SPIRIT of DAKAR
California
Nevada

5 days – 1,000 miles

  • Difficulty 60% 60%
  • Off-road 80% 80%

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • TENERE 700 rental
  • GPS Trail Tech Voyager Pro
  • GAS
  • LODGING (6 nights)
  • DINNERS (including Welcome dinner on Sunday night)
  • SNACKS
  • TRANSPORT of BAGGAGES

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?

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

The route goes from Las Vegas, crossing Death Valley National Park in California and then following the Alabama Hills all the way up to Benton, before coming back down on a parallel road, to Las Vegas, Nevada. Within a week, you will have the opportunity to experience desert riding in and out of the National Park, as well as to get an experience of the alpine terrain of Northern California. The unparalleled sights and the diversity of riding will leave you with many stories to tell for years to come!

IS IT A TRIP FOR ME?

This winter trip is designed for intermediate riders looking for a fun ride in a Dakar Rally-like desert. While most of the ride is done on double-tracks and gravel roads, there will be a few technical sections here and there such as deep sand and rolling rocks. It will never be extremely hard but it’s a reminder that the trip is not for beginners.

Weather should be great at this time of year, but you should be prepared for cold temperatures in the morning and evening. Remember that we don’t control the climate!

Last, but not least, we will be riding the Tenere 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 expand their horizons!

Winter

45-65 degrees

Food Included

Double-Occupancy Rooms

Scenic Landscapes

Starts/ends in Las Vegas, NV

ROAD-BOOK

Map of the Trip

DAY 1 - Las Vegas to Furnace Creek


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 - Furnace Creek to Lone Pine

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 Quality Inn

Distance: 177 miles

DAY 3 - Lone Pine to Tonopah

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 - Tonopah to Beatty

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

DAY 5 - Beatty to Las Vegas

 For the last day, we offer two technical challenges before and after Pahrump: The Big Dune OHV park will let you test your skills in the sand, while the amazing double track after the town will give you a feel of what it looks like to ride the Baja 1000 race. We then reach Las Vegas where we have our last dinner together. That’s also when you receive your Finisher T-Shirt!

Lodging: Las Vegas

Distance: 196 miles

YOUR OWN ADVENTURE… WITH ALL THE SUPPORT YOU NEED

We provide all the tools:
Fully fitted Tenere 700 with bags and GPS
Van to carry your luggage so you can ride light
Support riders who know the trails, carry tools and have satellite communication.

However, you’re in charge of your adventure and you will be responsible for managing your effort and riding at a safe pace.

Dirt or pavement ? Everyday, a morning briefing will let you know all about the day’s ride, after which you can decide between riding on the dirt or opting for the pavement option.

Riding in group: We’re in the adventure together, but it doesn’t mean we have to be together at all times. We have one support rider riding ahead of the group. Remember, everybody can ride at their own pace, can stop to take pictures… We want you to feel like you’re truly on vacation!

Sharing memories: After reaching the hotel at the end of the afternoon, the riders will have dinner in a restaurant and will be sharing their adventures!

Gallery Spirit of Dakar Tenere 700

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