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Motorcycle Tour
Highway 1 and Yosemite National Park

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Join us for a classic motorcycle tour through the United States of America. Las Vegas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Death Valley, Yosemite National Park, and the famous Highway 1 are the highlights here.

Pricing

Prices for the date:
22. May 2024 - 31. May 2024
per person for 2 persons in double room with 1 motorcycle: €3,995.00 $4,276.75 ?
per person for 2 persons in a double room with 2 motorcycles: €4,795.00 $5,133.17 ?
per person in single room with 1 motorcycle: €5,595.00 $5,989.59 ?
Surcharge for models with top case (Electra Glide®/Road Glide Ultra®): €120.00 $128.46 ?
On request - other round trip airport or package price without flight. All prices include flight ex Frankfurt, other departure airports have surcharge as:
Flight surcharge ex Germany - from: €100.00 $107.05 ?
Flight surcharge ex Austria/Switzerland - from: €200.00 $214.10 ?
Optional: Model reservation for desired motorcycle (Please specify your desired motorcycle in the "Comments" field when booking). €125.00 $133.82 ?
ESTA (United States Electronic System for Travel Authorization) application service per person, including processing and ESTA fee: €50.00 $53.53 ?
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Prices for the date:
11. Sep. 2024 - 20. Sep. 2024
per person for 2 persons in double room with 1 motorcycle: €4,195.00 $4,490.85 ?
per person for 2 persons in a double room with 2 motorcycles: €4,995.00 $5,347.27 ?
per person in single room with 1 motorcycle: €5,895.00 $6,310.74 ?
Surcharge for models with top case (Electra Glide®/Road Glide Ultra®): €120.00 $128.46 ?
On request - other round trip airport or package price without flight. All prices include flight ex Frankfurt, other departure airports have one:
Flight surcharge ex Germany - from: €100.00 $107.05 ?
Flight surcharge ex Austria/Switzerland - from: €200.00 $214.10 ?
Optional: Model reservation for desired motorcycle (Please specify your desired motorcycle in the "Comments" field when booking). €125.00 $133.82 ?
ESTA (United States Electronic System for Travel Authorization) application service per person, including processing and ESTA fee: €50.00 $53.53 ?
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Prices for dates in 2025 are available on request approx. 1 year in advance

Included

Scheduled flight in economy class with a renowned airline from/to Frankfurt to Las Vegas/Los Angeles (transfer possible)
All European and U.S. air safety fees
Kerosene surcharges as of 09/2023
Air traffic tax for departures ex Germany
8 nights in good tourist/middle-class hotels according to the itinerary
partial breakfast (mix of continental and American)
Motorcycle rental for the specified period incl. free miles, liability insurance
TOP PROTECTION: LDW/CDW insurance (exclusion of liability in case of accident/theft damage) WITHOUT deductible (In case of accident/tire damage or theft, any deductible is waived on site! INFO: Possible salvage/towing costs are not covered and have to be paid by yourself in any case, we offer additional insurance here!)
TOP PROTECTION: Exclusion of liability for tire damage
TOP PROTECTION: 2 million Euro additional liability insurance
24/7 German-speaking hotline assistance
German-speaking tour escort from Las Vegas to Los Angeles during the motorcycle tour by an experienced motorcycle guide
Support vehicle with the 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)
1 surprise dinner
Souvenir photo in DIN A-3 format
1 exclusive tour T-shirt/Polo per tour participant
Guidebooks and maps
Not included
Personal expenses of any kind
Helmet rental
Hotel parking fees
Petrol, oil
Motorcycle and rainwear
Entrance fees for attractions or parks
Tips
Travel insurance etc.
Road Side Towing Assistance
Surcharge for models with topcase: 120,00 Euro
Everything that is not specified under services

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.
All prices include the 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 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®/ROAD GLIDE ULTRA® - 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 people.
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, windshield, 2 side cases. Audio system. Particularly well suited for 2 people.
HERITAGE SOFTAIL ® - 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, ABS, windshield, 2 side pockets. Particularly well suited for 2 people.
ROAD 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, windshield, 2 side cases. Well suited for 2 people.
ROAD KING®, 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 Waiver Program. (As of January 2009 - subject to change). As a non-German citizen, you may need a visa for entry into the USA/Canada
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A frank word between bikers:
We ride between 120 and 540 km per day, depending on the tour, in the charming and beautiful scenery. The approximate daily mileage 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 go 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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Distance: 1950 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 21 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 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

Experience the USA with one of our connoisseurs as a tour guide and on the most iconic motorcycle brand ever "Harley-Davidson ®".

We have prepared a well-planned tour for you that includes a good mileage of motorcycle riding each day, but also includes some sightseeing on the side. The motorcycles for our guided tours come from reputable motorcycle rental companies. Thus, we have an excellent selection of as-new models ridden for just a few miles, all of which are well prepared for you. As a further advantage, the whole tour is accompanied by a van. Here, the necessary luggage is stored during the tour and, depending on space availability, the accompanying persons can also ride in the van - for you, this means pure motorcycling!

Tour schedule:

Day 01: Flight to Las Vegas

Flight with a renowned airline from your chosen departure point to Las Vegas (transfer possible). Upon arrival in Las Vegas, you will be transferred on your own by hotel shuttle to your well-located mid-range hotel. The rest of the evening is at your leisure. Overnight stay in Las Vegas.

