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Bike trip USA route map

West & Central USA

- March 1 till June 15 2014
- 5261 km in total
- Loop trail from LA to LA
- Visited States: California, Nevada,
   Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho

Download our route here
GPX files - Coming soon

"Where are you guys riding from?"

This question we got asked a lot from curious Americans.
On this journey we left our backpack at home. Wanting to try another way of travelling,
we decided to cycle through the USA.
We never regretted it for a second.


Camping at Red Rock Canyon State Park, camping ricardo
Red rock Canyon State park

Camping Ricardo

  Red Rock Canyon, California

Mesmerizing about the beauty of our first campground. We knew we were in for a trip.

Sunrise at Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley National Park

Waking up to this view

  Death Valley NP, California

Camping at Stovepipe Wells campground, and waking up to this view. Is there any better way to start your day?

Sunset over Grand Canyon

Enjoying the sunset over Grand Canyon

  Grand Canyon NP, Arizona

We will never forget the day we arrived at the Grand Canyon. That evening the sunset was just magical.

Rim to rim hike Grand Canyon
Colorado River Grand Canyon National Park

Hiking from Rim to Rim to Rim

  Grand Canyon NP, Arizona

Make your visit to the Grand Canyon extra special, and hike down from the South rim to the Colorado river and up the North rim, and back. Camping at the bottom next to the Colorado river is just mindblowing.

Hoodoos at Bryce Canyon National Park

Experiencing the magic of the Hoodoos

  Bryce Canyon NP, Utah

We felt out of this world while walking through these magical hoodoos. Take soms time to also explore the backcountry of Bryce.

Spooky and Peek-a-Boo slot canyons in Escalante
Spooky and Peek-a-Boo slot canyons in Escalante

Exploring Slot Canyons

  Grand Staircase-Escalante NM, Utah
  Goblin Valley SP, Utah

One of the tips we got from locals: go bouldering the slot canyons. They were right! It is mesmerizing and quite the experience. Our favourites are Spooky and Peek-a-Boo in Grand Staircase-Escalante NM, and Little Wild Horse and Ding and Dang in Goblin Valley SP. But off course there are many more to choose.

Bike trip through desert landscape USA

Cycling through an utterly beautiful landscape

  Our favourites: Highway 12 Utah, Highway 1 CA

While cycling through the USA it's not only the destination, just being on the road is magical. There's a surprise on every corner waiting for you.

Camping with wilderness permit in Yosemite National Park

Wild camping

  On this photo getting snowed in at Yosemite NP

We love wild camping. In the USA it's only allowed on BLM (Bureau of Land Management) land, so whenever we had the chance we took this opportunity. In other places and especially in National Parks look for a Hike and Bike opportunity. The fees are usually lower than the fees for a typical campsite or sometimes even free. When you go hiking in National Parks you can apply for a wilderness permit, which allows you to camp anywhere you like.

Boiling geyser pool in Yellowstone National Park

Exploring geyser country

  Yellowstone NP, Wyoming

Counting down with geyser spotters for the next eruption. Cycling through a herd of bison. Getting temped to find some warmth in the Hot Springs, but finding relief in the Boiling River. There's no place like Yellowstone NP.

Road guardrail USA

See you somewhere on the road!

  Don't know where, don't know when.