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USA: American Southwest Tour

American Southwest is a motorcyclists dream destination. Indeed, on the roads in Arizona, you will always hear the rumbling of Harleys.  On our Route 66 and Grand Canyon tour, we’ll take you on the best motorcycle back roads, including the cliff-hugging twisties of the Million Dollar Highway, and through the awesome rock formations of Monument Valley and Zion National Park, to see the vastness and splendor of the Grand Canyon.  Along the way, we’ll stop in the quaint Old West towns of the American Southwest, sampling local cuisine and wine and enjoying the view.

AT A GLANCE

START/FINISH: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
FLY IN/OUT: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
DURATION: 8 days, 7 nights, 6 riding days, 0 rest day
ROUTE: Total distance: About 2,170 km (1,350 miles)
The entire route runs on good asphalt roads.

DAILY RIDES: 260 – 450 km (160 – 280 miles)

REST DAYS: 0

HIGHLIGHTS: The Grand Canyon National Park, Riding Old Route 66, Riding the Twisties of the Million Dollar Highway, Navaho Indian Reservation, Monument Valley, Riding through the Red Rocks of Zion National Park, Old West Towns of Jerome, Page and Scottsdale, Fiery Red Rocks of Sedona

ACCOMODATION: 4-star hotels (if in a remote area, then the best hotel in the area).

USA: American Southwest Tour
Day 1: Arrival in Phoenix/Scottsdale, ArizonaDay 2: Scottsdale to WinslowDay 3: Winslow to ChinleDay 4: Chinle to KayentaDay 5: Kayenta to St. George, UtahDay 6: St. George to Grand Canyon National ParkDay 7: Grand Canyon to ScottsdaleDay 8: Depart Phoenix/Scottsdale
Day 1: Arrival in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona

We’ll pick you up at the airport and deliver you to your hotel. Later that day, you’ll get a chance to inspect your motorcycle and go over your tour itinerary. We’ll have dinner at a traditional Western-style American restaurant, before taking you back to your comfortable hotel for a good night’s sleep.

Day 2: Scottsdale to Winslow

Today we head north, traveling steadily through the flat lushness of the Verde Valley through breezy pine forested low mountains.  We’ll pass all that Arizona is known for: western style ranches, ancient limestone dwellings, and narrow, winding canyons.  We’ll make a stop in the hillside Old West town of Jerome before heading out through the fiery red and towering rocks of famous Sedona and the twisties of Oak Creek Canyon.

Day 3: Winslow to Chinle

We begin the day on Route 66, heading through the rugged high desert of northeastern Arizona, stopping for a break at the 225 million year old Petrified Forest and the sheer sandstone walls of the Canyon de Chelly, which house the 1000 year old Ancestral Puebloan dwellings.  Tonight we overnight in Chinle on the Navaho Reservation.

Day 4: Chinle to Kayenta

Today we ride the cliff-hugger curves and hairpin turns of the Million Dollar Highway, a motorcycle thrill-seekers paradise.  Then we head into Utah, past the towering rocks of world-famous Monument Valley, the backdrop for many cowboy Western movies.  

Day 5: Kayenta to St. George, Utah

We’ll take the scenic road to the Grand Canyon, passing the gorgeous, sparkling blue waters that lap the red rock sides of Lake Powell.  The ride through Zion National Park is stunning, with its massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink and red reaching high into the bright blue sky.  Today we end the day in St. George, Utah just outside Grand Canyon National Park.

Day 6: St. George to Grand Canyon National Park

The Grand Canyon is one of America’s best National Parks, its 1.2 million acres of rugged plateaus, crumbly spires, and shadowed ridges a marvel to behold.  We’ll take you there on the best motorcycle roads along the Rim, stopping at the best viewpoints along the way.

Day 7: Grand Canyon to Scottsdale

We’re back on old Route 66 today, through the quaint town of Williams, then south towards Scottsdale again.  If you did not have time to explore Old Town in Scottsdale, you can shop for Stetson hats and cowboy boot souvenirs at the Old West boutiques before our Farewell Dinner tonight.  

Day 8: Depart Phoenix/Scottsdale

Today you can relax or explore the sights of Scottsdale or the surrounding city of Phoenix.  If your flight leaves today, we’ll take you to the airport. 

Motorcycle
Price for the RIDER
Fat Boy  
Heritage Softail Classic  
Electra Glide Ultra Classic  
Rooad King Classic  
Street Glide  
2016 SEASON prices are in EUR/person
Rider sharing twin room: $3750 per person
Rider with own room: $5225 per person
Couples: $2975 per person

The Route 66, Grand Canyon and Zion National Parks Tour includes:

 

  • Harley Davidson Motorcycle of your choice with lockable hard luggage cases.
  • Experienced American Guide on a Motorcycle.
  • Support Van with Second Guide (carries luggage, souvenirs and 1-2 passengers).
  • 7 nights Hotel Accommodations.
  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure.
  • Fuel
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner.
  • Marked map.
  • Detailed route booklet with ride information and sights along the way.
  • Taxes

 

The tour does not include:

 

  • Air ticket.
  • Lunch and breakfast, although most hotels include breakfast.
  • Dinners, except on arrival and departure days.
  • National Park Entrance Fees.
  • Drinks and Tips.