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The Classic Bike Adventure India® Newsletter for May 2010


Namaste, Tashi Delek, Julley!

It's been over six months since we've last been in touch, and we can look back on an eventful, yet relaxed winter.

Two tours each through Nepal and Bhutan, a pilot tour of northern Thailand, two trips through the deserts of Rajasthan and no less than five tours of southern India from our home base in Goa. It was a good, busy touring season.

All of the tours were well-attended and many fully booked, with no incidents or major problems - on the contrary.
We had a great time on the road with so many enthusiastic participants and made a lot of new friends.

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of our tour participants, crew members and partners.


The coming year is going to be just as busy. The Bhutan tours coming up in the fall are almost fully booked, with only a few bikes still available in October and November.
For more information, check out www.bhutan-motorbike-tours.com
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Some new pictures from the last tour:

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We'll be hitting the road in Ladakh four times this summer, taking in the highest Himalayan valleys and the highest motorable passes in the world.
Two tours are fully booked, but a few bikes are still available for our classic Ladakh Overland tours in late June and late August.

Looking for true adventure in the Himalayas? BOOK NOW !

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And now, the news:

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  • The pilot tour in northern Thailand was a great success, even though the bikes we rented didn't fully live up to our expectations.
    We've now given the project the green light and placed an order for our own fleet of bikes. The first regular northern Thailand tours are scheduled for December and January.
    We just launched the new tour website: www.thailand-motorbike-tours.com . We've also posted summaries in the Tours section at www.classic-bike-india.com
  • A world premiere: pilot tours through northern Vietnam, Laos and northern Thailand on Kawasaki ER6-ns - the dates have been set!

    A few bikes are still available. 5 Mar. - 20 Mar. 2011 and 19 Mar. - 4 Apr. 2011
    For more information or to sign up, contact RC Peter at: Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!
    We scouted the region thoroughly on our explorer tour in March. Stay tuned for our next newsletter for the whole story!
  • New: the best, most adventurous, highest Himalaya tour of all time is here!

    The Three Lakes and Seven Passes of Ladakh will be a part of our program as of summer 2011, and it's already on our website.
    Check it out, savor it and imagine yourself there. Then book it and be a part of it!

    The "Three Lakes of Ladakh" tour is based mainly on new tracks and highlights that have never before been presented on a motorcycle tour.
    This eleven-day tour takes in the best routes of the region and seven extremely high Himalayan passes, five of which hit altitudes of over 5,000 meters - as well as the three highest passes in the world.

    We see all of the highlights of the ancient Buddhist kingdom of Ladakh and three of the most beautiful Himalayan lakes - all at altitudes of more than 4,500 meters - along the frontier to Tibet. We also visit the Taj Mahal in Agra, bringing the tour up to exactly 14 days, for €2,590.00 (for riders in double rooms/tents).

    Domestic flights from Delhi to Leh and back make long, tiresome bus and train transfers a thing of the past. The flights - a €500.00 value - are included in the price of the tour.
    The rates and dates are set for 2011, and we've already received our first bookings.

  • Already the stuff of legend: the fourth Classic Bike Adventure Party in Germany - 22 to 24 May 2009 - Here are the best photos (Facebook album) !
    The next party will be in 2011, and we've already set the date: 3-5 June 2011 - put it on your calendar now!

One original Classic Bike Adventure® Bullet for sale in Germany - scramblers and café racers coming soon...

ROYAL ENFIELD BULLET CLASSIC 500.jpgWe still have one of our 500cc Bullets with full touring gear for sale. The bike is currently in Germany and has been rebuilt from the ground up - all bearings, control cables, rubber parts, tires and other consumables have been replaced, and it also sports fresh chrome and paint.
We're asking €3,800.00 for the Bullet, which features our usual rugged leather saddlebags, crash guards and dual horns. Three of our bikes have already found new homes.
Interested? For a small deposit, we'll reserve the bike for you and send you a binding purchase agreement. It will be ready for collection in May.

Our senior mechanic Werner took four Bullets to Germany with him as project bikes, and he's now converting them to scrambler and café racer specs - if you're interested, contact him directly at Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!.


Overland tour from Delhi to Germany - early April 2011 - two XT 600s still available

Our first overland tour from Switzerland to Goa in October and November with Werner and three Yamaha XT600s was a complete success. The return tour will be hitting the road in New Delhi in April 2011.
We'll be taking our proven XT600s on the five-week trip through northern India, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey and southern Europe to Germany. Two bikes are still available. For more information and to sign up, contact Werner directly at: Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!

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... and some new pics from the last Nepal-Tour

Magic Nepal Group March 2010 with Guide TIZ our guide TIZ
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... from the last Rjasthan-Tour


WE always have a fresh cup of MASALLA CHAI for you !

WE always have a fresh cup of MASALLA CHAI for you !

(our Guides Martin & Willy)

See you soon cruising India or relaxing in Goa …

Peter & the Classic Bike Adventure India - Crew


Overview of all tours and dates:

We use 2007-2009 model electric-start 500cc Royal Enfield Bullets with the gearshift on the left side for all of our tours.
The bikes all have all-India rental licensing and insurance.

We can also provide classic kickstart Bullets with the gearshift on the right on request - please let us know in advance!
All of the bikes belong to our own fleet and are maintained in our own service centers by our well-trained full-time mechanics.

