BEST OF THE WEST
TOUR DETAILS

Destination:

USA

Duration:

14 Days

Year:

2020

2021

Starts:

05/08/20

      TBC

18/08/20

      TBC

Ends:

Prices:

£3,545 p/p

£N/A

£4,795 p/p

Tour Overview 

This is your opportunity to join our small tour group (Max 13 bikes) where you will experience many of the roads and sights that have been made famous in many classic American films.  This Adventure really does take in the best that Americas West Coast has to offer (see the itinerary below for a detailed look at what each day has in store for you) but don't just take our word for it, read what our recent customers have to say about their experience on tour!  Customer reviews are at the bottom of this page.

 
Tour Itinerary (Click on the blue box for details of each days ride)
Arrival Day into Las Vegas
Miles: 000
Las Vegas - Los Angeles
Miles: 276
Los Angeles - Morro Bay
Miles: 256
Morro Bay - Santa Clara
Miles: 210
Santa Clara - Modesto
Miles: 144
Modesto - Oakhurst
Miles: 160
Oakhurst - Bishop
Miles: 222
Bishop - Boulder City
Miles: 310
Boulder City - Bryce Canyon
Miles: 297
Bryce Canyon - Blanding
Miles: 300
Blanding - Williams
Miles: 296
Williams - Las Vegas
Miles: 313
Flight Home
Arrive back to the UK
Your tour includes the following:
 
Twelve nights hotels / motels.
All group breakfasts. (Where provided at the Hotel)
Includes all fuel and oil for your motorcycle
Alcatraz ticket
Any tolls (any gratuities are additional).
The tour will be guided by an experienced tour guide who will give daily summaries and tell of the history of route.
Motorcycle rental and the required liability insurance.
24 hour roadside assistance
Support vehicle with a spare bike, your luggage and supplies of water and soft drinks.
Option to ride your own ride during the day and meet at the hotel if you desire. Note – you will be responsible for any breakdown if you leave the guided tour.
Support vehicle at all times with a spare bike.
Luggage carried on the support vehicle.
Ice Cold water and snacks throughout each day.
Admission fees to all Museums and National Parks (on our scheduled route).
Comprehensive first aid and tool kits
BC Motorcycle Tours bike stickers
Your airfare to and from the US.
Your ESTA (Visa Waiver to travel to the US) This costs $14 from the US Embassy website https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta
Personal Travel Insurance. Click here for a competitive quote that covers you on larger motorcycles
Meals (Other than Breakfast) and snacks, tips, refreshments and your Alcoholic Beverages.
Trip Cancellation Insurance
Personal Souvenirs
Shipping of any excess baggage, souvenirs, helmets, etc … To or from to your home.
Any necessary riding gear and / or personal effects.
Any additional insurance for personal effects or public liability.
Transfers to and from the Airport and Hotel.
Parking fees.
What our participants think:

Best of the West Tour September 2019

Let’s be honest, touring the south-west of America for 12 days on a Harley doesn’t come cheap!  So having decided to commit to the tour almost a year in advance my wife and I had plenty of time to ask what we were actually paying for.  Of course, there’s the obvious… renting and riding a top bike (including fuel & insurances), super hotel accommodation throughout and the support of a back-up vehicle and driver (amongst many other things) but it was only after the tour when we returned to Blighty and had time to reflect that we truly appreciated where the real value lay!  WOW! - what a tour.  Not surprisingly, our expectations were high but in the final analysis we realised that Darren and the BC team had delivered for us (and everybody else in the tour group) an experience that we simply couldn’t have contemplated - it was staggeringly good and far exceeded our hopes and expectations.  So, how did they do this?

