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Motorcycle Tour
Semi-Guided: Florida - The Sunshine State

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Have you always wanted to escape the German cold weather and cruise in Florida on the saddle of a Harley Davidson®? Then you've come to the right place.

Pricing

Prices for the date 06.11.2022 - 15.11.2022:
per rider in a shared/double room €4,695.00 $5,222.99 ?
per pillion passenger in shared twin/double room (pillion passengers cannot book without an accompanying rider) €3,495.00 $3,888.04 ?
per rider in a single room €5,595.00 $6,224.20 ?
Surcharge for the Grand Touring class motorcycles €160.00 $177.99 ?
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Prices for the date 30.10.2023 - 08.11.2023:
per rider in a shared/double room €4,795.00 $5,334.24 ?
per pillion passenger in shared twin/double room (pillion passengers cannot book without an accompanying rider) €3,595.00 $3,999.29 ?
per rider in a single room €5,695.00 $6,335.45 ?
Surcharge for the Grand Touring class motorcycles €160.00 $177.99 ?

Included

9 overnight stays in good tourist/middle class hotels depending on the itinerary
Breakfast, if offered by the hotels (A frank word on the subject of breakfast in the USA: We would like to point out that breakfast as an included service in American or Canadian hotels is not a matter of course. There are all different varieties of breakfast. Some hotels offer coffee and some kind of roll, toast or a piece of cake, plus maybe some jam. If one is lucky, there is some fruit or dairy products. Some accommodations only offer coffee with a coffee maker in the room. Other hotels offer a varied breakfast. Many hotels decide in the middle of the season to launch this service, to abolish it or even to change it. There is generally everywhere a possibility to buy breakfast for little money. We write in the services "Partial breakfast", because we can not guarantee which hotel all of a sudden decides for it or against it.)
8 days motorcycle rental with guarantee for a motorcycle in the booked class/category (on request and for an extra charge a motorcycle model guarantee can also be booked) - extra charge of 160 € per motorcycle ONLY for the Grand Touring Class models.
All free miles
VIP-ZERO Insurance
TOP PROTECTION: No deductible (Explanation for the reduction of the deductible to 0,- USD: In case of damage you have no excess. The deductible in case of theft is a maximum of 1000 US $ on site and must first be paid by the customer in case of damage (theft). After the tour, the damage will be submitted and after inspection, the costs will be reimbursed by our German insurer. Please note: in order to avoid much higher costs, you must present the motorcycle key and a police report at the rental station in the event of theft, among other things.)
TOP PROTECTION: 2 million Euro additional liability insurance
TOP PROTECTION: Flat tyre protection (Our Flat Tyre Protection includes 100% tyre repair/working time. Any recovery/towing costs are covered up to a maximum of 100 USD. Costs above this are to be paid by yourself! An additional emergency towing service coverage is included in your tour price. Therefore these additional costs are not applicable for you.)
DOT approved half shell rental helmets
Tour escort from/to Orlando during the motorcycle tour by an experienced German speaking guide in the escort vehicle
Luggage transfer during the tour - 1 piece of luggage of 23 kg per person plus a small piece of hand luggage (We would like to ask you to refrain from using hard-shell suitcases, as they can cause problems during transport in the escort vehicle)
Drinks service during riding days (chilled drinks at net cost price)
1 exclusive tour t-shirt per tour participant
Travel guide and maps
Link to the free download of the tour pictures/videos as a souvenir
30 US$ fuel voucher per motorcycle for the year 2022
Road Tolls in Florida
Not included
Flights
Airport transfers (unless you would like to book your flights through us, in which case these transfers are included)
Personal expenses
Travel cancellation costs, international health insurance
Petrol
Entrance fees for the attractions or national, state parks
Parking garage fees
Local hotel feel
Road / bridge charges
Costs for optional excursions
Tips
Everything that is not specified under services
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Additionally bookable services:
Flights (daily prices, bookable only on request).
Supplement for Rail & Fly in 2nd class - EUR 85 per person.
Surcharge 160 € per rider - for the models in the Grand Touring Class.
Surcharge 105 € per rider if you wish to book the motorcycle model guarantee. You will find the exact description of this service under the tab "Motorcycles on this tour".
On request the airport transfers (from 30 EUR per person and route). 50% discount/advantage if you book the flights through us.

