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Motorcycle Tour
Route 66: from Chicago to Los Angeles

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The most legendary of all roads, world-renowned as the "Mainstreet of America," is some 2448 miles long, or 3940 kilometers in European terms, running from Chicago to Los Angeles or vice versa, depending on how you look at it.

Pricing

Prices for the dates:
22.09.–10.10.2022
per person for 2 persons in double room with 1 motorcycle - starting at: €5,870.00 $6,530.13 ?
per person for 2 persons in double room with 2 motorcycles - starting at: €7,245.00 $8,059.76 ?
per person in single room with 1 motorcycle - starting at: €8,395.00 $9,339.08 ?
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Prices for the dates:
17.05.–04.06.2023
21.09.–09.10.2023
per person for 2 persons in double room with 1 motorcycle - starting at: €5,970.00 $6,641.37 ?
per person for 2 persons in double room with 2 motorcycles - starting at: €7,345.00 $8,171.00 ?
per person in single room with 1 motorcycle - starting at: €8,545.00 $9,505.95 ?
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Prices for the dates:
23.06.–11.07.2023
19.08.–06.09.2023
per person for 2 persons in double room with 1 motorcycle - starting at: €6,070.00 $6,752.62 ?
per person for 2 persons in double room with 2 motorcycles - starting at: €7,445.00 $8,282.25 ?
per person in single room with 1 motorcycle - starting at: €8,645.00 $9,617.20 ?
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Prices for the dates:
05.09. - 23.09.2022
per person for 2 persons in double room with 1 motorcycle - starting at: €5,695.00 $6,335.45 ?
per person for 2 persons in double room with 2 motorcycles - starting at: €6,895.00 $7,670.40 ?
per person in single room with 1 motorcycle - starting at: €8,045.00 $8,949.72 ?
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Prices for the dates:
29.04. - 17.05.2023
per person for 2 persons in double room with 1 motorcycle - starting at: €5,695.00 $6,335.45 ?
per person for 2 persons in double room with 2 motorcycles - starting at: €6,795.00 $7,559.15 ?
per person in single room with 1 motorcycle - starting at: €7,995.00 $8,894.10 ?
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Prices for the dates:
04.09. - 22.09.2023
per person for 2 persons in double room with 1 motorcycle - starting at: €5,795.00 $6,446.69 ?
per person for 2 persons in double room with 2 motorcycles - starting at: €6,995.00 $7,781.64 ?
per person in single room with 1 motorcycle - starting at: €8,195.00 $9,116.59 ?
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Surcharge for motorcycle models with top case such as: Electra Glide, Street Glide Grand Touring €210.00 $233.62 ?
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 with a renowned airline in economy class from/to Frankfurt to Los Angeles/Chicago (transfer possible)
All European and U.S. air safety fees
Kerosene surcharges as of 08/2021
Air traffic tax for departures ex Germany
17 nights in good tourist/middle class hotels according to the itinerary
Partial breakfast (mix of continental and American)
Motorcycle rental (BASIS BIG TWIN) for the indicated period incl. free miles, liability insurance
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
Incurring one-way charges
24/7 German-speaking assistance
German-speaking tour escort from/to Los Angeles/Chicago 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
Personal expenses
Hotel parking fees
Gasoline, oil
Motorcycle and rainwear
Entrance fees for the attractions or parks
Tips
Travel insurance, etc.
Road Side Towing Assistance

More details

Upon request:
All our guided tours can, of course, also be offered as self-guided tours, or they can be customized and elaborated for you. You will then receive enough maps and information material for such a tour, as well as a detailed consultation. Please enquire!
1/2 double rooms are available upon request, subject to availability.
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 the start of the trip.
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Important info:
The following types of motorcycles are available on request. Please let us know of the two most preferred types when booking. However, no guaranteed commitment can be made for the machine type. 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. 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 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:
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 filled out at least 72 hours before entering the USA. You can find the link here: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/ - 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 between 120 and 540 km per day, depending on the tour, 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. Motorcycle riding in a unique landscape is absolutely in the foreground so a certain team spirit is the first priority 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 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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Distance: 5100 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

Because many of the emigrants who went west also drove it back. It crosses 3 time zones in 8 states of the USA. The old pioneers of the West planned and built this road already in 1926. In 1932 it was finally completely paved. The '50s were the glory days of Route 66 when thousands of cars drove bumper to bumper to experience the adventure "West". Hotels, motels, gas stations, classic restaurants, and the new mobile America were everywhere. Many of the classic routes, restaurants, gas stations and historic landmarks are restored and in the original condition, as they were in the 1950s. Unique and nostalgic, Route 66 is the road someone in heaven created for Harley-Davidson® riders.

