RIDE the South California Backcountry Discovery Route between San Diego and San Francisco
Day 1 - Arrival in San Diego or San Francisco (reversed dates for Guided Groups, or rider's choice for Self-Guided)
Welcome to sunny California, and the many reasons why this land is among the most sought-after real estate in the world. With sunny skies and year-round riding weather, try to arrive early enough to get the motorcycle rental paperwork and introduction done with today. Check out how your day-pack fits, adjust handlebars and shift levers, and get ready for some fun riding ahead. Guided Group trips will have a Welcome Dinner before heading out on the CABDR tomorrow.
Day 2-10 - Riding the CABDR South
It's time to conquer the Southern California Backcountry Discovery Route! Covering such highlights as Sequoia and Sierra National Forests and their mountain ranges along the way, plan on comfortable riding durations each day between about 8am and 5pm. Comfortable. Not hurried, not on a rigid schedule that requires riding into the dark ... just the right pace to enjoy thoroughly and awake refreshed for the next day. Death Valley, historic mining towns, and a long list of great off-bike experiences await the twist of our wrists, and of course with starting and finishing cities like San Francisco and San Diego, this is the ultimate adventure ride for exploring two iconic Californian cities.
Day 11 - Crossing the Sierras, finishing in San Diego or San Francisco (per date for Guided Groups, or rider's choice for Self-Guided)
Crossing the Sierra Nevadas or southern California's desert landscape, depending on which Guided Group dates you've chosen or the dates of your Self-Guided trip, rely on seeing the best at both ends. Riders starting in San Francisco should be sure to arrive plenty early on Day 1, as their first riding day is a full one.
Day 12 - Departure Day
Leave if you must, or stay and enjoy San Francisco or San Diego. You've now completed the CABDR South, so keep eyes open for the other Backcountry Discovery Routes that we provide such services on, and come back for more!
2019+ Honda CB500x
Another recent assertion by Honda Motorcycles into the Adventure Riding world, riders seeking a compact-sized adventure bike have been raving about the CB500X. With plenty of power emanating from the parallel-twin engine, and an agile disposition, everything from paved twisties to gravel, dirt, and sand can be conquered with this fun adventuring option. Starting in 2019 with the 19" front wheel, this bike has proven itself for us in places like Patagonia, and will be a great option for riders exploring beyond.
- Wet Weight - 430lbs
- Seat Height - 32.7 inches
- Fuel Capacity - 4.6 gal
471cc Parallel Twin
Honda Africa Twin
Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports
KTM 1090 Adventure R
KTM 1290 Super Adventure R
KTM 690 Enduro R
KTM 790 Adventure
33.5/32.7 in / 851/831 mm
5.3 gal / 20 L
KTM 790 Adventure R
34.6 in / 879 mm
5.3 gal / 20 L