A 5th dan karate instructor and tai chi instructor, Martin has been living in Goa with his family for over 30 years and has been a part of our team for the last ten. He’s a guide for southern India, Ladakh and Rajasthan. Martin is a passionate blues musician, beachball player and parent, and he lives life to the fullest.
A sociologist, mediator, diving instructor, tour guide, Indian traveler and experienced Enfield rider in Berlin, Willy is an old hand in the Indian Himalayas. He will be continuing his Road Captain career in southern India and Bhutan in the upcoming winter season.
Julian was born in Dharamsala, India, to European parents. Growing up in the Indian community and attending the Tibetan school in the Dalai Lama’s residence in exile, he absorbed Indian and Tibetan culture, and he speaks English, Tibetan, Hindi and German fluently. Julian earned a bachelor’s degree at the London Film Academy. He guides our bike tours whenever he can. Julian is happy to share his profound knowledge of India, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet with anyone who’s interested. Julian guides groups through northern India, Ladakh, Spiti and Rajasthan, and recently added Tibet to his range of tours.
Tiziana is Dutch and an architect by training. She grew up infected by the travel bug and spent many years in Italy. She is now more at home in the Himalayas than Holland after riding an Enfield overland to India. As she puts it, that was a dream she never woke up from, prompting her to give up her career in architecture and spend her life on the road. Her favorite mode of travel is still cruising the Himalayas on a Bullet and savoring every second. Tiz now regularly runs our tours in Nepal, Bhutan, Thailand, Vietnam and Sri Lanka.
Peter was born in Switzerland and grew up on two wheels – the rougher the ride, the better. He studied construction management and architecture in Zurich, Switzerland, and traveled extensively.
In 1990, the Swiss government sent him to Bhutan for a major project – planning and building the teacher training college in Paro. In Bhutan, he worked as an architect with his own planning office, and often took on longer assignments in crisis regions for the International Committee of the Red Cross. These included stints in Iraq, Sudan and Somalia. Peter married his Bhutanese wife, Sonam Wangmo, in 2001, and was granted honorary Bhutanese citizenship by the fifth king in 2011. He spends a lot of his free time riding, and like RC Peter, he’s a member of the MC Bhutan Dragons.
Swiss Peter’s wife runs one of the oldest travel agencies in Bhutan and works together with RC Peter to organize his Classic Bike Adventure tours in the country.
As the son of an Austrian mother and an Indian father, Shankar was raised in India and quickly came to love the diversity of the subcontinent. He completed his studies at the University of Vienna, majoring in South Asian Studies. Shankar is fluent in Hindi, Urdu, English and German, and as an amateur linguist, he also speaks many Indian dialects. He is a passionate traveler and fascinated by different cultures. Already at the age of 17, he was leading study trips as an independent tour guide – including for the Geography Faculty of the University of Vienna!
India is his great love and motorcycling his passion. Shankar is always happy to illuminate the finer points of Indian history and culture to his interested listeners. Parallel to his work as a professional guide, he is also pursuing academic goals – research and writing books – and working for his mother’s development aid project.