Self-Drive: The Real America Explorer

Selfdrive Tour The Real America Explorer

DENVER, COLORADO - STURGIS, SOUTH DAKOTA

via YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

Pricing

Price
- PRICES: 15.06. - 31.07.2020 / per person -
2 persons / 1 double room / 2 motorcycles: from €4,595.00 $5,111.74 ?
2 persons / 1 double room / 1 motorcycle: from €3,495.00 $3,888.04 ?
1 person / 1 single room / 1 motorcycle: from €6,095.00 $6,780.43 ?
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- PRICES: 01.08. - 15.08.2020 or 17.08. - 30.09.2020 / per person -
2 persons / 1 double room / 2 motorcycles: from €4,695.00 $5,222.99 ?
2 persons / 1 double room / 1 motorcycle: from €3,595.00 $3,999.29 ?
1 person / 1 single room / 1 motorcycle: from €6,365.00 $7,080.80 ?
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- PRICES: 06.08. - 16.08.2020 / per person -
2 persons / 1 double room / 2 motorcycles: from €5,195.00 $5,779.22 ?
2 persons / 1 double room / 1 motorcycle: from €4,095.00 $4,555.52 ?
1 person / 1 single room / 1 motorcycle: from €6,865.00 $7,637.02 ?

Features

Features
14 nights 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 you are lucky, there is some fruit or dairy products. Other hotels only offer coffee with a coffee machine in the room and nothing else. Some hotels in turn offer a varied breakfast. Many hotels decide in the middle of the season to create this service, to abolish it or even to change it. In general, there is a possibility to buy breakfast for little money everywhere. 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 (additional charge of 195 € per motorcycle ONLY in Grand Touring class)
Unlimited free miles
Supplementary liability insurance over EUR 2 million
TOP PROTECTION: EVIP-ZERO Insurance (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, in case of theft you will have to present the motorcycle key and a police report at the rental station).
TOP PROTECTION: Acceptance 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 tire repair/working time. Possible salvage/towing costs are covered up to a maximum of USD 100. Costs beyond this are to be borne by yourself! 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 (e.g. no more fuel? Battery dead? Lost your keys? No problem, the delivery is free of charge, only the costs for the gasoline, the battery or the key have to be paid. Does the bike break down with a mechanical problem, puncture or due to an accident? There will be a towing service to pick you up free of charge and take you to the nearest garage or rental station that can take care of this problem).
local taxes
Provisioning costs
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
Road atlas and travel guide per rider
VIP-Check In at Eaglerider
One exclusive USBT PIN per participant
Insurance certificate for package tours
Not included features
Flights
Transfers (airport-hotel-airport)
Gasoline
Additional insurances
Motorway tolls
Parking fees
Entrance fees
Meals
personal effects
Everything that is not listed under services

More details

More details
Duration: 15 days
Number of participants: from 8 to 16 participants
Total distance: 1250 km
Minimum age: 21 years
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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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SPORT TOURING CLASS:
HONDA® GOLDWING®
BMW® R1200RT®
YAMAHA® TRACER 900 GT
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ADVENTURE TOURING CLASS:
BMW® R1200 GS®
YAMAHA® TENERE 1200®
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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".
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.
Important to know The presentation of a credit card (VISA / MASTERCARD or American Express) is mandatory for the acceptance of the machines.
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This tour can be booked with Harley-Davidson® as well as BMW® motorcycles (for an additional charge).
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Half double rooms cannot be booked on the Self-Drive tours.
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Change requests:
We will gladly accept your change requests. Changes (max. 3) are possible for an extra charge of 25 € per change (plus the cost of the additional service).
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Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.

South Dakota, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado - the cowboy states of the West are breathtaking wonders created by Mother Nature - with incredible tracks made for motorcycles. Start and end of the journey is Denver, the modern metropolis at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Starting points of the tour are Yellowstone Naional Park with its vast forests, numerous mountain lakes, deep canyons, geysers, waterfalls and a particularly rich wildlife, the rugged peaks of Grand Teton National Park, Devil's Tower - a huge monolith resembling a colossal stump of stone (known from "Sinister Encounter 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, Cheyenne, and of course the historic gambling town of Deadwood, where Kevin Costner's Saloon houses 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. The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is a life experience in a place where locals can teach you a thing or two about hospitality. A visit to the exhibitors shows that no wishes remain unfulfilled, neither with regard to their own clothing nor to the equipment of the bikes. Every year during the rally, Harley Davidson and Victory present their new models and you can try out every kind of motorcycle at the festival. It's like being a kid in a candy store again. Only better! Because in addition to motorcycles, there is atmosphere, concerts, races, shows, the annual Mayor's Ride, Michael Lichter's exhibition, the annual Worl Championship of Custom Bike Building, the Limpnickie Lot, the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and the Hall of Fame, as well as freestyle stunt riders like the Star Boyz, organized rides, some very impressive "potions" (bars), customs, legends, blue skies and warm, sunny days. In Sturgis and the Black Hills of South Dakota everything is waiting for you. All this is an experience of the real West.

PROGRAM

Day 1: Arrival in Denver, Colorado

Arrival in Denver, "the one mile high city" and the gateway to the Rocky Mountains. Transfer to the hotel on your own. As the largest city within a 1000 km radius, Denver is the best starting point for visiting the Mountain States. In Denver, we suggest you explore 16th Street and the famous Larimer Square, a restored part of Denver's oldest street, with many restaurants and pubs.

Day 2: Denver - Estes Park, Colorado

In the morning you will pick up your bike - then it's 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 is home to 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 Stanley Hotel. Once a good example of the prosperity of Edward V||'s time, the 1909 building where Stephen King stayed as a guest is the inspiration for the Overlook Hotel in the novel "The Shining". Tour length approx. 155 Km

Day 3: Estes Park - Steamboat, Colorado

Rising to a height 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 you will find yourself 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, one of which, Steamboat, gave the city its name. However, there are no steamboats in the city, but it offers two hot springs that are open to the public. The biggest is the Old Town Hot Spring, equipped with several pools and 2 slides. A few miles outside the city, in the mountains, is Strawberry Park Hot Spring, which has two pools and a natural rock as a special feature. Tour length approx. 225 Km

Day 4: Steamboat - Vernal, Utah

Today you continue your journey to Dinosaur National Monument, located on the southeast flank of the Uinta Mountains and bordered by Colorado, Utah and the tributaries 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. 280 Km.

Day 5: 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 travelled down the Green River during his expeditions, because of the spectacular red cliffs that frame the river in this area. Today's destination is Jackson, a picturesque little western town surrounded by 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 6: Jackson - Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

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. While Old Faithful, the best-known geyser, serves as a hot steam fountain of particular interest, Yellowstone Park has more than 10,000 other geothermal features including geysers, hot springs, mud pots and fumaroles (steam vents). Tour length approx. 125 - 160 Km.

Day 7: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

A whole day at leisure to explore the many wonders of the park. Tour length approx. 160 - 220 Km.

Day 8: Yellowstone National Park - Cody, Wyoming

And again the agony of choice! - From the northeastern Silver Gate of Yellowstone Park, to the beautiful Clark's Fork Valley, runs the picturesque Beartooth Highway, probably the most spectacular route in North America, dominated by the peaks of "Pilot" and "Index". This trip above the tree line takes the traveller through towering mountain eifel and past lakes created by glaciers. Or you can take the Chief Joseph Highway, which leads over the Dead Indian Hills, which branches off the Bearthooth Highway and follows the Clark's Fork River, then makes a hairpin bend, down to the Sunlight Basin and back over the Dead Indian Hills. The road follows the escape route that Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce tribe took when they were pursued by the U.S. Army. The most direct route is 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." Your destination today is the famous Cody. 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. 175 Km.

Day 9: Cody - Buffalo, Wyoming

The 45 mile Cloud Peak Skyway (Highway - US16), connects the town of Tensleep and the city of Buffalo and crosses the southern part of the Bighorn National Forest, offering breathtaking views of often snow-capped mountain tops. The highlights are Hospital Hill, Powder Pass, Meadow Lark Lake and Tensleep Canyon. Weather permitting, we take the route through Crazy Woman Canyon - this route offers the opportunity for close-up views of the beautiful rock formations framing a thunderous mountain stream. The route follows a single unpaved narrow road that is enclosed on both sides by high canyon walls and ends with a beautiful view of the Big Horn Mountains. 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 you 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. 280 Km.

Day 10: Buffalo - Rapid City, South Dakota

On the way to the Black Hills South Dakotas and - FINALLY - the Crazyness of the Sturgis Motorcycle Ralley we recommend a 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 so 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. Next stop is Deadwood, hidden in a pine-covered mountain gorge, 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. Today you can join visitors from all over the world who try their luck at the gaming tables of Deadwood's beautifully restored and historic arcades. 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 Soloons, where dancers and notorious players like Poker Alice and Wild Bill Hickok performed. A first stop in Sturgis will prepare you for the next days, packed with fun around the motorcycle, before you finish the day in Rapid City. Tour lengths approx. 420 Km

Overnight stay: (3 nights)

Day 11: Visit Sturgis and explore the Black Hills

The magic of the mountains is mesmerizing and the roads, well; there are few places on our beautiful planet that can offer this kind of motorcycling. Incredible roads such as the Needles Highway, Iron Maountain Road, the Wildlife Loop, Vanocker Canyon Road and Spearfish Canyon take you to interesting destinations - Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Custer State Park and Crazy Horse Memorial. Tour length approx. 160 Km

Day 12: Rapid City - explore Sturgis or the Badlands

Badlands National Park is located in the southwest of South Dakota. Originally the Badlands were designated as a National Monument, but in 1978 they were declared a National Park. In 1976 the area was almost 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 - a grassy plain on a 200 foot high plateau, rugged by erosion, with deep indented dry valleys and bizarre rock formations (pinnacles, towers, ridges, tabular hills) in multicolored layers (numerous fossils) consisting mainly of solidified clay, sand, slate and volcanic ash. The National Park encloses the most rugged and rugged part of the "Badlands" and the Badlands Loop Road runs through the heart of the park. Tour length approx. 120 - 180 Km

Day 13: Rapid City - Cheyenne, Wyoming

Another great "ride" which will end in Cheyenne, capital of the state of Wyoming. Tour length approx. 470 Km

Day 14: Cheyenne - Denver, Colorado

Today we are going back to Denver. Drop off the bikes and spend the night in Denver. Tour length approx. 165 - 180 Km

Day 15: Denver, return flight

and return flight home

- Program changes are reserved-