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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 »

Riding Zero Avenue in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland

The endless straight ribbon of asphalt undulates along the 49th parallel north.

Trevor Marc Hughes
July 10, 2015

I was riding my Kawasaki KLR650 on a cool, sunny March day. Mount Baker, in northern Washington State, was continuing to be elusive. The inactive volcano in all its snowcapped glory presented a great photo opportunity, but just when I cleared another high ridge, the tree line would appear on the right,... 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 »

The Italian Idyll Tour With Beach’s Motorcycle Adventures

town of Cingoli Italy

Clement Salvadori
January 6, 2015

The tree-shaded road is cut into the side of the mountain, approaching a village that has been on the hilltop for a thousand years or more. An elderly man is walking his dog through the fallen leaves—it is October—and offers a minor salute as we pass. The asphalt gives way to cobblestones as the... 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 »

Great American Motorcycle Expedition of a Polish Girl

Weronika Kwapisz

Weronika Kwapisz
July 23, 2014

Weronika Kwapisz recently crossed North American on a Triumph Bonneville. Weronika Kwapisz, a rider, traveler, and author of the e-book Everything Starts From a Dream, recently crossed North America on an 80-day solo adventure on a Triumph Bonneville. Weronika, who is known for her lonely, daring expedition... Read more »

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