Ride Across America
Charlotte, NC to Santa Monica, California
Our “Ride Across America” Guided Motorcycle Tour offers a rider the chance to see the beautiful scenery of the United States. Our journey begins in the Mountains of North Carolina then we experience a little of ALL that America has to offer along our route to the beaches of California. The “Ride Across America” Guided Motorcycle Tour is the pinnacle of our Excursions.
The scenery from Charlotte along the Blue Ridge Parkway is breath taking. We start this road on 3 of the TOP 5 motorcycle roads in the United States. After riding the “Tail of the Dragon”, (probably in both directions), we cruise through the State of Tennessee with stops for Music and Great BBQ and a little tour thru the Jack Daniels Distillery.
You’ll never see Arkansas in the same light after riding the Ozarks. The Ozarks are one of the riding world’s best kept secrets. Once we turn west out of Arkansas we are headed for Route 66 and healthy dose of real Americana.
Route 66 is iconic, we will pick it up in Oklahoma and make our way thru the Midwestern Plains and the deserts of the Southwest until we watch the Sunset over the Pacific Ocean from Santa Monica.
We close the Ride Across America Guided Motorcycle with a hosted Farewell Party where we can share a few laughs and great memories before departing for home.
(for booking questions or Guided Motorcycle Tour details call 205-790-8582)
Pre Ride Event –
Day 1 – CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA
Pick up motorcycle rentals/assignment and gear (helmets, gloves, etc)
Kick Stands up and we head Northeast from Charlotte to Little Switzerland. We enjoy some rides thru the switchbacks and mountain side tunnels as we kick our riding off with some of the most beautiful scenery in America.
Day 2 – BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY, NORTH CAROLINA
A scenic ride down the Parkway will leave you amazed at what the engineers designed. You will lay your head on the pillow at the end of the day thinking you have experienced one of the truly amazing sites as you ride above clouds and view the Blue Hue of the sky and mountains blending together.
Day 3 – TAIL OF THE DRAGON/CENTRAL TENNESSEE
Our guided motorcycle tour would not be complete without spending time at Deals Gap Tennessee. Deals Gap is home of the Dragon. The “Tail of the Dragon” is 318 curves in 11 miles. It is a beast of a ride and you will agree with all of our other tour participants when you name it “Most Exhilarating Road” ever ridden. We end our day with a sunset ride into a small Tennessee town known for its whiskey!
Day 4 – CENTRAL TENNESSEE
After enjoying the morning tour of the Jack Daniels Distillery, we make our way to the Loveless Café for lunch. The Loveless has great food and it’s one of the memorable meal stops we will make on our guided motorcycle excursion across America.
Day 5 – MEMPHIS TENNESSEE
Memphis was home to the King, the King of Rock n Roll that is. We’ll take a short ride out to Graceland, the King’s mansion that he called home. After walking thru the Jungle Room and touring the grounds we’ll crank our bikes up for a little riding in North Mississippi and West Tennessee. This day will end with a night of BBQ and Blues on Beale Street in downtown Memphis.
Day 6 – THE OZARKS, ARKANSAS
The Ozarks are one of America’s best kept riding secrets. You’ll see Arkansas in a whole new light after riding “The Pig Trail” and viewing the vast stretches of untapped forest and wildlife in the Ozark National Forest.
Day 7 – OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA
Head west young man! We hit the road on Day 7 and take the guided motorcycle tour to Route 66. We will follow Old Route 66 thru the plains and deserts of America with stops along the way to celebrate the great heritage of our country and the route so many settlers took to begin a new life in past decades.
Day 8 – AMARILLO, TEXAS
The guided motorcycle tour sets it sights on Texas as we make our way into the largest state in the USA. Everything is bigger in Texas and you’ll get a chance to experience one of the best Texas has to offer as we throttle forward and cruise thru the Paloduro Canyon Loop on a morning ride before heading to Santa Fe.
Day 9 – SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO
Our “Ride Across America” Guided Motorcycle tour wouldn’t be complete without riding a few choice desert roads. Riding the Northern Central NM Loop will give us a chance to ride in the Rocky Mountains and the desert roads of New Mexico. You’ll marvel at the change in scenery as we have moved across the USA.
Day 10 – GALLUP, NEW MEXICO / GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
We’ll start Day 10 of our guided motorcycle tour full throttle as we head into Arizona. We will ride into Grand Canyon National Park and experience the beauty of the Southwest in and around the Grand Canyon. We will allocate time for various Canyon activities and free time for each of you to explore.
DAY 11 – GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
It’s considered Grand for a reason and we’ll take a second day for riding and exploring the National Park. We end our day with a late afternoon ride into Las Vegas for dinner and never mind (what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas!)
DAY 12 – LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
We head northwest out of Vegas and the ride is Spectacular! This will be some of the most breathtaking landscape on the planet. There’s hardly a thing growing out there higher than your gas tank yet it will be forever etched in your memory as one of the greatest motorcycle rides ever! There’s one place in the park where you can look down at one of the lowest points on earth at – 280 ft in one direction and up to the highest point in the continental USA in another (Mt Whitney at 14, 494 ft). This is a surreal place that you MUST RIDE!
DAY 13 – YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
We will spend our day in the Yosemite National Park and get a chance to marvel at some of the most amazing sites in the world as you gaze up at the trees in the Forest. The beauty and sheer awe are memories you’ll take with you forever. General Sherman, the worlds largest know tree will be a photo op you’ll be sure to take.
DAY 14 – BIG SUR, CALIFORNIA
The ride along Big Sur will cap our “Ride Across America” Guided Motorcycle Tour in breathtaking fashion. You’ll have a little free time to explore the coast of California before we gather for our Farewell Dinner together where we share a few laughs and some great food!
Day 15 – SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Time will be set aside for free ride time and or shopping before departing for home.
For those of you that shipped your bikes for the trip our staff will coordinate your shipment back home. For those of you that rented one of our bikes we get them checked back in before you depart for home.