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Motorcycle Tour
Self - Guided: The Good Old South

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Would you like to experience the real feeling of freedom and adventure with the fascinating history of the southern states of the USA?

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) - starting from €3,495.00 $3,888.04 ?
per person (for 2 people with 2 bikes, sharing 1 double room) - starting from €5,395.00 $6,001.71 ?
per person when booking alone, one bike, single room - starting from €6,495.00 $7,225.41 ?
Surcharge for the Grand Touring class motorcycles €240.00 $266.99 ?
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Prices for the 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 €3,155.00 $3,509.80 ?
per person (for 2 people with 2 bikes, sharing 1 double room) - starting from €4,395.00 $4,889.25 ?
per person when booking alone, one bike, single room - starting from €5,775.00 $6,424.44 ?
Surcharge for the Grand Touring class motorcycles €240.00 $266.99 ?
Eagle Top Pack 65L (optional purchase for all models without saddlebags) €145.00 $161.31 ?

Included

13 nights as per description incl. local taxes
Breakfast, if offered by the hotels (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.)
12 days motorcycle with motorcycle class guarantee (surcharge of 240 € per motorcycle ONLY for the Grand Touring Class)
Unlimited free miles
Additional liability insurance over 2 million EURO
TOP PROTECTION: EVIP-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: The deductible in case of theft through our German insurer (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: 2 million EUR supplementary liability insurance
TOP PROTECTION: Flat Tyre 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
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
VIP Check - In at the rental station
An exclusive PIN per participant
Not included
Flights
Transfers
Petrol
Supplementary insurance
Motorway tolls
Parking fees
Entrance fees
Meals
Personal costs
Everything that is not specified under features

More details

Tour duration: 14 days
Total length: 3060 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:
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 top case. Please note: the models of this class can be booked with an extra charge for the rider. You will find the exact amount in the inclusive services of your tour:
Harley-Davidson® Electra Glide® Ultra
Harley-Davidson® Street Glide® Grand Touring
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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 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®
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CLASSIC 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 at home. Almost all models available with pillion backrest and windscreen. Excellent for long rides and tours, weekend rides, day trips and city rides:
Harley-Davidson® Road King®
Harley-Davidson® Heritage Softail®
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TRIKE CLASS: Some tours can also be ridden on a HARLEY DAVIDSON® TRI-GLIDE® ULTRA for an additional charge (depending on the station from 120 EUR/rental day). Appropriate experience is a basic requirement. Very limited availability of maximum 1-2 trikes per station. Not available everywhere. Please send us your request:
Harley-Davidson®TRI-Glide® Ultra
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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.
Entry requirements: Please pay attention to the current applicable entry regulations in the USA.
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.)
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Insurance:
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 traveling to the U.S. (including minors). However, this can also be filled out online in advance of the trip, printed out and signed. The form is available in several languages (but not in German) on the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/pdf/Proof-of-COVID-19-Vaccination-For-Noncitizen-Nonimmigrants-Passenger-Disclosure-and-Attestation.pdf.
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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Further notes:
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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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Eagle Top Pack (Optional) - The best solution for all models without saddlebags or for those who are looking for a super option for their luggage transport. For 145 EUR you can buy this Top Case and can easily transport your luggage from your bike to the room.
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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

If the names Scarlet O'Hara, Huckleberry Finn, Elvis Presley, Louis Armstrong, Jack Daniels, and Martin Luther King trigger an inner longing in you and you would like to visit the capitals of blues or country music, then this is the tour for you!

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Germany - New Orleans

After you arrive at the airport in New Orleans you drive to your hotel on your own. The metropolis on the Mississippi Delta is a veritable firework of tastes, emotions, and sounds. Enjoy the atmosphere in the streets of the city as well as the influences of the most diverse cultures, which melt together into one experience in New Orleans. The flair of the famous French Quarter will inspire you.

