Three days in the tropical paradise of Goa and a twelve-day tour of southern India – our classic tour route covering more than 2,000 km for those who love to ride on 500cc Enfield Bullet Motorcycles. This extended bike tour offers considerably more time in the saddle, covers a longer route and tackles the highest mountains in southern India – our "advanced" tour of the South. We ran this tour around 20 times between 1995 and 1999, and it's now back in the program once or twice per season.
We'll visit the most beautiful hill stations, ride our Enfield Bullet Motorcycles through endless tea and coffee plantations in the Coorg region and ride elephants in the Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary, where we'll be staying in a jungle lodge. The Maharaja City of Mysore with its bazaars, temples and palaces is a further high point of the tour. The Jain temples and monuments of the ancient Hoysala Empire in Belur and Halebid are as much a part of this classic tour as the holy cows and working elephants along the road. We promise you nearly 2,000 km of fun in the saddle. We especially recommend this tour to riders who have been to Hampi with us and are ready for more bike adventure.
Starting in Goa, with its gorgeous, palm-fringed beaches and unique Portuguese flavor, we’ll take the coastal road south along the Arabian Sea. The motorcycle tour will take us through bustling bazaar towns and down quiet country lanes in the Western Ghats and Nilgiri Hills, winding our way up the 2,620- meter Dottabetta.
|Day||Activity||Accommodation & Destination||Distance|
|1||Arrival in Goa, followed by a day of relaxation and a jeep tour to the beach for the sunset||Goa||80km|
|2||Warm-up day trip through northern Goa, including time on the beach||Goa||80km|
|3||Heading south along the Goan coast to Paradise Beach at Agonda||Agonda Beach||100km|
|4||Today will be a relaxing ride along the coastal highway to Kundapura.||Kundapura||200km|
|5||In the morning we'll visit the Krishna temple in Udupi, and then we're off to the coffee and spice plantations of the Coorg Hills.||Madikeri||240km|
|6||A long day of winding roads through coffee, tea and teak plantations and beautiful national parks||Mudumalai National Park||250km|
|7||Ascent to the peak of Dottabetta (2,620 m) and the Ooty hill station – we'll also be taking the legendary "36 Hairpins" mountain road.||Mudumalai National Park||120km|
|8||Across the fertile Deccan Plateau to the Maharaja city of Mysore.||Mysore||120km|
|9||Today we'll visit the holy Chamudi temple hill, the Maharaja's palace, and the bazaar of the old city.||Mysore||50km|
|10||Biking and culture – today we'll be visiting the holy places of the Jains and the Hoysalas in Belur and Halebid and hravana Belagola.||Chickmanagalur||250km|
|11||A long day full of memorable impressions on the roads of the Deccan.||Hubli – Dharwad||310km|
|12||We'll reach the jungle camp by noon, and in the afternoon it's time for rafting on the Kali river.||Ganeshgudi||70km|
|13||On adventurous dust roads and country lanes down to Goa, back to your favorite beach.||Goa||150km|
|14||Relaxing at the pool in the morning, a visit to the hippie flea market in Anjuna, farewell dinner in the evening||Goa||100km|
|15||Early-morning transfer to the airport, flying independently to your home or next destination. Total length of the tour: approx. 2,000 km||Departure from Goa, no hotel|
Reconnect with your inner biker – at an affordable price. Discover the sights, scents and flavors of India, cruising through tropical jungles with your Royal Enfield Bullet motorcycle laying down the soundtrack. Enjoy carefully selected dream routes, leaving superfluous luxury and boredom behind. Fascinating experiences await you: romantic huts on Paradise Beach and bamboo cottages in the jungle camp, unforgettable nights on warm beaches with a crackling campfire, in simple traveler’s lodges or grand colonial hotels. And when the motorcycle adventure is over, there will still be time to unwind on the white beaches of Goa. Look forward to a tropical adventure in an exotic environment and a program with plenty of variety, guided and supported by our experienced, English-speaking crew. Our Road Captains have successfully organized over 250 tours through India in the past 20 years.
We only need a minimum of six participants for a tour and offer a choice of six tour dates per season. We will provide you with a well-maintained 500cc Royal Enfield Bullet motorcycle with comprehensive insurance (EUR 500.00 deductible) for the duration of your stay. You only need to pay for your fuel. We can also arrange extensions for more time in the saddle and on the beach.
After a period of transition, our fleet now consists entirely of new Enfield motorcycles with electric starters, 5-speed gearboxes and gearshifts on the left. These modified 2008 and 2009-model 500cc Royal Enfield Bullets are now standard on all of our tours. If you prefer, we can still provide classic models with kickstarters and gearshifts on the right. We’ll need advance notice, however. All of our Enfield motorcycles are equipped with full touring gear, including a front disk brake, dual horns, crash guards and roomy, rugged leather saddlebags. All of our bikes have yellow all-India rental registration number plates and special insurance for rental vehicles. The 10-day motorcycle tour covers a total of 1,500 km. The Tropical Goa and South India Adventure tour program always begins with a warm-up day trip, followed by the 10-day tour. The remaining days are free time for relaxing in Goa.
Personal travel insurance | all drinks, lunch and snacks on the road | three dinners in Goa | river rafting program (approx. EUR 30.00) elephant safari in the national park (approx. EUR 10.00) | boat tour to the crocodiles, bird-watching hike with local wildlife guard (approx. EUR 5.00) | fuel (approx. EUR 55.00) tips, personal telephone charges, shopping and souvenirs | photo and video permits | tourist visa for India (approx. EUR 50.00).
|Day||Activity||Accommodation & Destination||Distance|
|1||Flying independently to Goa.|
|2||Arrival in Goa, relaxation, welcome dinner in northern Goa.||Hotel or guest house|
|3||A warm-up day tour through the peaceful countryside of northern Goa||Hotel or guest house||100km|
|4||Cruising the exotic Malabar Coast.||Malwan||120km|
|5||Winding our way up the country roads of the Western Ghats. In the evening, the sights, sounds and scents of the bazaar.||Belgaum||140km|
|6||The famous Badami cave temples.||Badami||120km|
|7||1,000 ruins, magic temples and boulders in Hampi.||Hampi||140km|
|8||A day cruising around Hampi.||Hampi||50km|
|9||A long and dusty ride across the Deccan Plateau.||Ganeshgudi||260km|
|10||Rafting and jungle adventure.||Ganeshgudi||250km|
|11||Cruising the jungle of the Western Ghats.||Agonda||150km|
|12||The paradise beaches in Palolem, Patnem and Galgibag.||Agonda||50km|
|13||Back to northern Goa and the end of the tour – relaxation.||Northern Goa||120km|
|14||Beaches and bikes – relaxation.||Northern Goa||50km|
|15||Flying independently from Goa to your home or next destination.||Departure from Goa, no hotel||Total length approx. 1,500 km|