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RTV1701 - The Mystery Ride with the CEO

Monday, June 26, 2017 | Ursula Peter / Claudia Wenhart | Europe

Good bye - thank you all for a great week. Hopefully we`ll see each other again.

Auf Wiedersehen - vielen Dank für eine wunderschöne Woche. Hoffentlich sehen wir uns wieder.

7. Riding Day:

In the end, it`s not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away.

Am Ende ist es nicht von Bedeutung wie viele Atemzüge du gemacht hast, sondern wieviele Momente dir den Atem geraubt haben

Alfredo is making his own special shirt of every tour

welcome drink at the picnic

Lasst es euch schmecken!

the g.... view - I hope your tourguide explained the meaning to you

6. Riding Day

Theme of the Day:

Irgendwann ist irgendwann vielleicht zu spät!

Sometime is sometime maybe too late!


Another great day, with beautifull sunshine was waiting for us. And for sure today we headed NORTH, otherwise we won't make it home till tomorrow.

Wieder ein wunderschöner Tag heute mit super Sonnenschein. Und natürlich mussten wir heute gegen Norden fahren, sonst würden wir es nicht nach "Hause" schaffen bis morgen.

... what a great spot for a hotel
... was für ein toller Platz für ein Hotel
Marlene und Klaus sind auf Ihrer 10ten Tour und bekommen ein Welttourer Shirt und eine Jacke
Marlene and Klaus are on their 10th tour and got their Worldtourer shirt
Again a delicious dinner.
Unser leckeres Abendessen heute
Everybody is having fun at the aperitif
Gute Gespräche beim Aperitif
Alfredo chilled ... and watch the perfect glas holder
Boot beer in the Garden of Bagni Nuovi
"Stiefelbier" im Garten vom Hotel Bagni Nuova
beautiful view from B.....
Old fashioned ice-cream shop after Lunch
Lecker Eis nach dem Mittagessen
Heinz und Horst
... what a view... our coffee spot for today
... was für eine Aussicht.... unser Kaffeestop von heute Morgen

5. Riding Day

Theme of the Day:

If you want to be happy for a day - drink

If you want to be happy for a year - marry

If you want to be happy for a lifetime - ride a motorcycle.


Wenn Du für ein Jahr glücklich sein willst - trinke,

Wenn Du für ein Jahr glücklisch sein willst - heirate,

Wenn Du Dein Leben glücklich sein willst - fahre Motorrad.


... our next stop... guess where we are tonight....mountains and lakes was the theme of the day today
... unserer nächster Stop.... wo sind wir... Das Motto des Tages heute Berge und Seen

4. Riding Day


Theme of the Day:

Wenn Du denkst Abenteuer sind gefährlich, dann versuch's mal mit Routine. Die ist tödlich. (Paulo Coelho)

If you think adventure is dangerous, than once try routine. Thats deadly.

Horst happy with his Bike
Horst ist ganz glücklich mit seinem Bike
Jim and Claudia having fun by making Selfie
Jim und Claudia freuen sich über Ihr Selfie
Marlene und Klaus
... still a mystery where we are... guess where Jim is standing?
.... immer noch ein Geheimnis wo wir sind..... ratet mal wo Jim steht?
Another guess... where we are....
Noch ein Bild zum Raten, wo wir sind....
... a great Lunchspot with yummy pasta
... ein super Mittagsstop mit leckerer Pasta
Chef in Action.....
Breathtaking view to ........??????????
Atemberaubender Ausblick auf .....??????
Nice dinner with a good atmosphere
Ein sehr schöner Abend mit guter Atmosphäre

this was the van drivers view 

Va pensieri...... in front of the arena in Verona

3rd Riding Day

Theme of the Day:

I don`t ride a bike to add days to my life. I ride a bike to add life to my days.

Ich fahre nicht Motorrad um meinem Leben Tage hinzuzufügen, ich fahre Motorrad, um meinen Tagen Leben zu verleihen.

what a place for breakfast.

We will start at 9 o`clock, briefing will be after 15 min. on the bikes. Nobody knows whats gonna happen, so stay tuned....

the breakfast room inside

in the middle of Prosecco land

Do you know what "Cartizze" means?

Happy birthday Coral from the whole group. Of course you get this box when we are back home.

