So, let’s do it, let’s discover our earth! For the last 30 years Edelweiss Bike Travel has operated exciting and creative motorcycle tours, first in the European Alps and then expanding to all five continents. But now the Edelweiss team in Mieming, Austria has come up with an unbeatable "short ride" that will certainly be a dream for most bikers: A motorcycle tour around our entire globe on a path that includes all five continents!
The expedition starts on November 21, 2010 at the company's headquarters in Mieming in the middle of Tyrol’s Alps. First we ride to France, then Spain, then Morocco and then south to Western Sahara. This first section runs for 4 weeks and crosses the Sahara (on paved roads). From Malaga man/woman and machine are flown to Buenos Aires, Argentina. This second section runs through most of South America, ending in Bogota, Columbia after 9 weeks. After crossing the Panama Canal the third section heads up to Los Angeles. It’s only 5 weeks! After the flight across the Pacific Ocean, Australia is waiting, where we'll ride 7,000 miles in 4 weeks: Fitness and endurance will help! The fifth and last section from Bangkok, Thailand to Mieming, Austria covers most of Asia from east to west and a large part of Europe. On July 27, 2011 it's time to celebrate the return of the expedition team in the Alps!
This extraordinary run will be operated in cooperation with Kevin and Julia Sanders of GlobeBusters, who hold the Guinness Book record for the fastest circumnavigation of our earth on a motorcycle! We’ll take about 10 times longer and will enjoy this expedition all the way. Our aim is to see the gigantic differences in the cultures of the different nations, to experience the societies at close range, and witness the super fast development of our 'earth community.'