Come along on a classic motorcycle tour that takes you across the United States of America. Coast to Coast from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Coast.
|For the tour 15.03. - 04.04.2024:
|per rider in shared twin/double room
|€8,495.00 $9,202.19 ?
|per pillion passenger in shared twin/double room (pillion passengers cannot book without an accompanying rider)
|€6,995.00 $7,577.32 ?
|per person single room
|€10,145.00 $10,989.55 ?
|Scheduled flight with a renowned airline in economy class from/to Frankfurt to Orlando/Los Angeles (transfer possible)
|19 overnight stays in good tourist/middle class hotels according to the itinerary
|Motorcycle rental (BIG TWIN) for the specified period incl. free miles, liability insurance
|All European and American air safety charges
|Kerosene surcharges 09/2017
|Air traffic tax for departures ex Germany
|Partial breakfast - mix of continental and American (A frank word about breakfast in the USA: We would like to point out that breakfast as an included service in American or Canadian hotels is not a matter of course. There are different varieties of breakfast. Some hotels offer coffee and some kind of rolls, toast or a piece of cake, plus maybe some jam. If one is lucky, there is some fruit or dairy products. Some accommodations only offer coffee with a coffee maker in the room. Other hotels offer a varied breakfast. Many hotels decide in the middle of the season to launch this service, to abolish it or even to change it. There is generally everywhere a possibility to buy breakfast for little money. We write in the services "Partial breakfast", because we can not guarantee which hotel all of a sudden decides for it or against it).
|TOP PROTECTION: LDW/CDW insurance (exclusion of liability in case of accidental damage or theft) WITHOUT deductible (Explanation for the reduction of the excess to 0,- USD: In case of damage you have no excess. In the event of theft/tire damage, the deductible on site is up to a maximum of US$ 5,000 and must first be paid by the customer in the event of damage. After the tour, the damage is submitted and the self-service costs are reimbursed after verification by our German return -Insurer. INFO: Any salvage/towing costs are not covered and must be borne by yourself in any case! Please note: in order to avoid much higher costs, you must e.g. have the motorcycle key and a police report at the rental station.)
|TOP PROTECTION: 2 million Euro additional liability insurance
|TOP PROTECTION: Tyre Damage Waiver (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.)
|24h Roadside Assistance
|DOT approved half shell helmets
|Tour escort from/to Orlando/Los Angeles during the motorcycle tour by an experienced German speaking motorcycle guide
|Escort vehicle with second guide during the whole motorcycle tour
|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)
|Souvenir photo in DIN-A-3 format
|1 exclusive tour T-shirt per tour participant
|Travel guide and maps
|Hotel parking fees
|motorcycle clothing and rainwear
|Entrance fees for attractions or parks
|Everything that is not specified under features
|Additionally bookable services:
|Flight surcharge ex Germany from 100 EUR (daily prices, bookable only on request).
|Flight surcharge ex Austria or Switzerland from 200 EUR (daily prices, bookable only on request).
|Prices for other departure points on request.
|Supplement for Rail & Fly in 2nd class EUR 85 per person.
|Tour duration: 21 days
|Total length: 5380 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)
|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 returned to you.
|Motorcycles at our partner - the motorcycles in the overview sorted by classes:
|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 passenger. These American bikes are very well balanced and easy to ride for an experienced rider. They offer plenty of space in the saddlebags and in the top case. Please note: the models in this class can be booked for an extra charge for the rider. You can find the exact amount in the included services of your tour.
|Harley-Davidson® Ultra Glide® Classic
|Harley-Davidson® Ultra Glide® Limited
|Harley-Davidson® Road Glide® Ultra
|STREET TOURING CLASS: These Harley-Davidson® models are also equipped for longer trips or multi-day trips. All touring-class machines are equipped with comfortable seat backs for the passenger, but without a top case and touring seats. These American bikes 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®
|CRUISER TOURING CLASS: The quintessence of American bikes. These models have been made famous by movies and enthusiasts around the world. Very easy to ride for people who are used to smaller machines, sport or sport touring at home. Almost all models available with a passenger backrest and windshield. Excellent for long rides and touring, weekend rides, day trips and city rides.
