Just got back from Edelweiss AZ tour...
...and LOVED it!!!!!!!!! We are new riders, have never done anything like this and don't ride in groups, so it might be our perspective. Plus, we live in flatland Illinois surrounded by farmland. There are some pretty rides, but nothing to compare with what we saw on this tour. Our tour guide (TR - if you get a chance to be on one of his tours, you will have a BLAST) could not have been a better guide or more accommodating. He is a very skilled rider very focused on safety who offered us riding tips, and a great person who kept us laughing. Both are invaluable to us. Plus, we met up with BMWMick (who actually became the official photographer for the tour--thanks Mick :clap ), so we actually ended up with two tour guides and a photographer. You can't beat that! Mick rode with us on the first day and he and our guide talked about the best places to take us for the other two days. It worked out GREAT!!!! We thought the hotel was beautiful, but pricey (as resorts typically are). The weather was a bit rainy, but we managed to miss almost all of it.
And to top it all off, we ended up making two new friends in the process.
We couldn't be happier with our experience!!!!!!
(I have pictures to post, mostly taken by our new friend Mick, but have to figure out how to do so. They are too large right now.)