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best book there is, part 11: Blessing in Disguise

April 6, 2021

January 2014: Finally, I have made it in time to start the motorcycle tour on the other side of the world in New Zealand, which was originally planned for my 50th birthday. Take-off is on January 20, 2014, in Christchurch.   ...

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Destination Check: Hokkaido, Japan

March 29, 2021

Checking out the island of Hokkaido. Could this be a new touring destination?

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best book there is, part 10: Tibet 2012

March 29, 2021

  What can I say? So much appreciation for tour guide Thomas for encouraging us to take this tour. It was a once in a lifetime adventure! Only 8 participants but with a support crew ...

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best book there is, part 9: a wet way out

March 19, 2021

It happened on the Adventure Patagonia Tour 2012, when I rode my 1200 GS through a narrow valley on a gravel road, practically alone in the deserted landscape. There was no other rider in front of me. Only occasionally, wild guanacos, the local relatives of the ...

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best book there is, part 8: Romanian towing

March 8, 2021

In August 2019 I was on an „Eastern European Delights“ tour with two tour guide colleagues and a group of twelve fearless riders. After starting in Vienna and crossing three countries, we had made our way deep into Romania. On day seven of our tour, we ...

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best book there is, part 7: from Latvia to South Africa

March 1, 2021

  Edelweiss Bike Travel – 40. I turned to Edelweiss 10 years ago when I was around 40 plus. Just the right time to explore the world’s freedom and adventures. Visiting different counties of our planet I’ve had a ...

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best book there is, part 6: Way of St. James 2011

February 22, 2021

  Way of St. James 2011: Motorcycling where others walk on foot   A n exceptional tour in northern Spain in 2011: motorcycling along the Pilgrim's Way to Santiago de Compostela, then on to ...

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best book there is, part 5: A Moment in Time

February 5, 2021

  A Moment in Time   My wife, Janet and I were at a friend’s for dinner and one of the guests told a story of a recent trip to Europe where they toured by motorcycle. ...

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Werner Wachter (October 4, 1943 - January 16, 2021)

January 26, 2021

It takes a lot of courage to live a busy life and still turn everything upside down to follow an idea. Werner Wachter had this courage when he founded a motorcycle travel company together with his wife Coral in 1980. In doing so, they were treading a ...

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best book there is, part 4: Never too old to ride

January 19, 2021

  By most standards, I would be considered a novice, or for sure a neophyte bike rider, first learning the skill at age 65. But since that first bike ride, I have finished a total of 17 international motorcycling tours with multiple companies, first learning ...

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best book there is, part 3: tour guide Christian races on the Isle of Man

January 17, 2021

The Tourist Trophy on the Isle of Man is the oldest, most dangerous and therefore probably the most legendary motorcycle race in the world. Of course, Edelweiss has repeatedly offered tours there, in the 1990s even on a large scale. We had contingents of ferry tickets ...

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best book there is, part 2: A Brazilian in Tibet

January 3, 2021

  First of all, I would like to thank you for the opportunity to be remembered and for representing the many motorcyclists that have had, still have and will have the opportunity to travel with Edelweiss. A serious and competent company in what it does, ...

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Best book there is!

December 28, 2020

This book celebrates 40 years of Edelweiss Bike Travel.

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Booked in for a lifetime

October 5, 2020

The happy couple

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