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Motorcycle road trip India / Southern India

Goa: Jungle, Ride & Lost Temples


From the beaches of Goa to the hidden treasures of Karnataka, this eye-opening adventure tour is a refreshing and enthralling escapade!

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All roads lead to Hampi… on this short yet demanding 680-mile itinerary that takes in the wonders of Karnataka state! Starting in Goa, you travel along narrow and secret roads in an unspoilt world. Leaving behind the Western Ghats, India’s most ancient mountain range, head to the wonderful Badami cave temples. No time to lose: you continue along the route to Hampi, where the “city of victory” awaits! Ride amid the famous balanced rocks, and explore the exuberant interiors of its temples. This intense journey takes you from rice fields to nature reserves – in a tremendous playground of mountains, jungle and wild beaches. An original motorcycle trip in Southern India for curious, adventurous bikers.

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Period November to February
Duration 8 days incl. 7 days' riding
Level Demanding
English-speaking tour leader
Accommodation Standard
From 1420€/pilot
1270€/pillion

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Your motorcycle tour in South India 8 stages - 1120 Km


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D1 / Arrive in Goa - Old Panaji

You’re greeted at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Make the most of this first day to explore the old town of Panaji: a fascinating blend of cultures and influences, with a Portuguese legacy. Its colourful alleyways are ideal for taking a stroll and soaking up the atmosphere of Goa.

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D2 / Old Panaji - Dandelli - 150 Km

Your first day on the road: get to know your Royal Enfield and begin the adventure. We exit Old Panaji and cruise eastwards through Goa state. Our route runs past the Western Ghats, a mountain range that will be in view throughout our itinerary.

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D3 / Dandelli - Badami - Hampi - 300 Km

An early start, heading for Badami. Before our eyes, the scenery of Karnataka scrolls from the Western Ghats mountains to vast tracts of farmland. We visit the archaeological site of Badami, with its cave-temple art. Last stop Hampi, reached through rice fields and other arable landscapes.

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D4 / Hampi - 70 Km

Day four begins with a tour of the outstanding site of Hampi, which has Unesco World Heritage status: a vast archaeological complex which exudes huge charm on an early-morning discovery. Enjoy your afternoon to go biking in the environs, or just sit back and unwind.

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D5 / Hampi - Lakavalli - 250 Km

A day-long 125-mile ride along small roads through plantations to Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary: the ochre hues of the plains and the rocks of Hampi give way to stunning blues and greens.

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D6 / Lakavalli - Jog Falls - 200 Km

A day packed with emotion! On the programme: you channel your inner Indiana Jones, searching for the lost fort of Kavalerduga, which boasts sublime views over the surrounding area; climb Mount Kodachadri, the highest local peak (1,300m/4,400 ft); ride a ferry across the lagoon... and round off the day in thrilling style at Jog Falls, the second-highest waterfall in India!

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D7 / Jog Falls - Agonda - 220 Km

Today you stay close to the water. Begin by following the sublime Sharavati River from the Jog Falls until it flows into the Arabian Sea! The route offers unforgettable views over the steep-sided valley. Once in Agonda, savour its idyllic beaches to the full.

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D8 / Agonda - Goa - 60 Km

Depending on your flight departure time, catch a few more hours’ bliss on the beach... Your hotel room is available until 12 noon. Be sure to book your international flight after 3pm. You’re transferred to Goa international airport, where our service ends.

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Neil
Great team offering a wide choice of …

“Great team offering a wide choice of rides. I selected northern Thailand, the golden triangle route. Well planned ride on good quality bike's, interesting and unique accommodation, well priced and well organised. No hesitation in recommending them and I am planning another trip for 2018 Neil UK”

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Vintage Rides - Simply the Best.

“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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“Excellent tour of Rajasthan. Great bikes and superb accommodation. Anuj was just the best tour guide.”

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From January 6th 2018 to January 13th 2018
From February 9th 2018 to February 16th 2018
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