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Motorcycle road trip India / Madhya Pradesh - Luxury Tour in Madhya Pradesh

Motorcycle road trip India / Madhya Pradesh

Luxury Tour in Madhya Pradesh


A unique motorbike trip along the little-known roads of Madhya Pradesh, taking in temples, palaces and wilderness.

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An intrepid all-rounder, she has cruised India’s roads with many groups, and knows the country like the back of her leather-gloved hand.

If you’ve already journeyed hundreds of miles through the jewels of Rajasthan, the tea plantations of Kerala, and the unforgettable trails of Ladakh… then dare to take a motorbike trip in the heart of India: Madhya Pradesh. Some of the country’s most beautiful temples and palaces, national parks with abundant wildlife, authentic and spontaneous encounters, sublime little roads, and delightful hotels. You’ll only ride in the morning, to really soak up the places en route. Make haste for the land of Rudyard Kipling, and you’ll better understand why this immensely mysterious and beguiling region inspired the famous Jungle Book.

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Period October to March
Duration 13 days incl. 8 days' riding
Level Accessible
English-speaking tour leader
Accommodation Comfort or Superior Comfort
From €3,490/pilot
€3,190/pillion

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Your Motorcycle Tour in Madhya Pradesh 13 stages - 620 miles


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D1 / Arrive in Delhi

Arrive in Delhi, usually in the evening. You're met at the airport and transferred to the Amarya Villa hotel in central Delhi.

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D2 / Delhi - Orchha

Early start by train. Arrive at the hotel at noon to settle in and have lunch. Royal Enfield induction session, then a bike ride around the centre of the peaceful village of Orchha.

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D3 / Orccha - Panna - 152 miles

The first stage of your motorcycle trip in Madhya Pradesh. Today’s stage will take us to Panna national park. You cross the forest of Orchha Nature Reserve, then reach Fort Bijawar for lunch. Then we will head to the Ken River Lodge, a hotel on the banks of the Ken River, to rest from our long first day.

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D4 / Panna - Khajuraho - Panna - 102 miles

In the morning, possible to go on a jeep safari in Panna National Park. Next, we head for the Archaeological Museum in Khajuraho, to admire its famous erotic sculptures. Back to the Ken River Lodge, where we spend the night.

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D5 / Panna - Utchera - 102 miles

Off to Maihar, zigzagging between forests and mildly hilly landscapes. We ride through typical small villages, where the local farmers go about their daily work. Arrive at the vast Mahiar Palace, where we stay the night.

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D6 / Utchera - Bandhavgarh - 62 miles

After cruising along small rural roads, we take a trail for a few miles to reach our hotel in the forest. Free time and night at Kings Lodge, set between forested hills and a national park.

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D7 / Bandhavgarh -  

Today, the bikes stay in the garage. A very early start for a safari Bandhavgarh National Park. Another free afternoon. Night at Kings Lodge.

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D8 / Bandhavgarh - Khana - 150 miles

A packed day in the saddle. We ride through scenery akin to African savanna, and pass through villages, meeting the local people. Night at Kanha Earth Lodge, in luxury bungalows set in 16 acres of forest.

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D9 / Khana -  

The bikes stay parked today. We rise at dawn for a final safari. If we're lucky, we'll spot tigers, bears, wolves, leopards, deer... Free afternoon.

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D10 / Khana - Pench - 102 miles

Last day of motorcycle. The roads are new and the surface is impeccable. We cross forests and countryside before reaching our destination in the heart of the Pench National Park, for a memorable night. Genuine jewelry of Madhya Pradesh, this hotel located in the heart of the National Park of Pench has room perched in Mahua trees, typical of the region.

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D11 / Pench -  

It would have been a shame not to enjoy this idyllic setting any longer. We enjoy today a well deserved day of relaxation by the pool. Possibility to organize a last safari (not included in the program) for the ones wishing to discover the 16 hectares of this magnificent property.

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D12 / Pench - Nagpur - Delhi - 87 miles

Transfer to Jabalpur airport, as per our flight time. Arrive in Delhi, and settle into the hotel. Free evening in Delhi.

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D13 / Delhi

The end of a great motorbike trip in Madhya Pradesh. We take you to the airport as per your flight-departure time.

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The riders' opinions

Laurie
A truly memorable trip

“A really fun, well organised ride that was designed to give us some riding excitement, a good look at some interesting parts of India and comfortable accommodation at the end of each day. Our tour leader was wonderful and clearly had in mind the well being of the riders. We had no problems with the bikes at all, but had a mechanic along just in case. Would I go again? Yes, very happily. Would I recommend it? Absolutely, but probably only to people who had some reasonable riding experience.”

Greg
I have just finished my second tour…

“I have just finished my second tour with Vintage Rides. I have just booked my third. I think this is testament to how much I value their service. From my initial enquiry, I found Vintage Rides to be very professional in all aspects of my travel plans. They were always helpful and happy to help with any additional tour arrangements. Whilst on tour their guides are fantastic and the support team are great. It really is a care free way to tackle a dream motorcycle tour. The Royal Enfield bikes are beautiful and quaint. They perform well and are totally suitable to the type of riding done on tour. I think I might buy an Enfield in the near future! I would not hesitate to recommend Vintage Rides to a person that wants to experience a motorcycle tour in an exotic location, without having to worry about anything.”

Laurie
A wonderful and memorable experience

“A wonderful and memorable experience. The 12 day tour that my wife (pillion) and I went on in Madhya Pradesh was very well planned, with interesting and sometimes challenging rides and sight-seeing during the day and comfortable, culturally fascinating places to stay in at night. Our tour leader was experienced, organised, had a fun personality and managed to respond to each member of the tour as an individual. We highly recommend Vintage Rides to anyone with a sense of adventure and competent motorcycle skills. Laurie and Jennie McAdam”

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From November 5th 2018 to November 17th 2018
From October 14th 2019 to October 26th 2019
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