Route 66 holiday – in 8 days!
The greatest hits of Route 66 and the Wild West in just over a week!

See the best of the Wild West as you ride southwest through California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah. Our 8 day Self Drive motorcycle tour has got it all. There are vast canyons and soaring mountains, and awe-inspiring deserts, but also exciting cities like Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Over the course of this 8 day odyssey we will ride the highway that’s the best, through a thousand miles of inspiring panoramas and storied roads. You’ll see all the principle attractions of the South-West, including the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Monument Valley.

 

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Guided Tour Itinerary

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Los Angeles

Day 1: Arrive to Los Angeles, CA

The shuttle bus will transfer you to the handily located Los Angeles airport hotel. Waiting in the lobby will be our representative, with all the info about the adventure that’s just around the corner. This evening, over a hearty meal and cool refreshments at a great local restaurant you will have the chance to get to know your fellow riders.

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San Bernardino National Forest

Day 2: Los Angeles, CA - Palm Springs, CA (Miles:190, Kilometers:306)

The journey begins, after a satisfying Welcome Breakfast that is. Then you and your fellow riders will be transferred to our Los Angeles rental location to finally pick up your Harley Davidson. After a short orientation it’s time to head south and the journey has begun, as we ride the twisting mountain road all the way down to Lake Elsinore. This is a 28 mile stretch of virtually non-stop s-curves with a drop of over 4,000 feet! After lunch at one of California's finest biker bars,"Hell's Kitchen", we head out on the renowned Ortega Highway, picking up the pace as we roar through the roads of the San Bernardino National Forest. Then it’s onto that old moneyed playground of Palm Springs, where you will spend your first night on the road.


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Joshua Tree National Park

Day 3: Palm Springs CA - Laughlin NV (Miles:232, Kilometers:374)

You and your Hog will actually hit Route 66 proper today, but first things first – a loop through Joshua Tree National Park. The incredible rock formations and kaleidoscope of color will take your breath away, especially if you’ve never seen it before. After passing through the old frontier town of Twentynine Palms, we enter Historic Route 66 at the eerie ghost town of Amboy. As we head towards Laughlin, this is the perfect opportunity to have your photo taken standing by one the iconic Route 66 logos on the old highway. It’s been quite a day, so you can take an reviving dip in the hotel pool and work up an appetite, before dining at one of Nevada’s best kept secrets – a restaurant that serves some of the tastiest steaks anywhere on the planet.

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Old Route 66 leading to Oatman

Day 4: Laughlin NV - Grand Canyon AZ (Miles:245, Kilometers:394)

We continue our ride on legendary Route 66 into Arizona, stop to check out the burros – wild donkeys that wander the streets of Oatman – and continue on to Kingman. Situated in the middle of the longest surviving expanse of the original “Mother Road”, Kingman is often referred to as “The heart of Historic Route 66”. From Kingman we head off in a northern loop through the Hualapai Indian Reservation for the town of Seligman, also located along the original Route 66. After lunch at "The Roadkill Cafe" (Don’t be put off by the name, it is only a joke) in Seligman, we hit the road again, impatient for the first glimpse of the magnificent Grand Canyon. Nothing can quite prepare you for its reality, but don’t worry we will arrive there with ample to time just to sit at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon with a cool refreshment and watch the awe-inspiring sunset.

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Grand Canyon

Day 5: Grand Canyon AZ - Monument Valley UT (Miles:170, Kilometers:274)

The day begins in the most spectacular fashion imaginable, with a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon. After your flight and then a ride along the South Rim we are on our way to the epic Monument Valley. You are in Navajo Country now, and just to make it authentic, today at lunch we’ll enjoy a genuine Navajo meal - Navajo Tacos and traditional Navajo music and dance. All around stark and isolated sandstone hills and dramatic rock formations rise up from a seemingly endless expanse of red sands. The whole thing just shouts out ‘Wild West’. At Monument Valley you’ll see how much the popular imagination of the old west was indeed shaped by this one place. We overnight at a pleasant spot in the desert community of Kayenta. This evening you can get into the party spirit relaxing around the pool and preparing steaks over an open fire.

