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The Routes of Hinduism

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Riding the routes of Uttarakhand, with the peaks of the Himalayas as a backdrop.
The Routes of Hinduism

YOUR MOTORCYCLE TOUR IN HIMALAYA 12 stages - 1,054 miles

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1/12 • Arrival in Delhi
You’re met at the airport and transferred to a hotel in the centre of Delhi. Your room is available from midday. You can spend the rest of the day visiting the capital.
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2/12 • Delhi - Jim Corbett Park
We make an early start and a private vehicle takes us to Jim Corbett National Park. We arrive at the park, at the foothills of the first Lower Himalayas, and rest at the hotel. We take a short ride so you can familiarise yourselves with the motorcycles.
landscape himalayan foothills
3/12 • Jim Corbett Park - Sitla
In the crisp morning air, after visiting our first temple, we cruise along the edge of the Himalayan foothills before finally climbing to 2,000 m altitude in one go and reaching Nainital, where we have a lakeside lunch. We make a second ascent of the day, to the heart of rural Kumaon, along a fantastic little mountain road, which is narrow but easy to ride.
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4/12 • Sitla - Binsar
We pass through charming Kumaon and make a short stop at Katarmal Sun Temple before arriving in Kasar Devi, where Bob Dylan and other beatniks once stayed. A small haven of peace, which is still as calm as ever! We visit Panchachuli weaving factory before venturing deeper into Binsar’s splendid forest, at more than 2,000 m altitude, where you could easily imagine elves appearing from behind the twisted tree trunks!
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5/12 • Binsar - Kausani
We take a morning ride to Jageshwar temple, a religious site which dates back 2,500 years. Then, just for the pure pleasure of testing out the twists and turns, we head east, where the second highest peak in India, the Nanda Devi (7,816 m) can be seen on a clear day. After lunch we take a short trek through a typical Kumaon hamlet, which managed to preserve its ancient architecture and organisation.
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6/12 • Kausani - Chamoli
Goodbye Kumaon, hello Garhwal! Not only do we have more “challenging” roads ahead, but at the end of the day, we also have a series of endless curves. Millennial temple of Bajinath, stealthy views of the Himalayan high peaks and small gorges on the Pindar River mark this stage. We have our first meeting with the Ganges, which here is called Alaknanda.
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7/12 • Chamoli - Narayankoti
We ride through the beautiful forest of the natural sanctuary of Kedarnath, to the pass of Chopta (2880m). Visit on the way of the very old temple of Shiva in Gopeshwar, a religious landmark on pilgrim routes. After lunch we enjoy a short, relatively easy trek to a small lake; Uttarakhand’s full beauty is revealed when we take the time to walk through it.
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8/12 • Narayankoti - Rudraprayag
We follow the Mandakini Valley and ride up a tiny road through Kedarnath forest, hamlets and terraced fields: a true hidden gem of a road. At 2,200 m, we reach the starting point for an easy trek well worth the effort: we walk to Kartik Swami temple, which offers one of the most spectacular views of Uttarakhand. We climb down towards Rudraprayag where the pure waters of the Mandakini River flows into the Ganges.
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9/12 • Rudraprayag - Kanatal
We jump ahead of the Mandakini before reaching the Chirbhattiya pass, a charming secondary road, also "forgotten" and devoid of traffic. Picnic, swim in the river. After skirting the huge reservoir of Tehri dam, we ride up to Kanatal for the night, resting on a ridge at over 2000m altitude. Almost a refuge!
ganges river india
10/12 • Kanatal - Haridwar
After coming down from the fresh air in the peaks, we stop off at Rishikesh. We then go down to Haridwar, the holiest of the holy cities, on a road wedged between Rajaji National Park and the Ganges canal. After dropping off our luggage, we go to witness the daily rituals of devout Hindus on the banks of the sacred river at the end of the afternoon. A permanent spectacle in this town, and a real feast for the eyes!
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11/12 • Haridwar - Delhi
You are taken to your hotel in the capital and can spend the rest of the day at your leisure.
traditional indian food
12/12 • Delhi - International Airport
Depending on your flight schedule, you may still be able to enjoy Delhi’s hustle and bustle, go shopping or visit one of the Royal Enfield stores. You’re transferred to the International airport, where our services end.

Available extensions

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Taj Mahal / 2 or 3 days

You will be transported from New Delhi to Agra in a private vehicle with driver. You have the option of a 2 or 3 day extension, allowing ample time to visit the fabulous Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri and the Red Fort of Agra.
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Varanasi (Benares) / 2 days

Two days to discover the sacred town of Varanasi. An English-speaking guide shows you around the Buddhist city of Sarnath, one of the four holy Buddhist cities. As the sun sets, you'll have the opportunity to stroll along the Varanasi ghats and attend Aarti, a daily worship ritual. On the second day, you will enjoy a sunrise boat tour, visit the University, Bharat Mata Mandir and the rest of the city.
From 1930,00  / rider
The price includes
  • A Royal Enfield motorcycle is provided with full mechanical assistance
    Domestic transfers as appearing in the program, by private vehicle
    An English speaking Tour Leader (from day 2 to day 11)
    Fuel expenses
    An expert mechanic of Royal Enfield motorcycles
    A support vehicle with driver for groups with 4 or more participants; side luggage carrier for groups of less than 4 participants
    Lodging in comfort hotels, in double bed rooms on a twin-sharing basis. If you wish to stay in a single room (extra), please inform your travel advisor at the time of registration.
    Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during riding days
    Third party motorcycle insurance

The price does not include
  • Mandatory insurance: an insurance that covers medical expenses and legal assistance
    Repatriation, which covers you for accidents with two-wheeled vehicles (large-displacement)
    Visa costs
    International flights
    A refundable security deposit of €600 per pilot
    Banking fees
    Lunches and dinners during non riding days (day 1, 11, 12)
    Admission fees to various monuments, temples etc.
    Drinks, souvenirs and personal expenses

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Visa, if necessary, valid
Permis moto
International motorcycle license if necessary
Reviews on this trip
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19 Mar. 2023

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The Routes of Hinduism

02 Dec. 2019

A wonderful trip that exceeded my…

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27 Nov. 2019

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Great time everything was well organised. Special thanks to our team for being so professional.

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