November 11, 2014
As we rode up the West Coast the weather was - mostly - on our side. The highlight were Arthurs Pass and especially the Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki, where the coast is at its wildest. After that we headed to our Farmstay just west of Nelson, and ...
February 4, 2014
On our last day here in Northland the weather god had mercy on us and gave us some more blue sky, sunshine and balmy temperatures. We left Russell, the "Hellhole of the Pacific", on the ultra-twisty Old Russell Road, one of the best rides in all of ...
January 21, 2014
From the hotel in Rotorua the group of 21 embarked on their last riding day, destination Auckland. From here they will go home, only three lucky lads are bound to continue on our one-week extension to Northland. To be continued!
November 13, 2013
The stinging smell of sulphur in the air means that we reached Rotorua, the volcanic and thermal heart of New Zealand (often called Rotten-rua by some disrespectful Aucklanders) and that again means that our tour is almost over, only one riding day left. We covered more than ...
February 8, 2013
No, we don't mean Kiwi, Kea, Weka, Pukeko and Tui, even though these are five bird species that are endemic to New Zealand. We're talking fun sports here, and the NZ Big Five are Bungy, jet boat, helicopter, quad and jet ski. Some people in the group ...
January 22, 2013
On our last riding day we went to visit a very, very special place: Hobbiton, the home of Frodo and Bilbo Baggins. The place is so incredibly picturesque and cute that everybody wanted to become a Hobbit and stay here. But we went on to Auckland and ...
October 23, 2012
Day 11 Canberra to Sydney, last day riding. Everything fine, all together back safely and happy about the 2 unforgettable weeks. And surely one of the funniest tour we had so far, plenty to laugh about "true stories". Thanks all particpants, see you soon hopefully!!!
March 27, 2012
On our 11th riding day we finally got wet. But only a little, up in the mountains north-west of Brisbane, and the rain was actually quite welcome because it kept the temperatures at a comfortable level and it made the Eucalyptus trees release their full aroma. ...
March 15, 2012
After the rest day we continued north, but not without experiencing a truly New Zealand thing: jetboating. It was a blast!
February 8, 2012
From the fact that it is a bay which is full of islands. Smart, eh? Anyway, we went there today on our bikes to take in the amazing scenery. This shot was taken at a viewpoint high above Matauri Bay, from a road that is known as ...
January 25, 2012
After riding on the North Island for two days we made it to Rotorua, the Maori Capital of New Zealand. The city is also famous for the top-quality Tequila, approved by Jose (Spain) and Gilberto (Mexico):
November 30, 2011
The last day of the last Edelweiss tour in 2011 just started here in Russell, New Zealand. It is a beautiful day, with blue skies and balmy temperatures of 25°C/80°F. It is hard to imagine that Christmas is only a few weeks away. Here are some ...
November 16, 2011
After two weeks of riding all over the South and North Islands of New Zealand we arrived in Auckland yesterday. It was a beautiful tour, a bit cold and wet at times, but still an unforgettable experience. Here are some impressions:
November 3, 2011
Cairns, the final destination of our Australia tour, is also the gateway to one of the world's greatest natural wonders: the Great Barrier Reef. Words can't do justice to this amazing place, so we'll let the photographs speak for themselves: