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6. Edelweiss Tour of the Alps, $7,500

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For some people, travelling across the ocean to watch other people riding motorcycles is enjoyable enough, but others would prefer an experience you can actually do, and not just watch. If the spirit for adventure moves you, consider a motorcycle touring trip in the Alps with Edelweiss Bike Travel.

Edelweiss offers an eight-day riding tour through the Alps, covering 1,410 miles. Tours begin and end in Innsbruck, Austria, and circle through Northern Italy and back, with about 155 to 235 miles of riding each day. You’ll ride through famous alpine passes like the snaking 9000-foot-high Passo di Stelvio and stay in cozy mountain-top inns nestled between giant glaciers.

Prices range from $2,170 to $3,350 per person, depending on accommodations and whether you want to ride solo or two-up. Pricing also depends on what kind of motorcycle you want to rent from Edelweiss’ stable. The company offers has a selection of different motorcycles from naked roadsters like the Ducati Monster 696 to adventure-tourers like the BMW R1200GS. Airfare is not included however, so the total price will be somewhere around $7,500 if you include round-trip tickets to Innsbruck.

For more information, visit http://www.edelweissbike.com.

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