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US Northwest "The Cowboy Tour"
21 days - 6360 km (3.750 miles)


The Northwest “Cowboy Tour” is a ride on amazing “back roads ” across America’s Great Northwest. The tour starts in Los Angeles and ends in Chicago.

We ride 6.360 km during 17 driving days on some of America’s best motorcycle roads; “The Loneliest Road in America” ​​( U.S. 50), Beartooth Highway (ranked # 1 among America’s best motorcycle roads), legendary Pacific Highway 1 ( ranked # 5 ), Wild West run, Black Hills Run and “Plains and Simple”. Spectacular scenery and fun attractions:Los Angeles, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Virginia City, Yellowstone, Old Faithful Geyser , Continental Divide, Cody, Buffalo Bill Museum, Black Hills, Sturgis, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer, Badlandsand much much more. In addition, we stay two nights in the legendary Biker-city Sturgis.

This is a 21 -day adventure for those who love motorcycle riding , unforgettable motorcycle roads and great adventures.

We begin the tour riding legendary Pacific Highway 1 ( ranked #5 among America’s best motorcycle roads) north from Los Angeles to San Francisco, enjoying fantastic motorcycle roads and spectacular scenery, while overlooking the Pacific Ocean. We stop in “Danish” Solvang, glamorous Santa Barbara and spend the night in San Francisco, so everyone gets plenty of time to experience this wonderful city .

From San Francisco we drive northeast to the beautiful natur-/ski-resort Lake Tahoe, before we drive to the fun and popular cowboy town Virginia City. We continue on “The Loneliest Road in America” ​​( U.S. 50), which we follow through Nevada and Utah until we get to Yellowstone National Park. Here the bison and buffalo run free, and the geyser Old Faithful Geysir have outbreaks approximately every hour . We pass Continental Divide (2,800 meters) and drive into Wyoming. We spend much of the day riding amazing Beartooth Highway, which is ranked as the best motorcycle road in the United States. Guaranteed an experience you will not forget. We continue to Cody and the Buffalo Bill Museum. And if time allows, we go to a rodeo .

We ride into South Dakota where we spend two nights in the biker-town Sturgis and Rapid City. We get great rides on the Black Hills Run and visitMount Rushmore, Crazy Horse and Custer. These roads are perfect for riding a motorcycle. We continue through Badlands, Buffalo Bill’s Ranch, before riding the popular motorcycle road “Plain and simple”. Then we drive through Kansas , Missouri, Iowa and Illinois before we come to our end-stop Chicago.



This program is a guideline for activities and experiences on the tour. Deviations may occur, but we guarantee that our positive tour leaders will do their utmost to execute the program as described - as far as it is feasible and circumstances allow. We are continually working to improve the program, thus you may experience positive surprises. Check updates under "Guided Tours".

Remember that you need an "electronic pass" (which scans) and an entry permit to the U.S. It is your responsibility to apply well ahead of time. You easily apply for an electronic entry permit to the U.S. by clicking on the link here.

Tours include round trip airfare Oslo, mc- or car rental, VIP insurance, gasoline, all lodging, tour leader on motorcycle in front, support car with luggage and spare bike. Tickets for attractions, food and drinks are not included in the prices. Gasoline is not included in tours by car.  


Focus on enjoyment & camaraderie

At JoyRides we believe that good experiences and camaraderie are at least as important as the journey. Our goal is to fill your tour bag with as many positive memories as possible, so you go home with a big smile on your face. And with friends you didn’t have before you started the trip. 


About the JoyRides Tours

JoyRides’ tours are developed by and for motorcycle enthusiasts, with long experience in organizing guided tours for cars and motorcycles. We love to ride on tours, create memorable experiences and friendships. Thus, our stress free and fun tours are popular. At JoyRides, the customers are in focus! Our mantra - Realizing dreams and creating memories for life! JoyRides has an established partnership with Eagle Rider, the world's largest mc rental company, with over 20 years of experience as a tour operator. JoyRides is an "Authorized Touring specialist", which means that you always have the support of a large team of professional enthusiasts. We have an American official guide license; our tour leaders are certified and have many years of experience.  


The benefits of touring with JoyRides are:

  • Specialists on U.S. "Back Roads"
  • Experienced tour leaders & popular tour program
  • Focus on enjoyment & camaraderie
  • Tour leader on mc rides in front of the tour group
  • Eagle Rider Authorized Touring Specialist
  • Best support across the U.S.



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