LAS VEGAS
                         SEP-OCT 2011
 Choose from 3 great motorcycle tours combining
fabulous scenery with all the excitement of Bikefest

       Route 66
      to Chicago

  The Canyons of the

  California’s Pacific
   Coast Highway
                          There’s nothing like
                             being there!
                                                 EVENT TOURS
You want to ride and enjoy the open road - right?
       Then you need to travel with us.
 We look after all the details; planned rides and tours,
rest breaks, fuel stops, the best spot for a great coffee
or a stunning photo. We’ll get you off the highways onto
  interesting back roads. Our experienced Australian
 ride leader knows the road well. He’s in radio contact
                                                                 WEST COAST & BIKEFEST
with our support van to provide extra security. The van          20th Sep to 3rd Oct
 becomes our shuttle to night time events so you don’t           Day 1. Sep 20 - Los Angeles
         have to worry about how to get home.
                                                                 Check in to our hotel in Los Angeles today.
    Just relax and enjoy everything that’s on offer!
                                                                 Day 2. Sep 21- Los Angeles
4Australian Ride leader 4Support van with spare bike             Today we’ll finalise paperwork for our bike rental. The
   4Choice of bike model 4Daily maps and notes                   rest of the day is free, then tonight we’ll get together for
     4Planned rides 4Transfers 4Sightseeing                      our welcome dinner and preview the days ahead.
                                                                 Day 3. Sep 22 - Los Angeles to Morro Bay
All   tours include:                                             This morning our transfer vehicle will take us to collect
 Accommodation at overnight stops as listed
w                                                               our bikes. We’ll join the Pacific Coast Highway at Santa
wHarley-Davidson motorcycle hire with saddle                     Monica and pass through Malibu as we head north.
 bags and helmet                                                 Day 4. Sep 23 - Morro Bay to Monterey
wComprehensive bike insurance for theft,                         We head north again today and stop for a brief visit at
 damage, 3rd party supplemental liability                        Hearst Castle. Our journey to Monterey takes us through
wWelcome Dinner                                                  Carmel. Browse in the quaint shops and art galleries
wTours, visits and sightseeing as listed                         or relax in one of the cafes and restaurants. Then we
 Transfers between airport, hotel and bike
w                                                               continue to our hotel in Monterey.
 rental locations                                                Day 5. Sep 24 - Monterey to San Francisco
wElite Special Event Tours travel wallet                         Today begins with a ride along the Monterey Peninsula
Not included: Airfares, Fuel, meals other than listed,           and scenic 17-Mile Drive. This privately-owned road takes
drinks, tips, personal items.                                    us past multi-million dollar homes and Pebble Beach golf
                                                                 course as well as some rugged coastal scenery and the
                                                                 famous ‘Lone Cypress’ tree. We turn inland and arrive in
                                                                 San Francisco this afternoon.
                                                                 Day 6. Sep 25 - San Francisco sightseeing
                                                                 We’ll take the Bay Area Rapid Transport downtown and
                                                                 explore the city, after which we’ll travel under the Golden
                                                                 Gate Bridge by ferry and visit Fisherman’s Wharf. If you’d
                                                                 like to visit Alcatraz Island we can pre-purchase tickets.
                                                                 Day 7. Sep 26 - San Francisco to Yosemite National Park
                                                                 Today’s ride takes us east and we head up the Sierra
                                                                 Nevada mountains to Yosemite National Park.
                                                                 Day 8. Sep 27 - Yosemite National Park to Bishop
                                                                 Yosemite’s scenery is breathtaking as we ride through
           LAS VEGAS BIKEFEST™                                   the park, over the high range road through Tuolumne
  Enjoy 4 days and nights of fun & action in Las Vegas.          Meadows and on to the ski resort of Mammoth Lakes.
