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Route 66
Route 66
Route 66

Wild West 16 Days

Enjoy the best of the Wild West on the back of your favorite motorcycle! Solitary deserts, vibrant cities, deep canyons and high mountains – this 16 day guided motorcycle vacation has everything. You will see all the attractions of the South-West: Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley, Death Valley, Yosemite, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Francisco. When you have survived the Wild West you will have traveled over two thousand miles of fantastic roads and breathtaking scenery including the incomparable beauty of the California coastline on Highway 1 through Big Sur as the final leg of the tour.

Date:
Thursday 02nd May 2019
Location:
USA
  • Departure Dates Listed
Adult
€4696.00
Child
€4696.00
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Package Includes

Departure Dates:

  • Aug 2, 2018
  • Aug 8, 2018
  • Aug 30, 2018
  • Sep 6, 2018
  • Sep 13, 2018
  • Sep 20, 2018
  • Sep 27, 2018
  • Oct 4, 2018
  • Oct 11, 2018
  • Apr 11, 2019
  • Apr 25, 2019
  • May 2, 2019
  • May 9, 2019
  • May 16, 2019
  • May 23, 2019
  • May 30, 2019
  • Jun 6, 2019
  • Jun 20, 2019
  • Jul 11, 2019
  • Jul 25, 2019
  • Aug 1, 2019
  • Aug 8, 2019
  • Aug 15, 2019
  • Aug 29, 2019
  • Sep 5, 2019
  • Sep 12, 2019
  • Sep 19, 2019
  • Sep 26, 2019
  • Oct 3, 2019
  • Oct 31, 2019 

 

No of touring days: 16 days
No of nights in package: 15 nights
Arriving airport: Los Angeles, CA
Departing airport: Los Angeles, CA

Please note you arrive back in Ireland the day after the last day of the tour.

Included:

  • Return flights from Ireland
  • All hotel accommodation
  • Late model motorcycle rental
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free fuel and oil
  • "Welcome" and "Farewell" dinners
  • Helmets for driver and passenger
  • Daily breakfast
  • Professional tour leaders
  • Support vehicle equipped with spare bike and room for additional luggage
  • All taxes, fees and environmental surcharges
  • National park entrance fees
  • Hotel parking fees
  • Discounted activities
  • One Way Transfer fees (when applicable)
  • Transportation between the hotel and the EagleRider location
  • Custom riding jacket
  • Supplemental Liability Insurance (see below)

PLEASE NOTE THAT PRICES CAN INCREASE / DECREASE SUBJECT TO CHANGES DUE TO AIR FARES, TAXES, CURRENCY FLUCTUATION, ETC.

NOT included:

  • Airport taxes and fuel surcharges
  • Personal souvenirs
  • Beverages
  • Food and snacks (except welcome and farewell meals, as described)
  • Tips
  • Personal travel insurance (see below)
  • EVIP insurance (see below)

2 persons / 1 bike / 1 room from €4,969.00 pps+ taxes

2 persons / 2 bikes / 1 room from €6,999.00 pps + taxes

1 person / 1 bike / 1 room from €8,455.00 + taxes

Airport taxes currently €261.00 (subject to change)

NB: These prices could be lower or higher, depending on dates of travel, air fare available at time of booking and exchange rates.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - PLEASE READ!

Insurance is a very important matter for everybody travelling by motorcycle. We feel therefore, that it is important that you clearly understand matters and set out the relevant information below.

1. Supplemental Liability Insurance (SLI)

All EagleRider packages include a basic insurance for which the amount of cover varies from State to State. We strongly recommend that you give very serious consideration to taking the optional SLI as this increases your Liability Insurance Benefit up to US$1million. This insurance protects the renter against claims made by a Third Party for bodily injury and/or property damage sustained as a result of an accident. The cost of this optional cover is US$25 per day but we have included it automatically in each quotation.

Note: if you do not wish to avail of SLI, please advise us in writing and we will remove it from your costing.

2. EVIP Insurance

This policy is applicable to the motorcycle ONLY. It limits the liability of the renter:

  • in the event of any and all accidental damage to the motorcycle and its accessories.
  • the loss/theft of the vehicle provided the motorcycle was locked with all locks provided by the rental company.
  • in the event of mechanical breakdown requiring repair for more than 12 hours, the renter is provide with up to $75/day for a replacement rental + refund of daily rate.
  • covers the cost of tire repair/labour, but towing is NOT covered.
  • A Security Deposit of $300 will be taken upon collection of the motorcycle

IMPORTANT: A police report is required for all damages or accidents. All damages to rented motorcycle without a police report is considered the Renter’s fault.

