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Old 01-06-2015, 09:33 AM   #1
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Help needed - 3 day Tour start/finish Las Vegas

Hi all, my wife and I will be travelling to Vegas in early April 2015. We have three days left for a motorbike tour. We both ride motorbikes offroad (Rallye,Enduro) and onroad. Now we are curious if there is a chance for a three day (2 Nights) self drive (no guide) offroad trip around Vegas ? We simply need the bikes a track and acomm.

Any help much appreciated !
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Old 01-06-2015, 05:24 PM   #2
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Hey Roland,
There's an awful lot of places to ride around Vegas - and several choices to rent bikes.
If you're planning on sticking to roads, I can recommend Eagle Rider Honda in Vegas.
They are a very nice couple who run the business, and their bikes are top notch.

http://www.eagleriderhonda.com/#!/home

I'd recommend a loop through Death Valley, Valley of Fire, Red Rock Canyon, Mt Charleston, Lake Mead, Hoover Dam.

If off-road is more your plan, you may consider visiting St George area just a bit north of Vegas.
RedRockRider has extensive information about that area in his thread:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=725976

Be sure to share the adventure with a ride report when you're all done!
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Old 01-07-2015, 02:22 AM   #3
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Thanks for all the info. I came across EagleRider yesterday during my research. Do they allow to use their bikes offroad ?

A F800GS is a nice offroad bike although not really for Hardenduro missions
Also this bike would allow to carry some stuff with us. I emailed them already but haven't received a reply so far.

I have found vegasvalleymotorcycletours.com with some nice tour infos (onroad).

If we had more time we would explore the tracks around Vegas on our own. But since we have only three days it would help to have a nice track for a three day tour including some nice spots for accommodation.
I will check out the info regarding St. George. Thanks again !

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Old 01-07-2015, 06:14 AM   #4
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They have a couple of KLR's so of course I assumed they were for offroad use.
The official policy of Eagle Rider is "no off road usage".
Not surprising since the bulk of their rentals are big cruisers.

I did ask about this when I visited last year, and discovered that Eagle Rider Honda is a franchise/affiliation business which offers alternative bikes that you see on the website. Most notably the Triumphs and Goldwings.
One of the owners said they realize it's a difficult policy to enforce, so they won't tell you not to explore dirt roads, but they aren't in a position to outright say that it's permitted.

For this reason I did mention if you're going to stick to roads, they're a good choice - even for back road exploring.
If you want to ride in the wilderness, I still feel that St George area is your best bet since RRR's thread has a terrific amount of detailed information.

There's a scattering of ride reports with tracks around the Vegas area if you prefer. Might take a bit of searching, but I recall reading a few detailed reports - some with GPS tracks that you could request from the OP.
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Old 01-07-2015, 07:56 AM   #5
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What vikingtaz are good recommendations plus you might try riding towards Laughlin, or better yet north to Cedar Breaks National park, Bryce Canyon, Zion national park too depending on how much road time in the saddle you want to take. But all too far for a turn around and stay at your same hotel in Vegas.

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Old 01-07-2015, 08:17 AM   #6
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Thanks for all the comments. I have contacted RedRock and asked for advise. I am also in touch with Alisa from American Adventure Tours. They replied quickly with more questions to work out something appropriate.

Still waiting for an answer from EagleRider....

Valid Option from RICHB2, stay in a Hotel in Vegas and do Daytrips, I still prefer a 3day Trip. On Tarmac we can do 300+ Miles a day and still visit some interesting stuff, enjoy the Landscape.
Offroad depends on the Track. In Romania we did 80 Miles in 8 hours...... with lighter bikes but still.... We are used to longer rides.

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Old 01-08-2015, 10:12 PM   #7
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What vikingtaz are good recommendations plus you might try riding towards Laughlin, or better yet north to Cedar Breaks National park, Bryce Canyon, Zion national park too depending on how much road time in the saddle you want to take. But all too far for a turn around and stay at your same hotel in Vegas.

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Las Vegas to St. George is about 2.5hr ride.
From there lots of great places to see and must include Zion National Park. While in Zion see 'The Narrows'--short hike. The park shuttle takes you to different view points.
You would enjoy Zion. Or meet us in Moab early April 5th--April 9th and be amazed (if you have never been there).
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Hi Simba,

thanks, what's up in Moab ?

I started to create a map on Google Maps
So I can visualize all the interesting spots. Keep em coming.

Thanks!

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Old 01-09-2015, 07:32 AM   #9
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Simba knows his stuff.
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned The Grand Canyon.
Well worth the ride to see.

Moab is offroad Mecca


Zion is beautiful.

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Old 01-09-2015, 07:36 AM   #10
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Moab is too far I believe for just three days. Pics are awesome. What's the weather/temp like in early April usually?

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Old 01-09-2015, 07:54 AM   #11
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Leave Vegas ride through Fire Rock.
Then Hwy 9 through Zion (MOST AWESOME, DO NOT MISS!!!)
Then Hwy 89 North to 14 to Panguich Lake, UT. Stay the night.
Explore the trails around Panguitch or pop over to Bryce Canyon
Back to Vegas through Cedar City, Enterprise, ...

ride this counter clockwise: https://goo.gl/maps/w12hX
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Old 01-09-2015, 08:10 AM   #12
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Awesome man , thanks a lot !
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Old 01-09-2015, 08:47 AM   #13
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Moab is too far I believe for just three days. Pics are awesome. What's the weather/temp like in early April usually?

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You should expect temps during the day between 18C and 24C.
Nights can drop below 10C.
The higher the elevation, the lower the average of course.

The weather has been a bit quirky around Vegas lately, so be prepared for unseasonal spikes in either direction.
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Old 01-09-2015, 08:54 AM   #14
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Excellent thanks. Working out the rental details and the bikes with EagleRider currently, looking very good so far. It's going to be an F700GS for the wife and a F800GS for me if all works out well.

Thanks for all the help
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Old 01-09-2015, 11:09 PM   #15
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There are a ton of options around Vegas. Depends what you are looking for. Post up at http://www.my2wheels.com/cmps_index.php. Lots of Vegas locals there.

https://goo.gl/maps/8J5RE

https://goo.gl/maps/1UT93

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