      There’s entertainment during the day, casinos,             We then head south to our overnight stop in Bishop.
 restaurants, clubs and cruising the strip. Visit Vendor         Day 9. Sep 28 - Bishop to Death Valley
   Village with over 300 vendors selling custom bikes,           Our ride takes us away from the forests and mountains
parts, apparel and more. Don’t miss ‘Artistry in Iron’ as        and into desolate countryside, reminiscent of those old
25 of the hottest custom builders show off their latest          west movies. We’ll arrive at Death Valley by mid afternoon.
             bikes for this annual competition.                  Day 10. Sep 29 - Death Valley to Las Vegas - Bikefest
 Your Ultimate Pass includes entry to the Custom Bike            Today we’ll be covering some inhospitable yet starkly
  Show, Vendor Village and ‘Artistry in Iron’, the Poker         impressive terrain during the ride, before arriving at our
      Runs, Event Shirt, Welcome Party and Shuttle.              hotel in ‘Vegas’ around mid-afternoon. Tonight join in the
                                                                 fun of the Bikefest ‘Welcome Party’.
                       AIRFARES                                  Days 11-13. Sep 30- Oct 02 - Las Vegas Bikefest
                                                                 Enjoy three days in this exciting city with all the activities
  We have not included airfares in the tour price in order to    of Bikefest. Be sure to consult your Bikefest guide for all
give you the opportunity to take advantage of the best airfare
    available at time of booking. Ask us for a quote on one      the day and night time events.
                     of our special airfares.                    Day 14. Oct 03 - Depart Las Vegas
                                                                 Fancy a longer holiday? Combine Tour 1 & Tour 2 for a wonderful e
    BIKEFEST AND THE CANYONS                                           BIKEFEST & ROUTE 66
    28th Sep to 8th Oct                                                28th Sep to 14th Oct
    Day 1. Sep 28 - Las Vegas                                          Day 1. Sep 28 - Las Vegas
    Check into our hotel today and this evening meet your              Check into our hotel. Tonight enjoy a welcome dinner.
    fellow travellers for a welcome dinner to review maps              Day 2. Sep 29 - Las Vegas Bikefest
    and discuss the days ahead.                                        Today our transfer vehicle will take us to collect our
    Day 2. Sep 29 - Las Vegas - Bikefest                               bikes, followed by an orientation ride around the city.
    This morning our transfer vehicle will take us to collect          Kick off your Bikefest tonight at the ‘Welcome Party’.
    our bikes, followed by an orientation ride around the              Days 3-5. Sep 30 - Oct 02 - Las Vegas - Bikefest
    city. Then we’ll head over to the Bikefest headquarters            Your three days of Bikefest are sure to prove exciting.
    to complete registration for Bikefest 2011. Once                   There are events throughout the days and nights - be
    this is done you are able to attend any or all of the              sure to check out your event guide for all the details.
    planned events (please refer to your event guide for full
                                                                       Day 6. Oct 03 - Las Vegas - Grand Canyon
    information). Just about everyone in town for Bikefest
                                                                       Today we head towards Laughlin and pick up Route 66
    will attend the ‘welcome party’ this evening – it’s an
                                                                       at the mountain town of Oatman. Then to Kingman
    event not to be missed.
                                                                       following the old road on our way to the Grand Canyon.
    Days 3-5. Sep 30 - Oct 02 - Las Vegas - Bikefest
                                                                       Day 7. Oct 04 - Grand Canyon - Gallup, New Mexico
    Your three days of Bikefest are sure to prove exciting.
                                                                       We’ll ride into the Grand Canyon National Park, taking
    Why not start your day with a ride to breakfast at the
                                                                       advantage of spectacular viewpoints. Then back on old
    Harley Davidson café then lunch at Caesars Palace?
                                                                       Route 66 to Gallup.
    There’s so much to do here you’re almost spoilt for
    choice! There are Bikefest events throughout the days              Day 8. Oct 05 - Gallup - Santa Fe
    and nights and everyone is made welcome. Be sure to                We continue along the remains of Route 66 through
    check out your event guide for all the details.                    New Mexico, arriving in Santa Fe around mid-afternoon.
