Motorcycle Tour Route 66 Kicks / USA
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Motorcycle Tours Route 66 Kicks

For people with less time we offer the 12 day Self Drive motorcycle tour Route 66 "Kicks", which takes you from Chicago to Los Angeles through eight states. Pass through the "Gateway to the West" in St. Louis and see the unique natural wonders in the Wild West, including the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, and the Petrified Forest near Gallup. You will spend the night in comfortable individual hotels and eat in typical Route 66 restaurants, where hearty American dishes are cooked. In the ghost town of Calico you will experience the Wild West, before your Route 66 Self Drive motorcycle tour comes to an end on the Pacific coast in Santa Monica.

...get your kicks on Route 66 - from east to west = the historical direction!

 

The Route for the Route 66 Kicks Motorcycle Tors

 

The Route:

arrow down Day 1: Chicago

Chicago

Welcome to Chicago.

arrow down Day 2: Chicago > Springfield /ILL

Gemini Giant, Launching Pad, Wilmington

Early in the morning you will pick up your motorcycle at the rental station and start your Route 66 adventure. Around midday you will reach Wilmington with the Gemini Giant, a large fiberglass figure of the 1960's era. After an obligatory stop at the Dixie Truckers Home, you will end your first day in Spingfield/Illinois, which was for many years the chosen home city of Abraham Lincoln, the president of the United States during the civil war.

arrow down Day 3: Springfield /ILL > St. Louis

Gateway Arche, St. Louis

Today is dedicated to the "Gateway to the West": the pioneer town St. Louis. The town's landmark is the more than 190 m high steel Gateway Arch. Inside, you will take trams to an observation platform to the top of the highest monument of the nation. The afternoon in St. Louis is to relax, for dinner we recommend downtown Lakelade's Landing.

arrow down Day 4: St. Louis > Springfield /MO

Meramec Caverns

You deliberately want to do without the unnecessary challenges of confusing streets in the city, bad road conditions and misleading signs to the "Mother Road". You will travel some distances of the tour on the Route 66 and others on the Interstate. Today's highlight and absolute must are the Meramec Caverns. The famous limestone caves have been a tourist classic since the beginning of the Route 66 and served the outlaw Jesse James as a welcome hiding place from his pursuers.

arrow down Day 5: Springfield /MO > Oklahoma City

Route 66 Round Barn

The motto of the day today is: ride, ride and ride namely through three states: Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma. The latter is known through countless thunderstorms, the particularly striking red earth and for all Route 66 fans the probably longest continuous route on the Highway 66.

arrow down Day 6: Oklahoma City > Amarillo

Pony Bridge, Canadian River

You will start your day with a real photo highlight: A bridge with 38(!) huge arches spanning the Canadian River. And the Route 66 museum in Clinton that you will visit is a memorial that is different to all others: each room is dedicated to a decade of the "Main Street of America". A further highlight on your tour is the next stop and overnight stay at the Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo.

arrow down Day 7: Amarillo > Santa Fe

Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo

You continue your adventure tour on the Route 66 to the legendary Cadillac Ranch. As a reminder of the golden days of the Route 66 ten Cadillac's are buried vertically into the ground. Next stop is Adrian, the geo-mathematical center of the old Route 66. This is as important as crossing the equator. Brunch at Russell's Travel Center with its world class Car Museum rounds up the morning. At the end of your eventful day, you will spend the night in historic Santa Fe.

arrow down Day 8: Santa Fe > Gallup

Maggie's Diner, Madrid / Wild Hogs Movie

This morning you check out the original film location of Maggie's Diner from the cult movie "Wild Hogs" with John Travolta in Madrid. After taking a memory picture your tour takes you past Mesas, cottonwood trees and continues on the gentle winding road to Laguna Pueblo where the Spaniards built the mission church, which you will visit. Just in time for dinner, you will reach the hotel El Rancho in Gallup after riding several more beautiful miles through Indian Territory. The heydays are gone, but there once was a time when famous Hollywood stars met up here. Ronald Reagan slept in room 103; Humphrey Bogart in room 213, Doris Day in room 109, Kirk Douglas stayed in 105, Gregory Peck in 111. The Marx brothers resided in room 118, John Wayne recovered in room 100 after a long days ride and for Hermann the German room 101 is regularly reserved for the night.

