Planning a motorcycle trip is a little bit different from planning any other type of vacation. Not only are you packing lighter and making careful consideration of seasons and weather conditions, you’re building greater flexibility into your itinerary. On a motorcycle, you find a greater emphasis on the journey itself, as opposed to the destination. It’s hard to say exactly what makes a ride good, especially as preferences vary from biker to biker. Some prefer winding mountain roads, while others enjoy long stretches of farm country where a person can reach high speeds with relative safety. Across the board, however, people seem to like it best when there is light traffic, scenic views and just enough friendly places to stop for a break and a good meal. While we at Auto Europe never seem to stop finding new and intriguing roads to ride, these are some of our favorite places to begin:
“The Golden State” is a bit of a misnomer to any true lover of California. This state features golden, rolling fields flecked with ancient Spanish Oaks, it’s true, but anyone who looks will see every color on the spectrum in California, from the turquoise waves of Malibu to the coast redwoods of Big Sur. I have personally spent some of the happiest times of my life on a 1963 Harley on the Pacific Coast Highway as it stretches between eclectic and urban Santa Monica and laid back Monterey. Riders with great endurance can continue rolling all the way through to Oregon to soak in the charm and beauty of the Pacific Northwest, but another great option is to venture inland to the 395 for otherworldly high desert and Sierra views, as you make your way back to the Los Angeles area.
Soak in the beauty of New England with a motorcycle rental from Manchester, New Hampshire. It’s a great starting point for exploring the Northern Appalachian Mountains, and catching views from the summit of Mount Washington. The Ossipee Trail is a great starting point for an exciting day trip, but for a longer journey, it’s great to venture into Vermont or up coastal Rt. 1 of Maine. In either direction, there are an abundance of quaint little towns and gorgeous scenery at each turn of fresh highway.
The Appalachian countryside awaits your exploration, and renting a motorcycle in Knoxville, Tennessee is a great way to get on the road! From there, it’s an easy hour and a half ride into the Great Smokey Mountain National Park. The terrain is characterized by gentle, rolling evergreen hillsides and a network of crystalline lakes and streams. Bikers seeking a challenge should be sure to include the Deal’s Gap, a short 11-mile stretch of road with well over 300 intense curves and turns and 16 mountain peaks. This area is especially breathtaking in the fall, when the bloom of the forest leaves display magnificent colors. For a gentler long-weekend trip, it’s a lot of fun to venture further east to Virginia Beach.
Billings, Montana is an ideal city to rent a motorcycle because it is encompassed by astonishing national parks and pristine vistas, all within an easy day of riding into virtually any direction. Some of the choicest routes that any committed biker must try include the Beartooth Highway of Yellowstone and the Sun Road of Glacier National Park. The former is a 68-mile roller-coaster through rugged Rocky Mountain terrain complete with dense forests, glittering lakes and white-capped peaks. The latter is a 50-mile ascension over Logan Pass, among mind-blowing vistas and jagged hillsides. You may find yourself riding alongside proud herds of bighorn sheep or other unique fauna while you taste exhilaration on the roads of Montana.
Whichever stretch of asphalt ribbon beckons your very heart and soul; you can put freedom in front of you with a motorcycle rental through Auto Europe. You’ve been able to count on our quality rental cars at low prices for years. We are proud to extend our award-winning customer service and incredible discounts to gorgeous motorcycle rentals across the USA. We are eager to help you arrange your dream ride. You can request a motorcycle in mere minutes through our web-site, or you can call our toll-free line to speak with our travel experts today at 1-888-223-5555.