    Day 6. Oct 03 - Las Vegas - Prescott                               Day 9. Oct 06 - Santa Fe - Amarillo, Texas
    This morning we head to Prescott. Located in the                   We’ll stop at the bizarre Cadillac Ranch today. You’ll
    central mountains of the state surrounded by large                 see ten Cadillacs buried nose down in the earth at the
    stands of ponderosa pine, Prescott was Arizona’s first             same angle as the great pyramid. Then to Amarillo.
    territorial capital. Today it boasts almost 800 historic           Day 10. Oct 07 - Amarillo - Oklahoma City
    buildings with many examples of Victorian architecture.            Today we visit the Route 66 museum in Clinton.
    Day 7. Oct 04 - Prescott - Sedona                                  Day 11. Oct 08 - Oklahoma City - Joplin, Missouri
    Heading northeast today we’ll ride through ‘red rock’              This morning we’ll head for Tulsa, then travel across
    country on our way to Sedona. This picturesque city                the 13 miles of Route 66 which pass through Kansas
    is surrounded by red-rock monoliths and at the north               on the way to Joplin.
    end of town is the stunning Oak Creek Canyon, a                    Day 12. Oct 09 - Joplin - St Louis, Missouri
    breathtaking chasm featuring a spectacular road.                   Ride through Springfield and Rolla enroute to St Louis.
    Day 8. Oct 05 - Sedona - Grand Canyon                              Day 13. Oct 10 - St Louis - Chicago, Illinois
    Continuing north, we’ll pass through Flagstaff on our              Travel over sections of the original road before arriving
    way to our overnight stop in Tusayan.                              at the traditional starting point of Route 66 on the
    Day 9. Oct 06 - Grand Canyon - Kingman                             corner of Lake Shore Drive & Jackson Blvd, Chicago.
    Today we follow the south rim of the Grand Canyon                  Day 14. Oct 11 - Chicago - Milwaukee
    with stops at various lookouts en route. A powerful                We’ll ride west today to the home of Harley-Davidson,
    and inspiring landscape, the Grand Canyon                          Milwaukee, where we stay for three nights.
    overwhelms the senses through its immense size;                    Day 15. Oct 12 - Harley-Davidson Museum Visit
    the grandeur of the landscape is truly spectacular.                Walk through exhibits that tell the stories of the
    We stay tonight in the town of Kingman, where you                  extraordinary people, products, history and culture of
    may like to visit the Route 66 Museum.                             Harley-Davidson. Later today we’ll return our bikes.
    Day 10. Oct 07 - Kingman - Las Vegas                               Day 16. Oct 13 - Milwaukee at leisure
    On our return journey, we’ll stop in the eccentric town            Here’s your opportunity to visit some local HD dealers
    of Oatman, where wild donkeys roadm the streets, then              to check out the latest models or perhaps take the
    ride through Lake Mead National Recreational Area on               Miller Brewery Tour.
    our way to Las Vegas where we return our bikes.
                                                                       Day 17. Oct 14 - Depart Milwaukee
    Day 11. Oct 08 - Depart Las Vegas
exploration of the west OR Join tour 1 & Tour 3 for a fabulous 25 days touring some of the greatest scenery and cities across the USA
Tour Prices PER PERSON in A$                                   (land only)                        West                     The                   Route
NOTE: You must be min. 21 years old & hold a valid motorcycle licence.                            Coast                  Canyons                  66
                                                                                                    Tour 1                 Tour 2                 Tour 3
Price A        For 2 riders travelling together
Each person rides a bike and the 2 of you share a hotel room.                                     $6,290                $4,990               $8,990
Price B        For 1 rider and 1 pillion travelling together
You travel on 1 bike together and the 2 of you share a hotel room.                                $3,790                $3,990               $5,990
Price C        For 1 rider travelling solo
You ride a bike and have a hotel room to yourself.                                                $7,590                $5,990               $10,990
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Booking Conditions                                  Elite Special Event Tours has taken every            including cancellation. In the event of
Deposit                                             precaution to ensure that information and            cancellation by Elite Special Event Tours, a full
An non-refundable deposit of A$400                  details provided about each tour, and the            refund of all monies paid will apply.
