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What does THE GOAT do?

Aside form the hassle of making my own reservations, carrying my own luggage or trying to learn basic dialogue in another language, my biggest personal pet peeve with group travel has always been and still is the awkwardness at the dinner table to figure out “who had now many diet Cokes?”. It is by far the most annoying and uncomfortable scene of any travel I have been on. At some point I stopped picking up the bill and always being left with paying more than anyone else at the table to cover the gratuity and came up with the prepayment idea and suddenly, gone are the days of trying to give the bill another go around and ask for change to cover the tip. Now everyone just gets up and leaves and the wait staff is ultra happy with the group because they didn’t have to split the bill 19 ways. EVERYONE WINS! And this is how JSU TRIPS were born: JUST SHOW UP! Hotels, prearranged, one bill at the table and everyone just enjoys the tour and doesn’t have to deal with all that hassle. 

Below are some of the benefits of using me as your GOAT:

1. Convenience and Time Savings

Planning and Logistics:

  • Route Planning: A Goat-guided tour or as I call it a JSU Tour (Just Show Up!) eliminates the need for detailed route planning. Experienced guides create itineraries that maximize scenic beauty, cultural experiences, and optimal riding conditions.
  • Reservations: All accommodations, meals, soft drinks, and on some occasions, alcohol and other attractions are pre-booked, saving riders from the hassle of making individual reservations and dealing with availability issues.
  • Luggage Transport: Some Goat-guided tours include luggage transport services, allowing riders to enjoy the journey without the burden of carrying heavy bags or figuring out the way to the hotel from the airport.

Time Efficiency:

  • Streamlined Experience: Riders can focus on the enjoyment of the ride rather than the administrative tasks of booking hotels, planning meals, and navigating unfamiliar roads.
  • Group Coordination: Guided tours handle group logistics, ensuring that everyone stays on schedule and minimizing delays.
2. Safety and Support

Expert Guidance:

  • Local Knowledge: Guides are typically locals or have extensive knowledge of the area, which enhances the riding experience and ensures that participants see the best sights and avoid hazardous areas.
  • Emergency Support: In case of mechanical issues or emergencies, guides provide immediate assistance, reducing the stress and potential danger for riders.

Safety in Numbers:

  • Group Riding: Riding in a group increases visibility to other vehicles and provides a support network in case of incidents or accidents.
  • Pre-planned Stops: Regular, well-planned stops allow riders to rest and refuel, promoting safe and responsible riding.
3. Enhanced Experience

Cultural Immersion:

  • Enriched Experiences: Both guided tours and cruises include cultural excursions and activities that provide deeper insights into the destination. Whether it’s a guided city tour or a visit to a local artisan, these experiences enrich the journey.
  • Local Interactions: Facilitated interactions with locals, such as traditional meals or cultural performances, offer authentic experiences that might be difficult to arrange independently.

Camaraderie and Social Ease:

  • Shared Experience: Traveling with a group of like-minded enthusiasts fosters camaraderie and allows for shared experiences, making the journey more enjoyable and memorable.
  • Pre-arranged Meals: Group dining experiences are organized, eliminating the awkwardness of splitting bills. This fosters a relaxed and social atmosphere at meal times.
4. Cost Efficiency

Inclusive Pricing:

  • Upfront Costs: The upfront cost of a guided tour, much like a cruise, typically includes accommodations, meals, and sometimes entrance fees to attractions. This bundled pricing often proves more cost-effective than paying for each element separately.
  • Group Discounts: Tour operators secure group rates, passing on savings to participants. These discounts make guided tours a financially attractive option compared to individual bookings.
5. Elimination of Awkward Bill Splitting

Pre-paid Meals:

  • Inclusive Dining: On guided motorcycle tours, meals are often included in the tour package, similar to a cruise’s all-inclusive dining. This arrangement means participants do not have to deal with the awkwardness of splitting bills at the table.
  • Relaxed Atmosphere: Knowing that meals are covered allows riders to enjoy dining experiences without financial discussions, fostering a more relaxed and social environment.

