This adventure has been an American rite of passage for generations – from teenagers who talked their parents into throwing them the keys to the Chrysler or the old street bike sitting in the garage, to parents loading up the family station wagon and heading across the country. For most of us, the term “Road Trip” takes us back to a simpler time in our lives, one where a set of wheels, some gas money, a place to crash for the night and the right group of people meant you could embark on a journey that you would remember for the rest of your life. EagleRider is rekindling that spirit with our new Coast 2 Coast Motorcycle Tour. The concept is simple; create a great route hitting iconic destinations, give riders their favorite motorcycle to ride, set up some Motorcycle Friendly Hotels and classic American motels, hook up with a great group of new friends to ride with, and follow the whole thing up with EagleRider’s 24/7 On-Road Support and Luggage Transport. And if that’s not enough, wrap it all up for a price that riders could never pull off on their own! If you have ever dreamed of riding across america, this is the trip you have been waiting a lifetime for.
Included in this package
- 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)
NOT included in this package
- Airport taxes and fuel surcharges
- Personal souvenirs
- Food and snacks (except welcome and farewell meals, as described)
- Personal travel insurance (see below)
- EVIP insurance (see below)
- 2 persons / 1 bike / 1 room from €4,699.00 pps+ taxes
- 2 persons / 2 bikes / 1 room from €6,299.00 pps + taxes
- 1 person / 1 bike / 1 room from €8,499.00 + taxes
Airport taxes currently €261.00 (subject to change)
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.
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, Goldwing, 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 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.
- Mar 15th, 2018
- Jul 12,2018
- Oct 11th, 2018
No of touring days: 17 days
No of nights in package: 16 nights
Arriving airport: Los Angeles, CA
Departing airport: Orlando, FL
Please note you arrive back in Ireland the day after the last day of the tour.
DAY 1 Los Angeles, CA - Arrival 0.0 mi / 0.0 km
Welcome to Los Angeles! We’ll kick-off our adventure with a “Meet & Greet” with your fellow riders and EagleRider Support Team to go over what to expect from the awesome journey ahead, as well as some important safety tips and information. Your ride of a lifetime is about to begin!
DAY 2 Los Angeles, CA – Palm Springs, CA 180.0 mi / 288.0 km
Seeing as this is a Coast 2 Coast Motorcycle Tour, we will kick off our day with a southerly ride along the beautiful shores of the Pacific Ocean before heading east on the famous Ortega Highway, the first of two incredible mountain passes of the day. If you love riding the “twisties” today will be very satisfying indeed! Our destination tonight is Palm Springs, a desert oasis getaway for the Hollywood and L.A. elite. Warm desert air and relaxation are the reward for a great first day of riding.
DAY 3Palm Springs, CA – Kingman, AZ 240.0 mi / 384.0 km
We’ll get a jump on the day and head straight for Joshua Tree National Park, a local EagleRider staff favorite day-trip out of Palm Springs. After lunch we will pick up the legendary Route 66 in Amboy, and of course in the ghost town of Oatman, Arizona. Oatman looks almost exactly like it did over 100 years ago when it was a booming mining town, and is now a “must see” Route 66 destination. We’ll end the day’s ride in Kingman and spend the night at one of our favorite Route 66 hotels.
DAY 4 Kingman, AZ – Lakeside, AZ 350.0 mi / 560.0 km
Today starts with several more miles of The Mother Road, before giving riders the option to turn south at Flagstaff to explore Sedona or continue along Route 66 to “stand on the corner in Winslow, Arizona.” Details will be provided for both routes so you’ll be comfortable with either ride. Both routes end with a spectacular ride through the Tonto National Forest in central Arizona. Today is one of the longer riding days of the tour, but the incredible roads and scenery also make it one of the most memorable.
DAY 5 Pinetop Lakeside, AZ – Truth or Consequences, NM 254.0 mi / 406.4 km
The only thing cooler than the name of our destination is the ride to get there, as we snake our way along mile after mile of breath-taking terrain through the Gila National Forest in western New Mexico. Along the way it will be easy to daydream of the Old West – riding a steel horse through the desert today is not so different from a cowboy riding a real horse in the 1880s…
DAY 6 Truth or Consequences, NM – Roswell, NM 255.0 mi / 408.0 km
Today we continue to ride mile after mile of wide open spaces mixed in with dense forest roads. Highlights today are most definitely Radium Springs, Organ Mountain, and best of all, White Sands National Monument. Of course, nothing compares to a night in Roswell, the alien-conspiracy capital of the world. Little green men and UFOs are everywhere, so keep your eyes peeled for the next E.T. encounter!
DAY 7 Roswell, NM – Big Bend National Park, TX 300.0 mi / 480.0 km
We are going to get a very early start today with a lot of ground to cover before our off day in Big Bend National Park, and to give us time to take a couple of hours to explore Carlsbad Caverns, one of the oldest and most famous cave systems in the world. It’s a long, but easy ride from Carlsbad Caverns to Big Bend National Park, where we’ll stay for two nights to get some rest, but mainly to have a full free day to explore one of the best kept secrets in the USA National Park System. Big Bend offers horseback tours, ATV tours, hiking, and several other ways to explore and enjoy.
