Route 66 Selfdrive Tour

Travelling with the motorcycle on your own


- Prices for dates between 26.08. - 30.09.2020 per person -
per person for 2 persons in a double room with 2 motorcycles: €4,795.00 $5,334.24 ?
per person for 2 persons in a double room with 1 motorcycle: €3,235.00 $3,598.80 ?
per person for 1 person in a single room with 1 motorcycle: €5,995.00 $6,669.19 ?
- Prices for dates between 01.10. - 31.10.2020 per person -
per person for 2 persons in a double room with 2 motorcycles: €4,655.00 $5,178.49 ?
per person for 2 persons in a double room with 1 motorcycle: €3,155.00 $3,509.80 ?
per person for 1 person in a single room with 1 motorcycle: €5,855.00 $6,513.44 ?


14 overnight stays according to description incl. local taxes
Breakfast, if the hotels offer it (We would like to point out that breakfast as an inclusive service is not a matter of course in American or Canadian hotels. There are many different types of breakfast. Some hotels offer coffee and some kind of bread roll, toast or a piece of cake, maybe with some jam. If one is lucky, there is some fruit or milk products. Other hotels only offer coffee with a coffee machine in the room and nothing else. Some hotels again offer a varied breakfast. Many hotels decide in the middle of the season to create this service, to abolish it or to change it. In general, everywhere there is a possibility to buy breakfast for little money. We write "partial breakfast" in the services because we cannot guarantee which hotel will suddenly decide for or against it :-)
13 days motorcycle from EagleRider® with motorcycle class warranty (surcharge only in Grand Touring class)
Unlimited free miles
Additional liability insurance over EUR 2 million
TOP PROTECTION: EVIP-ZERO insurance (no SB in case of damage - 1000 USD SB in case of theft) - The excess in case of theft is a maximum of 1000 USD 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 refunded by our German insurer. Please note: in order to avoid much higher costs, you will have to present the motorcycle key and a police report at the rental station.
TOP PROTECTION: Takeover of the self-service in case of theft via our German insurer
TOP PROTECTION: EUR 2 million additional liability insurance
TOP PROTECTION: Puncture protection (Our puncture protection includes 100% of the tyre repair/working time. Possible salvage/towing costs are covered up to a maximum of 100 USD. Costs beyond this are to be borne by you! An additional emergency towing service insurance is included in your travel price. This means that these additional costs are not applicable for you).
TOP PROTECTION: Towing and assistance insurance
local taxes
Provisioning costs
Fees for the one-way rental of the machine(s)
US-DOT Approved half-shell helmets
Saddlebags and safety lock
Detailed roadbook with extensive information and road maps in our US BIKE TRAVEL-APP (offline use possible) for every rider - e.g. no more fuel? Battery dead? Lost your keys? No problem, the delivery is free of charge, only the costs for fuel, battery or keys have to be paid. Does the bike break down with a mechanical problem, tire failure or due to an accident? It will be picked up free of charge by a towing service and taken to the nearest garage or rental station that can deal with this problem.
Road atlas and travel guide per driver
VIP-Check In at Eaglerider
One exclusive USBT PIN per subscriber
Insurance certificate for package tours
Not included features
Transfers (Airport - Hotel - Airport)
Supplementary insurances
Motorway tolls
Parking fees
Entrance fees
Everything not listed under benefits

