Motorcycle Tour
Semi-Guided: Western Highlights

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If you want to experience the breathtaking Southwest of the USA on the saddle of a Harley Davidson®, then the "Western Highlights" tour is the right choice for you.

Pricing

per rider in double room €4,185.00 $4,655.64 ?
per pillion passenger in shared twin/double room €2,405.00 $2,675.46 ?
per rider in single room €5,195.00 $5,779.22 ?

Features

Welcome drink
Transfers from hotel to rental station and back
10 overnight stays in good hotels or motels according to the itinerary
Breakfast, if offered by the hotels (We would like to point out that breakfast is not a matter of course in American or Canadian hotels. There are many different types of breakfast. Some hotels offer coffee and a kind of bread roll, toast or a piece of cake, perhaps 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 :-)
8 days motorcycle rental from Eaglerider® for the period indicated (surcharge of 150 € per motorcycle, ONLY in Grand Touring class)
All free miles
One-way rental fees for the machines (value 325 USD per motorcycle)
VIP-ZERO insurance (value 280 EUR per motorcycle)
VIP Check in for the rental
TOP PROTECTION: Excess 0,00 EUR (In case of damage you have no excess. The excess in case of theft is a maximum of 1000 US $ on site and has to 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: EUR 2 million additional liability insurance (value EUR 200 per motorcycle)
TOP PROTECTION: Puncture protection: Our puncture protection includes 100% tire repair/working time. Possible salvage/towing costs are covered up to a maximum of 100 USD. An additional emergency towing service insurance is included in your travel price. This means that you do not have to pay these additional costs. (Value 280 EUR per motorcycle)
TOP PROTECTION: TOPSCHUTZ: Emergency assistance and emergency towing service (value 80 EUR per motorcycle)
Tour accompaniment by one of our experienced USA specialists in the support vehicle (value: priceless)
US-DOT approved half-shell rental helmets for driver and passenger/social
Escort vehicle during the entire motorcycle tour. Depending on the size of the group, an additional support vehicle can be added
US BIKE TRAVEL on site concierge for your extra wishes (value: priceless)
Luggage transfer during the tour 1 piece of luggage of 23 kg each plus a small hand baggage (We would like to ask you to refrain from using hard-shell suitcases, because they cause problems during transport in the support vehicle)
Drinks service during the days of the journey (chilled drinks at cost price)
Guide and maps per driver
Detailed roadbook with extensive information and road maps in our US BIKE TRAVEL-APP (offline use possible) for every rider
Exclusive annual edition tour t-shirt
Link to the free download of the tour pictures/videos as a reminder
Insurance certificate for package tours
Not included features
Flights
Airport transfer
Expenditure for personal needs
Travel cancellation costs, foreign health insurance
Gasoline
Entrance fees for the attractions and national, state and Navajo parks
Parking garage fees
Road/bridge fees
Costs for optional excursions
Tips
Everything not listed under benefits
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Additional bookable lines:
Flights on request (from EUR 780 per person non-stop from/to Frankfurt in Economy Class).
Seat Reservations
Airport transfers are available on request (35 € per person in San Francisco and 25 € per person in Las Vegas). Not applicable if you book the flights through us.
On request, the motorcycle model warranty can be booked for an additional charge (100 EUR).
150 € surcharge for motorcycles of the Grand Touring class.