3. Personal Travel Insurance

Your travel insurance policy must include repatriation to Ireland of patients by Air Ambulance or other medically approved means of transportation where it is deemed as preferable by the Medical Adviser of the Insurance Underwriters.

Please check closely the terms of cover provided by any travel insurance policy that you are offered or already hold. In our experience, most policies only provide cover for motorcycles up to 125cc which is not sufficient as most motorcycle models in use on the EagleRider tours range between 1200cc and 1800cc.

Celtic Horizon Tours will be happy to assist in obtaining quotations for suitable travel insurance cover should you require our assistance in this matter.

Note: if a person decides to travel without any travel insurance cover, they do so explicitly at their own risk, against our advice, and are deemed to absolve Celtic Horizon Tours Ltd, its employees, agents, suppliers and various affiliates of all and any responsibility and/or liability.


Itinerary

 

DAY 1 Los Angeles, CA - Arrival0.0 mi / 0.0 km

Today your Wild West journey begins! Please take the shuttle bus to your Los Angeles airport hotel. You will meet your Eaglerider guides and your fellow riders in the hotel lobby to head over to Eaglerider for your bike assignment. Afterwards you'll go over information about your upcoming trip. After the meet and greet, make sure to explore L.A.’s night life in Hollywood or Santa Monica or just get a goodnight sleep and get ready for the first day’s ride tomorrow! 

 

DAY 2 Los Angeles, CA – Palm Springs, CA190.0 mi / 304.0 km

After our Welcome Breakfast the moment has come - you will get transferred to EagleRider in Los Angeles to pick-up your bike. After an orientation we head south and west to ride the winding mountain road down to Lake Elsinore. After lunch, the cool air bathes us as we wind our way up more mountainous roads into the San Bernardino National Forest, skirting the slopes of San Jacinto Mountain. Our descent into Palm Springs is spectacular, and we will enjoy our first night on the road among the Palm Trees and night life that make up this iconic town. 

 

DAY 3 Palm Springs, CA – Laughlin, NV232.0 mi / 371.2 km

Today we take a loop through Joshua Tree National Park an extraordinary park full of bizarre desert trees and fantastic rock formations. From here we descend into Twenty-Nine Palms and drop into the vastness of the Mojave Desert. From here, your trip gets legendary appeal, as we enter Historic Route 66 in at the famous Roys in Amboy. We will stay on RT 66 for the rest of the day as we cross the desert, and the state line, into Nevada, and arrive in Laughlin, where we overnight. 

 

DAY 4 Laughlin, NV – Grand Canyon, AZ245.0 mi / 392.0 km

We continue our ride on legendary Route 66 into Arizona, stop for wild animals in Oatman and ride further on to Kingman, which is considered to be “The heart of Historic Route 66”, as it’s situated in the middle of the longest remaining stretch of the old “Mother Road”. From Kingman you head for Seligman, another one of the longest surviving stretches of Route 66, which heads off in a northern loop through the Hualapai Indian Reservation. After our lunch stop in Seligman we continue our ride towards the majestic Grand Canyon; be prepared for one of the greatest sights man has ever seen! 

 

DAY 5 Grand Canyon, AZ – Monument Valley (Kayenta), AZ170.0 mi / 272.0 km

We spend the morning at the Grand Canyon to get some fantastic views. Then we’ll cruise along the South Rim for a few miles and leave Grand Canyon National Park at the East entrance. Now it’s off to the incredible Monument Valley. This is Navajo Country here a classic Wild West landscape of stark sandstone buttes and forbidding pinnacles of rock, poking from an endless expanse of drifting red sands. Only when you arrive at Monument Valley will you come to realize how much your perception of the West has in fact been shaped by this one spot. Such scenery does exist elsewhere, of course, but nowhere is it so perfectly distilled. This evening we will be provided with the option to descend into the Valley itself and let our Navajo Guides treat us to stories of life in the heart of this spiritual wonderland. 

