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Most scheduled tours begin and end in beautiful San Diego and feature interesting routes through the coastal mountains, the Mojave desert or the Sierra-Nevada mountains. Each day's ride includes mountain passes or desert canyons with destinations that include the Grand Canyon, Zion, Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks, California gold country, Death Valley, Las Vegas, Venice Beach, Santa Barbara, and many more. Click on a tour selection above to see complete descriptions. We also do custom tours.

California Motorcycle Tours established an alliance with a local motorcycle rental company to obtain current year Harley-Davidsons as needed for our tour riders. This allows us to best fulfill your first-choice Harley models, giving you an opportunity to try out the Harley of your dreams. The motorcycle rental cost is included in the price of every tour (but if you want to ride your own bike, we'll make a corresponding adjustment to the tour price).

Definition of a great road

A great road for a motorcycle tourTo qualify as "great", a road needs to satisfy 5 criteria:

1. Good road surface
The road is in safe condition.

2. Twists and turns
The road is entertaining.

3. Scenic
Scenery is beautiful and/or interesting.

4. Light traffic
Minimum number of Buicks & Winnebagos.

5. Light patrol
Self explanatory...

Life is a journey, enjoy the ride!
Avoid traffic like this when touring by motorcycleFreeways are OK if you just want to get from point 'A' to point 'B', but they are not much fun on a motorcycle.

Our tour routes are almost exclusively two lane roads, always paved, that are selected for their scenic beauty, light traffic, and interesting destinations. The typical day includes about 180 miles of riding, which leaves plenty of time for frequent stops along the way. We know you've ridden farther and we know you've ridden faster, but our tours are not an "iron butt" competition. Our goal is to have fun and be safe.

Our riders seem to like us:

I just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU to both of you for giving me the experience of my life! A special thanks to Fred for over delivering on every single point and your personal touch to everything (I loved your stories in each and every place we visited and the morning walks!) and also a special thanks to Scary Larry for your very clear instructions, your interesting stories from life and for keeping us safe all the way! You are a VERY good team together! Your friend in the cold country, ”

I consider myself fairly well traveled and I have become, well, a bit (what's the word) jaded (?). Almost all European countries (Romania to UK, Portugal to Finland and everything in between), China, India, Malaysia, South Africa, Canada, USA (5 times). Been there, done that...not very easily impressed anymore. So it was with great surprise and satisfaction I discovered myself going "WOW!" again and again during our ride together. It was a long time since I did that.... This, in combination with yours and Larry's commitment, knowledge, passion, patience, generosity and willingness to share the total experience of this part of your country, made this trip one of the best experiences of my life. No kidding... So, again, Thanks a lot. I want to do this again. I don't know how and when (money and time). So, again, Thanks a lot. ”

We'd just like to say thank you from both of us. We had a fantastic time in America and especially on your tour. This is the first holiday where we have been on the go from touch-down to take-off, but boy what a holiday! We have not seen so much, tried so much, and done so much in such a short space of time. This whole holiday has been such an eye opener for us, especially due to your efforts. We'll be back in a couple of years.”
-Dave & Monica

We want to thank you for making our trip of a lifetime more than we could have imagined. We appreciate the extra mile you went to make everything convenient and comfortable. We felt a comfort level with you from the start. Thanks for your professionalism and 'Miles of Smiles'.”
-Tim, Mary, Joyce & Paul

Here are the pictures promised. Hope you enjoy them and they bring back great memories. You were great company — in fact the whole bunch was fantastic. It has just made me even more determined to have proper holidays in the future. In the past I've struggled to mix with strangers, but I couldn't have picked a better gang to spend a week or more with. What a diverse bunch we were! You run a professional outfit but manage to keep it real friendly. I would recommend your trip to anyone — in fact I have done already.”
-Julie & Malc

Many thanks for looking after us so well. It's certainly a holiday that we will never forget.”
-Allan & Nicki

Great tour!!!! Simply the best holiday I have ever had.”

Again, what a great trip! Both Debbie and I have called it the 'trip of a lifetime'. We really enjoyed getting to know you; you made the journey really fun.”
-Jim & Debbie

Just a short note to say thank you so much for the best holiday we have ever had! The sights, the heat, the company and all the laughs made it the perfect holiday for us. Fred, you have totally surpassed yourself and thoroughly spoilt us for any future holidays! (not that we’re complaining!).”

Thank you for a fantastic time – the sights, scenes, laughter, scary bits also. Hopefully we will have some great photos. You are such a very knowledegable person that it was also very informative as well as fun. You gave us different pieces of America to take home with us to remember.

We cannot thank you enough Fred, it was so enjoyable and stress-free (apart from the freeway in Las Vegas which we know was unavoidable). Everthing about the holiday was just out of this world; every time we turned round there was something different for us to see or experience. You gave nothing away and wanted us to just experience everything ourselves. We have got all our photos back but they just do not do America justice but we just look at them and remember what we saw and did. You gave us different experiences with all the hotels, foods, roads everything. It was truly a fantastic holiday of a lifetime and hopefully we will come back in a couple of years and do the coastline tour with yourself and company.”
-Chris & John

You have such a good job, something that you can say you really like going to work for. That also came out in the tour. We could tell that you were enjoying what you do and you were so informative with everything that we saw and did. We would have no hesitation in recommending yourself and company to anybody who wants to have a touring holiday with a difference. You made it all so pleasurable for all the group. Thanking you again for an AMAZING FANTASTIC OUT OF THIS WORLD EXPERIENCE.”

A quick note to let you know we made it home but we can’t seem to wipe the smiles off our faces – we had such a good time. We still can’t believe the incredible variety of scenery and roads you have in California. Perfect weather too. You really do live in God’s country. We can’t wait to come back.”
-George & Janet

Thank you so much for a terrific vacation. You and John made us feel welcome and showed us all those incredible places and scenes but didn’t give anything away. You let everyone discover things on their own. You were terrific company and we enjoyed getting to know you both. With luck we’ll be back in a year or two, but I think we’ll go for the Electra Glide next time.
-Jim & Sue


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