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					DAYTONA BIKE WEEK
February 2010

NRMA Travel

Ride alongside the Mississippi Delta to Florida and join the Bike Week festival in Daytona

EXPERIENCE FREEDOM AT ITS BEST WHEN YOU JOIN OTHER ENTHUSIASTS TO RIDE SOME OF AMERICA’S MOST SPECTACULAR ROADS
We take an Australian Ride Leader plus a driver and support van along with us. These guys know the roads and the route and they’ve got tips on everything from the best photo spot to the best coffee stop. We take care of all the arrangements:airfares from Australia, hotel accommodation, motorcycle hire, helmet, saddle bags, sightseeing and of course comprehensive insurance.

Day 1. 15 Feb – Australia – Los Angeles Fly to Los Angeles where you will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. There are no events planned for this afternoon so that you have plenty of time to relax. Day 2. 16 Feb – Los Angeles to Nashville This morning we transfer to the airport for our flight to Nashville. Tonight, we’ll meet for our welcome dinner and to discuss the logistics of the days ahead. Day 3. 17 Feb – Nashville Today we head to our bike supplier. Here we’ll pick up our bikes, sort out any gear or other equipment you might need and complete our rental contracts. Day 4. 18 Feb – Nashville – Visit to the Jack Daniels Distillery We’ll meet after breakfast this morning and ride to Lynchburg. This is legendary Davey Crockett country and home of the famous Jack Daniels Distillery. Here we’ll be met and taken on a tour of this working distillery. We will have lunch in Lynchburg before returning to our hotel. There are no tour activities this evening so you are free to explore Nashville. Day 5. 19 Feb – Nashville – Memphis We head off today down the Natchez Trace parkway – one of the most beautiful roads in the US – towards Tupelo, the birthplace of Elvis Presley. Here we visit Elvis’ old home, now a museum dedicated to the King. We ride further on to Memphis where we’ll spend the next two nights. Memphis enjoys the distinction of being ‘the home of the Blues and the birthplace of Rock n’ Roll’ –

just try those bars on Beale Street if you don’t believe us. No tour activities tonight – just relax and have a good time…. Day 6. 20 Feb – Memphis sightseeing This morning we ride to one of America’s most well known homes, Graceland. Here we tour through Elvis’ home and see how the King lived. After a brief stop we continue to Sun Studio, the place famous for the sounds of Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. We follow this with a short ride back towards Beale Street via the Lorraine Motel, the scene of the assassination of Dr Martin Luther King in 1968. Then we visit the Rock & Soul Museum to complete our Memphis experience. There are no tour activities planned for this evening – you are free to enjoy Memphis. Day 7. 21 Feb – Memphis – Blues Highway – Vicksburg South into Mississippi riding Highway 61. This famous roadway became known in the 1920’s as the Blues Highway. We follow the mighty Mississippi through cotton fields towards Clarksdale (credited as being the origin of blues music). We’ll visit the blues ‘juke joint’ called Ground Zero which is owned by actor Morgan Freeman, and we can visit the Delta Blues Museum next door. We’ll also visit the intersection of Highway 61 and 49 where legendary Robert Johnson ‘sold his soul to the devil’ in exchange for being able to play Blues guitar. On to Vicksburg, arriving in time to ride the Civil war park road. This park was the site of the siege of Vicksburg, a major turning point in the Civil war. We stay tonight at a riverboat Casino hotel. There are no tour activities planned for this evening.

Jack Daniels Distillery
They’ve been making and mellowing this smooth Tennessee whisky here since 1866. On our tour, we’ll be shown around the distillery, then relax over our lunch in Lynchburg.

Route 61 “The Blues Highway”
Stretching from New Orleans through Mississippi and on through St Louis, this road held great hope and freedom to many people as they travelled in search of work away from the cotton fields This led to an explosion of the genre of blues music throughout America.

DAYTONA BIKE WEEK
A tradition since January 24, 1937 – the inaugural running of the Daytona 200 – today Bike Week has transformed into a 10-day festival with hundreds of events for motorcycle enthusiasts to enjoy. Bikers from all over America ride to this event each year, and as we ride closer each day we see and meet many bikers along the ‘Road to Daytona’. The Daytona experience starts from the moment you start your bike in Nashville and commence this odyssey towards one of the greatest motorcycle events in the world.

There’s nothing like being there!
Day 8. 22 Feb – Vicksburg – New Orleans This morning we head south to picturesque Baton Rouge, and then onwards to one of America’s most well known and oldest cities, New Orleans. This city suffered devastation a few years ago at the hands of Hurricane Katrina, but since then an extensive rebuilding programme has begun to restore the historic town to its former glory. The French quarter was not damaged and we stay in this area tonight. We will experience the sights, sounds and food of this fascinating city which has evolved from the blending of French, Spanish, Creole, Cajun and English inhabitants. Day 9. 23 Feb – New Orleans sightseeing Today begins with a ride into the countryside where we take a trip on an airboat across the bayou in search of alligators; we’ll also see and learn more about some of the local wildlife. Back to New Orleans in time for another evening in this exciting city that’s known as ‘The Big Easy’. Day 10. 24 Feb – New Orleans – Fort Walton We head east towards Daytona as we follow the sandy shores of the Gulf of Mexico along the coast road from Louisiana to Alabama. We ride through towns such as Clermont Harbor, Gulfport, Biloxi, and Mobile to Fort Walton, where we spend this evening. Day 11. 25 Feb – Fort Walton – Perry Today we follow the coast to Panama City and on via Appalachicola to Perry. Enjoy a relaxed evening as we prepare for our ride tomorrow to Daytona. Day 12. 26 Feb – Perry – Daytona Our ride this morning takes us to Ocala then east to the Atlantic coast, arriving at Daytona mid-afternoon. We check into our hotel which will be home for the next 5 nights. Daytona Bike Week is one of the most social events on the calendar – immerse yourself in the excitement of this famous event.

Days 13 – 16. 27 Feb – 02 Mar Daytona bike Week Engage in the spectacular Daytona Bike Week events: meet with fellow bikers and in an air of camaraderie, visit booths and stalls offering all manner of bike merchandise and take part in many of the rides through nearby trails. Soak up the atmosphere of one of the biggest bike events in the world. Travel along the well known ‘Loop” road, take a ride to the Lighthouse, or just visit the many clubs and bars along the way. Day 17. 03 Mar – Daytona – Orlando – Homeward flight This morning we bid farewell to Daytona and the many friends we have made as we head south to Orlando to return our bikes. Then we transfer to Orlando airport for our flight to Los Angeles with a connection to Australia Day 18. 04 Mar – In flight Cross the international date line in-flight. Day 19. 05 Mar – Arrive Australia Arrive Sydney Airport at approximately 6.15am

New Orleans
The ‘Crescent City’ will captivate with its buzzing nightlife, jazz bars, restaurants and clubs – tinged with that wonderful Cajun flavour! Kick up your heels, take in a jazz band or just soak up the atmosphere with a stroll along Bourbon St.

Daytona ‘Loop’ Ride
This beautiful ride stretches out over 23 miles of Daytona Beach. Lined with Florida palms and backed by a scenic view of lakes and waterways the road gives way to thousands of bikers that make it part of their pilgrimage to Daytona Bike Week.

Tour Prices PER PERSON in A$
NOTE: You must be min. 21 years old & hold a valid motorcycle licence.

Tour Inclusions

Price A For 2 riders sharing

Each person rides a bike and the 2 of you share a hotel room.

$11,890*pp $9,390*pp $13,790*pp

•	 	 eturn	economy	airfares	including	taxes	 R SYD/MEL to Los Angeles & Nashville and return from Orlando via Los Angeles •	 	 ccommodation	at	overnight	stops	 A as listed

Price B For 1 rider and 1 pillion together Price C For 1 driver travelling solo
You ride a bike and have a hotel room to yourself.

•	 	 ll	sightseeing	and	entrances	as	listed	 A in the itinerary •	 	 elcome	Dinner	in	Nashville;	 W Lunch in Lynchburg

You travel on 1 bike together and the 2 of you share a hotel room.

