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5 of the Best Motorcycle Tour Holidays in the USA – Motorcycle Voyager

Natasha Goldstein, 15th May 2020

Riding a motorbike across the USA is a dream for many, but with the many options of famous and scenic routes to take, you’re spoilt for choice! So, Whether you’re more interested in the journey you’ll take or the destination itself, the team at Motorcycle Voyager Travel Insurance present 5 of the most exhilarating Motorcycle routes the USA has to offer.



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1) Route 66

At number one on our list, how could we not mention the infamous Route 66!?

Route 66 has been and still continues to be a firm favourite with motorcyclists and other vehicle drivers alike.

Starting in Chicago on the east coast and finishing in LA on the west coast, this tour has it all. You will cross rivers, mountains, deserts and canyons of 8 states and several nations before delivering you to the opposite side of America.

On this trip you will pass the likes of Missouri, Kansas, Santa Fe amongst many others with plenty to see and do on the way.

If you want to live the American dream for a short time and see some of the best that America has to offer; old, new and quirky, this tour is for you. It’s a classic that doesn’t age!

Great For: Riding The Most Iconic Route


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2) The Deep South – New Orleans to Nashville

If you’re a lover of food, music or both, this is a motorcycle tour you don’t want to miss!

New Orleans has long been the home of authentic home cooked Creole and Cajun cuisine and is famous for its jazz infused nightlife on Bourbon and Frenchman street. So, it is the perfect place to start your trip.

Infectious music will run through your bones as you hop from one music city to the next crossing the country from Jazz in New Orleans, Blues in Memphis and Country Music in Nashville. Each city has its own points of interest for you to visit and / or drive through on each leg of your journey.

Points of interest on your journey:

  • Plantation Houses.
  • Pay homage to the king of the rock and roll king himself, Elvis Presley, at his Graceland Ranch in Memphis.
  • Visit the world famous Stax and Sun studios where many famous faces have recorded over the years.
  • Take a diversion on your trip to Gatlinburg and drive up to the viewing points of over 520,000 acres of natural park that is the Great Smokey Mountains.
  • Head to the Jack Daniels Distillery in Tennessee.
  • Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville and the Grand Olde Oprey.

Great For: Combining a Your Passion For Music and Riding




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3) Colorado Alpine Loop

The ‘Lone Star state’ offers motorcycle riders some of the best road trips and an exceptional array of scenery for a short but sweet 132 miles.

One such grouping of great motorcycle roads, Ranch Roads 335, 336, and 337 in the Texas Hill Country are nicknamed the Twisted Sisters, but be warned, these roads aren’t for the faint hearted!

The Twisted Sisters take riders through a loop of Texas ranches, valleys, and hills. Providing panoramic views, curving around canyons and rises with few guardrails. One 15-mile stretch is said to have approximately 65 curves. Great for those wanting to feel the bends!

Along the route, there are several roadside attractions can be visited — the Lone Star Motorcycle Museum, Stonehenge II, Frio Canyon Motorcycle Stop, and Lost Maples State Natural Area are all notable stops on the journey as well as the humble town of Camp Woods which passes through Nueces River. Fantastic tour for all you thrill-seekers out there!

Great For: A tour that is not just hour after hour of straight roads!





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4) Colorado Rockies - San Juan Mountain Skyway

This full stretch of road is just 233 miles in length but it isn’t called the ‘Million Dollar Highway’ for nothing!

This short (by some comparison) stretch of road offers up some of the most breath-taking views of the Rocky Mountains thanks to that this road is directly in the middle, surrounded by these mountains. While this does sound idyllic, the views are not without its risk as the winding trail can be treacherous on both sides with the risk of falling rocks. It is advised to not attempt this route during bad weather but if the sun is out and it’s a clear day, hop on your motorcycle and enjoy the view.

Mountain goats, black bears, and mule deer can be spotted amongst the waterfalls, gorges, and mountain peaks!

For a trip of a lifetime, extend on this and cover 2750 miles of Rockies and Canyonlands from Phoenix, Arizona to The Colorado Rockies. Trip highlights for the full stretch include - Painted Desert, Window Rock, Canyon de Chelley, Four Corners, Mesa Verde NP, Durango, Pass, Independence pass, Aspen, Natural Bridges, Capitol Reef, Escalante, Bryce Canyon and many more!

Great For: a truly memorable scenic motorcycle holiday.


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5) Pacific Coast Highway

Make your way from Seattle to San Francisco following the Pacific Coast Highway!

This route is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful motorcycle roads in America. This journey approximately takes 7- 10 days to complete and on route you will view rugged California coastline, the Golden Gate Bridge, views of the famous Alcatraz prison and that’s just San Francisco alone!

Other stopping points can include Ocean Shores in Newport, Redwood National Park and Fort Bragg – known for its spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.

With sharp turns, drop offs and heavy fog, riders need to keep the eyes on the road, despite the distracting scenes and majestic crashing waves!

Great if you want an adventure motorcycle holiday.

Get Covered with Motorcycle Voyager Travel Insurance

Don’t chance it your upcoming trip!

Should the unforeseen or unexpected go wrong whilst you’re away, Motorcycle Voyager Travel Insurance can provide specialist travel insurance specifically designed for motorcyclists and motorcycle touring holidays.

Offering cancellation cover of up to £3,000 should you be unable to go on your trip for an insured reason, delay and departure cover, emergency medical expenses of up to £10,000,000 and much more.

It also includes a number of motorcycle policy benefits so that your travel insurance can cover you appropriately in ways that a standard travel insurance policies usually won’t such as offering protection cover for your motorcycle gear such as helmet, gloves and leathers, additional motorcycle rental per 12 hours (if you are unable to return your hired bike due to medical emergency) and for medical expenses incurred participating in a track event (with selecting the Track day cover option and paying the appropriate additional premium), and many more benefits. Learn more and get a Motorcycle Voyager Travel Insurance quote today here.

This article is for information purposes only. It does not constitute advice in any way. The information provided here is correct at the time of writing however please check the latest policy wording here for the latest policy terms, conditions and exclusions.

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