Route 66 - Western Part: Albuquerque NM to Los Angeles CA in 9 days!

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Tour dates (in English):

tour dates route66 May 10, 2017 - May 18, 2017
tour dates route66 May 17, 2017 - May 25, 2017
tour dates route66 May 24, 2017 - Jun 01, 2017
tour dates route66 Jun 07, 2017 - Jun 15, 2017
tour dates route66 Jun 14, 2017 - Jun 22, 2017 - Sold out
tour dates route66 Jul 05, 2017 - Jul 13, 2017
tour dates route66 Jul 12, 2017 - Jul 20, 2017
tour dates route66 Jul 26, 2017 - Aug 03, 2017
tour dates route66 Aug 09, 2017 - Aug 17, 2017
tour dates route66 Aug 23, 2017 - Aug 31, 2017
tour dates route66 Sep 06, 2017 - Sep 14, 2017
tour dates route66 Sep 13, 2017 - Sep 21, 2017
tour dates route66 Sep 20, 2017 - Sep 28, 2017
tour dates route66 Sep 27, 2017 - Oct 05, 2017
tour dates route66 Oct 04, 2017 - Oct 12, 2017
tour dates route66 Oct 18, 2017 - Oct 26, 2017

Tour dates (Spanish Exclusive Language):

tour dates route66 May 16, 2017 - May 24, 2017
tour dates route66 Jul 25, 2017 - Aug 02, 2017
tour dates route66 Aug 22, 2017 - Aug 30, 2017
tour dates route66 Sep 11, 2017 - Sep 19, 2017
tour dates route66 Sep 26, 2017 - Oct 04, 2017


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Prices for guided tours (per person):

1 rider 1 motorcycle 1 room: US$4,710.00 (£3,768.00, AU$6,170.00, NZ$6,688.00,R 58 545,00, 4.333,00 €)

2 people 1 motorcycle 1 room: US$2,835.00 (£2,268.00, AU$3,714.00, NZ$4,026.00,R 35 239,00, 2.608,00 €)

2 people 2 motorcycles 1 room: US$3,542.00 (£2,834.00, AU$4,640.00, NZ$5,030.00,R 44 027,00, 3.259,00 €)

Room only: not available

Prices for self-guided tours (per person):

1 rider 1 motorcycle 1 room: US$3,396.00 (£2,717.00, AU$4,449.00, NZ$4,822.00,R 42 212,00, 3.124,00 €)

2 people 1 motorcycle 1 room: US$1,773.00 (£1,418.00, AU$2,323.00, NZ$2,518.00,R 22 038,00, 1.631,00 €)

2 people 2 motorcycles 1 room: US$2,687.00 (£2,150.00, AU$3,520.00, NZ$3,816.00,R 33 399,00, 2.472,00 €)

Room only: US$2,538.00 / room - valid with other vehicle booking as part of group

Day 1: Albuquerque, NM - arrival

Albuquerque: New Mexico’s largest city. Home to a third of the state’s population, Albuquerque is a sprawling city situated at the crossroads of New Mexico, right at the spot where the main east - west road and rail routes cross both the old road south to Mexico and the fabled Rio Grande. Crossing this legendary waterway, we head west – all the way into the open country. Prepare to be overawed by the shapes and hues of this Navajo wilderness, with its steep cliff sides and table-top mesas. On into Laguna we ride - then through Grants and Cibola National Forest towards the quaint Route 66 town of Gallup. It’s an old railroad town - and a former Native American stronghold.

Day 2: Albuquerque, NM - Santa Fe, NM (Miles:65, Kilometers:104)

Today your guides will meet you at the hotel and take you to our motorcycle location for pick up of your bike.

You have the day at your leisure to rest and enjoy the distinct character of this nearly 400-year-old city. The mix of cultures in Santa Fe is evident in the Southwestern architectural style. In any case there’s no shortage of things to do in and around New Mexico’s capital city. Get up early and experience a hot air balloon trip at sunrise, be a cowboy for the day with a horseback ride on a mountain or canyon trail or take a ride along the river valley to Taos, an authentic Native American Indian ‘Pueblos’ or community.

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Riding in New Mexico

Day 3: Santa Fe, NM - Gallup, NM (Miles:271, Kilometers:436)

Heading south this morning we rode down to Albuquerque, New Mexico’s largest city. Home to a third of the state’s population, Albuquerque is a sprawling city situated at the crossroads of New Mexico, right at the spot where the main east - west road and rail routes cross both the old road south to Mexico and the fabled Rio Grande. Crossing this legendary waterway, we head west – all the way into the open country. Prepare to be overawed by the shapes and hues of this Navajo wilderness, with its steep cliff sides and table-top mesas. On into Laguna we ride - then through Grants and Cibola National Forest towards the quaint Route 66 town of Gallup. It’s an old railroad town - and a former Native American stronghold. Enjoy your stay in Gallup where it’s easy to strike up conversation with fellow riders from around the world at one of the town’s numerous biker-friendly hotels.

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Sitting on the edge. Grand Canyon, AZ

Day 4: Gallup, NM - Grand Canyon, AZ (Miles:283, Kilometers:456)

From Gallup it’s a 30 minute ride to the Arizona border. We no sooner enter the state, before enjoying an awe-inspiring ride through the Petrified Forest. The multiple layers of colored terrain might remind you of an alien landscape but what you are looking at is actually a fossilized prehistoric forest of gigantic trees unearthed over the centuries by erosion. Just a little bit further west we will pass through Holbrook and Winslow – two old Route 66 towns whose livelihood is sustained by transcontinental truckers. While most tour groups tend to spend the night at Flagstaff or Williams, Arizona, we have something different in mind. We ride on to spend a special night just one mile from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon! Enjoy a cool refreshment – or two – as you gaze in wonder at the sun setting over the Grand Canyon. The dream has become real right before your very eyes.

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The old car at Hackberry, AZ

Day 5: Grand Canyon, AZ - Laughlin, NV (Miles:256, Kilometers:412)

If you don’t mind an early start, we can arrange a morning helicopter ride over the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. If you want to lie in just a little longer, that’s fine too. There will be ample time to ride along the rim, stopping to admire the spectacular vistas, and making the best out of photo opportunities. Then it’s finally time to leave the Grand Canyon and pick Route 66 back up in Williams, Arizona. We will also make stops in the famous 66 towns of Kingman, Peach Springs, Seligman, Hackberry and an absolute must-see, the Old West Ghost Town of Oatman, Arizona. Tonight we kick back at the Tropicana Hotel which is situated along the Colorado River, and adjacent to the best steakhouse West of Texas!

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Las Vegas, Nevada

Day 6: Laughlin, NV - Las Vegas, NV (Miles:129, Kilometers:208)

Billing itself as the Entertainment Capital of the world but known in some quarters as sin city: brace yourself because today we make a little detour to Las Vegas! Once we get there, you will be treated to the VIP experience at some of the most celebrated hotels on The Strip. We work with hotels such as MGM Grand, Palms Casino Resort and the Tropicana! As the saying goes what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but it is sure to be a lot of fun! Do try and fit in little bit of sleep because in the morning we pick up at Route 66 right where we left off the evening before.

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California desert riding

Day 7: Las Vegas, NV - Victorville, CA (Miles:282, Kilometers:454)

We are on our way to the sunshine state of California, the final state on our journey across the famed Route 66. We traverse the dunes and salt flats of the so-called Devil’s Playground. Indeed the Mojave Desert offers some of the most striking scenery in Southern California - or anywhere for that matter. Think dramatic volcanic formations, rolling grasslands, clusters of Joshua trees, and even in some spots, Pinyon pine trees. Leaving the desert for dust, our ride takes us into the cooling forestlands of the San Gabriel Mountains. The final stop today is the former air force base town of Victorville, where we will spend the night.

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Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles, CA

Day 8: Victorville, CA - Los Angeles, CA (Miles:124, Kilometers:200)

It will be with a mixture of emotions that you set out for the final destination of your legendary American road trip – Los Angeles. We make directly for Santa Monica, for the very good reason that Historic Route 66 actually comes to an end on Santa Monica Boulevard. When you see the "End of the Trail" sign on Santa Monica Pier, you’re bound to feel a sense of accomplishment, having finally made a dream come true, but also some sadness that the ride has finally ended. Of all LA’s resorts, Santa Monica is the largest and the oldest. Back in the flower-power days it was a hedonistic beachfront playground. It is still a liberal kind of place, but a lot more health-conscious these days. Now you have the afternoon free for sightseeing and can take in Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, the famous Chinese Theatre, and so much more besides.

Day 9: Los Angeles, CA

This journey of a lifetime comes to its end today in Los Angeles, unless of course you would like an extra night or two in L.A. – in which case let us know. We can even arrange a discounted motorcycle rental!

Cancellation terms: Guided tours

Cancellations received less than 45 days prior to the tour departure date will be subject to the following penalties:
45 days or greater cancellation notice: No charge & refunded booking security deposit.
44 -31 days cancellation notice: Up to 50% loss of total Tour price to cover hotel & other costs. Rental Voucher for the remaining amount for future travel.
30 days or less: Up to 100% loss of total Tour price. Rental Voucher for any remaining value for future travel.

Because of the chance of illness, accident, airline inefficiency, company insolvency or other unforeseen situations that may cause a customer (you) to miss a tour, we suggests to purchase travel/trip cancellation insurance. It is a little expense that gives you piece of mind, highly recommended!

Cancellation terms: Self-guide tours

Motorcycle rental cancellation:

31 days or greater: none.

30 - 21 day or greater cancellation notice: 30% of Total Booking Amount.

20 - 11 day cancellation notice: 60% of Total Booking Amount.

10 or less day cancellation notice: 100% of total booking amount.

Cancellation Fees: Fees are based on total booking amount (daily rental rate + daily mileage option + VIP/EVIP).

Booking Changes: Fees of $25/per change, per Invoice will apply to any changes made to a confirmed booking less than 30 days. Changes include but are not limited to, change in motorcycle model, pick-up/return cities, dates, and one-ways.

Package tour (vehicle rental + hotel reservations):

46 days or greater: none.

30 - 45 day cancellation notice: 35% of total booking amount.

15 - 29 day cancellation notice: 65% of total booking amount.

14 day or less cancellation notice: 100% of total booking amount.

Cancellation Fees: Fees are based on Total Booking Amount (Daily rental rate + Daily Mileage Option + VIP/EVIP + hotel rooms and taxes).

Insurance:

Various motorcycle insurances are available that you can book with your rental, for more information please have a look at our Insurance webpage.

What's Included in guided tours?

What's Not Included in guided tours?

What's Included in self-guided tours?

What's Not Included in self-guided tours?

To book this tour we need following information from you:
Rider: name, jacket size (guided tour only), nationality, required insurance option(s): VIP Zero, E VIP, VIP, SLI, 1st and 2nd motorcycle model choice, room type: one or two beds in room? Any additional hotel rooms before or after the tour?
Pillion: name, jacket size (guided tour only), nationality
Booking deposit: $1,000 per motorcycle (wire transfer to our US bank account)
Final payment: 6 weeks before tour commences

Please note: do not purchase international airline tickets until tour is confirmed by us!

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