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The Beppe's Witch Project


Western U.S. bewitched me when I made this tour in 1998 ( by an oustanding Africa Twin ?? By an hardcore Harley ? By a full-fairing BMW ? Hem, you know, maybe a Suzuki custom ?!? No comment at all )
But during this trip I was very envious of the bikers I met, so now I'd like to suggest it to Micha as trip for the 123th ATic meeting !
The itinerary is on paved-roads only, but it gets you near many Off-Higways-Veicles areas, where you can have some fun.
If you are planning some off-higway travel, please check before to www.recreation.gov where it's allowed or not.


KM. TOT
Los Angeles Here we are! If you like old cars and bikes: Petersen Automotive Museum
Los Angeles
Barstow
I-10 east,
I-15 north
Trough San Bernardino mountains to the mistic Mojave Desert:
home of the Barstow-to-Vegas off-road race ! Check where off-road is allowed
215
Barstow
Laughling
I-40 east,
US-95 north,
St. 163 east
Crossing the Colorado river, get in Nevada 280
Laughlin
Kingman
St. 163 east,
St. 68 east
Do you remember Kerouac? You are on historic Route 66 ,
"the mother road" : diaries of travel on route 66
49
Kingman
Williams
I-40 east Arizona desert : Arizona higways info 175
Williams
Tusayan
St. 64 north,
I-180 north
Grand Canyon National Park 90
Tusayan
Desert view
St. 64 east Grand Canyon south rim.
Grand Canyon tours and activities
49
Desert view
Cameron
St. 64 east,
US 89 north
Coconino Plateau , Painted desert 52
Cameron
Kayenta
US 89 north,
US 160 east
Navajo indian reserve 110
Kayenta
Monument Valley
and back
US 163 north, Utah state , stop at the Visitor Center of Monument Valley National park : ask if bikes are allowed to get in, or rent a Jeep driven by Navajos. Check OHV areas 68
Kayenta
Kaibito
US 160 west,
St. 98 north
White Mesa natural bridge
You could rent a bike at Elite off-road tours in Moab
112
Kaibito
Page
St. 98 north Glen Canyon dam, Lake Powell 56
Page
Bryce canyon
US 89 north,
St. 12 east,
St. 63 south
Bryce canyon National park 244
Bryce canyon
Springdale
St. 63 north,
St. 12 west,
US 89 south,
Hgw 9
Visit the Zion National park on the Zion Scenic Drive.
Checkerboard mesa: Trail rides by horses
136
Zion
St. George
Hgw 9 west,
I-15 south
Dixie National forest .
Nevada state,
58
St. George
Las Vegas
I-15 south A shock, after the mountains and desert wilderness 194
Las Vegas
Amargosa Valley
US 95 north,
cross St. 373
Travelling along the Nellis US Air Force base.
Feel the desert, smell the desert, listen the desert.
138
Amargosa Valley
Furnace Creek
St. 373 south,
St. 190 west
Magic Death Valley , Zabriskie Point, Badwater (-86 m.on
sea-level) and a flat tire at 50c
84
Furnace Creek
Lone Pine
St. 190 west,
St. 136 north
WOW; cool down and drink a beer, after an incredible uphill,
at the small bar on the top Townes pass
155
Lone Pine
Coso Junction/
Pearsonville
US 395 south,
J 41
Do you like western movies? Many were turned at Lone pine.
Look at the great Sierra Nevada
90
Pearsonville
Johnsondale
J 41 Partially gravel road, check closely the directions: better ask. Sequoia National forest : there's an OHV area, , off-road allowed on forest trails but you need
a special licence & sparks arrestor. I could kill to drive one of the
many enduro-bikes I met!
75
Johnsondale
Alpine Village
J 41 Inyo National forest 35
Alpine Village
Porterville
J 41,
St. 190 west
California hills 46
Porterville
Tulare
St. 190 west,
St. 99 north
"Central valley", back to crowded civilization 44
Tulare
Ash Mountain
St. 63 north,
St. 198 east
Sequoia National park .
A picture of your @ ON a Sequoia trunk?
146
Ash Mountain
Grove
General's Hgw,
US 180
Kings Canyon park 75
Grove
Fresno
US 180 west
St. 41 north
Back to the Central valley 110
Fresno
Oakhurst
St. 41 north Bass lake 75
Oakhurst
Fish Camp
St. 41 north Yosemite National park 20
Fish Camp
Tuolumne
St. 41 north,
St. 120 east,
CAUTION: road is closed in winter.
Have a coffe-stop at Tuolumne
110
Tuolumne
Mono Lake
St. 120 east,
US 395 north
Across Tioga Pass (Elev. 3000 m.): a myth for mountain-bikers
and heart-attack landscape!
33
Mono Lake
Tahoe
US 395 north,
US 50 west
South Lake Tahoe city
Lake Tahoe: : wanna some off-road fun?
160
Tahoe
Kirkwood
US 50,
St. 88 east
Off-road at Kirkwood mountain bike park & multi-use trails 58
Kirkwood
Placerville
St. 88 east,
Junct. to US 50,
US 50 west
Beatiful Eldorado forest ! 124
Placerville
Icehouse Road
US 50 west,
Junct. St. 193
Rubicon Trail: off-road heaven
Anyway check the Off-higway motor recreation areas of California
13
Placerville
Sacramento
US 50 west From the "Hangtown" to the "Gold rush town": visit the Old Sacramento 67
Sacramento
San Francisco
I-80 west If you are cruising down Haigt-Ashbury, pls remember me! @
INDICATIVE KM. 3.546
100% paved roads .
Warning
Driving off-higways is allowed only in OHV recreational areas, so pls check before.
The crossing of the Sierra could be impossible in winter.

