Motorcycle Tour
Self-Guided: Best of Southwest

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Would you like to experience the real feeling of freedom and adventure?

Pricing

per person for 2 persons in a double/shared room with 2 motorcycles €4,295.00 $4,778.01 ?
per person for 2 persons in a double/shared room with 1 motorcycle €2,875.00 $3,198.32 ?
per person with rider in single room €5,495.00 $6,112.96 ?

Features

16 overnight stays according to description including 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 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 :-)
14 days motorcycle from EagleRider® with motorcycle class warranty (surcharge only in Grand Touring class)
Unlimited free miles
Additional 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: Takeover 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 tyre repair/working time. Possible salvage/towing costs are covered up to a maximum of 100 USD. Costs beyond this are to be borne by you! 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 fuel, the battery or the key have to be paid. Does the bike break down with a mechanical problem, puncture or due to an accident? It will be picked up free of charge by a towing service and taken 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 subscriber
Insurance certificate for package tours
Not included features
Flights
Transfers
Gasoline
Supplementary insurances
Motorway tolls
Parking fees
Entrance fees
Meals
necessities
Everything not listed under benefits

More details

Duration: 17 days
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:
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 rider for an additional 15 EUR/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 riders 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 ridden 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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SPORT TOURING CLASS:
With a huge equipment the Goldwing® is the luxury travel motorcycle in the alliance. The Sport-Touring class usually places the rider in an upright or slightly bent forward position, which allows for nimble action on winding roads. All bikes in this class are equipped with saddlebags, in some cases also with topcase.
Honda® Goldwing®
BMW® R1200RT®
Yamaha® Tracer 900 GT®
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ADVENTURE TOURING CLASS:
The machines in this class combine the performance of an on- or off-road bike with the comfort of a touring machine
BMW® R1200 GS®
Yamaha® Tenere 1200®
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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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Half double rooms cannot be booked on the Self-Guided tours.
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Deposit: 100 USD per motorcycle (to be deposited on site by credit card)
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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 costs for the additional service).
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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.

From the Nevada desert to the Pacific Ocean and through the beautiful national parks back to the lights of Las Vegas! Enjoy the natural wonders of the American Southwest as well as the beautiful Californian beaches. Visit the majestic Grand Canyon, ride through the Painted Desert, which lives up to its name, and see the magnificent Monument Valley with its red-orange sandstone monoliths. You'll also see the steel-blue waters of Lake Powell, the bizarre peaks of Bryce Canyon in every shade of red imaginable, and the giant smooth crests of Zion National Park. The famous metropolises Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco are of course also on the agenda!

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Las Vegas , Nevada

From Las Vegas airport you can go directly to your hotel located near the airport and the rental station. 2 nights accommodation

Day 2: Motorcycle transfer and Las Vegas exploration

In the morning visit the Strip and its hotels or go shopping in one of the city's outlets. In the afternoon you take over the motorcycle(s). Take a ride in the middle of the city or relax in one of the beautiful spots on the Strip.

Day 3: Las Vegas - Death Valley National Park - Mammoth Lakes, California (approx. 520 km)

From Las Vegas you ride to Death Valley National Park, where Badwaters, the lowest point in the western hemisphere, is located, before heading to the western town of Lone Pine at the foot of Mount Whitney, at 4421 m outside Alaska the highest mountain in the USA. On the map of Death Valley you will find names like Funeral Mountains, Coffin Peak, Hell's Gate, Starvation Canyon and Dead Man Pass - they speak for themselves. The valley obviously has a dramatic past. The names clearly reflect the difficulties of the first pioneers who crossed this inhospitable landscape at the end of the 19th century, inhabited and mined here. The region may have an ominous reputation, but visitors who look at the valley today find a stunningly beautiful landscape of colourful rocks and gorges, miles of pristine sand dunes, unique salt rock formations and even a diverse fauna. Many relics bear witness to 150 years of history and provide an insight into the harsh life of the early settlers - including former borax and iron ore mines, ghost towns, charcoal ovens and other ruins. Rock carvings and historical footprints bear witness to the Shoshone Indians who lived here much earlier. Then head to the town of Mammoth Lakes, located in the heart of the Eastern California Sierras. Its location in the middle of the high desert, lush forests, and lake-filled mountains provides guests with beautiful scenic contrasts and is also a beautiful ski resort. Please note that in the months June-July-August-Mid-September it is not permitted to ride through Death Valley. We offer you a shorter beautiful and for motorcyclists very interesting alternative route.

