The tour program describes the main attractions for the 19-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.
NB: Our Route 66 tour from Los Angeles to Chicago is a day longer than our other tour which runs westward from Chicago to Los Angeles. So 19 days instead of 18, but at the same price.
Specialists on Route 66
We specialize on Route 66! For you it means that we are the Nordic tour operator that ride the most on the original Route 66 road, and also has the most complete tour program on Historic Route 66. On JoyRides Route 66 tour you will experience the heart of the U.S. and feel the pulse of this great continent, both by looking back in history and see the US today at close range. We ride over 4.000 km, crossing three time zones and nine U.S. states. In addition, you will experience Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Chicago, the Harley Davidson Museum and Harley factory in Milwaukee.
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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