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" Classic Bike Adventure Tours India" - Newsletter September 2010


Namaste, Tashi Delek, Julley….

Welcome to our summer newsletter.
We’re back out on the road after a two-month tour break, with five tours through the Indian Himalayas on our summer schedule.

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We're pleased to see that all of our summer and fall tours have been very popular - a number of them are fully booked.
We took advantage of the break to work on our websites and tour program, and we'd like to share the results with you now.

Happy Groups of 2010
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And now, the news:

 

Roadrider's Paradise Tours in northern Thailand

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The Thailand pilot tour in January 2010 was a resounding success, and we're now getting ready to launch the project officially. Our first bikes have been delivered and they're ready to roll in Chiang Mai. The first regular tour through northern Thailand is going to head out in January 2011. We've finalized the program, and you can find it online here:
www.thailand-motorbike-tours.com

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Die nächsten Pilottouren sind in der Vorbereitung, und noch sind einige Bikes frei

29 Jan. - 17 Feb. 2011 Pilot tour - Northern Thailand and Laos - 3 weeks
The tour is almost fully booked.


12 Sept. - 2 Oct. 2011 Pilot tour - Chamba to Spiti Valley. New passes, remote valleys - 3 weeks
Our insider's tip, for friends only - the favorite Himalayan tour of our guides since 1995 -and it's almost fully booked.

For details and to sign up for either tour, contact Peter at Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!

And here are a few shots of our weatherproof Himalayan scout Woody, who's on the road exploring the Saach Pass for us:

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Birthday party in Bhutan
We had a truly special occasion for a party on our Bhutan tour in April: Peter Heidtmann, of Darmstadt, Germany, celebrated his 70th birthday on the road with us!
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The Gangtey Palace, our new heritage hotel in Paro, Bhutan

We've discovered another new highlight for our tour in Bhutan.

The old palace of the Penelop, the lord of the region, has been lovingly restored and converted to a hotel. We now spend at least two nights there on every tour, savoring the atmosphere of this centuries-old heritage site.

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We've already posted eight Classic Bike Adventure Tour videos on www.youtube.com

Here's the link to the clips (on our german site)

And so today we're asking you for your best tour and Goa videos, which we'd like to post on YouTube.

You can either edit and subtitle the material yourself, or leave the job to our webmaster Stephan. For every clip we post on our YouTube account, we'll give you a credit note worth €100!

Interested? Please get in touch with Peter at Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!

14,000 km Overland Tour from Goa to Germany, April-May 2011
Werner_auf_Overland_Tour_2009 Werner still has one Yamaha XT 600 waiting for a rider with a taste for adventure. Alternatively, you're welcome to take your own bike on the six-week tour, starting either on 4 April in Goa or 11 April in New Delhi. The group will be riding through Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Greece and Italy to Germany.
You can find everything you need to know about this tour on our website under:

India to Germany Overland

We're thrilled by the great reception of our new, best Ladakh tour of all time!
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Tackle five different 5,000-meter passes, including the three highest passes in the world, on the way to the three most beautiful lakes in the Himalayas and the wild Nubra Valley.
We already have over 30 bookings for the three tours planned for summer 2011, and to give everyone the opportunity to take part, we've cancelled the Zanskar and Ladakh tour that was scheduled for 16 July and will be offering an additional Three Lakes tour in its place.

The dates and status of the tours:

16 July - 31 July 2011 - extra date, plenty of bikes available
30 July - 14 August 2011 - 10 participants, two bikes available
13 August - 28 August 2011 - 12 participants, fully booked
27 August to 11 September 2011 - 14 participants, fully booked
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We have also set the tour dates for 2012 - the dates and rates are on our website. Two tours in 2012 have already been fully booked by private groups.

Download the new Three Lakes of Ladakh Tour flyer here!
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And for those of you based in central Europe, Condor will be offering a weekly flight from Frankfurt to Goa this winter.

The flight, which will be added to Condor's schedule on 1 November, departs Frankfurt on Mondays at 23:50 and arrives in Goa on Tuesdays at 15:15. The return flight departs Goa on Tuesday at 19:55 and arrives in Frankfurt on Wednesday at 04:05. The flight stops over in Bahrain for one to two hours. For more information and booking, visit www.condor.de

The fares are more economical than in previous years, so Condor is our airline of choice for all of our South India tours.
„Friends of Classic Bike Adventures “

is the name of our new Facebook group. Registered Facebook friends get all of the latest Classic Bike Adventure photos and news here first. Here's the link:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=141641185846522&ref=ts

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The fifth Classic Bike India Party in Sauerland, Germany
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Put it on your calendar now:

3-5 June 2011 - the fifth Classic Bike India Party in Sauerland, Germany!
We'll be getting together once in Arnsberg, and we're already working on the program. Stay tuned for details in our next newsletter.
Here are the best photos of the 2009 party (Facebook album)!
Bikes are still available for the following tours:

Two bikes each are still free on the Bhutan tour in November and the Rajasthan Palaces and Desert tour in February!

A number of bikes are still available on the Southern India tours in December, February and March, as well as the Nepal tours in March and October 2011. But please don't wait too long…
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Original Classic Bike Adventure® Bullet for sale in Germany

The first four bikes have found new homes and their owners can now savor that incomparable Bullet feeling any time they like. This summer, we once again shipped four of our 500cc Enfields in full touring trim to Germany. Werner laid hands on them, converting two into genuine scramblers (see photos).

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Here's what's still available:

An original Classic Bike touring Bullet with full touring gear - rugged leather saddle bags, crash guards, 22-liter touring tank and twin horns - currently with German registration, for €3,800.
Two bikes have been converted to café racers, and we plan to sell them for around €4,300.


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The bikes are currently located in Germany. Two bikes have been converted into 1950s-style scramblers. The bikes have been rebuilt from the ground up - all bearings, control cables, rubber parts, tires and other consumables have been replaced, and they also sport fresh chrome and paint.

For more info, drop a line to Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein! Interested? For a small deposit of €500, we'll reserve the bike for you and send you a binding purchase agreement. The bike will be ready for collection in September.

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the original Classic Bike touring Bullet the scrambler from the right ... and from the back Café Bullet with polished alloy tank
... and last but not least:

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Peter, normally at home at the controls of a Lufthansa
jumbo jet, obviously bonded deeply with our Enfield
while cruising around Goa. He's since signed up for
a Nepal tour together with his partner Silke, then
booked the Laos pilot tour for good measure.
Silke will have plenty of opportunity to practice before
the tour - the couple bought a Bullet in Germany
and had it converted to a sidecar outfit.

Deep relaxation in Bhutan

in the Hot Stone Bath of our new favorite hotel in Paro, the historical Gangtey Palace.

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The land of magical smiles

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Power napping on the road: RC Peter catching a few winks before the next leg of the tour, faithfully supported by his long-standing tour partner, Yangs from Bhutan.



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See you soon cruising India or relaxing in Goa …


Peter & the Classic Bike Adventure - Crew

 


...and here's the link to our current compact price list



"Es ist böse, es ist unfassbar lustig - also ist es wahr..." Bastian Pastewka

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