Brothers and sisters:
If you're fretting about planning your next ADV ride
... finding time to do the research ... tracking down resources ... stocking up on maps, atlases and guidebooks ... posting queries ... getting the answers you need when you need them ... Ugh!
How 'bout this: Do it the easy way!
Let Backcountry Byways LLC do the work ... so you can live the dream!
Choose the option that suits you:
-- Draw on our decades of on-the-ground experience chronicling the wildland roads of the American West, and have us develop a route tailored to your requirements and interests.
-- Choose our acclaimed Heart of the West Adventure Route,
a plug-and-play, thoroughly researched and ready-to-ride route that is adaptable to just about any itinerary -- even as you ride!
Many ADV travelers discovered Heart of the West Adventure Route
through the legendary Dockingpilot's
epic ride report
on this grand non-technical travel loop,
previously titled “Forever West.”
Dockingpilot led the first riders to travel the route as it was at the time. The route has changed substantially since that first draft, and is better than ever.
And it’s now called Heart of the West Adventure Route
, which better reflects the scope of what many call the
ride of their lives.
Yet far more than the name has changed, for our research, development and revision has continued almost daily since the route's early draft
The journey is being upgraded, rerouted, revisited, corrected and revised continually -- even roughed up in places that were, well, just too darned civilized
That means it's always new!
And because it's always new, we see that H.o.W. clients always have the latest data
, even as you travel.
-- Hundreds of new waypoints that pinpoint additional campsites and campgrounds, lodgings and fuel stops.
-- Stretches of highway, paved roads and graveled county roads have been replaced with wildland two-track trails and little-traveled country backroads.
-- Private-property issues are no more, and continual on-the-ground verification keeps it up to date.
-- Supplementary tracks have been added -- and continue to be added -- to help travelers tailor their trip to their personal interests and itineraries.
One 2013 H.o.W. ride report that reflects these changes -- inmate Tragic Overlander's fast-paced tale of an international team's apparent attempt at an ADV land-speed record -- can be found here
. Just be ready for a lot of
You also can read reports by inmates DolphinJohn
, and CaseyB
As those ride reports illustrate, duly adjudicated inmates will find:
More mountain ranges
More two tracks
More of everything ADV!
In the elite world of North American ADV travel, select adventurers who are at the pinnacle of their overlanding careers and newcomers alike are asking: How can I achieve a "trip of a lifetime."
They're finding the answer here ... in a non-technical (i.e., no single-track trails) 2,800-mile, two-week odyssey through the wildlands of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah and Nevada.
Don't fret over the length; it includes options that accommodate shorter itineraries, too
We developed the route after years of research for adventure-motoring guidebooks, magazine articles, corporate and individual clients. Yet the work continues!
That's because the route evolves continually as we evaluate feedback from each season's travelers, and as we work to improve the experience for each upcoming season.
Today ... this convenient loop
is better than ever!
If you're ready, spare yourself the anxiety, cost and frustration
of doing all that research yourself -- and get that ADV vacation of a lifetime rolling the easy way.
Join the growing number of inmates who are experiencing an authentic American West adventure ...
... riders just like you
who don't want to do all that work ...
... who don't want to risk their precious vacations ...
... who refuse to pay thousands of $$$
to be led on a 20-bike forced march with ... strangers
-- yet who DO want the ride of a lifetime!
HERE'S THE DEAL:
We do the work. You live the dream!
For as little as USD$199***
, Backcountry Byways LLC licenses use of a detailed, road-tested gpx track file that has been years in the making ... plus you'll get prompt, authoritative responses to your trip-planning questions
You'll also get 24/7 access to our detailed and continually updated online memo explaining the route, the track file, unique lodging options ... and more!
Give it for graduation .
Make it your birthday wish
Make it a special surprise for Father's Day, anniversaries , Administrative Assistants Day , retirement
... and so forth.
Being self-inflic ... excuse us, self-directed
... H.o.W. is perfect for travelers who want to do their
way, while still receiving the benefits of prompt, personalized service
-- from pre-trip planning advice to advisories as you travel
about this geographically diverse
, logistically convenient
and easily adaptable
ADV route on our blog, Backcountry Byways Journal
Have a question? Just post herein!
In addition to the many outstanding photos you will see in ride reports, we’ve compiled an online Web album depicting the route
. Have a look here
Remember The Haight!
P.S. Heart of the West ADV Route can be tailored to your geographic, timing and logistical needs.
Just ask. You'll find a variety of options already built into the route. Or ... We'll customize it for you.*
If there's some other part of the Wild West you'd like to explore, or if you have particular needs or interests, again ... Just ask! We often develop custom routes to accommodate clients' unique interests, itineraries and circumstances.*
USD$199 fee for 1-2 vehicles
USD$299 for 3-4 vehicles
USD$399 for 5-7 vehicles
Additional license thereafter according to the same price scale.
Four-time Paris-to-Dakar finisher Eddy Hau of Germany (front) travels a Wyoming segment of Heart of the West ADV Route
. Heck, if he can do it ... so can you!