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Motorcycle Tour
Pacific Coast and through the Wild West

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Come along on this classic motorcycle tour that will take you across the United States of America (West Coast USA)

Pricing

Prices for the dates:
03.09.–23.09.2022
per person for 2 persons in double room with 1 motorcycle - starting at: €6,445.00 $7,169.79 ?
per person for 2 persons in double room with 2 motorcycles - starting at: €7,895.00 $8,782.86 ?
per person in single room with 1 motorcycle - starting at: €9,595.00 $10,674.03 ?
Surcharge for Touring models with topcase: €240.00 $266.99 ?
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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Prices for the dates:
03.06.–23.06.2023
02.09.–22.09.2023
per person for 2 persons in double room with 1 motorcycle - starting at: €6,545.00 $7,281.04 ?
per person for 2 persons in double room with 2 motorcycles - starting at: €7,995.00 $8,894.10 ?
per person in single room with 1 motorcycle - starting at: €9,695.00 $10,785.28 ?
Surcharge for Touring models with topcase: €240.00 $266.99 ?
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 Los Angeles (connecting connections possible)
All European and American flight security fees
Kerosene surcharges as of 01/2022
Aviation tax for departures ex Germany
19 nights in good tourist/middle class hotels according to the itinerary
mostly breakfast (mix of continental and American)
Motorbike rental (BASIS BIG TWIN) for the specified period including free miles, liability insurance
TOP PROTECTION: LDW/CDW insurance (exclusion of liability for accident/theft damage) WITHOUT excess
TOP PROTECTION: Exclusion of liability for tire damage
TOP PROTECTION: 2 million euros additional liability insurance
24 hour German speaking assistance
German-speaking tour escort from/to Los Angeles/Chicago during the motorcycle tour by an experienced motorcycle guide
Support vehicle with a second guide throughout the motorcycle tour
Luggage transfer during the tour 1 piece of luggage at 23 kg each plus a small piece of hand luggage (we would like to ask you to refrain from using hard-shell suitcases because they lead to problems with transport in the support vehicle)
Welcome Dinner
Souvenir photo in DIN A3 format
1 exclusive tour t-shirt/polo per travel participant
travel guides and maps
Not included
Personal expenses
Hotel 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 enquire!
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 people
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. Especially 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 people
ROAD GLIDE®, LOW RIDER®, Sportster®, Indian motorcycles® as well as various other model variants are available on request!
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Entry requirements:
To enter the USA/Canada, German, Austrian and Swiss citizens need a valid machine-readable European passport. In addition, an electronic entry form ESTA must be filled out at least 72 hours before entering the USA. You can find the link here: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/ . Visa free within the framework 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
The 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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Total distance: 6000 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 to do 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 will take 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

From the Pacific through the Rockies and Black Hills to Chicago. Los Angeles, San Francisco, Buffalo Bill's Cody, Milwaukee, Chicago, Highway 1, Napa Valley, Great Salt Flats, Rockies and Black Hills, National Parks like Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse and visiting the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee are just a few of the highlights.

Daily schedule:

Day 01: Flight to Los Angeles

Flight with a well-known scheduled airline from your chosen departure point to Los Angeles (connection connections possible). Upon arrival in Los Angeles, the shuttle transfer takes place to a well-located mid-range hotel near the airport. The rest of the day is at your free disposal. Overnight in the Los Angeles/LAX area.

Day 02: Los Angeles

Today you have the day at leisure. In the morning you have the opportunity to take part in a guided city tour with a local guide (optional, advance booking required). You will then be picked up from the hotel by bus or van and set off on your city tour that includes Venice Beach, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Downtown LA and Hollywood. In the afternoon, the tour briefing and the transfer to the rental station, where you take over your machines, take place. After a short briefing, you will return to the hotel and have dinner together. Overnight in the Los Angeles/LAX area.

TIP: Los Angeles city tour

Day 03: Highway 1 - Santa Barbara - Solvang - San Simeon, 400 km

Depart Los Angeles in the morning to begin your tour of the golden state of California. All luggage that you need for the tour will be loaded into the support vehicle. With that you are already on your way via the famous coastal road, Highway 1 or 101. This is part of the Panamericana (the "dream road" and the longest road in the world - it leads from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego). You pass Malibu Beach and visit the well-known seaside resort of Santa Barbara. At lunchtime you will reach the Scandinavian town of Solvang. In the afternoon, the tour takes you through the vast farmland of California to Pismo Beach, which is well-known among surfers. After a short coffee break there, you will reach the end of today's stage in the evening, the small town of San Simeon. This is right on the Pacific Ocean. The attractions here are the sunsets and the country home of newspaper publisher WR Hearst, Hearst Castle, with its more than 160 rooms. Overnight in the San Simeon area.