Tour overview from Chicago to Los Angeles:

Day 01: Flight to Chicago

Flight with a renowned airline from your departure city (transfer possible) to Chicago. Upon arrival in Chicago, you will be met by your guide and transferred to a well-located mid-range hotel in the Chicago area. The rest of the evening is at your leisure. The overnight stay for the next two days will be in the Chicago/O`Hare Airport area.

Day 02: Chicago

Today you have free time in Chicago, also known as the "Windy City". Experience the city on an escorted 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, the Millennium Park, the Navy Pier, the 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 reservation required!). You will spend together with the group in a good restaurant and can discuss the tour ahead. Overnight stay in the Chicago/O'Hare Airport area.

TIP: City Tour Chicago

Day 03: Gemini Giant - Dixie Truck Stop - Springfield, 320 km

In the early morning, you will be transferred to our rental partner on-site, where you will take over your machines. After a short briefing, you will start your tour adventure "Route 66 - the Mother Road". All the luggage you need for the tour will be packed into the escort vehicle. You will leave the hotel and already follow Route 66 along the Pontiac Trail, through the coal mining areas of Illinois.

The first stop is at the Gemini Giant & Launch Pad Drive Inn in Wilmington. Other attractions include the historic Little Jail in Gardner, the Texaco Station in Dwight, and the Standard Oil gas station in Odel. Passing the Dixie Truck Stop, you'll head to Atlanta, where you can see the Giant Hotdog Man and the Smiley Water Tower. In the afternoon you will reach Springfield, the capital of Illinois, and visit the Capitol building there. Overnight stay in Springfield, Illinois.

Day 04: Mississippi River - St. Louis - Missouri, 370 km

The now-following towns on Route 66 are too many to stop everywhere. But the Paris Stop Cafe in Ariston and the Lady of the Highway Statue in Waggoner are must-sees. Before you cross the Mississippi River, you will visit the historic "Chain of the Rocks" bridge. From here you will enter the state of Missouri and St. Louis on the Old Men River. The landmark of the city is the gigantic Arch. This can be seen from far away. The elevator ride up to the arch offers a fantastic view and the Lewis & Clark Museum under the arch is certainly worth a visit. In the afternoon, the Wagon Wheel Motel and the world's largest rocking chair in Cuba are on the agenda. Tonight's overnight stay will be in Rolla, Missouri.

Day 05: Devils Elbow - Ozarks Mountains - Fantastic Caverns, 345 km

The first highlight of the day is the Devil's Elbow Bridge with the biker bar of the same name near Rolla. The morning will take you through the hills of the Ozark Mountains and you will visit the Munger Moss Motel, known from many Route 66 picture books. Today you have the opportunity to visit the unique stalactite cave of Fantastic Caverns near Springfield by jeep train. Lunch will be spent at an outdoor shopping paradise and museum, Bass Pro Shop, in Springfield. Later, you'll pass through lesser-known towns like Conway and Lebanon, located on Missouri's Route 66. In the afternoon, you'll visit the old Sinclair gas station in Halltown and the historic courthouse in Carthage before reaching your overnight stop in Joplin.

Day 06: Kansas - Rainbow Bridge - Blue Whale - Oklahoma City, 410 km

You leave Joplin and after a short ride, you reach the sunflower state of Kansas. The attractions here are the small town of Galena and the Rainbow Bridge, which is almost on the border of the state of Oklahoma. You will visit the historic town of Miami and see the Route 66 Vintage Museum and the famous Coleman Theater. The US star Will Rogers used to perform here regularly. The blue whale in Catoosa is on the program as well as the old steel arch bridge over Rock Creek. The Seaba Gas Station in Warwick and the Red Barn in Arcadia are other attractions along the way. Next, follow the Motherroad for 100 miles through the native American Country in the Old West. The asphalt ribbon of Route 66 follows the land here as if it had always been here. In the afternoon you will reach Oklahoma City or OKC. There you will make a short stop at the Capitol of the capital. Overnight stay in Oklahoma City.

Day 07: Oklahoma City - Texas - Amarillo, 430 km

Today there are a lot of attractions to see. Via El Reno, you will reach the Canadian River, which you will cross on a pony bridge over 1000 meters long. Continue to Clinton, the heart and soul of Route 66 country, then visit Elk City, the largest Route 66 museum in the US. At Texola you will reach the Panhandle of Texas and stop at the restored U-Drop Inn, one of the old original Route 66 gas stations in the oil town of Shamrock. In the afternoon, head to the Devils Rope Museum, the leaning water tower near Britton and the largest cross in the Western Hemisphere in Groom. For tonight, you can mentally prepare yourself for a "Texas-style" steak. Whoever manages the 4 1/2 pound T-bone steak, including sides, in 60 minutes will get it sponsored by Big Texan Steakhouse. So bon appétit. Overnight stay in Amarillo.

Day 08: Cadillac Ranch - Mid Point - Tucumcari - Santa Fe, 490 km

Today you will leave Amarillo to stop first at the Cadillac Ranch. These 10 Cadillacs, anchored in the ground at the same angle as the Great Pyramid of Giza, are there to remind you of the glory days of old Route 66. Passing the endless cattle farms you will reach the border to the state of New Mexico in the morning. Shortly before Glen Rio, you will reach the Mid Point in Adrian, which is 1139 miles from the beginning or end of Route 66.

From Tucumcari, which is already in New Mexico, you will cross the High Plains into Comanche country and continue on the Santa Fe Trail. You now have five states behind you and three (or four), in the next few days to check off on the list, ahead of you. Overnight stay in Santa Fe for the next two nights. In the evening you will visit the Oldtown and you can already get a first overview of this historic city.

Day 09: Rest day or day tour Taos & Rio Grande Valley, 0 - 290 km

Today you can relax a bit. Santa Fe is a great place for shopping. If you feel like it, come with us on a tour to the old Native American Pueblo of Taos, which you will reach along the Rio Grande River Valley. The steel girder bridge, high above the Rio Grande Gorge, gives you a great view of the river. The return trip is through the desert-like, but not dry highlands. From here, on a clear day, you'll have a view of the southern, mostly snow-covered foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Overnight stay in Santa Fe.

Day 10: Albuquerque - Navajo Country - Gallup, 420 km

In the morning, you will make your way to the balloon festival town of Albuquerque on the Rio Grande River. You will stop along the way in the small town of Madrid and at Maggie's Diner, made famous by the movie "Wild Hogs" with John Travolta and Tim Allen. Weather and time permitting, you will ride up the Scenic Route to the unique Sandia Crest and over 3200 m high viewpoint. In time for lunch, you will arrive at Albuquerque's historic plaza. You will then cross the Rio Grande and the 9-mile pass. Through a sea of purple and blood-red colors, the ride takes you over wide roads through the Navajo Wilderness. You will visit the 300-year-old mission church in Laguna and reach the endpoint of today's journey in the late afternoon. You will spend the night in the old railroad and native American town of Gallup in New Mexico.

Day 11: Native American Trading Post - Petrified Forest NP - Winslow, 420 km

Today, after a morning visit to the Trading Post at Chief Yellow Horse, you will leave beautiful New Mexico and enter the next state, Arizona. You will pass through the Petrified Forest National Park during the Route 66 motorcycle tour and then reach the town of Holbrook. This is famous for the historic Wigwam Motel. You will continue to Winslow via the Jack Rabbit Trading Post. This place was sung about by the American band "the Eagles" with the song "take it easy - standing on the corner in Winslow, Arizona". The endpoint of your today's stage is the small town of Williams, which still has a lot of the "Good Old West" left with its historic houses and the old entertainment district directly at Route 66. You will spend the night almost directly on Route 66 and in the evening you will have the opportunity to visit a brewery followed by dinner.

Day 12: Grand Canyon, 360 km

In the morning, you start your tour day from Williams to one of the seven wonders of the world. There you will first have the opportunity to take an almost one-hour helicopter tour over the breathtaking Grand Canyon. Afterward, you follow the scenic road along the south rim of the Grand Canyon. Here you will find interesting stops like Duck Rock, Grand View, Lipan Point, and Desert View with its native American watchtower on the way. Your late lunch stop will be at the old trading post at Cameron, in the middle of the Navajo Reservation. In the afternoon, you will ride along the painted desert and visit Wutpatki & Sunset Crater National Monument. Overnight stay in Williams.

