Southwest Explorer

Tour Profile

Duration: 10 days Distance to drive: approx 1251 miles (2075 km) Level of difficulty:

If you always wanted to explore the breathtaking southwestern United States on the saddle of a Harley Davidson, then you are just right here at the "Southwest Explorer" tour.

Las Vegas, the historic Route 66, the Grand Canyon National Park and the world famous Monument Valley are just a few of the stops on this tour you will experience in a group of like-minded people.

It does not matter whether you want to participate as a single or as a couple to this dream. This tour will be an unforgettable experience for you! Guaranteed!

If you want to extend your stay or have other requests, please contact us.

Tour Itinerary

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DAY1 (SUN): ARRIVING IN LAS VEGAS

The group will have its first meeting in the afternoon. After a welcome drink, we will give you some informations about the tour. The rest of the evening is yours to spend as you wish. Overnight in Las Vegas.

DAY 2 (MON): PICK UP MOTORCYCLES - LAS VEGAS
The morning is yours to spend as you wish. TIP: Visit the Strip with the various theme hotels or go shopping. We are available if you need any suggestions or advice. In the early afternoon, after a briefing, we will pick up the Harley Davidson® motorcycles in Las Vegas. To get used to them, we’ll ride along the famous Las Vegas Boulevard. Overnight in Las Vegas. Tour length: about 12 miles.

DAY 3 (TUE): LAS VEGAS - HOOVER DAM - ELDORADO GOLD MINE - LAUGHLIN
We hit the road. We’ll first visit the famous Hoover Dam and the Eldorado gold mine, familiar from a number of movies. We’ll then cruise southbound to our destination Laughlin, on the Arizona border. Tour length: about 155 miles.

DAY 4 (WED): LAUGHLIN - OATMAN - SELIGMAN - WILLIAMS
This day we’re cruising old Route 66 all the way to Williams before we turn north onto 64 North towards the Grand Canyon. We’ll pass through the towns of Oatman, Kingman, and Seligman along the way. In Seligman, we will definitely make a stop at Angel Delgadillo’s barber shop, one of the best options for Route 66 souvenirs. In the afternoon, we’ll reach the destination for today’s ride: Williams! We can look forward to a country-western style evening, with great bars, live music, and restaurants. Tour length: about 190 miles.

DAY 5 (THU): WILLIAMS - GRAND CANYON NP - KAYENTA
After about an hour’s ride, we’ll reach the next highlight of the tour: the Grand Canyon. Before we head into the national park, you have the opportunity to take part in a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon (optional). Or you can ride straight into the park. There’s a lot to explore here and we’ll leave you to your own devices. The highway runs along the South Rim and offers all of the highlights of this fascinating natural wonder. After lunch at the Cameron Trading Post, we’ll head through the Navajo and Hopi reservations to Kayenta, where we will arrive in the afternoon. Tour length: about 212 miles.

DAY 6 (FRI): KAYENTA - MONUMENT VALLEY - MEXICAN HAT - TORREY
Today we’re going to experience the “real” Wild West. First, we’ll head into Monument Valley with its huge rock towers. We’ll take a jeep tour through the valley with plenty of stops for you to take lots of photos to fill up those SD cards. We’ll then we drive through San Juan and admire the famous “Mexican Hat”. Glen Canyon National Park with the Colorado River and Capitol Reef National Park are our next stops on the road. Today we’ll be staying near Torrey. Tour length: about 221 miles.

DAY 7 (SAT): TORREY - ESCALANTE - BRYCE CANYON NP
We’ll meander our way through the excellent, curved roads along the Escalante Highway to our next destination for the day: Bryce Canyon. We’ll spend the afternoon at Bryce Canyon. This park is known for its unique rock formations that glow resplendently in golds and reds as the sun rises and sets. Overnight about 5 miles from Bryce Canyon NP. Tour length: about 168 miles.

DAY 8 (SO): BRYCE CANYON NP - ZION NP - MESQUITE
Sunrises in this area are a pure pleasure! We’ll ride through beautiful Zion National Park in the morning, before returning to Nevada via Interstate 15. Overnight in Mesquite. Tour length: about 168 miles.