About our Royal Enfield Bullets :

On all tours our standard tour bike is the new model Royal Enfield 500cc "Machismo", all bikes are equipped with electric starter and 5 speed gear box shifted on the left side. All bikes are 2007-09 models with yellow number ( rental licence and rental insurance for all India ). In case you prefer to ride a more"classic" Bullet with kickstarter and right side gear shift, we can provide that too. Then an advance booking of the classic bullet is required !

DATE

Rider (EUR)

International flights are not included

Passenger (EUR)

Single-room surcharge (EUR)

MAGIC NEPAL TOURS - 16 days

15.10. - 30.10.2010

05.03. - 20.03.2011

15.10. - 30.10.2011

2,295.00

2,295.00

2,295.00

1,935.00

1,935.00

1,935.00

525.00

525.00

525.00

SIKKIM & BHUTAN TOURS - 17 days

The domestic Indian Flights from and to New Delhi are included


04.11. - 21.11.2010

07.04. - 24.04.2011

29.10. – 13.11.2011

4,350.00

4,490.00

4,490.00

3,580.00

3,680.00

3,680.00

600.00

640.00

640.00

BHUTAN EXPLORER TOURS - 11 days

Flights from India to Paro / Bhutan and backare included

20.10.- 30.10.2010

28.09. - 08.10.2011

3,200.00

3,200.00

2.900.00

2.900.00

400.00

400.00

GOA & SOUTHERN INDIA CLASSIC TOURS - 14 days / 1.500 km

15.11. - 29.11.2010

06.12. – 20.12.2010

07.02. - 21.02. 2011

14.11. - 28.11.2011

05.12. – 19.12.2011

16.01. - 30.01. 2012

1,450.00

1,450.00

1,450.00

1,450.00

1,450.00

1,450.00

1,200.00

1,200.00

1,200.00

1,200.00

1,200.00

1,200.00

360.00

360.00

360.00

360.00

360.00

360.00

GOA & SOUTHERN INDIA LONG TRAIL TOUR 14 days / 2.000 km

17.01. - 31.01.2011

28.02. - 14.03.2011

06.02. - 20.02.2012

27.02. - 12.03.2012

1,690.00

1,690.00

1,690.00

1,690.00

1,400.00

1,400.00

1,400.00

1,400.00

400.00

400.00

400.00

400.00

RAJASTHAN DESERT DREAMS TOURS - 18 days / 2.400 km

10.02. - 28.02.2011

17.11. - 05.12. 2011

2.990.00

2.990.00

2.590.00

2.590.00

925.00

925.00

THE "CLASSIC" LADAKH OVERLAND TOURS - 17 days

With overnight excursion to Agra / TAJ MAHAL & RED FORT sightseeing

Flight from Leh to Delhi included

24.06. - 11.07.2010

19.08. - 05.09.2010

23.06. – 10.07.2011

2,390.00

2,390.00

2,490.00

1,990.00

1,990.00

2,190.00

300.00

300.00

340.00

WILD ZANSKAR, NUBRA VALLEY AND THE BEST OF LADAKH TOURs - 17 days

With overnight excursion to Agra / TAJ MAHAL & RED FORT sightseeing

Flight from Delhi to Leh and from Leh to Delhi included

10.07. - 27.07.2010

29.07. - 15.08.2010

15.07. – 31.07.2011

2,490.00

2,490.00

2,490.00

2,090.00

2,090.00

2,190.00

330.00

330.00

340.00

NEW : THE 3 LAKES and 5 x 5.000m PASSES LADAKH-TOURS !

Crossing the three highest Passes of the world and riding to the tree most scenic Himamaya lakes above 4.500m exploring the exotic Nubra Valley - on this tour we summit 5 different 5.000m high passes....

We fly up from Delhi to Leh and same way back, 11 days Himalaya cruising in Ladakh plus 2 days excursion to visit the Taj Mahal in Agra

30.07. – 14.08. 2011

13.08. – 28.08. 2011

27.08. - 11.09. 2011

2,590.00

2,590.00

2,590.00

2,200.00

2,200.00

2,200.00

370.00

370.00

370.00

LITTLE TIBET TOUR - KINNAUR, SPITI AND KULLU VALLEY - 18 days

Our guides favourite Himalaya tour since 1995 !

Flight from Kullu to New Delhi is included - the itinerary is not published n this website, please ask us directly if you are interested to join..

09.09. - 26.09.2010

15.09. – 02.10.2011

2,590.00

2,590.00

2,090.00

2,090.00

400.00

400.00

PILOT TOURS : VIETNAM - LAOS - NORD THAILAND ROAD RIDERS - 15 days

( on our new Kawasaki ER-6n Power Bikes 72HS/170kg/ 600cc )

Inkl. Hanoi & Chiang Mai

05.03. - 20.03. 2011

19.03. - 04.04.2011

2.590,- €

2.590,- €

2.190,- €

2.190,- €

600,- €

600,- €

NORTH THAILAND "ROADRIDERS PARADISE TOURS"

( on our new Kawasaki ER-6n Power Bikes 72HS/170kg/ 600cc )

04.12. - 19.12. 2010

08.01. - 23.01.2011

03.12. - 18.12. 2011

07.01. - 22.01.2012

2.590,- €

2.590,- €

2.590,- €

2.590,- €

1.980,- €

1.980,- €

1.980,- €

1.980,- €

600,- €

600,- €

600,- €

600,- €

tba : rates to be announced

All dates and rates are subject to change. For more information or to book a tour, please contact us at Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!

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