Our lunch stop today with fresh homemade pasta
Unser Mittagsstop heute mit frischer hausgemachter Pasta

there is a competition going on in the group. They get the hotel address for every day. Who opens it, is out! Nobody did so far! Some questions have to be answered. 

What does it mean "L'oste che non c'é? And the answer of another question could be found here.

Day 3: Second Riding Day


Reisen ist ein guter Weg Geld auszugeben und trotzdem reicher zu werden.

Theme of the day:

Travelling is a good way to spend money and still get richer.

Again a great morning to start with the bikes to our next "unkown" destination. Our briefing takes place on the terrase with an breathtaking view.

Wieder ein toller Morgen, um mit unseren Bikes zum nächsten unbekannten Ziel aufzubrechen. Unser morgentliches Briefing findet auf der Terrasse statt mit einer wunderbaren Aussicht.

Rainer always perfectly prepared for the briefing
Rainer ist immer perfekt vorbereitet für das Briefing
Everybody is listening attentive
Jeder ist ganz aufmerksam
Heiri und Heinz
Sandra & Barre
Alfredo and Martha... and a perfect place to store the helmet
Alfredo und Martha... ein guter Platz für den Helm
Where are we? Always a fascinating question.
Wo sind wir? Immer eine spannende Frage.
Our brand new van - for our E-Bike Tours
Unser brandneuer Van - für die E-Bike Touren
Our group
Unsere Gruppe

with a Roockie on tour you have to work hard

we are in a small villa like hotel with a big patio - perfect for a Prosecco degustion

zum Wohl, was für ein schöner Fahrtag. 

cheers - what a beautiful riding day

a bus took us to dinner - "Slow Food"

in the middle of the Prosecco hills we had just awesome "Slow Food"

the men waiting for the bus

the end of an unforgettable day

Day 2: First Riding Day

Theme of the Day:

Fill your life with experiences not things, have stories to tell, not stuff to show.



A sunny clear morning is waiting for us.

Still everything is TOP SECRET .... no routes, no lunchstops and still the question are we going NORTH or SOUTH.

But at 8.30 - as usual briefing time -Rainer discolosed the first part of the route, but only till lunch.... step by step

Everybody is in a good mood and keen to ride.


Ein sonniger, wunscherschöner Morgen wartet auf uns.

Immer noch ist alles GANZ GEHEIM, immer noch keine Routen, keine Lunchstops und immer noch die Frage fahren wir nach NORDEN oder nacch SÜDEN.

Um 8.30 - wie immer Briefing-Zeit - Rainer lüftet einen Teil des Geheimnisses und stellt den ersten Teil der Route vor aber nur bis Mittag- ein Schrit nach dem anderen.

Alle sind in guter Stimmung und glücklich endlich los zu fahren.

... just before the briefing / ... kurz vorm Briefing
Jim, Alfredo, Martha and Ken
Ursel und Walter
Stefan, Gerda und Gaby
Briefing at the Boule Place, nice and sunny
Briefing am Boule Platz, entspannt und sonnig
Finally..... SOME information
Endlich.... ein paar Infos
Heiri ready to go
Gaby ... also ready to start
... in the middle of the road.... it's their area...
... mitten auf der Straße .... das ist unser Gebiet hier
Our highlight of the afternoon
Unser Highlight am Nachmittag
Amazing view
Eine Wahnsinns Aussicht
Perfectly lined up
Alle Bikes ganz ordentlich geparkt
Evening briefing... about Austrian and Italian history .... and watch the painting
Abend Briefing über die Geschichte Östereichs und Italien... und bitte die Zeichnungen beachten

Day 1: Official Arrival Day

weather and scenery just perfect
Hotel? One of the best I`ve ever been. The Spa area is not describeable. The hotel doesn`t normally take any tour groups.... but due to special relations they host us for 1 night
getting the bikes ready
prepared for the briefing

Translation: "we got no wifi - please talk to each other like it was 1995

Briefing starts....
.... in the hotel library
just some impressions from a very personal, emotional and philosophical briefing done by our "Rookie"

right after briefing we had a wine tasting in the cellar of the hotel.

