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Motorcycle Tour
Self-Guided: Lets Go West

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Enjoy this self - guided tour and natural wonders of Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion N. P., Yosemite N. P. and the most beautiful highlights of the West, such as Route 66 and parts of Highway No.1. You will experience glittering and dazzling cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas.

Pricing

Prices for the desired dates in the period 01.08.2022 - 30.09.2022:
per person (for 2 people sharing 1 bike and 1 double room) €3,495.00 $3,888.04 ?
per person (for 2 people with 2 bikes, sharing 1 double room) €5,385.00 $5,990.59 ?
per person when booking alone, one bike, single room €6,495.00 $7,225.41 ?
Surcharge for the Grand Touring class motorcycles €220.00 $244.74 ?
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Prices for the desired dates in the period 01.10.2022 - 15.10.2022:
per person (for 2 people sharing 1 bike and 1 double room) €2,955.00 $3,287.31 ?
per person (for 2 people with 2 bikes, sharing 1 double room) €4,565.00 $5,078.37 ?
per person when booking alone, one bike, single room €5,555.00 $6,179.70 ?
Surcharge for the Grand Touring class motorcycles €220.00 $244.74 ?

Included

12 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.)
11 days motorcycle with motorcycle class guarantee (surcharge only for the Grand Touring class)
Unlimited free miles
Additional liability insurance over EUR 2 million
TOP PROTECTION: ZERO insurance (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: takeover of the deductible in case of theft via our German insurer
TOP PROTECTION: EUR 2 million supplementary liability insurance
TOP PROTECTION: Flat Tire 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.)
TOP PROTECTION: Towing and assistance insurance (e.g. no more petrol? Battery dead? Lost your key? No problem, it will be delivered for free, only the costs for the gasoline, the battery or the key have to be paid. If the bike breaks down due to mechanical problems, puncture or due to an accident? A free towing service will pick it up and take it to the nearest garage or rental station that can take care of the problem).
Local taxes
Provisioning costs
Fees for one-way rental of the motorcycles
US-DOT Approved Half Shell Lending Helmets
Saddlebags and safety lock
Detailed roadbook with extensive information and road maps in a specially developed TRAVEL APP (offline use possible) for every rider
Road atlas and guidebook per rider
An exclusive PIN per participant
Guarantee certificate for package tours
Not included
Flights
Transfers
Petrol
Supplementary insurance
Motorway tolls
Parking fees
Entrance fees
Meals
Personal effects
Everything that is not specified under services

More details

Tour duration: 13 days
Total length: 3436 km
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 bike. 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:
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. Deposit: 100 USD. The deposit 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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Insurances:
We generally recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance.
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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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ESTA warning notices:
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.
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

Tour itinerary:

(The itinerary from San Francisco is in the opposite direction).

Day 1: Arrival in Los Angeles

Welcome to Los Angeles. Drive to your booked hotel on your own or with the hotel's own shuttle buses (subject to change). Visit Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and Venice Beach. Overnight stay in Los Angeles

Day 2: Los Angeles - Barstow (250 km)

Pick up your motorcycle at the rental station. Today it is best to ride along the Angels Crest Highway and enjoy a harness motorcycle route. Ride on Route 66 via Victorville and at the end of your today's etappe you will reach Barstow on Route 66. Daily kilometers: approx. 250 km. Overnight stay in Barstow.

Day 3: Barstow - Laughlin (300 km)

From Barstow, Interstate 140, the old Route 66, leads through the hot Mojave Desert to Laughlin. Be sure to stop at the Bagdad Cafe and Amboy with its famous Meteor Crater and the legendary Roys Cafe. Daily mileage: approximately 300 km. Overnight stay in Laughlin.

Day 4: Laughlin - Route 66 - Williams (305 km)

Continue on the legendary Route 66 into the cool mountains of Arizona. Stop in Seligman at the quaint Visitor Center and Ice Cream Shop. Today you will spend the night near the pretty, historic town of Williams with its saloons, steakhouses and lots of Route 66 sensation. Daily mileage: approx. 305 km. Overnight stay in Williams

Day 5: Williams - Grand Canyon N.P. - Page/Lake Powell (320 km)

A helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon from Tusayan will be an unforgettable event (optional). On your way to Page you will ride along the South Rim through the park. Daily kilometers: approx. 320 km. Overnight stay in Page.

Day 6: Page/Lake Powell - Bryce Canyon National Park (320 km)

Via Kanab we ride to Bryce Canyon N.P. at an altitude of approx. 2000 m. Explore the bizarre rock formations arranged to an amphitheater during a hike. Daily kilometers: approx. 245-320 km. Overnight stay in the Bryce Canyon area.

Day 7: Bryce Canyon National Park - Zion National Park - Las Vegas (436 km)

After sunrise at Sunrise Point, a ride to Zion National Park - a hiker's paradise. The day's destination is the glittering gambling city of Las Vegas. Daily mileage: approx. 436 km. 2 nights in Las Vegas.

Day 8: Experience Las Vegas

Day at leisure in Las Vegas. Stroll along the Strip or through Downtown or store at the Premium Outlet Mall.

Day 9: Las Vegas - Bakersfield (595 km)

In the months of June, July, August and mid-September riding by motorcycle in Death Valley is not allowed. We offer you an alternative route. In the other months you are allowed to ride through Death Valley. Daily mileage: approx. 460/595 km. Overnight stay in the Bakersfield area.

Day 10: Bakerfield - Sequoia N.P. - Fresno (320 km)

Today you have to start very early, because your route is beautiful and very curvy. Sequoia Park protects the last large population of sequoia trees, a gigantic tree species that can only be found here. Daily mileage: approx. 320 km. Overnight stay in the Fresno area.

Day 11: Fresno - California Coast - Monterey (390 km)

Today you will ride towards the Pacific Coast. If you are lucky, Highway 1 will be open again. Daily kilometers: approx. 390. Overnight stay in the Monterey area.

Day 12: Monterey - San Francisco (200 km)

Today you stay on the coastal road Highway No. 1 and ride via Pacifica. Daily mileage: approx. 200 km. Overnight stay in San Francisco.

Day 13: End of the round trip

The round trip ends with the return of motorcycles to the rental station.

(The itinerary from San Francisco is in the opposite direction).

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