Last month, Ari Henning and I had the unique opportunity to take 10 lucky Motorcyclist readers on the ride of a lifetime: a 5-day, 4-country tour of the Alps, where these readers helped us conduct an adventure-bike comparison test that will appear in the October, 2013, issue of the magazine. Although riding eight of the the latest and greatest ADV bikes was certainly a treat, the real reward was the amazing riding through Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy, on a tour organized and guided by the experts at Edelweiss Bike Travel.
Did we have a great time? Does snow cover Timmelsjoch Pass? Check out the latest episode of our On Two Wheels video program to see all the highlights of our Alpine adventure bike test, and to get a sneak preview of the story you’ll read in a few weeks when the October issue hits mailboxes and newsstands.
Look like fun? Now you have a chance to sample a bit of the Edelweiss mountain magic here on American soil, by joining the upcoming Edelweiss Feschtl, slated for September 27-29 at Sequoia National Park. Central California isn’t the Alps, but it definitely makes the top-five list of epic places to ride in the continental United States, and it will be even better in the company of Edelweiss’s ultra-enthusiastic touring clients. Part rally and part reunion, Edelweiss friends new and old will come from all around the globe to indulge in the fantastic scenery and incredible rides led by Edelweiss guides during. It’s a great opportunity to meet up with friends from past Edelweiss rides, or, if you’ve yet to travel with the company, an excellent introduction into the Edelweiss culture.
Prices for the 3-day/2-night event (including accommodations) start at $370 (or $320 for current Edelweiss Worldtourer members). More details and complete event information can be found on the Edelweiss web site buy clicking here.