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Rounders: The Goal is to Ride Year-Round

Mark Haldane’s KLR650 on Arctic Road with the Chugach Mountains in the background.

Cliff Yankovich
May 5, 2011

by Cliff Yankovich photography by the author, Mark Haldane, Gail Hatch and Steve Williams Are you the kind of rider who wants to get a little more time in the saddle? Does the thought of a “motorcycle season” stick in your craw and maybe even honk you off a little? Do you want to leave your bike... Read more »

U.S. Guided Motorcycle Tours for 2011

Worthington Glacier, Alaska

Andy Saunders
April 12, 2011

by Andy Saunders • photo by Mark Tuttle Interested in a U.S. guided tour? The good news is the guided tour companies with the best service and the best value for the money are still around. When you’re touring independently, the snags and pitfalls of the trip are part of the adventure. With a guided... Read more »

Museums and Castles 2007 with Edelweiss Bike Travel

Castle Hohenzollern in the Black Forest

Mark Tuttle
April 11, 2011

story and photography by Mark Tuttle Fear not, dear reader—I’ll spare you a blow-by-blow account of how my wife Genie and I spent our glorious summer 2007 vacation with 21 Rider readers in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Liechtenstein. Since we partnered with Edelweiss Bike Travel to host this... Read more »

Iceland Adventure Motorcycle Tour

Amazing views popped out of nowhere.

Jeremy Bullard
April 11, 2011

story and photography by Jeremy Bullard [this review of KTM Adventure Tours‘ Iceland adventure motorcycle tour was originally published under the title “Fire and Ice” in the April 2008 issue of Rider] Riding a wave of euphoria off the ferry from Scotland, upon arriving in Seyisfjrur,... Read more »

Women’s Ride: Alaska Rider Tours in Anchorage

Worthington Glacier

Perri Capell
April 11, 2011

story and photography by Perri Capell Alaska lures male motorcyclists like flies to honey, but getting more women from the Lower 48 to tackle it on two wheels has been a challenge, says Phil Freeman, owner of Alaska Rider Tours in Anchorage. In 2007, he struck the mother lode. Eleven women signed up... Read more »

Edelweiss Baja Motorcycle Tour

On the pacific side, just south of Lazaro Cardenas, are some breathtaking ocean views accessible only by way of some pretty challenging sand washes.

Rich Cox
April 11, 2011

story and photography by Rich Cox [This Edelweiss Bike Travel Baja motorcycle tour was originally published in the April 2007 issue of Rider magazine] Mexico’s Baja California cape is 800 miles long, the fourth longest peninsula in the world. Known as La Frontera (The Frontier), it’s a sparsely populated... Read more »

Exploring Vietnam With Explore Indochina Motorcycle Tours

Terrace farms in Northern Vietnam.

Perri Capell
April 11, 2011

by Perri Capell; photography by the author and Lynn Brown It was twilight when we pulled into Cao Bang, and traffic was picking up. Digby, our guide, motioned to us to park the Minsks at a nondescript building on a street corner about halfway into town. There a grinning man approached carrying a small... Read more »

Essay Contest Winner Enjoys Edelweiss’ Montana Touring Center

Just about as close to the sun as you get on the Riding to the Sun Highway.

Greg Hohn
April 11, 2011

story and photography by Greg Hohn As an inveterate lone wolf when it comes to motorcycling, I wasn’t sure a group tour was going to be my cup o’ Clorox. In my 200,000 miles-plus of riding experience, I’ve learned I like traveling at my own pace and stopping as physiology and scenery demand. Still,... Read more »

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 »

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