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Motorcycle road trip India / Southern India

Goa: Jungle, Ride & Lost Temples


From the beaches of Goa to the hidden treasures of Karnataka, this eye-opening adventure tour is a refreshing and enthralling escapade!

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All roads lead to Hampi… on this short yet demanding 680-mile itinerary that takes in the wonders of Karnataka state! Starting in Goa, you travel along narrow and secret roads in an unspoilt world. Leaving behind the Western Ghats, India’s most ancient mountain range, head to the wonderful Badami cave temples. No time to lose: you continue along the route to Hampi, where the “city of victory” awaits! Ride amid the famous balanced rocks, and explore the exuberant interiors of its temples. This intense journey takes you from rice fields to nature reserves – in a tremendous playground of mountains, jungle and wild beaches. An original motorcycle trip in Southern India for curious, adventurous bikers.

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Period November to February
Duration 8 days incl. 7 days' riding
Level Demanding
English-speaking tour leader
Accommodation Standard
From 1420€/pilot
1270€/pillion

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Your motorcycle tour in South India 8 stages - 1120 Km


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D1 / Arrive in Goa - Old Panaji

You’re greeted at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Make the most of this first day to explore the old town of Panaji: a fascinating blend of cultures and influences, with a Portuguese legacy. Its colourful alleyways are ideal for taking a stroll and soaking up the atmosphere of Goa.

green landscape south india goa
D2 / Old Panaji - Dandelli - 150 Km

Your first day on the road: get to know your Royal Enfield and begin the adventure. We exit Old Panaji and cruise eastwards through Goa state. Our route runs past the Western Ghats, a mountain range that will be in view throughout our itinerary.

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D3 / Dandelli - Badami - Hampi - 300 Km

An early start, heading for Badami. Before our eyes, the scenery of Karnataka scrolls from the Western Ghats mountains to vast tracts of farmland. We visit the archaeological site of Badami, with its cave-temple art. Last stop Hampi, reached through rice fields and other arable landscapes.

lake fort south india goa
D4 / Hampi - 70 Km

Day four begins with a tour of the outstanding site of Hampi, which has Unesco World Heritage status: a vast archaeological complex which exudes huge charm on an early-morning discovery. Enjoy your afternoon to go biking in the environs, or just sit back and unwind.

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D5 / Hampi - Lakavalli - 250 Km

A day-long 125-mile ride along small roads through plantations to Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary: the ochre hues of the plains and the rocks of Hampi give way to stunning blues and greens.

waterfall south india goa
D6 / Lakavalli - Jog Falls - 200 Km

A day packed with emotion! On the programme: you channel your inner Indiana Jones, searching for the lost fort of Kavalerduga, which boasts sublime views over the surrounding area; climb Mount Kodachadri, the highest local peak (1,300m/4,400 ft); ride a ferry across the lagoon... and round off the day in thrilling style at Jog Falls, the second-highest waterfall in India!

sea beach south india goa
D7 / Jog Falls - Agonda - 220 Km

Today you stay close to the water. Begin by following the sublime Sharavati River from the Jog Falls until it flows into the Arabian Sea! The route offers unforgettable views over the steep-sided valley. Once in Agonda, savour its idyllic beaches to the full.

agonda city south india goa
D8 / Agonda - Goa - 60 Km

Depending on your flight departure time, catch a few more hours’ bliss on the beach... Your hotel room is available until 12 noon. Be sure to book your international flight after 3pm. You’re transferred to Goa international airport, where our service ends.

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The riders' opinions

John Borg from Melbourne Australia
Extremely professional value for money very enjoyable

“Very professional team lead by Tour leader Pascal no hesitation recommending Vintage Rides to other motorcycle enthusiasts around the world.”

Bern Lazareff
Great experience in the Himalayas, …

“Great experience in the Himalayas, thanks to our very professional guide, Bernard, who shared his extensive knowledge of the local culture, showed tremendous patience and understanding; although some riders were definitely not quite on the level, he managed to include them without hampering the group's progress, bravo! Thanks to his deep sense of humor and many anecdotes, the evenings also were a delight, and we felt welcome when meeting his many friends. Can't wait to do another tour with our special guide.”

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“I was born in Sri Lanka but I was taken to parts I didn't know existed. Excellent knowledge of which routes to take to avoid the sometimes hellish traffic. The bikes were great fun : this is despite me being 125 kilos on a 350 - impressed ! They seem to be constantly reviewing their hotels which can only mean a better experience I would recommend this company to my biking friends”

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