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Experiencing Southern Italy from an Edelweiss Tour Center

In many Calabrian towns, such as in Pizzo, some streets are colorful, narrow canyons.

Bill Stermer
April 8, 2011

story and photography by Bill Stermer Calabria, the region located in the lower foot of the “boot” that is Italy, is a much more laid-back, slower-paced region than the more bustling, upscale north. Warm, rural and hilly, Calabria’s livin’ is simpler and quieter than the more popular Alps. That’s... Read more »

Beach’s Classic Alpine Tour

A little country house in the Austrian Alps, this being the medieval Castle Moosham west of Tamsweg.

Clement Salvadori
April 8, 2011

by Clement Salvadori photography by the author and Sue Salvadori It had been a long day over many glorious miles. Late in the afternoon half a dozen of us, admittedly a bit weary, were standing high on a mountainside overlooking a beautiful Alpine valley…with no sign of our destination. One of our... Read more »

Tierra del Fuego Motorcycle Tour with MotoDiscovery

Torres del Paine, Patagonia, southern Chile

Bill Dutcher
April 8, 2011

by Bill Dutcher; photography by the author, Christian and Mickey Dutcher, Dan Murphy, Joaquin Rosales, Roberto Livingston [this review of a Tierra del Fuego motorcycle tour with MotoDiscovery was originally published in the June 2008 issue of Rider] High-siding 6 feet in the air, Joaquin and his BMW... Read more »

Cabot Trail: Nova Scotia Island Getaway

It’s easy to see why motorcyclists love the Cabot Trail.

Bruce Hansen
April 6, 2011

See if you can name this place. The children in the grocery store speak French to their parents and to one another. The previous village used all Scottish names on the gravestones. If you hike on a bog trail, instead of the fetid stench of decay, you smell an uncanny sweetness, view delicate orchids,... Read more »

Madagascar Motorcycle Tour

Sifaka, Isalo National Park There are 50 varieties of lemurs in Madagascar. Sifakas are known as the “dancing lemurs” for their upright bounding along the ground. Exceptionally agile, they can leap gaps of 10 yards and move very rapidly through the trees.

Jeremy Bullard
March 23, 2011

story and photography by Jeremy Bullard I never set out to ride around the world. I changed my mind in Peru because I was having too much fun and didn’t want to stop. Travel is addictive and a lot more fun than working. I decided to go to Madagascar after I read Hilary Bradt’s guidebook. She has... Read more »

Canada to Argentina Motorcycle Tour

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

John Wellburn
March 23, 2011

story and photography by John Wellburn Dear Rider magazine, On November 22, 2003, I left my hometown of Williams Lake, British Columbia, with no more than a desire to get away from the winter cold and see and do as much as possible along the way. For six months I rode through the United States, down... Read more »

Calabogie Dreaming: Riding the Lake Country of Eastern Ontario, Canada

West of Calabogie riders enjoy Centennial Lake Road.

Scott A. Williams
June 2, 2009

A cool, dry breeze blows in from the northwest. It’s a welcome change. Rainfall totals this summer are setting records, and my riding buddies and I wonder if the monsoon has come to New England. But now, for the first time in months, there is nothing but sun in the forecast—perfectly aligning with... Read more »

BMW R1200GS Adventure African Tour and Motorcycle Test

Baviannskloof River

Clement Salvadori
November 1, 2006

photography by Mark Tuttle and Arnold Debus Since BMW has used the word “Adventure” in the name of this latest big boxer model, as it did with its R1150GS predecessor, the company decided to show us the machine’s real intent. It so happened that nine of us Yankee scribblers were in South Africa... Read more »

Iberian Moto Tour’s Bandolero, Spain Tour

A little wet weather did not dampen our enthusiasm for riding roads such as this.

September 16, 2005

Remember the passage often associated with the beloved postal courier, or postman? “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” For the members of the Bandolero Tour of the Andalucia region of southern Spain, held in... Read more »

Motorcycle Travel in New Zealand with Edelweiss Bike Travel


Mark Tuttle
August 22, 2005

If an extended motorcycle tour in the prime spring and summer months is difficult for you—your career is busiest then, perhaps—and you can’t change careers, just change hemispheres. Fall and winter in North America are New Zealand’s spring and summer, and this lush and lovely country down under... Read more »

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