It seems like only yesterday that Edelweiss launched its first tour back in 1980. A pioneer in the world of motorcycle tours, Edelweiss has built a reputation as being the premier tour company. To celebrate 30 years of motorcycle world travel, the 2010 Edelweiss Bike Travel catalog has just hit the market and contains exciting and unique motorcycle tours all around the globe. Ride with us in 2010 and experience the thrill of motorcycle touring on one of the five continents. Not only is Edelweiss celebrating its 30th anniversary, but it’s also introducing 21 all-new tours and launching four new product lines! To wet your mouth a little, here’s just a sampling of the adventures lined up for the new year:
GRAND ALPS TOUR A tour through the heartland of the Alps is the dream of every motorcyclist. Ride with us from Munich, Germany to Braincon, France and all the way back on the most exciting Alpine roads on Earth!
KINGS AND CASTLES TOUR This tour is a travel through time as you experience the history of Europe - on a motorcycle. Vienna, Prague, Dresden, Cracow and Budapest are just a few of the great stops along the way.
ROYAL ALPINE VACATION An Edelweiss tour is a vacation of the highest order. As such, a tour of the highest order like the Royal Alpine Vacation is just what you need. Luxurious accommodations and majestic roads are the main features of this overwhelming tour in the Alps.
MOA MOTORRAD DAYS TOUR The BMW Motorrad Days are a highlight for many motorcyclists. Combine your visit in Garmisch-Partenkirchen with a one-week adventure through the Alps where you’ll ride on some of the greatest roads around.
HIGHWAY NUMBER 1 The great Pacific Coast Highway is legendary as one of the greatest roads the rest of the world has never heard about. Not anymore. This great tour leads along the American west coast, starting in Los Angeles you experience highlights like Santa Barbara, Highway No. 1, Redwood National Park and many more before the journey ends in Seattle after 11 days of fabulous riding.
SMOKY MOUNTAINS TOUR 318 unforgettable curves in only 11 miles are the highlight of this tour through the Smoky Mountains. Ride through four American states where you can enjoy their fantastic scenery and great roads.
ADVENTURE PATAGONIA Ride with Edelweiss Bike Travel to the end of the world – Ushuaia! 18 incredible riding days and features like Pucon, Bariloche, Fitz Roy and Torres del Paine National Park are waiting for you.
ADVENTURE KILIMANJARO Bring your sense of adventure as we take a motorcycle safari through Kenya and Tanzania. The sky’s the limit at Edelweiss Bike Travel as we experience Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya, Ngorongoro and Masai Mara National Park, the Indian Ocean and lots more on this special tour.
ADVENTURE SIBERIA If you are looking for something adventurous, challenging and off the beaten path then you should ride on this tour. Challenging off-road passages and water crossings as well as beautiful landscape turn this tour through the Altai Mountains into a unique motorcycle tour to be experienced.
Those are only a few of the new tours within the 2010 program. At Edelweiss Bike Travel we aim to fulfill all desires and are always scouting new tours as a potential addition to our future schedule. These tours are for the more experienced rider as the routes are usually made up “on-the-fly” and accommodations aren’t as luxurious as the normal Edelweiss tours. Here’s a taste of the scouting tours planned for 2010: · India and Nepal · Moscow to St. Petersburg · Sydney to Perth · Bolivia, Chile, Argentina · South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia
Apart from our regular touring program and our unique scouting tours, Edelweiss is now launching four brand new product lines:
EDELWEISS TRAINING The greatest and most adventurous routes worldwide are often also the most challenging ones. Take the Passo di Stelvio for instance? Fourty-Eight of the tightest hairpins await you before you are on top of this pass. So, to make sure that there is no risk for you while riding your bike we now offer three different trainings in extraordinary destinations and with professional guidance to extend your riding skills, especially while off-road.
RIDE4FUN TOURS For those rugged travelers who don’t need the lush accommodations normally offered and would rather experience the open road far away from home we have created four new and hot Ride4Fun tours. Before the tour you’ll pack everything you need on tour on your motorcycle. Your Ride4Fun tour guide will show you the greatest paths on tours through the Alps, Slovenia, Croatia, Spain and Tuscany! Be part of an unforgettable motorcycle trip!
SCOOTER TOURS Here’s something completely different! If you are ready for something new and special you have to go on an Edelweiss Scooter tour. Sure you’ve heard about our wonderful tours through Florence, Tuscany and Grasse at the Cote d’Azur, but imagine doing them on a scooter! Starting each day from a nice hotel and with the scooter of your choice we sample fantastic adventures and visit highlights you will never forget!
DISCOVER OUR EARTH EXPEDITION This tour isn’t for the faint of heart. To celebrate 30 years in the business of motorcycle tours this special jubilee is the tour to top all tours. It last eight months and spans about 40,000 miles! Join us with your own motorcycle on a tour around the world and we’ll show you places and routes you’ve probably only read about in books or seen on TV. A tour this big deserves an equally large party. Plans are in the works for a fitting 30th anniversary party to accompany this expedition, details of which will be announced on our website at a later time.
Of course you can get the whole information online at www.edelweissbike.com or on request at firstname.lastname@example.org