|Harley-Davidson® Heritage Softail®
|Harley-Davidson® Low Rider®
|INDIAN TOURING CLASS: The second American motorcycle brand. Long gone from the market, but have their fans under control again. The Indian® motorcycles are equipped with comfortable seat backs for the passenger. These American machines are very well balanced and easy to ride for an experienced rider. Excellent for long rides and touring, weekend rides, day trips and city rides. Not available everywhere. Please ask us about it beforehand. IMPORTANT: Indian® Roadmaster® and Challenger® have an additional cost and are in the Grand Touring class. Indian® Chieftain® and Chief Vintage® belong to the Street Touring class.
|Indian® Chief Vintage®
|STREET CLASS: The quintessence of American bikes. These models have been made famous by movies and enthusiasts around the world. Very easy to ride for people who are used to smaller machines, sport or sport touring at home. Almost all models available with a passenger backrest and windshield. Excellent for long rides and touring, weekend rides, day trips and city rides. Not available everywhere and not possible for every tour. Please ask us about it beforehand.
|Harley-Davidson® Sportster 1200®
|TRIKE CLASS: Some tours can also be ridden with a HARLEY DAVISDON® TRI-GLIDE® ULTRA for a surcharge (depending on the station from EUR 120/rental day). Appropriate experience is a basic requirement. Very limited availability of maximum 1-2 trikes per station. Not available everywhere. Please ask us about it beforehand.
|Important to know:
|A valid credit card (VISA / MASTERCARD or American Express) is required for the motorcycle pick-up. Deposit: 750 USD. The deposit can only be paid by credit card.
|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.
|We generally recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance. For tours in non-European countries, we recommend that you also take out international health insurance and luggage insurance.
|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.
|Information on ESTA:
|German travelers still need approved ESTA to enter the country.
|For travelers to the USA, 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 ESTA authorization. Authorities recommend that travelers apply for entry authorization via the ESTA website https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta at least 72 hours before departure. The ESTA fee of $21 per ESTA application. 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.
|Please pay attention to the entry regulations in the USA.
|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.
Orlando, Daytona Beach, New Orleans, San Antonio, Tombstone, Tucson, San Diego and Los Angeles, the Three Sisters, Big Bend National Park, Roy Bean, Wyatt Earp & Doc Holiday and Highway 1 are the highlights here.
We have prepared a well-planned tour for you that includes a fair number of miles of motorcycling each day, but also takes in the sights along the way. The motorcycles for our guided tours are mostly from the Harley-Davidson® authorized rentals™ program. This means we have an excellent selection of the latest models, all of which are well prepared for you. Another advantage is that the whole tour is accompanied by a van. Here, the necessary luggage is stored during the tour and, depending on space availability, accompanying persons can also ride in the van - for you, this means pure motorcycling!
Day 1: Flight to Florida
Flight with a renowned airline from your chosen departure point to Orlando (transfer possible). Upon arrival, your guide will be waiting for you at the airport and take you to a centrally located middle class hotel. Depending on your arrival time, the first meeting and tour briefing will take place in the evening, otherwise the next day. Overnight stay in Orlando.
Day 2: Orlando - Theme Parks - Kennedy Space Center
The day is free for you to settle in. You have the possibility to visit one of the many theme parks. The hotel offers a shuttle service to some of the parks. Overnight stay in Orlando.
OUR TOUR TIP: Day trip by bus to the Space Coast, to the top attraction, the Kennedy Space Center.
Day 3: Daytona Beach (160 km)
After breakfast, the luggage is loaded into the support vehicle and the transfer to the rental station takes place. After the formalities and a short briefing you take over your motorcycles and start your Harley® tour from the Atlantic to the Pacific. You leave Orlando in the morning. You will visit Destination Harley®, the largest shop of its kind in terms of area, and you will certainly be able to pick up a bargain or two. You arrive in Daytona Beach in the late afternoon. Your hotel is located directly on the Atlantic Ocean and close to the famous Main Street. The Boot Hill Saloon, the Bank or Froggies are the trendy bars for fun in the evening. Don't forget to visit the world-famous Harley-Davidson® store on Main Street. Overnight stay in Daytona Beach.