More details

Duration: 10 days
Total distance: 1950 km
Minimum number of participants: 12 persons (including pillion riders). We have not yet had to do this, but: if the minimum number of participants is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the tour up to four weeks before the start of the tour. Alternatively, the tour can be carried out with only one tour guide in the escort vehicle in order to avoid a tour cancellation (if it is calculable for us).
Maximum number of participants: 18 persons (including pillion riders)
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Motorcycles on this tour:
Please note: Not all types are available at all motorcycle stations. As we are not the direct service provider for the motorcycles, we cannot guarantee for the "first motorcycle wish".
So that everything is clear in advance: Our partner requires the specification of a substitute desired machine mandatory at the time of booking and gives us a MOTORCYCLE CLASS GUARANTEE. This means that we will confirm your initial request (if available on the day of booking) and as an alternative a guarantee within the booked / requested category.
Class mix in booking is not allowed.
OPTIONAL MOTORCYCLE MODEL GUARANTEE: If the desired model is available, our partner will confirm the booking for the desired model, however, he reserves the right to offer an alternative model from the same category, if your desired model is not available. This can happen, for example, if the previous renter returned the motorcycle with damage. If choosing a specific model is very important to you, then this model will be guaranteed to you for an extra charge of 105 EUR per rental.
In the unlikely event that this service does not work out on the spot, you will get a motorcycle from the same category and the fee will immediately be returned to you.
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Motorcycles at our partner - the motorcycles in the overview sorted by classes:
GRAND TOURING CLASS: These Harley-Davidson® models are best equipped for longer rides or multi-day trips. All Touring Class machines are equipped with very comfortable seat backs for the pillion passenger. These American motorcycles are very well balanced and easy to ride for an experienced rider. They offer plenty of space in the saddlebags and top case. Please note: the models of this class can be booked with an extra charge for the rider. You will find the exact amount in the inclusive services of your tour:
Harley-Davidson® Electra Glide® Ultra
Harley-Davidson® Street Glide® Grand Touring
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TOURING CLASS: These Harley-Davidson® models are also equipped for longer rides or multi-day trips. All Touring Class machines are equipped with comfortable seat backs for the passenger, but without the top case and touring seats. These American motorcycles are very well balanced and easy to ride for an experienced rider. They offer plenty of space in the saddlebags:
Harley-Davidson® Street Glide®
Harley-Davidson® Road Glide®
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CLASSIC CLASS: The quintessence of American bikes. These models have become famous through movies and enthusiasts around the world. Very easy to ride for people who are used to a smaller machine, sport or sport-touring at home. Almost all models available with pillion backrest and windscreen. Excellent for long rides and tours, weekend rides, day trips and city rides:
Harley-Davidson® Road King®
Harley-Davidson® Heritage Softail®
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TRIKE CLASS: Some tours can also be ridden on a HARLEY DAVIDSON® TRI-GLIDE® ULTRA for an additional charge (depending on the station from 120 EUR/rental day). Appropriate experience is a basic requirement. Very limited availability of maximum 1-2 trikes per station. Not available everywhere. Please send us your request:
Harley-Davidson®TRI-Glide® Ultra
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Important to know:
A valid credit card (VISA / MASTERCARD or American Express) is required for the motorcycle pick-up. Deposit: 100 USD. The deposit can only be paid by credit card.
TOUR INFO: This is a semi-guided tour. A semi-guided tour is basically a guided tour that gives individual participants free space. You either ride behind or in front of our experienced guide who sits in the support vehicle and guides you, or you ride the tour according to your own ideas whereas your luggage is transported for you. In case of emergency you will have a contact person on site.
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An honest word among bikers:
With the next lines we would like to prepare you in the best way for the adventure of your life. You are either about to book one of the most beautiful types of travel, or you have already done so. The biggest difference between our type of holiday and a general package tour is that you are actively involved. Riding a motorcycle is one of the best things in life. At least for us bikers. The focus of the trip is motorcycling through unique landscapes. We have designed the programs in such a way that both riding fun and experience are present in sufficient quantity. Team spirit and adaptation in the group are absolutely necessary just as you need to bring a certain basic fitness and experience so that we can reach the destination together happy and healthy. If you have any doubts about your health, fitness or experience levels, please contact us beforehand. We want to achieve the best holiday experience for you too. The daily stages are on average 250 - 400 kilometers long. That sounds a lot, but it can't be compared to the same route in Europe, considering that there are often 80 kilometers without passing through a town and a whole day without traffic lights during the program. There are also hardly any traffic jams. We are rarely in the saddle for more than five hours throughout the day. We reach our daily destination between 4 - 6 p.m., depending on the season. Depending on the weather and daily temperatures, it can happen that we have to leave a little earlier or reach our daily destination later. However, if we want to experience a picture book sunset with full intention, it will be a little later.
