This California adventure ride is perfect for anyone looking to experience Riverside County in a new way. We will ride to Idyllwild and Big Bear on a dual route so you can get the chance to test your skills and abilities in a safe environment. This ride is suited for a more advanced rider.

You will need a dual sport motorcycle and protective gear for this ride. We will go through dirt paths with mountains as the backdrop and head to the heart of San Bernardino. Each ride includes two guides who are first aid certified. They will be there to lead the way and make sure everyone is safe. Our goal is to help you experience a great adventure and alleviate the need to worry about anything besides enjoying your trip.

On this Out of The Wild Ride, you’ll get to enjoy twisty asphalt roads as we head into the mountains. In Idyllwild, we will stay in a large house and have meals prepared for you. On the second and third day of the trip, we will continue our ride on paved roads with stunning views of Big Bear. Each day you’ll ride through the beach and unforgettable trials that are over 50 miles long. On our last day, we will ride along the coast of San Diego with an amazing sunset and farewell party at one of Verant’s premier locations.

Our Epic Overload ADV Motorcycle Trips


Intermediate and above



Here’s What you’ll need:

  • Motorcycle license
  • Dual sport bike
  • Riding + safety gear
  • Dual sport gear
  • Motorcycle in good condition
  • Jacket, gloves, protective boots

Here’s What’s Included: 

  • Food (all meals included)
  • Beverage
  • 2 Guides, FIRST AID Certified
  • Chase Vehicle
  • Chef
  • 2 nights accommodations at a large home in Idyllwild

Not Included:

  • Bike and fuel (Inquire about rental locations)

Day 1

  • Travel from San Diego to Romona on an off road section through Warner Springs
  • Head up to Anza Borrego on the way back via a truck trail through Lost Canyon up to Idyllwild

Day 2

  • Ride down twisty mountain roads up to San Bernardino National Forest to Big Bear Lake
  • We will cover the back side of the mountain on some adventurous dirt mountain roads and make a big loop ending back in Idyllwild

Day 3

  • Head back to San Diego and travel over Thomas mountain through Julian on Sunrise Highway alongside the border over Otay Mountain

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you only offer Adventure Motorcycle tours?

No, we also offer road rides where you can ride on some of the best twisty paved routs through dessert and mountain passes. Our Adventure tours rides are for all skill levels. We also offer a support truck only option with local knowledge of routes and terrain.

How many miles should I expect to ride each day?

Between 150 and 200 miles on most trips to allow you time for longer dirt sections, as well as time to see viewpoints and local attractions.

I’m new adventure rider, can I come on rides?

Yes, our rides are designed for all levels so you can test your skills in a safe manner.

Do I need my own motorcycle?

All you need is a current motorcycle operator’s license; we can help set you up with a rental company in the area.

Where do your rides start and finish?

Most rides start and finish at our San Diego Head Quarters or our Affiliation partner’s locations.

Do you rent gear?

Yes, we have camping gear for rent. We can also offer other riding gear that you can purchase when you arrive.

Do we ride if it rains?

Yes, we ride rain or shine from one overnight stop to the next as long as the conditions are safe. Protective riding gear is essential on every tour.

What clothing and riding gear should I bring?

Proper protective equipment is required and rain gear is usually recommended. On some seasonal rides, cold weather gear will be necessary.

What documents are required?

A current motorcycle operator’s license is always required. If you choose a tour that crosses the border to Mexico, then you will need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after your tour return date. You will also need Mexican auto insurance, an FMM travel permit, and medical insurance. This is highly recommended and something we can provide. When you book your trip we will assist you in getting all these documents.

Is it possible to arrange a custom or private tour?

Yes, we specialize in private tours with custom itineraries catered to your group.

What happens if my bike breaks down?

We have a support vehicle on all rides, which are capable of assisting repairs or recovering motorcycles. Our support vehicles also provide food and cold drinks.

I have few questions that are not answered here, who can I contact?

Please call us at 1-619-455-2023 or send an e-mail to merlin@overloadadv.com The only foolish question is the one you neglected to ask. We are here to answer any and all questions you have before you depart so that your only surprises are the pleasant ones we have planned for you.

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If you are an action sports enthusiast or someone looking for your next California adventure ride, we offer the best motorcycle tours to discover San Diego and Mexico in a brand new way. Our tours will allow you to test your skills in a safe environment. We offer group tours to allow you to connect with new people or to share this amazing adventure with your friends. Join us today for the adventure of a lifetime!