Simplified Group Dynamics:

  • No Financial Conflicts: The prearranged nature of meals and accommodations eliminates potential conflicts over payments. This is especially beneficial in diverse groups where cultural norms around bill splitting might differ.
  • Focus on Enjoyment: With financial concerns off the table, participants can focus on enjoying their meals and conversations, enhancing the social aspect of the tour.
Conclusion

JSU or Just Show Up tours offer a travel experience akin to a cruise, where everything is prearranged, and participants can enjoy the journey without worrying about logistics or costs. This model is highly beneficial compared to planning and managing a trip independently, providing convenience, safety, enriched experiences, and cost efficiency. Additionally, it eliminates the social discomfort of splitting bills, creating a more enjoyable and harmonious travel experience. By allowing riders to immerse themselves fully in the adventure, guided motorcycle tours ensure a memorable and stress-free journey. It’s not for everyone and I wouldn’t want to take EVERY SINGLE rider with me on a three-week international tour. But the few who have tried it, keep coming back for more so there may be something to the JSU thing. 

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Sierra Nevada 7 Passes Ride

Riding a motorcycle through the Sonora Pass in the Sierra Nevadas is an experience that transcends the ordinary. As you navigate the winding roads that snake through the rugged terrain, every twist and turn brings a new breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The air is crisp and clean, carrying the scent of pine and wildflowers.

The Sonora Pass, located in the heart of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California, offers motorcyclists a thrilling journey through some of the most stunning landscapes in the United States. As you climb higher and higher, the temperature drops and the landscape changes, with alpine meadows giving way to rocky slopes and towering peaks.

Reaching the summit of the pass is a moment of triumph, both for the incredible scenery and the sense of accomplishment that comes with conquering such a challenging road. At the very top, there stands a sign marking the Sonora Pass, a perfect spot to pause and take it all in.

Pulling over to the side of the road, you dismount your motorcycle and approach the sign, framed by majestic mountains and a clear blue sky. With the wind tousling your hair and the sun warming your face, you take out your phone and capture the moment with a selfie.

In the photograph, you stand proudly beside the Sonora Pass sign, a testament to your adventure and the natural beauty that surrounds you. It’s a memory you’ll cherish forever, a snapshot of a journey that stirred your soul and left you in awe of the wonders of the world. As you continue your ride through the Sierra Nevadas, you carry with you not only the image captured in your selfie but also the exhilaration of the open road and the promise of new adventures waiting just around the bend.

Testimonials

What our customers are saying…

Julito A.

March, 2022

“Nothing but Smiles for Miles for GOAT Moto Tours and our trip to the 2022 Ensenada Beer Fest. One fee included our 2 night stay at the best, most secure hotel in Central Ensenada; Dinner AND Drinks; and Beer Fest Tickets.”

Saeed M.

November, 2023

The 2023 Moto Tour to Loreto Mexico was amazing. Everything was organized. Henry knows every single spot in the path. Highly recommended.

Lee D.

March, 2024

Thanks Henry for making our first Mexico ride as smooth as could be. The foodie experience was over the top, unexpected and much appreciated!

Christopher W.

November, 2022

“A fantastic trip all around! This was my first visit to Ensanada and what better way to go than on a motorcycle! Trip was virtually all inclusive which really negated the need to try and figure dinner plans and places to go. A great way to enjoy the local culture and enjoy the food. I really look forward to the next adventure! Thanks Goat Moto Tours!”

Rafael C.

March, 2022

Henry did a wonderful job organizing this trip to the Ensenada Beer Fest. I will definitely go back next year.”

Mat S.

March, 2023

I’d like to thank Goat Moto Tours and Henry Salari for arranging a wonderful trip with a wonderful group of people. We had such a blast that we are already planning to go back on our own, very soon!

How to reach me

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(818) 353-3355

+1 310-403-6962