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California and Northern CA Motorcycle Tour

California Coast and Mountains  Harley Motorcycle Tour.  2 Weeks.
Ride a Harley or other Motorcycle on the ultimate California Coast and California Mountain Motorcycle Tour through central and Northern California.  We start in Los Angeles then ride our motorcycles  along the Sierra Nevada Mountains to Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, Northern California Mountains on our bike tour, Northern California Coast,  Giant Redwood Trees, San Francisco, Big Sur Pacific Coast Highway California Coast, and back to Los Angeles.  A 2 week amazing California and Northern California motorcycle tour that is one of the best motorcycle tours in the USA. Click the Picture Links Below and Gallery – These will show what Ride Free  is truly all about.

LA     California Sierra Nevada Mountains     Yosemite National Park     Lake Tahoe    Northern California    Mountains Northern California Coast    Giant  Redwood Trees  San Francisco    Pacific Coast Highway    Big Sur     Monterey     Cambria     Ventura     LA

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We are the OLDEST MOTORCYCLE TOUR COMPANY IN THE USA, established in 1993. We are not the largest, fanciest, or most corporate tour company; we are a small tight group of friends who love taking you on tour and making new friends from all over the world.  The Team  CONTACT US

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  Guided Tour – Per Person                14 Day 13 Night                 15 Day 14 Night               16 Day 15 Night             
2 People – 1 Bike – 1 Room $4948 $5352  $5756
2 People – 2 Bikes – 1 Room $6340 $6860  $7380
1 Person – 1 Bike – 1 Room $7676 $8299  $8922


Self Drive Tour – Per Person  14 Day 13 Night         15 Day 14 Night       16 Day 15 Night     
Self Drive 2 People 1 Bike 1 Room $2632 $2843 $2956
Self Drive 2 Drivers 2 Bikes 1 Room $4108 $4442 $4580
Self Drive 1 Driver 1 Bike 1 Room $5264 $5686 $5912

 Vegas Start = Add $300 return fee IF not a round trip
Runs: April – May – June – July – Aug – Sept – Oct
On some dates we have added some layover and short days to make it a 16 or 17 day trip.

June 15-29, 2018 – California and Northern California Motorcycle Tour  – 15 Day ( depending on winter snow pack )
July 13-26, 2018 – California and Northern California Motorcycle Tour  – 15 Day
August 1-15, 2018- California and Northern California Motorcycle Tour  – 15 Day
Sept 1-15, 2018 – California and Northern California Motorcycle Tour  – 15 Day

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Day 1 – Los Angeles, California or Las Vegas Start Option

Meet your fellow riders from around the globe and the Ride Free Motorcycle  Tour Team  early in the afternoon in the California hotel lobby for introductions and briefing.  The Ride Free Tour Team will pick you up at the hotel and head right down the road to pick up your bike at the rental shop.  We will then have a shake down cruise to our first group dinner at our favorite local spot at the beach or The Strip in Vegas.  After dinner, the Ride Free Tour Team will give a brief orientation and answer any questions about the exciting California PCH Motorcycle,  Northern California ride, Redwoods, and California Mountain ride to come.  This is the ultimate California Motorcycle Adventure!California Big Sur Motorcycle Tour

Day 2 – Los Angeles or Las Vegas / Death Valley to Lone Pine, California (in Spring this route varies depending on snow conditions on the passes )

We have our bikes broken in from yesterday’s ride, and we are ready to go.  After a full safety briefing, the group will saddle up and rumble through the streets of Los Angeles as we stretch towards the warm California desert. This great city will quickly fade from our side mirrors as we motor past the throngs of drivers stuck within the confines of their cars and SUV’s. They all wish they were one of us as they wonder to themselves where we are headed on our journey. One thing is for certain, they have no idea of the satisfaction you feel as the sun rises higher into the sky and a life changing adventure calls you from the distance. This is the day you have been waiting for. Smile and let it all soak in. On the Vegas Start: We pick up the motorcycles early and climb the mountains behind Las Vegas, leaving the still sleeping Vegas Strip behind. Get up and shake off the glitter of Las Vegas because we are about to take a journey to one of the most unforgiving and magnificent places on the planet, Death Valley. It is going to be hot, ( depending on the time of the year ) but it will also be amazing as we enter the confines of Death Valley, one of the few habitable places on Earth that actually drops below sea level. Your Ride Free Motorcycle Tour Team will make plenty of stops to re hydrate and soak in the unbelievable sights. Our final destination today is Lone Pine, California; a tiny town nestled into the base of Mt. Whitney, the highest peak in the state of California. Los Angeles is a memory as you take in the perfect night air of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range and the warm welcome of this unique town

