HERITAGE & COASTAL MOTORBIKE TOUR IN INDIA
#Tour Key Points
Day 01 (27th Jan'24): Arrive Delhi
Today you will arrive at Delhi International airport, after the meet & greet transfer to the hotel. Free time leisure to relax for personal activities. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02 (28th Jan'24): Delhi City Tour by Car + Morning Bicycle Tour
Early morning (around 0530 hrs) we will pick you and drive to Old Delhi to enjoy the Cycle Tour into Old Delhi with the Yamuna river. Later come back to the hotel. Later visit Bangla Sahib Gurudwara (Sikh Temple). The temple complex includes the temple, a large community kitchen, a large pond, a school and an art gallery. As with all Sikh Temples, the concept of langar is practiced, and all people, regardless of race or religion may eat in the Gurdwara kitchen. The Langar is prepared by gursikhs who work there and also by volunteers who like to help out. At the Gurdwara, visitors are requested to cover their hair and not to wear shoes. After the visit you can walk around the famous Connaught Place market in central Delhi.
Evening we will discuss the tour and handover the motorbike keys.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03 (29th Jan'24): Delhi – Agra (200 Kms / 05 Hrs)
After breakfast, start the ride to Agra – City of Taj Mahal via Expressway. On arrival check-in into the hotel. After wash and change we will take you to visit Taj Mahal & Agra Fort. After the visit, drive back to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 04 (30th Jan'24): Agra – Abhaneri – Jaipur (260 Kms / 06-07 Hrs)
After breakfast, start the ride to Jaipur en-route visiting Abhaneri, Chand Baori (stepwell) in the Abhaneri village which is one of the oldest and most popular attractions in Rajasthan. IT was built by King Chanda of the Ny Kumbha dynasty in the 09th century AD. After the visit, start the ride to Abhaneri, on arrival check-in into the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 05 (31th Jan'24): Jaipur + Jeep Safari
After breakfast, an excursion to Amber Fort and enjoy the elephant ride (an optional), then continue the city tour of the City Palace, Museum and Observatory. During the sightseeing you will enjoy the rickshaw ride in Jaipur Bazaar. Overnight stay at the hotel
Day 06 (1st Feb'24): Jaipur – Ranthambore (200 Kms / 06-07 Hrs)
After breakfast, drive to the famous wildlife sanctuary – Ranthambore. On arrival check-in into the hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 07 (2nd Feb'24): Ranthambhore (Morning + Evening Jeep Safari)
Early morning and afternoon you will be taken for a Jeep safari into Ranthambore national park with a naturalist. Lunch and dinner at the hotel.
Day 08 (3rd Feb'24): Ranthambhore – Pushkar (280 Kms / 07-08 hrs)
After breakfast, start the ride to the holy place Pushkar, evening you will visit Brahma Temple and Pushkar Lake. End of the day free to promenade in the holy city market. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 09 (3rd Feb'24): Pushkar – Kumbhalgarh (230 Kms / 05-06 Hrs)
After breakfast, start the ride to Kumbhalgarh, on arrival check-in into the hotel. Afternoon you will be taken for Kumbhal Fort also known as the great wall of India, is a Mewar fortress on the westerly range of Aravali hills. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 10 (5th Feb'24): Kumbhalgarh – Udaipur (90 Kms / 02 Hrs)
After breakfast, start the ride to Udaipur. On arrival check-in into the hotel. Later you will be taken for a city tour of Udaipur visiting City Palace and boat ride on Lake Pichola. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 11 (6th Feb'24): Udaipur – Ahmedabad (260 Kms / 06-07 Hrs)
After the breakfast ride starts in Ahmedabad, today we will enter Gujarat state. On arrival check-in into the hotel. Free time leisure to relax. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 12 (7th Feb'24): Ahmedabad – Surat (260 Kms / 06-07 Hrs)
Today I will ride Surat, also known as The Diamond City, on arrival check-in into the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 13 (8th Feb'24): Surat – Daman (130 Kms / 04 Hrs)
After breakfast I will drive to Daman, on arrival check-in into the hotel. Free time leisure to relax or personal activities. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 14 (9th Feb'24): Daman – Mumbai (170 Kms / 04-05 Hrs)
After a leisurely breakfast drive to Mumbai, on arrival check-in into the hotel. Evening we will walk into the gateway of India, the major landmark of Mumbai city. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 15 (10th Feb'24): Mumbai City Tour
In the morning, we will be proceeding to explore Mumbai city. We will visit Gateway of India and Elephanta Caves. Evening is free for shopping or leisure. Night stay at the hotel.
Day 16 (11th Feb'24): Mumbai – Alibagh (Transfer the motorcycles by ferry) Alibagh – Dapoli (170 Kms / 04 Hrs)
After breakfast ride till Bhau ka Dhakka and transfer the motorbikes by ferry to Alibaghafter disembark start the ride to Dapoli in the coastal side. On arrival check-in into the hotel. Free time leisure to relax. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 17 (12th Feb'24): Dapoli – Tarakarli (280 Kms / 07-08 Hrs)
After breakfast, start riding to Tarakali on the beach side. On arrival check-in into the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 18 (13th Feb'24): Tarakarli – Goa (140 Kms / 04 Htrs)
After a leisurely breakfast ride to Goa, on arrival check-in into the hotel. Free time leisure to relax. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 19 (19th Feb'24): Goa
Day free for personal activities.
Day 20 (15th Feb'24): Goa + Dep.