DAY 9 (MON): MESQUITE - LAKE MEAD - LAS VEGAS

On the way back to Vegas, we’ll make a special trip to the Valley of Fire National Park, familiar from various TV commercials, series and movies. We’ll drive a beautiful route along Lake Mead back to Las Vegas, where we’ll return our bikes and catch a transfer to our hotel. Tour length: about 125 miles.

DAY 10 (TUE): END OF TOUR
Today’s the end of your tour. You can either fly back home or extend your stay.

- Program subject to change. -

Minimum participants: 12 people, passengers included

We have never had to do it, but just in case:
If we don’t reach the minimum number of participants, we reserve the right to cancel the tour up to four weeks prior to departure.

Alternatively, if the math works in our favor, we can also opt to offer the tour despite not meeting the minimum, but only with one tour guide in the support vehicle.


Historic Route 66 Hackberry

Included in this package

  • Highest Customer rated Hotel or Motel Accommodations
  • Hotel Parking fees
  • Welcome drink
  • Transportation between the hotel and the rental location
  • Preparation and orientation
  • Rental of motorcycle for the period indicated, unlimited mileage, the liability insurance required by law, additional driver, VIP-ZERO Plus Theft & Damage Waiver ($100 Deposit. Renters pay $0 per damage occurrence and up to $1000 per theft occurrence), local taxes, saddlebags
  • guaranteed latest year motorcycle
  • Fuel and oil
  • All taxes, fees, and environmental surcharges
  • 24-hour roadside service
  • One way transfers fees (if applicable)
  • US DOT-approved half-shell rental helmets for driver and passenger
  • Multilingual-speaking (English, German, Greek) professional tour leader from/to Las Vegas
  • support vehicle during the entire motorcycle tour
  • tour package with maps for each driver
  • our US BIKE TRAVEL APP**
  • tour photos as link download
  • exclusive US BIKE TRAVEL™ T-Shirt per person
  • exclusive US BIKE TRAVEL™ hat pin per person

NOT INCLUDED

Airfare, personal expenses, meals, travel cancellation/health insurance, entrance fees for attractions and parks, gratuities, anything not listed in “Included in this package” previously.

 

**YOUR ADDITIONAL SUPER TOUR COMPANION:
               OUR US BIKE TRAVEL APP

 

In the travel documents, you will find both a street atlas or maps and a guide of the region. In addition, you get our specially developed for your tour app.
It works both online and offline, and uses your phone's GPS to make sure you're on the right bike path, and has some tips and information on where you are.
Works in all popular iOs and Android phones.
For copyright reasons, the password of the tour on the app about 2 weeks after the end of the trip again disabled by the manufacturer, but you get enough more material from us so you can capture your memories.

An open word regarding Breakfast in the United States:

We draw your attention to the fact that the breakfast inclusive performance in American Hotels cannot be taken for granted. There are various types of breakfast. Some hotels offer tea and a kind of bread, toast or a piece of cake, perhaps some jam. If you're lucky there are some fruit or dairy products. Other hotels only offer coffee with a coffee machine in the room and nothing else. Some hotels offer a varied breakfast. Many hotels decide in the heart of the season to start with this service, it should be abolished or to change also.
Generally, there is a possibility of breakfast for little money to buy anywhere.

Dates & Prices

Date ID status

04OCT20 -13OCT20 20SOWEX2 2995 $ per person 3595 $ per person 3995 $ per person RQ

23MAY21 - 01JUN21 21SOWEX1 2995 $ per person 3595 $ per person 3995 $ per person OK

03OCT21 -12OCT21 21SOWEX2 2995 $ per person 3595 $ per person 3995 $ per person OK

OK = free sale

RQ = request, booking is possibel (sold out soon)

XX = Sorry, sold out

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Motorcycles

Please note: Not all types are available from all stations. Since we are not the direct rental service providers in the motorcycles, we can not assume any liability for the "first motorcycle desire".

