Rockies, Black Hills & Badlands

South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado via Yellowstone National Park and Sturgis: The cowboy states of the West are home to breathtaking natural wonders - with incredible routes made for motorcycles.

Pricing

Price
per rider in shared twin/double room €6,985.00 $7,770.52 ?
per pillion passenger in shared twin/double room €5,095.00 $5,667.97 ?
per person single room (surcharge) €8,155.00 $9,072.09 ?

Features

Features
Scheduled flight in economy class (transfer connection) from/to Frankfurt to Rapid City
all European and American aviation security charges
Kerosene surcharges Status 08/2018
Air transport levy for flights ex Germany
German-speaking tour guide from/to Rapid City
Transfers airport - hotel - airport
Welcome Drink
Transfers Hotel - Rental Station - Hotel
Escort vehicle (driven by the travel companion) for luggage transport
14 overnight stays (hotels/motel)
13 days motorcycle rental for the indicated period including all taxes and fees
EVIP-ZERO Insurance
VIP insurance
TOP PROTECTION: Excess 0,00 EUR (In case of damage you have no excess. The excess in case of theft is a maximum of 5000 US $ on site and must be paid by the customer in case of damage (theft). At the end of the tour the damage will be filed and after the inspection the SB costs will be reimbursed by our German insurer. Please note: in order to avoid much higher costs, in case of theft you will have to present the motorcycle key and a police report at the rental station).
TOP PROTECTION: 2 million Euro additional liability insurance
TOP PROTECTION : Puncture protection (Our puncture protection includes the tire repair/working time to 100%. Possible salvage/towing costs are covered up to a maximum of USD 100. Such costs beyond that are to be borne by you yourself :-)
Saddlebags and locks
DOT-approved rental half-shell helmets for rider and passenger
Maps and information per room
Luggage transfer during the tour 1 piece of luggage of 23 kg each plus a small hand luggage (we would like to ask you to refrain from using hard-shell suitcases, because they cause problems during transport in the support vehicle)
Drinks service during the days of the journey (chilled drinks at cost price)
Link to the free download of the tour pictures/videos as a reminder
Not included features
Expenditure for personal needs
Travel cancellation costs, foreign health insurance
Gasoline
Entrance fees for the attractions or national or state parks
Costs for optional excursions
Tips
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Additionally bookable lines:
Flight surcharge ex Germany from 100 EUR.
Flight surcharge ex Austria/Switzerland from EUR 200.
Prices for other departure points on request.
Surcharge for Rail & Fly in 1st class EUR 170 per person
Surcharge for Rail & Fly in 2nd class EUR 85 per person
On request, the motorcycle model warranty can be booked for an additional charge (100 EUR).

More details

More details
Duration: 16 days
Number of participants: from 12 to 16 pesons (including socials)
Total distance: 3555 km
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- Our machines -
Motorcycles at our partner EagleRider® - the vehicles at a glance sorted by class:
GRAND TOURING CLASS:
Harley-Davidson® Electra Glide® Ultra
Harley-Davidson® Street Glide® Grand Touring
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TOURING CLASS:
Harley-Davidson® Street Glide
Harley-Davidson® Road Glide®
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CLASSIC CLASS:
Harley-Davidson® Road King®
Harley-Davidson® Heritage Softail®
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STREET CLASS:
Harley-Davidson® Dyna Low Rider®
Harley-Davidson® Sportster® 1200 (Iron)
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TRIKE CLASS:
Harley-Davidson®TRI-Glide® Ultra
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Please note: Not all types are available from all stations. Since we are not the direct service provider for motorcycles, we cannot guarantee for the "first motorcycle wish".
So that everything is clear in advance: The landlord (Eaglerider®) requires the indication of a replacement machine when booking and gives us a MOTORBIKE CLASS WARRANTY. This means that we will confirm your initial request (provided it is available on the day of booking) and, as an alternative, a guarantee within the booked/requested category.
OPTION MOTORBIKE MODEL GUARANTEE: If the desired model is available, Eaglerider® will confirm the booking for the desired model, but Eaglerider® reserves the right to give you an alternative model from this category if your desired model is not available. This can happen, for example, if your previous tenant returned the motorcycle with damage. If a certain model is very important to you, Eaglerider® guarantees this model for an extra charge of 100 EUR/one time per rental. In the unlikely event that this service does not work out on site, you will be given a motorcycle of the same category and this fee will be returned to you immediately.
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- 1/2 double room -
1/2 double rooms can be booked on request; if a 1/2 double room is already available, we will confirm your booking. If the 1/2 double room is not yet available, we will confirm a single room for you first. As soon as we receive a booking for the second half of the room, we will immediately credit you the single room supplement.
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Smaller groups on request are also possible. Ask us about it, but not only on this subject. Ask us before booking, before the start of the trip and during the tours. So far, no question has remained unanswered. By asking your questions we can also adapt to your individual needs.
An extension of several days is possible for an extra charge, here too the motto applies: questions cost nothing (there are no stupid questions, only stupid answers, but you won't get them). Ask us! We know our way around!
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We have not yet had to do so, but: if the minimum number of participants is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the trip up to four weeks before the start of the trip. Alternatively, in case the minimum number of participants is not reached: in order to avoid a tour cancellation, if it is calculable for us, the tour can possibly be carried out with only one tour guide in the accompanying vehicle.
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OUR TIP FOR 2020:
In 2020 the 80th anniversary of the Black Hills Rally will take place. We offer a special tour on the occasion of this celebration. Participants of this tour can of course extend the nights and the bikes accordingly and also be present live at the world's largest motorcycle festival. Please ask us in this regard, as we have indeed been assured of our hotel contingents, but the demand for them is quite high...
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Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.

