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Day 1 Depart Dublin
Air France / KLM / Delta
Outbound – Dublin – Amsterdam 08.50-11.25 AMS – Seattle 12.50-14.15
Day 2 Seattle
Day at leisure in Seattle
Day 3 Seattle, WA 0.0 mi / 0.0 km
Welcome to one of the most beatiful cities in the United States, Seattle, Washington. Enjoy a long leisurely stroll down the famed Seattle waterfront, enjoy a ferry ride on Elliot Bay, visit the Space Needle, or try your hand throwing salmon at the world famous Pike's Place Market. Tonight we will take in a great dinner at a local landmark restaurant.
Day 4 Seattle, WA to Winthrop, WA 235.0 mi / 376.0 km
Today we say goodbye to the City of Seattle and quickly make our way to some of the most beautiful back roads in the State of Washington. Highway 9 is a Northwest treasure that winds through the carnation and tulip fields as we head north towards the Mt. Baker and North Cascades National Parks. Highway 9 drops us off at the North Cascades Highway as we head east through what is quite literally some of the most stunning scenery south of the Canadian Rockies. Our stop for the night is the small western town of Winthrop, Washington where we will sit along the river sipping an ice cold drink or glass of wine and reflect on the incredible day we just shared.
Day 5 Winthrop, WA to Kamloops, BC 317.0 mi / 507.2 km
We'll enjoy our morning coffee along the river before heading north and crossing the border into the heart of Canada's wine country, Oliver, B.C. After crossing the border, we will explore roads that wind through the grape vines, and lunch along the shores of Canada's beautiful Lake Okanogan. From here we head northwest, riding through the majestic mountains rising in the distance as we make our way to our home for the night in Kamloops, B.C. where we will enjoy some Canadian hospitality.
Day 6 Kamloops, BC to Jasper, AB, Canada 292.0 mi / 467.2 km
Today we head towards Alberta, and the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Our ride will take us along the north Thompson River on the beautiful Yellowhead Highway. There is a good chance of seeing eagles, deer and moose along this stretch, as well as stopping to take in the stunning waterfalls near Clearwater. We will also enter Mt. Robson Provincial Park for a stunning view of the 5000’ Emperor Face on Mt. Robson. From here, our ride will take us to the heart of Jasper National Forest and the great mountain village of Jasper, Alberta. Jasper holds a special place in our hearts as it marks the beginning of Canada's amazing Route 93, or Icefield Highway, that runs from Jasper to the breathtaking lakeside village of Lake Louise, Alberta.
Day 7 Jasper, AB to Banff, Alberta, Canada 217.0 mi / 347.2 km
Get ready to ride a stretch of highway that the EagleRider team would definitely rank among the top ten motorcycle rides in North American. Canada's Highway 93, also known as the Banff - Jasper Highway, takes us along glacial peaks and across some of Canada's most stunning ice fields. Today promises to be one of the great riding days of your life, guaranteed! Tonight we enjoy the vibrant Rocky Mountain village of Banff, Alberta, known for friendly people, good food and great nightlife.
Day 8 Banff, AB to Waterton Lakes, Alberta, Canada 240.0 mi / 384.0 km
This trip seems to be leading our group from one incredible destination to the next, and today promises to continue with that theme. Waterton Lakes National Park is on the Canadian side of Glacier National Park, one of the most visually stunning places in North America. In Waterton we will enjoy a quiet, serene afternoon and evening on the glassy waters of a crystal clear lake. It is hard not to feel as if you are becomming a part of this place. Soak it in. This is what life is all about.
Day 9 Waterton Lakes, AB to Whitefish, MT 146.0 mi / 233.6 km
What better way to welcome our group back to the United States than with a ride through the amazing vistas of Glacier National Park. Glacier, the nations's 10th National Park, is known for its deep glacial valleys and rugged peaks. For motorcycle enthusiasts, it is simply an assault on the senses and offers some excellent riding terrain. Traffic is light in Glacier National Park, especially on the undiscovered roads that the EagleRider team travels. Our only delay as we ride through Glacier is likely to be a herd of Bighorn Sheep crossing the road to graze in a fresh mountain meadow.
Day 10 Whitefish, MT to Fairmont Hot Springs, MT 240.0 mi / 384.0 km
As we leave the stateside Glacier National Park, we turn our bikes southeast through Glacier National forest towards Bozeman Montana. We will stick to the two-lane roads, passing by lakeshores and through the cattle country that defines this area. A stop for lunch in the small, pioneering town of Ovando will give you a chance to soak explore the extensive Montana history of this area. For thousands of years Native American tribes have made this area home, and later explorations by Merriweather Lewis and mining discoveries created this town. Our day ends at the resort of Fairmont Hot Springs where we can soak in the hot water and celebrate our day.
