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Guided Motorcycle Tour Reviews
This section focuses on adventures with motorcycle touring companies. Whether it’s exploring Museums and Castles or taking a Baja Adventure, sometimes it’s better to travel with an expert! Click on any of the images to see the sites in a larger format. Planning a trip of your own? Check out to see over 100 tour articles from the editors of Rider complete with large-scale ride maps, and dealership, accommodation and biker-friendly locators.

Tour Review: Leod Motorcycle Escapes’ Mugello & Italian Backroads

The ancient city of Orvieto sits atop a butte of volcanic tuff, overlooking lush vineyards.

Greg Drevenstedt
November 3, 2015

The ancient city of Orvieto sits atop a butte of volcanic tuff, overlooking lush vineyards. (Photos by Greg Drevenstedt and Nancy Macleod) Why should you tour Italy on a motorcycle? With the Alps in the north, the Apennine Mountains running down the middle and nearly 5,000 miles of rugged coastline,... Read more »

Edelweiss Bike Travel’s Pearl of the Adriatic Tour

Our group leaves an overlook above Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Bill Stermer
October 9, 2015

Our group leaves an overlook above Dubrovnik, Croatia. As our jetliner began its lumbering descent over Dubrovnik, Croatia, I noted from the window the contrast between a modern suspension bridge hanging by threadlike cables, and the Old City fronting on the Adriatic Sea, its blocky buildings with red... Read more »

Mototouring Italian Factories Tour

My Mototouring BMW F 700 GS, and Italy’s soaring, twisting Alpi Dolomiti were made for each other.

Dexter Ford
March 5, 2015

Mototouring is the Milano, Italy-based outfit that has been delighting novelty-seeking riders in places like South Africa, Vietnam and all over Europe since 1994. It is the creation of Eligio Arturi, a roguish, rumpled Milanese with a taste for good cigars, aged Grappa, great Italian roads and vintage... Read more »

Around the World Trip With Edelweiss to Resume in Asia

Moscow to Bangkok with Edelweiss Bike Travel.

Rider Magazine Staff
January 16, 2015

This 63-day, 8,700-mile section will run from August 9 to October 10, 2015, with 44 days of riding and 10 rest days. Participants will visit the leafy Kazak capital, Almaty, at the foot of the Tian Shan Mountain Range; view the endless rows of warriors, horses and armory of the UNESCO listed Terracotta... Read more »

2015 International Motorcycle Touring Companies

Table Mountain and Devil’s Peak

Rider Magazine Staff
January 5, 2015

Everyone’s going on tour. The market for motorcycle tours abroad has exploded over the last few years, and now more than ever before, motorcycle touring companies are lining up to show you parts of the world that are best experienced on two wheels, with a local guide. Some of these companies have been... Read more »

Edelweiss Bike Travel’s Touring Center Norway

Savoring blue skies and empty roads on Norway’s western coast.

Greg Drevenstedt
December 8, 2014

Savoring blue skies and empty roads on Norway’s western coast. (Photos by Greg Drevenstedt) First came bone-chilling rain. Then came strong, erratic wind, followed by thick fog that swallowed our conga line of BMWs as we chugged our way up the steep, rough, single-lane road to Vestkapp. Knuckles white,... Read more »

Learning to Ride the Alps With Edelweiss

Hotel Bemelmans Post

Jon Langston
October 6, 2014

The view from my room at Hotel Bemelmans Post of the Rosengarten massif in the Dolomites. Who could ask for more? (Photos by Jon Langston) Riding the Alps is the dream of many a rider, but the challenge of motorcycling Europe’s famous mountain range can sometimes prove to be overwhelming. Even those... Read more »

Motorcycle Touring in Cuba with MotoDiscovery

Plaza Major in Santa Rosa

Burt Richmond
May 5, 2014

Wherever we went, like the Plaza Major in Santa Rosa, our BMWs attracted large crowds. (Photos by Burt Richmond) As our early-morning flight from Miami descended into the Havana airport, the pilot came on the PA: “Ladies and gentlemen, we will be landing in a few minutes. I suggest that you turn your... Read more »

The Ultimate Alps with Edelweiss Bike Travel


Dexter Ford
February 5, 2014

Austrians and Italians have fought for centuries over the Dolomites. Now we know what all the fuss was about. About 50 million years ago, Africa, which was probably glancing down at its iPhone, crashed headfirst into Europe, which was just sitting in plate-tectonic traffic, minding its own business. Like... Read more »

USA Tour Companies 2013/2014

Lake Mead

Rider Magazine
January 2, 2014

Why go on a guided tour? Because motorcycles are meant to be fun, not hard work. You can enjoy the solitary freedom of the open road if you choose, or the camaraderie of the group ride. You don’t have to spend all afternoon worrying about where you will sleep that night. You may meet new friends out... Read more »

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