Motorcycling Holidays in India
In last few years motorcycling holidays are achieving new dimensions in Indian Adventure Tourism. Precisely the motorcycling is not limiting the explorer to the roads only, it is more than that. In India, there are completely different terrain and atmosphere which give you ultimate experience of riding and cultural experience. It starts from great Himalayan terrain to desert of Thar desert. Somewhere you witness the changing climate in every hour duration and some where you see the local hospitality at it’s utmost.
With the access to the most of the region fairly approachable, the Indian Motorcycling Tour should be a must for an enthusiast rider who wants to explore the India, comprising of different climate and culture.
Some of the best motorcycle riding routes in north India
You explore a lot of flora & fauna in this route and strongly recommended only for an experienced rider. Bara-lacha la also known as Bara-lacha Pass, or Bārā Lācha La, (el. 4,890 m or 16,040 ft) is a high mountain pass in Zanskar range, connecting Lahaul district in Himachal Pradesh to Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, situated along the Leh–Manali Highway.
Khardung la Pass: The elevation of Khardung La is 5,359 m (17,582 ft). Local summit signs and dozens of stores selling shirts in Leh incorrectly claim that it’s elevation is in the vicinity of 5,602 m (18,379 ft) and that it is the world’s highest motorable pass.
Spiti valley is in the north-eastern part of Himachal Pradesh. This is a Himalayan state in India. Spiti means in Tibetan “The middle land”, in reference to it lying between mainland India and Tibet. Situated at an average height of around 12,500 feet above mean sea level, Spiti lies along the Himalayan River of the same name. Spiti has retained it’s pristine charm though it is cut off from the tourist map.
This riding routes is little bit longer in riding days but it gives mostly different cultures and terrains. This distant region mountainous motor bike tour brings a unique experience to your biking experience. It is one of the enthralled tours that bring adventure and cultural interaction. As the excursion is more than one-week long, you will have ample time to explore this vast cold desert at a slow and relaxing pace. This is a Trans- Himalayan bike tour.
This motorcycle ride allows you to experience the true essence of Rajasthan in 13 days What with visiting historical forts & palaces, staying on the sand dunes in the desert with your motorcycle. The quirky temples that we pay a visit to during the ride are unlike any in the world too.
The Roads in North India:
Precisely it depends on the selected route. The roads are of asphalt/ tartar but rapidly increasing highways are multi lane roads. The There are majorly four season in north India. In India, there is left handed driving roads. So if you are coming from some European countries then you should consider it. Finally, fuel is readily available throughout the rides but if you opt Himalayan mountainous ride then it is considered in advance, generally in guided adventure ride- the tour organizer guides you about it. The fuel cost is rapidly changeable in India but the cost remains almost same, no major change.
Documents required for Ride:
Riders must bring with them proper travel Insurance and documents as follows:
- VISA- you can apply for an easy e-VISA
- Full Motorcycle License – valid
- International Driving License/Permit – valid
You should bring your travel insurance policy with you on tour. Please take a print or photocopy and keep it safe. You should bring the address of your travel insurance company. Riders are requested to handover the insurance numbers and addresses to our guide. Without these documents you will not be able to take part in your chosen tour. (Safety is our primary concern)
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About the author: Bhupendra Sharma is founder & promoter of Evergreen Adventures. He has been organizing the adventures tours for more than 5 yrs.