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Monument Valley

Day 6: Monument Valley UT - Bryce Canyon UT (Miles:340, Kilometers:547)

Leaving Kayenta we make tracks for the sleepy town of Mexican Hat. For a short time a booming gold-mining settlement, it gets its name from a sandstone hoodoo (“tent rock”) by the riverside which resembles a Mexican sombrero. We go riding our two-wheeled chariots through the Valley of the Gods, which movie buffs may well recognize from the movie "Thelma and Louise". In any case, it is spectacular. Next, we cross the Colorado River at the spot where it pours into Lake Powell. With its 1960 miles of shoreline, more than the entire Pacific Coast, and some 96 water-filled side canyons, Lake Powell is one mighty waterway. The trail continues along the southernmost limits of Capitol Reef National Park, then on through the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. We ride the so-called Devil’s Backbone of the Escalante Wilderness en route to Bryce Canyon, where we will spend the night.

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Bryce Canyon

Day 7: Bryce Canyon UT - Las Vegas NV (Miles:250, Kilometers:403)

Our first stop this morning is Bryce Canyon, which is not so much a canyon as a series of open-air theaters, carved out of rock by some invisible hand! At Zion National Park, the spectacle of rock formations is remarkable. But there’s more to this leg of the journey than sightseeing. The switchbacks of Zion probably offer the most challenging ride of the entire trip! When you contrast Zion to Yosemite and the Grand Canyon, Zion has a greater sense of untamed isolation. Yet the odd thing is that it’s just a quick ride into the neon lights and gambling paradise of Las Vegas. After we pull into sin city, we take back our bikes to a drop-off location just a stone’s throw away from the legendary Las Vegas Strip. Tonight’s Farewell Dinner is a great opportunity to share your favourite parts of the trip with all your new biker buddies.

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Las Vegas

Day 8: Las Vegas, departure

If you would like to spend some more time in Las Vegas or hold onto your motorcycle a bit longer, just let us know and we will make the necessary arrangements. Last but not least, we hope you’ve enjoyed the tour!

Self-Guided Tour Itinerary

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Los Angeles

Day 1: Arrive to Los Angeles, CA

Take a cab to your Los Angeles airport hotel which is near to the motorcycle rental location. Take it easy over a hearty meal and cool refreshments at a great local restaurant. Tomorrow you will be riding into the desert!

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San Bernardino National Forest

Day 2: Los Angeles, CA - Palm Springs, CA (Miles:190, Kilometers:306)

The journey begins, after a satisfying Welcome Breakfast that is. Then call a cab and ride to our Los Angeles rental location to finally pick up your Harley Davidson. After a short orientation it’s time to head south and the journey has begun, as we ride the twisting mountain road all the way down to Lake Elsinore. This is a 28 mile stretch of virtually non-stop s-curves with a drop of over 4,000 feet! After lunch at one of California's finest biker bars,"Hell's Kitchen", we head out on the renowned Ortega Highway, picking up the pace as we roar through the roads of the San Bernardino National Forest. Then it’s onto that old moneyed playground of Palm Springs, where you will spend your first night on the road.

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Joshua Tree National Park

Day 3: Palm Springs CA - Laughlin NV (Miles:232, Kilometers:374)

You and your Hog will actually hit Route 66 proper today, but first things first – a loop through Joshua Tree National Park. The incredible rock formations and kaleidoscope of color will take your breath away, especially if you’ve never seen it before. After passing through the old frontier town of Twentynine Palms, we enter Historic Route 66 at the eerie ghost town of Amboy. As you head towards Laughlin, this is the perfect opportunity to have your photo taken standing by one the iconic Route 66 logos on the old highway. It’s been quite a day, so you can take an reviving dip in the hotel pool and work up an appetite, before dining at one of Nevada’s best kept secrets – a restaurant that serves some of the tastiest steaks anywhere on the planet.

