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Motorcycle road trip India / Himalaya

The Routes of Hinduism


An immersion into the heart of sacred India riding a motorcycle on the magnificent routes of Uttarakhand, with the peaks and eternal snow of the great Himalayas as the backdrop.

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Our fashion-icon tour leader has two long-standing passions: photography and The Bullet. But above all, he’s in love with India.

Let yourself be carried away on the most beautiful routes in the Himalayan foothills, through pine forests and sacred rivers. A little known region with few western tourists, the road trip in the Kumaon and Garhwal regions is sprinkled with visits to famous Hindu pilgrimage sites. Here’s the plan: we propose to take you on a ride across the mountains with a hypnotising backdrop in the northern horizon, the Great Himalayan peaks. Are you tempted? We will finish with the holy city of Haridwar, on the banks of the Ganges, an incredible spectacle with a unique intensity.

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Period April & May / October & November
Duration 11 days incl. 8 days riding
Level Intermediate
English-speaking tour leader
Accommodation Standard or Comfort
From 2340€/pilot
2040€/pillion

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YOUR MOTORCYCLE TOUR IN HIMALAYA 11 stages - 1300 km


D1 / Arrival in Delhi

Reception at the airport and transfer to the hotel in central Delhi. Your room is available from noon onwards. Free time to visit the city center.

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D2 / Delhi - Corbett National Park - 260 km

Early morning departure in a private vehicle to Jim Corbett National Park. Arrival at the Park which overlooks the first hills of lower Himalayas and rest at the hotel. A short ride is proposed to allow you to get familiarized with the motorcycles.

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D3 / Corbett National Park - Bhimtal - 190 km

We take a small road in the forest area of the National Park. We ride along the Kosi River and once we reach an altitude of 1500m, you can expect to get your first view of the Great Himalayas in the distance. On the way, we visit a small and famous Hindu temple as well as a unique Ashram where Steve Jobs spent some time getting “inspiration” before becoming a guru himself...

D4 / Bhimtal - Jageshwar - 115 km

We continue to ascend through the bucolic Kumaon before arriving at Kesar Devi, where Bob Dylan and other beatnik counter culture figures spent time. We visit Panchachuli weaving factory before venturing deeper into the splendid forest of Binsar, at an altitude of more than 2000m. Finally, our machines take us to the thousand-year old Jageshwar temples, situated at a religious site which is 2500 years old.

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D5 / Jageshwar - Kausani - 190 km

We go on a side journey on the Eastern side in order to see the second highest peak in India, Nanda Devi (7816m), cutting across old tea plantations introduced by the British. After lunch, we begin a small trek in a typical Kumaoni village, which managed to preserve its old architecture and organisation. We spend the night in Kausani, a popular place for its breathtaking views of the Great Himalayan mountain range.

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D6 / Kausani - Chopta - 205 km

Today we have not only more “challenging” routes ahead but also a series of bends that can be classified as among the most beautiful routes of the region! We climb through the splendid forest of Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary and Chopta Pass (2600m), which will make you feel as though you have reached the Alps. Overnight stay in a camp.

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D7 / Chopta - Narayankoti - 70 km

A shorter day in terms of kilometers, as this part of Gharwal deserves to be explored! You can choose between 2 treks, an easy one, and a less easy one. Uttarakhand unveils itself entirely when you do this effort of walking. Coming down the Mandakini valley, we visit the ancient temple of Ukimath, one more landmark on the pilgrimage routes.

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D8 / Narayankoti - Kanatal - 225 km

It’s going to be a big day today! Departure at sunrise. From Mandakini Valley, we climb up a tiny road through Kedarnath forest, which we do quite easily on our Royal Enfields. Picnic, river bathing, and then after riding along the immense reservoir of Tehri Dam, we climb up to Kanatar to spend the night in a 100% ecological guesthouse.

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D9 / Kanatal - Nag Tibba - 140 km

The day starts with a beautiful and long road on a mountain ridge. Well-drawn bends and views, a pure delight for the riders. Then we go to the valley of the other major holy river for the Hindus, the Yamuna. We then climb up to the meadows of Nag Tibba, where a short relaxing trek is possible, and finally, spend the evening around a bonfire in another ecological retreat.

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D10 / Nag Tibba - Haridwar - 150 km

We get back to Mussorie, a famous destination popularized by the British in the colonial era. We stop at Rishikesh, the world Yoga capital, where Beatles had come to meet Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the guru who taught them transcendental meditation. We leave our motorcycles here, and go down in a vehicle to Haridwar, the holiest of the holy cities, where we will watch the daily rituals of pious Hindus on the banks of the Ganga late in the afternoon.

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D11 / Haridwar - Delhi - 250 km

Departure in a private vehicle and return to the capital. According to the schedule of your return flight, free day in Delhi, or transfer to the International Airport in the evening. End of our services.

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