 

DAY 6 Monument Valley (Kayenta), AZ – Bryce Canyon, UT340.0 mi / 544.0 km

From Kayenta we will ride up to sleepy Mexican Hat, briefly a frenzied gold-mining camp, which takes its name from a riverside sandstone hoodoo – it actually looks like a south-of-the-border sombrero. We ride on past the Valley of the Gods, where much of the movie “Thelma and Louise” was filmed, and cross the Colorado River where it pours into Lake Powell. Lake Powell has 1960 miles of shoreline, which is more than the entire Pacific Coast and 96 water-filled side canyons. We ride along the southern tip of Capitol Reef National Park, across aspen-covered peaks, along the buff-colored sandstones of the Devil’s Backbone, through the Escalante Wilderness, and finally to Bryce Canyon, where we overnight. This is a day you'll never forget!

 

DAY 7 Bryce Canyon, UT – Las Vegas, NV250.0 mi / 400.0 km

This morning there will be time to visit the amazing Bryce Canyon before we continue to Zion National Park. Besides seeing the most beautiful rock formations found anywhere on earth, you are in for a most challenging ride here – the switchbacks of Zion! Compared to Yosemite and the Grand Canyon, Zion exudes a stronger sense of nature. From Zion it is only a short ride into the neon and gambling oasis of Las Vegas. Those clients, who will end their trip in Las Vegas, will have a “Good Bye” Dinner this evening. 

 

DAY 8 Las Vegas, NV - Free Day0.0 mi / 0.0 km

This day is for relaxing, gambling, exploring or whatever your heart desires. Keep in mind we will have an early start on the following day! 

 

DAY 9 Las Vegas, NV – Mammoth Lakes, CA315.0 mi / 504.0 km

From Las Vegas we head west and our ride will take us across Death Valley – the hottest place on earth! It’s almost entirely devoid of shade and its sculpted rock layers form deeply shadowed, eroded crevices at the foot of sharply silhouetted hills, their exotic mineral content turning ancient mudflats into rainbows of sunlit iridescence. After riding a series of mountain curves, you’ve fallen hundreds of feet below sea level and find yourself right in the basin of Death Valley. From here we continue west, riding amazing roads that wind up and out of the Valley and onto the foothills of the magnificent Sierra Nevada Mountains. Today we will have ridden from the lowest point in the United States, over 100’ below sea level, to the ski town of Mammoth Lakes at over 7000 feet. What a day! 

 

DAY 10 Mammoth Lakes, CA – Yosemite National Park, CA150.0 mi / 240.0 km

Leaving Mammoth Lakes we continue our trip a little further north and then take the infamous Tioga Pass to cross Yosemite National Park. You push your Harley through the winding granite canyons…muscle flexing turns are rampant for the first several miles, and the road demands attention as you enter the mother of the mother of all National Parks. Yosemite conjures up thousands of images and raises expectations to dizzying heights and when you are there it is just as beautiful, wild, tame, rich, and sublime as you’d expect. We ride over to El Portal, where we overnight. 

 

DAY 11 Yosemite National Park, CA – San Francisco, CA200.0 mi / 320.0 km

Today we head west towards San Francisco. Leaving Yosemite National Park, we descend through California Gold Rush country. We’ll pass through small mining towns such as Groveland, before descending the winding roads of Old Priest Grade. Leaving Gold Rush country, we set our sights on the coastal regions of Marin County, an unabashed introduction to Californian self-indulgence: a pleasure zone of conspicuous luxury and abundant natural beauty, with sunshine, sandy beaches, high mountains, and thick redwood forests, often ranked the wealthiest county in the US. From here, we catch our first glimpse of this city’s most famous landmark - the Golden Gate – and traverse one of San Francisco’s great bridges to enter the city! After a ride along the Marina, we’ll make our way to the heart of the city where we’ll spend the next two days exploring all that San Francisco has to offer. 

 

DAY 12 San Francisco, CA - Free Day0.0 mi / 0.0 km

This day is at leisure to enjoy the unique flavor and character of San Francisco, a funky, individualistic, and influential city, like none other in the US. San Francisco has a European flair and lots of opportunities for sight seeing. Feel free to take a city bus tour, grab a ride on a Cable Car, or stroll around North Beach, Chinatown, and Union Square. Whatever your pleasure, be sure to soak up the culture, art, architecture, and views that make up this amazing city. 

 

DAY 13 San Francisco CA, – Monterey, CA118.0 mi / 188.8 km

Today we head south on the legendary Pacific Coast Highway (Hwy 1) which hugs the rugged California coast of the Pacific Ocean – one of the best motorcycle rides in the world! The coastline here is simply spectacular and there are plenty of opportunities for great photo stops. Breathtaking views of the coves and inlets of the Pacific are yours en route to the seaside town of Monterey and its famous “Cannery Row.” Monterey is home to the world famous Laguna Seca Automobile and Motorcycle Racetrack and the spectacular “Aquarium of the Sea.” 