Day 4: St. Augustine - Central Florida - Gulf Coast (420 km)
Today the tour takes you along the coastal road A1A to the historic city of St. Augustine. This is the oldest city in the USA with 500 years and is also called the "Rothenburg of North America". Use the break there for a walk and have a look at the old town. You continue through Central Florida into the Panhandle, the panhandle of the Sunshine State. You will follow endless orange groves, interrupted by lakes and cattle farms. In the late afternoon you will reach the Gulf Coast region, where you will spend the night in the Wakulla Springs/Crawford area.
Day 5: Florida's Gulf Coast - Springbreak in Panama City - Alabama (435 km)
In the early morning we continue along the Gulf Coast and through Florida's Panhandle. In Apalachicola, which is also the capital of oyster fishing in the USA, you will make a longer stop. On the way you will have the opportunity to try all kinds of oysters. Miles of pine forests alternate with marsh and swamp landscapes, which are typical for the south. At Panama City Beach, you'll reach the main site of the annual Spring Break (American college vacation). Passing Fort Walton Beach you will reach Pensacola. The city became famous through the TV series "Pensacola - Wings of Steel". In the afternoon you will reach the border of the state that became world-famous through a song, namely "Sweet Home..." Alabama. The overnight stay takes place in the Daphne area.
Day 6: Alabama's & Mississippi's Gulf Coast - New Orleans (250 km)
You start in the morning on Highway 90, which is also called "Route 66 of the South", towards Mobile, Alabama. There you have the opportunity to visit the destroyer USS Alabama and the associated Navy Museum. Among other things, the movie "Red Alert" with Steven Seagal was filmed on this ship in 1992. The gambling town Biloxi, which is already in Missisippi, with the Hard Rock Cafe Hotel & Casino directly on the Gulf Coast, is one of your further stops. In the afternoon you will follow Highway 90 through the marshlands of Louisiana to New Orleans. Your hotel is located in the famous French Quarter. Use the evening to explore the nearby Bourbon Street. Overnight stay in New Orleans.
Day 7: New Orleans - the "Big Easy" - Day at leisure
The day is at your free disposal. In the morning you can go on a walking tour of the French Quarter with your guide. This is combined with an optional paddle steamer tour, where you can enjoy a Southern Fried Lunch and music on the Mississippi. Already a good introduction to "Nawlins" as the locals call your New Orleans. The afternoon and evening are yours to enjoy at your leisure. Get some of the unique spices and sauces for home and visit the popular Bourbon Street again, which offers something for every taste with its countless live music offers. Overnight stay in New Orleans.
Day 8: Bayous - Tabasco manufacturing - Texas (480 km)
Today it is time to say goodbye to "Nawlins". On the way out of town you will visit one of the unique cemeteries with the Hurricane Katrina memorial. Today the route leads you again through the wide marshland (Bayous) in the south of the USA. You will visit Every Island and the Tabasco® production of this world famous sauce. The rest of the connecting stage takes you, always close to the coast, through Lousiana to the state of Texas. The overnight stay will be in the Orange/Beaumont area.
Day 9: Texas - Houston - San Antonio (480 km)
Today's route is a bridging stage and takes place on well-maintained roads that will bring you along quickly. You will pass Houston and in the afternoon you will reach San Antonio, a historic city famous for the Alamo. Overnight stay in San Antonio.
Day 10: San Antonio - Day at leisure
Rest day in San Antonio. Today you have time to explore this lively city. The famous Riverwalk and a boat tour are absolutely worth seeing and experiencing. The Fort Alamo, where the old history comes alive again, should not be missed. If you are interested you can join an optional guided tour which includes a city tour by bus, the Alamo, the Riverwalk and a boat trip there. Overnight stay in San Antonio.
Day 11: Texas Hill Country - the twisted sisters (370 km)
Today you will experience wild Texas at its best. This stage is not for motorcycle beginners. In the morning you will ride the so-called three sisters or also known as twisted sisters top motorcycle route. The tour takes you past clear rivers and through Texas ranch land, sharp curves and hills that make the tour a roller coaster ride. You can get the right shirt for the ride at the motorcycle shop in Leakey. After a winding day, you'll arrive at your overnight stop in Del Rio, right on the Mexican border.