First and foremost so that everything is clear:

The motorbike rental company (Eaglerider®) requires the specification of a replacement request engine when booking and gives us a MOTORCYCLES-CLASS-GUARANTEE.
This means that we will confirm your initial request (if available on the day of booking) and, alternatively, a guarantee within the booked/requested category.

Mix at the classes is not allowed at the time of booking.

Option Motorcycle-Model-Guarantee:
Generally, if your desired model is available, then EagleRider confirms the booking for the desired model. EagleRider reserves the right to provide you an alternative Eaglerider® model from this category if your desired model is not available. This can happen, for example, if the previous renter has returned the motorcycle with damage.
If for you is a specific model very important, then guarantees you Eaglerider® this model against a surcharge in the amount of USD 100/once per rental.
In the unlikely event that this service on site but doesn't work, then you will receive a motorbike from the same category and this fee back immediately.

 

Motorcycles at our partner EagleRider® - the vehicles in the overview sorted by class.

GRAND TOURING CLASS:

Harley-Davidson® models are the best equipped for touring or long rides. All touring Class Bikes are equipped with comfortable backrests for passengers. American Cruisers are extremely balanced and easy to ride for an experienced rider. Ample space in saddle bags; both models are equipped with top cases. 
Motorcycles in this Class are available with an additional charge of 15 USD per rental day (starting in 2020).

Harley Davidson® 

Electra Glide® Ultra Classic® 

Harley Davidson® 

Street Glide® Grand Touring

ER UG USBT ER SGGT USBT
  • Passenger-Seat: YES
  • Passenger backrest: YES
  • Saddlebags: YES
  • Top Storage Case: YES
  • Windshield: YES
  • 6 gallons capacity (22.71 L)
  • Radio: MP3, Radio, Bluetooth Stereo
  • Seat height: 27.4 inches (69.60 cm)
  • 12 Volt Powerport: YES
  • GPS navigation: YES
  • Very suitable for 2 persons
  • Passenger-Seat: YES
  • Passenger backrest: YES
  • Saddlebags: YES
  • Top Storage Case: YES
  • Windshield: YES
  • 6 gallons capacity (22.71 L)
  • Radio: MP3, Radio, Bluetooth Stereo
  • Seat height: 27.4 inches (69.60 cm)
  • 12 Volt Powerport: YES
  • GPS navigation: YES
  • Very suitable for 2 persons
   

TOURING CLASS:

Harley-Davidson® models are the best equipped for touring or long rides. All touring Class Bikes are equipped with comfortable backrests for passengers. American Cruisers are extremely balanced and easy to ride for an experienced rider. Ample space in saddle bags; 

Harley Davidson® 

Road Glide®

Harley Davidson® 

Street Glide®

ER RG USBT ER SG USBT
  • Passenger-Seat: YES
  • Passenger backrest: YES
  • Saddlebags: YES
  • Top Storage Case: NO
  • Windshield: YES
  • 6 gallons capacity (22.71 L)
  • Radio: MP3, Radio, Bluetooth Stereo
  • Seat height: 25.9 inches (65.79 cm)
  • 12 Volt Powerport: YES
  • GPS navigation: YES
  • Very suitable for 2 persons
  • Passenger-Seat: YES
  • Passenger backrest: YES
  • Saddlebags: YES
  • Top Storage Case: NO
  • Windshield: YES
  • 6 gallons capacity (22.71 L)
  • Radio: MP3, Radio, Bluetooth Stereo
  • Seat height: 25.9 inches (65.79 cm)
  • 12 Volt Powerport: YES
  • GPS navigation: YES
  • Very suitable for 2 persons
   

CLASSIC CLASS:

The quintessential American cruisers made famous in movies and by enthusiasts around the world. Very easy to ride for people who ride a smaller bike, sport or sport touring at home. All available with passenger backrest and windshield. Excellent for long rides and touring, weekend rides, day trips, and city riding. 

