Canadian Rockies

Come with us on a classic motorcycle tour through the most beautiful parts of Western Canada and the Northwest of the USA!

Pricing

Price
per person for 2 persons in a double room with 1 motorbike with a minimum of 12 persons: €5,195.00 $5,779.22 ?
per person with 2 persons in a double room with 2 motorcycles: €6,195.00 $6,891.68 ?
per rider in single room: €7,445.00 $8,282.25 ?
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The prices are valid for travel date 2020. prices for travel date 2021 are available on request approx. 1 year in advance.

Features

Features
Scheduled flight with a renowned airline in economy class from/to Frankfurt to Seattle (connecting flight possible)
All European and American aviation security charges
Kerosene surcharges Status 07/2016
Air traffic tax for departures ex Germany
13 overnight stays in good tourist / middle class hotels according to the travel programme
partial breakfast (mix of continental and American)
Motorcycle rental (BIG TWIN) for the period indicated incl. free miles, liability insurance
Top protection: LDW/CDW insurance (exclusion of liability in case of self-inflicted damage or theft) WITHOUT excess
Top protection: Exclusion of liability for tyre damage
Top protection: 2 million Euro additional liability insurance
24 hours Roadside Assistance
DOT approved half shell helmets
German (please inquire for English speaking tour guide) speaking tour guide from/to Seattle during the motorcycle tour by an experienced motorcycle guide
Support vehicle with second guide during the whole motorcycle tour
Farewell Dinner
souvenir photo in DIN A3 format
1 exclusive tour T-Shirt/Polo per passenger
Travel guide and maps
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)
Not included features
Expenditure for personal needs
Gasoline, oil
Entrance fees for the attractions or parks
Hotel - Parking - Fees
Motorcycle and rainwear
Travel insurance, etc.

More details

More details
On request:
All our guided tours, we can of course also offer you as a self guided tour or you can customize and work out your individual tour. You will then receive sufficient maps and information material for this tour and detailed advice. Please simply ask!
1/2 double rooms are available on request subject to availability.
Prices for other European departure points are available on request
SPECIAL: These tours are designed to be combined with our Panamericana tours to or from San Francisco and Los Angeles. Special prices are available on request!
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Minimum number of participants: 12 persons
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, or to carry it out only with a guide as driver of the accompanying vehicle.
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Important information:
The following motorcycle types are available on request:
ULTRA/ELECTRA GLIDE® - Very comfortable touring machine, air-cooled Twin Cam 103™, 1690 cc V-twin cylinder engine, belt drive, 6-speed transmission, partly ABS, windscreen, 2 side panniers, top case, audio system. Especially suitable for 2 persons.
STREET GLIDE® - Comfortable touring machine for long rides, air-cooled Twin Cam 103™, 1690 cc two-cylinder V-engine, belt drive, 6-speed transmission, partly ABS, windscreen, 2 side panniers. Audio system. Especially suitable for 2 persons.
HERITAGE SOFTAIL® - Classic touring machine for long rides, air-cooled Twin Cam 103™, 1690 cc V-twin cylinder engine, belt drive, 6-speed transmission, partly ABS, windscreen, 2 side pockets. Especially suitable for 2 persons.
FAT BOY® - Light touring machine, air-cooled Twin Cam 103™, 1690 cc V-two-cylinder engine, belt drive, 6-speed gearbox, partly windscreen, saddlebag/T-bag. Not suitable for 2 persons and drivers over 1.80 m.
ROAD KING®, various DYNA® model variants, INDIAN CHIEF®, VINTAGE® and ROAD MAST
Please inform us of two types of request when booking. However, no guaranteed commitment can be given for this type of machine. With your registration we need a copy of your driving licence and passport. All models come mostly directly from Harley-Davidson® authorized rentals™ and Indian Motorcycles USA and are current model years in top condition.
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Entry requirements:
For entry into the USA/Canada, German, Austrian and Swiss citizens require a valid machine-readable European passport. In addition, an electronic entry form ESTA must be completed at least 72 hours before entering the USA. You can find the link on our website. Visa-free within the framework of the "Visa Waiver Program". (Status January 2009 - subject to change). As a non-German citizen, you may need a visa to enter the USA/Canada!
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A frank word between bikers:
Depending on the tour, we ride between 120 and 540 km per day in a charming and beautiful landscape. You can find the approximate daily number of kilometres in the respective daily programme. This may mean getting up early for a few days and arriving late. Riding a motorcycle in a unique landscape is absolutely in the foreground, so that a certain team spirit is the most important thing here and a certain adaptation to the group is also necessary. If you get involved, you will surely "ride" the adventure of your life and have a lot of fun.
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Travel conditions:
The general travel conditions of BEST CITY TRAVEL GmbH apply. These will be handed over to you by your booking office. If you have not received these, please contact your booking office or tour operator before booking. They will then be sent to you immediately.
A major credit card is required.
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Distance: 3950 km
Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.

The states of Washington, British Columbia, Alberta, the cities of Seattle, Vancouver, Calgary, magnificent national parks, breathtaking wildlife viewing and the Canadian Rockies in the middle of a wild and unique landscape await you on this tour.

He "rides" with us on a guided tour with one of our USA connoisseurs as a travel companion and the cult motorcycle brand "Harley-Davidson®" in general.

We have prepared a well planned tour for you, which includes a good number of miles to ride every day, but also includes the sights on the outskirts. The motorcycles for our guided tours mostly come from the Harley-Davidson® authorized program rentals™.

So we have an excellent selection of the latest models with only a few miles, all of which are perfectly prepared for you. As a further advantage, the whole tour is accompanied by a van. Here, the necessary luggage is stored during the tour and, depending on the availability of space, accompanying persons can also ride along in the van - for you this means pure motorcycling!

Daily routine:

Day 01 - Flight to Seattle

Flight with a renowned scheduled airline from your selected departure point to Seattle (connecting flights available). Upon arrival at the airport, a shuttle transfer is provided to a centrally located middle class hotel near the airport and the rental station. The rest of the evening is at your free disposal. Overnight stay in the Seattle/SeaTac area.

Day 02 - Seattle City Tour - bike pick up 65 km

This morning you have the opportunity to explore DownTown Seattle. There is the possibility to book an optional tour. The Airport Train takes you to downtown Seattle, where you change to one of the open double-decker buses. During this tour, you can visit the walking distance Pike Place market, known for its salmon-throwing fishmongers, the Space Needle, the unique Seattle Aquarium and the Harley-Davidson® store. Your guide will help you here with advice and action. In the afternoon, the tour briefing will take place and the transfer to the rental station where you will take over your machines. After a short briefing, the return journey to the hotel and a joint dinner will follow. Overnight stay in Seattle/SeaTac.

OUR TIP: City Tour Seattle

Day 03 - Highway 101 - Canada - Vancouver - Stanley Park 285 km

This morning, you'll start early for your Harley® Adventure Western Canada with a great day's ride. All the luggage you need for the tour will be packed into the support vehicle in advance and any excess luggage can be left at the hotel. After you have left the city, you follow the famous Highway 1 for a short distance and then reach the Canadian border. The formalities usually take only a short time. You will cross Vancouver and, if time permits, visit Stanley Park, Vancouver's green lung, before arriving at your central overnight hotel in North Vancouver.

Day 04 - Vancouver 60 km

Today is at your free disposal in Vancouver. You have the opportunity to join a highly recommended three to five hour whale or orca watching tour. You will mostly see the playful orcas, but also other whale species that are native to the region at this time of year. If not done yesterday, you will visit Stanley Park after the whale watching tour and have your lunch break there. In the late afternoon there is the possibility to visit the Capilano suspension bridge and the park near the hotel. This attraction is also definitely a must. You can spend the evening in a good restaurant near the hotel. Overnight stay in North Vancouver.

OUR TIP: Whale Watching & Capilano Suspension Bridge

Day 05 - Whistler - Coastal Mountains - Fraser River - Kamloops 440 km

You start your tour in the morning on the "Sea to Sky" Highway, which will take you first to the Winter Olympics city of Whistler. Continuing your journey through the Coastal Mountains, you will pass crystal clear, deep mountain lakes and over magnificent mountain passes to the small town of Lillooet on the Fraser River. Riding through the Cariboo region, you will reach the capital Kamloops in the late afternoon. Overnight stay in Kamloops.

Day 06 - Helmcken Waterfalls - Thompson River - wild bears 330 - 420 km

Today we ride through the Canadian wilderness, a piece along the Thompson River, to Clearwater. If the weather is good, you will ride from there up the cul-de-sac to the worthwhile Helmcken waterfalls (plus 90 km). Around noon you will reach Blue River, where you will have the opportunity to see one or more of the black bears or grizzlies found here on an optional jet boat tour. You follow the Yellowhead Highway further into the Valemount area. Today you will stay overnight within sight of Mt. Robson and not far from the entrance to Jasper National Park. Overnight stay in the Valemount area.

OUR TIP: Bear watching tour

Day 07 - Rocky Mountains - Jasper - Icefield Parkway 280 km

In the morning, coming from the west, you will reach the mighty and 3954m high Mt. Robson, which is also called the "Monarch of the Rockies". You will cross the border to Alberta and enter the Mountain Time Zone. In the small town of Jasper, which is the heart of the national park of the same name, you make a short stop. Afterwards the rest of the day is spent on the probably most beautiful road in the Canadian Rockies, the "Icefields Parkway". The Parkway connects on a length of 285 km the two national parks of the same name with the villages Jasper and Banff. You visit the Athabasca Waterfalls and see the blinding white glaciers. A stop at the Columbia Ice Field Visitor Center is a must, and if the time and weather permits, you can take an optional bus tour to the glacier field. Just enjoy the unique 360 degree natural panorama of this dream road, which always takes you along the main road through the heart of the mountains. The overnight stay takes place today in a simple lodge directly at the Parkway.