 

The organisation and attention to detail throughout was impeccable both in the planning / pre-tour phase when Amy and Bekkie were always available, always utterly professional back at HQ to help with clear advice based on first-hand experience of what it’s like to be on tour.  We never felt like clients - more like valued friends.  Then of course there was the reality of life on tour!  Every day Darren was a ‘man with a plan’ and he led with a quiet and confident approach.  The days are long - they have to be - because every day was packed with an itinerary that made sure we really did see the ‘Best of the West’.  Darren knows the territory, knows the best roads, knows the best vantage points, knows the best restaurants and, most importantly, knows how to bring a group of people together to have fun and share what was simply the experience of a lifetime.  In writing a review of the tour we should / could reiterate this experience included visits to LA, The Pacific Coast (‘Big Sur’), Golden Gate, Yosemite, Death Valley, Grand Canyon…. but this would be doing a dis-service to places not mentioned because the list is indeed extensive.

 

There are, of course, other, often large and impersonal, commercial organisations who organise and run tours to similar locations and I did indeed explore all options before deciding that BC tours was for us.  So, what was the discriminator? We like bespoke; we like intimate and the opportunity for us to get to know a great set of people who toured with us….. all strangers, but now all friends.  We liked the reassurance of being in the hands of somebody [Darren] who not only kept us all safe, made sure we missed nothing but actually gave us the added value through his network of close friends and associates he has in the USA.  The tour delivered on every level: the best physical locations, a myriad of emotional and social connections and, on occasions, experiences in places that were so powerful they delivered spiritual impact - we will never forget sunrise at Bryce Canyon!

 

So…. was it all worth it?  You bet!

 

Matt & Helen on Best of The West Motorcycle Tour

I chose the Perfect Tour Company to fulfill my life long ambition of riding a Harley
Davidson in the USA! I did the ‘Best of the West’ 2018 tour in September this year!
Words cannot describe this Amazing experience as it surpassed all of my expectations!!
Darren Clover provided the most Incredible itinary, designed to Wow the group day after day! Darren and Amy were the most Wonderful hosts and organizers keeping the group fed, watered and entertained all day and every day, looking after our every need! A Massive Thank you!
Additionally a very big heartfelt Thank you to a Fantastic bunch of co riders that I had the Privelage of sharing the experience with!!
I am Extremely lucky to have chosen ‘BC Motorcycle Tours’ and I’m hoping I can take part in one of the Veterans rides sometime in the future!
There is such a Variety of different rides available, not only across the USA but Europe as well. So much so that it’s hard to know which one to choose next!
Once again Thankyou Darren , Amy and everyone at BC Motorcycles Tours......

Roy West on Best of The West Motorcycle Tour

Best of the West Tour September 2015
Route 66 - tick
Pacific Coast Highway - tick
Best of the West - tick
Best of the West was certainly the best yet. Where to start! Riding as a pillion behind my Veteran husband we both enjoyed some amazing, breathtaking and sometimes challenging experiences. 
he list of places visited went beyond expectation and the miles covered over the course of the 10 days was approximately 2300. The tour incorporated Santa Monica Pier, San Francisco, parts of Route 1 and 101, infamous Route 66, Yosemite National Park, Death Valley, Las Vegas, Oatman (Donkey Village) and Monument Valley to name but a few. For me riding through the state of Utah and entering Bryce Canyon was the highlight of the tour offering the most amazing and overwhelming scenery. The Grand Canyon came a close second as we were lucky enough to be there as the sun was setting, enhancing everything tenfold.
Whilst riding through Death Valley we and another rider and pillion broke away from the group and enjoyed riding a white knuckle ride! As we did so we had a fighter jet fly over our heads - Top Gun eat your heart out! We re-joined the group and enjoyed ice creams whilst temperatures reached in excess of 100 degrees
I embraced every opportunity as a pillion to just sit back and soak in all the sights in the knowledge that I was in safe hands both on the bike and within the group. I climbed Vernal Falls together with a fellow pillion, swam in the sea and Tenaya Lake - now that was just a little bit chilly but again an experience not to be forgotten.
The tour afforded great accommodation, lead us to excellent eating establishments and was very professionally, seamlessly organised. The camaraderie within the group was fantastic and everybody thoroughly enjoyed the experiences, making good friends, sharing stories - laughing, crying and eating throughout the day and evening.
Thank you Darren and team for making this happen

Helen on Best of The West Motorcycle Tour

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