Tumbleweed Tour


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USA, North America
Off-road, Round-trip, Guided
2 days
211 miles

The best in the desert!

This is the perfect get-away…and it won't break your wallet! Ride world-famous trails in California. The options are limitless - from scenic dirt roads to difficult rocky terrain used during recent hair scramble and enduro races. This ride features two track dirt roads, exceptional single track riding between 3,000 to 6,000 feet elevation and the most remote and beautiful terrain that the Mojave Desert has to offer.

Off road through an ever-changing terrain!

This off-road round tour starts in Wrightwood in the San Gabriel Mountains and will quickly descend through the high desert onto the legendary living Ghost Town of Randsburg. As you ride through the sparsely populated, ever-changing terrain of the Mojave Desert, you will recognize the backdrop of the movie “The Right Stuff” in which Chuck Yeager pushed his Bell X-1 to break the sound barrier, setting the first record. Experience off-roading across famous Southern California dry lake beds, home to Land Speed Racing for more than half a century and follow a section of the legendary 20 Mule Team Borax Trail. Your guide knows this area like his backyard, and will lead you to Native American petroglyphs in an ancient lava canyon, to a secluded off-road rider memorial, and to an active airplane wrecking yard, also the scene of the movie "Face/Off" with John Travolta and Nicolas Cage. At the end of the day, a cozy accommodation is waiting for you.

We will find the ideal terrain for you!

Any motorcyclist with some off-road experience can join this tour. During the beginning of your ride, your tour guide will evaluate your off-road riding skill level and select the ideal terrain for your group. Two up riding is not recommended! A motorcycle driver license is required due to the fact that we are starting and ending on a 5 mile stretch of highway all the rest is 100% off-road.

Highlights:    Airplane wrecking yard, dry lakebeds, living ghost town, movie backdrops, 20 mule team borax trail, rider memorial, petroglyphs, Joshua trees, unforgettable scenery.

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2 days
211 miles
3-4 (see skill level)
Limited and unlimited use off-road
riding areas connected by dirt roads
4-10 riders
Cottage style


Day 1: Wrightwood - Randsburg 180-250 miles
Day 2: Randsburg - Wrightwood 180-250 miles

Note: We reserve the right to change the route based on weather and permit conditions.     

Booking Requirements

- Rider's age, minimum 21 years
- Dirt riding experience
- Valid motorcycle endorsed drivers license, category A (non-restrictive)
- Valid ID, or any required document to travel this country (passport, visa, etc)
- Helmets required


Rider Passenger
Honda CRF 230F, KTM EXC 450,
Suzuki DRZ 400:
US $1,573 --

Single room supplement:

US $90


All prices are based on a minimum of 4 riders per group. 

Included Services

- Experienced tour guide on motorcycle, with GPS and satellite phone
- Rental motorcycle with mandatory insurance
- Gasoline
- Support vehicle for luggage transport and service
- Technical support
- General route and area information
- Daily briefing, with daily route print-out
- Snacks, water, & refreshments
- 1x breakfasts
- 1x dinners, including non-alcoholic beverages
- 1x accommodations, double occupancy (if share is not available,
  the single supplement will apply)
- Preparation fee & booking fee
- Taxes

Not included

All services not specified in the "included services" section, such as airfare.

Optional Services

Airport shuttle from Ontario International Airport (ONT) to Wrightwood:

US $160/shuttle
Off-road gear (helmets, goggles, boots, knee guards, elbow protectors, chest deflector, jersey, pants, dirt gloves):

US $60/set
New tire upgrade:
US $150/bike (+ sales tax)
Optional Crash Damage Waiver (limits client responsibility to $150 in the event of damage):

US $35/day, per rider
Pre-tour accommodations in Wrightwood:
US $90 double occupancy / US $180 single occupancy (+sales tax)
Exclusive Guide Service:
(reserves the tour guide for your group only, minimum group size required)
US $300/day, per group

Payment Requirements

- 25% pre-payment required for reservation
- Balance due 6 weeks prior to tour start
- With valid credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover), or with PayPal
- Security deposit: US $1000/bike (with CDW: US $500/bike); cash or valid credit card

Tour Dates

Aug 20 – 21, 2016
Sep 12 – 13, 2016
Oct 8 – 9, 2016
Nov 21 – 22, 2016
Dec 16 – 17, 2016

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complete our online reservation form.

ONTAD01-ONTTT / 2015/11