RawHyde, Ayres team up for Iceland tour
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Posted by: Wes Fleming
RawHyde Adventures is pleased to announce a new collaboration with fellow BMW Motorrad partner Ayres Adventures in the form of a partnership they're calling RawHyde-Ayres Worldwide, or R.A.W. for short. R.A.W. will pool the resources of two industry leaders: the logistics, personnel, and premium touring experience of Ayres Adventures and the adventurous culture, back country know-how and riding expertise of RawHyde, to offer you bucket list adventures worldwide!
Ron Ayres and Jim Hyde started discussing this idea nearly three years ago. They began exploring the possibilities and opportunities of working together and jointly operated couple of tours in Africa, discovering that together they could offer customers more than just the same old moto-touring experience. They could offer global opportunities to travel by motorcycle well off the beaten path, and provide truly adventurous, culturally interesting and DIFFERENT tours. Unfortunately, Ron passed away in 2015, leaving the company to his long-time business partner and General Manager John Jesson. John and Jim have worked hard over the last few month to finish the plans for this new project and are excited to offer their first Adventure to you below.
R.A.W. Founder's Tour: Iceland Adventure
Dates and final details have been set for the Founder's Tour of Iceland, and R.A.W. is excited to announce that sign-ups are now open! The first tour runs August 27 - September 6, 2016 through the magical island country Iceland. Expect an experience unlike any other tour company will offer: get off the main roads and travel the desolate and beautiful Highlands via dirt and gravel roads with multiple water crossings. Enjoy a rest day in the northern fishing village of Húsavik, where whale watching excursions aboard traditional wooden ships will be available. This tour will truly be the trip of a lifetime!
Tour highlights include:
- Thingvellir National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
- Gullfoss, Godafoss, Dettifoss, and Selfoss waterfalls
- Hveravellir - oasis in the Highlands
- Hekla - Iceland´s most notorious volcano, known as the Gateway to Hell
- Húsavik - whale watching excursions
- Arctic Circle - well, within .3 degrees anyway!
- Geysir - the original geyser, for which all others are named
- Vatnajökull - the largest glacier in Europe
- The West Fjords
- Eyjafjallajökull - under this glacier lies the volcano whose 2010 eruption wreaked havoc on European air travel for weeks
- Glacier Lagoon
Price: $8995 (single rider) - includes rental of BMW F650GS, all breakfasts, dinners, park fees, support vehicle, and parking
For more information, see the official website.