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Museums and Castles 2007 with Edelweiss Bike Travel


story and photography by Mark Tuttle Fear not, dear reader—I’ll spare you a blow-by-blow account of how my wife Genie and I spent our glorious summer 2007 vacation with 21 Rider readers in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Liechtenstein. Since we partnered with Edelweiss Bike Travel to host this inaugural Rider Museum and Castle Tour, neither will I feign to write ...

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Iceland Adventure Motorcycle Tour


story and photography by Jeremy Bullard [this review of KTM Adventure Tours‘ Iceland adventure motorcycle tour was originally published under the title “Fire and Ice” in the April 2008 issue of Rider] Riding a wave of euphoria off the ferry from Scotland, upon arriving in Seyisfjrur, Iceland, I turned south toward Reykjavik on my KTM 640 Adventure and got soaked ...

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Women’s Ride: Alaska Rider Tours in Anchorage


story and photography by Perri Capell Alaska lures male motorcyclists like flies to honey, but getting more women from the Lower 48 to tackle it on two wheels has been a challenge, says Phil Freeman, owner of Alaska Rider Tours in Anchorage. In 2007, he struck the mother lode. Eleven women signed up to tour the last frontier for a ...

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Catalunya MotoGP Motorcycle Tour


story and photography by David Mittleman [this review of IMTBike‘s Catalunya MotoGP motorcycle tour was originally published in the November 2007 issue of Rider] Spain is the mecca of motorcycling and the epicenter of the Formula One equivalent of motorcycle racing, MotoGP. If you’re looking to immerse yourself in a society that oozes motorcycling, Spain is unquestionably the place to ...

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Exploring Vietnam With Explore Indochina Motorcycle Tours


by Perri Capell; photography by the author and Lynn Brown It was twilight when we pulled into Cao Bang, and traffic was picking up. Digby, our guide, motioned to us to park the Minsks at a nondescript building on a street corner about halfway into town. There a grinning man approached carrying a small compressor, a spray wand and a ...

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Mother Road: A Harley-Davidson Guided Tour of Route 66

It’s the morning of day five on our Route 66 tour and we might see tornadoes today. From the lobby of the motel in Oklahoma City, we’re watching the TV weathercaster point to his Doppler radar screen, and specifically, the tornadoes touching down all around us. And there are lots of them. At this point, it’s early in our cross-country ...

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Riding Around. America On Tour

Looks like 2006 will be a great year out on the roads. Rider’s 2006 list of domestic tour companies is the longest ever, and most say that bookings for 2006 are piling up fast. So don’t wait too long—if you see any tours you like, call ’em up! Guided motorcycle tours are more popular than ever. “Motorcycling is a social ...

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Motorcycle Travel in New Zealand with Edelweiss Bike Travel


If an extended motorcycle tour in the prime spring and summer months is difficult for you—your career is busiest then, perhaps—and you can’t change careers, just change hemispheres. Fall and winter in North America are New Zealand’s spring and summer, and this lush and lovely country down under has roads and scenery that rival Europe and the Alps. You have ...

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Brazil Motorcycle Tour with Ayres Adventures


There are 45,000 motorcycle couriers in São Paulo, the world’s third-largest city. On an average day, says Tour Director Mauricio Fernandes, one will earn his heavenly wings. Observing the busy, rain-slicked boulevards and the slim margins these daring deliverymen allow for conditions, I surmise that this day will not be average. I’m most grateful for Fernandes’ foresight in launching our ...

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Motorcycle Riding in Northern Portugal with Motocadia Tours


The road rose out of the valley with smooth turns built into the ascending hillsides, climbing, climbing, climbing, the motorcycles leaning gracefully left, right, left, right. The lightly wooded slopes had the occasional pile of cut logs neatly stacked beside the two-lane byway, waiting for a truck to come and collect. The asphalt surface was unblemished, no potholes, no cracks, ...

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