The tour program describes the main attractions for the 18-day tour on the world famous, old, legendary and historic U.S. Route 66, also known as "The Mother Road". Route 66 has throughout history been the road for migrants, dreamers, desperadoes and a whole generation of holidaymakers, who explored the road to the west. The 1950s were the Route 66's peak. Thousands of cars drove "bumper-to-bumper" to experience the western emigration route. Hotels, motels, and the "new America" grew up everywhere. Much of Route 66's original roads, restaurants, gas stations, and nostalgic landmarks are preserved just as they were in the 50's. Hence the famous and nostalgic Route 66 is a heaven for motorcycle riding.
Specialists on Route 66
We are specialists on Route 66! For you this means that we are the Nordic tour operator which drives most extensively on the original Historic Route 66 and which has the most comprehensive tour program on Historic Route 66. Over several years our Route 66 tours have been ranked highest in the market among customers. Based on customers’ feedback we have tailored three different Route 66 tours, such that you can choose the tour which best suits your preferences:
Our Route 66 "Original" tours are especially designed for those who want to ride the legendary Historic Route 66 the authentic and original way. On this 2-week tour, you will experience the best of driving experiences and attractions along Route 66, but you organize airline tickets and choose how many days you want to spend in Chicago or Los Angeles before and after the journey by yourself. We meet you on the tour's starting point so we can set course for a unique adventure full of history, excitement and fun. Read more about the tour here.
Route 66 Classic
Route 66 «Classic» are our very popular all-inclusive tours on Historic Route 66 (18 days), which for several years have been customers’’ favorite. The Classic tours include airfare round trip from optional main airport in Scandinavia and lodging in Chicago (3 nights), Las Vegas (2 nights) and Los Angeles (2 nights). Thus, these tours also includes more attractions. If you wish to experience all the best which Historic Route 66 can offer, this is the tour for you.
Route 66 «VIP Big city» tours have more of everything everywhere. These tours are extended to 20 touring days and includes centrally located lodging in most large cities along Route 66. Days riding on mc/car are extended to 16, which means shorter driving legs and more time to experience & explore the cities and attractions where we stop. In addition, all hotels are upgraded to 4 stars+, you get a custom riding jacket, welcome and farewell dinner, and a special photo book from the tour included. This tour is for connaisseurs who want to experience the best of the best on Historic Route 66. More.
Focus on enjoyment & camaraderie
At JoyRides we believe that good experiences and camaraderie are at least as important as the journey along Route 66. Our goal is to fill your tour bag with as many positive memories as possible, so you go home with a big smile on your face. And with friends you didn’t have before you started the trip. Note: The first Route 66 tour in June each year is two days longer because it includes the Chicago Blues Festival, the world's largest. So if you want a little extra fun and special musical experiences this is the tour for you. The same applies for the last Route 66 tour in May, starting in Los Angeles and ends with the Chicago Blues Festival. These tours have a "B" in the tour code.
Are you wondering which direction it is best to ride? From Chicago or Los Angeles?
The answer is "Both". The original Route 66 route is from Chicago to Los Angeles, but we can also highly recommend driving from Los Angeles to Chicago, from west to east. It's the same route and program, but you get some extra experiences when riding LA-Chicago. Thus, more value for your money! In addition, you get the coolest experiences (Hollywood, Las Vegas and Grand Canyon) while you are fresh. At the end of the tour you can look forward to the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, as well as touring the Harley factory.
NB: This program is a guideline for activities and experiences on the tour. Deviations may occur, but we guarantee that our positive tour leaders will do their utmost to execute the program as described - as far as it is feasible and circumstances allow. We are continually working to improve the program, thus you may experience positive surprises. Check updates under "Guided Tours".
NB: Remember that you need an "electronic pass" (which scans) and an entry permit to the U.S. It is your responsibility to apply well ahead of time. You easily apply for an electronic entry permit to the U.S. by clicking on the link here.
NB: Tours include round trip airfare Oslo, mc- or car rental, VIP insurance, gasoline, all lodging, tour leader on motorcycle in front, support car with luggage and spare bike. Tickets for attractions, food and drinks are not included in the prices. Gasoline is not included in tours by car.
About the JoyRides Tours
JoyRides’ tours are developed by and for motorcycle enthusiasts, with long experience in organizing guided tours for cars and motorcycles. We love to ride on tours, create memorable experiences and friendships. Thus, our stress free and fun tours are popular. At JoyRides, the customers are in focus! Our mantra - Realizing dreams and creating memories for life! JoyRides has an established partnership with Eagle Rider, the world's largest mc rental company, with over 20 years of experience as a tour operator. JoyRides is an "Authorized Touring specialist", which means that you always have the support of a large team of professional enthusiasts. We have an American official guide license; our tour leaders are certified and have many years of experience.
The benefits of touring with JoyRides are:
- Specialists on Route 66 and U.S. "Back Roads"
- Experienced tour leaders & popular tour program
- Focus on enjoyment & camaraderie
- Tour leader on mc rides in front of the tour group
- Eagle Rider Authorized Touring Specialist
- Best support across the U.S.
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