Harley Davidson®

Heritage Softail® Classic

Harley Davidson®

Road King®

ER HS USBT ER RK USBT
  • Passenger-Seat: YES
  • Passenger backrest: YES
  • Saddlebags: YES
  • Top Storage Case: NO
  • Windshield: YES
  • 5 gallons capacity (18.92 L)
  • Radio: NO
  • Seat height: 25.5 inches (64.77 cm)
  • 12 Volt Powerport: NO
  • GPS navigation: NO
  • Conditionally suitable for 2 persons
  • Passenger-Seat: YES
  • Passenger backrest: YES
  • Saddlebags: YES
  • Top Storage Case: NO
  • Windshield: YES
  • 6 gallons capacity (22.71 L)
  • Radio: NO
  • Seat height: 25.5 inches (66.80 cm)
  • 12 Volt Powerport: NO
  • GPS navigation: NO
  • Good for 2 persons
   

STREET CLASS:

The smallest class, but can still provide plenty of power. Great for riders of all experience levels. An excellent choice for riders who are "seat-heigh changelled". Great head-turning bike for day rides, weekend rides, and city riding. Not good at all for our multiple day tours. 

Harley Davidson®

Dyna Low Rider®

Harley Davidson®

Sportster 1200® (iron)

ER LR USBT ER SP USBT
  • Passenger-Seat: NO
  • Passenger backrest: NO
  • Saddlebags: YES
  • Top Storage Case: NO
  • Windshield: NO 
  • 4.7 gallons capacity (17.79 L)
  • Radio: NO
  • Seat height: 25.4 inches (64.52 cm)
  • 12 Volt Powerport: NO
  • GPS navigation: NO
  • Especially suitable for 1 person and "seat-heigh changelled" riders
  • Passenger-Seat: NO
  • Passenger backrest: NO
  • Saddlebags: NO
  • Top Storage Case: NO
  • Windshield: NO 
  • 4.5 gallons capacity (17 L)
  • Radio: NO
  • Seat height: 28.3 inches (72 cm)
  • 12 Volt Powerport: NO
  • GPS navigation: NO
  • Especially suitable for 1 person
   

EAGLE PACK

Highly recommended for the self-drive tours: or motorcycles that don't have a top case for storage we are now offering an add-on called the Eagle Pack. At 54 liter capacity and expandable sections, this travel bag is an amazing companion that's sturdy and well-made. 

EagleTopPack

Book the Eagle Pack for 110 USD and keep it for your future tours.

Ask us about.

   

THREE-WHEEL CLASS:

Three-wheeled motorcycles. Does not require a motorcycle license or endorsement in many states. Very comfortable and stable for riders and passengers.

Harley Davidson® 

TRI GLIDE® Ultra

ER TR1 USBT ER TR2 USBT
  • Passenger-Seat: YES
  • Passenger backrest: YES
  • Saddlebags: YES
  • Top Storage Case: YES
  • Windshield: YES
  • 6 gallons capacity (22.71 L)
  • Radio: MP3, Radio, Bluetooth Stereo
  • Seat height: 27.4 inches (69.60 cm)
  • 12 Volt Powerport: YES
  • GPS navigation: YES
  • Very suitable for 2 persons

Please notice: to come with us on a tour you need appropriate experience

with this special motorcycle

 

   

POLARIS® 

Slingshot®

USBT SLI 1 USBT SLI 2
USBT SLI 3 USBT SLI 4
  • Side by side riding experience
  • Trunk space
  • Windshield: YES
  • Top: YES, if you like one
  • 9,7 gallons capacity (36.72 L)
  • Radio, USB
  • Very suitable for 2 persons
POLARIS® SLINGSHOT® is only available in Las Vegas
   
   

Ask us about this possibility!

Please notice: In the near future (2019) we are able to offer you a variety of Indian® Motorcycles® too.

Proof of pictures: With friendly support of EagleRider®, Harley Davidson®, Indian Motorcycles® / all pictures: courtesy of EagleRider®, Harley Davidson®, Polaris®, Indian Motorcycles®. Thank you!