 

DAY 14 Monterey, CA – Pismo Beach, CA152.0 mi / 243.2 km

We continue our ride on scenic Hwy 1, along the edge of the cliffs of the Big Sur Coast – 90 wild and undeveloped miles of rocky cliffs form a sublime landscape where redwood groves line river canyons and the Santa Lucia Mountains rise out of the blue-green Pacific. Roughly midway along the Big Sur Coast you come to Esalen, which is named for the long gone native tribes who once enjoyed its natural hot spring, situated on a cliff top high above the raging Pacific surf. We cruise past San Simeon, stop to see the Elephant Seal Rookery, wind through Cambria and Morro Bay until we get to Pismo Beach. 

 

DAY 15 Pismo Beach, CA – Los Angeles, CA225.0 mi / 360.0 km

Today we take Hwy 101 and head towards Los Angeles, the Pacific Ocean to our right, and the coastal mountains to our left. After a stop in Santa Barbara for a coffee, we get back on Hwy 101 and cruise straight into Malibu, the infamous beach colony. Santa Monica is LA’s oldest and biggest resort – once a wild beachfront playground, it’s now a self-consciously liberal and healthy community. Venice Beach is probably the reason why most people come to Venice – nowhere else does LA parade itself quite so openly as along the wide pathway of Venice Boardwalk. From here we will ride over to Hawthorne, where EagleRider’s headquarters are located. Now it’s time to return your motorcycles and transfer back to our hotel to get ready for a recap of this great adventure at our "Good-bye" dinner. 

 

DAY 16 Los Angeles, CA - Departure0.0 mi / 0.0 km

Departure. Please take the hotel shuttle and transfer to Los Angeles International Airport.



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Web Prices

(per person)
Adult
€4,696.00
Child
€4,696.00

Extras

Travel Insurance

Adult
€0.00
Child
€0.00

Please Note:

The prices shown are subject to flight availability and are in respect of 2 pax + 1 bike sharing a twin / double room. Prices are also available on request for 2 pax + 2 bikes sharing a twin / double room, or 1 pax + 1 bike staying in a single room.

 

What to Bring

Warm Weather Riding Gear

* Mesh Riding Jacket
* Neck Cooler/ Bandana
* Hydration Pack

Cold Weather Riding Gear

* Leather Jacket
* Wind Proof Jacket
* Wind Proof Pants

Wet Weather Riding Gear

* Waterproof Jacket
* Waterproof Pants

Protective Riding Gear

* Goggles
* Sun Glasses
* Riding Boots
* Riding Gloves

 

FAQ

How many people are in a group?

We allow a maximum of 15 bikes per group. At rare occasions there can be a few more bikes but if the number exceeds 15 we may add a second tour guide on a motorcycle to the group.

Will I receive some kind of information about my tour before I arrive?

A road book for each specific tour will be sent to you via email as a pdf file; the book contains all important and necessary information about your tour, route, general information, etc.

Will there be enough photo stops on a guided tour?

While one just likes to ride and is hardly to be kept off his bike another may want to stop every five minutes to get this very special photo shot. We try to find a good average of stops to accommodate everyone's needs.

Can I book additional nights before or after the tour through Celtic Horizon Tours?

Yes, we are happy to book additional accommodation before or after the tour for you. Please be aware that once an additional reservation has been made any changes or cancellation will result in a €50 handling fee per occurrence. Reservations for additional nights must be made at time of booking.

What is the weather going to be like?

If you've all been good the weather will be too...honestly, we can never be certain; this is one factor on our tours that we still haven't been able to influence. In general you can say that during mid summer months you have a 90% chance of staying dry and hot weather on any of our tours. It'll always be a little cool along the west coast and you can always expect some rain along Route 66. Please come prepared, bring your raingear and a variety of clothing to be armed for all weather conditions.

Do I have to wear a helmet?

For your own safety we require you to wear a helmet at all times when you ride a motorcycle.

Do all bikes have a windshield?

The only models that are equipped with a windshield are Electra GlideRoad GlideRoad King and Heritage SoftailGoldwing, and BMW. Especially during mid summer you will face very hot temperatures on your rides. A windshield will not only hold off dust and stones but also keep away direct hot air to your body.