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Insurance:
We generally recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance.
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Upon request:
1/2 double rooms can be booked upon request. If a 1/2 double room is already available, we will confirm t to you in your booking. If the 1/2 double room is not available at that very moment, then we will confirm a single room first. As soon as we have a booking for the second half of the room, we will immediately credit you the single room surcharge.
If you would like to extend your stay or have other wishes, please contact us.
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Entering the USA - Important Information:
Dear travelers, there are many questions about the entry regulations to the USA from November 8, 2021. However, we are not an authority of the USA and cannot make any binding or official statements on this subject. Please always check the current rules via the available links! Please note that here you can only find the current status of entry rules (November 2021) and that changes may occur at any time. We strongly recommend that you save the following link to the US Department of Health and Human Services (CDC), where you can always find the official and current entry requirements:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/international-travel/index.html
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Required proof of vaccination:
International travelers must present proof of full vaccination before departing for the United States.
Vaccines that are accepted are those that have been approved or licensed by the FDA, as well as vaccines that have received an Emergency Use License (EUL) from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Individuals are considered fully vaccinated if they received their last required dose of vaccine at least two weeks before the trip. This applies both to vaccines where only one vaccine dose is administered and to those that require two vaccine doses.
In Germany, a person that recovered from Corona is considered immunized if he or she received an additional dose of a vaccination of which two doses are normally needed for immunization. This combination is not recognized by the USA and one is considered not fully vaccinated or immunized. These persons are not allowed to enter the country according to the current status.
Children under 18 are exempt from mandatory vaccination. Other limited exemptions are also being applied.
Here you can get the latest info on vaccination from CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/proof-of-vaccination.html
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Required test certificate is no longer necessary:
According to AA information, airlines are required to collect the following completed entry form from all passengers (including minors) traveling to the U.S.: (https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/pdf/Proof-of-COVID-19-Vaccination-For-Noncitizen-Nonimmigrants-Passenger-Disclosure-and-Attestation.pdf). However, this can also be completed online in advance of travel, printed out and signed and carried with you. The form is available on the CDC site in several languages (but not in German).
Here you can get the latest info on testing evidence from CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html
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Contact tracking:
All passengers are required to provide pre-departure information to the airline they are traveling with for the purpose of contact tracing (name, phone number, email address, and address while in the U.S.).
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Information on ESTA:
The pre-pandemic rules for entry with ESTA have not changed. German travelers still need an approved ESTA application for entry into the USA.
For travelers entering the USA, a registration via the electronic ESTA system has been mandatory since 20.01.2010. Officials at the immigration counters can refuse entry to the USA to passengers without the ESTA authorization. It is recommended that travelers apply for the entry authorization via the ESTA website https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta at least 72 hours prior to departure. The ESTA fee amounts to $21 per application. The ESTA authorization must be applied for online no later than 72 hours prior to travel. The ESTA authorization does not constitute a visa, visa-required travelers do not need an ESTA authorization, but a visa.
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Additional notes:
All travelers (two years of age and older) are required to wear a mask over their nose and mouth in airplanes, airports, and other enclosed public areas (including transportation) when entering, leaving, or within the United States.
Upon arrival at your destination, certain states as well as some companies may have their own health and safety policies regarding masks, distance rules, vaccination status and more. Here is a link to the travel industry website with this information.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/international-travel/index.html
Page of the German Foreign Office: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/aussenpolitik/laender/usa-node/usavereinigtestaatensicherheit/201382#content_0
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Entry requirements:
Please pay attention to the changed entry regulations in the USA.
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Language: This offer is usually suitable for English and/or German speaking participants. Please enquire for language options.
Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.
Flights: round trip airport can be customized upon request.

