The Pearl of the Indian Ocean – Sri Lanka Motorcycle Tour2023-10-23T10:40:46+00:00

Sri Lanka – The Pearl of the Indian Ocean Motorcycle Tour

“Pearl of the Indian Ocean”, “Serendip – the Enchanting” “Ceylon- the Island of Spices” are all fitting names for this paradise island in the Indian Ocean that captivates all guests with its incredible tropical natural backdrop. Sri Lanka – “The Venerable Beauty” has been the official and apt name since 1972. This wonderful lovely guided Sri Lanka motorcycle tour combines motorcycle adventure with culture and a tropical beach vacation and offers diverse insights into the picturesque island paradise.

The tropical flora and fauna, the Buddhist environment and the friendly people paired with beautiful winding roads and endless sandy beaches provide an incredible backdrop for motorcycle explorations. The delicious local cuisine makes the pleasure even more intense. In Kandy and Ella we experience the highlands with beautiful motorcycle routes through hills and tea plantation landscape. In Nilaveli and Mirissa we relax on beaches, one on the east and one on the west coast of the island. A visit to the elephants in the Uda Walawe National Park of course not be missed. We start our guided Sri Lanka motorcycle tour in the pleasant port city of Negombo, which is about 15 minutes from the airport. The outrigger boats with their brown sails, called Oruwa, are the trademark of Negombo. Especially when they go through the Negombo lagoon after fishing and return to the fishing island of Duda, they give a picturesque impression. These outriggers are considered the forerunners of modern catamaran.

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The city of Negombo is dominated by churches and holy shrines, hence the nickname for Negombo: “Rome of Sri Lanka”. Our journey first leads along the tranquil coastal route characterised by salt pans and coconut palm groves and past small fishing villages. We avoid the big roads as far as possible and ride to the Kalpitiya peninsula. Kalpitiya protrudes more than 30 kilometers into the sea like crab claws and separates the Indian Ocean from the Putalam Lagoon. A lively scene for kite surfers has developed here in recent years. Between November and April, Kalpitiya is Sri Lanka’s best place for dolphin watching. East Pacific dolphins cross the lagoon here in groups of up to a hundred, but you have to be able to endure somewhat stronger waves for the trip.

From the lagoon Kalpitiya we ride into the lush green inland. This small island has an enormous variety of plants that will enchant you. Of the more than 2900 flowering plants on the island, we will certainly encounter a few hundreds on the route, but above all the national flower, the blue water lily and the lotus flower will be a constant companion. The inland is home to diverse culture and we are heading towards the rather unknown Buddha of Aukana. By far the best example of Sri Lankan stonemasonry is the standing 13-meter-high Buddha statue. The day is far from over, we continue on picturesque roads to the cave monastery of Dambulla, one of the largest of its kind in South and Southeast Asia. It offers a fascinating spectrum of Buddhist painting art on an area of over 2000 square meters. The next day begins with a cultural highlight that shouldn’t be missing on any Sri Lanka motorcycle tour. We explore the rock mountain of Sigiriya. The ruins of the old capital Sigiriya (a World Heritage Site since 1982) lie at the foot of a 185-meter-high boulder, flattened at the top.

After so many cultural impressions, it is definitely time again to ride our motorcycles to the east coast of Sri Lanka. Azure coastlines and wide beaches, one of the world’s largest natural harbours and a tourist yet undiscovered region make Nilaveli a highlight. The route leads us initially on a paved road past lush green densely forested jungle and gradually a more dry scrubby landscape emerges. The east coast has been badly affected by the decades of war and it is only in the last decade that the economy has started to recover. The Nilaveli beach (blue sand) has a magical atmosphere in the mornings and evenings when the fishermen are near the shoreline .

Trincomalee, the city near Nilaveli, was historically a bone of contention for power interests, especially for the colonial powers, due to the natural harbour and the strategic location. Today it captivates with a beautiful exotic market, a Portuguese fortress and a Hindu pilgrim temple. Our next stage leads back inland to Polonaruwa. The royal city of Polonaruwa, successor to the destroyed Anuradhapura, was overgrown by the jungle for centuries like other royal cities before being rediscovered by a British officer in the 19th century. In the middle of a lavish park landscape, a magnificent centre of power emerged. Monumental monolithic Buddha statues, stone lions, dwarfs and elephants, sculptures of dancers and musicians, elaborate relief work and remains of wall paintings still impress today.