Day 4: Mammoth Lakes - Yosemite National Park - Mariposa (approx. 225 km)

The Yosemite National Park, which covers about 3080 km², is best reached from Mammoth Lakes via Tioga Road (Highway 120 East), which is usually open from late May/early June to about early November. After you have received information and maps of the park at the entrance gate, take the scenic 65 km road from Tuolumne Meadows to Crane Flat through forests and past meadows, lakes and granite outcrops. There are numerous rest stops offering breathtaking views as far as the eye can see. The park has a number of beautiful roads with magnificent vantage points and hiking trails leading to natural treasures such as hidden waterfalls and the like. The Yosemite Valley is about 11 km long and about 1.6 km wide. It is framed by granite walls that rise 600 - 1200 m high. If you ride along the southern side of the valley you can see most of the most famous sights: the 190 m high Bridalveil Waterfall and the 490 m high Ribbon Waterfall as well as the El Capitan, Cathedral Spires and Half Dome. The Yosemite Waterfalls plunge a total of 740 m into the depths. In spring and early summer the waterfalls are especially spectacular.

Day 5: Mariposa - San Francisco (approx. 270 km)

Today you will cross the Central Valley to get to San Francisco. For many, San Francisco is considered the most beautiful city in the United States of America. Two overnight stays (parking fees: approx. USD 20,-/night not included)

Day 6: San Francisco

San Francisco is probably the American city that is best discovered on foot. Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge and Park, Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square and Chinatown - these are just some of the sights that are a "must see". Walk or take one of the famous cable cars. Recommendation: Book a city tour, boat trip, excursion to the Muir Woods or

a Pier 39 pass (not included).

Day 7: San Francisco - San Simeon (approx. 350 km)

The next target is Monterey. There you can visit Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row with its many shops and restaurants. The quay (Fisherman's Wharf) was originally used as a pier where schooners moored that had sailed around Cape Horn and unloaded their cargo here. It was also used for the whale and sardine industry. The author John Steinbeck made Cannery Row immortal. Ride along the famous 17-Mile ride to Carmel. Sights along the way include Cypress Point, Ghost Tree and Lone Cypress. On the outskirts of Carmel is the Mission San Carlos Borromeo del Rio Carmelo, a restored historical landmark of California's Spanish past. The founder of the mission, Father Junipero Serra, was buried here. After visiting the Mission, enjoy the white sand of Carmel Beach before heading south on the famous Highway No. 1. The following 160 km are breathtakingly beautiful: From the northern coast (Ragged Point, San Simeon and Cambria) to the prominent rock of Morro (Morro Bay, Cayucos) to the soft, beautiful white beaches of the south (Oceano, Grover Beach and Pismo Beach) - there is a lot of variety on this route. Today you will stay overnight in San Simeon, which is home to the famous Hearst Castle.

Day 8: San Simeon - Los Angeles (approx. 410 km)

After about 50 minutes ride you will reach San Luis Obispo. Here Father Junipero Serra founded his 5th mission in 1772. The shops "Ah Louis Chinese Store" and "Sinsheimer Brothers Store" are the last remnants of the pioneer times. The creek "Luis Obispo Creek" meanders through the shopping area and past the Mission Plaza. The nearby vineyards and the striking coastline make this spot especially worth seeing. The history of winegrowing began in 1797 and today there are 39 wineries with thousands of hectares of vineyards in the region, some of which offer tours and wine tasting. The journey now goes to Santa Barbara. Be sure to visit the Santa Barbara Mission, called the "Queen" of the 21 California missions. The original Spanish fort, blessed by Father Serra in 1782, includes El Presidio de Santa Barbara, El Cuartel and Canedo Adobe. Stearns Wharf, a restored pier that juts about 700 meters into the Pacific Ocean, was built in 1872. It is California's oldest commercial pier. You can now look forward to Malibu, home of the "rich and beautiful" with its special flair. Thanks to Malibu's location on the slopes of the Santa Monica Mountains, the innovative architecture is shown to its best advantage. Before you go to Santa Monica, don't miss the surf beaches of Surfriders or Zuma Beach. The extremely dynamic Santa Monica is located directly on the coast (Santa Monica Beach). The 3rd Street Promenade is a very attractive meeting point and offers an excellent mix of chic restaurants, shops and street performers.

Day 9: Los Angeles - Palm Springs - Twentynine Palms (approx. 350 km)

Leave Los Angeles behind and ride to the Coachella Valley. The date palms that grow here come from palms imported from Arabia and the Sahara around 1900. The climate in this region is also ideal for grapefruit, for example, which is grown here under the palm trees according to the principle of so-called "two-storey" agriculture. It is said that this valley is the sunniest place in the United States. It is therefore not surprising that it is also a popular leisure destination all year round. First, visit nearby Joshua Tree National Park, where the Sonora and Mojave deserts meet. In the higher half of the park, the Mojave Desert, you will see a variety of Joshua Trees and a number of unique rock formations called "Inselbergs". In the lower part of the park, in the Pinto Basin in the hotter Sonora Desert, you can find plants typical of this region. After you have enjoyed this beautiful national park you will spend the night at the park exit in Twentynine Palms.

