Motorcycle Tour
Semi-Guided: Southwest Explorer

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If you want to experience the breathtaking Southwest of the USA on the saddle of a Harley Davidson®, then the Southwest Explorer Tour is for you.

Pricing

- PRICES: 03.10. - 13.10.2021 / 06.10. - 16.10.2022 / per person -
per rider in shared twin/double room €2,995.00 $3,331.81 ?
per pillion passenger in shared twin/double room €1,995.00 $2,219.35 ?
per rider per person single room (surcharge) €3,595.00 $3,999.29 ?
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- PRICES: 05.06. - 15.06.2022 / per person -
per rider in shared twin/double room €3,135.00 $3,487.56 ?
per pillion passenger in shared twin/double room €1,995.00 $2,219.35 ?
per rider per person single room (surcharge) €3,735.00 $4,155.03 ?

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. We write "partial breakfast" in the services because we cannot guarantee which hotel will suddenly decide for or against it :-)
8 days motorcycle rental from Eaglerider® for the period indicated (surcharge of 160 € per motorcycle ONLY in Grand Touring class)
All free miles
VIP-ZERO insurance (value 280 EUR)
VIP Check in for the rental
TOP PROTECTION: Excess 0,00 EUR
TOP PROTECTION: EUR 2 million additional liability insurance (value EUR 200)
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 these additional costs are not applicable for you (value 280 EUR)
TOP PROTECTION: Emergency assistance and emergency towing service (value 80 EUR)
High season surcharges, if applicable (01.05.-30.06.21/22 and 01.08.-30.09.21/22)
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 may 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 on request (from 25 EUR per person per way). Not applicable if you book the flights through us.
On request, the motorcycle model warranty can be booked for an additional charge (100 EUR).
160 EUR extra charge for the driver if you want to book a model of the Grand Touring class.

More details

Duration: 11 days
Total distance: 2120 km
Minimum number of participants: 12 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
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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 (at extra charge) or Polaris® Slingshot® (at extra 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 this 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: in order to avoid cancellation of the tour, and you agree, the tour can be converted to a normal self-drive tour.
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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 it 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.

Las Vegas, historic Route 66, the Grand Canyon National Park and the world famous Monument Valley are just a few of the stops on this tour that you will experience in a group with like-minded people.

The colors of nature both in spring and during the Indian Summer in the southwest of the USA will give you the "rest".

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 one-of-a-kind!

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

Tour description:

Day 01: Arrival in Las Vegas

Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas. 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 for a "welcome drink" and subsequent discussion about the course of the tour. Afterwards the rest of the evening is at your free disposal. Overnight stay in Las Vegas.

Day 02: Motorcycle transfer - Las Vegas

The morning is at your free disposal. TIP: Visit the strip with the theme hotels or go shopping. We will be happy to help you in word and deed. In the early afternoon, after a briefing, the motorcycles are taken over by Harley Davidson® in Las Vegas. For acclimatisation we drive along the famous Las Vegas Boulevard. Overnight stay in Las Vegas. Tour length approx. 20 kilometres.

Day 03: Las Vegas - Hoover Dam - Laughlin

The experience begins. First we visit the famous Hoover Dam and the Eldorado Gold Mine, which is known from several movies. Then we cruise south towards our day's destination Laughlin, on the border to Arizona. Tour length approx. 255 kilometres.

Day 04: Laughlin - Oatman - Seligman - Williams

This day is dedicated to the old Route 66, which we drive to Williams before we turn into 64 North, direction Grand Canyon. On the way we pass through Oatman, Kingman and Seligman. In Seligman we also make a stop at the barber shop of Angel Delgadillo. Here you have one of the best possibilities to buy Route 66 souvenirs. In the afternoon we reach the destination of today's stage: Williams! Here the "Western Feeling" awaits us in the evening with great bars, live music and restaurants. Tour length approx. 305 kilometres.

Day 05: Williams - Grand Canyon N.P. - Kayenta

After about an hour's drive, the next highlight of the tour awaits us: the Grand Canyon. Before we drive into the National Park you have the opportunity to take part in a helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon (optional). Alternatively you can drive directly into the park. There is a lot to discover, also on your own. The road leads along the South Rim and offers all the highlights of this fascinating natural wonder. After a lunch break at the Cameron Trading Post, we make our way through the Navajo and Hopi area to Kayenta, which we reach in the afternoon. Tour length approx. 340 kilometres.

Day 06: Kayenta - Monument Valley - Mexican Hat - Torrey

Today we will experience the "real" Wild West. Now we finally go to Monument Valley with its mighty rock towers. Here we take a jeep tour through the valley, where we will take endless pictures during the various stops. Afterwards we drive through San Juan and admire the famous "Mexican Hat". The Glen Canyon National Park with the Colorado River and the Capitol Reef National Park are our next stops. Today's overnight stay is in the Torrey area. Tour length about 430 kilometres.

Day 07: Torrey - Escalante - Bryce Canyon N.P.

We meander through excellent winding roads over the Escalante Highway to our next day's destination: Bryce Canyon. The afternoon is dedicated to Bryce Canyon. It is famous for its unique rock formations, which glow in bright golden and red colours, especially at sunrise and sunset. Overnight approx. 5 miles from Bryce Canyon N.P. Tour length approx. 270 kilometers.

Day 08: Bryce Canyon N.P. - Zion N.P. - Mesquite

The sunrise in this area is a pure pleasure! We then cross the beautiful Zion National Park in the morning before we return to Nevada via Interstate 15. Overnight stay in Mesquite. Tour length approx. 280 kilometres

Day 09: Mesquite - Lake Mead - Las Vegas

On the way to Las Vegas we make a special detour to the Valley of Fire National Park, which is known through various TV commercials, series and movies. We drive a beautiful route, along Lake Mead, back to Las Vegas, where we return our motorcycles and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Las Vegas. Tour length approx. 225 kilometres.

Day 10: Free day in Las Vegas

Today you have an extra day to explore this beautiful city. Take a tour through the shrill world of Las Vegas theme hotels, visit the historic downtown Las Vegas, one of the many museums or build a shopping tour. Your tour guide is a Las Vegas insider and will be at your disposal with many tips.

Day 11: Individual extension or return flight

As of today you can decide whether you would rather fly back or extend your stay in the USA.

Day 12: Arrival in Europe

If you flew back yesterday, you'll get home today. Otherwise, you can look forward to a few wonderful days in the land of unlimited possibilities.

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