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Old Route 66 leading to Oatman

Day 4: Laughlin NV - Williams AZ (Miles:109, Kilometers:304)

Continue your ride on legendary Route 66 into Arizona, stop to check out the burros – wild donkeys that wander the streets of Oatman – and continue on to Kingman. Situated in the middle of the longest surviving expanse of the original “Mother Road”, Kingman is often referred to as “The heart of Historic Route 66”. From Kingman we head off in a northern loop through the Hualapai Indian Reservation for the town of Seligman, also located along the original Route 66. After lunch at "The Roadkill Cafe" (Don’t be put off by the name, it is only a joke) in Seligman, you hit the road again towards Williams: the last town that was bypassed by the interstate system in 1984.

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Grand Canyon

Day 5: Williams AZ - Kayenta UT (Miles:210, Kilometers:336)

Impatient for the first glimpse of the magnificent Grand Canyon? Nothing can quite prepare you for its reality, but don’t worry we will arrive there with ample to time just to sit at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon with a cool refreshment. The day may begin in the most spectacular fashion imaginable, with a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon (optional program, please add $239 per person, download brochure ). After your flight and then a ride along the South Rim we are on our way to the epic Monument Valley. You are in Navajo Country now, and just to make it authentic, today at lunch we’ll enjoy a genuine Navajo meal - Navajo Tacos and traditional Navajo music and dance. All around stark and isolated sandstone hills and dramatic rock formations rise up from a seemingly endless expanse of red sands. The whole thing just shouts out ‘Wild West’. At Monument Valley you’ll see how much the popular imagination of the old west was indeed shaped by this one place. We overnight at a pleasant spot in the desert community of Kayenta. This evening you can get into the party spirit relaxing around the pool and preparing steaks over an open fire.

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Monument Valley

Day 6: Kayenta UT - Bryce Canyon UT (Miles:255, Kilometers:408)

Leaving Kayenta we make tracks for the sleepy town of Mexican Hat. For a short time a booming gold-mining settlement, it gets its name from a sandstone hoodoo (“tent rock”) by the riverside which resembles a Mexican sombrero. We go riding our two-wheeled chariots through the Valley of the Gods, which movie buffs may well recognize from the movie "Thelma and Louise". In any case, it is spectacular. Next, we cross the Colorado River at the spot where it pours into Lake Powell. With its 1960 miles of shoreline, more than the entire Pacific Coast, and some 96 water-filled side canyons, Lake Powell is one mighty waterway. The trail continues along the southernmost limits of Capitol Reef National Park, then on through the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. We ride the so-called Devil’s Backbone of the Escalante Wilderness en route to Bryce Canyon, where you will spend the night.

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Bryce Canyon

Day 7: Bryce Canyon UT - Las Vegas NV, return motorcyle (Miles:285, Kilometers:456)

Your first stop this morning is Bryce Canyon, which is not so much a canyon as a series of open-air theaters, carved out of rock by some invisible hand! At Zion National Park, the spectacle of rock formations is remarkable. But there’s more to this leg of the journey than sightseeing. The switchbacks of Zion probably offer the most challenging ride of the entire trip! When you contrast Zion to Yosemite and the Grand Canyon, Zion has a greater sense of untamed isolation. Yet the odd thing is that it’s just a quick ride into the neon lights and gambling paradise of Las Vegas. After you pull into sin city, you take back your bike to a drop-off location just a stone’s throw away from the legendary Las Vegas Strip.

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Las Vegas

Day 8: Las Vegas, departure

If you would like to spend some more time in Las Vegas or hold onto your motorcycle a bit longer, just let us know and we will make the necessary arrangements. Last but not least, we hope you’ve enjoyed the tour!

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Tour dates (English), orange dates = cheaper rates:

