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Join Pohutukawa Motorcycle Touring on this 12-day tour, beginning in central Colorado and looping through the mystical Black Hills of South Dakota before swinging through Montana and the fantastic Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, and returning back to end in central Colorado. Picking up your bike and leaving Aurora, Colorado, you will ride through the rugged prairie beauty of Nebraska and South Dakota and sweep through the Black Hills of South Dakota, before climbing the world-famous passes leading to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, giving you a close-up view of the amazing scenery.
This exciting tour includes 11 nights' accommodation in comfortable modern hotels.
After arriving at Denver International Airport, you’ll be met at the airport and shuttled to your hotel to check in and then to pick up your bike. Today is set aside to allow you to settle in and rest up before the adventure begins tomorrow. The day will include a safety meeting to review road rules and safety requirements and a “get to know you” dinner.
Leaving your hotel and the city behind you, set out on a long day, riding through wide open prairies, putting you in the middle of the cattle country, famous from the great western movies of last century, stopping along the way to visit major landmarks, from the days when these prairies where crossed by settlers searching for a new life.
Today will take you through the famous Black Hills, stopping for a number of interactive events, experiencing wild animals up close as you cruise along-side bison and other wildlife. Zig zagging though the hills brings you to the early western town of Deadwood before riding back to your hotel for the evening.
Today is a free day for you to catch up on all those important things like sorting out photos, writing down all the key points of your tour so far, sending postcards to friends and family and even getting that pesky laundry taken care of. Maybe enjoy exploring the local area.
Heading out early, the road takes you to see the intriguing Devils Tower, before cruising a well-maintained road that takes you alongside one of the most famous battlefields in the old west. Stop to visit and soak up the spirit of the location. You will feel the history as you walk in the footsteps of those that fought here.
This is a GoPro day with some fantastic riding ahead of you. You will get lost in the moment as you climb through amazing twisting tight corners. Amazing views, open skies, and great roads will make this a day to remember. Riding through open country, alongside gentle rivers you will experience free-roaming animals. Keep your cameras handy.
Sleep in today and enjoy a rest day for you to catch up on all those important things like sorting out photos, writing down all the key points of your tour so far, sending postcards to friends and family and even getting that bothersome laundry taken care of. Maybe enjoy exploring the local area.
Cruise through thermal areas, stopping to view hot mud pools, geysers and fantastic waterfalls, intermixed with rugged mountains, immense valleys, green forests, and the possibility of seeing free-roaming bison, bears, wolves, and other wild animals.
A fun day takes you through the open prairies of Wyoming and back into the Rocky Mountains areas of Utah. Easy riding will have those miles flying by as you approach the mountains and your destination for the night.
Another GoPro day takes you over one of the highest passes in North America. Stops along the way in small mountain towns for breaks and to enjoy the scenery make this a fun day. Watch out for animals along the road, while enjoying the climb up over the 14,000 feet mountain pass. You will spend the night in a peaceful mountain town.
Today is another GoPro day, which takes you along the base of the Rocky Mountains with stops along the way in small mountain towns for breaks and to enjoy the scenery make this a fun day. Continuing South along some exciting sweepers brings you back to Aurora to your hotel, before dropping off your bike. A shuttle ride returns you to your hotel.
After a relaxing breakfast, you will catch your shuttle to the airport. This shuttle ride is filled with talk about the adventure you’ve just had and the fun experienced. If you want to stay on for additional nights, that can be arranged.
This tour is suitable for intermediate or advanced riders. There are some high mile days.
Riding ranges from relaxed sweepers to twisty mountain passes with fantastic views. Conquer these passes and visit some of the outstanding national and state parks located in this Western riding paradise.
The roads in Colorado and surrounding states are in good condition with light traffic out of the cities. City traffic can be heavy at times. Other than road repairs you will not be required to ride on any unsealed roads. Note: USA drivers drive on the right-hand side of the road.
Use your own motorcycle or rent a motorcycle, which is licensed, and safety inspected and verified by the State government. If you choose to rent one from Pohutukawa Motorcycle Touring, you may choose from the following categories:
The price includes bike rental, excluding insurance or damage waiver or auxiliary equipment such as GPS or optional fittings.
Colin and his wife, Lynette, grew up in New Zealand and have been riding since 1973, and are familiar with most of the roads there. In 2010, Colin and Lynette established Pohutukawa Motorcycle Tours to share the thrill of riding in New Zealand and western North America. Based in Colorado, jointly they have clocked over half a million miles. They both lead tours with Lynette focusing on ladies only tours. Colin and Lynette specialize in providing their clients with unforgettable motorcycling experiences through jointly developing and providing the motorcycle adventure of a lifetime.
The tour will take place in the US. Starting from Aurora, Colorado, you will ride through the rugged prairie beauty of Wyoming and South Dakota and sweep through the hills of South Dakota, before climbing the world-famous passes leading to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, then return to Aurora.
Breakfast and dinner during riding days are included in the price. Lunch and meals during free days will be at your own expenses.
During this tour, you can explore some local areas in several locations such as Rapid City and Gardiner.
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