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Motorcycle Tour
Self - Guided: Route 66

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You would like to experience the feeling of freedom on two wheels on your own skin and to ride on a motorcycle over the Route 66 across the USA? Now your dream is within reach !

Pricing

Prices for desired dates in the period 01.08.2022 - 30.09.2022:
per person (for 2 people sharing 1 bike and 1 double room) - starting from €3,395.00 $3,776.79 ?
per person (for 2 people with 2 bikes, sharing 1 double room) - starting from €5,165.00 $5,745.85 ?
per person when booking alone, one bike, single room - starting from €6,645.00 $7,392.28 ?
Surcharge for Grand Touring class motorcycles €310.00 $344.86 ?
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Prices for desired dates in the period 01.10.2022 - 31.10.2022:
per person (for 2 people sharing 1 bike and 1 double room) - starting from €2,795.00 $3,109.32 ?
per person (for 2 people with 2 bikes, sharing 1 double room) - starting from €3,955.00 $4,399.77 ?
per person when booking alone, one bike, single room - starting from €5,295.00 $5,890.47 ?
Surcharge for Grand Touring class motorcycles €310.00 $344.86 ?
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Please note: on certain dates surcharges may have to be applied. They will be calculated upon request. Please contact us and we will inform you about the exact valid price for your date.

Included

14 nights as per description incl. local taxes
Breakfast, if the hotels offer it. (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.)
13 days motorcycle incl. motorcycle class guarantee (surcharge of 310 € per motorcycle ONLY for the Grand Touring Class)
Unlimited free miles
TOP PROTECTION: VIP Insurance
TOP PROTECTION: Deductible in the event of theft via our German insurer
TOP PROTECTION: 10 million EUR supplementary liability insurance
Local taxes
Provision costs
US-DOT approved half-shell loaner helmets
Saddlebags and safety lock
Detailed roadbook with extensive information and road maps in our specially developed TRAVEL APP (offline use possible) for every rider
Road atlas and guidebook per rider
Exclusive PIN per participant
Guarantee certificate for package tours
Not included
Flights
Transfers
Petrol
One way fee of the rental company (595 USD per motorcycle)
Supplementary insurance
Event surcharges
Motorway tolls
Parking fees
Entrance fees
Meals
Personal effects
Everything that is not specified under features

