Travellers can take in the spices, tea plantations and idyllic beaches of southern India on the back of a classic Royal Enfield motorbike as part of the five-star adventure holiday from Cochin to Goa, departing February 7, 2015.
The Classic Desert Storm bikes will take experienced riders and also pillion passengers with no riding experience on a 2300km journey, with guests staying in some of southern India’s most luxurious, five-star hotels along the way.
Self-confessed ‘mad’ Englishman and adrenalin junkie, Zander Combe, who runs Extreme Bike Tours, says the beautiful landscapes and the gentle and welcoming people who live in southern India are “guaranteed to change the way you look at life”.
The ‘Five-Star South India’ tour takes riders and passengers along the quiet (by Indian standards) and meandering roads of southern India, through vast tea plantations and hill stations, past the spectacular palaces and temples of Mysore and to the jungles of Mudumalai National Park where riders will stay in a deluxe safari lodge and search for tigers. The tour costs US$5250 per rider or US$4350 for pillion passengers.
* All new bookings made before December 1, 2014, will also receive a free, two-night stay with breakfast after the tour at the five-star Radisson Blu Resort Goa at Cavelossim Beach.
Fares for the motorbike tour include accommodation along the route, all meals on the tour, fuel and motorbike hire and a domestic flight at the end of the tour from Goa back to Cochin. The guided trip is open to licensed motorcyclists as well as pillion passengers riding on a bike or in the support vehicle.
One of the world’s leading motorcycle tour companies, Extreme Bike Tours, which is based in India, was featured on the ‘Top Gear’ TV show in 2011. Up to 80 per cent of riders are from Australia.
For details, visit www.extremebiketours.com or call + 91 9665 377 344.
* Tours and fares are subject to availability and conditions apply. Prices do not include flights from Australia.