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Motorcycle road trip India / Southern India - Goa Rider Mania Tour

Motorcycle road trip India / Southern India

Goa Rider Mania Tour

A brand new exclusive trip from the tremendous playgrounds of South India to the largest gathering of Royal Enfield riders in the world, for a unique and enthralling escapade!

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Looking for a new adventure? Everything’s reunited in this demanding 680-mile itinerary that takes you in the wonders of Karnataka state. Expect dirt tracks in the middle of rice fields and lost temples in the jungle. You travel along narrow and secret mountainous roads to join breathtaking waterfalls. And last but not least, you end the trip at the 15th edition of the Rider Mania festival, the biggest worldwide Royal Enfield meet-up! We invite you to a multicultural event where you’ll engage with bikers from all over the world.

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Period November
Duration 11 days incl. 9 days' riding
Level Intermediate
English-speaking tour leader
Accommodation Standard or Comfort
From €2,530/pilot

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Your motorcycle tour in South India 11 stages - 813 miles

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D1 / Goa Airport - Old Panjim

You’re greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Make the most of this first day to explore Panjim’s old town: a fascinating blend of cultures and influences, with a prominent Portuguese legacy. Strolling down its colourful alleyways will really give you a feel for Goa’s atmosphere.

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D2 / Old Panjim - Dandeli - 103 miles

Our first day on the road: get to know your Royal Enfield and let the adventure begin! We leave Old Panjim and cruise eastwards through Goa state. We push deeper into the thick, endless forest and stop for the night near an immense dam.

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D3 / Dandeli - Badami - 130 miles

We leave the Western Ghats and discover another side to Karnataka’s roads: rolling farmlands. By the end of the day, we reach Badami archaeological site, a wonderful example of traditional craftsmanship.

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D4 / Badami - Hampi - 96 miles

We start the day visiting the Badami caves, and then head for another ancient wonder: Hampi. An outstanding UNESCO World Heritage Site, the capital of the last Hindu Vijayanagara Empire, the “City of the Victory”, is a vast archaeological complex, which extends over an unusual terrain amidst hundreds of rice paddies and banana plantations. Hampi will reveal its full charm to you the following day.

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D5 / Hampi - 40-50 miles

We get up early to watch the sunrise: an extremely spiritual experience at this unique site. The wealthy princes of the Vijayanagara Empire built temples and palaces, which were greatly admired by the travellers who visited between the 14th and 16th centuries. Make the most of your afternoon to go for a spin with your tour leader or simply take some time out to relax.

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D6 / Hampi - Gabadi - 165 miles

Still dazzled by Hampi’s delights from the day before, we hit the road again, this time in search of some natural beauty! We cover more than 125 miles over the Deccan plateau on easy, smooth roads and arrive at Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary by the end of the day. The ochre hues of the plains and rocks surrounding Hampi give way to stunning blues and greens of the forests and rivers covering this region.

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D7 / Gabadi - Matthuga (Jog Falls) - 118 miles

Today, your Royal Enfield will take you through non-stop nature! We start by exploring the natural park with its perfect zigzag tracks, inviting you for adventure...Ruins, temples and forts pepper the route as we venture deeper and deeper into the jungle. After a ferry ride across the lagoon, we round off the day at Jog Falls, the second highest waterfall in India!

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D8 / Matthuga - Palolem - 124 miles

You have the option to start your day with an unforgettable off-road experience! Then, we get back on route for a water-themed day, following the Sharavati river from the Jog Falls until it flows into the Arabian Sea. A downhill ride with incredible tracks! Finally, we let ourselves get carried away by the sound of the palms blowing in the breeze and birds, relaxing on the Konkan coast.

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D9 / Palolem - Velsao - 37 miles

This may be a short stretch on our bikes, but you’ll experience the most beautiful and wildest part of the Goan coast. We stop at a deserted beach, then at a small, roadside ruin, Cabo de Rama, an old Portuguese fort perched on an imposing cliff surrounded by wilderness. It’s the perfect place to look out onto the coast for one last time.

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D10 / Rider Mania Festival

Last but not least! Today, we enjoy the country’s biggest Royal Enfield gathering. A real Sturgis, Indian style. Rider Mania will give us have first-hand experience of India’s passion for the Royal Enfield. You’ll find custom bike exhibitions, dirt track races, off-road training sessions, concerts and thousands of passionate riders, all in the same place.

D11 / Palolem - Goa Airport

You’re transferred to Goa international airport according to your flight schedules. This is where our services end.

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“Having joined two tours in India previously with Vintage Rides I have no hesitation in booking a third and recommending this company as experts in their field to anyone contemplating a guided tour on the sub continent or the far east. Vintage Rides is a French company and as expected many of the riders are French speakers but it is not a barrier. I speak English and have only a little of the French language but I have been welcomed by both the tour leaders and the other riders without any problems at all. Communication is not a problem in the brotherhood off the bikers. The tour leaders know their stuff and take you to places off the well beaten tourist track, always mindful of one's safety. The support team for mechanical issues that can occasionally arise with the robust Royal Enfield 500cc Bullet bikes and for transport of luggage and local knowledge remove any concerns, just sit back and enjoy the ride.”

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“Vintage Rides are Incredible. This has been literally one of the best holidays I've ever been on. From my initial enquiry, to booking and going on the trip, the Vintage Rides team were brilliant. Francois was a great tour leader, setting the pace perfectly for the group and creating a real mix of meeting locals, seeing the main sights and off roading. This was such a great experience and I look forward to booking again for more adventures.”


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