The Space Needle, orca whales, ferries, volcanos and the Hoh Rainforest are just the beginning of this incredible sampling of those things that define the Pacific Northwest

Length:

9 Days, 1276 miles/2054 km

Price:

starts at $1590

Skill Level:

Easy

Dates:

N/A

Washington State is of some of the most diverse landscapes in the world, with some of the best motorcycling roads ever constructed. The Hoh Rainforest, Mount Rainier, active volcanos and orca whales are just the beginning of your tour of Washington.

This will be a trip that will exceed all your expectations! We recommend at least 7 days to take in this tour, but it can be done in as few as 4 days or as many as 14 days.

Geographic Area

Seattle skyline, Hoh Rainforest, Neah Bay, ferries, Orca Whales, Grand Coulee Dam, Yakima River, Chinook Pass, Mount Saint Helens Tour

 

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival Day - Waterfront parks and museums

    Spend the day settling in and take advantage of Tacoma’s university district: see LeMay - America's Car Museum LeMay, the Museum of Glass and the Washington History Museum and more.

  • Day 2: Ferries, Islands and Cityscapes – 98 miles/157 km

    Check out your motorcycle early and head to the ferry terminal to Vashon Island where you will get a taste of the many island communities found in the waters of the Puget Sound. Stop in the quaint town found half way across the island to enjoy a meal or coffee. After the quiet life on the island, you will depart the next ferry to the heart of West Seattle. You will ride around Alki Beach where you can sometimes hear of sightings of the famous six gill sharks. Downtown Seattle will keep you entertained with a massive Seattle Great Wheel (ferris wheel), Pike Place Market, the Space Needle and more. After you've had your fill, it's a short 40 minute ride back to your hotel.

  • Day 3: Ocean Shores and the Hoh Rain Forest - 152 miles/245 km

    You will head west to the waters of the Pacific Ocean where, if you choose, you can ride on the beaches and alongside the waves along the beaches of Ocean Shores. This is the perfect time to take in a meal of fresh fish & chips or enjoy the most popular recreational ocean beach in Washington. After you have your fill of sand and salt water, turn north and head towards Quinault and settle in. Head out to the trails, where you will be able to walk amongst the green trees of the only rainforest in North America. Local accommodations are comfortable and fitting for the region and the rainforest is a sight you will not forget.

  • Day 4: Neah Bay – 203 miles/ 327 km

    Continuing north along the western slopes of the Olympic Mountains, you will see the archetypical beaches of the Washington coastline. No one should miss the easy but glorious 0.25 mile walk to Ruby beach, which takes you through a wind-blasted maritime forest, following a well-groomed trail lined with salt-sprayed shrubs to the mighty Pacific. Emerge behind a barrier of surf-tossed logs and statuesque monoliths. Next, you head to the northwestern most point in the continental United States. Here, where the Strait of Juan de Fuca meets the Pacific Ocean, Cape Flattery protrudes into a sea of tumultuous waters. A land of dramatic headlands, sea stacks and deep narrow coves, Cape Flattery exhibits sheer rugged beauty. Scores of seabirds ride the surf and scavenge the sea stacks. Watch for whales and sea lions, too. And the sunsets... they're simply divine.

  • Day 5: Orca Whales – 265 miles/ 426 km

    Wake up in the coastal town of Port Angeles and start the day off with a twisty ride to Hurricane Ridge where you will be greeted by one of the most popular attractions in Olympic National Park. The twisty road to the top takes you into the heart of the park, where one can see the great mountains and explore the high alpine country. The visitor center at about 5200' offers spectacular views of Mount Olympus and Lillian Ridge; the surrounding fields can be full of wildflowers taking advantage of the brief growing season. Next, board a ferry to Whidbey Island where you will be able to look for orca whales that feed in narrow channel known as Deception Pass. Now the real riding begins during the longest riding day! You charge over the snowcapped passes of the North Cascades, skirting along the Canadian border to the arid farmlands of Eastern Washington.

  • Day 6: Grand Coulee Dam - 213 miles/ 343 km

    This day is spend exploring the arid farm country of Eastern Washington where you will witness one of man’s greatest accomplishments, Grand Coulee Dam. You will then a ride across the plains to the Bavarian-themed town of Leavenworth, nestled in the Swiss-like mountains and flowing with local brews and wine.

  • Day 7: Chinook Pass - 184 miles/296km

    Warming with a ride along the twisting cliffs of the Yakima River gorge, you head over Chinook Pass where you will be greeted by the eastern face of Mount Rainier - the tallest mountain in the continental United States. A short break to explore the alpine lake (Tipsoo) at the top, then you descend back the tiny logging town of Packwood for some small-town relaxation.

  • Day 8: Mount Saint Helens - 157 miles/253 km

    Just when you don’t think things could get any better, the final day presents a grand finale hard to top: today you ride into an active volcano where you can watch smoke rising to the heavens as the mountain works to grow a new dome. May 18th 1980, Mount Saint Helens had a horizontal blast that removed over half of the mountain and in a massive lahar sent down the valley and filled Spirt Lake.

  • Day 9: Departure Day

    Time to head for home.

Included In Tour

  • Shuttle transport from Airport to hotel
  • 1GPS per tour with tracks
  • Trip book
  • Motorcycle (KLR 650)
  • Secured personal storage
  • Shuttle transport from hotel to airport

Not Included In Tour

  • Meals
  • Gas
  • Lodging accommodations
  • Travel insurance
  • Curbside motorcycle delivery
  • Gratuities

Tour Notes

  • Upgraded rental bikes are available (contact us for a quote)
  • Single occupancy upon request, additional fees apply

Motorcycle Rental Requirements

  • Renter must be 21 years of age or older
  • Renter must have experience riding a similar size and type motorcycle
  • Must have a valid motorcycle license from state or country of origin
  • Must be able to secure a $2,500 “damage deposit” with a major credit card
  • Must purchase the MBA “Mandatory Minimum Liability” insurance at the rate of $15.00 per day directly from MBA Insurance

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