Desert Roads

Summary

PRICE (TWIN SHARING)

SOLO RIDER £1470
PILLION £1365
SUV PASSENGER £1260
SINGLE OCCUPANCY (+) £210
BOOKING AMOUNT £250

DATES: 02/02/2019 – 09/02/2019

DURATION: 7 NIGHTS

RIDING DAYS: 5 DAYS

DISTANCE: 930 KMS(APPROX)

RIDE LEVEL: MODERATE/TOUGH

VEHICLES :

MOTORCYCLES – ROYAL ENFIELD

SUVs – TOYOTA, MAHINDRA

PLACES OF INTEREST :

DELHI

MANDAWA

PUSHKAR

JAIPUR

BHANGARH

PRICE (TWIN SHARING)

SOLO RIDER  £1470

PILLION  £1420

SUV PASSENGER  £1370

SINGLE OCCUPANCY : (+) £210

BOOKING AMOUNT   £250

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Delhi straddles two worlds: the old constantly attempting to come to terms with the new. Old Delhi, once the capital of Mughal India, is a labyrinth of narrow lanes lined with crumbling havelis and formidable mosques. In contrast, the imperial city of New Delhi built by the British comprises spacious, tree-lined avenues and imposing government buildings. The city’s importance lies not just in its past glory as the seat of empires and magnificent monuments, but also in the rich and diverse cultures. Our first day is spent relaxing and preparing for the ride ahead. On Day 2, we ride 240 km through the semi-arid landscape to the Shekhawati region of North Rajasthan. Far less visited than other parts of Rajasthan, the Shekhawati region is renowned for its extraordinary painted havelis (ornately decorated residences), highlighted with dazzling, often whimsical, murals. Part of the region’s appeal is that these works of art are found in tiny towns connected by single-track roads that run through the desolate countryside north of Jaipur. Today it seems curious that such attention and money were lavished on these out-of-the-way houses, but these were once the homelands of wealthy traders and merchants. In the heart of the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan lies the beautiful small town Mandawa. Popularly known as the Open Art Gallery, the town is replete with paved archways and magnificent havelis and fortresses. Founded in the 18th century, the medieval fort of Mandawa dominates the town with a painted arched gateway adorned with Lord Krishna and his cows. Day 3 is a 220 km ride to the sacred Pushkar Lake which resounds with the chants and hymns from the 400 blue coloured temples located on its banks. Pushkar is also called ‘the rose garden of Rajasthan’, because of the flower farming in and around the city. The annual Pushkar Fair, which is held in November, is a major crowd puller. It also has one of the world’s few Brahma temples. With 52 bathing ghats and 400 milky-blue temples, the town often hums with the puja (prayers), generating an episodic soundtrack of chanting, drums and gongs, and devotional songs. Enthralling, historical Jaipur, Rajasthan’s capital, is a 170 km ride on our Royal Enfield motorcycles on Day 4. The city’s colourful, chaotic streets ebb and flow with a heady brew of old and new. Careering buses dodge dawdling camels while leisurely cycle-rickshaws frustrate swarms of motorbikes. In the midst of this mayhem, the splendours of Jaipur’s majestic past are islands of relative calm evoking a different pace and another world. At the city’s heart, the City Palace continues to house the former royal family; the Jantar Mantar, the royal observatory, maintains a heavenly aspect; and the honeycomb Hawa Mahal gazes on the bazaar below. And just out of sight, in the arid hill country surrounding the city, is the fairy-tale grandeur of Amber Fort, Jaipur’s star attraction. Jaipur earned the