Cruise Into Astonishing Views With These Compelling Summer Trips

Miami Beach to Key West, FL

Want to feel as if you’re skimming across the water? Take this route between two of the country’s most intriguing cities. From the glimmer of Miami to the Caribbean blue seas, this route takes you over the Seven-Mile Bridge, which makes you feel as if you’re gliding over a turquoise sea.

Cannon Beach to Florence, OR

This 150-mile motorcycle trip covers the Oregon coast and inland forest with breathtaking views of lighthouses, mountains, and oceans from U.S. Hwy 11.

Muskegon to Mackinaw City, MI

After a Bob Seger lyric put Mackinaw City on the map, scores of bikers have trekked here. Find out why. This route follows the great lake shore, providing endless lake vistas. Small resort communities also make for great stops.

Sedona, AZ to Zion National Park, UT

With long stretches of open road, a pass through scenic canyon country, and a drive by Lake Powell, this route is the hat trick of motorcycle trips.

Bay Loop from Charlestown, RI

At 174 miles, this trip is not much of a challenge, but worth the effort. Highlights include pristine beaches, fishing villages, and historic homes.

Galveston to Rockport, TX

This 221 mile trip offers beach access, wildlife preserves, and the likelihood to see deer, bobcats, and even alligators.

Blowing Rock, NC through Grandfather Mountain

With some hairpin turns, windy roads, sudden dips, and steep uphill climbs, this 120-mile trip is for more experienced riders. Old-world charm and good food at the local general stores makes this a perfect summer motorcycle trip.

Believe it or not, summer is almost over, so make your plans soon. Choose just one, and you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience.



10 Great Motorcycle Trips” USAToday, October 15, 2010

7 Great Motorcycle Rides” by Dave Nichols, AARP The Magazine, July/August 2011.

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