Camping

There are tons of hotels in the area; I'd like to give you some personal suggestions and also some liks where to find every kind of accomodation you are looking for.

Best Western
Kings's Inn & Suites
2930 East Andy Devine Ave.
Kingman, Arizona 86401
Tel. 1-800-750-6101 or 520-753-6101
E-mail: BWKingmanInn@route66.com
From I-40 take exit 53

Bryce Canyon Lodge,
historic lodge, re-built in 1920, full of charme
UT 84717, tel. 303/297-2757 and, in season, 435/834-5361.
With restaurant.
Closed Nov.-Mar.

Furnace Creek Inn
Death Valley, CA 92328
Tel. 760/786-2361 or 800/236-7916, fax 760/786-2514.
With restaurant, bar.

Furnace Creek Ranch.
The ranch offers less than the Furnace Creek Inn, but it is also less expensive.
Death Valley, CA 92328, tel. 760/786-2345 or 800/236-7916, fax 760/786-2514.
With 2 restaurants, pool.

Historic Camp Richardson Resort
P:O:Box 9028
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96158, tel. 530/541-1801, fax 530/541-1802
www.camprichardson.com

Hotels info from Scenic America
Best Western hotels: I really liked them !

CAMPING, B.&B.
Of course bikers love outdoor life!
Campgrounds in Usa
Campgrounds information
Lodges
Bed & Breakfast
CampNet


Sights in the area

SUGGESTED MAPS
Rand Mc. Nally co.:
CALIFORNIA, state map
ARIZONA, state map
NEVADA, state map
LOS ANGELES & VICINITY, regional map

Thomas Bros Maps co.:
SAN FRANCISCO & NORTHERN PENINSULA


WWW Links

BIKE RENTALS
Easier to rent a bike than brings here your beloved Africa Twin!
German organisation
Harley rentals
Off-road tours and rentals in California
Tours around Tahoe
Ronnie Cramer links to rentals

LINKS
Everything about out-door life
Information about dirt-biking
Get back to '50 on Route 66
National parks trails and info
US National Parks
Accomodation info in National parks
Off-road travel in Utah
Lonely Planet Guides


Pictures
Pictures are included in the text :-)