tour dates route66 Sep 26, 2019 - Oct 03, 2019
tour dates route66 Oct 03, 2019 - Oct 10, 2019
tour dates route66 Oct 10, 2019 - Oct 17, 2019
tour dates route66 Oct 31, 2019 - Nov 07, 2019
tour dates route66 Apr 09, 2020 - Apr 16, 2020
tour dates route66 Apr 20, 2020 - Apr 27, 2020
tour dates route66 Apr 30, 2020 - May 07, 2020
tour dates route66 May 07, 2020 - May 14, 2020
tour dates route66 May 14, 2020 - May 21, 2020
tour dates route66 May 21, 2020 - May 28, 2020
tour dates route66 May 28, 2020 - Jun 04, 2020
tour dates route66 Jun 04, 2020 - Jun 11, 2020
tour dates route66 Jun 18, 2020 - Jun 25, 2020
tour dates route66 Jul 09, 2020 - Jul 16, 2020
tour dates route66 Jul 23, 2020 - Jul 30, 2020
tour dates route66 Jul 30, 2020 - Aug 06, 2020
tour dates route66 Aug 06, 2020 - Aug 13, 2020
tour dates route66 Aug 13, 2020 - Aug 20, 2020
tour dates route66 Aug 27, 2020 - Sep 03, 2020
tour dates route66 Sep 03, 2020 - Sep 10, 2020
tour dates route66 Sep 10, 2020 - Sep 17, 2020
tour dates route66 Sep 17, 2020 - Sep 24, 2020
tour dates route66 Sep 21, 2020 - Sep 28, 2020
tour dates route66 Oct 01, 2020 - Oct 08, 2020
tour dates route66 Oct 08, 2020 - Oct 15, 2020
tour dates route66 Oct 29, 2020 - Nov 05, 2020

Tour dates (German Exclusive Language), orange dates = cheaper rates:

tour dates route66 Apr 09, 2020 - Apr 16, 2020
tour dates route66 Apr 20, 2020 - Apr 27, 2020
tour dates route66 May 07, 2020 - May 14, 2020
tour dates route66 May 28, 2020 - Jun 04, 2020
tour dates route66 Jul 09, 2020 - Jul 16, 2020
tour dates route66 Aug 13, 2020 - Aug 20, 2020
tour dates route66 Sep 10, 2020 - Sep 17, 2020

Tour dates (Italian Exclusive Language), orange dates = cheaper rates:

tour dates route66 Jun 18, 2020 - Jun 25, 2020
tour dates route66 Aug 06, 2020 - Aug 13, 2020
tour dates route66 Sep 03, 2020 - Sep 10, 2020

Tour dates (Spanish Exclusive Language), orange dates = cheaper rates:

tour dates route66 Jun 18, 2020 - Jun 25, 2020
tour dates route66 Aug 06, 2020 - Aug 13, 2020
tour dates route66 Sep 03, 2020 - Sep 10, 2020

Tour dates (French Exclusive Language), orange dates = cheaper rates:

tour dates route66 Apr 30, 2020 - May 07, 2020
tour dates route66 Jun 04, 2020 - Jun 11, 2020
tour dates route66 Jul 30, 2020 - Aug 06, 2020
tour dates route66 Sep 21, 2020 - Sep 28, 2020
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Tour rates (per person):

Rates are currently being updated, pls contact us for your special tour-fee!

Cancellation terms: Guided tours

45 days or greater cancellation notice: No charge & refunded booking security deposit.
Cancellations received less than 45 days prior to the tour departure date will be subject to the following penalties:
44 -31 days cancellation notice: Up to 50% loss of total Tour Fee 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 Fee. 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/medical/health/trip cancellation insurance. It is a little expense that gives you piece of mind, highly recommended!

Cancellation terms: Self-guide tours

Motorcycle/car rental cancellation:


All confirmed rental reservations are refundable until 35 days prior tour (minus $50.00 deposit fee)
35 Day or Greater cancellation notice: no charge, (minus $50 deposit fee)
30 - 15 Day or Greater cancellation notice: 50% of Total Booking Amount (daily rental rate + daily mileage option + VIP/EVIP)
14 Day or Less cancellation notice: 100% of Total Booking Amount (daily rental rate + daily mileage option + VIP/EVIP)

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 included in self-guided tours?

What's not included in guided tours?

What's not included in self-guided tours?

To book this tour we need following information from you:
Rider(s): name, jacket size (guided tour only), nationality, home address, required insurance option(s): VIP Zero, VIP, SLI, selection of motorcycle model choice, room type: one or two beds in room? Any additional hotel rooms before or after the tour?
Pillion(s): name, jacket size (guided tour only), nationality
Booking deposit: $1,000 per motorcycle
Final payment: 6 weeks before tour commences
Payment method: wire transfer to our bank account. We also accept US personal checks (scanned to e-mail or mailed to our office).
PayPal and MoneyGram payments are not accepted

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

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