Day 2: New Orleans - Biloxi (150 km)

From approx. 10:00 a.m. your motorcycle will be ready for pick-up at the rental station. Then your adventure begins! Your first stage takes you to Biloxi. Also called the playground of the South, Biloxi offers the perfect blend of exciting attractions and relaxation. Spend the day on white dream beaches or discover historical and culturally significant sights. In the evening, try your luck at one of the floating casinos. Tour length approx. 150 km.

Day 3: Biloxi - Montgomery (370 km)

Your stage for today is in the heart of Alabama. Montgomery was once the heart of segregation and oppression but at the same time the starting point of desegregation. Here Martin Luther King achieved his first success and also the world famous bus boycott of Rosa Parks took place. Tour length approx. 370 km.

Day 4: Montgomery - Atlanta (260 km)

Today you ride once again across the state of Alabama. Your destination for the day in Atlanta, a truly charming Southern metropolis! It is the home of Coca-Cola and the largest aquarium in the world. Tour length approx. 260 km.

Day 5: Atlanta - Asheville (320 km)

This day brings you to the natural scenery of the Appalachian Mountains. In the late afternoon, you arrive in the mountain town of Asheville in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Located on the French Broad River, this Appalachian city has a cultural and dining scene unique to the region. Tour length approx. 320 km.

Day 6: Asheville - Gatlinburg (180 km)

On your way to the state of Tennessee, you will pass the Great Smoky Mountains. These beautiful mountain formations are among the oldest in the world. Tour length approx. 180 km

Day 7: Gatlinburg - Chattanooga (230 km)

Meadows, forests, and seemingly endless mountain ranges line your stage into the depths of the fascinating southern states. Your destination for the day is Chattanooga, nestled in a valley on the banks of the Tennessee River. Tour length approx. 230 km.

Day 8: Chattanooga - Nashville (220 km)

Look forward to a highlight of your trip: Nashville, Tennessee. The world capital of country music is diverse. Almost all musical genres are at home in the streets of the city. Listen to the sounds of fantastic music - around the clock. Tour length approx. 220 km.

Day 9: Nashville - Memphis (350 km)

You continue your musical journey in the western direction. Look forward to the music metropolis par excellence! What would Memphis be without the King of Rock'n'Roll? One of the city's most iconic destinations is, of course, Graceland, the house where Elvis Presley lived for over 20 years. In the evening, make a pilgrimage to Beale Street, the birthplace of blues. The lively street is the heartbeat of Memphis. In addition to the melodic beauty of Tennessee's largest city, you'll also be immersed in a unique culinary and arts scene. Tour length approx. 350 km.

Day 10: Memphis - Natchez (480 km)

Along the mighty Mississippi and seemingly endless cotton plantations, you make your way south. In the afternoon you arrive in Natchez. Untouched by the Civil War and then lost in slumber, over 500 antebellum homes have survived here. Tour length approx. 480 km.

Day 11: Natchez - Lafayette (240 km)

Countless mansions, magnificent tree-lined avenues, and swamp landscapes accompany you into the state of Louisiana. Look forward to the Creole cuisine and music in your destination of the day, Lafayette. Tour length approx. 240 km.

Day 12: Lafayette - New Orleans (260 km)

On your way to New Orleans, you will pass through gigantic swamps, the so-called bayous. Don't miss the opportunity to take a swamp boat tour. You will learn more about these ecologically important areas in southern Louisiana. The return of the motorcycles in New Orleans at the rental station.

New Orleans is not exactly an entirely American city, but a blend of Caribbean, African, French and Spanish influences with excellent cuisine and even better music. The crowning glory of your trip! Enjoy the inimitable multicultural ease of being in the "Big Easy". Celebrate your trip in particular and common life in the French Quarter today! Tour length approx. 260 km.

Day 13: Free day in New Orleans (0 km)

The day is free for the exploration of the city.

Day 14: New Orleans - Germany

End of the tour or start of your expanded stay.

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