Yeah, I had seen that thanks. There are a few English travel companies that arrange these things, but I think I could probably get a better deal from a US based outfit and then just sort my own flights.
03-16-2013 10:06 AM
I have no experience with any of them, but a quick google search turned up many agencies that have Route 66 tours. If I were in your shoes, I'd most likely just fly into Chicago, rent a car and buy a map, and start driving! Look me up when you come through Missouri, Route 66 runs through the town I live in
03-16-2013 11:35 AM
I've pedaled most of Route 66 but never driven it. I live less than 1 mile off the original Route 66 near St. Louis, Missouri.
If you drive the original route send me a PM on when you'll be passing through the area and I'll treat you to dinner at a local restaurant that was booming when Route 66 was the main thoroughfare through town and is still open. The bordellos behind the restaurant are no longer in business. :)
03-16-2013 05:13 PM
Met some folks from Australia once who every year fly over, rent a classic rag-top Mustang, and drive the route. I'd say get a good map, get a car, pick a start date and enjoy. Stop to see the sights along the way and just walk-in to whatever hotel you prefer when you decide to stop. Of course, that could make it a couple weeks long but who cares. Wish I could do it.