Coast to Coast Tour (Self-Drive)

19 days
Difficulty Level
6060 km

Coast to Coast Tour (Self-Drive)

This Self-Drive tour is an “Adventure Tour,” spanning one of our longest rides across the North American continent, coast to coast. Covering approximately 3,800 miles, you’ll traverse nine U.S. states and three time zones.

Prepare for an immersive journey into the heart of “Real America” and its vast grandeur. This tour is brimming with handpicked experiences, ranging from bustling big cities to serene coastal retreats, arid deserts to towering mountains, expansive prairies to exhilarating motorcycle routes, and scenic back roads.

Highlights of the itinerary include visits to Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Venice Beach, San Diego, Tombstone, Pecos (Rodeo), El Paso, San Antonio, New Orleans, the Gulf of Mexico, USS Alabama, Cape San Blas, Tallahassee, Daytona “Biker” Beach, Miami, encounters with alligators in the Everglades and culminating in Orlando.


Motorcycle/Car rental w/unlimited milage
1st choice vehicle model class
Shared room in biker-friendly hotels
Continental breakfast at most hotels
Entrance fees Nat. parks
Welcome meeting
Multi-lingual Tour leader
Transport to rental company
Support van w/ luggage
State min. SLI insurance
Loss damage Waiver
Half-shell helmet
Tour PDF w/route description.
Pictures from the tour
NOT Included
Optional attractions
Vehicle model guarantee
Security deposit for LDW
Food and beverages
LDW Zero & insurance upgrades
Anything not listed in “Included” above



Day 1: Arrival Los Angeles, California

After months of anticipation, the moment has finally arrived: Welcome to Los Angeles! Your adventure starts here, in a place known for its sunshine, creativity, and endless energy. Embrace the start of this new chapter, and let Los Angeles be the perfect kickoff to your much-awaited journey.


Day 2: Los Angeles - San Diego

(Driving day 1: 212 km/132 miles)

As you prepare to embark on your journey, the bustling city of LA fades into the distance behind you. Heading south, you’re in for a unique adventure brimming with history, excitement, and fun! Your first day on the road offers a mix of city streets, highways, and a scenic drive along the legendary Pacific Coast Highway 1 en route to vibrant San Diego.

Take it slow as you acclimate to California’s driving conditions and temperatures. Prepare your taste buds for a delightful lunch at Ruby’s Diner in Laguna Beach, where classic milkshakes are highly recommended! With satisfied appetites, continue your journey straight to San Diego. Upon arrival, head to Historic Old Town where you’ll check into your hotel and have the rest of the day to explore everything this lively city has to offer, from the USS Midway and Maritime Museum to the charming neighborhoods of Little Italy and Old Town.


Day 3: San Diego - Yuma

(Driving day 2: 362 km/225 miles)

Get ready for an exhilarating day of riding! You kick off the morning with an unforgettable journey along the famous Old Highway 80 and Historic Highway 94, where you’ll encounter thrilling curves and breathtaking scenery at every turn. As you ride, keep an eye out for the stunning landscapes that unfold before you.

Continuing your adventure, you’ll trace along the Mexican border, witnessing firsthand the extensive measures taken by the US to safeguard its boundaries. Be prepared to pass through a checkpoint along the way. Your next stop is the Desert View Tower, offering awe-inspiring vistas of the surrounding valley that are not to be missed.

For lunch, you’ll have the opportunity to dine in Calexico, situated close to the Mexican border. The latter part of the day promises even more excitement as you traverse the Imperial Sand Dunes, immersing yourself in the surreal experience of navigating through a genuine sand desert—a truly rare and unforgettable adventure.

Your journey concludes in Yuma, where you’ll spend the evening exploring the charming historic district and soaking in the local ambiance.


Day 4: Yuma - Tucson

(Driving day 3: 489 km/304 miles)

Today you’ll set your sights on Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, where you’ll have the opportunity to explore its unique landscapes and marvel at the majestic cacti. Following your visit, you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch near the Space Age Lodge in Gila Bend, where you can recharge before continuing your journey.

As you make your way to Tucson, be sure to indulge in some cowboy shopping at Boot Barn in downtown Tucson. Explore the selection of authentic Western wear and accessories, adding a touch of frontier flair to your adventure.


Day 5: Tucson - tombstone

(Driving day 4: 270 km/170 miles)

Welcome to another exhilarating day of riding along breathtaking motorcycle roads. Your journey begins with an ascent to the summit of Mt. Lemmon, towering at 2,792 meters. The ride offers unparalleled vistas, guaranteed to keep a smile on your face all the way to the mountain’s peak. Take a moment to savor a refreshing drink and soak in the panoramic views before continuing your adventure.

Next, you’ll traverse through the Coronado National Forest, immersing yourself in the rugged landscapes of the old Wild West. Your route leads you to the iconic western town of Tombstone, renowned for its storied past. Here, you’ll visit historic landmarks such as the O.K. Corral, where the infamous gunfight between the Earp brothers and the Clantons took place. Explore Boot Hill Cemetery and cap off your visit with a stop at the renowned Big Nose Saloon, steeped in frontier charm and history.