In time transfer to Goa airport to board the flight for onward destination.
THE ABOVE TOUR COST INCLUDES
- 19 Nights / 20 Days in above mentioned or similar hotels on twin sharing basis as per your tour program. Check in/ out time is 12 noon
- Daily buffet breakfast & Dinner at hotel/camp except Mumbai & Goa.
- Assistance on arrival & departure at airport
- Airport arrival/departure transfer by exclusive vehicles.
- Royal Enfield Himalayan motorcycle with gear shift on the left side.
- Basic spare parts (Tyres-Tubes, Clutch & Accelerator wire, Engine oil, chain lock etc) are included
- Support vehicle to carry luggage and all essentials.
- Road captain or technical assistance.
- Royal Enfield Motorbike Mechanic.
- First Aid kit containing adequate stock of the most frequently – needed medicine (if you have any medicine suggested by your physician then please carry at your end)
- Rajasthani Folk dance.
- Rickshaw ride in Jaipur (02 people in one rickshaw).
- Boat ride on Lake Pichola in Udaipur
- Mineral water bottle per person per day.
- All current applicable taxes
THE ABOVE TOUR COST DOES NOT INCLUDE
- Air/train fare
- Bike Damage
- Guides for monuments
- Monuments Entrance and any guide.
- Camera fee at monuments
- Security deposit (£ 200) refundable
- Personal expenses like laundry charges, drinks, insurance, tip etc.
- Any other services aren’t committed above.
The Important essentials to be carry during the Expedition
NO SUITCASES OR BIG STROLLERS PLEASE. PACK YOUR BELONGINGS INTO 02 MEDIUM DUFFEL BAGS SO THAT IT GOES INTO THE BACKUP VEHICLE EASILY
Full Face Helmet with Clear Visor
A good quality full face helmet with clear visor is the minimum a rider should have, as it will not only protect your head, but also your face in case of a fall and also protects the rider from cold / hot winds while riding.
As mentioned earlier, UV rays at high altitude can be quite damaging and this holds true for eyes as well. So having decent quality UV sunglasses is quite essential. It’s preferred for high altitude and coastal areas.
While a good quality riding glove like Cramster Tundra is recommended for a trip. Leather gloves
offer decent protection, most of the cheap ones let in a lot of air.
Though not extremely essential, a good quality riding jacket will not only protect you in case of a fall, but also from the elements. Buying a mesh riding jacket with detachable waterproof and warm liner eg. Cramster Breezer/DSG Jackets will not only ensure that you can wear it while riding in high altitude, but also for local rides in the summers of India. If you don’t buy a riding jacket, get a wind and water resistant insulated jacket (easily available at most camping stores) Leather jackets while offering decent protection, often let in air and don’t withstand rain all that well.
Once again, not extremely essential, but if you can buy one, it would not only protect you in case of a fall but also from the elements. Also it offers far superior protection than knee guards could ever hope to and at the same time, reduces the need to carry multiple jeans/pants. If not riding pants, then make sure you get a rain suit lower, it will not only protect you from rain/dirt, but also from the cold winds, which are responsible for most of the coldness.
While riding shoes is a great option and recommended. Or at least buy boots or better yet, trekking boots with ankle protection, which offer protection from the element and also give somewhat protection to the feet in case of a fall. Do not wear sports shoes, as these offer little if any protection in case of a fall and will likely let in enough air and water to make your feet go numb.
Dry and cold weather will make your lips dry, which can get quite painful due to cracking and skin coming off, so make sure to carry a lip balm.
Make sure you are drinking at least 4-5 liters of water each day to stay hydrated.
Chocolates, biscuits and nuts
Carrying a couple of chocolates, a pack of biscuits and a few hundred grams of almonds, raisins and cashews is a good idea, as these provide instant energy and easy snacks and don't take up too much space.
If you have riding pants, carry 2-3 pairs of jeans or pants. If you do not have riding pants, carry at least 4 spare pairs
Carry at least 5-6 spare shirts/t-shirts along with a sweatshirt (if you have one).
Sweater can not only be worn while riding to add another layer of insulation, but it can also be worn in the hotel or while out in the town. Of course you can skip it, if you have a good quality riding jacket with warm liner.
Carry at least 4-5 pairs of underwear and inner vests.
Carry at least 5-6 pairs of socks, thick cotton ones if you have warm and insulated boots and a couple of woolen ones if your shoes let in air.
Carry at least 4-5 handkerchiefs, a small hand towel and also a large one if you aren’t comfortable using towels provided by the hotel.
Not really essential, but it is a good idea to carry these for usage in hotels or while loitering around town on foot.
Toilet paper or other toiletry
It would be required during the high altitude zone stay like Dapoli and Tarakali or you can buy in India.
Passport/Other Valid ID proof
All riders will be required to carry their passports or other valid ID proof.
Chargers for all the gadgets, cameras and mobile
No need to explain this.
Spare camera batteries
Carry at least one spare set of batteries required by your camera.
If you are an avid smart phone user and planning to log your route, then make sure you are carrying a car charger or a power bank with at least 10,000mAH capacity to keep your mobile phone running throughout the day.
*Enough memory cards to last you the entire trip*:
While my recommendation would be to carry enough cash, to avoid wasting time withdrawing cash, it may not be possible for everyone. Or you can exchange it on arrival.
(2-3 bandages, eye drops, antiseptic, Imodium, NIFLUril and aspirin, excellent to combat headaches associated with altitude)