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RIDE THE ``PCH`` (PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY) PLUS BONUS MIND-MELTING ADVENTURE ROUTES BETWEEN BEND, OREGON AND SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA 12 DAYS

Like many of our instinctual animal friends, our adventure motorcycle rental fleet will migrate south for the winter chasing the best riding conditions in Southern California and Baja, Mexico. To kick off our southern migration we are pumped to be offering  a new vehicle supported group tour from Bend, Oregon to San Diego, California featuring Crater Lake (deepest lake in North America), one of the most scenic highways in the world, the tallest trees in the world (including one you can drive through), the largest Yucca plants in the world in Joshua Tree National Park, endless jaw-dropping scenery, twisties, sweepers and more off-road than you can shake a stick at.

Riders will need to be prepared for all types of conditions as we could encounter conditions ranging from cold, balmy and wet on the coast to hot, sunny and dry in the desert. In addition to the mind blowing pavement twisties, we’ll venture off-road onto every Forest Service Road and dirt detour we possibly can.

What's Included

Guided Group Package

Base Pricing on Honda CB500X - $4995 USD

NOT included

Flights not included

Day by day

Welcome to Bend, and we hope you can arrive a little earlier and enjoy this outstanding town for outdoors lovers. We are nestled along the Deschutes River which writhes up from the Cascade Mountains, and serves as the backbone for our small town. From the river rafting and fly fishing opportunities to the vast array of mountain biking, dirt biking, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing, golf, and other options we have in the area, we are incredibly proud to call Bend "home," and hope you have the chance to enjoy it as well before departure. (Prediction: Those of you outdoorsy-types looking for retirement or vacation home possibilities will end up purchasing a property here soon.)  --- Upon arrival, Guided Groups will meet up for a welcome dinner and briefing, and to get everyone familiar with their motorcycles before takeoff. Bring anything you want to mount on the bike, and we'll make sure you're all set and fit for the great ride ahead. We twist our wrists tomorrow.

On our journey to the Pacific Coast Highway, we’ll weave through endless high speed twisties and scenic dirt roads passing some of the most incredible scenery central and southern Oregon have to offer. Heading west on Cascade Lakes Highway past Mount Bachelor and along the shores of Devil's, Sparks, Elk, and Hosmer Lakes, leave the pavement behind and settle into some simple gravel riding over Windigo Pass on the way to Crater Lake National Park. Left behind by the collapse of Mount Mazama about 7,000 years ago, Crater Lake is the deepest in the U.S. at 1,949 feet (10th deepest in the world) and quite a site from the hiking trail around its upper rim. Kickstands down in Grants Pass along the legendary ‘wild and scenic’ Rogue River. After this great first day of dual sport riding beneath the canopy of huge Ponderosa pine trees, settle in for a night on the town and prep for more great riding ahead.

Heading southwest towards the coast we’ll encounter the first of many scenic rides through massive ancient Redwood State and National Forests, such as Jedediah Smith, Del Norte Coast, and Prairie Creek. In Crescent City, California we begin our journey down the famed Pacific Coast Highway enjoying endless breathtaking coastline vistas. Before you have time to soak it all in we dart off-pavement to scratch that dirt itch before we enjoy our first night on the coast in Eureka, California.

Get ready for an incredible day of mind blowing tree canopy twisties through the “Avenue of the Giants”, Chandelier Drive-Thru Tree, lots of off-pavement excitement along King Peak Road, Usal Road and more (including possible water crossings). Fort Bragg will be our final destination today featuring spectacular beaches, inspiring coastal vistas and several fantastic local dining options.

You might want to drink your coffee black this morning as we jump into the dirt right out of the gate today as we work our way inland over to highway 101 and highway 253 for some high speed sweepers. Don’t get too settled in 5th gear, we’ll be dropping into the dirt again on our way back to the coast near Bodega Bay before we head south towards San Francisco.

A shorter day ahead today, as we make our way over the Golden Gate Bridge, through “the city”, into Half Moon Bay before we cruise up the scenic Skyline Drive to Alice’s Restaurant for lunch. We’ll have time today to explore more scenic rides throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains and Big Basin Redwood State Park if desired before heading down into Santa Cruz.

An iconic city like San Francisco and the entire Bay Area are worth checking out, so enjoy a Rest Day here, ride if you wish, and get ready for more great exploration ahead.

Make sure your camera batteries are charged before we saddle up this morning. Before us lay the most photographed 100 mile section of the Pacific Coast Highway with its jagged coastline, white beaches, endless sunshine (or foggy mist) and lush palm trees. Monterey, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Big Sur, Brixby Canyon Bridge, Rocky Point, Elephant Seal Vista Point and Hearst Castle are a few highlights, this section is renowned as the apex of California riding. We might find a few opportunities to get our tires dirty before we roll into the “Gibraltar of the Pacific”, Morro Bay.

We take a break from the Coast for a day as we pass by Pismo Beach to explore alternative routes inland through the San Rafael Wilderness. Another iconic California ride is awaiting us as we weave our way through the Maricopa Highway and drop into a picturesque valley to relax in Ojai.

Can’t get enough coastline vistas and phenomenal twisties? You’re in luck! Passing through Ventura and into the twisty hills above Santa Monica and Malibu, you’ll get your fill of both. Get ready for a change of pace and scenery as we skirt around Los Angeles to Angeles Crest Highway into the San Gabriel Wilderness for yet another California gem you’ll never forget.

Our final and biggest mile day is ahead of us. We start the day weaving through the famous Joshua Tree National Park. Don’t be fooled by the name though, this “tree” is not really a tree.  Crossing Highway 10 we’ll traverse less common routes back to San Diego, into Meccacopia and Little Box Canyon Trail, passing the Salton Sea, and Montezuma Grade (also known as “the glass elevator”). Finally our long epic journey terminates in a small coastal town, "Discovered by the Germans in 1904, they named it ‘San Dee-ah-go’, which of course in German means a whale's *******????." - Ron Burgundy

The riding may be over, but your adventure doesn't have to be. Either arrange in advance to be one of our adventure rides down into the Baja Peninsula of Mexico or just hang around the beautiful San Diego area. Start organizing all those photos, and get ready to share with your friends about the amazing adventure ride now complete!