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USA: Route 66 and the American Southwest

Our 10 day tour of the Old West will take you along Old Route 66 to all the world-famous desert mountains, monuments and parks.  We’ll ride through the canyons on Zion, along the rim of the Grand Canyon and past the towering red rocks of Sedona.  This tour travels one of the longest uninterrupted stretches of Route 66, past all the oddities of roadside small towns frozen in the 1950’s.  We’ll make a stop in glittering Las Vegas, to experience a night in this famous and crazy American city that never sleeps.  They’ll be lots of Harleys passing you on this route.  It’s one of the most famous in all the US, so be prepared for some serious motorcycle camaraderie.


START/FINISH: Scottsdale/Phoenix, Arizona, USA
FLY IN/OUT: Scottsdale/Phoenix, Arizona, USA
DURATION: 10 days, 9 nights, 7 riding days, 1 rest day
ROUTE: Total distance: 2382km (1480 miles)

The entire route runs on good asphalt roads.

REST DAYS: 1 - Grand Canyon
HIGHLIGHTS: The Grand Canyon National Park, Riding Old Route 66, Glittering Las Vegas, Navaho Indian Reservation, Colorful Canyon de Chelly, Riding through the Red Rocks of Zion National Park, Old West Towns of Jerome, Kingman and Scottsdale, Fiery Red Rocks of Sedona

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

USA: Route 66 and the American Southwest
Day 1: Arrival in Scottsdale /Phoenix, ArizonaDay 2: Scottsdale to KingmanDay 3: Kingman to Las VegasDay 4: Las Vegas to Saint GeorgeDay 5: Saint George to Grand CanyonDay 6: Rest Day – Grand CanyonDay 7: Grand Canyon – Canyon de ChellyDay 8: Canyon de Chelly - SedonaDay 9: Sedona  - ScottsdaleDay 10: Depart Scottsdale/Phoenix, Arizona
Day 1: Arrival in Scottsdale /Phoenix, 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 Kingman

We’ll leave Scottsdale and immediately head out into the dry and colorful desert to Wickenburg, one of the oldest cowboy towns in Arizona.  Then it’s on to Kingman, the hub of the longest uninterrupted stretch of historic Route 66 in the US – 173 free-range miles of unadulterated Mother Road.  Built in 1926, Route 66 stretched across the US.  Today, these frozen-in-time small towns play host to thousands of Harley riders every year.

Day 3: Kingman to Las Vegas

Today we’ll ride Old Route 66 as it winds through the Truxton Canyon between the Cottonwood Mountains and the Grand Wash Cliffs.  We’ll pass tiny towns lost in time, with their 1950’s era establishments, diners, drive-ins, general stores, barber shops and vintage gas stations.  In the afternoon, we’ll turn north and roll into glittering Las Vegas for the evening.

Day 4: Las Vegas to Saint George

Las Vegas is truly an otherworldly place and a fascinating city to see.   We’ll take some time off the bike to walk the strip and see the sights, ducking into a few sparkling and lively casinos along the way.  Then we’ll ride out into the mountains again to Utah and Zion National Park.

Day 5: Saint George to Grand Canyon

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.  We’ll ride under the 3000 foot Vermillion Cliffs, a prehistoric landscape of iron-oxidized rock formations. Today we end the day at the edge of the mighty and awe-inspiring Grand Canyon.

Day 6: Rest Day – Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is one of America’s best National Park:  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.  Or if you prefer to see the canyon off the motorcycle, a helicopter is available to take you over it.

Day 7: Grand Canyon – Canyon de Chelly

Today we take the back roads of the Navajo Indian Reservation, past ancestral  Puebloan cliff dwellings sitting in rock alcoves to the Canyon de Chelly with its sheer sandstone walls, swirling patterns and petrified dunes.  We’ll ride along the canyon, stopping at the most dramatic vistas to get to Spider Rock Overlook.  We’ll spend the night on the Navaho Indian Reservation.

Day 8: Canyon de Chelly - Sedona

We’ll ride through the heart of the Colorado Plateau to Sedona, into the towering rock formations, blazing crimson, gold and orange against the pure blue skies.  The towers, grand buttes and flat-topped mesas yield to the dramatic crimson, orange and gold cliffs of Oak Creek Canyon.  Tonight we overnight is the spiritual center of the area – Sedona town.

Day 9: Sedona - Scottsdale

Today we head south, traveling steadily through the flat lushness of the Verde Valley, through breezy pine forested low mountains, on our way back to Scottsdale.  We’ll spend some time strolling in Old Town, enjoying the fabulous restaurants and saloons and shopping for authentic Stetson hats and cowboy boots before our farewell dinner tonight.

Day 10: Depart Scottsdale/Phoenix, Arizona

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.

Price for the RIDER
Fat Boy  
Heritage Softail Classic  
Electra Glide Ultra Classic  
Rooad King Classic  
Street Glide
2020 SEASON prices are in EUR/person
Rider sharing twin room: $6650 per person
Rider with own room: $8980 per person
Couples: $5850 per person

The Old West Tour includes:


•             Harley Davidson Motorcycle of your choice.

•             Experienced American Guide on a Motorcycle.

•             Support Van with Second Guide (carries luggage, souvenirs and 1-2 passengers).

•             10 nights Hotel Accommodations.

•             Fuel.

•             Airport transfers on arrival and departure.

•             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.