Day 08 - Lake Louise - Yoho & Kootenay National Park - Great Plaines - Calgary 290 km

In the morning you can enjoy a coffee at the Chateau Lake Louise Hotel. The wonderful view of the lake and the glacier is free of charge. Afterwards it goes further 60 kilometres on the Icefield Parkway past Banff where it ends. You will see Yoho & Kootenay National Park on the east side and follow a section of the Cowboy Trail to

to reach the metropolis of Calgary. What would have become of the city on the prairie if it were not only 80 km away from the best ski resorts in the Canadian Rockies?

The times when the city earned its money in the cattle trade are long gone. The nearby tourism and oil are now Calgary's main sources of income. Once a year, the Calgary Stampede, the ultimate rodeo world championship of cowboys and cowgirls, takes place here. You'll have lunch at the local dealer's 50s Harley-Davidson® Diner before heading to your nearby downtown neighborhood. This afternoon you will have the opportunity to see the city and experience some of the Country & Western feeling

to take with us. From Calgary Tower you have the best view. Overnight stay in downtown Calgary.

Day 09 - Cowboy Trail - Crowsnest Pass - Fort Steele 430 km

This morning, the first thing you will do is to take the so-called Cowboy Trail under your wheels again. You cross the Crow's Nest Pass, which is low by your standards, but which gained sad fame due to a huge landslide in the last century. Through the Rockies, via the Fernie ski resort, to Fort Steele. More than 60 originally preserved houses, the General Store, a newspaper printing press and a functioning historical railway show life around 1890 in this museum village, which you can also visit. Fancy some Sauerbraten or Kassler ribs? Then you are just in time for dinner in Kimberly. The top addresses are called "the old farmhouse" or "Bavarian Platzl". Here you can find everything that North America considers German cuisine! (Whereby the apple strudel is really good!) With the closure of the last mine in the 70s, the idea of the Bavarian village was born. The overnight stay will take place today in the Kimberly area.

Day 10 - Kootenay NP - Glacier NP - Revelstoke 380 - 420 km

Today you ride the scenic Highway 95 again along the western Rockies. Passing Kootenay National Park, you will cross the beautiful Glacier National Park on Transcanada Highway 1. In the afternoon, weather permitting, you ride up the cul-de-sac into Revelstoke National Park. Here you will undertake a hike of about 1 hour, which will give you a 360 degree panorama of this part of the Rockies. Afterwards you will arrive at your overnight stay of the same name in Revelstoke.

Day 11 - Revelstoke NP - Glacial lakes - Castlegar 310 km

In the morning your tour goes back south. You follow the Columbia River, which expands again and again into endless emerald green and deep blue mountain lakes. Depending on the route and time, you will cross one of these with a ferry to get to Lake Kootenay. There you will have your lunch break in the historic town of Kaslo. The Kaslo Hotel directly on the lake, with its beautiful terrace, is the perfect place for this. You follow the Kootenay River in the afternoon to cross the river over the old steel bridge at Nelson. In Castlegar the Kootenay reunites with the Columbia River, which will later form the border between the states of Washington and Oregon in the USA. Overnight stay in the Castlegar area.

Day 12 - Kettle River - Washington State - Leavenworth 470 km

You leave the Columbia River in the morning and follow the Kettle River to cross the border to the USA again at Grand Forks. Here too, the formalities take only a short time. You will cross Okanogan National Forest and reach the valley of the same name, which is famous for its numerous fruit plantations. During the afternoon you will meet the Columbia River again and follow it into the North Cascade Mountains. Today the overnight stay takes place in the historic mountain village Leavenworth.

Day 13 - Cascades - Mount Rainier NP - Seattle 400 km

This morning you will ride through the unique North Cascades mountains and reach Mount Rainier National Park via beautiful mountain passes. On a clear day you can also catch a glimpse of the highest mountain in the continental USA, Mt. Rainier, at over 4300 m. In the afternoon you will reach your starting point again with Seattle and hand in your bikes at the rental station. You can end the day with a dinner together and review the tour. Overnight stay near the airport of Seattle/SeaTac.

Day 14 - Flight home to Europe

In the course of the morning, a shuttle transfer to Seattle airport and a flight home to your departure point will be provided by a reputable scheduled airline (connecting flights are available).

Day 15 - Arrival in Europe

Arrival at your departure point in the morning. End of the Canada trip. And the next motorcycle tour is Route 66?

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