Start and end of the journey is Rapid City, a beautiful city in the middle of the Black Hills.

Important points of the tour are the Yellowstone National Park with its vast forests, numerous mountain lakes, deep canyons, geysers, waterfalls and a particularly rich wildlife.

American bison herds, moose and much more can hardly be experienced anywhere else than on this tour.

The rugged peaks of Grand Teton National Park, Devil's Tower - a huge monolith resembling a colossal stump of stone (known from "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"). Admire incredible views from mountain tops and steep canyons of the Rocky Mountains.

Experience Western cities as if they were straight out of a John Wayne movie: Cody, with its Western duels and cowboy bars; Buffalo and of course the historic gambling town of Deadwood, where Kevin Costner's former saloon has housed a large collection of memorabilia from his films. "Dances With Wolves" was shot partly in the beautiful Black Hills.

And of course Sturgis - THE motorcycle rally of the West. In Sturgis and the Black Hills of South Dakota everything is waiting for you. All this is an experience of the real West.

In 2020 the 80th anniversary of the Black Hills Rally will take place. We offer an extra tour in this regard as well as extension possibilities after this tour to be able to be there live! Please ask us about it.

Tour schedule:

Day 1: Arrival in Rapid City, South Dakota

To fly over the Black Hills and land in Rapid City is a unique experience. That's why we have chosen this location especially for you, as Rapid City is the ideal place to start and finish this tour. In the midst of pine-covered mountains, the city offers numerous restaurants, accommodation and shopping facilities in addition to national monuments such as Mount Rushmore or the Crazy Horse National Monument. Your tour guides wait for you at the airport and drive together to your centrally located hotel. There at the welcome drink we will inform you about the course of the next day.

Day 2: Rapid City - Crazy Horse N.M. - Custer S.P. - Rapid City

After we have shaken off the jet lag, we ride to the Black Hills Harley Davidson® dealership in the late afternoon and pick up our bikes at EagleRider®. Afterwards we will take a nice ride to the Crazy Horse National Monument, a huge monument still under construction in honour of the Oglala-Lakota leader Crazy Horse. We visit the museum and enjoy the view of this monument.

Afterwards we ride via Custer through the famous Custer State Park, where among other things numerous Hollywood movies have been shot. We will ride through dream landscapes, beautiful motorbike routes and with a little luck we will see for the first time on the tour free-living bisons, elks, the cute prairie dogs and other animal species. Today we will stay overnight again in Rapid City. Tour length: approx. 150-175 Km

Day 3: Rapid City - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

The day today takes us through the Great Plains of Nebraska. Here we will get an impression of this seemingly endless prairie. Large, wide fields on which hundreds or thousands of hay bales lie. In between there are partly abandoned houses to see. Our overnight destination is the village of Scottsbluff. Tour length: approx. 315 Km