Day 04: Highway 1 - Big Sur - Monterrey - San Francisco, 370 km

In the morning you visit the elephant seal colony at San Simeon and then continue your ride on the winding Highway 1. Your next stops are Ragged Point, Lucia and Big Sur before reaching idyllic Monterrey. Before that, coming from Carmel, you ride a section of the 17 Mile Scenic Drive that is allowed for motorbikes and you pass wonderful viewpoints again (by the way: Clint Eastwood was once the mayor of Carmel). Monterey was made famous by the Steinbeck book "The Cannery Row". You will also spend your long lunch break here. In the early evening you will arrive at the end point of today's stage, in San Francisco. You stop briefly at Point Lobos, where you already have a wonderful view of the Golden Gate Bridge when the weather is clear. Overnight stay in San Francisco near Fishermen's Wharf.

Day 05: San Francisco - Rest day

Today you have the whole day at leisure in San Francisco. Just start a tour on foot and with the cable car with your guide, which includes Union Square, Downtown, Chinatown, the Cable Car Museum and Fisherman's Wharf. At noon there is the opportunity to take an optional boat trip across San Francisco Bay. This leads past Alcatraz and under the Golden Gate Bridge. Afterwards, after the lunch break, you can take a double-decker bus tour to the Golden Gate Bridge and other highlights such as Golden Gate Park and Alamo Square. Overnight stay in San Francisco.

TIP: City tour in a double-decker bus & Baycruise

Day 06: Pacific Coast Highway - Napa Valley - Lake Tahoe, 425 km

In the early morning you leave the city over the Golden Gate Bridge and ride a little further north on the dream road in the world. You'll pass Muir Woods State Park before turning east, traversing the Russian River Valley. With the Napa Valley you ride through one of the most famous Californian wine-growing regions. Passing Sacramento, the governor's seat of California, you reach the mountain region of the High Sierras and the picturesque Lake Tahoe in the afternoon. Overnight in the Lake Tahoe area.

Day 07: Highway 50 - Ely - Nevada, 560 km

Today is the longest day of your tour. Via Carson City, the capital of the state of Nevada, you follow Highway 50. This has the nickname "the loneliest highway in the USA" and was the main route of the famous Pony Express Service. Via the gold mining town of Eureka you reach the historic town of Ely. You stay at the historic Hotel Nevada and have the opportunity to enjoy your steak in an old prison cell in the evening.

Day 08: Great Salt Lake - Utah - Ogden, 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 annual BUB Speed ​​Trials (speed record competition) held on the Great Salt Flats. In the afternoon you will visit Salt Lake City and the Mormon Temple District before reaching your overnight stay in Ogden.

Day 09: Heritage Highway - Wyoming - Rocky Mountains - Jackson, 400 km

Head north in the morning and follow the scenic Heritage Highway. The vast country gives you a glimpse of what life on the wagon trails must have been like in the 19th century. In the afternoon you can already see the mighty mountain massif of the Grand Tetons, which are part of the Rocky Mountains. You reach the Jackson area in Wyoming, where you also stay overnight.

Day 10: Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Park - Cody, 390 km

This morning you follow the scenic road through Grand Teton National Park, this majestic mountain range is reflected in the mountain lakes you pass. In the morning you reach Yellowstone National Park. The first thing on the program there is the world-famous Old Faithful Geyser, before continuing on the Firehole Canyon Road. Passing other attractive vantage points, it goes through the western and eastern parts of this unique national 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? Overnight in Buffalo Bill's hometown, the historic town of Cody.

Day 11: Beartooth Highway - Red Lodge - Sheridan, 460 km

In the morning you stop at the Hotel Irma, which Bill built for his daughter, by the way. Now it's up high, you follow the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway and then the Beartooth Highway, known in the USA as the dream road par excellence and over 3300 m high. You will have your lunch break in the tranquil town of Red Lodge and of course you will also visit the local Harley® dealership to get the appropriate “Top of the World” T-shirt. Over more scenic roads, it then goes down into the Bighorn Canyon State Park and on to Sheridan, where you spend the night.

Day 12: Central Plaines - Devils Tower - Sturgis - Deadwood, 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 Indian 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 local motorcycle museum before continuing to historic Deadwood, where you will stay for the next two days.

