Monday, March 17, 2014 | Angela | Europe
Out of Lisbon and onto the kart racing track. You'll never know how much fun it is unless you try
Here is Joan a couple of minutes before the start.
Brant and his GS in Llerena.
What a fun these roads are in Andalusia...
Randy, Joan and Peter enjoying themselves
Alban from Germany - I can tell you, he was twisting his bike through these curves!
Bob and Peter - ready to go on
What a stunning landscape!
In the middle of nowhere, without any traffic - a bikers dream, istn't it?
Sightseeing in Cordoba...
Randy and Joan in the palace's gardens...
...together with Donna.
The view from the palace's tower over Cordoba
Our last riding day brought us back to Malaga.
But before, Alejandro prepared a mouthwatering picnic which, of course, none of the tour members could resist
Thanks to everybody on this tour and I look forward to seeing you and riding again with you next year
Welcome to all our motorcycle enthuthsiasts around the world!
For a couple of riders from Israel, Germany, Canada, USA and Australia, the motorcycle season has just started with our Edelweiss Christopher Columbus tour!
We have already been on the way since a couple of days through Spain and Portugal. Meanwhile we have arrived in Lisbon (or Lisboa as the Portuguese say).
We started the tour out of Malaga at the Costa del Sol and were navigating our bikes on the winding Andalusian roads towards Sevilla.
Ronda - our first stop on the way to Sevilla
Being the biggest city of Andalusia, it goes without saying, that we had to spend a day to see some of Sevilla's attractions.
Julie from Idaho liked the paintings on the garage doors
Julie and Scott from Idaho, Randy and Joane from Canada, Peter from Australia and Hannah & Michel from Israel in front of the Parasol construction.
Everybody in Spain is getting prepared for the 'Semana Santa', the Holy Week.
Somewhere in Sevilla...
At the Plaza d'Espagna
Some more highlights in the evening...
We found a very nice Tapa bar and enjoyed the good food.
The biggest highlight of this evening, though, was the Flamenco show, I'd say! Wow, definitely worth every minute!
Unfortunately, I was allowed to only take this picture...
...So I'm afraid there is no other chance for you but to come on tour to see this fabulous show
The next day brought us directly into Portugal. Everybody was happy to have that extra hour the Portugese present you when entering their country.
Amazing winding roads in the Monchique mountains and the famous rocks of the Algarve were the treasures to be found on the way to Portugal's Atlantic coast and the famous Edelweiss picnic.
Behind the scenes - shopping for the picnic
This is Bacalhau - Portugals speciality fish.
Cork trees along our route made for a nice scenery into our next destination Santiago do Cacem and also on the following day which brought us into Portugal's capital Lisbon.
At the Castelo Sao Filipe next to Setubal
On the way, however, we stopped at the beach for lunch and at the Cabo Sao Vicente which is the southern cape surrounding Lisbon.
Breathtaking views, I can tell you!
Lisbon without a restday? There are way too many sights to be seen to not have a look at least at the most important of them!
Climbing one of Lisbon's seven hills by tram...
...not sure about the conductors, tough...
Impressive - the "topless" church next to the Bairro Alto
The elevador Santa Justa
Incredible these artists! We all agree that there must be somebody at the end of the day to pick up this guy with a crane
Praça do Comércio right next to the river Tejo
And here is our adventurous vehicle that brought us out to Belem...
What a fun ride I can tell you ;-D
The Mosteiro dos Jerónimos out there at the Belem neighbourhood.
The Seafarer's monument with 'Henry the Seafarer' at the front. He was the one who initiated Portugal to become Europe's seafaring nation number 1.
Walking through Lisbon and learning about all the sights was impressive already! But at the end of this day everybody was flabbergasted by the Fado singers at our dinner in one of the city's best Fado restaurants.