Day 12: Pecos River - Rio Grande - Roy Bean - Big Bend National Park (460 km)
Texas is twice as big as France and you will surely realize that today. The tour takes you along the Pecos and Rio Grande to Langtry, the place of work of Judge Roy Bean. He exercised his judicial power in the wild Pecos County at Jersey Lili's Saloon and brought many outlaws to the gallows. In the afternoon you reach the unique Big Bend National Park. You will visit the ghost town of Terlingua before reaching your overnight destination in the middle of this wild landscape in Lajitas. Overnight stay in Lajitas.
Day 13: Big Bend National Park - El Paso (510 km)
In the morning you follow the Rio Grande again, which marks the border to Mexico. This is a part of the Chihuahua Desert, with one of the most biodiverse plains in the USA. Now it's a fast ride to your destination of the day, El Paso, which you reach in the late afternoon after a stop at the local Harley® shop. The Franklin Mountains are the southernmost foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Fort Bliss is the largest air defense center in the world, where German and NATO military personnel receive their training. Overnight stay in El Paso.
Day 14: Wild West - Pancho Villa - Bisbee -Tombstone (450 km)
Arizona is today's destination. You follow the tracks of the Mexican freedom fighter Pancho Villa and reach Bisbee, an old and still active mining town. In the afternoon you will continue to Tombstone. Depending on your arrival time, you will follow in the footsteps of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday and see one of the shows. The local Harley® shop also sells the appropriate T-shirt and thus the right souvenir for home. Overnight stay in Tombstone.
Day 15: OK Corral - Pima Air Museum - Tucson (160 km)
In the morning, the OK Corral, the old cemetery, and the town itself, which brings back to life the history of Virgil and WyattEarp, Doc Holiday and the Canton brothers, are on the agenda. This old western town is sure to leave its impressions on you. In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to visit the Pima Air Museum, famous for its huge aircraft graveyard. You will spend the night in Tucson, the second largest city in Arizona. In the evening, you'll have plenty of time to walk along Broadway in the footsteps of today's Wild West.
Day 16: Saguaro Cacti Forests - Sonora Desert - Yuma (480 km)
Today's stage will be a bit longer than yesterday. However, you will quickly reach your destination thanks to the well-maintained roads. In the morning you will cross Saguaro cactus forests, which can be found here in abundance in the Sonora Desert. These cacti grow over 20 meters high and more than 500 years old. You will continue along the U.S.-Mexico border, stopping at the historic town of Ajo and arriving in the late afternoon at the former provincial capital of the Yuma Terretory. Overnight stay in Yuma.
Day 17: California - San Diego (300 km)
Before leaving Yuma, you have the opportunity to visit the old Terretorial Prison on the Colorado River, which forms the border with Mexico here. Through an interesting foothill landscape you will enter the state of California, the old mission city of San Diego, which is already located at the Pacific Ocean. If time permits, you will visit the Del Coronado Peninsula, with the hotel of the same name, which became famous through the film "Some Like It Hot" with Marylin Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, who did their mischief here. Your hotel is located near historic Old Town, which you can easily explore on foot this evening. Overnight in San Diego.
Day 18: San Diego - Highway 1 - Los Angeles (225 km)
In the morning you leave San Diego to finish your tour along the famous Pacific Coast Highway 1. You follow the coastal Highway 1, which is also called the "Panamericana" or "Dream Road of the World". Along the coast you will pass Long Beach and Palo Verdes before reaching Los Angeles. In the late afternoon you will drop off your bikes at our local rental station and we will transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to relax. Overnight stay in the Los Angeles/LAX area.
Day 19: Los Angeles - Day at leisure
Today you have the day at your 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 be picked up from the hotel by bus and start your city tour to Venice Beach, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Downtown L.A. and Hollywood. The rest of the day is at your disposal for last errands. You can review and round off the tour with a joint dinner. Overnight stay in the Los Angeles/LAX area.
Day 20: Los Angeles and return flight to Europe
The morning is at your leisure. In the course of the day, the shuttle transfer to Los Angeles Airport will take place. Flight home with a renowned airline (transfer possible) back to the starting point of your trip.
Day 21: Arrival in Europe
Arrival at your departure point in the morning. End of the trip.