Motorcycle road trip India / Himalaya - Between Sacred Mountains and Rivers

Motorcycle road trip India / Himalaya

Between Sacred Mountains and Rivers


Ben, Travel designer

He splits his time between leading tours and running our Delhi office. But of one thing's for sure: his love for motorbikes is undivided!

Geared to excellent drivers, budding mechanics, and ultra-resourceful types, this offbeat road trip takes you into the Himalayan foothills, facing the majestic Nanda Devi (7816m/26,643ft). Before you venture along the winding roads of Uttarkhand, we’ll give you a full induction to understand your bike and anticipate the pitfalls ahead. Smart advice, a recap on riding rules (oh yes!), a road book, a sat-nav – and away you go, utterly free, to tackle the unplanned occurrences of a journey in India. We can’t wait to hear about your adventures.

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Period April & May / October & November
Duration 11 days incl. 8 days' riding
Level Demanding
Without tour leader
Accommodation You choose
From €788/pilot

Your Motorcycle Tour in Himalaya 11 stages - 752 miles

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D1 / Arrive in Delhi

You’re met at the airport and taken to your hotel in central Delhi. You can spend the rest of the day as you wish.

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D2 / Delhi

Today is an important day. Riding the Indian roads solo is not an easy feat. An extraordinary adventure awaits you, and you have to be prepared. Your tour instructor will meet you at the hotel and take you for a full day’s induction at our garage in Delhi, which covers Royal Enfield mechanics and problem solving.

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D3 / Delhi - Corbett - 155 miles

After an early start, you go and collect your bikes in Delhi and head for Corbett National Park, India’s largest nature reserve. The park is famous for its diverse local wildlife and tigers have even been spotted there. Once in Corbett, you’ll have some free time in the evening.

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D4 / Corbett - Ranikhet - 55 miles

Today marks the start of your Himalayan motorcycle raid! You zigzag on small roads up to Ranikhet, a paradise nestled in the Kumaon mountains.

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D5 / Ranikhet - Kausani - 75 miles

You ride along a smooth mountain road as far as Almora, which is a very peaceful and enjoyable leg with beautiful scenery. Then, you climb up to Kausani, where you can marvel at the remarkable views of a mountain range spanning more than 185 miles.

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D6 / Kausani - Pipalkoti - 99 miles

Be prepared for an early start! You can visit the small stone temple in Baijnath near the Gomti river and look at the huge sacred trout swimming around. Then, you take a pleasant road that runs alongside a cliff face, tracing the Pindar river. You end this leg on a busy road for 18 miles until you reach Pipalkoti.

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D7 / Pipalkoti - Rudraprayag - 87 miles

A small winding road leads you to the ancient temple in Gopeshwar, then on to the colourful Ukhimath temple. You end the day following the Mandakini river until Tilwara.

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D8 / Rudraprayag - Chamba - 99 miles

If you’re keen for some adventure, you can take a steep road alongside the Ganges. You will ride through some sublime scenery: red sandstone mountain faces, pine forests and waterfalls galore. For the last few miles of this leg, you circle the lake created by the Tehri dam offering awe-inspiring landscapes.

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D9 / Chamba - Haridwar - 52 miles

You set off early to Rishikesh on a well-maintained mountain road. You cruise 18 miles along the Heval river and then head a further 12 miles to Haridwar, one of the most sacred Hindu cities, located at the point where the Ganges emerges from the Himalayas. You end the day with a stroll on the Ghats along the fast-flowing Ganges river.

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D10 / Haridwar - Delhi - 130 miles

You make your way back to the capital. A busy day on busy roads: you will unavoidably spend a lot of time on main roads, which means you need to be extra careful. If you leave early, you’ll be back at your hotel by the early afternoon.

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D11 / Delhi

Your Vintage Rides instructor will meet you in the morning to ask you about your Himalayan motorcycle tour, give the bikes a thorough 3-hour check over and return your deposit. You can spend the afternoon in the capital before you are transferred to the airport in a private vehicle.

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