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The Irish are back in town!

October 4, 2021

The Edelweiss BBQ Brothers!

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The Highest Passes of the Alps - Challenge Part I completed!

August 31, 2021

Checking another big one off our list...

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best book there is, part 13: Lost on Vacation

April 23, 2021

It has been 11 years now since I started working for Edelweiss Bike Travel. A time during which I collected a wealth of fun stories, experiences, and adventures. The only difficulty occurs when customers ask me to tell them my best, most crazy, or most out-of-the-ordinary ...

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best book there is, part 12: Ode to the Alps

April 15, 2021

From left to right: Markus Hellrigl, Jürgen Weiss, Werner Wachter, Stephan Schimpf, Cynthia & Peter Dango

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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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