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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 »

Ron Ayres Rides On

Ron Ayres, founder of Ayres Adventures.

Rider Magazine Staff
August 28, 2015

Ron Ayres, founder of Ayres Adventures, passed away on August 26, 2015, at his home in Galveston, Texas. Ron had been diagnosed with cancer early last year. Ron went from a successful career in the corporate world to start one of the biggest motorcycle touring companies in the world, with a tour catalog... Read more »

‘Legendary Experiences’ Tours Now Offered By Harley-Davidson Museum

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Rider Magazine Staff
April 20, 2015

The Harley-Davidson Museum is now offering Legendary Experiences, two signature Harley-Davidson tours featuring top-notch hotel and dining accommodations, behind-the-scenes experiences, VIP exhibit access and more. The Legends & Lakes Road Tour is a Detroit-to-Milwaukee motorcycle ride featuring... 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 »

Edelweiss Feschtl 2014 is September 19-21 in Lake Placid

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Press Release
August 11, 2014

The biggest Edelweiss party of the year, the Edelweiss Frschtl 2014, will be held at Lake Placid, New York, from September 19-21. This annual event allows riders to get together with new and old Edelweiss friends and enjoy a day of riding. Guests can meet the Edelweiss team and some of our tour guides;... Read more »

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