•	 	 otorcycle	hire	with	saddle	bags	 M & helmet

•	 	 omprehensive	bike	insurance	for	 C theft, damage, 3rd party supplemental liability •	 	 ransfers	between	airport,	hotel	&	 T bike rental •	 NRMA	Travel	Wallet

Important Information and Booking Conditions
Deposit A non-refundable deposit of A$1,000 per person is required within 14 days of reservation to secure your place on this tour. Final Payment Because events can ‘sell out’ quickly, we are required to advise passenger details well in advance so as to secure the arrangements from hotels, tour operators, coach companies, airlines and event ticket sales offices. We seek your understanding and co operation in this matter and advise full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Bookings received after this date will require payment in full within 7 days. Payment by credit card A service fee will be applied to the dollar amount paid by credit cards. Visa and Mastercard incur a 2% fee and American Express or Diners Club incur a 4% fee. Cancellation after full payment will incur the following fees; Days prior to departure: Up to 46 days: 25%; 45-14days: 50%; 13-0 days: 100% of tour price. Single travellers We are unable to ‘pair up’ solo passengers who seek to share a room. However if we know that another solo passenger of the same gender is interested in sharing, we offer to put you in touch with each other prior to departure. If both agree to twin share accommodation we require written confirmation of that agreement from both parties. If you wish to pursue this offer please mention it to your consultant so you can be place on a list at the time of paying deposit. Travel Insurance It is a requirement that all passengers participating in these tours effect appropriate travel insurance policy at the time of booking. Your travel insurance policy must include coverage for cancellation fee. Proof of insurance cover is required to be submitted to Open Road Tours prior to departure. Open Road Tours has taken every precaution to ensure that information and details provided about each tour, and the tour itinerary is correct and accurate. A considerable amount of pre planning and site inspections have been undertaken by Open Road Tours to ensure that details mentioned in the itineraries meet our high standards. Every effort is made to ensure that details are correct at the time of distribution, however no responsibility or liability is accepted for any errors, omissions, or alterations contained in either documentation or the itinerary. Price changes Currency fluctuations, fuel surcharges, changes in airfares, and/or tour costs can happen without notice. It is our intention that any such changes will be advised in advance, however Open Road Tours is not responsible for any increases applied by any of our contracted tour operators, airlines, or hotels, nor for any currency fluctuations. In the event of significant movements in currency exchange rates it may be necessary to apply from time to time a currency surcharge. Hotels & Flights Hotels listed in the itinerary are correct at time of publication but are subject to change prior to the tour departure. Flight times are subject to change without notice. Amendment fees Amendments made at the time of reservation incur no charge. Amendments made after Documentation

Not included: Fuel, meals other than listed, drinks, tips, personal items

payment of deposit may incur a fee of $50 plus any charges applied by any associated operator. Termination No refunds will be applicable to any termination of any reservations or tours due to unforeseen circumstances once commencement of the tour’s departure. Any such claims may be submitted to your insurance provider. Minimum Group Size This tour is costed on a minimum group size of 15 passengers. Should the group number fall below this Open Road Tours reserves the right to make any appropriate adjustments, including cancellation. In the event of cancellation a full refund of all monies paid will apply. Responsibilities Airline tickets, bookings, and passports must be in the same name. It is the responsibility of all passengers to ensure that they hold a current passport with a minimum of 6 months validity from your return date of travel, and any visas or documentation necessary, including any recommended vaccinations. It is the responsibility of any passenger to take whatever precaution is necessary to avoid any occurrence of Deep Vein Thrombosis. Open Road Tours does not accept any liability for injury, damage, loss, delay, additional expenses or inconvenience caused either directly or indirectly by force majeure or other events which are beyond our control, or which are not preventable by reasonable due diligence on the part of Open Road Tours. Open Road Tours has exercised due care with its selection of reputable travel operators such as airlines, car companies, hotels, coach companies, tour operators and/or other suppliers. Some of these operators limit St enor and exclude liability in respect of death, personal Grosv injury, delay and loss or damage to baggage.

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