   Day 3 – Lone Pine, California to Yosemite National Park ( this route varies depending on snow conditions on the passes )

Yosemite National Park is, without a doubt, one of the most visually stunning natural wonders in North America. We will enter the California Park from the west entrance on our Harley Davidson motorcycles and cross Tioga Pass at an elevation of almost 9,000 feet as we cruise along crystal clear mountain lakes and peaks that are hanging on to their last remnants of snow. The sun is warm and the air is fresh as Yosemite Valley and El Capitan still lie ahead. The sun climbs into the sky as we open to the endless green meadows of the valley floor. Lunch today is on a picnic bench under the shade of a giant Redwood. No cell phones, no rush hour, no worries. Today is about you and about this place.



Day 4 – Yosemite, California to Lake Tahoe

We leave on our California Harley Davidson Motorcycle tour from Yosemite and ride amazing mountain roads on the way to Tahoe.  The Monitor pass is 8,314 ft (2,534 m) tall and a breath holding ride along it’s cliffs and shear drop offs.


















Day 5 – Lake Tahoe to Chester, California

Once again this California motorcycle tour through the California Mountains is amazing.  We wind though small mountain roads very far away from civilization in a little town on a mountain lake.


















Day 6 – Chester  to Weaverville, California via Mount Shasta

We do another unbelievable day of California mountain motorcycle riding.  You are wondering if the graceful mountain curves will ever end.   We explore smaller mountain roads on the way to and from the 14,180 foot Mount Shasta, an old volcano.  By the end of the day, you will have had your years fill the past couple days of perfect mountain motorcycle riding.  We  arrive at the giant redwood trees and coast for the evening.

















Day 7–  Weaverville to Eureka, California via Redwood National Park

Today we turn our motorcycles towards the coast and giant redwoods.   We explore the Giant Redwoods Park and then a short ride down the coast to our seaport destination.

















Day 8 – Eureka to Fort Bragg, California

Today in a Northern California Pacific Coast Highway motorcycle tour ride day.  Breathtaking views and rides.  But before some great coast riding, we get to see some more giant redwoods and ride through Avenue of the Giants and actually ride through the “Drive Thru Tree” in Leggett, Ca.   Our California motorcycle tour actually rides through an opening at the bottom of a giant redwood tree!




Day 9 –  Fort Bragg to Napa, California

Wine tasting tonight after a motorcycle ride down the California coast.  More unbelievable pictures and views.  We stop at the Point Arena Lighthouse and Museum among other great stops on the coast before heading inland to Napa Valley, CA.   California’s famous wine region.  Let’s try some wine tonight as we talk around town.




Day 10 –  Napa  to San Francisco, California

We leave the quaint countryside winery area for the big city San Francisco, California. We’ll ride or motorcycles through the Northern California countryside for a nice stretch before we drop down towards Sausalito on the Pacific Coast Highway along the California coast. Soon we’ll be perched on a high peak to gaze over The Golden Gate Bridge before riding your Harley Davidson across and into the heart of the San Francisco Bay and Ghirardelli Square. From here everything that San Francisco and the surrounding area have to offer is at your fingertips. We will arrive early so you have plenty of time in San Francisco for fun. The Ride Free Tour Team has a few favorite spots we like to hit for dinner and some great blues and jazz music. We can’t wait to share this exciting city with you. We take a ride on the cable car, and do some exploration of Fisherman’s Wharf where we stay for the night.   


