Ride type: Off-road Guided Tour
Ride difficulty: 3 out of 5 with
Ideal Rider Ability: Intermediate
Duration: 4 nights, 4 days of riding
Total distance: 400-500 miles
License and Age: Motorcycle license is required, minimum 18 years old
Price $2100 with own bike and $2500 with rental bike. If there are special needs, we are happy to discuss additional accommodations.
Need a minimum of 4 riders.
Ride Dates for 2020
June dates are open
July 24 - 27
Sept 11 - 14
Call or email us to discuss additional dates.
You will experience both epic two-track and some single track trails with expansive forest and mountain views. This area is in the high elevations, so it is ideal for summer-time riding adventures in Southern California. We will make it as challenging or relaxing as you want it. You will thoroughly enjoy our fuel injected KTMs which are taken care of meticulously. We will ride super fun trails through the Easter Nevada Mountains for breathtaking adventures.
1st Night: You can fly in to LAX where there is a convenient shuttle service that you will need to book ahead of your arrival date (Antelope Valley Airport Express). LAX is approximately 1.5-2 hours from Palmdale. You can also fly into Burbank or Ontario which are about 1 hour from Palmdale. However, there is no shuttle service and you can use a ride share service such as Uber or Lyft or you can rent a car which you can drop off in the Palmdale/Lancaster area. You will need to arrive that evening at the Best Western in Palmdale (600 W Palmdale Blvd, Palmdale, CA 93551) where a room has been reserved for you under your name.
Day 1: We will begin our day at approximately 6:00 am where we will pick you up from the hotel and transport you to our property. If you have a rental car that you are keeping, it can be parked safely there. This is also where you will get outfitted for any gear you need and be able to see the bike you will be riding. We will leave the property at approximately 7:00 am and get breakfast along the way as we are headed to Bishop, CA where we will begin our cross-country adventure (Approximately 3-hour travel). We will have snacks, energy chews, water, and other items to pack into your backpack. You will be riding for approximately 3-4 hours before the chase vehicle meets us in Mammoth where we will stay the night. There we will do the 3 Rs (refuel, restock and relax) and make any necessary bike adjustments. This first day will be approximately 80-90 miles which will end with a hot shower and some good food at our hotel in Mammoth.
Day 2 and 3: You will wake up to a hot pot coffee and be having breakfast around by 7:30 am. We will start riding anywhere between 8:00-9:00 am and be on the bike for approximately 3-4 hours before we see the fully stocked chase vehicle. We will be riding various trails in the Eastern Sierra Navada Mountains which could include the towns of June Lake, Benton, Lee Vining and possibly the old ghost town, Bodie. Lunch will be on the trail where the chase truck will meet us and we will do the 3 Rs. We will ride approximately 150-200 miles each day. You will again be treated to another relaxing and enjoyable evening at the hotel in Mammoth.
Day 4: You will again start the day with hot coffee and breakfast. Your luggage will be loaded in the chase truck that morning and we will head in the general direction of Bishop with a possible loop through the Aspen Forest. Once in Bishop, we will get out of our gear, load everything up in the trailer and the chase vehicle will take us back to our property in Palmdale where we will say our sad good-byes to our new moto friends. We should arrive at our property at approximately 5:00-6:00 pm. From there you can use Uber or Lyft services to take you to your airport (or a rental car if you have one). You should assume a minimum of 2 hours to arrive at LAX and 1 hour to arrive at Burbank or Ontario airports. Or we can make arrangements for that evening at the Best Western in town (additional fee applies).
Come join us for this epic adventure that will make memories of a lifetime!
Each of our adventures are based around a novice to intermediate rider ability (scale: beginner, novice, intermediate, expert). We can arrange SOME rides for beginners, but we need to discuss the specific rider ability to ensure we create a safe and fun experience.
Don't let the daily mileage worry you, we can also arrange rides with less daily or overall mileage as needed for your group. We are very flexible.
Safety is extremely important to Coyote Trail Adventures. Our guides have GPS navigation and satellite phones along with being trained in First-Aid response.
We are 100% committed to ensuring that all you have to focus on is enjoying your ride on the bike! We take care of all the details to make your trip as epic as it can be! We even typically have the items that people might forget to bring. We have a tremendous amount of experience with helping riders with fatigue and first-aid issues such as blisters.
We have personally been on many moto adventures with other tour companies and we find that an ideal group size is between 4-8 riders which helps to keep the group riding at a pleasurable pace. Though, we can accomodate larger groups if needed.
For all our rides, we can also arrange pre or post-ride lodging in Palmdale for $140 double occupancy (cost for 2 people).
We have the CA required liability insurance on all of our bikes which covers our renters and we are permitted by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
Feel free to call us and we can explain various options to get exactly what you are looking for.
For those who fly into LAX, there is a shuttle service that you can call to book: http://antelopeexpress.com/shuttle
Here are the requirements we have if you want to bring your own bike: