Motorcycle Tour
Historic & Romantic South

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Come with us on a classic motorcycle tour through the famous southern states of America.

Pricing

per rider in shared twin/double room €5,455.00 $6,068.46 ?
per pillion passenger in shared twin/double room €3,595.00 $3,999.29 ?
per rider in single room €6,355.00 $7,069.67 ?

Features

Scheduled flight in economy class with renowned airline from/to Frankfurt to New Orleans/Charlotte (connecting flights possible)
All European and American aviation security charges
Kerosene surcharges Status 05/2020
Air traffic tax for departures ex Germany
welcome drink
12 overnight stays in motels/hotels according to itinerary
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. There is generally everywhere a possibility to buy breakfast for little money. We write the services as: partly breakfast, as we cannot guarantee which hotel will suddenly decide for or against it :-)
8 days motorcycle rental with EagleRider® (additional charge of € 160 per motorcycle only in the Grand Touring class)
All free miles
VIP-ZERO insurance (fully comprehensive insurance)
VIP Check in for the rental.
TOPSCHUTZ: 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).
TOPSCHUTZ: Puncture protection (Our puncture protection includes the tyre repair/working time 100%. Possible salvage/towing costs are covered up to a maximum of 100 USD. Costs beyond this are to be borne by you).
TOPSCHUTZ: 2 million Euro additional liability insurance
TOPSCHUTZ: Emergency assistance and emergency towing service
Arising one-way charges
DOT approved half-shell helmets
English speaking tour guide from/to New Orleans/Charlotte during the motorcycle tour by an experienced motorcycle guide
Escort vehicle with second guide during the whole motorcycle tour
Luggage transfer during the tour 1 piece of luggage of 23 kg each plus a small hand luggage (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 rider
Exclusive annual edition tour t-shirt
Link to the free download of the tour pictures/videos as a reminder
Not included features
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
Everything not listed under benefits
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Additional bookable services:
Flight surcharge ex Germany from EUR 150
Flight surcharge ex Austria/Switzerland from EUR 250
Prices for other departure points on request.
Surcharge for Rail & Fly in 2nd class EUR 85 per person
For an additional charge of 100 EUR we can give you a motorcycle model warranty by Eaglerider® on your first request. You will find a detailed description of this service and the tab "Our machines, etc.".
160 EUR extra charge for model in Grand Touring class

More details

Duration: 13 days
Total distance: 2505 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 rider 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 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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New Orleans, Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, Charlotte, the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountains are the highlights.
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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: in order to avoid a tour cancellation, if it is calculable for us, the tour can possibly be carried out with only one tour guide in the accompanying vehicle.
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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 riding fun and experience are available in sufficient quantity.
Team spirit and adaptation in the group are absolutely necessary, just as you must bring a certain basic fitness and experience to the table, 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.

Ride on a Harley Davidson® through landscapes familiar from "Gone with the Wind" or plantation misery à la "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and enjoy Dixieland, blues and country music up close.

Tour itinerary:

Day 01: Flight to New Orleans

Flight with renowned scheduled airline from your selected departure point to New Orleans (connecting flight). Upon arrival you will be met by your tour leader who will take you to your hotel. The rest of the evening is at your leisure to explore Bourbon Street. Overnight stay in New Orleans.

Day 02: New Orleans

The day is at your free disposal. You can spend the morning, for example, with a walk through the French Quarter or take a paddle-steamer tour with music and lunch on the Mississippi. In the evening you should definitely enjoy Bourbon Street. Here you will find countless live music offers for every taste. Overnight stay in New Orleans.

Day 03: New Orleans - Oak Alley Plantation - Natchez

Today you say goodbye to New Orleans. Your luggage will be loaded into the inspection vehicle and then the bikes will be picked up. Our first destination today is the Oak Alley plantation. For an entrance fee (optional) you can visit the long oak alley, probably the most photographed plantation mansion in the world. Also Hollywood has used this property very often as a film set. Along the Mississippi and the Bayous we continue past Baton Rouge, until today's destination Natchez, where you can find more than 200 former summer houses of the plantation owners from the time before the American Civil War. Overnight stay in Natchez. Tour length approx. 365 Km.

Day 04: Natchez Trace Parkway - Tupelo

Our start today leads us over the first part of the more than 700 km long Natchez Trace Parkway: The settlers as well as the Indians and the soldiers have used it hundreds of years ago. In the meantime, it is passable from Natchez to Nashville. We are now riding through deep forests and swamps. Today we spend the night in Tupelo, the birthplace of Elvis Presley. Tour length approx. 445 km.

Day 05: Tupelo - Graceland - Memphis

First thing in the morning we visit the birth house and the memorial chapel of Elvis Presley in Tupelo. Around noon we reach Memphis and Graceland - the villa of the late rock'n roll idol. Here you have the possibility (optional) to do an interesting audio tour in German language. In the late afternoon or evening visit Beale Street, the capital of the Blues. Here, for example, the "B.B. King's Blues Club" and many other similar clubs invite you to live music of the finest. In Memphis you will also find many first-class BBQ restaurants. Overnight stay in Memphis. Tour length approx. 185 Km.

Day 06: Memphis - Nashville

After visiting the museum of the railway hero Casey Jones in Jackson (optional) we continue through the hills of Mississippi and get back on the Natchez Trace Parkway. This is probably also the most beautiful section of this beautiful road. Broadway in Nashville with its countless bars and saloons is part of the absolute must see program, which we can enjoy today with country music without end. Overnight stay in the Nashville area. Tour length approx. 380 km.

Day 07: Nashville - Jack Daniels - Chattanooga

Today we first visit the Jack Daniels distillery in Lynchburg, which is located in a dry (non-alcoholic) county. Afterwards we continue to the railway town Chattanooga. Glenn Miller's song "Chattanooga Choo Choo" has made it famous worldwide. Overnight stay in the Chattanooga area. Tour length approx. 260 Km

Day 08: Chattanooga - Cherohala Skyway - Deals Gap - Tail of the Dragon

Via the winding Cherohala Skyway we reach "The Tail of the Dragon", the "Dragon's Tail", which is famous among motorcyclists all over the world. The track has a total of 318 curves over a length of 17.6 km. Please note, this is a very demanding track and only suitable for experienced motorcyclists. There is no room for carelessness and overestimation of one's own abilities. In the afternoon we ride the Foothill Parkway at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains, until today's stage finish. Overnight stay in the Pigeon Forge area, TN. Tour length approx. 300 km.

Day 09: Great Smoky Mountains - Blue Ridge Parkway

Over countless passes and curves we cross the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Afterwards we continue on the world famous Blue Ridge Parkway through North Carolina. Overnight stay in the Asheville, NC area. Tour length approx. 240 Km.

Day 10: Asheville - Blue Ridge Parkway- Charlotte

Today we ride on the approximately 158 kilometre long section of the Blue Ridge Parkway from Asheville to Blowing Rock. This is considered one of the most scenic, active and exciting sections of the entire Blue Ridhge Parkway. With stopovers such as Mount Mitchell, Linville Falls, Grandfather Mountain, this section of the Parkway will keep you entertained. Our destination for the day is Charlotte where we will return our bikes in the early afternoon. Overnight stay in the Charlotte, NC area (2 nights). Tour length approx. 330 Km.

Day 11: Charlotte

Today is a day off in the "Queen City" as Charlotte is often called. We recommend you to take a city tour (optional) and enjoy the southern character of this beautiful city. Time for shopping is also included or to enjoy a last excellent BBQ as a conclusion of this wonderful tour.

Day 12: Return flight

Today the transfer to the airport and your return flight to Europe will take place.

Day 13: Arrival in Europe

End of this wonderful tour.

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