sobriquet of Pink City after Jai Singh’s descendant Ram Singh, painted the city in gerua to welcome the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) in 1876. For the want of a name for the colour (gerua is closer to ochre than pink), the British called it pink and the name stuck. After a day of sightseeing in and around Jaipur, our next destination on Day 6 is the quaint and bizarre place called Bhangarh. This deserted, well-preserved and notoriously haunted city was founded in 1631 by Madho Singh. It had 10,000 dwellings but was suddenly deserted about 300 years ago for reasons that remain mysterious. Day 7 is a 250 km ride back to Delhi to complete our India Motorcycle One-Week tour.  
Day 1 : 02/02/19 : Arrival in New Delhi. Acclimatize. Relax. Prep for the ride.
Day 2 : 03/02/19 : Gurugram - Mandawa. 240 km.
Day 3 : 04/02/19 : Mandawa - Pushkar. 220 km.
Day 4 : 05/02/19 : Pushkar - Jaipur. 170 km.
Day 5 : 06/02/19 : Stay at Jaipur.
Day 6 : 07/02/19 : Jaipur - Bhangarh. 60 km.
Day 7 : 08/02/19 : Bhangarh - Gurugram. 250 km.
Day 8 : 09/02/19 : Departure from New Delhi.
INCLUSIONS
  • Guided tour as per itinerary.
  • Experienced British and Indian road captains.
  • Road maps and travel information.
  • All hotel accommodation and meals.
  • All motorcycle hire charges for the guided tour duration.
  • Fuel, oil and spare parts for minor repairs of the motorcycles for the guided tour duration.
  • Third party insurance for the motorcycles.
  • Road and bridge tolls, special road, bridge and travel fee, inner border line permits.
  • Highly skilled motorcycle mechanic.
  • Support vehicle for carrying luggage, spares, medical kit and other essentials.
  • Goods and Services Tax.
EXCLUSIONS
  •  Comprehensive and adequate personal travel, medical and accidental insurance of the riders.
  • Air travel and visas.
  • All transfers to and from sightseeing spots and during the ride.
  • All sightseeing spot entry tickets, guide charges and camera charges.
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages except water.
  • Tips, souvenirs and laundry.
  • Repair of damages to the motorcycles caused by the riders.
  • Personal riding and safety gear.
  • All telephone/mobile services.
  • Optional single-occupancy add-on.
  • Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions section.
Documents Check List
  • Signed copies of :
  1. Medical Form
  2. Liability Waiver Form
  3. Undertaking
  4. Travel Insurance Details
  • Original and 2 Photocopies each, of the following :
  1. Driving License (Rider)
  2. International Driving Permit
  3. Travel Insurance
  4. Passport
  5. Visa
  • Passport size photographs (four)
Gear Check List
  • Riding Jacket :Textile/Leather motorcycle jacket with removable lining and adequate protection
  • Riding Pants : Textile, Denim, Motocross or Enduro reinforced pants
  • Motorcycle Boots : Over the ankle and sturdy
  • Helmet : Full face (essential)
  • Riding Gloves : Lightweight gloves with good protection
  • Knee and Elbow guards : Hard type is recommended
  • Kidney Belt
  • Hydration Pack : 2-3 litres
  • Water Resistant Backpack
  • Goggles/Sunglasses
  • Snood/Buff Scarf
Essentials
  • Sun Block : High factor
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Insulated Flask
  • Lip Balm
  • Sun Hat/Cap
  • Personal Medication
  • Basic First Aid Kit : Re-hydration salt sachets, Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, Antiseptic Cream and Sticking Plasters etc
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Summary

