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Motorcycle road trip India / Madhya Pradesh

On the Tracks of the Tiger


An original motorbike trip along the little-known roads of Madhya Pradesh, taking in temples, palaces and wilderness.

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An intrepid all-rounder, she has cruised India’s roads with many groups, and knows the country like the back of her leather-gloved hand.

If you’ve already journeyed hundreds of miles through the jewels of Rajasthan, the tea plantations of Kerala, and the unforgettable trails of Ladakh… then dare to take a motorbike trip in the heart of India: Madhya Pradesh. Some of the country’s most beautiful temples and palaces, national parks with abundant wildlife, authentic and spontaneous encounters, sublime little roads, and delightful hotels. You’ll only ride in the morning, to really soak up the places en route. Make haste for the land of Rudyard Kipling, and you’ll better understand why this immensely mysterious and beguiling region inspired the famous Jungle Book.

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Period October to March
Duration 13 days incl. 8 days' riding
Level Accessible
English-speaking tour leader
Accommodation Comfort or Superior Comfort
From 3490€/pilot
3190€/pillion

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Your Motorcycle Tour in Madhya Pradesh 13 stages - 1000 Km


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D1 / Arrive in Delhi

Arrive in Delhi, usually in the evening. You're met at the airport and transferred to the Amarya Villa hotel in central Delhi.

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D2 / Delhi - Orchha

Early start by train. Arrive at the hotel at noon to settle in and have lunch. Royal Enfield induction session, then a bike ride around the centre of the peaceful village of Orchha.

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D3 / Orccha - Panna - 240 Km

The first stage of your motorcycle trip in Madhya Pradesh. Today’s stage will take us to Panna national park. You cross the forest of Orchha Nature Reserve, then reach Fort Bijawar for lunch. Then we will head to the Ken River Lodge, a hotel on the banks of the Ken River, to rest from our long first day.

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D4 / Panna - 50 Km

In the morning, possible to go on a jeep safari in Panna National Park. Next, we head for the Archaeological Museum in Khajuraho, to admire its famous erotic sculptures. Back to the Ken River Lodge, where we spend the night.

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D5 / Panna - Maihar - 125 Km

Off to Maihar, zigzagging between forests and mildly hilly landscapes. We ride through typical small villages, where the local farmers go about their daily work. Arrive at the vast Mahiar Palace, where we stay the night.

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D6 / Maihar - Bandhavgarh - 100 Km

After cruising along small rural roads, we take a trail for a few miles to reach our hotel in the forest. Free time and night at Kings Lodge, set between forested hills and a national park.

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D7 / Bandhavgarh -  

Today, the bikes stay in the garage. A very early start for a safari Bandhavgarh National Park. Another free afternoon. Night at Kings Lodge.

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D8 / Bandhavgarh - Khana - 255 Km

A packed day in the saddle. We ride through scenery akin to African savanna, and pass through villages, meeting the local people. Night at Kanha Earth Lodge, in luxury bungalows set in 16 acres of forest.

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D9 / Khana -  

The bikes stay parked today. We rise at dawn for a final safari. If we're lucky, we'll spot tigers, bears, wolves, leopards, deer... Free afternoon.

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D10 / Khana - Pench - 150 Km

Last day of motorcycle. The roads are new and the surface is impeccable. We cross forests and countryside before reaching our destination in the heart of the Pench National Park, for a memorable night. Genuine jewelry of Madhya Pradesh, this hotel located in the heart of the National Park of Pench has room perched in Mahua trees, typical of the region.

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D11 / Pench -  

It would have been a shame not to enjoy this idyllic setting any longer. We enjoy today a well deserved day of relaxation by the pool. Possibility to organize a last safari (not included in the program) for the ones wishing to discover the 16 hectares of this magnificent property.

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D12 / Pench - Delhi - 130 Km

Transfer to Jabalpur airport, as per our flight time. Arrive in Delhi, and settle into the hotel. Free evening in Delhi.

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D13 / Delhi

The end of a great motorbike trip in Madhya Pradesh. We take you to the airport as per your flight-departure time.

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“Excellent organisation. I found everybody that I dealt with to be very professional and most helpful, both at the planning stage and during the trip. I'd definitely recommend Vintage, and will undoubtedly use them for any future trips I'm able to undertake.”

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“I would recommend Vintage Rides to any rider contemplating a guided motorcycle tour. Right from my initial email with Denise, the professionalism and attention to detail was reassuring. Everything was organised for us and our tour guide Josh was fantastic from start to finish. The Royal Enfields were a lot of fun and suited the type of riding we did, the scenery was simply mind blowing and the tour was the best holiday and adventure ever. On top of all this, the value for money was excellent. I will be touring with Vintage Rides again. I did the Trans Himalayan in India.”

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“Excellent, almost effortless trip. We were looked after well. The route was a wonderful combination of easy riding and modest challenge. The staff was tolerant beyond any reasonable human's capacity. Lodgings both exotic and comfortable. A better trip can not be imagined.”

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