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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 RiderDiaries.com to see over 100 tour articles from the editors of Rider complete with large-scale ride maps, and dealership, accommodation and biker-friendly locators.

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, Iceland, I turned... 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 »

Catalunya MotoGP Motorcycle Tour

Catalunya MotoGP

David Mittleman
April 11, 2011

story and photography by David Mittleman [this review of IMTBike's Catalunya MotoGP motorcycle tour was originally published in the November 2007 issue of Rider] Spain is the mecca of motorcycling and the epicenter of the Formula One equivalent of motorcycle racing, MotoGP. If you’re looking to immerse... 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 »

Spring in Big Bend, Texas

Remote Big Bend National Park.

Laura Melvin
April 8, 2011

story and photography by Laura Melvin Three old riders, two motorcycles and one honeymoon, a week before the wedding. It doesn’t take much to justify a road trip, so Eleanor and I took Lew, her soon-to-be husband, on their honeymoon. We left Carlsbad, New Mexico, on Highway 285, heading to Big Bend... Read more »

Tri-state Motorcycle Tour: North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia

The area surrounding Snake Mountain is heavily wooded, and the camera is looking out over the Appalachian Mountains toward the Cherokee National Forest.

Clement Salvadori
April 8, 2011

story and photography by Clement Salvadori [this article about a tri-state motorcycle tour in North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia, "Riding the Snake," was originally published in the June 2008 issue of Rider] “Today we’re going to ride The Snake,” said Dave, over a cup of coffee. “We’re... Read more »

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