Moving Down The Ganges - Motorcycle Tour In Uttarakhand
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Motorcycle road trip India / Himalaya - The Sources of the Ganges

Motorcycle road trip India / Himalaya

The Sources of the Ganges

An immersion deep in sacred India along the amazing roads of Uttarakhand, with the highest Himalayan summits as your backdrop.

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Saddle up for an authentic pilgrimage in the “Land of the Gods”, a gentle first taster of the Himalaya. This Himalayan motorcycle trip will propel you along the most beautiful roads in the areas of Kumaon and Garhwal, which are graced by famous Hindu temples and holy rivers. In this little-visited region, encounters take on a special atmosphere, and a sense of spirituality is present everywhere. Ride along twisting roads on cliff faces and amid pine forests, and pass through picturesque villages as far as Rishikesh, world yoga capital and a hub for rafting fanatics. After all these adventures, you’ll come to the holy city of Haridwar, on the banks of the Ganges, and gauge the importance of the sacred in India…

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Period April & May / October & November
Duration 10 days incl. 6 days' riding
Level Intermediate
English-speaking tour leader
Accommodation Comfort or Boutique
From 2040€/pilot

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Your Motorcycle Tour in Himalaya 10 stages - 735 Km

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D1 / Arrive in Delhi

You’re met at the airport and transferred to your hotel in central Delhi. Free time, and night at the hotel.

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D2 / Delhi - Corbett

Depart very early for Corbett National Park by private vehicle. Once at the hotel, rest and some poolside unwinding.

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D3 / Corbett - Ranikhet - 90 Km

A morning induction session: getting to grips with the bikes, and a briefing on Indian driving rules. Departure at noon, on a little road that zigzags up to Ranikhet, a paradise nestled in the mountains of Kumaon.

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D4 / Ranikhet - Kausani - 120 Km

We ride along a beautiful mountain road as far as Almora – a peaceful, very pleasant section. Then make the climb to Kausani, which offers superb views of a mountain range more than 300km long.

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D5 / Kausani - Pipalkoti - 160 Km

An early start, heading for the little stone temple in Beijnath, on the banks of the Gomti River, where we’ll see enormous holy trout. Then comes a charming little road along a cliff face, following the Pindar River as far as Pipalkoti.

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D6 / Pipalkoti - Rudraprayag - 140 Km

We take a small winding road as far as the old temple of Gopeshwar, then on to the wonderfully colourful temple of Ukhimat. To finish, a beautiful ride along the Mandakini River to Tilwara.

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D7 / Rudraprayag - Chamba - 160 Km

We ride a steep road alongside the Ganges. Saucer eyes guaranteed: sublime landscapes of red sandstone mountain faces, many waterfalls, and pine forests. Sumptuous scenery all the way.

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D8 / Chamba - Haridwar - 85 Km

An early departure for Rishikesh along a superb mountain road. We then follow the Henval River, before taking the road to Haridwar, one of the holiest towns in Hinduism, situated where the Ganges emerges from the Himalaya.

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D9 / Haridwar - Delhi

Back to the capital by private vehicle, and transfer to your city-centre hotel.

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D10 / Delhi

Free day, shopping, and visits to the city’s monuments; a private vehicle can be provided. Evening transfer to the airport.

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The riders' opinions

Wonderful experience with great company

“My group of 12 friends had a wonderful experience riding in the Himalayas with Vintage Rides. From the fantastic Pierrey our tour guide to the work done by the backroom staff to ensure this unique experience went without a hitch, this a very experienced and highly recommended company to put your trust in for such a journey. Will definitely use them again at some time in the future - perhaps Mongolia.”

Spiti Valley - Absolutely fantastic!

“Absolutely fantastic. The pre-trip organization and communication was stellar. The itinerary and accommodations were well planned and our guide, mechanic, and support driver collectively allowed for a trip where any risk of stress was quickly replaced with nothing but pure delight. I took the Spiti Valley tour ("Gateway to Tibet") which offered otherworldly views and rich cultural exposure. The remote area was particularly enjoyable as even when compared to other Himalayan routes there was very little traffic... truck or otherwise (The last thing I want to do is to go to a remote location to be stuck endlessly maneuvering around slow trucks). I sing the praises of Vintage Rides at every possible opportunity. I've ridden motorcycles all over the world either independently or with a tour group and this trip was tops! I wish I had sooner discovered Vintage Rides and they will certainly be my choice again. Vive la Moto! (If you like to see the video of the trip it is at advmotorbike dot com under "global moto"... it will say in image more than my words can convey!)”

James Mc
July 2015 Himalayan Motobike tour

“An awesome adventure lead by a very capable and fun tour leader. A great mix of riding from bitumen to two wheel dirt tracks and a great mix of accommodation experiences from hotels, hostels to large tents. Price was genuinely reasonable and our mechanic was a wizard. I will most definitely do it again in a couple of years time when I get sick of just looking at the photos and video!”


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From October 17th 2018 to October 26th 2018
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