More details

Duration: 11 days
Total distance: 2335 km
Minimum number of participants: 12 persons (including Sozias)
Maximum participants: 16 persons (including socials)
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- Our machines -
Motorcycles at our partner EagleRider® - the vehicles at a glance sorted by class:
GRAND TOURING 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 driver for an additional 15 EUR/rental day.
Harley-Davidson® Electra Glide® Ultra
Harley-Davidson® Street Glide® Grand Touring
No motorcycle model warranty possible in 2020 for this model.
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TOURING CLASS:
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®
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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 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®
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STREET CLASS:
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)
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TRIKE CLASS:
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
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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.
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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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Is a semiguided tour guided? - YES, 100%.
Is a semiguided tour not guided? - Yes, that is also correct.
A semi-guided tour is the perfect combination of a guided and a self-drive tour.
You decide whether you ride together with the guide (guided) or independently of him.
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We haven't had to do that yet, but: if the minimum number of participants is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the trip up to four weeks before the start of the trip.
Alternatively, in case the minimum number of participants is not reached: to avoid a tour cancellation, if it is calculable for us, the tour can possibly also be carried out as a self-drive tour.
Smaller groups on request are also possible. Ask us about this, but not only about this topic. Ask us before booking, before the start of the trip and during the tours. So far no question has remained unanswered. By asking us your questions we can also adapt to your individual needs.
An extension of several days is possible for an extra charge, here too the motto applies: Questions cost nothing (there are no stupid questions, only stupid answers, but you won't get them).
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Deposit: 100 USD
The deposit can only be paid by credit card
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1/2 double rooms can be booked on request; if a 1/2 double room is already available, we will confirm your booking. If the 1/2 double room is not yet available, we will confirm a single room first. As soon as we receive a booking for the second half of the room, we will immediately credit you with the single room supplement.
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For the takeover of the machines it is absolutely necessary to present a credit card (VISA / MASTERCARD or American Express).
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An honest word among bikers
With the following lines we would like to prepare you for the adventure of your life. You are either about to book one of the most beautiful types of travel, or you have already done so. The biggest difference between our holiday type and a general package tour is that you are actively involved. Riding a motorcycle is one of the most beautiful things in life. At least for us bikers. The main focus of the trip is motorcycling through unique landscapes. We have designed the programs in such a way that both driving fun and experience are available in sufficient quantity.
Team spirit and adaptation in the group are absolutely necessary, just as you need to bring a certain basic fitness and experience, so that we can reach the goal together, happy and healthy. If you have doubts about your health, fitness or experience, please contact us beforehand. We would like to achieve the optimal holiday experience for you as well.
The daily stages are on average 250 - 400 kilometres long. That sounds a lot, but cannot be compared with the same route in Europe, considering that often 80 kilometres without passing through a town and a whole day without traffic lights are on the programme. There are also traffic jams as good as never. We are rarely in the saddle for more than five hours during the whole day. We reach our daily destination between 16 - 18 o'clock, depending on the season. Depending on the weather or temperatures, we may have to get out a little earlier or reach our daily destination later. However, if we want to experience a picture book sunset with full intention, it will be a little later.
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Language: This offer is usually suitable for English and/or German speaking participants. We will gladly provide binding information upon request.
Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.

Tour start is San Francisco and tour end is Las Vegas. In between are the impressive Highway 1 along the Californian coast, the historic Route 66, the Grand Canyon National Park, Lake Powell, Zion National Park and much more that will not leave you in awe.

It does not matter at all whether you want to participate in this dream as a single or as a couple. This tour will remain an unforgettable experience for you! Guaranteed!

A semi-guided tour is basically a guided tour that leaves individual participants free to choose.

You either drive behind or in front of our experienced guide who sits in the support vehicle and guides you, or you drive the tour according to your own ideas and your luggage is automatically transported with you. In case of an emergency, however, you will have a contact person on site.

You decide whether you prefer the guided or the self-drive version.

Our service and benefits are unique!

To make sure that you are always sitting comfortably and safely in your saddle during the entire route, we provide you with individual advice. This way your bike becomes the ideal companion for your Western Highlights Tour.

If you would like to extend your stay or have other wishes, please contact us.

Tour schedule:

Day 01: Germany - San Francisco

Welcome to San Francisco. The arrival is individual. If you would like to arrive a day or two in advance so that you can explore this wonderful city at your leisure, we can help you book flights or additional nights at the hotel of your choice. In the evening, the first meeting of all participants with your tour guide will take place in the first tour hotel at the famous Fisherman's Warf for a "welcome drink" followed by a discussion about the course of the tour and lots of "San Francisco tips". Afterwards the rest of the evening is at your free disposal. Overnight stay in San Francisco...

