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Motorcycle Tour
Sturgis Black Hills Rally and through the Wild West

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Come along on a classic motorcycle tour to the world's largest motorcycle party in the Black Hills and Sturgis, which was already celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2020.

Pricing

Prices for the date: 24.07.-06.08.2023
per person for 2 persons in double room with 1 motorcycle - starting at: €5,095.00 $5,667.97 ?
per person for 2 persons in double room with 2 motorcycles - starting at: €5,895.00 $6,557.94 ?
per person in single room with 1 motorcycle - starting at: €7,095.00 $7,892.89 ?
Surcharge for motorcycle models with top case like Electra Glide, Street Glide Grand Touring: €150.00 $166.87 ?
Flight ex Germany (surcharge starting at): €100.00 $111.25 ?
Flight ex Austria/Switzerland (surcharge starting at): €200.00 $222.49 ?
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On request: other round trip airport or package price without flight
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ESTA (United States Electronic System for Travel Authorization) application service per person, including processing and ESTA fee: €50.00 $55.62 ?

Included

Scheduled flight in economy class with a renowned airline from/to Frankfurt to Las Vegas/Rapid City (transfer possible)
All European and U.S. air safety fees
Kerosene surcharges as of 01/2022
Air traffic tax for departures ex Germany
12 nights in motels/hotels according to itinerary
mostly breakfast (mix of continental and American)
Motorcycle rental (BIG TWIN) for the indicated period incl. free miles, liability, all taxes
TOP PROTECTION: LDW/CDW insurance (exclusion of liability for accident/theft damage) WITHOUT deductible
TOP PROTECTION: Exclusion of liability for tire damage
TOP PROTECTION: 2 million Euro additional liability insurance
24/7 German-speaking assistance
German-speaking tour escort from/to Los Angeles/Rapid City during the motorcycle tour by an experienced motorcycle guide
Support vehicle with second guide during the whole motorcycle tour
Luggage transfer during the tour 1 piece of luggage of 23 kg each plus one small piece of hand luggage (We would like to ask you to refrain from using hard-shell suitcases, because they cause problems during transport in the escort vehicle)
Welcome Dinner
Souvenir photo in DIN A-3 format
1 exclusive tour T-shirt/Polo per tour participant
Guidebooks and maps
Not included
Expenditure of personal needs
Parking fees
Gasoline, oil
Motorcycle - and rainwear
Entrance fees for attractions or parks
Tips
Travel insurance etc.
Road Side Towing Assistance

More details

Upon request:
For all our guided tours, we can of course also offer you a self-guided tour or customize and elaborate for you. You will then receive sufficient maps and information material for this tour and detailed consultation. Please just ask!
1/2 double rooms are available upon request, subject to availability.
All prices include flight ex Frankfurt
Prices for other European departure points are available on request.
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A major credit card is required
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Minimum number of participants: 12 people
If the minimum number of participants is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the trip up to four weeks before departure.
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Important info:
The following types of motorcycles are available on request. Please let us know two desired types when booking. However, there is no guarantee for the type of machine. With the registration, we need a copy of your driver's license and passport. All models come mostly directly from Harley-Davidson®authorized rentals™ partners and are current model years in top condition.
ELECTRA GLIDE®/STREET GLIDE® Grand Touring Very comfortable touring machine, air-cooled Twin Cam Milwaukee Eight™107, 1750 cc V-twin cylinder engine, belt drive, 6-speed transmission, part ABS, windshield, 2 side cases, top case, audio system. Particularly well suited for 2 persons.
STREET GLIDE® - Comfortable touring machine for long rides, air-cooled Twin Cam Milwaukee Eight™107, 1750 cc V-twin cylinder engine, belt drive, 6-speed transmission, part ABS, windshield, 2 side cases. Audio system. Particularly well suited for 2 persons.
HERITAGE CLASSIC® - Classic touring machine for long rides, air-cooled Twin Cam Milwaukee Eight™107/114, 1750/1870 cc V-twin cylinder engine, belt drive, 6-speed transmission, part ABS, windshield, 2 side pockets. Particularly well suited for 2 persons.
ROAD KING® - Comfortable touring machine for long rides, air-cooled Twin Cam Milwaukee EightTM107, 1750 cc V-twin cylinder engine, belt drive, 6-speed transmission, windshield, 2 side cases. Well suited for 2 persons.
ROAD GLIDE®, LOW RIDER®, Sportster®, Indian motorcycles® as well as various other model variants are available on request!
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Entry requirements:
German, Austrian and Swiss nationals require a valid machine-readable Europe passport to enter the USA/Canada. In addition, an ESTA electronic entry form must be completed at least 72 hours prior to entering the United States. You can find the link here: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/ - Visa-free as part of the "Visa Waiver Program". (As of January 2009 – subject to change). As a non-German citizen, you may need a visa to enter the USA/Canada.
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An open word between bikers: We ride, depending on the tour per day between 120 and 540 km in a charming and beautiful landscape. The approximate daily number of kilometers can be found in the respective daily program. This means that on some days you may have to leave early and arrive late. The motorcycle riding in a unique landscape is absolutely in the foreground so here a certain team spirit is in the first place and also a certain adaptation to the group is necessary. If you let yourself in for it, you will surely have the adventure of your life and have a lot of fun.
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Travel conditions:
Our general travel conditions apply. These will be handed over to you by your booking office. If you have not received them, please inform your booking office or the tour operator before booking. They will then be sent to you immediately.
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Distance: 3800 km
Minimum age: 18+
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A note on entry (ESTA): The electronic ESTA entry procedure required for the USA has been subject to a fee since 08 September 2010. The fee for this is 14 US$, payment is possible by credit card and Paypal. We recommend doing this here Official ESTA Application Website, U.S. Customs, and Border Protection in German language because there are many rip-off sites on the net. Please apply for this at least 3 - 4 months in advance, because in case of rejection, it takes some time to apply for a visa.
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Road Side Towing Assistance (can be added, please request) included: (1 ) Emergency Road Side Assistance. E.g. out of gas? Forgot to turn off the ignition, battery dead? No problem, the delivery is free of charge, only the costs for the gasoline or the battery have to be paid. (2) Emergency Towing Service. The bike breaks down with a self-inflicted (not covered by warranty) mechanical problem, e.g. diesel tanked, tire punctured, or accident? The bike 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 the problem.
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Language: This offer is usually suitable for English and/or German speaking participants. Please enquire for language options.
Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.
Flights: round trip airport can be customized upon request.

