Historic Route 66: Los Angeles - Chicago
19 days - 4000 Km (2485 Miles)
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.
Note: The first Route 66 tour in June each year is one day longer because it includes the Chicago Blues Festival (the world's largest). The same goes for the last Route 66 tour in May, starting in Los Angeles and ending with the Chicago Blues Festival.
NB - 1 extra day: 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.
Note: 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.
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.
ESTA Travel authorization
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.
Focus on enjoyment & camaraderie
At JoyRides we believe that good experiences and camaraderie are at least as important as the journey. 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.
Included in the tour price:
Choose between several models of Harley-Davidson and Indian MC.
Our Hotel/motel partners for tours are rated 3 stars and above.
Gasolin & oil
Gas and oil are included for all motorcycles on all our tours.
VIP motorcycle insurance is included in the tour price
Support van w/spare bike, luggage, cold drinks and 1st. aid kit.
Entrance fees on museums and national parks are included.
MC Tour leader
Our tour leaders always ride on a motorcycle in front of the cortege.
Included in the JoyRides' experience:
- Perfectly maintained motorcycles
- Fuel on all riding days
- MC friendly motels/hotels
- Daily breakfast included
- Customize your own tour
- Top ranked driving roads incl.
- Multilingual tour personnel
- Certified tour leader - on MC
- Ass. tour leader in support van
- Spare bike
- Detailed tour program/roadbook
- Welcome reception/dinner
- Farewell dinner party
- No hidden fees or charges
- No fuzz - just good times