The open highway, the wind in your hair, the roar of an engine - three elements that are synonymous with exploring Route 66 via motorcycle. If you dream of riding a classic Harley-Davidson or any type of motorcycle down Route 66, then we are the people to talk to.
At Route 66 Tours, we want to give you an authentic experience travelling through this part of the world and there are few better ways to achieve this than on the back of a motorcycle. You'll be able to meet fellow bikers out on the open road, compare stories and get a feel for the real Route 66.
Keen to get up close and personal with Route 66 on a motorcycle tour? Here are the key details that you need to know.
What motorcycle brand can I choose?
Although we mentioned the legendary Harley-Davidson above, you're able to choose from many different brands with Route 66 Tours. This includes Indian Motorcycles, Honda, BMW and Triumph. If you're interested to tour with the latter three, please get in touch with us directly to ensure the bike can be sourced for your Route 66 adventure. (*subject to change)
Regardless of which motorcycle takes your fancy, you'll be happy to know that all have been rented from reputable companies. As a result, each bike comes with its standard factory inclusions per model - panniers, backrest, luggage racks, saddlebags, windscreen, cruise control etc.
For your safety, as well as that of our team and other motorists, no motorcycle is modified, and all bikes meet US road safety standards. At Route 66 Tours, we take safety out on the highways and byways very seriously - and that is a guarantee.
What do I need to bring?
You'll also need certain safety equipment while you're on tour. We can supply an open-face helmet specific to your chosen model, otherwise you're welcome to bring your own from Australia. Just remember to wrap it up safely at the airport!
Clothing for motorcycle touring, on the other hand, is not included. As such, you'll need to pack a comprehensive list of clothing for the trip - remember it can get pretty cold on those highways. Here's an example of what you'll need:
- Full motorcycle suit
- Long underwear
- Eye protection
What type of driver's license do I need?
US law is very strict in relation to driver licences for motorcycles. If you're over 21 years and hold a valid, open Australian licence (not Learners or Provisional), then you're able to ride on tour.
What special tours are available on motorcycle?
Motorcycles remain an important part of our business. As such, we have a number of special tours that are designed especially for motorcycle enthusiasts like ourselves. This includes Sturgis Bike Week and the upcoming Harley-Davidson 120th Anniversary Tour in 2023.
Additionally, we can help create tailored tours where you can discover more particular interests along Route 66. We can also plan your pre- and post-Route 66 adventure travel itineraries after you've hopped off the bike!
If you would like more information about our motorcycle tours along Route 66, get in touch with our helpful team today - we'll be more than happy to discuss your options.