Day 11 Fairmont Hot Springs, MT to Red Lodge, MT 322.0 mi / 515.2 km
Today we will continue to explore some of the pioneering history of Montana, stopping in the historical gold-mining towns of Virginia and Nevada cities. If you haven’t felt it before, you will definitely feel as if you’ve stepped back into time in the old West. Our ride will continue through the city of Bozeman, eventually turning off onto the small roads that climb towards the mountain town of Red Lodge. Get a good's night sleep, as tomorrow we tackle the Beartooth Highway and Chief Joseph passes!
Day 12 Red Lodge, MT to Cody, WY 114.0 mi / 182.4 km
Get ready to ride what many consider to be two of the top three motorcycle rides in North America, Chief Joseph and the Beartooth Pass. There is simply no way to put into words what lies ahead today. We will cruise at a nice easy speed, stopping often to capture awe inspiring photos of the scenery and glimpses of wild bear, deer, elk and antelope. When this day is over we will all look at one another with a big grin and wonder out loud if today was all just an amazing dream. We will stay tonight in the classic western town of Cody, Wyoming, once home to Buffalo Bill Cody. After dinner you can walk down the street to enjoy some local history or head to the local Cody Rodeo to watch cowboys on bucking broncos and bulls. It’s the Wild West!
Day 13 Cody, WY 0.0 mi / 0.0 km
Today is your day to explore nearby Yellowstone National Park, or simply kick up your boots and relax in Cody. Incorporated in 1901, Cody, Wyoming is located 52 miles from Yellowstone National Park's east entrance. Cody was founded by Colonel William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody who passed through the region in the 1870s. He was so impressed by the development possibilities of irrigation, rich soil, grand scenery, hunting, and proximity to Yellowstone National Park that he returned in the mid-1890s to start a town.Feel free to jump on your bike and explore Yellowstone on your own or with a small group. Yellowstone is one of the most amazing landscapes and wildlife habitats on the planet, and we hope you take time to really experience all the park has to offer. Cody also has many activities to offer - from white water rafting to experiencing the amazing Buffalo Bill or Cody Firearms museums.
Day 14 Cody, WY to Jackson, WY 220.0 mi / 352.0 km
We are running out of adjectives to describe this incredible region of the world. If you wnt to know what today's ride will be like all you have to do is think back to any of the past 11 days. Today is no different. We will wind our way through parts of Yellowstone National Park, stopping to experience the majesty of Old Faithful before turning south towards Grand Teton National Park. Our home tonight is nestled in one of the most famous and exclusive ski resort areas of the United States, Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Jackson is home to sprawling cattle ranches, celebrity estates and roaming herds of buffalo. Tonight we will enjoy the vibrant nightlife of Jackson Hole.
Day 15 Jackson, WY to Green River, WY 306.0 mi / 489.6 km
Our time together is drawing to a close in a few days, but the scenery along this route is just as uplifting and amazing as every day before. We will start our ride by descending through Snake River Gorge as we leave the Grand Teton National Park. We will briefly explore the gentle landscapes of Idaho and Utah as we travel though areas with names such as “Tin Cup Pass” and “Soda Springs.” Lunch is along the shore of the impossibly-turquoise Bear Lake before we cross the high desert of the Colorado Plateau, home to huge operations of oil and natural gas. So much country, so little time!
Day 16 Green River, WY to Steamboat Springs, CO 300.0 mi / 480.0 km
Steamboat Springs, Colorado has to most certainly be one of the most beautiful small mountain town in the United States and our destination for this evening. We will traverse the length of Flaming Gorge Reservoir, climb up into the aspens of the Rocky Mountain foothills, and pass through one of the great dinosaur discovery centers of America – Vernal, Utah. Tonight we stay on the ski-slopes where we can have drinks around a fire, or explore the bustling village that comes alive in the summer months with hikers, mountain bikers and people looking for a quiet place to unwind and recharge their batteries.
Day 17 Steamboat Springs, CO to Denver, CO 234.0 mi / 374.4 km
It seems like just yesterday that we were saddling up in Seattle and looking forward to our journey. Seventeen days seemed like forever, but today it feels like it went by in a flash. The ride is coming to a close, but there is good news. Today we ride through Rocky Mountain National Park. The EagleRider team can't think of a more spectacular and fitting end to a trip of this magnitude than a ride through the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Tonight we will enjoy one another's company one last time at our Farewell Dinner where we will raise our glasses to incredible journeys, lifelong memories, and, most important, the kind of friendships that can only be forged on the road.
Day 18 Denver, CO 0.0 mi / 0.0 km
Return Denver – Amsterdam 13.35-10.50 + 1 AMS – Dublin 12.00-12.40
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