DATES: 02/02/2019 – 09/02/2019

DURATION: 7 NIGHTS

RIDING DAYS: 5 DAYS

DISTANCE: 930 KMS(APPROX)

RIDE LEVEL: MODERATE/TOUGH

VEHICLES :

MOTORCYCLES – ROYAL ENFIELD

SUVs – TOYOTA, MAHINDRA

PLACES OF INTEREST :

DELHI

MANDAWA

PUSHKAR

JAIPUR

BHANGARH

PRICE (TWIN SHARING) :

SOLO RIDER  £1470

PILLION  £1420

SUV PASSENGER  £1370

SINGLE OCCUPANCY : (+) £210

BOOKING AMOUNT   £250

Delhi straddles two worlds: the old constantly attempting to come to terms with the new. Old Delhi, once the capital of Mughal India, is a labyrinth of narrow lanes lined with crumbling havelis and formidable mosques. In contrast, the imperial city of New Delhi built by the British comprises spacious, tree-lined avenues and imposing government buildings. The city’s importance lies not just in its past glory as the seat of empires and magnificent monuments, but also in the rich and diverse cultures. Our first day is spent relaxing and preparing for the ride ahead. On Day 2, we ride 240 km through the semi-arid landscape to the Shekhawati region of North Rajasthan. Far less visited than other parts of Rajasthan, the Shekhawati region is renowned for its extraordinary painted havelis (ornately decorated residences), highlighted with dazzling, often whimsical, murals. Part of the region’s appeal is that these works of art are found in tiny towns connected by single-track roads that run through the desolate countryside north of Jaipur. Today it seems curious that such attention and money were lavished on these out-of-the-way houses, but these were once the homelands of wealthy traders and merchants. In the heart of the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan lies the beautiful small town Mandawa. Popularly known as the Open Art Gallery, the town is replete with paved archways and magnificent havelis and fortresses. Founded in the 18th century, the medieval fort of Mandawa dominates the town with a painted arched gateway adorned with Lord Krishna and his cows. Day 3 is a 220 km ride to the sacred Pushkar Lake which resounds with the chants and hymns from the 400 blue coloured temples located on its banks. Pushkar is also called ‘the rose garden of Rajasthan’, because of the flower farming in and around the city. The annual Pushkar Fair, which is held in November, is a major crowd puller. It also has one of the world’s few Brahma temples. With 52 bathing ghats and 400 milky-blue temples, the town often hums with the puja (prayers), generating an episodic soundtrack of chanting, drums and gongs, and devotional songs. Enthralling, historical Jaipur, Rajasthan’s capital, is a 170 km ride on our Royal Enfield motorcycles on Day 4. The city’s colourful, chaotic streets ebb and flow with a heady brew of old and new. Careering buses dodge dawdling camels while leisurely cycle-rickshaws frustrate swarms of motorbikes. In the midst of this mayhem, the splendours of Jaipur’s majestic past are islands of relative calm evoking a different pace and another world. At the city’s heart, the City Palace continues to house the former royal family; the Jantar Mantar, the royal observatory, maintains a heavenly aspect; and the honeycomb Hawa Mahal gazes on the bazaar below. And just out of sight, in the arid hill country surrounding the city, is the fairy-tale grandeur of Amber Fort, Jaipur’s star attraction. Jaipur earned the sobriquet of Pink City after Jai Singh’s descendant Ram Singh, painted the city in gerua to welcome the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) in 1876. For the want of a name for the colour (gerua is closer to ochre than pink), the British called it pink and the name stuck. After a day of sightseeing in and around Jaipur, our next destination on Day 6 is the quaint and bizarre place called Bhangarh. This deserted, well-preserved and notoriously haunted city was founded in 1631 by Madho Singh. It had 10,000 dwellings but was suddenly deserted about 300 years ago for reasons that remain mysterious. Day 7 is a 250 km ride back to Delhi to complete our India Motorcycle One-Week tour.
Day 1 : 02/02/19 : Arrival in New Delhi. Acclimatize. Relax. Prep for the ride.
Day 2 : 03/02/19 : Gurugram - Mandawa. 240 km.
Day 3 : 04/02/19 : Mandawa - Pushkar. 220 km.
Day 4 : 05/02/19 : Pushkar - Jaipur. 170 km.
Day 5 : 06/02/19 : Stay at Jaipur.
Day 6 : 07/02/19 : Jaipur - Bhangarh. 60 km.
Day 7 : 08/02/19 : Bhangarh - Gurugram. 250 km.
Day 8 : 09/02/19 : Departure from New Delhi.
INCLUSIONS
  • Guided tour as per itinerary.
  • Experienced British and Indian road captains.
  • Road maps and travel information.
  • All hotel accommodation and meals.
  • All motorcycle hire charges for the guided tour duration.
  • Fuel, oil and spare parts for minor repairs of the motorcycles for the guided tour duration.
  • Third party insurance for the motorcycles.
  • Road and bridge tolls, special road, bridge and travel fee, inner border line permits.
  • Highly skilled motorcycle mechanic.
  • Support vehicle for carrying luggage, spares, medical kit and other essentials.
  • Goods and Services Tax.
EXCLUSIONS
  •  Comprehensive and adequate personal travel, medical and accidental insurance of the riders.
  • Air travel and visas.
  • All transfers to and from sightseeing spots and during the ride.
  • All sightseeing spot entry tickets, guide charges and camera charges.
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages except water.
  • Tips, souvenirs and laundry.
  • Repair of damages to the motorcycles caused by the riders.
  • Personal riding and safety gear.
  • All telephone/mobile services.
  • Optional single-occupancy add-on.
  • Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions section.
Documents Check List
  • Signed copies of :
  1. Medical Form
  2. Liability Waiver Form
  3. Undertaking
  4. Travel Insurance Details
  • Original and 2 Photocopies each, of the following :
  1. Driving License (Rider)
  2. International Driving Permit
  3. Travel Insurance
  4. Passport
  5. Visa
  • Passport size photographs (four)
Gear Check List
  • Riding Jacket :Textile/Leather motorcycle jacket with removable lining and adequate protection
  • Riding Pants : Textile, Denim, Motocross or Enduro reinforced pants
  • Motorcycle Boots : Over the ankle and sturdy
  • Helmet : Full face (essential)
  • Riding Gloves : Lightweight gloves with good protection
  • Knee and Elbow guards : Hard type is recommended
  • Kidney Belt
  • Hydration Pack : 2-3 litres
  • Water Resistant Backpack
  • Goggles/Sunglasses
  • Snood/Buff Scarf
Essentials
  • Sun Block : High factor
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Insulated Flask
  • Lip Balm
  • Sun Hat/Cap
  • Personal Medication
  • Basic First Aid Kit : Re-hydration salt sachets, Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, Antiseptic Cream and Sticking Plasters etc