Thursday, 16 July 2009

Our itinerary Days 1-8

Day 1 - Arrive in Los Angeles
Today we meet our EagleRider representative and pick up our bikes in preparation for an early start tomorrow.

Day 2 - Los Angeles to Palm Springs (190 miles)
After our Welcome Breakfast we head south and ride the winding mountain road to Lake Elinsore. After lunch, the cool air warms as we soar like an eagle through the roads of San Bernadino National Forest and further into Palm Springs, where we spend the first night.

Day 3 - Palm Springs to Laughlin (280 miles)
Today we take a loop through Joshua Tree National Park taking in the amazing colours and fantastic rock formations! At Twentynine Palms our trip gets legendary appeal as we enter Historic Route 66 in Amboy, which is our road all the way up towards Laughlin. We cross the state line into Nevada and arrive in Laughlin, where we overnight.

Day 4 - Laughlin to Grand Canyon (250 miles)
We continue our ride on legendary Route 66 into Arizona, stop for wild animals in Oatman and continue our ride to Kingman, which is considered to be "The Heart of Historic Route 66", as it's situated in the middle of the longest remaining stretch of the old "Mother Road." From Kingman we head for Seligman, another of the longest surviving stretches of Route 66, which heads off in a northern loop through the Hualapai Indian Reservation. After our lunch stop in Seligman we continue our ride towards the majestic Grand Canyon.

Day 5 - Grand Canyon to Monument Valley (200 miles)
After an early morning helicopter trip into Grand Canyon we're back on our bikes and cruise along the South Rim for a few miles and leave Grand Canyon National Park at the East entrance, heading for Monument Valley. The classic Wild West landscape of stark sandstone buttes makes you realise how much your perception of the Wild West has been shaped by this one spot.

Day 6 - Monument Valley to Bryce Canyon (340 miles)
From Kayenta we ride up to sleepy Mexican Hat, briefly a gold mining camp, which takes its name from a riverside sandstone hoodoo shaped like a sombrero. Then on to the Valley of the Gods and cross the Colorado River where it pours into Lake Powell. Riding along the southern tip of Capital Reef National Park, on to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, we roar on up to the Devil's Backbone and through the Escalante Wilderness en route to Bryce Canyon where we overnight.

Days 7 & 8 - Bryce Canyon to Las Vegas (250 miles)
Time to visit the amazing Bryce Canyon before we continue to Zion National Park. Besides seeing the most beautiful rock formations anywhere on Earth, we are in for a challenging ride over the switchbacks of Zion! From there it's a 140 mile ride into the gambling oasis of Las Vegas where we spend two nights. Time to catch a show in Las Vegas and perhaps visit the Hoover Dam.


  1. Hi Darrell and Ginny!!

    Just read the blog todate, sounds like you are having a fantastic time, just dont overdo it, you old timers!!LOL Saw Jessie today, she sends you a 'bark'. Stay safe and dont forget my pressie!! Love Tracey n Co XX

  2. hey sis you look like your having a good time with all those other old people .....didnt know they done coach trips that far away for the aged .......take care mind your hips (being old) have a good tame ....harley riders good god what next
    P.S. Darrell looks like a girl

    love big bruv xxxxx