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Scouting Southern Africa

June 5, 2011

It's winter here in Johannesburg, but that doesn't mean we can't ride motorcycles. Just the opposite is true: we have blue skies, sunshine, and 20°C - just perfect. A truly international group from the US, Canada, Austria, Germany, Italy, Luxemburg, and Israel will set out tomorrow to ...

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Tibet riders return to Lhasa

May 26, 2011

The first Tibet tour of 2011 came to an end today as the group returned to Lhasa. The main road was closed due to road contruction, but that didn't matter at all, because the detour was just spectacular: two major mountain passes, a twisty road along a ...

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Everest Base Camp

May 24, 2011

Mount Everest, the world's tallest mountain, and the road that leads to Base Camp: today the Adventure Tibet Tour reached its ultimate destination. The Base Camp road is an unpaved washboard track, more than 100 km long, with more than 100 hairpin turns. Nowhere else can you ...

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Mount Everest, here we come!!!

May 23, 2011

After an exciting crossing of Lhakpa-La, at 5250 m the highest mountain pass on this tour, today we finally laid eyes on the world's tallest mountain: Mount Everest, or Qomolangma, as the locals call it. I could marvel about its beauty and write sentence upon sentence ...

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Gravel, sand & dirt!

May 21, 2011

One of the most spectacular riding days of this spectacular tour through Tibet. First we coverd 80 km of single track, unpaved, cut into the rock high above the Yarlung River. Then, after a picnic of instant noodles, bananas and snickers we tackled Budrang-La, a mountain pass ...

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Tibet: the first high mountain pass

May 18, 2011

Our first riding day took us to Nam Tso, one of Tibet's holy lakes, around 200 km north of Lhasa. At 4750 m (15,800 ft) it is said to be the world's highest lake. In order to get there we had to cross our first high mountain ...

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First Tibet-Tour of 2011 is under way!

May 16, 2011

Tibet, Roof of the World, we are back once again. After meeting up yesterday in Chengdu, an average-size city of 8-10 million people in southwestern China, the group flew to Lhasa together today. Tibet's capital city is situated at an elevetion of 3,700 meters, where the air ...

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bye bye, New Zealand!

February 20, 2011

The second New Zealand tour in 2011 is over. It was, once again, a fantastic trip. This country never fails to impress its visitors, the beautiful scenery, relaxed atmosphere and friendly people make it a destination unlike any other. We'll all miss it!

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We're having a blast in Queenstown, the Adventure Capital of the World.

February 15, 2011

Jet boats are a New Zealand invention. The ones screaming up and down Shotover Canyon, right outside of Queenstown, boast 560 horsepower and carry up to 14 passengers. They reach 80 km/h, only inches away from the sheer rock walls of the canyon, and perform 360° spins ...

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Michael G. performs live on the beach in Napier, New Zealand!

February 8, 2011

Today the second group in New Zealand 2011 arrived in Napier, on the East Coast of the North Island. It was a warm day that turned into a really hot one by the time we got to Napier. Upon arrival we arranged for cold beer and wine ...

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First New Zealand tour in 2011 completed!

February 6, 2011

After two fantastic weeks our tour from Christchurch to Auckland came to an end today. The Kiwis would say "Bugger", which means "too bad". We had a great time! During the Maori culture show in Rotorua Frank entered the stage to perform the Haka, the traditional ...

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Goodbye South Island, hello North Island!

February 1, 2011

dramatic views across Lake Wakatipu towards the Southern Alps

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We're going leaps and bounds!

January 26, 2011

Today the three craziest guys in the group decided to jump from a bridge. We could convince them to at least attach a Bungy cord to their feet. Check out these pictures!

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Great first day of the New Zealand tour!

January 25, 2011

Tuesdy, 8:45 am, Christchurch, New Zealand: the first Edelweiss group in 2011 hits the road. We ride 360 km today, up to the small town of Twizel, and take in some amazing scenery on the way. For some reason everybody seems to be riding on the wrong ...

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