More details

Tour duration: 15 days
Total length: 3959
Minimum age: 21 years
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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.
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:
HD 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 a top case. Please note: the models of this class can be booked with an extra charge. You will find the exact amount in the inclusive services of your tour:
Harley-Davidson® Ultra Glide® Classic
Harley-Davidson® Ultra Glide® Limited
Harley-Davidson® Road Glide® Ultra
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HD STREET 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 pillion 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®
Harley-Davidson® Road King®
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HD CRUISER TOURING CLASS: The quintessential 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 windshield. Excellent for long rides and tours, weekend rides, day trips and city rides:
Harley-Davidson® Heritage Softail®
Harley-Davidson® Low Rider®
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INDIAN TOURING CLASS: The second American motorcycle brand. Long disappeared from the market, but it still has fans firmly in its grip. The Indian® motorcycles are equipped with comfortable seat backs for the pillion passenger. These American machines are very well balanced and easy to ride for an experienced rider. Excellent for long rides and tours, weekend rides, day trips and city rides. Not available everywhere. Please ask us about them beforehand. IMPORTANT: Indian® Roadmaster® and Challenger® can only be booked with a surcharge and belong in the Grand Touring Class. Indian® Chieftain® and Chief Vintage® belong in the Street Touring Class:
Indian® Chief Vintage®
Indian® Challenger®
Indian® Roadmaster®
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STREET 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. Almost all models available with pillion backrest and windscreen. Excellent for long rides and tours, weekend rides, day trips and city rides. Not available everywhere and not possible for every tour. Please ask us beforehand:
Harley-Davidson® Sportster 1200®
Indian® Scout®
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HD THREE WHEEL CLASS: Some tours can also be ridden with a HARLEY DAVISDON® TRI-GLIDE® ULTRA for an additional charge (depending on the station from 120 EUR/rental day). Appropriate experience is a prerequisite. Very limited availability of maximum 1-2 trikes per station. Not available everywhere. Please ask us beforehand:
Harley-Davidson®TRI-Glide® Ultra
Harley-Davidson® Freewheeler®
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Important to know:
A valid credit card (VISA / MASTERCARD or American Express) is required for the motorcycle pick-up. The deposit of 750 USD can only be paid by credit card.
Your additional super - tour companion: the specially developed Travel - App (In the travel documents you will find both a road atlas and a travel guide of the region. In addition, you will receive our specially developed app for your tour. It works on and offline and uses the GPS from your mobile phone to make sure that you are on the right biking route. It also has some tips and information about the place where you are. Works with all major iOs and Android phones. For copyright reasons, the password of the tour on the app will be deactivated by the manufacturer about 2 weeks after the end of the trip, but you will get enough additional material from us so you can keep your memories.)
Half double rooms cannot be booked on Self - Guided Tours.
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Insurance:
We generally recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance.
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Supplemental liability insurance:
When booking, an additional liability insurance of € 10 million is included, which insures the renter as well as additional riders registered in the rental contract against claims of third parties for property damage and personal injury.
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Motorcycle insurance:
The rental office is responsible for any damage to their own vehicle, including theft or vandalism. In order to protect the renter against any resulting claims, the rental price includes comprehensive insurance which limits the renter's liability in the event of damage to an excess of USD 2,000 or USD 3,000 in the event of theft (including damage to tyres and wheels as well as towing costs up to a maximum of USD 150). The deductible will be reimbursed by Hanse Merkur Reiseversicherung AG upon your return. The prerequisites for this are strict adherence to the terms and rules of the rental agreement, submission of a police report in the event of an accident if any other party is involved and compliance with the riding restrictions. In the event of damage, the excess will be retained by the lessor.
The following damages are not insured: Damage due to use contrary to the renter's permission, damage due to overheating/undercooling. The excess will be refunded by Hanse Merkur Reiseversicherung AG after your return! This also applies to the following damages up to the maximum amount of the deductible:
- Theft
- Damage to tyres and wheels
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Procedure in the event of damage:
Immediately report the accident to the police and file a police report if any other party is involved.
Immediately notify the rental station
Ask for a damage report drawn up and signed by the rental station upon return of the motorcycle
Request a final settlement of the claim, but this may only be drawn up after your departure.
For reimbursement of the deductible, please send the complete documents listed below to the following address:
HanseMerkur Reiseversicherung
Siegfried-Wedells-Platz 1
20354 Hamburg
- Damage and police report
- Copy of the rental agreements
- Proof of the deposit payment (receipt or credit card debit note)
- Final settlement of the claim
- Reservation number and the organizor´s travel confirmation
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However, reimbursement is excluded in the following cases:
Damage caused by disregard of the brokerage terms and rental conditions
Damage due to improper handling
Damage caused by personal negligence, motorcycle riding while being drunk or impaired consciousness due to medication or drugs
If the motorcycle key has been lost or damaged
Private items damaged in an accident, stolen from the rental motorcycle or lost
Follow-up costs, e.g. for hotels, telephone, etc.
Damage excluded from the insurance of the rental station
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Upon request:
We are happy to accept your change requests. Changes (max. 3) are possible for an extra charge of 25 € per service (plus the cost of the additional service).
On certain dates surcharges may have to be applied. They will be calculated on request. Please ask and we will inform you on the exact valid price for your date.
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Entering the USA - Important Information:
Dear guests, 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.
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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).
Get the latest info on testing evidence from CDC here: 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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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, individual states as well as some companies may have their own health and safety policies regarding masks, clearance rules, vaccination status and more.
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Information on ESTA:
German travelers still need approved ESTA to enter the country.
For travelers to the USA, 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 ESTA authorization. Authorities recommend that travelers apply for entry authorization via the ESTA website https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta at least 72 hours before departure. The ESTA fee of $21 per ESTA application. 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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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.

Description

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

For your dream trip along Route 66, you will of course need an appropriate motorcycle to accompany you safely and comfortably through the USA. We attach great importance to high-quality equipment for our customers, so that you can concentrate on the important things on your trip - biking through great landscapes and exciting cities. What better way to do that than on a Harley-Davidson®? We offer exclusive Harley® bike rentals to make your trip even more fun. However, if you prefer to ride BMW® motorcycles, we are also well equipped for this. Powerful BMW® machines can also be booked for an additional charge. With us you are optimally prepared for spectacular Route 66 trips.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Chicago

Upon 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 rivals any in the world: A wide selection of highly rated museums are available, restaurants, cafes, bars and nightclubs are a nod to the days of the jazz and blues era.

Day 2: Pick up your bikes, Chicago - Springfield (approx. 328 km)

Today it's time to pick up the bikes and start your ultimate road trip! Parallel to I-55, the legendary Route 66 leads to the Pacific Ocean. Catch a spark of the good old days with its diners and the famous American style that still prevails. From Chicago, head south past McLean, the old truck stop. You thunder on through Illinois, past old mines - over the Pontiac Trail to Springfield, the capital of Illinois.

Day 3: Springfield - Rolla (approx. 328 km)

You now head to St. Louise, continuing south towards Rolla, today's overnight destination. An infinite number of small towns invite you to stop along your route. Don't miss the famous Dixie Truck stop with the "Our Lady of the Highway" statue, Litchfield and the "Paris Stop Café". Take time to visit the Meramec Caves before continuing on to the Mississippi River. Don't miss the "Chain of Rock Bridge" as you cross into Missouri, the state where the woods meet the prairie and the Mississippi joins the Missouri. Enjoy the short ride through the gateway to the West, St. Louis. The city sits right on the Mississippi River and offers an impressive nightlife with many live music clubs. If you like BBQ ribs, you'll love St. Louis. Continue on to Rolla, today's destination.