Day 6: Tombstone - El Paso

(Driving day 5: 460 km/290 miles)

You continue your journey through the old Wild West, making a stop at the famous western town of Bisbee. Immerse yourself in the rich history and charm of this iconic destination before moving on to the Geronimo surrender monument. Located near the site where Geronimo surrendered, this monument marks the end of Indian warfare in the United States, offering a poignant glimpse into the region’s past.

Next, you’ll venture to Columbus, known for its historical significance as the site of the Pancho Villa raid and his death mask. Following this, you’ll ride along the Mexican border to El Paso, where you’ll experience the breathtaking Scenic Drive. Pause at the mountain viewpoint, which offers a stunning panorama spanning two states: Texas and Mexico.

While in El Paso, be sure to visit Barnett’s Harley Davidson, home to the world’s largest selection of Harley Davidson motorcycles. Explore the showroom and soak in the vibrant atmosphere of this iconic motorcycle destination.


Day 7: El Paso - Alpine

(Driving day 6: 470 km/294 miles)

ou begin the day’s journey by heading to the Salt Flats, where you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Salt Flat Café and perhaps enjoy some local cuisine. From there, your route takes you through Davis Mountains State Park, offering breathtaking vistas and scenic landscapes.

As you continue your ride, you’ll have the chance to experience a spectacular journey by Mount Livermore before reaching Fort Davis. This historic destination provides insight into the region’s past and offers a glimpse into the area’s rich heritage. Finally, you’ll make your way to Alpine, where you can further explore the charms of this captivating region.


Day 8: Big Bend National Park

(Driving day 7: 442 km/277 miles)

You’ll have the opportunity to ride through the entire park, stopping at various viewpoints along the way to capture the stunning scenery, so be sure to have your camera ready. However, please keep in mind that it will be a very hot day, so dress accordingly and stay hydrated. If you find that you need a break from riding and prefer a more relaxing day, you can opt to spend your time in Alpine City instead. Alpine is renowned for its scenic beauty, captivating geology, rich history, cultural heritage, and the hospitality of its residents. It’s a welcoming destination where you can unwind and soak in the charm of the surroundings. Whether you choose to explore Big Bend National Park or enjoy a leisurely day in Alpine, you’re sure to have a memorable experience.


Day 9: Alpine - Del Rio

(Driving day 8: 334 km/208 miles)

It’s another day of riding through the wild west as you journey across Texas. Your adventure begins with a visit to the saloon of the legendary Judge Roy Bean, famously known as “the law west of Pecos.” From there, you’ll continue your journey to the stunning Seminole Canyon, renowned for its wealth of archaeological artifacts. After exploring the canyon, you’ll head straight to Del Rio, where you’ll have the opportunity to indulge in wine tasting at the local Val Verde Winery.


Day 10: Del Rio - San Antonio

(Driving day 9: 508 km/318 miles)

Welcome to one of the most exhilarating riding days of your life! Get ready for a truly unforgettable experience as you tackle the legendary Three Sisters (RR335, 336, and 337). Widely regarded as one of the best motorcycle roads in the USA, it’s sure to delight any biker’s heart.

Setting out from Camp Wood, you’ll embark on the renowned Three Sisters route, making several stops along the way to soak in the breathtaking scenery. Keep in mind that you’ll be sharing the road with other bikers eager to experience these fantastic US motorcycle roads, so stay alert.

After immersing yourself in the thrill of the Three Sisters and perhaps picking up a patch or t-shirt to commemorate the ride, you’ll head to Leakey for lunch at a popular biker bar. From there, your journey continues to the Lone Star Museum (if open) in Vanderpool, where you can marvel at a rare collection of antique veteran motorcycles on display.

Finally, you’ll ride into San Antonio, where you can unwind and enjoy the evening on the captivating and charming River Walk, a perfect way to end an incredible day of riding.


Day 11: San Antonio - Galveston

(Driving day 10: 436 km/271 miles)

Today marks your departure from the inland as you journey towards the stunning coastal shores of the United States. Your route takes you to Surfside Beach, where you’ll ride along the scenic coastal beaches, enjoying the fresh sea breeze and breathtaking views.

Eventually, you’ll arrive at the vibrant coastal vacation destination of Galveston. Here, you can immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of this charming city, known for its beautiful beaches, historic architecture, and bustling waterfront attractions. It’s the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the coastal vibes after your inland adventures.


Day 12: Galveston - New Iberia

(Driving day 11: 390 km/243 miles)

You continue your scenic drive along the beautiful coast and shores, taking in the stunning views along the way. Your journey includes a memorable experience as you embark on a local ferry, adding a touch of adventure to your trip.

After the ferry ride, you’ll ride through the spectacular landscapes of Gilchrist and Pecan Island, enjoying the natural beauty of the area. Then, you’ll head inland once again, making your way towards New Iberia, where new adventures await.


