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Through Slovakia and Hungary: rest day in Budapest (CKC1402)

July 29, 2014

From Cracow we headed south, to Slovakia, country no. 5 on our bucket list. Most drivers in Slovakia actually don't seem to have a proper license, but we managed to cross the country and made it to no. 6, Hungary. Budapest welcomed us with balmy temperatures and ...

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Back to Vienna, what a pity... (CKC1401)

July 12, 2014

...because this means the Kings & Castles Tour is over. Final highlights were the huge basilica in Esztergom and the site of the original Paneuropean Picnic that took place on the Austro-Hungarian borger on August 19, 1989. This is where the iron curtain started to crumble, and ...

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Tres Venezolanos en San Moritz (ATC1402)

June 16, 2014

Last day of the Alps Touring Center. The gravitational pull of Switzerland was very strong, so the Venezolanos wanted to go back. To St. Moritz. To visit the rich and beautiful. And to go shopping. So here we go...

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From Dresden through Poland back to the Czech Republic: Brazilians heading east (SPT14006)

May 26, 2014

Após o dia de descanso em Dresden que o tempo para voltar nas motos hoje. Destino: Lazne Belohrad, uma cidade termal tradicional no norte da Boêmia. Com sauna, massagens e outros tratamentos chamando o grupo não conseguiu chegar lá quase o suficiente ... (After the rest ...

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... and then there will be sunshine again!!! (CNS1401)

February 4, 2014

On our last day here in Northland the weather god had mercy on us and gave us some more blue sky, sunshine and balmy temperatures. We left Russell, the "Hellhole of the Pacific", on the ultra-twisty Old Russell Road, one of the best rides in all of ...

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End of tour, what a pity (NSZ1401)

January 21, 2014

From the hotel in Rotorua the group of 21 embarked on their last riding day, destination Auckland. From here they will go home, only three lucky lads are bound to continue on our one-week extension to Northland. To be continued!

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Not such a small country after all... (NSZ 1302)

November 13, 2013

The stinging smell of sulphur in the air means that we reached Rotorua, the volcanic and thermal heart of New Zealand (often called Rotten-rua by some disrespectful Aucklanders) and that again means that our tour is almost over, only one riding day left. We covered more than ...

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Adventurous riding in East Africa (SPT1302)

October 7, 2013

"To reach Rusinga Island from Maasai Mara we recommend a charter flight (35 minutes)". This statement on the website of Rusinga Island Lodge was something like a warning, but of course we had no choice. Our bikes would never fit in a Cessna, and of course we ...

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Adventure Kilimanjaro No. 5 is over :-( (AKI 1301)

September 23, 2013

Ngorongoro Crater was the last National Park on our list, but not the last highlight. Not at all! We went back to Arusha to spend one night there and then headed down towards the coast.  On the way we cruised alongside the southern slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro ...

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From Beer to Wine - From the Black Forest to the Champagne (CBC1301)

August 27, 2013

The guided tour through the Rothaus brewery was not only very interesting, it also included two samples! It was a great way to round off our rest day in the Black Forest.

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Now we are certain: Krakow is it! (CKC1302)

July 31, 2013

After Prague we headed straight for our next major highlight: an Edelweiss picnic lunch, out in the beautiful countryside of the Bohemian Switzerland. From here we went to Dresden/Germany for two nights, only to return to the Czech Republic for two more days of great riding. Then ...

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Could Krakow be the most beautiful city in Europe? (CKC 1301)

July 17, 2013

On our 8th riding day we could check country number 4 off our list: Poland. The former Nazi concentration camp in Auschwitz is shocking and terrifying, so the group was happy to arrive in Krakow that day. This incredibly beautiful old city helped us to get over ...

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Munich City Tour GCT1321

June 20, 2013

It was a beautiful day today in Munich, blue sky and 37°C/99°F. Despite the heat a small group of three Canadians and two Americans managed to climb the 299 steps to the viewing platform of St. Peter's church, also known as "Old Peter", to enjoy the spectacular ...

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New Zealand's Big Five (CNS 1301)

February 8, 2013

No, we don't mean Kiwi, Kea, Weka, Pukeko and Tui, even though these are five bird species that are endemic to New Zealand. We're talking fun sports here, and the NZ Big Five are Bungy, jet boat, helicopter, quad and jet ski. Some people in the group ...

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