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Motorcycle Tour
Silver and Golden State Tour

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Let us guide you through the beautiful and diverse landscapes of Nevada and California.

Pricing

Prices for the date: 15.09. - 25.09.2024
per rider in shared twin/double room €5,995.00 $6,425.14 ?
per pillion passenger in shared twin/double room (pillion passengers cannot book without an accompanying rider) €4,695.00 $5,031.87 ?
per person single room €6,695.00 $7,175.37 ?
Surcharge for Grand Touring class motorcycles €170.00 $182.20 ?
Surcharge for motorcycle model guarantee (you can find the exact description of this service under the tab "Table more details"). €125.00 $133.97 ?

Included

Flights from/to Frankfurt to Las Vegas in Economy Class (connecting flights possible)
9 overnight stays in good hotels or motels according to the itinerary
8 days motorcycle rental for the indicated period (surcharge of 170 € ONLY for the Grand Touring class.)
All European and American air safety charges
Kerozin surcharges as of 04/2023
Air traffic tax for flights ex Germany
Welcome drink
Flughafentransfers
Transfers from the hotel to the rental station and back
Breakfast - if offered by the hotels (A frank word about breakfast in the USA: We would like to point out that breakfast as an included service in American or Canadian hotels is not a matter of course. There are different varieties of breakfast. Some hotels offer coffee and some kind of rolls, toast or a piece of cake, plus maybe some jam. If one is lucky, there is some fruit or dairy products. Some accommodations only offer coffee with a coffee maker in the room. Other hotels offer a varied breakfast. Many hotels decide in the middle of the season to launch this service, to abolish it or even to change it. There is generally everywhere a possibility to buy breakfast for little money. We write in the services "Partial breakfast", because we can not guarantee which hotel all of a sudden decides for it or against it).
All free miles
Motorcycle Class Guarantee (see the information under "motorcycles on this tour")
TOP PROTECTION: EVIP-ZERO Insurance
TOP PROTECTION: TOP PROTECTION: Deductible 0,00 EUR (Explanation for the reduction of the excess to 0,- USD: In case of damage you have no excess. The deductible in case of theft is a maximum of 1000 US $ on site and must first be paid by the customer in case of damage (theft). After the tour, the damage will be submitted and after inspection, the costs will be reimbursed by our German insurer. Please note: in order to avoid much higher costs, you must present the motorcycle key and a police report at the rental station in the event of theft, among other things.)
TOP PROTECTION: 2 million EUR supplementary liability insurance
TOP PROTECTION: Flat Tyre Protection (Our Flat Tyre Protection includes 100% tyre repair/working time. Any recovery/towing costs are covered up to a maximum of 100 USD. Costs above this are to be paid by yourself! An additional emergency towing service coverage is included in your tour price. Therefore these additional costs are not applicable for you.)
TOP PROTECTION: Emergency Assistance and Emergency Towing Service (Our Flat Tyre Protection includes 100% tyre repair/working time. Any recovery/towing costs are covered up to a maximum of 100 USD. Costs above this are to be paid by yourself! An additional emergency towing service coverage is included in your tour price. Therefore these additional costs are not applicable for you).
High season surcharges 01.08. - 30.09.2023
Tour accompaniment by our experienced USA specialists
Escort vehicle for the entire tour period
Luggage transfer during the tour - 1 piece of luggage of 23 kg per person plus a small piece of hand luggage (We would like to ask you to refrain from using hard-shell suitcases, since they can cause problems during transport in the escort vehicle)
Drink service during the riding days (chilled drinks at net cost price)
Guidebook 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
Personal expenses
Travel cancellation costs, foreign health insurance
Petrol
Entrance fees for the attractions or National, State and Navajo Parks
Parking garage fees, road/bridge fees
Costs for optional excursions, tips etc. and generally everything that is not explicitly listed as included.
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Additionally bookable services:
Flight surcharge ex Germany, Zurich or Vienna from 250 EUR (daily prices, bookable only on request).
Prices for other departure points on request.
Surcharge for Rail & Fly in 2nd class for 85 EUR per person.
Premium Economy Class supplement from EUR 285 per person/route (as of 10/2022 - daily rates, bookable on request only)
Surcharge for Comfort Class from 1100 EUR per person/route (as of 10/2022)
Surcharge for seat reservation in Condor Economy Class from 50 EUR per person/route (in Premium Economy and Comfort Class this service is included - as of 10/2022)
For an extra charge of 125 EUR we can give you a motorcycle model guarantee by the rental company on your first request.
170 EUR surcharge for models in the Grand Touring Class
On request, the motorcycle model warranty option is also bookable for an additional charge.