arrow down Day 9: Gallup > Flagstaff

Standing on the corner in Winslow Arizona

Starting off in Gallup, the first stage leads you to the Petrified Forest National Park and the Painted Desert. The more interesting of the two natural wonders is the Petrified Forest, which was formed millions of years ago by a freak of nature. The northern part of the park, the Painted Desert, consists of sedimentary rocks that change color depending on the exposure to the sun going from red to orange to purple. On your journey towards the west ("Go West", is your phrase of the day!), you will pass the Wigwam Motel in Holbrook and cruise on to Winslow, Arizona to Winslow Corner, known from the song by the Eagles. Today's destination is Flagstaff which is located between the two Indian reservations of the Navajo and Hopi on the legendary Route 66. You will end the evening at the Museum Club that the locals call "The Zoo" and which is probably the best dance club between Oklahoma City and Los Angeles.

arrow down Day 10: Flagstaff > Seligman

Grand Canyon

Today's highlight is the gigantic Grand Canyon - if you wish, enjoy a spectacular helicopter flight. After lunch you will cruise over Williams to Seligman. Here the long loop of the old Route 66 begins right up to the Californian border. Even the very old street layout is navigable along this beautiful section. Arriving in Seligman, you will first visit the founder of the "Historic Route 66 Association" at the Route 66 Visitors Center. You will certainly have the opportunity to meet the "Guardian Angel", Angel Delgadillo and perhaps you might be in the mood to receive one of his famous barber shaves. By the way, in his barber shop, you can find many Route 66 souvenirs - a true paradise for bargain hunters. In the evening you will set up your sleeping quarters at a typical Route 66 motel in order to get to know something very simple and rustic.

arrow down Day 11: Seligman > Barstow

Route 66

You will have breakfast today in Westside at Lilo's Café, an original 66 restaurant owned by an expatriate German, who ensures that all the guests in Seligman are well fed. Through Kingman you continue on to Oatman and the hottest city in America to Needles. Other stops are the Sahara Oasis and Roy's Cafe in Amboy. Before you arrive in Barstow you will turn a few miles north - if time allows it - to visit an old silver mine in the Mojave Desert in the ghost town of Calico. In the still inhabited and lovingly renovated original Western town over a thousand adventurers once sought their fortune. If you want to you can pick up your very own personal Western photo. A beautiful day and a beautiful trip ends in Barstow. By the way in 1886, the town was named after the president of the Santa Fe railroad company. Barstow also managed to end up in the refrain of the Route 66 classic "Get your kicks".

arrow down Day 12: Barstow > Los Angeles

Santa Monica Pier

The last day "on the road" starts today. From Barstow you will cruise the last miles on Route 66 to Victorville and then take the Interstate straight to Los Angeles where you drop off your Harley at the rental station. Your Route 66 motorcycle tour ends here at the Pier of Santa Monica, where you will spend your last night directly on the promenade...

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What's included:
* The Original Tour - developed and organised by Reuthers
* Harley-Davidson or BMW Rental Motorcycle for the Tour including comprehensive insurance
* 12x Accommodation Middleclass Hotels/Motels in shared Double Room
* Secured Payment Certificate (Sicherungsschein)
* Reuthers Tour Book with Itineraries and Tips
* Reuthers Travel Lecture (in English)
* Reuthers Rewards
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Dates:
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Pricing:
Self Drive: Rider Rental Motorcycle = USD 3895
Self Drive: Rider own Motorcycle = USD 995
Self Drive: Passenger Motorcycle = USD 995
Twin Room extra charge (2 separate beds instead of 1 common bed) = USD 165
Single Room extra charge (instead of shared Double Room) = USD 955
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Optional Bookings:
Additional Accommodation prior tour start in shared Double Room (1 common bed) = USD 85
Additional Accommodation prior tour start in shared Twin Room (2 separate beds) = USD 95
Additional Accommodation prior tour start in Single Room = USD 170
Additional Accommodation after the tour in shared Double Room (1 common bed) = USD 175
Additional Accommodation after the tour in shared Twin Room (2 separate beds) = USD 180
Additional Accommodation after the tour in Single Room = USD 350
Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight = USD 229

All pricing payable in US Dollar.
3% Early Bird Discount (booking more than 12 months prior tour start)
2% Golden Ager Discount (age min 60 years prior tour start)
10% Group Discount (from 8 participants, all registrations within one week, common Payment of Balance by Bank Transfer)
Please note: Total Discount max. 10% for Deposit by Credit Card and Payment of Balance by Bank Transfer. No Discount for Deposit and Payment of Balance by Credit Card or by PayPal.

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