Escape the winter blues with a Harley-Davidson® tour

Oxford (27 January 2011) - With the new year upon us, dark nights, cold temperatures, seemingly never-ending bad weather and a proliferation of potholes in UK roads, thoughts are turning to this year’s holiday escapes.

For a hassle-free experience, authorised tours provider, HC Travel, have launched three new guided tours for 2011, which feature a range of Harley-Davidson® motorcycles and come complete with experienced local guides.

Go back to your childhood days and play Cowboys and Indians for real with a discovery tour of the unexplored Southwest region of America. In addition to the amazing scenery, bends and great riding roads that come as standard, you can also experience life on a ranch, visit the site of the Alamo and see the shoot out at the OK Corral.

Sticking with the Wild West theme, HC Travel has also introduced a High Chaparral tour for those seeking adventure. In addition to the 12 days of planned riding and taking in sights including the Grand Canyon, there are a variety of activities available to sample, from jet boat tours and white water rafting to hot air balloons and horseback riding.

The final new tour addition for 2011 is the 1800-mile Pacific Coast Highway tour, which takes in three different US States within two weeks. The trip takes you along stunning coastline scenery from Seattle through San Francisco to LA with highlights including Big Sur and the Redwoods.

For the more independent spirits, self-guided tours are on offer – the freedom of cruising through scenic beauty spots without the hassle of organising it. Authorised tour provider, HC Travel, can help you turn California Dreams into reality, provide some Tennessee Southern Comfort, supply some real horsepower for wannabe Texas Cowboys and assist you to fulfil that lifetime ambition to ride along Route 66. Read more about the Route 66 tour in the February, March and April issues of Motorcycle Sport & Leisure.

All tours come with pre-booked accommodation, insurance cover, detailed maps and travel tips and the option to book a pre-programmed Garmin® zumo® 55 sat nav. Each route has been tried and tested by local riders and specifically designed with leisure and enjoyment in mind.

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