I live in the North where it's frozen from now till Spring, but I'd very much like to do a solo bike trip. I'm closing in on 60 and while I'm an experienced long distance tourer I'm not in the shape I was 20 years ago. I'd prefer back roads to major highways but I've also ridden my share of highway miles including long stretches of the West Coast Pacific Coast Highway.
As a Northerner (Alaska), hot desert would be a challenge but at this time of year it may be the only real option. Any recommendations regarding a two-three week tour roughly 40-60mile per day? Maybe about 750 mi total? I can easily (assuming resupplies) camp the entire time and can also afford to pull into the occasional hotel or restaurant. I'm looking for no snow and as little rain as possible. The Southwest is much more interesting to me in terms of climate and geography but I've never done any cycling there at all. Any recommendations, thoughts or comments ?