Day 13: New Iberia - New Orléans

(Driving day 12: 192 km/120 miles)

Today is Swamp Day, dedicated to experiencing the wonders of the Louisiana swamps up close. You’ll head south to the swamps for a thrilling boat tour led by a Cajun guide, who will feed wild alligators right in front of you. Get ready for an exhilarating and unforgettable experience!

After the swamp tour, you’ll continue your journey along the beautiful coast, soaking in the scenic views as you make your way to the legendary city of New Orleans. Upon arrival, you’ll check into your hotel in the vibrant French Quarter.

Once everyone is settled, you’ll gather for a delicious dinner on the famous Bourbon Street, immersing yourselves in the lively atmosphere of New Orleans. The rest of the evening will be spent exploring this exciting city, known for its vibrant culture and vibrant nightlife. Get ready for an unforgettable night in one of the most thrilling cities in the US!


Day 14: New Orléans

(Fun and Explorer day)

On this day, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and rich history of New Orleans, one of the world’s most fascinating cities. Known for its unique blend of influences from Europe, the Caribbean, Africa, and beyond, New Orleans is a captivating mosaic of culture, food, and music.

Your day begins with an optional guided bus tour, providing you with an insightful overview of the city’s popular attractions and rich history. Following the tour, you’ll embark on a memorable cruise along the mighty Mississippi River aboard the historic steamboat Natchez, where you’ll also enjoy a delightful lunch.

In the evening, you’ll have the chance to explore the lively atmosphere of Bourbon Street, renowned for its plethora of blues and jazz clubs. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the unique and rich ambiance of the city’s renowned music scene, with a visit to “The House of The Rising Sun” highly recommended. Get ready for a day filled with unforgettable experiences and vibrant energy in the heart of New Orleans.


Day 15: New Orléans - Destin

(Driving day 13: 433 km/343 miles)

Continuing along the stunning Gulf shores and the picturesque Mexican Gulf, your journey takes you through the diverse landscapes of Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida. Along the way, you’ll traverse bustling harbors, iconic bridges, and charming towns such as Moss Point, Biloxi, Gulfport, and Bay St. Louis.

A noteworthy stop on your route is the historic battleship USS Alabama, where you’ll have the opportunity to explore this fascinating piece of naval history.

As you make your way to Destin, you’ll be treated to breathtaking coastal views and serene waterfront settings. Upon arrival, take some time to unwind and enjoy a pleasant evening on the wharf, soaking in the ambiance of this charming coastal town.


Day 16: Destin - Homosassa

(Driving day 14: 550 km/343 miles)

Today promises yet another exhilarating ride along the scenic Florida coast and its stunning beaches. Your journey begins with a picturesque drive along the pristine shores of Mexico and Panama City beaches, offering breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico.

Continuing on your route, you’ll venture through the lush landscapes of the Apalachicola National Forest, where you’ll be surrounded by towering trees and verdant scenery.

Finally, you’ll arrive at your destination, Homosassa, where you can look forward to a delightful evening spent at a local bar, soaking in the vibrant atmosphere and perhaps mingling with fellow travelers over drinks and good conversation.


Day 17: Homosassa - Daytona Beach

(Driving day 15: 203 km/126 miles)

Your adventure across Florida, the Sunshine State, begins with a fond farewell to Homosassa as you set your course eastward. Your first stop is the renowned Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing, offering a fascinating glimpse into the origins and evolution of this thrilling sport.

After immersing yourself in the world of drag racing history, you continue your journey to Daytona Beach, where you’ll have the opportunity to cruise down the iconic Main Street, soaking in the vibrant atmosphere and rich automotive culture that the area is famous for.


Day 18: Daytona Beach - Orlando

(Driving day 16: 199 km/125 miles)

You kick off the day with a thrilling journey along the renowned “Ormond Scenic Loop & Trail,” a 50 km double loop road boasting some of the most picturesque and diverse scenery in Northeast Florida. This ride isn’t just any ordinary excursion—it’s a dream come true for motorcycle enthusiasts, offering the perfect blend of freedom, sunshine, open roads, and graceful curves that will leave a lasting impression on riders everywhere.

After indulging in the scenic beauty and exhilarating ride of “The Loop,” you begin the final stretch of your journey, making your way back to return your bike. It’s a moment to celebrate your safe return after an unforgettable and eventful tour.


Day 19: Departure Orlando - Home Travel

As you bid farewell to Orlando and prepare for your journey back home, we extend our heartfelt thanks for choosing our Coast to Coast Self-Drive Tour. We hope your adventure through the stunning landscapes, vibrant cities, and iconic landmarks of the North American continent has been as enriching for you as it has been our pleasure to facilitate.

Please note: Due to time differences, travelers from Europe will arrive home on the date or day after departing from the US.

Additionally: It’s essential to understand that while our itinerary outlines a comprehensive framework for the tour’s planned activities and experiences, deviations may occur. The beauty of a self-drive tour lies in the personal freedom it offers. You are in control, serving as your own guide. This flexibility allows you to choose whether to stick to our suggested path or venture off into detours that catch your eye. Your adventure is yours to shape, providing an opportunity to make the trip uniquely yours, filled with unexpected discoveries and personal highlights.