Our guests:

Viky from the office joined for dinner - Gaby and Marlene

Klaus and the Lebetas - Stefan and Gerti

Heinz und Gaby

Gaby, Doris from the office and Marlene



Heiri from Switzerland

Alfredo and Martha from Mexico

Jim - he is booked on the Canada West tour this year, but his kids put together and sent him on this tour. Well done kids!

Heiri, Ken -  Berre and Sandra arrived luckily after an odyssey

A big thank you to Emmerich and his wife for this very special performance and your hospitality

This blog will not show you where we are. Maybe you know some of the destinations, maybe not. Of course you can have a guess. 

Wir werden nicht berichten wo wir hinfahren und was wir anschauen. Vielleicht kennt ihr ja manche Orte oder Sehenswürdigkeiten, vielleicht auch nicht. Natürlich könnt ihr raten wo wir sind. 

Cheers - on a good tour. 

This tour has been designed and scouted by our CEO Rainer Buck himself. He evidently loves riding. But this tour is not only about riding. It is about travelling, eating and discovering in various ways. The joy of life! The tour was advertised as a mystery, then booked out pretty quickly even though our guests did not know where we would be taking them. Guests from near and far only knew the destination airport. Those who arrived on bikes only received the coordinates of a hotel – one week in advance. Adventurers with courage and a lot of trust. Respect!

Diese Tour wurde von unserem CEO Rainer Buck persönlich designed und gescoutet. Wer ihn kennt weiß, dass er das Motorradfahren liebt. Aber auf dieser Tour geht es nicht nur ums Motorradfahren, es geht um Reisen, Essen und Entdecken in allen Facetten. Es geht um Lebenslust!

Der erste Tourtermin war als „Geheimnis“ ausgeschrieben und ziemlich schnell ausgebucht, obwohl unsere Gäste nicht wussten wohin wir sie „entführen“. Die Gäste aus nah und fern kannten nur den Zielflughafen und die, die auf Achse anreisten, bekamen 1 Woche vorher die Koordinaten für ihr Zielhotel. Mutige Abenteurer eben, die blind vertrauen. Respekt!

first mystery - what is dripping out of our brand new Edelweiss van?? Is it sparkling?? Maybe Prosecco??

1. Geheimnis?? Was tropft denn da aus unserem brandneuen Van?? Vielleicht Prosecco??

our starthotel is a hidden treasure. The dinner was delicious

Unser Starthotel ist ein Kleinod, mitten in den Bergen. Das Abendessen war ein Gaumenschmaus

Ken came a long way from L.A. and hopefully he never will forget this evening.

Ken ist aus L.A. angereist. Der Abend wir ihm sicherlich in Erinnerung bleiben.


Happy birthday Ken

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Coral Wachter
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 22:11

I just got home from a trip to Burgenland (east Austria) thanks everyone for the birthday present! I will enjoy them all.

Ich bin gerade von einer Reise ins Burgenland zurückgekehrt. Danke an alle für das Geburtstagsgeschenk, sehr nett, ich werde sie alle genießen!
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 04:38

Riding the Mystery
Von Waldburg Gabriele
Monday, June 26, 2017 at 11:29

Hey Leute
Es war eine Mega coole Tour ! Hatte super Spass und "of course" : 18 neue Freunde
Claudia Wenhart
Monday, June 26, 2017 at 13:21

Hallo Gaby,
das freut uns, dass es Dir gefallen hat und wir sind natürlich alle schon auf den Mystery Ride 2018 gespannt.
Gute Zeit für Dich
LG Claudia
Marlene Roth
Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 17:35

Es war eine super Woche. Danke an alle Verantwortlichen und Beteiligten für diese tolle Tour. Ganz sicher bis bald. LG Marlene
Claudia Wenhart
Monday, June 26, 2017 at 13:22

Hallo Marlene,
super dass Ihr mit von der Partie ward. Weiterhin einen schönen Urlaub und bis ganz bald.
Ursula Peter
Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 22:58

Hallo Marlene,
freut mich sehr, dass es euch gefallen hat. Wünsch euch schöne Tage am Tegernsee. Wir sehen uns ja bald
Liebe Grüße
Alfredo and Martha
Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 05:50

My definition of Life Alchemy is: to take money paper and coins and convert those into unforgettable moments and experiences.

Thank you Rainer and Gaby to share your passion with us and being such a great hosts.

