About of the trip:

  • Duration: 4 days of riding

  • Total Distance: 700 miles

  • Difficulty: 5/5

  • Pavement: 30% – Gravel, Dirt: 40% – Sand, Rocks: 30%

  • Hotels: 3-4 stars


December 9-13, 2021

Southern California BDR – Guided Tour


4 days on the Southern California BDR

Take a spectacular, yet challenging 700-mile ride across the south-eastern region of California. Rugged two-track and remote dirt roads lead riders through majestic canyons, rocky riverbeds, and sandy washes of California’s famous deserts and national preserves, including a dream ride in the Mojave Preserve. Closely following the original route developed for bicyclists, the CDR stays far away from civilisation. During the day, you’re more likely to encounter wildlife or cattle than to meet another human being.
It’s truly a unique ride, with incredible diversity of terrain and scenery, and an uncomparable sense of achievement for those who finish it. This is which is why we call it the king of the rides!


Dates: December 9-13, 2021


• 25 years old
• Drivers licence with full motorcycle endorsement (US or international)
• Valid motorcycle insurance

Two options, two prices:

    • On your bike: $1,950 ($1,000 deposit + $950)
    • On a rental Tenere 700: $2,850 ($1,000 deposit + $1,850)

• Lodging, food and gas included
• 3 riders minimum, 8 riders maximum
• Ride starts in Blythe, CA and ends in Benton CA, MT
• Transport back to Blythe possible if needed
• Pre-tour package with Butler CA BDR map and souvenirs included
• Support truck for maximum comfort and minimum stress


Our Tenere 700s are fully equipped for the adventure:

Crash bars
Skid Plate
Dunlop Mission TrailMax tires
Smartphone support
GPS Voyager Pro



When picking up your Tenere 700, we’ll check with you that the bike is perfectly functioning before you sign a Rental Agreement. You’ll also be asked for a refundable retainer of $1,500 to cover eventual damage to the bike. This deposit will be refunded immediately after the end of the ride, once the bike has been returned to our headquarters and it has been assessed that no parts need to be replaced.

Legal forms
With the rental comes your responsibility as a rider. You’ll have to sign a waiver specifying that your responsability is solely engaged while riding the bike and that Moto Trails USA is not to be held responsible of your behavior in any circumstances. Last, but not least, you’ll be offered the option to subscribe a basic liability rider’s insurance for $15 a day.

Maintenance free
During the whole duration of the rental, Moto Trails USA will stay in charge of the maintenance and will pay for normal expenses such as gas, oil (guided tours only), and all parts that might need to be changed due to normal use like chain, tires, etc… Broken parts due to crashes will be changed as soon as possible and the corresponding amount deducted from the refunded deposit.

Additional information


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Single occupancy (+$300), Double Occupancy

Map of the Trip

DAY 1 - Blythe to Primm

After meeting for dinner on Sunday night, we’ll start our day early on Monday morning to enjoy the trails heading to Death Valley National Park.
On the way, we’ll stop to admire the Coliseum mine before savoring a date milkshake at China Ranch. We will then cross Badwater Basin before stopping for the night at Furnace Creek, in the heart of the Death Valley

Lodging: Furnace Creek

Distance: 210 miles

DAY 2 - Primm to Beatty

After a good breakfast in Furnace Creek, the day begins with the impressive exploration of Titus Canyon. We then ride up to the Race Track, where rocks are leaving surprising tracks on the sand. Later on, the trail leads us through the mountains before reaching the lovely town of Lone Pine.

Lodging: Lone Pine 

Distance: 177 miles

DAY 3 - Beatty to Lone Pine

alabama hills tenere 700We start super early to enjoy the colorful sunrise on the Alabama Hills. The ride continues to the historical site of Manzanar Camp before reaching the Reward mine: there, you will ride your Tenere inside the dark tunnel! The day ends with a stretch of pavement up to Tonopah, Nevada.


Lodging: Mizpah Hotel, Tonopah

Distance: 211 miles

DAY 4 - Lone Pine to Benton

The morning starts with the visit of the car cemetery of Goldfield, before heading toward the gohst town of Gold Point. After a cold drink in the saloon, we’ll ride to Beatty, NV.

Lodging: Beatty

Distance: 185 miles


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Last, but not least, we will be riding the Tenere 700 in very remote areas where search and rescue might need hours to reach us. Safety will be our top priority over performance.

Overall, the challenge is perfectly doable for any rider in good physical condition and willing to put the effort to experience what is truly the adventure of a lifetime!


  • TENERE 700 rental
  • GPS Trail Tech Voyager Pro
  • GAS
  • LODGING (4 nights)
  • TRANSFER back to Blythe (Rental car)


  • BEVERAGES in Restaurant
  • $1,500 RETAINER for renting the Tenere 700