Day 4: Scottbluff - Estes Park, Colorado

On our way south we thunder through the prairie, pass the capital of Wyoming, Cheyenne and then after a break in Loveland we head straight to Estes Park, the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, whose Trail Ridge Road is America's highest paved road. Scenic viewpoints offer spectacular views of the peaks of the Rocky Mountains, which tower up to 14,000 feet. Eleven miles of the route are above the tree line and lead past mountainous tundra landscape. Founded by the Congress on January 26, 1915, the park houses all the splendor of the Rocky Mountains. We will spend the evening in Estes Park, a popular summer resort and location of the headquarters of the Rocky Mountains National Park. It's on the Big Thompson River. The urban suburb also includes the historic Stanley Hotel, which was built in neo-colonial style in 1909. Stephen King stayed here as a guest when he got the inspiration for the Overlook Hotel in the novel "The Shining". Tour length: approx. 335 Km

Day 5: Estes Park - Steamboat, Colorado

Climbing to an altitude of 12,183 feet, the Trail Ridge Road seems to leave the earth behind. The trail cuts right through the heart of the Rocky Mountain Nation Park and reaches a world of rare alpine beauty. In the distance, the peaks tower in all directions, while fragrant wildflowers cover the tundra in midsummer. Sharp-eyed observers can usually spot moose, bighorn sheep and other wildlife crossing the grazing land and cliffs. After reaching Grand Lake, a popular resort on the shores of Colorado's largest natural lake, we follow the Colorado River for part of today's route. In the evening we find ourselves in Steamboat Springs, known for its excellent powder snow during the winter months. The valley and its surroundings include a variety of geothermal hot springs. The city owes its name to the springs. Overnight stay in Steamboat Springs. Tour length: approx. 225 Km

Day 6: Steamboat - Vernal, Utah

We continue our journey to Dinosaur National Monument, located on the southeast flank of the Uinta Mountains and bordered by Colorado, Utah and the confluence of the Green River and Yampa River. The park has fossils of dinosaurs, including Allosaurus, Abydosaurus and the genus Sauropod (known for its long neck and a long, whip-like tail). Tour length: approx. 286 Km

Day 7: Vernal - Jackson, Wyoming

North of Vernal is the Flaming Gorge Recrational Area, the centerpiece of which is the 91 mile (145.6 km) Flaming Gorge Reservoir, a reservoir created in 1964 by the Flaming Gorge Dam along the Green River. The area was named Flaming Gorge in 1869 by explorer John Wesley Powell, who went down the Green River during his expeditions, because of the spectacular red cliffs that frame the river in this area. In the evening we find ourselves in Jackson, a picturesque little western town, surrounded by a beautiful scenery. It is the main destination for millions of tourists who want to visit the nearby Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park and the National Elk Refuge. A visit to Jackson is only complete when you make a stop at the Million Dollar Saloon. Tour length: approx. 455 Km

Day 8: Jackson - Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming/Montana

Passing Grand Teton National Park and the rugged mountain peaks that tower over the Jackson Hole Valley, we head to the highlight of the day, Yellowstone National Park! The oldest national park still retains its original wilderness, 97% of the 3,400 square miles of park are still undeveloped. Old Faithful is the most famous geyser in the world. There are more than 10,000 other geothermal features in Yellowstone National Park, including geysers, hot springs, mud pots and fumaroles (steam vents). Overnight in the park or in West Yellowstone. Tour length: approx. 125 - 211 Km

Day 9: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

A whole day at leisure to explore the many wonders of the park. Enjoy the extraordinary mountain wilderness with clean waters and wonderful mountain air. The wildlife in the park is of rare beauty, with grizzly bears, wolves, foxes and not to forget the freely roaming herds of bison and elk. Tour length: approx. 160-275 Km

Day 10: Yellowstone National Park - Cody, Wyoming

Today we ride on the Buffalo Bill Highway, which follows the north arm of the Shoshoni River East to Cody. Buffalo Bill, Cody's founder and namesake, called the road, "The world's greatest 50 miles." In the afternoon we will ride into Cody, a small western town. The nightly rodeo is not to be missed - in addition you get the real western feeling while watching a western shooting in front of the historic Irma Hotel. Tour length: approx. 215 Km