Description

Daily tour schedule for Sturgis, Black Hills Rally, and Wild West:

Day 01: Flight to Las Vegas

Flight with a well-known airline from your chosen departure point to Las Vegas (connecting connections possible). Upon arrival in Las Vegas, your guide will be waiting for you and will take you to a well-located mid-range hotel. The rest of the evening is at your leisure. Overnight stay in Las Vegas.

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Day 02: Las Vegas

The morning is free to explore Las Vegas on your own. After the first meeting, in the morning, we offer a shopping shuttle to the outlet mall. In the afternoon simply visit the numerous hotel attractions, continue shopping or visit the observation deck of the 350 m high Stratosphere Tower to get an overview of the city. Your guide will be happy to help you with words and deeds. Overnight stay in Las Vegas.

OUR TIP: Helicopter sightseeing flight with landing in the Grand Canyon in the afternoon.

OUR TIP: If you like, you can end the day with a cozy dinner together and then, like the movie stars, be chauffeured along the Strip and into Oldtown Las Vegas on an optional stretch limousine tour.

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Day 03: Las Vegas - Bike pickup

The morning is free to explore Las Vegas on your own. Relax by the pool, go shopping, and hit the Strip. Your guide will be happy to help you with words and deeds. In the early afternoon, you pick up your machines from our local Harley-Davidson® rental partner. You take the opportunity and ride a little round to visit one of the largest Harley-Davidson® dealerships in the USA, where you will of course have enough time to shop before returning to the hotel.

TOUR TIP: Helicopter sightseeing flight in the evening/at night over the Las Vegas Strip!

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Day 04: Highway 50 - Ely - Nevada, 360 km

You are leaving Las Vegas and heading north today. The luggage is loaded into the support vehicle in the morning and off we go. Through the desert, you follow Highway 93 and 318, which is known for the Silver State Classic race, one of the fastest road races in the USA. In the afternoon you reach the old western town of Ely. One of the largest active gold mines in the USA is still located here today. It follows Highway 50 for a short distance. This has the nickname "The Loneliest Highway in the USA" and was the main route of the famous Pony Express Service. You stay at the historic Hotel Nevada and have the opportunity to enjoy your steak in an old prison cell in the evening.

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Day 05: Great Salt Lake - Salt Lake City - Utah, 475 km

You leave Ely in the morning and follow the wide country to Wendover. Here you reach the state of Utah. Wendover is the gateway to the Bonneville Flats and the Great Salt Flats, best known for the annual BUB Speed ​​Trials. In the early afternoon, you will visit the Mormon temple district in the capital Salt Lake City. You will reach your overnight stay in Ogden via the winding Heritage Highway.