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Duration: 15 days
Minimum age: 21 years
- Our machines -
Motorcycles at our partner EagleRider® - the vehicles at a glance sorted by class:
These Harley-Davidson® models are best equipped for longer rides or trips lasting several days. All Touring-Class machines are equipped with very comfortable seat backs for the passenger. These American motorcycles are very well balanced and easy to ride for an experienced rider. They offer a lot of space in the saddlebags and topcase. Please note: the models in this class can be booked by the rider for an additional 15 EUR/day.
Harley-Davidson® Electra Glide® Ultra
Harley-Davidson® Street Glide® Grand Touring
These Harley-Davidson® models are also equipped for longer rides or trips lasting several days. All Touring Class machines are equipped with comfortable passenger seat backs, but without topcase and Touring seats. These American motorcycles are very well balanced and easy to ride for an experienced rider. They offer plenty of room in the saddlebags.
Harley-Davidson® Street Glide
Harley-Davidson® Road Glide®
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 are available with passenger backrest and windshield. Excellent for long rides and tours, weekend trips, day trips and city tours.
Harley-Davidson® Road King®
Harley-Davidson® Heritage Softail®
The smallest class, but still capable of delivering plenty of power. Good for drivers of all experience levels. Super eye-catcher for day trips, weekend trips, city trips or short trips in the country. For longer journeys and tours they are conditionally suitable due to the lower tank content.
Harley-Davidson® Dyna Low Rider®
Harley-Davidson® Sportster® 1200 (Iron)
Some tours can also be driven in a HARLEY DAVISDON® TRI-GLIDE® ULTRA for an additional charge (min. 100 EUR/rental day). Appropriate experience is a basic requirement. Please ask us for it.
Harley-Davidson®TRI-Glide® Ultra
With a huge equipment the Goldwing® is the luxury travel motorcycle in the alliance. The Sport-Touring class usually places the rider in an upright or slightly bent forward position, which allows for nimble action on winding roads. All bikes in this class are equipped with saddlebags, in some cases also with topcase.
Honda® Goldwing®
BMW® R1200RT®
Yamaha® Tracer 900 GT®
The machines in this class combine the performance of an on- or off-road bike with the comfort of a touring machine
BMW® R1200 GS®
Yamaha® Tenere 1200®
Option motorcycle model warranty:
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 renter 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 on site, you will get a motorcycle of the same category and this fee will be returned immediately.
Change requests:
We will gladly accept your change requests. Changes (max. 3) are possible for an extra charge of 25€ per change (plus the costs for the additional service). Exception: When booking additional nights at the beginning or end of the tour, only the costs for the extra nights will be charged.
The deposit on site is 100 USD
Half double rooms cannot be booked on the Self-Drive tours.
This tour can be booked with Harley-Davidson® as well as BMW® motorcycles (for an additional charge).
For the takeover of the machines it is absolutely necessary to present a credit card (VISA / MASTERCARD or American Express).
Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.

Would you like to experience the feeling of freedom on two wheels in the style of "Easy Rider" and ride a motorcycle across the USA on Route 66? With US BIKE TRAVEL your dream comes within reach! Besides guided tours and semi-guided tours, we also offer self-drive tours - away from the mainstream and towards (almost) unlimited freedom, worked out by bikers for bikers. Talk to us!

Departure, freedom, adventure - this is what you inevitably associate with Route 66, probably the most famous highway in the United States. Even if nowadays only parts of the former 4,000 km long route are still passable in the original, it is still one of the most popular routes for bikers.

US BIKE TRAVEL is your experienced partner for extraordinary motorcycle tours through the North American continent if you are planning guided or semi-guided tours. However, if you prefer to enjoy a motorcycle tour along Route 66 on your own, you've come to the right place - self-drive tours are also part of our program. This means that we only book the flights, the hotels and the bikes for you and provide you with your travel documents. All you have to do is sit on your motorcycle and take off.

Make Route 66 your personal Harley® tour

For your dream trip along Route 66 you will of course also need a suitable motorcycle, which will accompany you safely and comfortably through the USA. At US BIKE TRAVEL, we place great value on providing our customers with high quality equipment so that you can keep your mind free for the important things on your journey - biking through beautiful landscapes and exciting cities. What better way to do that than on a Harley-Davidson®? For your tour, we offer exclusive Harley® bikes for you to rent to make your trip even more fun. But if you prefer to ride on BMW® motorcycles, we're well-equipped for that too. Powerful BMW® machines can also be booked for an additional charge. With US BIKE TRAVEL, you're optimally prepared for spectacular Route 66 journeys.

From Chicago to L.A. - experience Route 66 on a motorcycle!

