07. Vegas – Yosemite – San Francisco


Tour Overview

  • 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • 787 Miles / 1267 Kilometers 
  • Season: May – Mid October

This tour takes you from the lowest lows to the highest highs – literally. Escaping the bustling glamour of Las Vegas, you will explore the solitude of Death Valley, the lowest point in the western hemisphere. From there you venture north to take in the stunning views of the awe-inspiring Yosemite National Park, which you cross via the infamous Tioga Pass before your tour winds up on the hilly streets of San Francisco.


Daily Details

Day 1: Arrival in Las Vegas

Old Vegas is alive

Welcome to Vegas. Transfer to your hotel and get some rest tonight – tomorrow some of the most amazing scenery of the American West awaits you.

Day 2: Las Vegas to Death Valley (210 miles / 338 Kilometers)

Sunrise in Death Valley

From Las Vegas you head west towards the notorious Death Valley, a National Park and truly one of the most impressive landscapes of the world. Badwater Basin, which is located 282 feet (86 m) below sea level, is the lowest place in the western hemisphere. Above Badwater Basin is Dante’s View, a vantage point from which you can look out over the entire Valley, giving you an idea of how unique and vast Death Valley really is. Tonight you will stay in Furnace Creek, which sits approximately 190 feet (58 m) below sea level.

Day 3: Death Valley to Mammoth Lakes (205 miles / 330 Kilometers)

Overlooking Death Valley from Zabriskie Point

Departing from Furnace Creek you will make your way through the  heart of Death Valley towards the sand dunes by Stovepipe Wells.  As you leave the valley by crossing the Panamint mountain range, Father Crowley Viewpoint will provide you with one last spectacular outlook before you move on north. After passing through Lone Pine, a small town that was featured in many classic Western Movies, you reach Bishop and the highway begins to ascend the Sierra Nevada. Your day ends in Mammoth Lakes where you will spend the night.

Day 4: Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite (175 miles / 282 Kilometers)

Yosemite – the greatest of all National Parks

Leaving Mammoth Lakes you will head North for a while before taking the infamous Tioga Pass to cross Yosemite, the greatest of all National Parks. The road takes you past granite cliffs towering 3,000 feet (914 m) into the air and waterfalls cascading down nearly 2,500 feet (762 m). Yosemite conjures up thousands of images and raises expectations to dizzying heights. And when you are there it is just as beautiful, wild, tame, rich, and sublime as you would expect. At Glacier Point you will experience commanding views of Half Dome, Yosemite Valley and Yosemite Falls before heading over to El Portal, where your day ends.

Day 5: Yosemite to San Francisco (197 miles / 317Kilometers)

Yosemite Falls

You will begin your day with a beautiful ride down the winding roads of the Sierra Nevada mountains towards the little town of Mariposa where you should stop for lunch. From Mariposa on it’s wide open highways as you head west on “California’s Main Street”. With each passing mile you get closer to San Francisco until you can start smelling the fresh, salty air of the Pacific Ocean. After returning the bike it’s your chance to go out and enjoy an unforgettable night in one of the greatest cities in the world.

Day 6: Departure from San Francisco

San Francisco

Say your goodbyes and head to the airport or spend a few more days in San Francisco to explore one of the greatest cities in the world.



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