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DISCOVER OUR EARTH returns to Mieming!!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 | Werner Wachter | The World Tour


It's hard to believe: We have arrived! We have gone around the world, not on the shortest route and covered more than 40,000 miles in 248 days! On all 6 continents we have collected an incredible amount of impressions.

We have mastered crisis situations and have finally arrived in Mieming, Austria in the center of the universe at the headquarters of Edelweiss Bike Travel in the afternoon of July 25, 2011. It was a very happy arrival for everybody. In front of the hotel family, friends and enthusiasts had arranged for a very friendly welcome. The tears of joy could not be held back by the arriving team as well as the group waiting. That's more than understandable after more than 8 months of absence!

The last miles from Innsbruck to Mieming were overwhelming with the Alpine mountains on both sides of the Inn River! Many of us could not believe that these mountains still seemed to be exactly the same as when we started.


  • We have learned that wars have to be avoided under all circumstances. What we saw in Volgograd, the former Stalingrad is incomparhandible to this very day.
  • We have seen how other societies function, how different ways of thinking work within different policitcal systems.
  • We have understood that our "correct way" of the Western System is not necessarilly the best for other parts of the world.
  • We rode through many areas of our planet that we want to visit another time, to see more of the countries and to get to know the locals.
  • And we have discovered that it is great to return back home.

A slide show for each part of this tour can be found on our facebook fanpage "Edelweiss Bike Travel".

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john poniktera
Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 01:28

the world tour starting july 14, 2013,(BMW ON magazine)
the edelweiss web site doesn't have any info.
am i missing something?
Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 08:17

Dear John, please go to - menu 'motorcycle expeditions' to see a list of all touring sections for our next around the world tour. When clicking on the section of your interest all details will unfold. You could also send a request to to order the free 44 page booklet with all the tour information. Thank you!
Bangkok bike tour
Friday, December 16, 2011 at 20:04

I like the valuable information you provide to your articles. I'll bookmark your weblog and test again here frequently. I'm quite sure I'll learn many new stuff right here! Good luck for the next!
Mike Covello
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 14:21

Having done two trips with Edelweiss I can imagine the fun had, teh memories made, adn teh life-long freindships forged. Congratuatalions!
Ken Freund
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 03:10

Congratulations Werner and everyone who was a part of this! I saw you folks in Hollywood, CA. That is a life-changing experience.
Marcelo Adorno
Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 14:43

Hey guys, if you're thinking about boing on D.E. #2, don't think! Its worth it!
I went to section 2, South America 19.000km and it was just ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC.
Im in for DE2!
best regards
Marcelo Adorno
Sao Paulo
Scott K
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at 23:10

Congratulations! We have (jealously) been following Werner's reports in BMW Owners News. It appears that many discoveries have been gained during your long expedition. Wishing you all the best, Scott


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