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SPT17052 - Touratech Travel Event Tour with 37 guest from Thailand

Monday, June, 12nd, 2017 | Ursula Peter / Marko Bauer / Malcolm Brunelli / Andreas Tschugg | Europe

LAEW POB GUN MAI

KHOB KHUN KUB

LA GON

Marko, Ursula, Malcolm and Andy

last picture before hoping on the bus to Zurich Airport

our CEO Rainer Buck came from Mieming Headquarter to visit the group from Thailand.

At the very right -  Peera TT Thailand and Rainer Buck

Day 10: Touratech Travel Event

Today nobody wanted to ride, all were very exited about the Travel Event. We had a guided tour in the morning through the production hall and the brand new shop, had some lunch at the main place and Touratech Thailand has an introduction on the stage in the afternoon.

a very interesting guided tour through the company`s production hall, logistic center and through the brand new shop

10 years ago they produces 40 pannier a day - today 350 - 400/day. It was not allowed to take any pictures in the production hall

the new logistic center

and after the factory tour most of the Thai guests stayed - it was a long evening

Day 9: Black Forest - Touratech Travel Event

Finally we have made our way to Königsfeld im Schwarzwald, from where we will start to visit the Touratech Travel Event and BMW Motorrad GS Trophy Qualifier Germany 2017.

Visit the Touratech Travel Event after your return from the trophy ride and look at the workshops, watch the travel reports, go shopping or meet other motorcyclists and have a chat - almost everybody will speak English! And of course there are many places where you can try the local food, places where you can find accessories for you bike, clothing and much more.

we are going to the start of the GS Trophy

We are already very excited

you can feel the tension

and visited some stations

 it is to easy for Peera

Day 8: Ribeauvillé - Black Forest

After six long riding days we can finally relax and take it a bit easier today - the route is "only" 260km long. But as we explore the Vosges mountains and the Black Forest in Germany, we also have hundreds of curves to navigate through. In these regions, every road is a good road, so it is easy to add a few kilometers if you feel like it. On the main route, you will see beautiful and empty Vosges mountain roads, criss-crossing up and down the hills. Then we will cross the French-German border, which is created by the river Rhein. And as soon as we have entered Germany, the mountains are rising again. We have reached the famous Black Forest, one of Germany's premier motorcycle regions!

the warriors are ready to start

Peera is amazed that Edelweiss has even a brewery

the House of the 1000 coockoo clocks

After an incredible riding day through the Black Forest, a cold beer was waiting for us. cheers
surprise!!
Happy birthday to natthinee and anupung
We wish you the best, your edelweiss team Marko, Malcolm, Ursula und Andi

Day 7: Fribourg - Ribeauvillé

Today we will see a completely different area of Switzerland, the Jura region. This landscape on the French border is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts: not as busy as other regions, beautiful hills and rivers, scenic little villages - and some great motorcycle roads. Later we will cross the French border once again. And then the fun starts: the roads through the Vosges mountains were made with motorcyclists in mind! And Ribeauvillé, our destination today, is one of the most picturesque towns of the whole Alsace!

great view to the Swiss lakes - but cold!!

Coffee stop - or facebook stop at Mont Crossin

it is hard for our Thai girls to get adjusted to our temperatures

hi little family

great 360 degree view from the Grand Ballon

Ribeauville and its timbered houses are very special. 

happy Birthday Adisorn
The Edelweiss team wishes all the best !!!!!

Day 6: Chamonix - Fribourg

Today would have been the day for the Mont Blanc - Aiguille du Midi, but.... After a Thai lunch in Chamonix we put again our rain gear on and returned to Switzerland and head north, past Lake Geneva to Gruyeres, one of Switzerlands famous cheese regions. Our destination today is Fribourg, a beautiful medieval town.

the Mont Blanc in the early morning. We all were positive, but the weather can change quickly in the high alpine regions.

we were the first on the gondola

this is our cable car flying in

everybody was exited, but than they postponed it to 9.00 a.m. becaus of heavy winds and than to 10 p.m. - and that was it. The Thai family has to come back.

We searched for blue skies - and finally found it at Lake Geneva!
And finally even the men found a little bit of time for shopping!

After a rainy day we enjoyed the walk through Friborg for dinner

Day 5: Andermatt - Chamonix

Right after leaving Andermatt we have our first highlight of the day: the beautiful Furkapass and the amazing Rhone glacier. It was raining and had 4 C on top. But what can kill the mood of a group like this. Snowball fight time!!!

Snow is really fascinating for our friends from Thailand.

Why taking the steps?

Muuhhh

Edelweiss invasion

Then we followed the Rhone river all the way into the French-speaking part of Switzerland. We flew up the Forclaz hoping there will be no Swiss police. To reach Chamonix we have to cross the French border - country number four on this tour!

last stop at the Froclaz just before Chamonix

Keep your fingers crossed - we need a blue sky for the Aiguille du Midi tomorrow morning.

