Edelweiss Bike Travel is the leading motorcycle and scooter touring company and has been running tours for 36 years. We have led 38,000 people to the far corners of this earth, and managed to maintain our high standard of quality. All of our tours are led by experienced, well trained tour guides, who enjoy their job.
At Edelweiss Bike Travel, providing great service is without question, but it is "legendary" service that we strive for. We train employees on a regular basis to achieve exemplary performance in the care of our guests. Only when the expectations of the guests are exceeded, is the tour considered a success by EBT.
Edelweiss Bike Travel does run its own trips with the exception of some regions (i.e. China) where we have franchise agreements. Our tours in these areas are operated through the local franchisees but do have the same level of quality and are operated under the same structure as our other tours.
Over 60 percent of the guests travelling with Edelweiss Bike Travel were guests on previous Edelweiss tours or came because of a personal recommendation.
Depending on the motorcycle number a minimum of one experienced tour guide will accompany the tour. Additionally one van driver will accompany the tour and drive the support van if this service is included in the tour.
It is up to each client either to follow the tour guide or to make his own way together with a friend or two.
Our tour guides are almost all bilingual, (German/English). Some can also speak Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Norwegian, Italian or French.
At least one Edelweiss tour guide has led the trip before or scouted the route several times.
Edelweiss tours are designed for all kinds of motorcyclists. A minimum of 5,000 miles (depending on the tour grading) of motorcycle experience is required. Some tours are more challenging than others and we suggest that you take a look at each tours Route Grading and Hours of Riding evaluation to pick the right tour for you. If you are still not sure, please give us a call and our travel agent will advise you.
This depends on the tour. On most tours we start out at 9 am and arrive at our hotel for the night at 5 pm. Exact details about the time spent riding and the type of terrain that is to be covered you will find in the tour details.
The daily riding distances depends on the tour character and vary from 80-300 miles. Detailed information are found in the individual tour descriptions.
Each customer is provided with a detailed tour booklet which contains all necessary information regarding the trip (information about the country, what to bring, itinerary, maps ...).
Edelweiss Bike Travel carefully evaluates each destination and determines optimal group size based on a variety of factors, including complexity of logistics and number of rooms at selected hotels and motorcycle capacity. The average on our tours is 12 to 14 participants. Many of our guests prefer groups of this size, where diversity of age, motorcycle experience and interests ignites instant friendship.
Edelweiss Bike Travel always seeks high quality lodging and cuisine that reflects the character of the area in which we travel. Over the years, we have cultivated relationships with fine hotels and restaurants throughout the world.
Our concept of a rest day is that we don’t change hotels. Of course our tour guide offers a guided route on this day and each individual can decide whether they want to join the guide or do their own thing.
On all of our tours it is possible to take out an extra insurance to reduce the liability amount to a certain amount or to zero.
You can use your own motorcycle on almost all of our tours. However you are then responsible for the transport of your motorcycle to and from the tour start.
On most Edelweiss Tours there is a support van which transports the luggage. Most motorcycles have luggage systems for small items such as rain gear and photo/ video equipment.
Yes, the age limit depends on the destination clients are choosing. Edelweiss Bike Travel passengers should be not less than 12 years of age.
It depends on the chosen tour. If we have less than 6 bookings on a standard Edelweiss tour 30 days prior to tour start Edelweiss Bike Travel has the right to cancel this tour. In such a case we offer to operate the tour for a surcharge. Depending on the participants decision, we decide either to cancel, or not.
Edelweiss Bike Travel is owned 100% by the Wachter family and is completely independent from any motorcycle manufacturer. The business is run by a team of 22 professional travel business enthusiasts in the company headquarters in Mieming, Austria. There are more than 50 people involved worldwide, with making our tours successful.
Edelweiss Bike Travel was started in 1980 and is the worlds leading company in guided motorcycle tours.
The majority of Edelweiss Tour Guides and staff have been with the company for at least three years.
After months of office research, Edelweiss Bike Travel conducts scouting tours before launching a new trip itinerary. Many people may be involved at various stages during the time it takes to fully research a new destination.