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Where did the Bay of Islands get its name from? (CNS 1201)

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 ...

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Wellington-Napier-Rotorua (NSZ 1201)

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):

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Edelweiss 2011 is completed (CNS1101)

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 ...

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New Zealand Tour ends in Auckland (NSZ 1103)

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: 

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Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef (CAA 1101)

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:

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Brisbane, here we come! (CAA1101)

October 24, 2011

As usual on Edelweiss Tours, time is flying - and so are we! After leaving Sydney behind us, we continued to the north.  Beautiful beaches, unique animals and stunning picnic locations line the way towards Brisbane, where we will arrive tonight. Here are some impressions of the ...

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MotoGP Tour Phillip Island 9PI1101

October 10, 2011

Only a few more hours, then the Edelweiss Ducati Tour in Down Under will get going. The almost brand new Ducati Multistradas and Monsters are already waiting in the garage, the weather is beautiful (it is Spring in the southern hemisphere)  - it's time to ride! ...

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bye bye, New Zealand!

February 20, 2011

The second New Zealand tour in 2011 is over. It was, once again, a fantastic trip. This country never fails to impress its visitors, the beautiful scenery, relaxed atmosphere and friendly people make it a destination unlike any other. We'll all miss it!

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We're having a blast in Queenstown, the Adventure Capital of the World.

February 15, 2011

Jet boats are a New Zealand invention. The ones screaming up and down Shotover Canyon, right outside of Queenstown, boast 560 horsepower and carry up to 14 passengers. They reach 80 km/h, only inches away from the sheer rock walls of the canyon, and perform 360° spins ...

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Michael G. performs live on the beach in Napier, New Zealand!

February 8, 2011

Today the second group in New Zealand 2011 arrived in Napier, on the East Coast of the North Island. It was a warm day that turned into a really hot one by the time we got to Napier. Upon arrival we arranged for cold beer and wine ...

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First New Zealand tour in 2011 completed!

February 6, 2011

After two fantastic weeks our tour from Christchurch to Auckland came to an end today. The Kiwis would say "Bugger", which means "too bad". We had a great time! During the Maori culture show in Rotorua Frank entered the stage to perform the Haka, the traditional ...

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Goodbye South Island, hello North Island!

February 1, 2011

dramatic views across Lake Wakatipu towards the Southern Alps

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We're going leaps and bounds!

January 26, 2011

Today the three craziest guys in the group decided to jump from a bridge. We could convince them to at least attach a Bungy cord to their feet. Check out these pictures!

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Great first day of the New Zealand tour!

January 25, 2011

Tuesdy, 8:45 am, Christchurch, New Zealand: the first Edelweiss group in 2011 hits the road. We ride 360 km today, up to the small town of Twizel, and take in some amazing scenery on the way. For some reason everybody seems to be riding on the wrong ...

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