More details

Duration: 11 days
Total distance: 2290 km
Minimum number of participants: 12 persons (including pillion riders). We have not yet had to do this, but: if the minimum number of participants is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the tour up to four weeks before the start of the tour. Alternatively, the tour can be carried out with only one tour guide in the escort vehicle in order to avoid a tour cancellation (if it is calculable for us).
Maximum number of participants: 16 persons (including pillion riders)
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Motorcycles on this tour:
Please note: Not all types are available at all motorcycle stations. As we are not the direct service provider for the motorcycles, we cannot guarantee for the "first motorcycle wish".
So that everything is clear in advance: Our partner requires the specification of a substitute desired machine mandatory at the time of booking and gives us a MOTORCYCLE CLASS GUARANTEE. This means that we will confirm your initial request (if available on the day of booking) and as an alternative a guarantee within the booked / requested category.
Class mix in booking is not allowed.
OPTIONAL MOTORCYCLE MODEL GUARANTEE: If the desired model is available, our partner will confirm the booking for the desired model, however, he reserves the right to offer an alternative model from the same category, if your desired model is not available. This can happen, for example, if the previous renter returned the motorcycle with damage. If choosing a specific model is very important to you, then this model will be guaranteed to you for an extra charge of 125 EUR per rental.
In the unlikely event that this service does not work out on the spot, you will get a motorcycle from the same category and the fee will immediately be refunded to you.
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Motorcycles at our partner - the motorcycles in the overview sorted by classes:
HD GRAND TOURING CLASS: These Harley-Davidson® models are best equipped for longer rides or multi-day trips. All Touring Class machines are equipped with very comfortable seat backs for the pillion passenger. These American motorcycles are very well balanced and easy to ride for an experienced rider. They offer plenty of space in the saddlebags and a top case. Please note: the models of this class can be booked with an extra charge. You will find the exact amount in the inclusive services of your tour:
Harley-Davidson® Ultra Glide® Classic
Harley-Davidson® Ultra Glide® Limited
Harley-Davidson® Road Glide® Ultra
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HD STREET TOURING CLASS: These Harley-Davidson® models are also equipped for longer rides or multi-day trips. All Touring Class machines are equipped with comfortable seat backs for the pillion passenger, but without the top case and touring seats. These American motorcycles are very well balanced and easy to ride for an experienced rider. They offer plenty of space in the saddlebags:
Harley-Davidson® Street Glide®
Harley-Davidson® Road Glide®
Harley-Davidson® Road King®
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HD CRUISER TOURING CLASS: The quintessential American bike. 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. Almost all models available with pillion backrest and windscreen. Excellent for long rides and tours, weekend rides, day trips and city rides:
Harley-Davidson® Heritage Softail®
Harley-Davidson® Low Rider®
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INDIAN TOURING CLASS: The second American motorcycle brand. Long disappeared from the market, but it still has fans firmly in its grip. The Indian® motorcycles are equipped with comfortable seat backs for the pillion passenger. These American machines are very well balanced and easy to ride for an experienced rider. Excellent for long rides and tours, weekend rides, day trips and city rides. Not available everywhere. Please ask us about them beforehand. IMPORTANT: Indian® Roadmaster® and Challenger® can only be booked with a surcharge and belong in the Grand Touring Class. Indian® Chieftain® and Chief Vintage® belong in the Street Touring Class:
Indian® Chief Vintage®
Indian® Challenger®
Indian® Roadmaster®
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STREET 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. Almost all models available with pillion backrest and windscreen. Excellent for long rides and tours, weekend rides, day trips and city rides. Not available everywhere and not possible for every tour. Please ask us beforehand:
Harley-Davidson® Sportster 1200®
Indian® Scout®
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HD THREE WHEEL CLASS: Some tours can also be ridden with a HARLEY DAVISDON® TRI-GLIDE® ULTRA for an additional charge (depending on the station from 120 EUR/rental day). Appropriate experience is a prerequisite. Very limited availability of maximum 1-2 trikes per station. Not available everywhere. Please ask us beforehand:
