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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.

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 »

Edelweiss Bike Travel— Discover our Earth Expedition 2011

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Rider Contributor
December 1, 2010

December 1, 2010 — For the last 30 years, Edelweiss Bike Travel has operated more than 1,600 tours with nearly 30,000 people all over the world. To celebrate its success Edelweiss organized the biggest guided motorcycle tour ever – a tour around the world! After more than a year of preparation,... Read more »

Iberian Moto Tour’s Bandolero, Spain Tour

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

JIM HANSEN
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

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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 »

Brazil Motorcycle Tour with Ayres Adventures

Rio from the “Ayre.” Fifteen minutes in the ’copter will wear out a photographer’s shutter finger.

Lawrence Grodsky
July 17, 2005

There are 45,000 motorcycle couriers in São Paulo, the world’s third-largest city. On an average day, says Tour Director Mauricio Fernandes, one will earn his heavenly wings. Observing the busy, rain-slicked boulevards and the slim margins these daring deliverymen allow for conditions, I surmise that... Read more »

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