We took over 2,000 pictures and 3 movies, but nothing describes what we saw and felt on this journey riding a bike from Catania to Roma, with our group of new dear friends and the special care of the guides Alan Magnoni and Gottfried Kofler. I could not even remotely portray the blue Mediterranean Sea in contrast to the flowery fields that accompanied us all the way, and the amazing small villages with their inhabitants smiling and busily getting on with hospitality every time we stopped. We’ve had surprises at every turn, things that only somebody who knows could find and show to our group. We entered into the intimacy of Sicily and dived into labyrinths of alleys, enjoyed delicious Cappuccinos, Gelato, Cookies and Nougat.
All restaurants were very well selected and we’ve got a clear idea of how good the cuisine of Italy is. The hotels were exceptional, and after the days ride we were welcomed with snacks, drinks and a lot of comfort. Everybody was partying! What we – my husband and me – loved most about this tour is feeling like 18 year olds when enjoying the freedom on the bike, discovering so wonderful parts of the world and experiencing all this with people from different countries and cultures but who all have become friends and who all shared the many great moments we had with laughter and relaxation - all this happened being sure that in the background there is a company taking care of the tour schedule and everything else to make sure, that our group had the time of a life! And they did, the trip was safe at any time and the guides outstanding making sure that we all enjoy the tour each and every day.
Being inspired by this motorcycle tour we re-designed our garden when being back to Brazil using pergolas and flowers like we’ve seen in Taormina when having a great lunch at one of those special and lovely places. Afterwards, we enjoyed a piece of handmade nougat while watching the wonderful view on the Ionian Sea – what else does on need? We are anxiously thinking about our next adventure with Edelweiss Bike Travel and sincerely wish that all our new friends will come with us again! We miss you!
Jane Nguyen and Flavio Murachovsky, Brazil