08. Vegas Winter Getaway


Tour Overview

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • 1,148 Miles / 1,848 Kilometers
  • Season: October – April

If you want to escape the cold for a week of riding through the warm winter desert, and maybe spend a few days in Vegas in the process, then this tour is for you. It features some of the most iconic places in the American West that also happen to be some of the greatest motorcycle routes in the world. Witness the warm winter climate in Death Valley, experience the seemingly endless horizon of the Mojave Desert and explore some of the most legendary stretches of Route 66.


Daily Details

Day 1: Arrival in Las Vegas

Welcome to Vegas

Welcome to Vegas. Transfer to your hotel and get some rest tonight. As the saying goes, “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”, but If you can, try not to party too hard because the adventure is just beginning and you have a long way ahead of you.

Day 2: Las Vegas to Death Valley (206 Miles / 332 Kilometers)

Sunrise in Death Valley

From Las Vegas you head west towards the infamous Death Valley, a National Park and truly one of the most impressive landscapes of the world. In the summer, Death Valley has some of the hottest temperatures on the planet, but its microclimate cools down to a perfect 70-80° F (21-27° C) during the winter. Take in the 360-degree panorama at Dante’s View and visit the spectacular sand dunes of Stovepipe Wells. Tonight you will stay in Furnace Creek, which sits approximately 190 feet (58 m) below sea level.

Day 3: Death Valley to Twentynine Palms (254 Miles / 409 Kilometers)

Overlooking Death Valley from Zabriskie Point

Heading south, you’ll ride through Badwater Basin, which is located 282 feet (86 m) below sea level – the lowest place in the western hemisphere. Get off the bike here for a moment to hike into the endless white salt flats and experience the absolute absence of any kind of sound. As you continue south, you cross Mojave National Preserve with its impressive Joshua Tree forests and pass through the ghost town of Kelso. The final section of the day takes you to your first stretch of Route 66. Make a stop at legendary Roy’s Motel and Café, a historic site and one of the last remaining examples of roadside mid-century modern Googie architecture. Next, you will continue to Twentynine Palms, where you spend the night.

Day 4: Twentynine Palms to Palm Springs (125 Miles / 201 Kilometers)

Joshua Tree National Park

You will start your day by entering Joshua Tree National Park, where you ride through colorful landscapes and amazing rock formations. A designated wilderness area, the park’s elevations range from 1,000 to 6,000 feet (305 to 1,829 m), which provides perfect viewpoints of the endless horizon and the peaceful beauty of the Mojave Desert. At Keys View you will be able to take in the sweeping vistas stretching from the Salton Sea to the San Andreas Fault, the tectonic boundary between the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate. You continue to Palm Springs where you can spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing by the pool.

Day 5: Palm Springs to Yuma (225 Miles / 362 Kilometers)


Today you will head south and ride along the deserted beaches of the Salton Sea, one of the most surreal places in California. As you continue through Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, the landscape becomes stark, but during the spring Anza-Borrego bursts into bloom as colorful wildflowers carpet the desert floor. You move on and end your day in Yuma.

Day 6: Yuma to Needles (184 Miles / 296 Kilometers)


Though noted by Spanish explorers in the 16th Century, it was not until the 1850s that Yuma rose to prominence, when the river crossing became the gateway to California for tens of thousands of gold seekers. As you head north, you pass Kofa National Wildlife Refuge and cross the Colorado River one more time before spending the night close to its pristine white sandy beaches.

Day 7: Needles to Las Vegas (154 Miles / 248 Kilometers)


Today you will ride on one of the most iconic stretches of Route 66. Also called “The Mother Road”, it originally ran all the way from Chicago to Los Angeles and served as a major path for generations of people who moved west in hopes of finding a better life. Make a stop in Kingman and historic Oatman, a former gold-mining boomtown with its 19th-century buildings and boardwalks. On your way back to Las Vegas you’ll pass the spectacular Hoover Dam before returning your bike. Now it’s your chance to go out and enjoy an unforgettable night in Sin City.

Day 8: Departure from Las Vegas

Old Vegas is alive

Say your goodbyes and head to the airport or show off your tan in some of Vegas’ clubs for a few more nights.



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