ROUTE 66 - Itinerary -

Day

Miles/Km

Overnight

Highlights

DAY 0

Chicago

Arrive Chicago O'Hare Airport mid-day (or earlier). Rt 66 point of origin, Dinner as a group.

DAY 1

118 / 189

Bloomington IL

Pick up motorcycles 9:00 AM. Small towns, Classic Americana

DAY 2

221 / 355

St. Louis, MO

Small towns, farmland. Mississippi River crossing, Chain of Rocks Bridge, St. Louis Gateway Arch, Mississipi River Cruise, St. Louis BBQ

DAY 3

160 / 257

Lebanon, MO

Missouri Rt 66 State Park, rollling hills of rural Missouri, Meramec Caverns

DAY 4

246 / 395

Tulsa OK

Rolling hills of the Missouri Ozarks, a little corner of Kansas.

DAY 5

188 / 302

Weatherford OK

Some of the longest remaing sections of the "Old Road" Wide open spaces, prairies and ranches.

DAY 6

202 / 325

Amarillo TX

Rt 66 Museum, Clinton OK. We enter Texas, the largest state in the lower 48. Big steak tonight, hope you're hungry!

DAY 7

286 / 460

Santa Fe NM

Cadillac Ranch, the halfway point of Rt 66, Adrian TX, More open spaces, entering the Rocky Mtns. as we approach Santa Fe.

DAY 8

0

Santa Fe NM

Rest day in Santa Fe, local sightseeing in one of the oldest US cities. Optional ride to Taos NM if interested.

DAY 9

210 / 337

Gallup NM

Old Town Albuquerque, Southwest desert. Lots of Indian jewelry.

DAY 10

240 / 386

Williams AZ

Standing on the Corner in Winslow, Arizona. Painted Desert and Petrified Forest. Williams is the gateway to Grand Canyon.

DAY 10

140 / 225

Williams AZ

Grand Canyon loop ride. Optional train or helicopter excursion Ride on your own or with the group.

DAY 11

160 / 257

Needles CA

Longest unbroken section on all of Rt 66. Seligman, Peach Springs, Hackberry… the towns that time forgot. Lunch in Kingman, then through the twisties to Oatman and on to Needles CA - frequently the hottest spot in the USA.

DAY 13

207 / 333

San Bernardino, CA

California's Mojave Desert, Barstow CA, California Rt 66 Museum and a welcome swimming pool at a very unique motel!

DAY 14

115 / 185

Santa Monica CA

We'll be doing some city riding today as we travel through Greater Los Angeles and arrive at the world-famous Santa Monica Pier. Feel the surf on your feet before we turn in the bikes and head for our hotel near the airport.

DAY 15

2488 / 4004

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