Harley-Davidson®TRI-Glide® Ultra
Harley-Davidson® Freewheeler®
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POLARIS® SLINGSHOT® CLASS: This is the perfect alternative if you either do not have a motorcycle license or if you have no experience with an HD® TRI-Glide€ Ultra motorcycle. You are allowed to rent a Polaris® Slingshot® with your passenger car license. The vehicle has an H-shift with clutch, probably like your car at home. The Polaris® Slingshot® will still be categorized as a motorcycle. We ONLY get these types of vehicles in Las Vegas and they can be rented on almost all other guided tours from/to Las Vegas for an additional fee (starting at 135 EUR/rental day) except for "The American Dream" and "Silver & Golden State" tours. These vehicles privide a lot of fun and can keep up very well with their approx. 173 HP.
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Important to know:
A valid credit card (VISA / MASTERCARD or American Express) is required for the motorcycle pick-up. Deposit: 100 USD. The deposit can only be paid by credit card.
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An honest word among bikers:
With the next lines we would like to prepare you in the best way 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 type of holiday and a general package tour is that you are actively involved. Riding a motorcycle is one of the best things in life. At least for us bikers. The 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 present in sufficient quantity. Team spirit and adaptation in the group are absolutely necessary just as you need to bring a certain basic fitness and experience so that we can reach the destination together happy and healthy. If you have any doubts about your health, fitness or experience levels, please contact us beforehand. We want to achieve the best holiday experience for you too. The daily stages are on average 250 - 400 kilometers long. That sounds a lot, but it can't be compared to the same route in Europe, considering that there are often 80 kilometers without passing through a town and a whole day without traffic lights during the program. There are also hardly any traffic jams. We are rarely in the saddle for more than five hours throughout the day. We reach our daily destination between 4 - 6 p.m., depending on the season. Depending on the weather and daily temperatures, it can happen that we have to leave 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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Insurance:
We generally recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance.
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Upon request:
1/2 double rooms can be booked upon request. If a 1/2 double room is already available, we will confirm t to you in your booking. If the 1/2 double room is not available at that very moment, then we will confirm a single room first. As soon as we have a booking for the second half of the room, we will immediately credit you the single room surcharge.
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Important info about the "Silver & Golden State" tour:
The "Silver & Golden State" tour is the first part of "The American Dream" tour. Here, guests will start together with the guests of "The American Dream" group. Eight days later, as the group approaches Lauglin, guests are escorted back to Las Vegas by a second team based in Las Vegas for motorcycle drop-off and return flight or individual extension.
This allows us to manage the groups in the best possible way and thus to carry out the tours.
For an additional charge, an extension of several days is possible. Here too, the motto is: it doesn't cost anything to ask!
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Information on ESTA:
The pre-pandemic rules for entry with ESTA have not changed. German travelers still need an approved ESTA application for entry into the USA.
For travelers entering the USA, a registration via the electronic ESTA system has been mandatory since 20.01.2010. Officials at the immigration counters can refuse entry to the USA to passengers without the ESTA authorization. It is recommended that travelers apply for the entry authorization via the ESTA website https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta at least 72 hours prior to departure. The ESTA fee amounts to $21 per application. The ESTA authorization must be applied for online no later than 72 hours prior to travel. The ESTA authorization does not constitute a visa, visa-required travelers do not need an ESTA authorization, but a visa.
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Entry requirements:
Please pay attention to the entry regulations in the USA
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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