Day 02: Motorcycle transfer - San Francisco

The morning is free for your own explorations. In the early afternoon we come together for an information meeting including tour briefing. Afterwards we take over the motorcycles and drive to Sausalito and back to our hotel. Overnight stay in San Francisco. Tour length approx. 100 Km

Day 03: Highway #1 - San Simeon

We leave San Francisco first thing in the morning. Today we have a dream journey ahead of us. Just driving down highway 280 is a pleasure. After leaving the highway in direction Monterey we pass Carmel (Clint Eastwood was mayor here) and get directly on the world famous Highway #1. The approx. 85 miles around Big Sur will force us to take several photo breaks - but also the fun in the curves will not be missed out! In the late afternoon we reach our overnight destination for today. The well-known holiday town San Simeon on the west coast. Tour length approx. 360 kilometres.

Day 04: Paso Robles - Bakersfield - Barstow

Today's route takes us through the beautiful wine region of California through Paso Robles, past eternally long almond plantations and oil well fields around Lost Hils and Wasco. We pass Bakersfield and drive through the Greenhorn Mountains towards the east, the Mojave Desert. The final destination of the day is the university town and US military base Barstow. Tour length approx. 440 kilometres.

Day 05: Amboy - Route 66 - Laughlin

Today we will experience the historic Route 66 besides boundless driving fun! The way leads us past stations like Ludlow, Amboy with its crater and the famous Route 66 stations Baghdad and Rob Roys Cafe. Here you will take the best pictures of Route 66. The day's destination is Laughlin, which lies directly on the Colorado River and we will reach it in the early afternoon. Tour length approx. 295 kilometers.

Day 06: Route 66 - Williams

This day is also completely dedicated to the old Route 66, which we cruise to Williams. On the way there we pass through Oatman, Kingman, Peach Springs, Huckberry and Seligman. In the afternoon we reach the destination of today's leg, Williams, the last place on the historic Route 66 of this tour. In the evening, the "Western Feeling" awaits us here with great bars, live music and restaurants. Tour length approx. 305 kilometres.

Day 07: Grand Canyon N.P. - Cameron - Page

The day today stands for "amazement" and discovering the world-famous Grand Canyon. If you wish, you can take a helicopter flight in the morning (optional). The road leads along the South Rim and offers all the highlights of this fascinating natural wonder. After our lunch break in Cameron or Tuba City we drive through the Painted Desert and our destination today is Page. Later in the afternoon you also have the optional option of taking a helicopter flight which lands on the famous Tower Butte and gives you a breathtaking 360 degree panoramic view over Glen Canyon, Lake Powell, Kaiparowitz Plateau, the Grand Staircase and the Vermillion Cliffs. This is an experience in a class of its own. Overnight in Page. Tour length about 305 kilometres.

Day 08: Zion National Park - Mesquite

In the morning we recommend to take the excursion with our Navajo guides into the fascinating Antelope Canyon (optional). Afterwards we visit the Horseshoe Bend (short hike with WOW effect (optional).

We cross the beautiful Zion National Park at noon before we return to Nevada on an old highway. Overnight stay in Mesquite. Tour length approx. 330 km

Day 09: Valley of Fire - Las Vegas

We leave Mesquite in southern direction and make a side trip to the "Valley of Fire Statepark", which is known from movies and commercials and also because of its Anasazi Indian petroglyphs. Along the largest artificially created reservoir in the USA, Lake Mead, we then drive back to Las Vegas. The return of the motorcycles takes place in the early afternoon. Afterwards hotel transfer. The evening is at your free disposal. Here we recommend you to visit one of the extraordinary musicals or a Las Vegas show. Overnight stay in Las Vegas. Tour length approx. 200 kilometres.

Day 10: Las Vegas

This day is at your free disposal in Las Vegas. You have the opportunity to book a tour to the Hoover Dam, to go shopping in one of the Las Vegas Premium Outlets, to visit a show, a sightseeing flight or to "shoot" a few cartridges in the Gun Garage. We always have very nice tips for you. In the evening we offer you the ultimate tour conclusion: a stretch-hummer ride on Las Vegas Boulevard followed by a visit to the famous Fremont Street, where everything started for Las Vegas on 15.05.1905. All programs on this day are optional.

Day 11: Return flight

Today is the day of farewell. Either fly back today or start with the individual extension.

Day 12: Arrival in Germany

End of the road.