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Offline RICHINGREEN

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TOURING COMPANIES
« on: June 17, 2019, 01:23:39 PM »
Thinking about doing an overseas tour next summer with a tour company before I get too old.  The Alps jump out at me as a destination, but Italy or Scandinavia would also be interesting.
Has anyone here had any experience with These tour companies?
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Re: TOURING COMPANIES
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2019, 01:40:43 PM »
It might help you to get useful information if you let us know whether it's hiring a bike on this side of the Atlantic, or using your own?

The Alps are also in Italy, aka the Dolomites.

Do not buy this book if you only want to have a short tour: https://www.amazon.co.uk/MOTORCYCLE-JOURNEYS-THROUGH-ALPS-B/dp/1884313388   :305:

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Re: TOURING COMPANIES
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2019, 02:24:37 PM »
Do you want to do a guided tour or rent a bike and drive your own tours?   :305:
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Re: TOURING COMPANIES
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2019, 02:29:22 PM »
I'm looking at doing a guided tour with a tour company like Beach's or Edelweiss.  A company that supplies the bikes, a tour guide and also makes all of the hotel reservations.  Many also bring your luggage in a van so that you don't need a big touring bike.
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Re: TOURING COMPANIES
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2019, 02:46:18 AM »
*Originally Posted by RICHINGREEN [+]
I'm looking at doing a guided tour with a tour company like Beach's or Edelweiss.  A company that supplies the bikes, a tour guide and also makes all of the hotel reservations.  Many also bring your luggage in a van so that you don't need a big touring bike.

I too have been wanting to do this with Edelweiss, then have so many tours all over the works it's hard to pick one.  :027:
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Re: TOURING COMPANIES
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2019, 03:44:13 AM »
Iíve heard from more than one source that the average speed of these tours is under 35 mph. 

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Re: TOURING COMPANIES
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2019, 04:29:10 AM »
Well then, that would be great if they supplied Harleys

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Re: TOURING COMPANIES
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2019, 11:58:55 AM »
*Originally Posted by CaliZed9 [+]
Iíve heard from more than one source that the average speed of these tours is under 35 mph.

From some people I know that have been on a tour or two with them, it depends on the guide and the group your with. Both times that I have heard of the pace was decent when riding through the twisty fun stuff.
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