Cold and snow getting you down? Join us this winter on our exploration of Southern Arizona. Southern Arizona is a winter haven for riding – the Sonoran Desert, the “Sky Islands” (peaks jutting up from the desert floor,) Mexican and Native American heritage, mining towns and Wild West history can all be explored on a bike. You can see giant Saguaro cacti, explore the Kitt Peak Observatory, descend into a mine, and watch the famous shootout at the OK Corral in Tombstone. Book with us today and celebrate the wilds of Southern Arizona in winter!
Included in this package
- 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
NOT included in this package
- Personal souvenirs
- Food and snacks (except welcome and farewell meals, as described)
- Personal travel insurance (see below)
- EVIP insurance (see below)
- Supplemental Liability Insurance (see below)
- 2 persons / 1 bike / 1 room from €769 pps
- 2 persons / 2 bikes / 1 room from €959 pps
- 1 person / 1 bike / 1 room from €1,499
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 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.
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.
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
* Sun Glasses
* Riding Boots
* Riding Gloves
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 Glide, Road Glide, Road King and Heritage Softail, 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.
- 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.
- The prices shown 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.
Day 1 - Phoenix AZ - Arrival 0 mls
- 10th Mar, 2019
- 10th Nov, 2019
- 12th Jan, 2020
- 16th Feb, 2020
- 9th Mar, 2020
- 20th Apr, 2020
No of touring days: 5 days
No of nights in package: 6 nights
Arriving airport: Phoenix AZ
Departing airport: Phoenix AZ
Please note you arrive back in Ireland the day after the last day of the tour.
Arrive at Phoenix International airport and transfer to our tour hotel. Tonight you’ll have a chance to meet your fellow riders and guide team at a detailed Orientation Meeting, followed by drinks and a great meal where you get to experience the renowned flavors of the American Southwest at the tour’s Welcome Dinner
Day 2 - Phoenix AZ - Ajo AZ 190 mls
Arizona takes its deserts seriously and you’ll get the first taste of that today! We’ll pick up our bikes and head south through the beauty of the Sonoran Desert to the historic town of Ajo. Here, you can jump right into Ajo’s fascinating mining history, and encounter the unique character of Southern Arizona, where Mexican, Tohono O’odham and American cultures create a blend that is authentically Ajo. For those who wish, we will ride down to Organ Pipe National Monument Visitor Center. Here, over 28 species of cactus can be found, including the namesake organ pipe. Unlike the stately saguaro that rises in a single trunk, the organ pipe is a furious clutter of segments shooting up from the base. A striking resemblance to the pipes of a church organ prompted its moniker. The monument is one of the few spots where the large cactus grows north of the Mexican border.
Day 3 - Ajo AZ - Nogales AZ 235 mls
Today’s ride will take us up to 7000’ and our first “Sky Island” to the Kitt Peak National Observatory. Occupying the top 300’ of one of the most important mountains in the Tohono O’odham Nation, Kitt Peak is home to the largest array of optical and radio telescopes in the world! After riding through more of the gorgeous Sonoran Desert, we will end our ride in the border town of Nogales. The origin of the name Nogales is Spanish and derives from the word walnut, since walnut trees used to grow here. International Street, which separates Arizona and México, is the site of the first permanent border fence right down the center of the town. Tonight we will cross into Mexico for a taste of the local cuisine!
Day 4 - Nogalez AZ - Bisbee AZ 90 mls
Mining has a rich history in Southern Arizona and, after a beautiful morning ride, we will spend the day exploring the historic mining town of Bisbee. Bisbee was established as a mining town in the late 1800s and proved to be one of the richest mineral sites in the world, producing nearly three million ounces of gold and more than eight billion pounds of copper, silver, lead and zinc that came from these rich lands. By the early 1900’s Bisbee had become the largest city between St. Louis and San Francisco. The colorful, rough edges of the notorious Brewery Gulch, with its saloons and brothels can still be seen today. Historic taverns still retain the rich character and boom-town flavor of this period. These bars, restaurants and many museums make this an amazing town to explore. You can even don mining lanterns, hats and slickers of the miners and ride the mine train deep underground into the Queen Mine Tour!
Day 5 - Bisbee AZ - Ticson AZ 150 mls
This morning we will step back in time yet again to the Wild West in the living town of Tombstone. Walk the very same streets where Wyatt Earp and his brothers enjoyed the company of the likes of Doc Holliday! Visit the OK Corral. Step inside the historic buildings where poker games used to be played and even shoot a real Six-shooter at the local shooting gallery. This is also the land of Apache’s, such as Geronmio and Cochise and you can feel their spirits as we pass through this country on our way to Tucson. For the best view of the city, we will ride up the Sky Island of Mt Lemmon and look down on this capital city. Tonight we will explore areas such as restored mansions of its El Presidio Historic District and the adobe row houses of Barrio Historico.
Day 6 - Tucson AZ - Phoenix AZ - Departure 160 mls
Our last day on the road will not disappoint! We will start our ride by passing through Saguaro National Park with its dense stands of this famous cactus. As we head back towards Phoenix, enjoy the fragrant desert against the backdrop of the striking Catalina Range. We’ll stop for lunch in Superior where many western films, from directors such as Oliver Stone and Clint Eastwood have been set. We will return our motorcycle and head to the airport, or let us know if you’d like a post-night. This will be an unforgettable ride together, and all that is left now is to decide where we are riding together next year! Safe travels home, see you next time!
Arizona Sun Winter Getaway
Monday, 20th April 2020
Departure Dates Listed
Adults€769.00 per person
Children €769.00 per person
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Maynooth Business Campus
Co. Kildare, Ireland
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