Been back home for 3 days & having huge post trip withdrawal symptoms & everyone else is also.
On behalf of the entire group I wanted to take the time to write a note to share our experiences & thoughts of the adventure you planned for us.
It was ‘perfect’ & exceeded everyone’s expectations big time even those of us that had done it before, this was because of 3 key factors:
- The route & organisation from yourself & Elite Tours
- The ‘exceptional’ tour leader in Jeff Homer
- The smallish intimate group of ‘mates’ all there for the same purpose – share a trip/adventure of a life time with each other
John, the route selected by you blew us all away, Annette/Anton, Rhonda/Craig & Lizzy & I all agreed it was 50% to 100% better than the last one in 2013. We would never ever have thought that possible. It seemed that every day we were riding into spectacular scenery given the direction we were travelling. It seemed on reflection to 2013 we were riding ‘away’ from spectacular scenery every day, this was obvious riding into Moab through the canyons & also most dramatically riding into Monument Valley. This may not make sense but the route absolutely delighted everyone way beyond expectations, Yellowstone, Cody, Bear tooth Hwy & Jackson Hole were worth every mile to get there. Wish we had taken your advice & cut a day off Sturgis & spend an extra day in Jackson but every day was brilliant. Accommodation was great, no issues with bikes.
John – We can’t share with you enough how much we valued having Jeff as our tour leader, what a rare talent & wonderful person. He quickly gained everyone’s trust & respect with the way he marshalled the group each evening & morning focussing on our welfare & then the day ahead & the day that was. He knew his stuff, caring. We felt he ‘wanted to be there’ for us, firm when needed, flexible to ensure we had the best experience possible with photo stops, drink stops/breaks, suggestions on places to eat & visit, reminders about safety knowing what was ahead of us – heavy traffic, heat, winding roads etc. He was a magnificent ambassador for Elite – he went out of his way, nothing was a problem & everyone got a windshield clean each morning – how goods that!
Having a group that predominately knew each other & had good riding experience & skills was also another key factor in the success of the adventure. Everyone had open minds & big wide open eyes! No angst what so ever amongst the group, plenty of fun & good spirits.
Our non-riding couple Pauline & Tony in the Camero also had a fat time & were certainly a big part of the group & though not on bikes soon got into the dress code & certainly fitted in perfectly.
So a trip of a life time was experienced by all & no more than that could be asked for, all expectations were exceeded. Thank you.
– Calvin on behalf of the entire group.
Have you ever had a holiday dare I say adventure where every day is better than the one before? I am of course referring to the Sturgis Rally held in August each year and the only way to see it all is with Elite Special Event Tours.
They left nothing to chance from organising all hotel accommodation to providing a lead rider for the group and a support van for your gear which included a spare bike just in case.
If your idea of a great time is riding across America, making great new friends, partying every night and spending 5 days in the beautiful hills of South Dakota then get on board!
– Chris Field
For our group, it was a totally seamless experience, all of the promises were delivered on, and the quality of the service provided was of the highest standard. John and his team worked tirelessly to ensure that everyone on the tour was comfortable and our needs were attended to. All we had to do was enjoy the journey.
I would recommend Elite Special Event Tours without hesitation to anyone contemplating a similar tour. They are totally professional and organized, but still manage to connect with their customers and make the tour an event to remember and want to repeat.
I will be travelling with them again as soon as possible!
– R Hammond
I had the best time I’ve ever had.
They are professional and the friendliest people I’ve met.
I’m definitely going again.
– Geoff F
As you know my wife Rhonda and I recently participated in your Sydney to Sturgis 2007 USA motorcycle tour. I would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks and compliments to you and your organisation for providing us with the opportunity to participate in what turned out to be “the holiday of a lifetime”.
I have ridden motorcycles for many years and in many different countries and in so doing have experienced a huge variety of motorcycling adventures – all of which are now totally surpassed by having participated in your 2007 Sturgis Tour. Our holiday turned out to be a lifelong highlight and an experience which we will remember for the rest of our lives.
– John & Rhonda Andrews