Route 66 Motorcycle Tour

Illinois, United States of America, Americas

Route 66 Motorcycle Tour

EagleRiders World famous Route 66 motorcycle tour travels the original Route 66, known as the "Mainstreet of America" or "Mother Road", is 2400 miles long from Chicago to Los Angeles, crosses three time zones and 8 States: Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. Route66 has been the path of migrants, dreamers, desperados and an entire generation of vacationers discovering the way west.

The 1950's were the Route 66 glory days, when thousands of cars rode bumper to bumper behind each other to experience the Western frontier. Hotels, motels, gas stations, classic restaurants, and the new America sprang up everywhere. Much of Route 66's classic roads, restaurants, gas stations, and nostalgic landmarks are preserved just as they were in the 1950's. The famous and nostalgic Route66 is the road created in heaven for Harley-Davidson touring. Simply stated, this is the guided tour of America!

15 Days / 14 Nights
Seasons - Spring, Summer, Fall
Temperature : 60° to 105° F / 16° to 41° C
Reservations must be booked and paid in advance

Organised by Eaglerider

Route 66 Motorcycle Tour


Itinerary

Day 1 : Chicago Arrival
Please get a taxi from Chicago O'Hare to your downtown hotel. EagleRider's representative will be present at the hotel lobby to give you information about the upcoming trip. You can visit the Blues clubs and enjoy the night life of the "Windy City" or just get a goodnight's sleep.

Day 2 : Chicago - Springfield
We pick up our motorcycles at EagleRider and getting ready for the adventure. We head south through Chicago, the old truck stop town of McLean, and roar through the coalmining area of Illinois along the Pontiac Trail before we enter Springfield, the Illinois state capital, where we overnight.

Day 3 : Springfield - Rolla
Today we continue our ride further south, cross the state line into Missouri and head towards St. Louis, which is one of the significant cities here. As we enter Missouri you will soon be reminded that this is the state where the forest meets the prairie and the Mississippi River meets the Missouri River. We head for the Mississippi River and visit the famous "Chain of Rocks Bridge" and - if time allows - we will make at stop at Miramec Caverns en route. The day ends in Rolla, the gateway to Mark Twain National Forest.

Day 4 : Rolla - Tulsa
From Rolla we continue our ride deep into the Ozark Mountains, which occupy most of southern Missouri and northern Arkansas. This area remained frontier territory until the timber companies moved in at the end of the 19th century. We ride through the towns of Lebanon and Conway and make a stop in Carthage to see the old beautiful courthouse before we enter the state of Oklahoma. This state does not often get to crow about being the best in the country but as far as Route66 is concerned, Oklahoma is definitely number one! Containing more miles of the old Highway than any other state and in far better condition, this is a mecca for bikers and old-road fans out here, We ride all the way up to Tulsa, where we overnight.

Day 5 : Tulsa - Clinton
Here is where the pavement of RT66 follows the contour of the land as if it's always been there. We cover a part of the old west's Indian country between Tulsa and Oklahoma City. We head west through El Reno, over the Mile- Long Bridge, near Bridgeport and into Clinton, the heart and soul of route 66 country!

Day 6 : Clinton - Amarillo
We rise early for our journey into Texas full of prickly pear and into the "panhandle" continuing through the oil town of Shammrock. We'll gas up at one of the original gas stations of the old Route 66 and then on to McLean. Get ready for a steak "Texas Style", like a 4 1/2 pounder! We ride up to Amarillo, up in the northern Panhandle. Amarillo may seem cut off from the rest of Texas, but it stands on one of the great American cross-country routes.

Day 7 : Amarillo - Santa Fe
Today we head out of Texas and into "The Land of Enchantment", New Mexico, after passing through the Cadillac Ranch. Have you ever experienced the ghost town of Glen Rio where you can stand with one foot in New Mexico and the other in Texas? With 5 states behind us and 3 ahead of us, we roar through the land of the Comanche and the Tucumcari. Then we head up into the high plains and altitude of Santa Fe in Central New Mexico.

Day 8 : Santa Fe
Today is at leisure to enjoy Santa Fe, a city that for the last 20 years has ranked among on of the most popular destinations in the US.

Day 9 : Santa Fe - Gallup
This morning we head south, down to Albuquerque and "old town" for some more sights and sounds of the old west. We cross the Rio Grande and head west - out into the open country and the hues of the Navajo wilderness. Grants and the continental divide lead us into the railroad town and old Indian stronghold of Gallup.

Day 10 : Gallup - Williams
After entering Arizona, we roar our Harleys through Holbrook, the Petrified Forest, a fossilized prehistoric forest of gigantic trees that has been unearthed by erosion. As we continue further west we pass the old "Jackribbit Trading Post" and head on to the old western town of Williams, our stop for the next two nights.

Day 11 : Williams
This day gives you the opportunity to experience one of the 7 natural world wonders - The Grand Canyon. As an option you can book a spectacular helicopter ride over the Canyon. You should also take some time to explore Williams, the beautiful quaint little town that offers shopping and dining at its best.

Day 12 : Williams - Laughlin
From Williams we rider further west on the old "Mother Road", which is bending north here, coming down from the highlands, through the Indian town of Peach Springs into Kingman - considered to be the "Heart of Historic Route 66". As we continue we enter the state of Nevada. The neon gaming town of Laughlin is waiting. Hold onto your pocketbooks and get ready for some bright lights and rockin' entertainment.

Day 13 : Laughlin - Victorville
We set off early this morning and cross over into California, the final state on our legendary ride down Route 66. We cross the Devil's Playground and ride along the Mojave Desert. From the desert we get right into the cool pines of the San Gabriel Mountains and arrive in Victorville, where we overnight.

Day 14 : Victorville - Los Angeles
We finish our adventure with a ride across the metropolis L.A. to Santa Monica where we'll find the end of historic Route 66 on Santa Monica Pier. Get a taste of the very blue Pacific Ocean! After a break we reluctantly drop off our bikes at EagleRider, Hawthorne and get ready for a recap of this great adventure at our Good-Bye dinner.

Day 15 : Los Angeles - Chicago
Departure. We say "good bye" to our newly made friends and hope to see you again next year.

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