Day 4: Livigno - Andermatt

After the challenging Stelvio Pass yesterday - six mountain passes are waiting for us today. We cross the border between Switzerland and Italy a few times today - so you can decide if you prefer your coffee and lunch stops Italian or Swiss style. We pass St. Moritz, the famous ski resort that attracts VIPs from all over the world. 
Splügen Pass and San Bernardino Pass offer some amazing views and the old cobblestone road across Gotthard Pass just before arriving in Andermatt will delight you with some challenge.

we started with rain in the morning - but what can kill the good mood of this group??? Nothing!!

Silvaplana Lakes at St. Moritz

we had a coffe at the most charming lady in the whole Bergell Valley.

In front of the beautiful Acquafraggia waterfalls!

on top of San Bernhardino I saw at a sudden an Edelweiß T-Shirt. The big Bruce from Australia says hello to Angela and Claudia.

the boy haven`t seen snow before in their life. So every picture stop lasted a bit longer - they had to do a snowball fight.

Man and than on top of Gotthard Pass a real snow wall!!

We are at the Crown Hotel in Andermatt. What a lovely place. Dinner in the Toutoune restaurant was delicious.

Day 3: Zams - Livigno

so how it looks like when we try to get ready

The third day began with an amazing weather!
We had our first photo stop at the Resia Lake with its typical churchtower
STELVIOPASS!!!!! We did it!
Next to Livigno!
Our tour guide Andi

Upps - what is the Juve fan doing on our table?? Ohh - today is Champions League final and most of our Thai guest are also Juve fans. So we watched together. No further comment

Day 2: Zürich-Zams

After the long flight and the briefings, it is finally time to ride. We will leave busy Zürich behind us and follow smaller roads to Lake Zürich. Now we start to climb up into the mountains. Before we cross the border into Austria, we will explore the Appenzell region, famous for typical Swiss villages, the Säntis mountain and of course the cheese! In Austria the roads will get even narrower and the mountains even higher! We will ride through famous ski resorts before we finally descend to our destination today, Zams.

perfekt wether, perfect day

first picture stop at Lake Zürich

the group arriving at Schwägalp

the bikes parking in front a great scenery - the Säntis

in the Appenzell cheese factory

it is not a coffes stop, it is a facebook stop

36 participants, 29 bikes of all brands and categories, start and finishing in different countries - it is quite a logistical challenge. But: office team - thanks to Karin - garage - thanks to Markus, Jens, Tom, Izi, Luci, the guys who did the transport and last not least the tourguides, worked  together smoothly.... as always

 

Everybody listens to the briefing

Radab, our new collegue

our menue in our lovely hotel high above the Lake Zürich

Lake Zürich

the bikes are nearly loades at headquarter Mieming

uups - the garage is nearly empty

.... and here is the result. All bikes are in the indoor garage in Zürich, all sorted, with name tags, Edelweiss and Touratech branding, all waivers prepared, all keys and papers complete.... but where is the van driver??? Oh my god - the German customs and the Swiss customs are a pain.

we are waiting for our guests from Thailand

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Mink
Tuesday, June, 13nd, 2017 at 12:01

It's a trip that makes me do not wanna go Home. Thanks all.
Ursula Peter
Tuesday, June, 13nd, 2017 at 13:04

You have to come back! There is much more out there.
Regards Ursula
Monday, June, 12nd, 2017 at 11:22

Beautiful countries. The ultimate road. Good tour guide and best tour company.
See you next trip all. ^^
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Adisorn Chalermpalakorn
Sunday, June, 11nd, 2017 at 10:34

At the airport now...miss u guys already
Ursula Peter
Monday, June, 12nd, 2017 at 07:28

Adisorn, you have to come back. Safe travels
LA GON
Ursula
Karin
Monday, June, 5nd, 2017 at 07:44

hello peera + friends > i can see you are having fun and good weather. so sorry i cannot say hello i'm on tour farther south in italy . take care and enjoy! karin
Ursula Peter
Monday, June, 5nd, 2017 at 18:01

Hi Karin,
what a fantastic group!!! Good riders, always in a good mood, always smiling.
Well done cara mia. Keep your fingers crossed - we need good weather for tomorrow morning for the Aiguille du Midi.
Ursula
Karin
Monday, June, 5nd, 2017 at 20:48

Thank you so much Ursula for keeping all faces smile > you rock for sure and i'm sending you sunshine and smiles from 33 degrees warm livorno ) grazie mille per tutto!
Adisorn Chalermpalakorn
Tuesday, June, 6nd, 2017 at 20:22

All staff are very nice and friendly. Moreover, they're very professional. Two thumbs up !!!
Adisorn Chalermpalakorn
Sunday, June, 4nd, 2017 at 20:13

Thank you Edelweiss !!! You guys make my dream comes true !
Vielen Dank Edelweiss !!! Sie Jungs machen meinen Traum wahr!
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