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Day 06: Heritage Highway - Wyoming - Jackson, 400 km

Head north in the morning and follow the scenic Heritage Highway again. After the lunch break, you can see the Rocky Mountains and the Grand Teton National Park with its majestic mountains from afar. Take advantage of the early arrival in Jackson to visit the local Harley® shop. In the evening, of course, the famous Silver Dollar Saloon is on the program. Overnight stay in Jackson.

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Day 07: Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Park - Cody, 390 km

Today you follow the scenic road through the Grand Teton National Park with its majestic mountain scenery early in the morning and then reach Yellowstone National Park in the morning. The world-famous Old Faithful Geyser is on the program just in time for the lunch break, before heading over Firehole Canyon Road and past many other attractions in the western and eastern parts of the park. With a bit of luck, you will see one of the local buffalo herds. In the late afternoon, you will cross Buffalo Bill State Park and reach the old western town of Cody. How about a real rodeo tonight or a visit to the Hotel Irma, which Bill built for his daughter, by the way. Overnight stay in Buffalo Bill's hometown, Cody.

OUR TIP: Wild West Rodeo

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Day 08: Beartooth Highway - Red Lodge - Sheridan, 460 km

Today's stage takes you through the central Plaines of Wyoming to South Dakota. This easy-to-ride connection stage takes you to Wyoming's landmark, the Devils Tower National Monument. There are many stories about this granite rock in the middle of the wide country. In the afternoon you will reach the main street of Sturgis, where the world's largest motorcycle meeting takes place every year, with up to 1 million visitors. You have the opportunity to visit the motorcycle museum there before continuing to the Rapid City/Keystone area, where you will spend the next four nights.

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Day 09: Central Plaines - Devils Tower - Sturgis - Rapid City, 430 km

Today's stage takes you through the central Plaines of Wyoming to South Dakota. This easy-to-ride connection stage takes you to Wyoming's landmark, the Devils Tower National Monument. There are many stories about this granite rock in the middle of the wide country. In the afternoon you will reach the main street of Sturgis, where the world's largest motorcycle meeting takes place every year, with up to 1 million visitors. You have the opportunity to visit the motorcycle museum there before continuing to the Rapid City/Keystone area, where you will spend the next four nights.

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Day 10: Mt Rushmore - Crazy Horse Memorial - Custer - Sturgis, 315 km

The first stop this morning is at the film sets of Ft. Hayes and are thus following in the footsteps of Kevin Costner for the first time. On the way, via idyllic and unfamiliar back roads you will reach Keystone and one of the symbols of the Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore, with its four presidential heads carved in stone. Via the winding Iron Mountain Road, with its pigtail curves, you will reach the small town of Custer, where you will have a short coffee break. Then it goes to the next highlight, the Crazy Horse Memorial. This monument has been carved out of stone since the 1940s. The Indian chief's nose alone, at 20 meters high, is the size of one of the presidential heads from neighboring Mt. Rushmore. The work is financed solely by donations and entrance fees. At lunchtime, you will reach Hill City, where you will take another long break on Main Street. Of course, there is also here just like before in Keystone, another Harley® store. You then ride via Sheridan Lake and Pactola Reservoir to Sturgis, where you have the rest of the day at leisure. Jump into the rally fray and have fun. Ride back to Rapid City on your own. Overnight in the Rapid City/Keystone area.

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Day 11: Free day

Use the day to visit the many other highlights such as the famous Buffalo Chip, the Full Throttle or Iron Horse Saloon, or the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame. Many dealers invite you to go shopping. Enjoy the day according to your preferences. Overnight in the Rapid City/Keystone area.

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Day 12: Wall Drug - Badlands National Park, 270 km

You ride a short distance over the interstate and shortly afterward you reach another highlight with the historic town of Wall. There you will visit the well-known drugstore of the same name and the Harley® shop. The many bikes you see here are typical for the whole region during Black Hills Bikeweek. Then it's off to Badlands National Park. If you've seen the film "Dances With Wolves" with Kevin Costner, you'll already be familiar with the area. With a bit of luck, you will see one of the herds of buffalo that live here. In the afternoon, visit the Longhorn Saloon in Scenic and the Harley-Davidson® dealership at its event site in Rapid City. There you also return the motorcycles at the same time and the shuttle transfer to the hotel takes place. You can spend the evening in the nearby downtown of Rapid City/Keystone, with its countless bars and restaurants, with a cozy dinner. Overnight in the Rapid City/Keystone area.

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Day 13: Flight home to Europe

In the course of the morning, the shuttle transfer to Rapid City Airport and the home flight with a well-known scheduled airline (connecting flight) back to the starting point of your journey.

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Day 14: Arrival in Europe

Arrive at your departure point in the morning. End of the journey.

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