TIP: Helicopter flight into the Grand Canyon

TIP: Cameron Trading Post - highly recommended for indigenous jewelry and souvenirs!

Day 13: Route 66 - Oatman - Hoover Dam - Lake Mead, 430 km

Early in the morning, you will leave Williams on the Route 66 motorcycle tour. After a short stretch on the Interstate, you will reach Crookton Road, a restored section of the Motherroad. In the small town of Seligman, you will visit Angel Delgadillo, probably the most famous barber in the world, who is one of the founders of the association and is considered the father of today's Route 66. You will cross the Hualapai Native Americans' Reservation and visit the General Store in Hackberry with its multitude of classic cars. You will spend your lunch break in Kingman at the original Mr. Dz's Diner from the 50s and, of course, you will visit the local Motherroad Harley-Davidson® store. Via Cool Springs and the Sitgreave Pass, you will reach the small western town of Oatman, which is always a stopover for many Harley riders.

It will remind you of the first settlers and gold seekers in the West. The wild burros there, as well as the real cowboys, are looking forward to your visit. In the afternoon you will reach the Colorado River and the gambling town of Laughlin, which is already in Nevada. After a short photo stop, you will continue to the gambler's paradise of Las Vegas, the "Sin City", the final destination of your today's stage. In the evening, just visit the numerous hotel attractions, go shopping, or take a visit to the observation deck of the 350 m high Stratosphere Tower to get an overview of the city. Overnight stay in Las Vegas.

TOUR TIP: You can end the day with a leisurely dinner together and then, like the movie stars, be chauffeured on an optional stretch limousine tour along the Strip and into the Old Town of Las Vegas.

Day 14: Las Vegas

Today you have the day at your leisure in Las Vegas. Your guide will be happy to assist you with show tickets, helicopter rides, and all other attractions. On-site you have the opportunity to visit the local Harley-Davidson® dealer and the adjacent outlet shopping mall. For the gluttonous riders, a day tour, on your own, to the Valley of Fire or Mt. Charleston is an option. Overnight stay in Las Vegas.

Day 15: Hoover Dam - California - Amboy - Baghdad, 430 km

After breakfast, we head towards Hoover Dam. From the Lake Mead lookout and the new bridge, you will have an excellent view of this technical marvel. Through the Mojave Desert, you will rejoin the old Route 66, passing places like Goffs and Essex, almost blown away by the sand and wind. An obligatory stop in the middle of the desert at Roy's Cafe in Amboy and the Bagdad Cafe, known from the movie "Out of Rosenheim" must be before the day tour ends. You will reach the town of Barstow in the afternoon, where you will also spend the night.

Day 16: San Gabriel Mountains - Topanga Canyon - Highway 1, 310 km

In the morning you will leave Barstow to finish your tour adventure "Route 66 - the Mother Road". The following route through the San Gabriel Mountains leads you to Highway 2, which is over 90 km long and winds over mountains and through canyons. This is also nicknamed the "Angels Crest Highway" and is one of America's "Top 5 Motorcycle Routes". Topanga Canyon is another highlight on this route before you reach the famous coastal road, Highway 1. You will pass Santa Monica, which marks the end or the beginning of the motorcycle tour before you reach Los Angeles, the final destination of the last tour day. You will drop off your bikes at our local rental partner and the transfer to the hotel will take place. The evening is at your free disposal. Overnight stay in the Los Angeles/LAX area.

Day 17: Los Angeles

Today you have the day at your leisure. In the morning you have the option to join a guided city tour with a local guide (optional, pre-registration required). You will be picked up from the hotel by van or bus and start your city tour to Venice Beach, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Downtown L.A., and Hollywood. You can review the tour behind you over a leisurely dinner and let it come to an end. Overnight stay in the Los Angeles/LAX area.

Day 18: Return flight to Europe

During the day, the hotel shuttle will transfer you to the airport in Los Angeles and it is time to say goodbye. You will fly back to your departure airport with a renowned airline (transfer possible).

Day 19: Arrival in Europe

Arrival at your departure airport. End of the motorcycle tour.

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