The way is the goal. This saying can be applied excellently to a journey along Route 66. Our self-drive tour with motorcycle takes you from Chicago (Illinois) to Los Angeles (California). Along the way, you'll pass through seven states with plenty to discover along the way - breathtaking scenery, ghost towns and national parks. Join us on the journey and create memories that will last a lifetime. Book now!

Are you also interested in a spectacular motorcycle tour through Canada? Here we offer you equally incomparable trips by bike. Book your dream route now with US BIKE TRAVEL and experience the impressive nature of this vast country up close and personal from the saddle of a Harley-Davidson®.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Chicago

After arrival you will drive to the hotel on your own. In Chicago you are in the largest and most exciting city on the Great Lakes. Chicago's skyline can compete with any other in the world: There is a large selection of very well rated museums, restaurants, cafes, bars and nightclubs are an allusion to the days of jazz and blues.

Day 2: Pick up the bikes, Chicago - Spiringfield (approx. 328 km)

Today is the day: You pick up the bikes and start your ultimate road trip! Parallel to the I-55, the legendary Route 66 leads all the way to the Pacific Ocean. Get a taste of the good old days with their dinners and the famous American style that still prevails. From Chicago, head south, past McLean, the old truck stop. You continue thundering through Illinois, past old mines - over the Pontiac Trail to Springfield, the capital of Illinois.

Day 3: Springfield - Rolla (about 328 km)

We now head for St. Louise, further south towards Rolla, today's overnight destination. An infinite number of small places invite you to stay on your route. You must not miss the famous Dixie Truck Stop with the "Our Lady of the Highway" statue, Litchfield and the "Paris Stop Café". Take your time to visit the Meramec Caves before continuing on to the Mississippi. Don't miss the "Chain of Rock Bridge" which will take you to Missouri, the state where the forests meet the prairie and the Mississippi connects to the Missouri. Enjoy the short drive through the gateway to the West, St. Louis. The city lies directly on the Mississippi and offers an impressive nightlife with many live music clubs. Those who like BBQ ribs will love St. Louis. We continue on to Rolla, today's destination.

Day 4: Rolla - Tulsa (about 464 km)

From Rolla, the ride passes the northern end of the Ozark Mountains, which occupy most of southern Missouri and northern Arkansas. The area is a strong reminder of the times when pioneers and woodworkers came to the area. The Ozark Mountains are not really high, but the roads are a paradise for motorcyclists. Some of the roads are very steep and offer fascinating views from time to time, lined with oak, elm, hickory and judas trees. They look fantastic in autumn when they shine in different colours. We continue through famous places like Lebanon and Conway, you can stop in Carthage to see the old courthouse. Before you enter Oklahoma, you should make a stop in Joplin! Oklahoma has more originally preserved Route 66 kilometers than any other state. Today's destination: Tulsa Oklahoma. Tulsa was once a city dominated by the oil boom, but even today it still exudes its unique charm.

Day 5: Tulsa - Clinton (about 312 km)

From Tulsa, continue west through Oklahoma to Clinton. Explore old Indian land between Tulsa and Oklahoma City. In the 1830s, the land was labeled worthless and turned into an Indian reservation. The Choctaw and Chickasaw tribes of Mississippi, the Seminole tribe of Florida, the Creek tribe of Alabama and the Cherokee tribe of Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia were settled there. So today a large number of Native Americans still live in Oklahoma. Further west, drive through El Reno over a bridge more than a mile long near Bridgeport to Oklahoma City, the heart of Route 66! Continue on to Clinton for the night.

Day 6: Clinton - Amarillo (about 288 km)

This morning you should start early to experience the "True Texas", the southernmost part of the "Great Plains" in the panhandle of Texas. It actually fulfills what you have always imagined in your imagination under the term "Texas". In the 1870s, when the natives and the buffalo had once been driven out of what was considered a dangerous and unproductive area, the Panhandle revealed its natural treasures. Helium and oil as well as good conditions for agriculture brought wealth. Amarillo seems to be cut off from Texas, but is located on one of the once busiest roads of the I-40 (formerly Route 66) just 300 miles from Albuquerque and 250 miles from Oklahoma City. The name Amarillo comes from Spanish and translates as "yellow" - the color that is characteristic of the region. Our recommendation for tonight: "The Big Texan Steakhouse".