per person is required within 14 days of            tour itinerary is correct and accurate. A            Responsibilities
reservation to secure your place on this tour.      considerable amount of pre planning and site         Airline tickets, bookings, & passports must be
Final Payment                                       inspections has been undertaken by Elite             in the same name. It is the responsibility of all
Because events can ‘sell out’ quickly, we are       Special Event Tours to ensure that details           passengers to ensure that they hold a current
required to advise passenger details well in        mentioned in the itineraries meet our high           passport that is valid until you have returned to
advance so as to secure the arrangements            standards. Every effort is made to ensure that       Australia and any visas or documentation
from hotels, tour operators, coach companies,       details are correct at the time of distribution,     necessary, including any recommended
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your understanding and co operation in this         for any errors, omissions, or alterations            passenger to take whatever precaution is
matter and advise full payment is due 90 days       contained in either documentation or the             necessary to avoid any occurrence of Deep
prior to departure. Bookings received after this    itinerary.                                           Vein Thrombosis. Elite Special Event Tours does
date will require payment in full within 7 days.    Price changes                                        not accept any liability for injury, damage, loss,
Payment by credit card                              Currency fluctuations, fuel surcharges,              delay, additional expenses or inconvenience
A fee will be charged on the value of the           changes in airfares, and/or tour costs can           caused either directly or indirectly by force
amount being charged to your credit card and        happen without notice. It is our intention that      majeure or other events which are beyond our
will be added to the amount being paid. Fees:       any such changes will be advised in advance,         control, or which are not preventable by
Mastercard & Visa Card 2%; Diners Club &            however Elite Special Event Tours is not             reasonable due diligence on the part of Elite
American Express 4%                                 responsible for any increases applied by any of      Special Event Tours. Elite Special Event Tours
Cancellation after full payment will incur the      our contracted tour operators, airlines, or          has exercised due care with its selection of
following fees; Days prior to departure:            hotels, nor for any currency fluctuations. In the    reputable travel operators such as airlines, car
Up to 46 days: 25%; 45 - 31 days: 50%;              event of significant movements in currency           companies, hotels, coach companies, tour
30 - 0 days: 100% of tour price.                    exchange rates it may be necessary to apply          operators and/or other suppliers. Some of
Single travellers                                   from time to time a currency surcharge.              these operators limit & exclude liability in
We are unable to ‘pair up’ solo passengers who      Hotels & Flights                                     respect of death, personal injury, delay & loss
seek to share a room. However if we know that       Hotels listed in the itinerary are correct at        or damage to baggage.
another solo passenger of the same gender           time of publication but are subject to change
is interested in sharing, we offer to put you in    prior to the tour departure. Flight times are
touch with each other prior to departure. If        subject to change without notice.
both agree to twin share accommodation we           Amendment fees
require written confirmation of that agreement      Amendments made at the time of reservation
from both parties. If you wish to pursue this       incur no charge. Amendments made after
offer please mention it to your travel agent so     payment of deposit may incur a fee of $50
you can be placed on a list at the time of paying   plus any charges applied by any associated
deposit. If an opportunity does not arise then      operator.
‘Price C’ will apply.                               Termination
Travel Insurance                                    No refunds will be applicable to any termination
It is a requirement that all passengers             of any reservations or tours due to unforeseen
participating in these tours effect appropriate     circumstances once commencement of the
travel insurance at the time of booking, please     tour’s departure. Any such claims may be
ask us for information. Your travel insurance       submitted to your insurance provider.
policy must include coverage for cancellation       Minimum group size
fee. Proof of insurance cover is required to be     This tour is costed on a minimum group size of
submitted to Elite Special Event Tours thirty       15 passengers. Should the group number fall
(30) days prior to departure.                       below this Elite Special Event Tours reserves
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