Day 11 – San Francisco to Monterey, California

We start the day off lazy with some coffee and some more time walking around San Francisco. This is a relaxed morning. A nice walk over to the famous cable car, and we hop on for an incredible ride downtown where we do some exploring and shopping. Then we regroup and ride the cable car one more time back to Fishermans Wharf. Late in the morning we turn our journey south and start the first of four days of riding our motorcycles on California’s Pacific Coast Highway 1, a long stretch of winding ocean side highway. PCH 1 is a motorcycle rider’s dream; pure and simple. This day also offers one of the best lunch spots of the trip, Hollister, California. The Hollister motorcycle riot and subsequent movie, “The Wild Ones”, starring a young Marlon Brando, is considered by motorcycle historians to have catapulted the “outlaw biker” lifestyle into the public eye. We’ll step back in history as we settle in for lunch at Johnny’s Bar, a small pub in the center of Hollister that was the backdrop for one of the most famous motorcycle scenes in the history of Hollywood. From Hollister, it is just a short hop down the hill past Carmel (the coastal city where Clint Eastwood was Mayor) and down the California coast on motorcycle riding the PCH to Monterey Bay. Monterey’s Cannery Row and world famous aquarium have been favorite spots of the Ride Free family for years.

Day 12 – Monterey to Cambria, California per PCH Highway – BIG SUR !

The Ride Free Guided Tour Team gets to sleep a little late this morning as we do not leave Monterey until 12:00pm. This gives you plenty of time to enjoy Cannery Row for some great food or tour the famous Monterey Aquarium. There is actually plenty of time for both if you like. Now, get ready for an amazing day on this PCH motorcycle tour. Within the first few miles we will hug hair pin corners as we cruise the sea side cliffs that open to the Pacific Ocean. We will stop often to take in the scenery and many opportunities for breathtaking photos and video. Riding the Big Sur California Coast is something that has to be experienced to fully appreciate the views. Today is not a view here and a view there. Today’s ride is a visual sensation from start to finish. Cruise right on the coast. Sometimes so close to the ocean spray might hit us, then we are high on cliffs! Lots of marine life to see. The motorbike group will make one last stop before settling in for the night in the small sea side town of Cambria. We’ll have the rare opportunity to get up close and personal with giant Elephant Seals in their natural habitat. The term “couch potato” takes on a whole new meaning when you see thirty of these giants lounging poolside on the beach. You will ha 

Day 13 – Cambria to Santa Barbara, California

We will get an early start this morning because we start the day walking down to the beach to take in the sites.   After a ride along the California coast we will turn inland for a stunning ride through the foothills of Santa Barbara before dropping back down and into one of the most beautiful cities in Southern California.

But first lunch today at one of our hidden away spots.  Then we head to the famous Santa Barbara Pier! Heads will turn as the Ride Free group rumbles down the wooded planks of the pier to park our bikes 1/8 mile over the Pacific Ocean. We will be sure to leave plenty of time for souvenir shopping after our walking around the pier.  Most of the group usually leaves Santa Barbara Pier with a couple of bags of fresh hand pulled taffy and t-shirts for their kids and family back home.   Tonight we have fun and relax in Santa Barbara.

Day 14 – Santa Barbara to Los Angeles

We still have a full day ahead of us. We spend the day hanging out at the famous local surfing spots on the PCH highway and 2 of the most visited bike hangouts. Keep an eye out for Jay Leno.

Live as a local today.

We’ll get an early jump on the day and continue our motorcycle journey along the Pacific Ocean on the 101 and Pacific Coast Highway as we point our bikes south towards Malibu Beach as we rumble past the long row of celebrity homes that line this world famous stretch of sand. We pass the Santa Monica Pier, and cruise along the coast right past Venice Beach. A late Lunch today is at the Ride Free Tour Team’s favorite L.A. eatery. We will have plenty of time to reflect on the experience we shared together and, most likely, will start planting the seeds for our next adventure together.

After a late lunch we head back along the beach for one last walk in the sand and a little more exploring. Then at the end of the day we turn in our bikes and party tonight as talk about all our great adventures we had.

You came into this trip as one of a group of riders from all over the world. You are leaving today as part of a family, the Ride Free family.

Day 15 –  Departure Day
Head to the Airport today, or let us know if you need any extra nights.

We end this ultimate California Motorcycle Tour Adventure.   You will have taken the time to explore and see California on your motorcycle like most people never get a chance to do.  This is not a quick ride in the mountains or coast.  This is living life on the road as a California Motorcycle adventurer.    A trip you will never forget.

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