Day 7: Amarillo - Santa Fe (about 464 km)

Today you leave Texas - let yourself be enchanted by your next destination, New Mexico. Make sure you don't miss the Cadillac Ranch before you leave Texas for good. Make a stop in the ghost town of Glen Rio, where you can have one foot in New Mexico and the other in Texas. Now you've already crossed four states and three more ahead of you. Today the trail leads through Comanche territory to Tucumcari, the largest city between Albuquerque and Amarillo. Up to the plateau to Santa Fe in central New Mexico. Santa Fe is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in the USA. Here you will spend two days. Enjoy the hotel - it is located near the historic city center.

Day 8: Extra day in Santa Fe

A day to relax - and to explore the almost 400 year old city. The architecture is typical for the southwest. Who likes can visit Taos, the route there leads through a beautiful valley. A balloon ride in the morning is spectacular. Maybe you would like to ride through the prairie as a cowboy in the saddle of a horse for a day.

Day 9: Santa Fe - Gallup (about 320 km)

Today we head south to Albuquerque, New Mexico's largest city. Albuquerque is expanding further and further into the heart of New Mexico, where the main roads run from east to west and the railway lines cross the Rio Grande. You follow the railway lines across the Rio Grande and the road westwards into the wide open country of the Navajo wilderness. Before you reach Gallup, the route passes through Grants and the Cibola National Forest. Enjoy the evening with other bikers from around the world.

Day 10: Gallup - Flagstaff (about 296 km)

In only 30 minutes this morning you will reach the Arizona border. As soon as you arrive there, the route leads through the Petrified Forest, a petrified forest exposed by erosion. West of the Petrified Forest, you will come to Holbrook and Winslow, two old Route 66 towns that were kept alive by the passing transcontinental truckers. Tonight you will stay overnight at Flagstaff, the gateway to the Grand Canyon.

Day 11: Flagstaff - Williams (about 264 km)

Today you can visit one of the most extraordinary natural wonders in the world - the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon consists of various stone deposits, cliffs, hills and valleys and is one of the world's still active geological spectacles. You will have plenty of time to follow the rim and take great pictures. Today you will spend the night in Williams, where you can take a relaxed stroll and eat something good in the historic town centre.

Day 12: Williams - Laughlin (about 304 km)

Glide over Memory Lane and follow it to Seligman, one of the longest sections of Route 66, which is still in its original state. From Seligman you can follow a circuit that leads through the Hualapai Indian territory and through dozens of smaller towns. From Seligman you stay on the route to Kingman, continue to Oatman via Oatman Highway/Route 66, which leads through canyons where gold can still be mined today. Oatman is a living ghost town. Here you can still see traces of the past shootings. Through an oasis we now go to Laughlin.

Day 13: Laughlin - Victorville (about 344 km)

Off to California, the final state and the end of the legendary Route 66, through the Mojave Desert, which provides very inspiring scenes: rolling grass tufts, volcanic formations, large Joshua Trees and some Pinyon Pines. From the desert you will quickly move on to the cooler San Gabriel Mountains until you reach Victorville, where you will stay overnight.

Day 14: Victorville - Los Angeles (return of the machine)

Today we are heading for the final destination - Los Angeles. Your journey on the legendary Route 66 is drawing to a close. The Santa Monica Pier is one of the oldest parts of LA. Wild beach parties often take place here. You can also spend the afternoon in Hollywood - with the famous Chinese Theater, Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive and much more. At the end of the tour, many stand at the pier with one laughing and one crying eye. A feeling of joy that the dream has come true and a feeling of sadness that it is over. The good thing is: after the tour is before the tour. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you again soon.

Day 15: End of the journey

Today the stay in Los Angeles ends. Please let us know if you would like to spend more nights in L.A. That way we can arrange it in advance. Hope to see you again soon!