Day 13: Mt. Rushmore - Custer State Park - Crazy Horse Memorial, 315 km

This morning you will follow Nemo Road and stop at the film sets of Ft. Hayes and are thus following in the footsteps of Kevin Costner for the first time. Via idyllic and unknown back roads you reach Keystone and one of the landmarks of the Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore, with its 4 presidential heads carved in stone. The winding Iron Mountain Road, with its pigtail curves, takes you to Windcave and Custer State Park. You follow the Wildlife Loop there. These parks are known for their large herds of wild buffalo, wild donkeys, pronghorn antelope and a host of other wildlife. The Needles Highway, with its narrow single-lane tunnels, leads to the next highlight, the Crazy Horse Memorial. This monument has been carved out of the 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. In nearby Hill City, you can make a short stop for a coffee break before you return to the gambling town of Deadwood in the late afternoon. Overnight in Deadwood.

Day 14: Badlands National Park - Murdo Car Museum - Missouri River, 430 km

After a short ride over the Interstate you reach the next highlight of the tour, the historic town of Wall. There you will visit the well-known drugstore of the same name and there is also a Harley® shop. Then it's off to Badlands National Park. Anyone who has seen the film "Dances With Wolves" with Kevin Costner already knows this place very well. With a bit of luck, you will also see one of the herds of buffalo that live here. In the afternoon, visit the Murdo Automobile and Motorcycle Museum, filled with vintage cars, motorcycles and many other artifacts of American history, from the Old West to modern times. Enjoy the sunset over the old steel arch bridge on the Missouri River today. Overnight in Chamberlain.

Day 15: Great Plaines - Sioux Falls - Iowa - Minnesota, 515 km

In the morning today we ride through the eastern Great Plaines. This is the second longest stage of the day, but due to the dead straight and well-developed roads - absolutely no problem. Around noon you reach Sioux Falls, which also marks the border between South Dakota and Iowa. You will spend your lunch break right by the waterfalls, in the middle of the city. In the afternoon you will complete a connecting stage to the state of Minnesota. Overnight in the Albert Lea area.

Day 16: La Crosse - Mississippi Valley - Prairie du Chien, 270 km

Via a few beautiful country roads you reach the Mississippi River near La Crosse. Nicknamed the Old Men River, this river flows south from here to the state of Louisiana, where it empties into the Gulf of Mexico a little beyond New Orleans. In Lansing you will have your lunch break and visit the viewpoint at Mt. Hosmer, with a wonderful view of the Mississippi. You follow the River Road to the picturesque town of Marquette, where you will stay near the Old Town.

TIP: A 3-hour boat tour with sunset dinner on the Mississippi is offered on site.

Day 17: Milwaukee - Birthplace of the Harley-Davidson® legend, 320 km

Today we head towards another highlight of the tour - Milwaukee, the birthplace of Harley-Davidson® in 1903. On the way you will visit the Harley® dealer in Madison, the capital of the state of Wisconsin. Harley-Davidson ® is already celebrating its 120th anniversary in 2023 and opened a new superlative museum a few years ago, which you can visit this afternoon as part of a private VIP tour (optional). In the evening you can explore the lively Riverfront with its good restaurants and bars. Overnight in Milwaukee.

Day 18: Harley-Davidson® Engine Manufacturing - Fox River Valley - Chicago, 210 km

In the morning you will visit the Harley-Davidson® engine factory in Menomee Falls as part of your VIP tour . After the extensive sightseeing there, you continue your journey and follow the Fox River valley to Chicago. There you return your bikes to our rental station. Overnight accommodation for the next two days will be in the Chicago/O'Hare Airport area.

Day 19: Chicago

Today is your free day in Chicago, also known as the “Windy City”. Experience the city on an accompanied tour in a double-decker bus and visit the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), from the "Sky Deck" there you have a fantastic overview of the city. The Route 66 sign, Millennium Park, Navy Pier, Buckingham Fountain from the opening credits of the series "A Terribly Nice Family - Al Bundy" and the polished bean are of course also on the program (optional, advance booking required!). You will spend this evening together in a good restaurant and can review the tour that you have just completed. Overnight in the Chicago/ O'Hare Airport area.

Day 20: Flight back to Europe

During the day, the hotel shuttle will take you to the airport in Chicago and it's time to say goodbye. The return flight takes place to your chosen place of departure (connection connections possible).

Day 21: Arrival in Europe

Arrive at your chosen departure point and end of the trip.