Description

Let us guide you through the cities and nature of the most southeastern state of the USA and "infect" you with the spirit of freedom. This tour will be an unforgettable experience for you!

The highlights of this tour are Orlando, Clearwater Beach/St. Petesburg, Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Ft. Myers, the Everglades, the Keys with Key West, Miami and of course Daytona Beach.

You will never forget the impressions and experience you gain on this tour.

It doesn't matter at all if you want to participate as a single rider or as a couple - it will remain an unforgettable dream. That´s a promise.

TOUR INFO: This is a semi-guided tour. A semi-guided tour is basically a guided tour that gives individual participants free space. You either ride behind or in front of our experienced guide who sits in the support vehicle and guides you, or you ride the tour according to your own ideas whereas your luggage is transported for you. In case of emergency you will have a contact person on site.

If you would like to extend your stay or have other wishes, please contact us. Everything that is feasible, will be done.

Tour itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Orlando

The arrival takes place on the individual basis. If you have asked us to organize your flights and transfers, we will be waiting for you at the airport. Otherwise we will meet later at the hotel. In the evening, the first meeting of all participants with the tour guide takes place in the first tour hotel. After the "welcome drink" we will have a discussion about the course of the tour. The rest of the evening is at your leisure. Overnight stay in Orlando.

TIP: If you would like to arrive one or two days in advance in order to explore this wonderful city at your leisure, we can help you book flights, transfers or additional nights at the hotel of your choice.

Day 02: Orlando - Clearwater/St. Pete Beach (200 km)

Around noon the tour briefing follows and the luggage is loaded into the support vehicle. Afterwards the transfer to the rental station takes place. Unnecessary luggage can be deposited at the hotel or at the rental station. Your guides will be happy to help you with the formalities and after a short briefing you will take over your motorcycles and finally start your Harley Davidson® tour through the Sunshine State Florida. Our first stage is not long, but you can swim your feet in the Gulf of Mexico right in the afternoon. Overnight stay in the Clearwater Beach/St. Pete Beach area. Tour length: approx. 180 - 200 Km

Day 03: Clearwater/St. Pete Beach - Edison Museum - Fort Myers - Estero Island (250 km)

Today we ride south on the famous Sunshine Skyway Bridge, past Sarasota, and reach the Ft. Myers area in the afternoon. After a short photo stop at the T.A. Edison house we reach our hotel. Overnight stay in the Ft. Myers/Estero Island area. Tour length: approx. 250 km

Day 04: Fort Myers - Everglades - Alligators - Florida Keys (290 km)

Today we leave the Fort Myers area and ride first on Highway 41, which crosses the alligator country and the Everglades. We will most likely see quite a few of these impressive animals along the way. Here, you also have the opportunity to join an optional propeller boat tour through the land of floating grass. The tour then continues through Florida's vegetable and fruit orchards to our overnight stop in the Upper Keys area. With some luck, you'll catch one of those sunsets today that this region is famous for. Overnight in the Gateway to the Keys/Key Largo area. Tour length: approx. 290 km

Day 05: Florida Keys - Key West - 7 mile bridge (200 km)

Today, the ride to the remaining of the 42 bridges over the Keys is on the agenda. Our destination for today is Key West. On the way we will make a side detour on Little Deer Key to look for an endemic, very small population of deer. You will then have the entire afternoon to explore the small and historic town of Key West, with its many attractions. In the evening you can enjoy the pubs on Duval Street, such as Sloopy Joe's, which was already visited by Hemingway. Overnight stay in Key West. Tour length: approx. 160 - 200 Km

Day 06: Key West - Alabama Jacks - Miami - Fort Lauderdale (340 km)

After breakfast we ride back on Highway 1 and enjoy again the view of the turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. At Key Largo we make a stop at the famous pub of the skydiver Alabama Jack, before we continue to Miami. We pass downtown Miami and cross the Baybridge, with the best view of Miami's gigantic cruise port. We continue to Miami Beach. Here we take a spin through the Art Deco District and stop at Ocean Drive before continuing along coastal highway A1A to our destination for the day, the Venice of America, the city of Ft. Lauderdale. Overnight stay in the Fort Lauderdale area. Tour length: approx. 340 Km

Day 07: Fort Lauderdale - Palm Beach - Atlantic Coast Road - Cocoa Beach (320 km)

After breakfast we continue our tour north along the coastal road A1A and US 1. We ride along the amazingly wild coast to Jupiter and on to Port Salerno, where we can spend today's lunch break in a nice restaurant right on the water. With a little luck we will get to see Manatees, the manatees of Florida. In the afternoon we reach the Melbourne/Cocoa Beach area, where we also spend the night. Tour length: approx. 320 Km

Day 08: Cocoa Beach - Cape Canaveral - Daytona (160 km)

In the morning we make our way to Cape Canaveral. There you have the opportunity to join an optional tour of the Kennedy Space Center (advance booking required). We arrive in Daytona Beach in the late afternoon. The Boot Hill Saloon, the Bank or Froggies are the hip bars here for evening fun. Overnight stay in the Daytona Beach area. Tour length: approx. 160 Km

Day 09: Daytona Beach - Orlando (160 km)

In the morning we leave Daytona Beach and take a lot of nice Bike-Week impressions with us. On country roads and interstates we ride back to Orlando. We arrive in Orlando in the morning and drop off the bikes at the local rental station. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Use the time to do your last errands or visit Universal Studios. In Orlando, anything but boredom is the order of the day. Overnight stay in Orlando. Tour length: approx. 160 km

Day 10: Return flight to Europe or extension

If you have booked an extension program after the tour, it will take place. Depending on your departure time, you will still have time to visit one of the many parks or to do your last shopping. During the day the shuttle transfer to Orlando airport will take place, if we have booked your flights/transfers.

Day 11: Arrival in Europe

Arrival at your departure point. End of the trip.

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