Day 02 : Las Vegas

The morning is free for your own explorations of Las Vegas. Simply visit the numerous hotel attractions, go shopping or visit the observation deck of the 350-meter-high Stratosphere Tower to get an overview of the city. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the rental station where you will meet your guide. After a short briefing, you will take over your bikes at our local Harley Davidson® rental partner. You will take the opportunity to ride a short loop to visit one of the largest Harley Davidson® dealers in the USA, where you will, of course, have enough time to shop as well. After the tour briefing, you will have a joined dinner and get to know each other. Overnight stay in Las Vegas.

Day 03: Death Valley National Park, 480 - 540 km

Today you will ride to another highlight of your tour - the Death Valley. Where the name "Death Valley" comes from, you can imagine very well, after this stage of the day. Sand as far as the eye can see, no water and extreme temperatures are just a few examples. You will follow the valley, which is now in California again, and depending on the course of the tour and the opening of the passes in the Sierra Nevada Mountains*, you will reach your overnight accommodation in the Mammoth Lake or Ridgecrest area* in the early evening.

INFO: In case of extremely high temperatures we reserve the right to change the route along a side valley of Death Valley due to the requirements of the motorcycle rental companies.

*If we stay overnight in Ridgecrest, we will follow a southern route on the other day to get to Yosemite NP.

Day 04: Mono Lake - Yosemite National Park - Redwoods, 310 km

Early in the morning, you will start your motorcycle tour along the Sierra Nevada to visit Mono Lake with its tuff columns. Over the Tioga Pass (3031 m) you will reach the unique Yosemite National Park. This park is famous for its waterfalls and magnificent landscape. You will see various sights in the park and if you are interested you can take a 1-hour hike through the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. These are the unique American sequoia trees. Up to 27 men are needed to embrace the largest of them with their arms and a motorcycle or car could easily pass through the holes punched in. Afterward, you will ride to your overnight destination near Yosemite NP.

*The southern route takes us along the Kern River Valley

and through the southern mountain range via Fresno to the

Yosemite National Park, which is on the program the next morning.

Day 05: Highway 49 - Knights Bridge - San Francisco, 340 km

Today you will ride along the famous Highway 49, which was already famous as a transport route during the gold rush of 1849. Over the winding roads and through the hilly landscapes, you will reach the Stanislaus River. You will follow this river for a while through the seemingly endless almond, pecan, and pistachio plantations. There, you will also have the opportunity to visit one of the few old covered wagon bridges that still exist in the USA. You will spend your lunch break in the original 50's Diner before you reach the impressive city of San Francisco on the Pacific coast in the afternoon. For the next two days, you will stay in San Francisco, near the Fisherman's Wharf. You can easily explore the Wharf on foot from your hotel this evening.

Day 06: San Francisco - Rest day

Today you have the whole day in San Francisco at your disposal. Why not start a tour with your guide, on foot and by cable car, which includes Union Square, Downtown, Chinatown, the Cable Car Museum, and Fisherman's Wharf. At noon, you have the possibility to take part in an optional boat trip across San Francisco Bay. This takes you past Alcatraz and under the Golden Gate Bridge. After lunch, you can take a bus tour in a double-decker to the Golden Gate Bridge and other highlights, such as Golden Gate Park and Alamo Square. Overnight stay in San Francisco.

TOUR TIP: Double Decker Bus Tour & Bay Cruise

Day 07: Highway 1 - Monterey - Big Sur - San Simeon, 365 km

You start in the morning with a last view of the Golden Gate Bridge to reach Monterey via Highway 1, Half Moon Bay, and other famous coastal towns. This is the actual beginning of your trip on the famous Highway 1, which is part of the Panamericana and also the longest road in the world, which leads from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego. Monterey is also famous for the Steinbeck book "The Road of the Oil Sardines". You will ride on Sunset Drive, which is a part of 17 Mile Drive, and you will pass by beautiful viewpoints. You will reach the small town of Carmel, where Clint Eastwood was once a Mayor. In the afternoon, stops like the Bixby Bridge, Big Sur, and Ragged Point are on the program. A visit to the elephant seal colony near Hearst Castle rounds out the day. You will spend the night in the San Simeon area.

Day 08: Highway 1 - Pismo Beach - Solvang - Santa Barbara - Malibu, 400 km

The first stop this morning is Pismo Beach with its long sandy beaches and pier, well known to surfers. The tour will now take you through the vast farmland of California. In the afternoon, you will return to the coast and stop at the cliffs above the famous seaside resort of Santa Barbara, before passing by Malibu Beach and heading towards Los Angeles. After arrival in the late afternoon, you will drop off your motorcycles at our local rental partner and the transfer to the hotel will take place. In the evening you can review the tour during the last dinner together. The overnight stay will be in a hotel near the airport in Los Angeles.

Day 09: Los Angeles City Tour and flight home to Europe

In the morning you have the opportunity to join a guided city tour with a local guide (optional, advance booking 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. Afterward, the hotel shuttle will take you to the Los Angeles airport and you will fly home with a renowned airline (transfer possible) back to the starting point of your trip.

TIP: City tour of Los Angeles

Day 10: Arrival in Europe

Arrival at your departure point in the morning. End of the trip.

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