Experience the very best of Northern California. Starting in Reno, NV, we will ride along Scenic Highways through Rugged Mountain Ranges and Lofty Passes, through Majestic Redwood Forests and along the Pacific Coast Highway all the while being surrounded by the awesome beauty and diversity of California. Highlights and attractions of this amazing tour include Redwood National Park, Pacific Coast Highway, California’s Wine Country, San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge, Whale Watching in Monterey Bay and Yosemite National Park.

California Tour

Price: $4,750.00 (Accommodations Included)
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September 14 - September 23

Our tour begins and ends in Reno, Nevada. Accommodations for this evening are at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino. For those flying in, call upon your arrival for their free shuttle service to the property. Late afternoon check in is best. Once checked in, a Ride America representative will be available to assist you with collecting your bike and gear and to answer any questions you may have regarding the exciting days ahead. Be sure to gas up your bike this evening in preparation for the ride tomorrow. This evening is at your leisure in Reno. Try your luck at the Casinos or simply relax after a long day.

After breakfast, we will head out for Redding, California. Our destination for this evening. Today’s ride takes us over the Sierra Nevada Mountains, where we climb in elevation from 5,000, to over 10,000 feet, as we ride through National Forests and mountain passes. Be on the lookout for deer, and other wildlife in these rugged mountains.

After breakfast, we will saddle up for an incredible ride through ShastaTrinity National Forest. Explore canyons, valleys and adrenaline pumping switchbacks, as we make our way to California’s Coastline. Today, we’ll stop in Trinidad Bay for lunch. After lunch, have your cameras ready as we head north, into Redwood National Park. You will be amazed by the sheer majesty of the Giant Redwoods. Afterwards, we head south, where will sill spend the night in Arcata.

Today, be prepared for another great day of riding as we head south through the “Avenue of the Giants” to our next stop in Liggett and the “World Famous Drive Through Tree.” Have your cameras ready as you ride through this 2,000 years old, 276’ tall Giant Sequoia. Afterwards, we make our way down the Pacific Coast to Bodega Bay for the night.

A very exciting day is ahead as we continue south, crossing over the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge and into San Francisco, AKA “The City By The Bay”. Leaving the city, we continue heading south along the Pacific Coast Highway to Monterey where we will spend the next two nights.

Today we relax and enjoy the many attractions in Monterey. Suggestions include Whale Watching, a visit to the Aquarium or Cannery Row, watching Sea Lions playing at the Wharf (great restaurants too), a visit to Carmel or Pebble Beach or just relax. The day is yours to simply enjoy and to think about the exciting days ahead.

After breakfast, we make our way south along the Pacific Coast Highway for another amazing day of riding and incredible scenery. Along the way we pass by Lighthouses, Elephant Seals basking in the sun, and Rocky Cliffs overhanging the Pacific Ocean. Experience the ocean breezes as you ride through, and sometimes above, the clouds while making our way to Cambria, California. Here, we turn inland, traveling along Scenic Highways and passing through Vineyards, and by Horse Ranches as we make our way to Coarsegold where we will spend the night.

Leaving Coarsegold, our ride today takes us back into the Sierra Nevada Mountains and to Yosemite National Park. Make sure you have your camera ready. Kodak Moments for sure. Attractions in the park include Half Dome, which rises 4,800 feet above the valley floor (watch for rock climbers); Yosemite Falls, the fifth highest waterfall in the world; El Capitan (The Chief) and Ancient Sequoia Trees, some over 3,000 years old. On our way out of the park, we ride through Tuolumne Meadows, and over Tioga Pass (EL. 10,000+ feet) as we make our way to Bridgeport, California.

Today we ride fantastic scenic highways, through awesome canyons and mountain passes on our way to Lake Tahoe where we will have lunch and enjoy the beauty of this cobalt blue lake, the second deepest lake in the country. We continue our ride back to Reno and back to the Peppermill. This evening a casual dinner will be hosted by Ride America Tours in appreciation of you and your fellow tour participants. The event is always filled with good fun and great fellowship.

Today we must return to reality. A Ride America representative will be available to collect your bike and luggage for loading upon arrival of the transport.

Other Tour Information:

  • Approximate Riding Distance: 1,600 miles
  • Fuel surcharge may apply
Accomodations: Ride America Tours strives to secure the best value for our members by leveraging our strength in numbers and by negotiating room rates with motorcycle friendly properties up to a year in advance, especially in high demand areas. However, in the event a member prefers lodging at a property other than the one negotiated for the group and included in the tour price, the member may request and receive a refund in an amount equal to the negotiated price for the relinquished property, provided such request is made at the time of booking. The requesting member shall then be responsible for making their own reservations and payment for the replacement property.

Shipping Bikes: Bikes will be delivered to the staging area approximately 7 days prior to the tour start date. Bikes will be loaded onto our custom designed motorcycle transport. Staging areas vary and participants will be notified of the location, date, and time well in advance of each tour.

Returning Bikes: Bikes will be unloaded upon arrival of the transport following the end of your tour and returned to the initial staging area within 7 days. Details for pickup will be provided well in advance of each tour.

NOTE: In compliance with Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, gas tanks ARE NOT to be filled prior to transport. Bike registration, keys/fobs must remain with the bikes for loading/unloading. Additionally, bike registrations must be available along with personal contact information, i.e., Emergency Contact Numbers, and Cell Phone Numbers. These items will be placed into an envelope and attached to the bike prior to transport. An envelope will be provided to you at time of shipping.

Packing Recommendations For The Tour: When considering what to pack, make a list of everything you think you need, and then divide the list in half. After that, divide what’s left in half and you’ll have a list of items you might actually need. (Hint: You’ll not change cloths every day on a cross-country motorcycle trip and washers and dryers are readily available.) So, for this Tour, we recommend one set of “Street Cloths” a pair of comfortable walking shoes, personal wear, toiletries, sunscreen, chap-stick, riding gear including helmets, boots, eyewear, leathers, jackets, gloves, rain gear and both warm and cold weather apparel. Dress in layers. Riding gear stowed inside saddlebags and tour packs may travel with your bike if secured.

Note: Prescription drugs, and other valuables such as jewelry, cash, cameras, etc. must always remain in your possession

Excursions and Park Fees: Entrance fees into the National Parks and other Excursion fees are the responsibility of the customer. Customers should plan on spending approximately $150.00 for these types of fees.