Day 10: Twentynine Palms - Lake Havasu City (approx. 250 - 285 km)

Now you are spoilt for choice. Either you ride via Amboy and Route 66 from the north or you ride to the Colorado River, the natural border between California and Arizona. Thanks to the many dams along the Colorado River, large reservoirs have been built in this extremely dry part of the country, where there are no larger natural water bodies. The lakes offer unique recreational opportunities and form a stark contrast to the surrounding desert landscape. One of the most popular lakes along the Colorado River is Lake Havasu, which is especially famous for the historically significant London Bridge. Over 2.5 million guests come here every year to enjoy the beautiful nature, the cooling water and the countless leisure activities. These include water sports, hiking, off-road riding and the exciting cultural and natural history of the region.

Day 11: Lake Havasu City - Grand Canyon National Park (approx. 370 km)

A short stage today takes you back in time to Oatman in Arizona, a historic mining town in western style. Visit the Oatman Hotel, where Clark Gable and Carole Lombard spent their honeymoon in the 1960s. And don't miss the staging of a shootout between bank robbers and the local sheriff and his deputies - a real Western where you can be there live. Along the former Route 66 you will find numerous art and souvenir shops that invite you to browse. After only a few kilometres you will reach the Gold Road Mine. A walk leads about 100 m under Route 66 and a few hundred meters into the gold mine. Learn interesting facts about the history of the mine as well as about the gruelling work in the depths from then and now. Then head to Kingman, located in the middle of the longest continuous stretch of Route 66 in Arizona, which was once created by mining and railroad construction. This thriving, charming little town is a fusion of historical sites and modern amenities. Now head to the Grand Canyon, one of the world's most impressive examples of erosion. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The views from the rim of the Canyon are simply indescribable.

Day 12: Grand Canyon National Park - Monument Valley, Utah (approx. 290 km)

Today, the journey leads along the south and east rim of the Grand Canyon, with more phenomenal views, into the area of the Navajo Indian Reservation. Through the Painted Desert, we travel to Monument Valley, which is entirely within the Navajo Reservation on the Utah/Arizona state border. It is one of the most extraordinary, beautiful and at the same time most famous landscapes in the world, which was discovered by Hollywood very early on as a breathtaking backdrop for Western movies. Recommendation: Book a jeep tour through Monument Valley in advance (not included)!

Day 13: Monument Valley - Page/Lake Powell (about 200 km)

On the way to beautiful Lake Powell, a stop at the Navajo National Monument is recommended. It protects three of the best preserved rock dwellings of the Anasazi Indians (Hisatsinom). As far as the eye can see, the magnificent steel blue waters of Lake Powell are framed by towering red rock formations - a fascinating landscape full of contrasts. Recommendation: Book an evening boat trip on Lake Powell in advance (not included)!

Day 14: Page/Lake Powell - Bryce Canyon National Park (about 250-320 km)

On the way to the next highlight you will pass through Kanab, which is also called "Little Hollywood", as many westerns have been shot here. See for yourself - southern Utah is "Cowboy Country". Take a short detour to Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park: the coral-colored sand dunes are stunningly beautiful against a backdrop of surrounding red sandstone cliffs and magnificent juniper forests under blue skies. In the afternoon you reach Bryce Canyon National Park. In this park in southern Utah, at the eastern end of the Paunsagunt Plateau, a series of fantastic natural amphitheatres in the shape of horseshoes have formed. Erosion has shaped the colorful limestone, sandstone and clay into a unique labyrinth of bizarre peaks and towers. Recommendation: Book a morning tour of Antelope Slot Canyon in advance (not included)!

Day 15: Bryce Canyon National Park - Zion National Park - Hurricane/St. George (about 230 km)

Now take the Zion - Mt. Carmel Junction Highway to get to Zion National Park. You'll be amazed at how nature and man-made highlights come together here: The road was completed in 1930, after being considered an "almost impossible project" - a true marvel of the engineering art of the time! It was built over rough terrain and connects the lower Zion Canyon with the higher plateaus in the east. The journey through the long tunnel in Zion National Park virtually leads from one landscape to the next: On one side there are smooth rocky ridges in shades of white, orange and red pastels, which are uniquely shaped thanks to erosion and have a strange pattern of cracks and furrows. The Checkerboard Mesa mountain made of sandstone is the most famous example of these natural "rock sculptures". On the other side of the tunnel is Zion Canyon with its enormous rock walls. It impresses with an altitude of 600 - 900 m, especially when you stand at its foot. The daily destination is the Washington/St. George area.

Day 16: Washington/St. George - Valley of Fire - Lake Mead - Las Vegas (about 310 km)

Finally, you have a very beautiful track ahead of you today. Now you will ride through the beautiful canyon of the Virgin River, which will take you back to the Nevada desert and back to civilization. Before that you must visit the Valley of Fire Statepark and through the beautiful motorcycle track of the Lake Mead National Park you will approach Las Vegas. There is no need to introduce the city, whose sea of lights sparkles and shimmers around the clock. It has it all: the most fabulous hotels, a never-ending entertainment program and countless attractions for the whole family: Las Vegas. Return of the motorcycle in the early afternoon.

Day 17: Las Vegas

End of tour. Return flight or beginning of your connecting stay.

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