives you piece of mind, highly recommended!

Cancellation terms: Self-guide tours

Motorcycle/car rental cancellation

Package tour (vehicle rental + hotel reservations)

Insurance

Various motorcycle insurances are available that you can book with your rental, for more information please have a look at our Insurance webpage.

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Please note: please do not purchase domestic/international airline tickets until tour is confirmed by us!

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