2020 tour dates: 3 August to 15 August
Guided by Dot and John Johnston
The Ultimate 13 day tour includes 4 nights in the gold mining town of Deadwood only 12 short miles from the world famous Sturgis Bike Rally, starting in Salt Lake City & including Yellowstone, Battle of the Little Bighorn site, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Monument, & the foot hills of Rocky Mountains.
Day 1 Arrive in Salt Lake City This is the start date of a motorcycle road trip of a life time!
Day 2 Salt Lake City to Park City. This morning, you’ll collect your trusty mounts, which you’ll be riding across deserts, through canyons, & over mountains in the coming days. You’ll ride to meet your friendly tour guides, who will be arriving at your Park City ski resort hotel between 17.00 & 18.00, where we will introduce you to the rest of the tour participants. 30 miles
Day 3 Park City to Jackson Hole This morning we’ll join the freeway for a while, then on to Bear Lake. We’ll cross briefly into Idaho, before entering Wyoming & on to our overnight in the cowboy town of Jackson Hole, in the foothills of the Grand Teton Mountains. There’s a great buzz in this little town, you could try supper at a cowboy cookout, a covered wagon ride around the square, or just stroll around & soak up the vibrant atmosphere. 273 miles
Day 4 Jackson Hole To Cody Today we’ll ride through Yellowstone, where a visit to Old Faithful to see the most famous geyser in the world erupt is an absolute must! There’s also a chance we’ll see some bison, & perhaps even moose or elk. After lunch at Buffalo Bill’s former hunting lodge, we head east through the Sleeping Giant Mountains on our way to Cody for our two night stay. You have the option of watching a cowboy shootout on Main Street, or a not-to-be-missed visit to the Rodeo to see the real cowboys doing their stuff! 176 miles
Day 5 Free Day Cody By popular demand, we have included a second night in Cody, to enable you to explore this great little town. The Buffalo Bill Historic Centre provides a fascinating insight into the man, the battle of Little Bighorn, & life back in the days of the brave pioneers who helped to shape America’s history. Or take a 175 mile loop ride up to the Beartooth Pass in Montana, to enjoy the challenging switchbacks, & beautiful mountain scenery of the Chief Joseph Highway . Alternatively, you may prefer to return to Yellowstone, to take a second look at this fantastic National Park. It’s your day – enjoy it!
Day 6 Cody to Buffalo Leaving Cody, we’ll be riding the sweeping roads & switchbacks of the Bighorn Mountains, & with the summit at almost 9500ft, look out for snow! After descending to Bear Lodge Resort for a delicious lunch, it’s back on the bikes for even more breathtaking scenery & brilliant riding roads. Tonight you get the chance to dine in the same restaurant used by Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid! We’ll stay in the historic and beautifully restored Occidental Hotel, for a real taste of western life at the turn of the last century. 184 miles
Days 7-10 Deadwood & Sturgis We’re heading for Sturgis today, South Dakota. We’ll be in the beautiful Black Hills Region for the next 4 days, giving us plenty of time to soak up the crazy atmosphere of the world’s biggest motorcycle rally! Indulge in a beer at One Eyed Jack’s or the Broken Spoke Saloon, & watch the endless succession of bikes parade up & down Main Street. We stay in the lively old gold rush town of Deadwood, around 15 miles from Sturgis. Rich in pioneer history, Deadwood hosts the cemetery where Calamity Jane lies beside her friend Wild Bill Hickock, who was famously shot here in 1876. Over the next few days you’re going to see more Harleys than you’ve ever seen before, but if you feel you’ve overdosed on steel & chrome, you can always head out to the peaceful tranquility of Badlands National Park, picturesque Spearfish Canyon, or maybe visit Devil’s Tower for a ‘Close Encounter.’ 199 miles
Day 11 Deadwood to Lusk Leaving Sturgis early we’ll ride through Keystone, & stop for a photo at Mt Rushmore, then on to visit the fascinating Crazy Horse Monument. Today we’re heading back into Wyoming & southbound through Custer State Park, where buffalo still roam, alongside bighorn sheep & cute little prairie dogs on the plains. Later we’ll ride along part of the notoriously dangerous old Deadwood-Cheyenne stagecoach route, where robberies, horse thefts & murders were commonplace in the late 19th century. 200 miles
Day 12 Lusk to Loveland Continuing south into Colorado & towards Denver, we’ll be visiting the old Fort Laramie. No longer the old wooden frontier fort you may expect, but a fascinating living history museum. After a visit to Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson, we’ll spend tonight at Loveland, on the edge of the beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park. 232 miles
Day 13 Liveland to Denver. Departure This morning, bid your fellow riders a fond farewell as you ride off to return your bikes to Eaglerider, and fly home 55 miles
Sturgis Rally guided motorcycle tours USA, prices:
|Price per person||2020
|2 people, 1 bike, 1 room||£3295|
|2 people, 2 bikes, 1 room||£4790|
|1 person, 1 bike, 1 room||£5950|
What’s Included: Harley-Davidson rental including sales & environmental taxes, EVIP PLUS Theft & Damage Waiver, custom mesh riding jacket for rider & pillion, fuel & oil, support vehicle, all hotels, some breakfasts, drinking water, National Park entrances, tour guides. And the best time ever!
A deposit of £300 per bike is required if you reserve your place more than 24 weeks before the tour starts. 50% of the tour price is required 24 weeks before the tour starts and the balance is due 12 weeks before the Sturgis Rally guided motorcycle tours USA starts.
Supplementary Liability Insurance is also available at £18 per day.
When you are going to be riding in hot temperatures, you may wish to consider our mesh and hyperkewl products to help keep you cool
We hold a pre-tour meeting around 6-8 weeks before departure, where we give a detailed talk on what to expect on your guided tour, information on riding in the USA, what to wear and bring, and we provide you with an information pack. The meeting also gives you the opportunity to ask questions, meet your fellow riders, and revs up your excitement for our Sturgis Rally guided motorcycle tours USA!
N.B. This itinerary may change slightly subject to availability or road conditions. All mileages are approximate. In the case of major Exchange Rate fluctuations, we reserve the right to alter prices & issue a currency surcharge/refund if necessary. Flights not included.