Participants must have a valid motorcycle license. International Participants: if your license allows you to legally ride the same type of bike in your home country, then the motorcycle license from your country is sufficient and you don’t have to get an international driver’s license.
The minimum age to ride a motorcycle as part of our tours is 21 years. There is no age limit for passengers, however the passenger must be able to reach the passenger foot pegs or floorboards of the bike. You should have at least one year of riding experience on motorcycles similar to the size of the motorcycles we use for our tours.
|This means that you will have a bike and a room completely to yourself (single occupancy).|
|With this package, you still have your own bike but will share a room with another Participant (double occupancy). We will of course try to match you up with a friend or your significant other if you book as a group. If the tour is not booked as a group, availability of this package is subject to us being able to match you up with another Participant.|
|You will be sharing a room (double occupancy) and a bike with another Participant. This package is most popular with friends or couples where one person does not have a proper motorcycle license. If the tour is not booked as a group, availability of this package is subject to us being able to match you up with another Participant.|
All packages are subject to availability and all bookings have to be confirmed by us in writing.
Our goal is to create an authentic experience for our guests and wherever possible and practical, we avoid mass-tourism accommodation and pick hotels or motels with a special charm and a character that is unique to each location. Sometimes though our choices are limited and we have to choose more “standard fare” or rustic hotels/motels, especially when we overnight close to National Parks.
All motorcycles are late-model bikes. Subject to availability, you can chose between the following options:
Most of the bikes are available with medium-sized saddlebags and a windscreen, so please let us know your preferences during booking and we will try to accommodate them. Specific bike models and equipment are subject to availability.
The motorcycles come with liability insurance according to state statutory limits. Supplemental liability insurance as well as Theft and Damage Waivers can be purchased during booking or at check-in. All insurance, coverage and waivers are subject to the express terms and conditions of the rental agreement. We recommend that Participants take out adequate travel, health and accident insurance as well as trip cancellation insurance with their own agents.
You will be riding a late-model bike so a breakdown is extremely unlikely. If a bike breaks down, we will either fix the bike locally or, if necessary, deliver a replacement bike (we reserve the right to replace the bike with a different model).
At the time of motorcycle pick-up a security deposit will be taken on the participant’s credit card, and the amount held will be unavailable against the credit card available balance until after the return of the motorcycle at which time, with no charges due, the security deposit amount will drop off of the credit card automatically. The security deposit amount is between $100 and $3,000 depending on the type of Theft and Damage Waiver that is being purchased by the tour participant.
The motorcycles are not permitted to leave the United States unless authorized by us in writing.
We are happy to create a custom tour for you. Custom Tours will be quoted and priced on an individual basis. Please note that a Quoting Fee may apply.
Each of our self-guided tours include:
Some of our self-guided tours also include:
Look for the “what’s included” list on each tour page for details.
If you are interested in participating in one of our self-guided tours, send us a quick booking inquiry directly from each individual tour page by selecting the requested amount of people, bikes, rooms, the desired bike model and start date and then click on the “Book Tour” button. Next, fill out the online form and send it off to us with a click. If all hotels for your specific dates are available, we will email you the booking paperwork for you to complete and sign. If hotel availability on your requested dates is an issue, we will contact you to discuss potential alternatives. All reservations are on a request basis, bookings must be confirmed by us in writing.
A $500 USD booking deposit (or the full tour price for tour packages under $500) is required at the time of booking. Payment can be made by the following credit cards: VISA, MasterCard or American Express. The remaining balance will be due once the hotel accommodations and dates have been confirmed. In special circumstances, the final payment may be taken at a later date. These circumstances will be determined by us on a case-by-case basis. All bookings are on a request basis, final bookings must be confirmed by us in writing. Self-Drive Tours less than 8 day / 7 night / 6 riding days will require the full tour amount to be paid at the time of booking.
A Self Drive Tour may be cancelled without cancellations fees if the tour is cancelled 30 or more days prior to your tour start date. However, cancellation fees and refund amounts will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Any cancellation fees may be applied to a future tour booking anytime within a twelve (12) month period following the cancellation date.
Since there is no support vehicle, self-guided tours are designed for Participants to take their essentials with them in a backpack and/or the bike’s saddlebags (most bikes are available with medium-sized saddlebags upon request, subject to availability). Just let us know your preferences during booking and we will try to accommodate them. The options participants have for any additional luggage that they cannot take with them on the tour depend on the type of self-guided tour:
We assume no responsibility for loss, damage, or delay in storing or delivering baggage to tour participants.