Day 4: Rolla - Tulsa (approx. 464 km)

From Rolla, the ride takes you past the northern end of the Ozark Mountains, which occupy most of southern Missouri and northern Arkansas. The area is very reminiscent of the days when pioneers and loggers made their way into the area. The Ozark mountains are not really high, yet the roads offer a paradise for motorcyclists. Some of the roads are very steep and reveal fascinating views every now and then, lined with oaks, elms, hickories and Judas trees. They look fantastic in autumn when they glow in different colors. Continue through famous towns like Lebanon and Conway, you can then stop in Carthage to see the old courthouse. Before you enter Oklahoma, make a stop in Joplin! Oklahoma is home to more original preserved Route 66 miles than any other state. Today's destination: Tulsa Oklahoma. Tulsa was once a city dominated by the oil boom, but today it still exudes its unique charm.

Day 5: Tulsa - Clinton (approx. 312 km)

From Tulsa you ride further west through Oklahoma to Clinton. Discover old Indian land between Tulsa and Oklahoma City. In the 1830s, the land was stamped worthless and turned into an Indian reservation. The Choctaw and Chickasaw tribes of Mississippi, the Seminole of Florida, the Creek of Alabama, and the Cherokee of Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia were settled there. Thus, a large number of Native Americans still live in Oklahoma today. Continuing west, ride 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 an overnight stay.

Day 6: Clinton - Amarillo (approx. 288 km)

This morning, get an early start to experience the "True Texas", the southernmost part of the "Great Plains" in the panhandle of Texas. It truly fulfills what you have always imagined the term "Texas" to mean. Once the Native Americans and the buffalo were chased out of the area, which was considered dangerous and unproductive, the Panhandle revealed in the 1870s what natural treasures it held. Helium and oil, along with good conditions for agriculture, produced wealth. Amarillo seems cut off from Texas, but is located on what was once one of the busiest roads on I-40 (formerly Route 66) just under 300 miles from Albuquerque and 250 miles from Oklahoma City. The name Amarillo comes from Spanish and translates to "yellow" - the color that is characteristic of the region. Our recommendation for tonight: "The Big Texan Steakhouse".

Day 7: Amarillo - Santa Fe (approx. 464 km)

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

Day 8: Extra day in Santa Fe

A day to relax - and explore this nearly 400-year-old city. The architecture is typical of the Southwest. If you like, you can visit Taos, the route leads through a beautiful valley. A balloon ride in the morning is spectacular. Maybe you also feel like riding through the prairie as a cowboy in the saddle of a horse for a day.

Day 9: Santa Fe - Gallup (approx. 320 km)

Today we head south to Albuquerque, New Mexico's largest city. Albuquerque continues to expand in the heart of New Mexico, here where the main roads run east to west and the railroad lines cross the Rio Grande. You'll follow the rail lines across the Rio Grande and the road west into the wide open lands of the Navajo Wilderness. Before reaching Gallup, the route passes through Grants and the Cibola National Forest. Enjoy the evening with other bikers who come from all over the world.

Day 10: Gallup - Flagstaff (approx. 296 km)

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

Day 11: Flagstaff - Williams (approx. 264 km)

Today you can visit one of the most extraordinary natural wonders of the world - the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon consists of various rock 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 photos. Today you spend the night in Williams, here you can stroll relaxed and eat something good in the historic town center.

Day 12: Williams - Laughlin (approx. 304 km)

Glide down Memory Lane and follow it to Seligman, one of the longest sections of Route 66 still in its original state. From Seligman, you can follow a loop route that passes through Hualapai Indian territory and dozens of smaller towns. From Seligman, stay on the route to Kingman, continuing to Oatman via the Oatman Highway/Route 66, which passes 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 it now goes to Laughlin.

Day 13: Laughlin - Barstow/Victorville (approx. 298-344 km)

Off to California, the final state and end of the legendary Route 66, through the Mojave Desert, which provides very inspiring scenes: rolling tufts of grass, volcanic formations, large Joshua Trees and some pinyon pines. From the desert, we quickly head into the cooler San Gabriel Mountains to Victorville. Overnight in the Victorville/Hesperia/Barstow area.

Day 14: Barstow/Victorville - Los Angeles (approx. 195-247 km)

Today you head towards your final destination - Los Angeles. Your ride along the legendary Route 66 is coming to an end. The Santa Monica Pier is one of the oldest parts of L.A.

Wild beach parties often take place here. But 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 eye laughing and one eye crying. A feeling of joy that the dream has been fulfilled and a feeling of sadness that it's over. The good thing is: After the tour is before the tour. We are really looking forward to welcoming you back soon.

Day 15: End of the tour

This day marks the end of your stay in Los Angeles. Please let us know if you would like to spend some extra nights in LA. That way we can arrange it in advance. Hope to see you again soon!

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