WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Great American Touring can provide every last detail or just the basics. We want you to have the most flexibility in riding the way YOU like. Click the links below for details:

THINGS YOU WERE WONDERING ABOUT...

GUIDED MOTORCYCLE

SELF-GUIDED MOTORCYCLE

MOTORCYCLE
HIRE ONLY

ROAD TRIP AUTO

Motorcycle Rental - Complete range of Harley-Davidson models. Other brands vary by location. Auto Rental included on Request, cost to be quoted.

YES

YES

YES

N/A

All required Taxes, Fees and Basic VIP Theft / Damage Protection on the motorcycle.
Unlimited mileage.

YES

YES

YES

N/A

Motorcycle (or Auto) Fuel

YES

NO

NO

NO

Transportation to / from airport and hotel.

VARIES BY TOUR

VARIES BY TOUR

NO

NO

Transportation between eligible hotels and motorcycle rental

YES

YES

YES

(With Min. 3 Day Rental)

N/A

Quality, unique lodging - Number of nights varies by tour. The nights before and after your Tour are INCLUDED. Additional nights can be added on request.

YES

YES

NO

YES

Meals - are included as listed in each tour. (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner) Water, soft drinks, and a variety of snacks are available at no charge from the support vehicle.

YES

NO

NO

NO

Alcoholic Beverages - Are you kidding? Enjoy as much as you like - at your expense - when you're OFF THE ROAD for the day..

NO

NO

NO

NO

Support Vehicle for passengers, luggage or motorcycle.

YES

NO

N/A

N/A

Professional Tour Staff on motorcycle and support driver in van

YES

NO

N/A

N/A

Gratuities for your Tour Guide and Support Driver

NO

N/A

N/A

N/A

Garmin GPS and mounting hardware, loaded with your routes and alternates.

OPTIONAL

YES

OPTIONAL

YES

Daily Itinerary Package, including maps, directions, attractions, alternate routes, dining suggestions, etc.

YES

YES

OPTIONAL

YES

Entrance Fees to National Parks

YES

NO

NO

NO

Motorcycle and Auto Rental 

Motorcycle Rental is included on all Great American tours. We INCLUDE unlimited mileage, all applicable taxes / fees and Collision Damage Waiver. These items may be a significant extra cost on similar tours from other companies. One-Way Return Fees are also included if applicable. You are also welcome to ride your own motorcycle at a substantial savings.

Motorcycle Fuel is included on scheduled Ride Days while on a Guided Tour.

Auto Rental is NOT included, as availability and pricing changes rapidly and is much easier to arrange than motorcycles. We'll quote Auto Rental based on your preferences or you can arrange yourself using airline miles, credit card points or any other savings that you wish. We'll assist in whatever way makes Auto Rental easiest for you. See Rental Page for complete details.

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Transportation 

*Most of our gateway hotels provide free shuttle service to and from the airport. We will take care of getting you to the bike rental location prior to the tour, and from the rental location back to your hotel at its conclusion. Free shuttles will take you from the airport to your Rental Auto and from the Rental Return to the airport on departure..

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Unique Lodging 

Besides the great roads and spectacular scenery on a Great American Tour, one of the most critical components is our lodging selections. All lodging is included, from the evening before departure through the night after the final travel day. This is Enhanced Motorcycle and Automobile Travel, the Great American way.

Words like "first-class", "luxury" and such are subjective, and can mean different things to people, so we stay away from 'em. The "Star" or "Diamond" systems don't really work for us either, since we get to so many out-of-the-way places, and those guidebook writers (and the flocks of tourists that follow them) just haven't made it there yet. We just go for the best available, with a few conditions...

We stay at places where our group is not considered "small", so we can be the primary focus of the proprietor and staff. That generally means you'll stay at a small local inn, Bed & Breakfast, ranch, lodge, or even private cabins. Sometimes we're the only ones there. The place needs to have character, and some of the most interesting characters you'll meet on a tour (in addition to your group of course!) may be our hosts for one or more evenings.

Nonetheless, comfort is never sacrificed, and you'll often find amenities such as antique furnishings, hot tubs, fireplaces, as well as nearby activities and attractions such as golf, horseback riding, fishing, hiking, and yes, even shopping.

If you require extra hotel days before or after your Tour we're happy to help. Suffice it to say your lodging experience will be "Comfortably Unique".

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Meals 

Each day that we are traveling starts with breakfast as a group. It varies from a generous continental to a cooked-to-order feast. Sometimes we ride for an hour or so if there's a "destination" breakfast in the area. Before leaving each morning we'll discuss the days ride, attractions and alternative routes. In any case, don't worry about starting out on an empty stomach.

Lunch is on your own. We'll usually stop where there are several choices and you can have what you like. We prefer establishments that are just the right combination of atmosphere, good food, and the prompt service needed to help us keep moving.

We typically enjoy local favorites and specialties, always prepared fresh and always plentiful. Sometimes we order from menus - choose anything at all - but on occasion we have a "personal chef" who is eager to exercise his or her culinary creativity. The best meals, like the best rides, are often "planned spontaneity"!

We've found that people like choices when it comes to dinner. Some days we'll have dinner as a group, but we also give you opportunities to have dinner where and when you want.

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Support Vehicle 

Guided Motorcycle Tours are accompanied by a support vehicle. We're saying "two pieces per person" just so no one gets carried away. The SV carries luggage for the group and has plenty of room for clothing and riding gear. If you have items such as medications that must be kept cold we have plenty of cooler (Esky) space.

Water, soft drinks and a selection of snacks are available at no charge. Should anyone not wish to ride a motorcycle the entire time, there's room in the SV for one or more passengers.

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Daily Itinerary Packet and GPS 

When you arrive for your tour, you'll receive your Daily Itinerary Packet. In it you'll find detailed information about your tour, including maps and directions for each day's travels... the route the group leader will be following as well as alternates. There will be a list of attractions, interesting facts about places and people along the way. Self-Guided Motorcycle and Road Trip Auto Tours include the use a a GPS pre-loaded with your routes.

You'll also have emergency contact information and telephone numbers for our each night's lodging, should you be delayed.

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Entrance Fees 

On Guided Motorcycle Tours, your entrance fees to National Parks and Recreation Areas are included as part of your Tour Fee. On Self-Guided tours these costs are your own. We can advise you the approximate amount of these costs on request.

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