Thank you Ursula and Claudia for all the hard work and commitment to our joy and safety.

Thank you Doris and Karoline for filling our special requests and provide all the pre-tour support.

Thanks also to the mechanics who prepared and checked our great bike.

Thanks to all the Edelweiss staff who participated in some way to make this trip a total success.

We will be looking forward for the next tours with the excellent services from Edelweiss many more times.

After all, Life is just a State of Mind.

Alfredo and Martha

Mystery Tour with the CEO 2017

Claudia Wenhart
Monday, June 26, 2017 at 13:25

Hola Martha y Alfredo,
Muchas gracias para todos. Buen viaja y nos vemos.
Ursula Peter
Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 23:03

Hi Martha, hi Alfredo,
it was a pleasure guiding you. The best moment for me was hearing somebody calling my name from the middle of Lake Garda at 5:30 am in the morning. Hope seeing you soon
Friday, June 23, 2017 at 22:27

Every day was amazing. Thank you
Friday, June 23, 2017 at 15:00

Hey you mystery riders and tour guides

Great blog!!! Your pictures look awesome!! I wish you a great time for the remaining days of your tour, enjoy all the good food, the great roads and your camaraderie!

I especially like the rookie t-shirts

Always rubber side down!
Claudia Wenhart
Friday, June 23, 2017 at 18:59

Hello Angela,
thanks for your comment. We have a lot of fun and enjoy the great food and the good wine and prosecco.
See you
Claudia & Ursula
Domenico Schiano
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 23:52

Ciao Ursula, dann gibst du mir die Wegpunkte und Tracks?
Bitte, bitte, viele gruesse an Heiri von mir!!! Ciao!
Ursula Peter
Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 23:04

Tja Dome, everything has a price
See you soon
Claudia Wenhart
Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 15:22

Ciao Domenico,
Danke für Deinen Kommentar, tolle Strecken hier und lecker Essen in Italien
Die Grüße an Heiri richten wir natürlich gerne aus.
Ganz liebe Grüße
Claudia & Ursula
Klaus Hönig
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 21:10

Hallo ihr Lieben!
Prosecco und Landschaft schauen super aus! Habt Spaß und gute Fahrt!
Kerstin & Klaus
Ted Goslinga
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 20:16

Hello to all the mystery riders and tourguides! Looks all fantastic! Have a great tour and a lot of fun!
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 19:00

Dear Ted: From the perspective of a seat warmer this has been the most challenging, exhilarating and frightening tour I have ever ridden. Hundreds of hairpin turns at dizzying altitudes. Dozens of tunnels bored through mountains, some with switchbacks so tight you cannot get your breath. Roads so narrow I can touch the sides and pullback my arms just in time as all manner of vehicles come passed. More later. Sandra
Ted Goslinga
Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 19:26

Sounds to me like an awesome ride! Pictures are looking great! Enjoy your trip, it's something special indeed!
Claudia Wenhart
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 18:24

Hey Ted,
yes we are having fun.... and a lot of curves, sunny and hot weather and good food!!!
Ursula & Claudia
Charlie Green
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 19:21

Hello Ursula, Claudia, Gaby and Rainer!
The tour looks great.
Have fun!

Claudia Wenhart
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 18:23

Hey Charly,
thanks for your comment, what a pity that you are not here .
Curves, curves curves and a lot of fun
Ursel & Claudia
Charlie Green
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 19:19

Hey Claudia and Ursula!
I am missing a great trip. Wish I was there with you guys. Hello to Rainer and Gaby.

Friday, June 23, 2017 at 15:05

Hey Charlie,

haven't heard from you in a while How are you doing and when will you come over again?

Have a great time and my best wishes


Charlie Green
Friday, June 23, 2017 at 20:31

Hey Angela
Great to hear from you. Looks like the mystery tour is a great tour...but I will be with you on August 20 for the St James Way tour. See you then
Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 00:00

Hey Charlie!!! This is awesome, fantastic news!!! I am looking forward to riding with you again!!! See, there is still a Spain tour left for you to do

C u
Alfredo Malo
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 08:40

The longer you live the hardest is to be surprised. Luckily out friend Rainer Buck found the perfect solution!!
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 14:13

Enjoy today!!! LQM!!!


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