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CBA 1801 - The best of America 2018

Monday, June 4, 2018 | Pierre Baumgärtner / Michael Kreuzmeir | North and South America

Update: New pictures added!

Arrival Day in Santa Monica / Los Angeles

Welcome to Los Angeles!
Everybody arrived safely at our Hotel in Santa Monica / Los Angeles. Most of the guests came a bit early and explored the famous Santa Monica Beach & Harbour Club. From left: Dieter, Rosana, Edemar, Uwe, Regina, Andrea, Ingo and Michael.
The end of the famous Route 66 in Santa Monica.
The Santa Monica Pier.

Day 1 - Santa Monica to Big Bear Lake

Leaving Santa Monica we took the way up to Beverly Hills, driving on Hollywood Boulevard with the famous "Walk of Fame" . Via the Observatory we were leaving Los Angeles going through the Griffith Park, where the weather was getting better hourly...
Lunchstop at Newcombs Ranch on an altitude of 2000m.
Happy Dieter...
...happy Rosana...
...and happy Michael.
Time for a coffee stop.
A single piece of cake split on two plates. Really, really tasty!
Picture of proof needed.
Rosana and Edemar enjoying the Swing ...
...as well as Andrea and Michael.
Last stop before we arrived to the Hotel at the Big Bear Lake.

Day 2 - Big Bear Lake to Lake Havasu

A little stop at Pioneer Town.
Meet the locals, Uwe and Regine met some Horse riding enthusiasts.
Entering the Joshua Tree National Park.
Time for a group picture!
Milshakes and coffee like in the 50's… in the middle of nowhere.
Ingo and Andrea
Riding along the Colorado River.
We stopped at the Parker Dam.
Our bikes looking good in the sun.
Crossing the dam on our way to London Bridge.

Day 3 - Lake Havasu to Tusayan

Before we leave Lake Havasu we had to have a quick look at the London Bridge which has been bought 1962 and rebuild over the Colorado River. Then we took our way to Route 66 the "Mother Road". We had perfect weather conditions and every minute we abosrbed the 'easy rider' feeling with our Harleys.
Here we are!
Edemar looking happy to ride on the historic Route 66!
The Little village called Oatman… famous pitstop during the golden age of the R66 in the 50's.
The legendary 'Road Kill Cafe'. "You kill it, we grill it!"

Day 4 - Tusayan to Kayenta

This little guy welcomed us to the Grand Canyon National Park!
The famous Horseshoe Bend of the Colorado River.
What a long way down... Can you spot the boat on the river?

Day 5 - Kayenta to Moab

Welcome to Utah - our third state on this trip.
Jumping on the Pick-Up to go exploring...
... in the amazing Monument Valley!
Why are the guys looking up?
Oh wow! An almost perfectly round hole in the ceiling. Made by nature.
Our driver said this looks like a Indian woman.
Uwe said this looks like Darth Vader.
What are you seeing?
I have no idea why this rock formation is called 'Mexican Hat'...
A Bavarian Falg on the bicycle?
It's Jörg from Munich riding his bike from coast to coast.
Delicious lunch at the Twin Rocks Trading Post in Bluff.
Wilson Arch
Dieter, Uwe and Edemar climbing up Wilson Arch.
Hello down there!
Let's hop on the bikes for the last stretch to Moab.

Day 6 - Restday in Moab

Today we had a fantasic day in the Arches National Park where we could see some of the famous Arches such as Delicate Arch, Pineapple Arch and Tunnel Arch, and in the afternoon the gang decided to go for a Buggie ride through the desert mountain of Moab

Day 9 - Zion to Las Vegas

Finally we arrived all safe in fabulous Las Vages…. the Gamblers Paradise. Amazing buildings, Slot Machines and glitter all over…. what a fascinating city to be …..

Best of America

Discover the most beautiful and famous roads, landscapes and national parks in the Southwest of the USA!

Hollywood, Angeles Crest Highway, Joshua Tree National Park, Route 66, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Arches National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Valley of Fire State Park, Death Valley National Park
Santa Monica / Las Vegas
11 days vacation, 9 riding days

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Edemar J Dal Maso
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 00:38

My wife and I had a great time riding again with the very professional and skilled Michael. Also had the very friendly Pierre safely guiding us all. This is truly the best of America bike tour. The tour delivered more than expected: Every National park we visited offered amazingly different landscapes. And the tour was well balanced in terms of time, distance and mix of winding roads and straight ones. We are very happy for having done it!
Pierre Baumgärtner
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 12:33

Hello Edemar,
it was a pleasure riding with you through California, Arizon Utah and Nevada .Hope to see you again on one of our tours...
Cheers, Pierre
Charlie Green
Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 13:47

Hello Pierre
Looks like a great trip Have fun
See you soon.
Pierre Baumgärtner
Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 03:18

Hi Charlie, yes it is a fantastic trip so far, your country is so beautiful. Looking forward to seeing you next week in the Pyrenees !!


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