Day 11: Cody - Buffalo, Wyoming

The 45 mile Cloud Peak Skyway (Highway - US16), connects the town of Tensleep and the town of Buffalo and crosses the southern part of the Bighorn National Forest. It also offers a breathtaking view of often snow-covered mountain tops. The highlights are Hospital Hill, Powder Pass, Meadow Lark Lake and Tensleep Canyon. The historic town of Buffalo, with its many shops and art galleries, is idyllically situated between the gently rolling plains of the West and the towering peaks of the Big Horn Mountains. Here we will enjoy the hospitality of the old west. What you should not miss: the historic Hotel Occidental! As soon as you step through the front door of the hotel, you are truly going back to the Old West - you are standing on the floor where Butch Cassidy and Calamity Jane stood. The magnificent bar counter of the saloon is an original. Tour length: approx. 287 Km

Day 12: Buffalo - Devils Tower N.M. - Spearfish Canyon - Deadwood - Sturgis, South Dakota

On our way to the Black Hills South Dakotas we stop at Devils Tower, an extraordinary natural monument and landmark that can be seen from far away. This huge remote rock (alt. 5118 feet) was designated as the first National Monument of the United States of America in 1906. Known by the native Indians as Mateo Tipi, the rock was the subject of an old legend. While the name Devils Tower is not yet familiar, millions of people will know the outline of the rock from the movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind", where the rock tower served as a landing site for the awe-inspiring alien mothership. Another great "ride" through Spearfish Canyon leads us to the next stop, Deadwood. This historic town, hidden in a pine-covered mountain gorge, is not far from the place where Kevin Costner filmed "Dancing with the Wolf". For more than a century, gold mining flourished in the ancient western town of Deadwood. Almost all attractions are related to gold, or to the heritage of the wild and tumultuous gold rush of the town. Deadwood became the third place in the nation, after the states of Nevada and Atlantic City (N.J.), with legalized gaming. The proceeds have made Deadwood's extensive historical preservation possible. More than 85 historic casinos in Deadwood offer blackjack, poker and slot machines. Playing for money is as much a part of Deadwood's history as digging for gold. In fact, the 1876 Gold Rush began in Deadwood's legendary saloons, where dancers and notorious players such as Poker Alice and Wild Bill Hickok performed. Our destination today is the legendary Sturgis. Here we will experience live the preparations of this small town for the huge rush to the world's most famous motorcycle rally. The ghosts of the Bikeweek cast their shadows far ahead and can be felt joyfully everywhere. Tour length: approx. 383 Km

Day 13: Sturgis - Badlands N.P. - Rapid City

Today we ride to the famous Badlands National Park. The park is located in the southwest of South Dakota. Originally the Badlands were designated as a National Monument, but then in 1978 they were declared a National Park. In 1976 the area was nearly twice as large and included the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. In 1991, the area became world-famous because some of the locations of the film "Dancing with the Wolf" with Kevin Costner are located in this area. The "bad lands" - a name originally given to this area by the prairie Indians because of the rugged nature of the land - is a grassy plain on a 200 foot high plateau that has been rutted by erosion. With deep indented dry valleys and bizarre rock formations (pinnacles, towers, elevations, tabular hills) in multi-coloured layers (numerous fossils) consisting mainly of solidified clay, sand, slate and volcanic ash. The National Park includes the most rugged and rugged part of the "Badlands", and the Badlands Loop Road runs through the heart of the park. Overnight stay in Rapid City. Tour length: approx. 298 Km

Day 14: Rapid City - Mount Rushmore N.M. - Rapid City

Today's final ride takes us along the "Iron Mountain Road", one of the most beautiful motorcycle routes in the region, to Mount Rushmore N.M. and admire one of the most famous and popular sights of the United States. The approximately 18-meter-high portraits of the four presidents (George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Linkoln) were blasted and carved into the granite rock over the course of 14 summers. The monument was completed in 1941. In the late afternoon we bring our bikes back to the EagleRider® station at the local Black Hills Harley-Davidson® dealer in Rapid City and as everything is already prepared for Sturgis, we stroll through the stands, do the last shopping, eat typical American specialties and sniff the rally air which officially starts in two days. The overnight stay is for the last time in Rapid City. Tour length: approx. 135 Km

Day 15: Rapid City, return flight

Transfer to the airport and return flight home

Day 16:

Arrival in Germany

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