The start and end of the trip are the glittering world of Las Vegas. Over the Tioga Pass we cross the Sierra Nevada and the Yosemite National Park, stay overnight twice in San Francisco and ride along the most beautiful part of the famous coastal road "Highway #1". Further highlights lead us through the Mojave Desert and the historic Route 66.

This tour is also the ideal addition to a successful stay in the USA.

If you would like to extend your stay or have other wishes, please contact us.

You can book this tour on Harley-Davidson® as well as on BMW® (extra charge) motorcycles.

Tour schedule:

Day 01: Germany - Las Vegas

You fly with Condor on a non-stop flight from Frankfurt to Las Vegas. Here the entry and customs formalities take place. Upon arrival we will have you transferred to the very well located hotel not far from the legendary "Las Vegas Strip". After the "Welcome drink" the remaining evening is at your free disposal. Overnight stay in Las Vegas.

Day 02 : Las Vegas - Motorcycle Pickup - Las Vegas Blv. (The Strip), 20 km

The morning is free for your own explorations. In the early afternoon we get together for an info meeting incl. tour briefing. Afterwards we take over the motorcycles and ride a short piece in Las Vegas to get used to the tour. Tour length approx. 20 km

Day 03 : Las Vegas - Westgard Pass - Paysson Canyon - Bishop, 440 km

The adventure begins and we thunder with our machines through the golden west of the USA. Our route leads us first along the Interstate 95 North in the direction of California. We cross the Westgard Pass and the Paysson Canyon and follow the old roads westwards. Today's stage ends in the hospitable town of Bishop. Tour length approx. 440 kilometers.

Day 04: Bishop -Tioga Pass - Yosemite N.P. - Sonora, 355 km

After breakfast we head north past Mammoth Lakes and after a stop at the Mono Lake Visitor Center we ride over Tioga Pass (9945 ft) to Yosemite Village. Here we experience flora and fauna at its best. Yosemite N.P. is one of the most popular national parks of the Americans. We will spend the night a bit further from the exit of the national park in the beautiful village of Sonora. Tour length approx. 355 km.

Day 05: Sonora - San Francisco, 280 km

Today we leave the green and mountainous region of the Sierra Nevada towards the southwest. We cross forests, curves and lakes until we reach the typical Californian flat landscape. In the afternoon we first cross the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge and reach the lively San Francisco Bay region from the north. Afterwards we enjoy the skyline of San Francisco and take great pictures of it before we ride through the world famous Golden Gate Bridge with our machines. Our accommodation is in a top location directly at the famous "Fisherman's Warf" of San Francisco. After a short briefing with lots of "San Francisco tips", the evening is at your free disposal. Tour length approx. 280 km.

Our tip: book a sunset catamaran ride around Alcatraz and under the Golden Gate Bridge (optional).

Day 06: San Francisco

Today there is enough time to get to know this famous city at its best. Of course there will be city tips from the tour guides again. The best way to experience all the attractions of San Francisco is to book a "Hop on - Hop off" tour. This is the best way to explore the city, costs little money and is highly recommended.

Tips (all optional):

- Visit Alcatraz in combination with a very informative Hop-On-Hop-Off tour.

- The Hop-On Hop-Off Tour without Alcatraz.

- Ride the Cable Car

- Go-Car Tour

Day 07: San Francisco - Highway #1 - San Simeon, 360 km

We leave San Francisco first thing in the morning. Today we have a dream route ahead of us. Already the ride on Highway 280 is a pleasure. After leaving the highway in the direction of Monterey, we pass Carmel (where Clint Eastwood was mayor) and arrive directly on the world-famous Highway #1. The approx. 85 miles around the Big Sur will force us to take several photo breaks - but we won't miss out on the fun of the curves either! In the late afternoon we reach our overnight destination. The well-known holiday town of San Simeon on the west coast. Tour length approx. 360 kilometres.

Day 08: San Simeon - Paso Robles - Wasco - Bakersfield - Barstow, 440 km

Today's route takes us through the beautiful wine region of California through Paso Robles, past everlasting almond orchards and oil drilling fields around Lost Hils and Wasco. We touch Bakersfield and head east through the Greenhorn Mountains, the Mojave Desert. The final destination of the day is the university town and US military base of Barstow. Tour length approx. 440 kilometers.

Day 09: Barstow - Amboy - Route 66 - Las Vegas, 345 km

Today we experience the historic Route 66 besides boundless riding fun! The road takes us past stops like Ludlow, Amboy with its crater and the famous Route 66 stops Bagdad and Rob Roys Cafe. Here you will take the most beautiful pictures on Route 66. The day's destination is Las Vegas, which we reach via the Mojave Desert in the early afternoon and return our bikes. Tour length approx. 345 kilometers.

Day 10: Return flight

At noon transfer to the airport and flight home with Condor.

Day 11: Arrival in Frankfurt

Arrival in Germany. End of the trip.

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