DAY 8 Big Bend National Park, TX - Free Day 0.0 mi / 0.0 km
Today is free to explore at your leisure. Be sure to ask your Support Team for some ideas on how to best experience a day in Big Bend. Enjoy!
DAY 9 Big Bend, TX – Del Rio, TX 250.0 mi / 400.0 km
It’s always tough to leave the beauty and serenity of Big Bend behind, but we’re only halfway through the tour! As we continue eastward we will skirt the border between the USA and Mexico, and cross the massive Amistad Reservoir (Amistad means ‘friendship’ in Spanish) before landing in Del Rio.
DAY 10 Del Rio, TX – Austin, TX 235.0 mi / 376.0 km
Today we ride from one extreme to the other, from sleepy Del Rio to the modern, hip city of Austin. Austin is the capital city of Texas, home to many universities and museums, parks, and restaurants of national renown. If you love real Texas BBQ, world-class live music, and more bars than you can count, Austin is your city. With a very vibrant nightlife scene, there is something for everyone here. On the way to Austin be sure to make some time for a stop in San Antonio, the 2nd-largest city in the state. The Riverwalk downtown is a great place for lunch, and it’s right next to the Alamo, a Spanish-colonial mission that was the site of an iconic battle in Texas’ war with Mexico.
DAY 11 Austin, TX – Lake Charles, LA 300.0 mi / 480.0 km
Today is all about riding the backroads of Texas as we roll along the outskirts of Houston, the 4th-largest city in the state. If space exploration is of interest, swing by the NASA Johnson Space Center, home to all astronaut training and Mission Control operations. Soon you’ll encounter the laid-back vibes of Lake Charles, Louisiana, a fun “Riverboat Gambler” town with a main strip lined with casinos, restaurants and every type of bar or tavern you can imagine. Rest well and save some energy, for we hit New Orleans tomorrow!
DAY 12 Lake Charles, LA – New Orleans, LA 250.0 mi / 400.0 km
Head south out of Lake Charles and get your first taste of “Bayou Life.” We’ll cruise along the Gulf of Mexico past the Rockefeller and White Lake Wildlife Refuges, as well as Marsh Island before setting our sights on The Big Easy. After a quick stop at the hotel to check-in and get cleaned up we’ll head into the heart of the French Quarter and soak up all that N’awlins has to offer!
DAY 13 New Orleans, LA - Free Day 0.0 mi / 0.0 km
Feel free to explore New Orleans on your own today. ‘Crescent City’ is constantly voted one of the best tourism destinations in the USA, and there are a million fun things to do here. Be sure to ask your Support Driver for some ideas about tours, museums, restaurants, shopping, etc.
DAY 14 New Orleans, LA – Panama City Beach, FL 300.0 mi / 480.0 km
There are usually a few riders we have to drag out of New Orleans kicking and screaming, but more gorgeous scenery along the Gulf Coast is in store for us today. We’ll ride through the military port towns of Gulfport, Biloxi, Mobile, and Pensacola on our way to Panama City Beach, Florida, a huge Spring Break tourism destination. This region has roared back to life after the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, and has once again established itself as one of the top tourist destinations in the American south. The deserts of the Southwest and the swamps of Louisiana will seem like a distant dream, as you ride past swaying palm trees and white, sandy beaches!
DAY 15 Panama City Beach, FL – Cedar Key, FL 270.0 mi / 432.0 km
Too much of a good thing is wonderful, as the old saying goes, so let’s keep rolling along the shores for another day on our way to Cedar Key. Highlights today include Tate’s Hell State Forest and the insanely beautiful (and hard to pronounce!) Apalachicola National Forest. You’re in gator country now, so watch where you step when you dismount your bike! Our stop tonight is Cedar Key, a small coastal town that is about as “Gulf of Mexico” as it gets. Great food and even better locals to hang and laugh with await.
DAY 16 Cedar Key, FL – Daytona Beach, FL 145.0 mi / 232.0 km
We complete the ‘Coast to Coast’ portion of the tour today, as we arrive at the Atlantic Ocean and Daytona Beach. It’s an easy journey across the Florida peninsula and it will be worth your while to spend some time in the city of Ocala – known as the race-horse capital of America, due to its plethora of thoroughbred horse horse ranches, Ocala offers a self-guided driving tour to several stables and farms in the area. In Daytona you can visit Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona, the largest Harley-Davidson dealership in the USA, and of course the Daytona International Speedway, home to NASCAR’s most famous stock-car race, the Daytona 500. We’ll arrange our famous Farewell Celebration tonight, and end this amazing motorcycle tour in style!
DAY 17 Orlando, FL - Departure 65.0 mi / 104.0 km
It’s a short ride back to our EagleRider Orlando office to return our bikes and say our final farewells. If you’d like to do some sightseeing in the Orlando area after the tour is over, just let us know and we can easily arrange hotel and/or motorcycle reservations for you. We sincerely thank you for an amazing ride, and until next time – be safe, and have fun out there!
Coast 2 Coast Guided Motorcycle Tour
Thursday, 11th October 2018
Departure Dates Listed
Adults€4,699.00 per person
Children €4,699.00 per person
Kildare: 353 1 629 2000
Fax: 353 1 629 7501
Celtic Horizon Tours
Unit 5, Block G
Maynooth Business Campus,
Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland