When Edelweiss Bike Travel started with the first scouting tours in 1980, a whole new concept of motorcycle touring was born. Since then, a lot has changed and today you can experience our way of touring in 80 different tour destinations on our planet. It doesn‘t matter if you want to travel in Europe, South America, North America, Asia, Africa, or the Pacific region – we guarantee an unforgettable experience!
In the last 42 years, we have guided motorcycle fans from all over the world to the most beautiful places you can imagine, and we learned one thing: safety and a touring concept that is adapted to the individual needs of all participants are the recipes for a great group experience where everyone gets the chance to live out his individuality. That's why Edelweiss has consequently developed its original touring concept and today offers an unbeatable range of different tour categories for every taste.
From CLASSIC tours in well-known Edelweiss quality to luxurious ROYAL tours, ADVENTURE tours for the discoverers among you, RIDE4FUN tours for the passes and miles collectors, and special TRAINING tours to improve your riding skills – it doesn't matter what preferences you have, we have something for everyone! So if you want to travel to faraway countries, get to know foreign cultures, ride unknown routes, or just want to meet new people, then you definitely made the right choice with Edelweiss!
As the name already implies, these tours are simply classic. Designed as round trips, one-way trips, or star rides, these tours are all about experiencing the travel destination as a whole: We ride on roads that you have always been dreaming of, get to know the land and the people, and enjoy the local cuisine. We even prepare wonderful picnics for you, in special places amidst breathtaking scenery. Whenever possible, we sleep in hand-picked, cozy 4-star hotels with a local flair and away from the hustle and bustle. On our CLASSIC tours, you do not have to take care of your luggage, we will transport it for you in our support vans and it will already await you in your hotel room when you arrive. Some of our CLASSIC tours run on Vespas, HARLEYS©, or Ducatis only, to give the tour participants a very special experience of these brands. So, everything you have to do in the morning is to get you, your partner, and your daily luggage on your bike and enjoy the ride!
These tours are perfect for all adventurers. Together we will discover exotic destinations, which only few people have traveled with their motorcycles, immerse into the adventurous flair and will sometimes even leave our comfort zone. For our ADVENTURE tours you don’t need to be an off-road expert, however, the condition of the grounds varies from tour to tour – these tours offer everything from asphalted streets to gravel roads and even grass-, field- and forest roads on our UNPAVED tours. Please always take a look at our icons on the tour pages, as they will inform you about the character and level of difficulty of the respective tour. For all those who want even more adventure we developed our WORLD tour. Designed to circumnavigate the world, you can ride this tour in separate stages or all at once and discover the most beautiful parts of our planet. The accommodation on our ADVENTURE tours will be comfortable middle-class hotels with local flair and also the food and drinks will be local, so being open-minded is very important in this regard. Due to safety reasons, the group will be accompanied by a support van on these tours, in this way you can carefreely look forward to your motorcycle adventure!
Are you dreaming of feeling like the “royals“ on your well-deserved holiday? Do you want to get to know foreign cultures and the best of the local cuisine first hand? Then come with us on our luxurious ROYAL tours! Developed from the concept of our CLASSIC tours, these tours offer a bit more individuality and just the certain “extra”: Our accommodations and the food will be unique. You will ride in small, personal groups and your tour guide will fulfill almost every wish of yours. Besides great riding, there will be enough time on our ROYAL tours to stroll through the cities, use the wellness areas of the hotels, or just enjoy a glass of good wine while watching the sunset. For us, ROYAL means that you do not have to worry about anything: Take as much luggage with you as you want – we will make sure that it will await you in your hotel room. Comfort is everything, from waking up until falling asleep. This is ROYAL!!
Our RIDE4FUN tours are all about riding, riding, and even more riding. There will be less sightseeing than on other Edelweiss tours, but in return, we collect more miles. “Regional and local” is our motto on these tours as we discover roads and areas which normally only locals know. We stay in hotels with plenty of local charm, not inappropriately expensive or fancy, but comfortable. During the day, you can ride in a group with your tour guide or in your own little group – you decide! There won’t be any luggage service on these tours, which means that you need to pack your sweater, socks, and toothbrush on your bike – which is no problem since all our motorcycles come with a full luggage system. Our advice when riding with a passenger: clarify in advance if your passenger not only likes this kind of tour but also has the necessary experience for it. If so, then we can only wish you lots of fun!
No matter if you want to go out and explore on your own or if you want to go with friends and family: you tell us the dates and we do the rest! You will ride on approved Edelweiss Bike Travel routes and we will organize the hotels and the motorcycle for you. When going on a self-guided tour, you can just focus on what really counts: riding your bike and enjoying it to the fullest!
This is not the most extreme tour on the planet. But it is not supposed to be, as this would be contrary to our understanding of motorcycle travel. The WORLD TOUR is not an off-road adventure with extremely challenging routes, tents instead of hotels, or riders that need to be able to completely take apart their motorcycles and then assemble them again.
We came up with the Edelweiss WORLD TOUR with two main goals in mind: the first was to create an adventure for our participants that would be very complicated and time-consuming if done individually. The second goal was to be on the road and still enjoy all those things that turn an adventure into a holiday. This applies both to providing a certain amount of comfort during overnight stays, good meals, and well-selected roads.
Order your free copy of the Edelweiss World Tour catalogue with all details on the tour, the requirements for such expedition, all background information as well as detailed reports of previous World Tour customers and tour guides.
Riding a motorcycle should be fun, but safety always has priority! Therefore, we have developed a special riding training that will improve your skills and thus the riding fun and safety on tour. Imparting theoretical knowledge is of course a prerequisite and forms the basis for the initial training on a circuit with our trained riding instructors. Here everything from motorcycle handling to cornering techniques to braking maneuvers is taught and practiced. However, since training on a circuit can never reflect real-life situations, we will put what we have learned into practice in a two-day excursion from our 4-star base hotel. After this riding training you will be able to master a wide variety of roads, passes, and situations with confidence and be a much better rider than before. So you can twist the throttle on tour without neglecting safety.
When Touratech and Edelweiss first decided to develop a special tour program exclusively for their worldwide customers together, one thing was clear from the beginning: This offer must be extraordinary and meet the individual needs and wishes of Touratech fans all over the world. No sooner said than done! This program is characterized by the highest claims concerning the choice of the routes, the motorcycles and their equipment as well as an absolutely carefree time, which makes every tour an unforgettable experience. The new program thereby contains exciting tours in Europe, North and South America, Asia, and the Pacific with different lengths and levels of difficulty to make sure there is something for every taste and every level. In addition, this tour does not only include tolls, parking, and gasoline, but also a visit to one of the worldwide Touratech factories and shops, where you will have the possibility to get to know Touratech even better. Everything you need to do for this motorcycle adventure is to choose your dream tour, your desired date, and your dream bike and enjoy the journey on two wheels!