Optional Insurance

Details of the CDW choices and other optional insurance coverages are available on our Insurance Page. If you are renting a motorcycle with no tour, the CDW can be omitted, but you will be responsible for the full replacement cost of the motorcycle if it is damaged or stolen. You will need a credit card for security/damage deposit when you sign the rental contract and pick up your bike. Your card will not be charged unless the bike is damaged when returned.

Helmets are included at no charge.

Selection and available sizes may be limited. For these reasons (and your comfort - you'll be wearing it many hours per day) we recommend you bring your own helmet. Jackets and other riding gear may also be available for hire.

Motorcycle Shipping

Some individuals prefer to ride their own motorcycles. You may not save money (compared to a rental), but the familiarity and peace-of-mind you'll have on your own wheels might make shipping worthwhile. We'll provide a place to receive your bike; you'll need to arrange a place for pick-up; usually your local dealer will do this for a small fee.

Discounts are available for multiple bike shipments to or from the same cities at the same time. We'll be glad to make the arrangements for you at no charge. Payment for shipping can be made directly to the carrier or included in your Tour Fee.

Motorcycle Rental is INCLUDED on all Great American tours. You are also welcome to ride your own motorcycle at a substantial savings. Ask us if you need help with shipping your bike. If you choose to bring your bike by trailer, we will arrange a secure place to park your tow vehicle and trailer during the Tour.

You'll have your choice of any available Harley-Davidson motorcycle. On many tours, other makes such as Honda and BMW may be available. All models may not be available on all tours, so we recommend you reserve early for best selection. Please understand your rental choice is not guaranteed; that's why we ask for a second choice.

All taxes and fees are INCLUDED
The only additional expense you'll have is fuel and oil (if needed). No surprises, no hidden charges.

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) is INCLUDED
Most motorcycle, auto or homeowner's insurance does NOT cover a rental motorcycle. Without a Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) you will be responsible for the total repair or replacement cost in the event of accident or theft. This can be a significant factor when comparing similar tours. We want our guests to know exactly what the tour will cost - without expensive extras at the rental counter.

Be aware that this coverage does NOT pay for injuries to yourself or others, or anything else you damage in addition to the motorcycle.


All persons renting (or operating) a motorcycle or automobile MUST BE LICENSED. Your home license must show the proper endorsement or authorization to operate a vehicle equivalent to the model you are renting. Some countries (or states) do not make a distinction in motorcycles by size, in which case you have no worries as long as the appropriate MC endorsement is present. If your license is printed in English an International Driving License (IDL) or International Driving Permit (IDP) is NOT REQUIRED.  An IDP is not a license, it is an authorized translation and must be presented together with your home license when hiring any type of vehicle or if you are stopped by a police officer while driving.  


Harley-Davidson - Electra Glide Classic, Road King, Heritage Softail Classic, Fat Boy, Street Glide, Dyna Low Rider, Sportster 883 (lower cost)

All Taxes / Fees and Collision / Theft / Damage Coverage (CDW) are INCLUDED when renting a motorcycle for any Guided or Self-Guided Tour.

Honda - GL1800 Gold Wing, ST1300


BMW - R1200GS, R1200RT


Harley-Davidson or Honda Gold Wing Trike, Can-Am Spyder



Request Motorcycle Hire Quote

We offer Attractive Rates on Motorycle Hire for your independent Motorcycle Holidays. Model Selection is listed above. For a complete "no-surprises" quote please contact us with your preferred rental choice, estimated dates and the cities where you wish to pick up and / or return the motorcycle(s). Rentals made as part of a Guided or Self-Guided Tour can also be extended before or after the Tour at substantial savings.

Automobile Hire

Renting an auto is much easier (and usually less costly) than renting a motorcycle. Because there are so many options available, Great American Road Trip Tours do NOT include Auto Rental charges.

We are happy to supply pricing or arrange a hired auto for your Road Trip Tour. The cost can be included in your Tour Fee if you wish. Please contact us for details.


Motorcycle Hire


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The VIP Plans, Supplemental Liability Insurance and Commercial Liability Insurance maintained by GAMCT are NOT A SUBSTITUTE for
your own insurance protection while traveling in the US and do not function as Personal Illness / Accident / Injury / Liability Insurance.
We urge you to consult with your own insurance advisor if you are uncertain as to what additional coverage, if any, you may decide to purchase.

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