From Polonaruwwa it goes into the highlands to Kandy, idyllically situated at a height of 500 metres between forested hills on a lake. One of the most outstanding sanctuaries in the country is the Dalada Maligawa or “Temple of the Tooth Relic”, on the northeast side of Lake Kandy. A visit to the evening mood will remain in our memory forever. On small and partly bad, but beautiful and low-traffic roads, partly on slopes through tea plantations, we ride into the Knuckles Mountains. Northeast of Kandy, the Knuckles Range, often shrouded in clouds, rises with the 1863 metres high Tunhisgala as the highest elevation. The shape of the massif reminded the British of the knuckles of a clenched fist. Here are still untouched cloud forests and a rare fauna that were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010.

We spend the next few days in the highlands and visit small former colonial places like Ella, Nuwara Eliya and Haputale. We learn a lot here about a drink that we are all too familiar with: tea. We ride through endless tea plantations that spread their green and shrubby carpet over the hilly landscape. In a tea factory we also learn the basics about tea cultivation and preparation.

From Nuwara Eliya we ride down the plain to the Udawalawa National Park. The popularity of large national parks lies in the large number of wild elephants and the very high likelihood of seeing them at the pool at the reservoir. After all, up to 600 elephants are supposed to roam here. The park landscape is characterised by a mixture of abandoned teak plantations, jungles and wetlands with high grass growth. We end our Sri Lanka motorcycle tour in Mirissa. Even the melodic name suggests that one of the most beautiful bays in Sri Lanka is located here. It is a lively place with beautiful beach bars adapted to the European palate. A welcome hustle and bustle at the end of the trip.

The temperatures in Sri Lanka are tropical, except in the higher mountain regions. Daytime highs of up to 30°C, nighttime lows never dropping below 18°C. Little chance of rain, other than brief tropical showers.
The food consists mainly local South Asian specialities, including a lot of tropical fruit, seafood, curries and savory rice dishes. The food is spicy, freshly prepared, sometimes a bit on the hot side. There are also plenty of international dishes suitable to western tastes.

Anyone who has ever wanted to get to know an island paradise that offers excellent food, friendly people, untouched nature and a lot of relaxation on the beach will find it in Sri Lanka. We attach particular importance to authentic encounters, nice relaxing hotels and resorts and a culture-sensitive tour to bring you closer to the country, its people and their history. Of course, all tourist highlights such as Sigiriya, Kandy and Galle are included, as well as lesser known but well worth seeing gems such as Dambulla, the Knuckles Mountains, the still unexplored east coast and visits to tea and spice plantations.



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Enfield Bullet 350 3.380€
Pillion 2.980€
Single Room +490€

RE Himalayan only on request, please specify.

15 days / 14 nights / 12 riding days
Accommodation in mid-range hotels and guest houses.
On Request
Enfield Bullet 350 3.380€
Pillion 2.980€
Single Room +490€

RE Himalayan only on request, please specify.

15 days / 14 nights / 12 riding days
Accommodation in mid-range hotels and guest houses.

Guided motorcycle tours in Sri Lanka – Highlights

  • Negombo fish market
  • Dolphin watching in Kalpitiya
  • The cave temple of Dambulla
  • The ruin complex in Sigiriya
  • The port city of Trincomalee
  • Turquoise sea and empty beaches at Nilaveli
  • The Polonaruwa Budhist Temples
  • Get to know the local cuisine with Jaga Foods. An extraordinary culinary where. we learn about preparing Sri Lankan food and can try many authentic dishes.
  • Riverstone road with a pass at 1,800 meters
  • Lively activity in the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy
  • The Knuckles Mountains with their unique flora and fauna
  • Visit to a small spice plantation
  • The highlands around Ella with Horton Plains and Worlds End
  • Colonial flair in Nuwara Eliya
  • Visiting a tea plantation in Haputale
  • Beautiful views over the tea landscapes on Lipton’s Seat (1500mtr)
  • Elephant safari in Udawalwe National Park
  • Evening walk in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Galle Fort
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Sri Lanka Motorcycle Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1: Arrival Day Negombo

Arrive by plane. Transfer to the your hotel in Negombo. Spend the rest of the day relaxing on the beach and in the hotel garden. The varied history of Negombo is reflected in the townscape. We still find water canals that exude a Dutch flair, Portuguese and English sacral buildings. If there is time and mood, we visit the impressive fish market early in the morning, including one of the largest markets for tuna fish in the world. The dry fish market also offers an odour intensive but very picturesque experience.

Arrival in Leh
Road to the Hemis and Tikkse Monasteries

Day 2: Negombo – Kalpitiya

In the morning we start with a leisurely ride with our Royal Enfield Bullets along the coast to Kalpitiya, a straight ride where you have the opportunity to get to know the bikes and the local driving style. The afternoon is spent relaxing on the secluded lagoon at our Resort. If someone wants to see dolphins, evening / early morning excursions can be arranged from here.

Distance covered: approx. 130 km

Day 3: Kalpitiya – Aukana – Dambulla

We ride to Dambulla mainly through lush green landscapes adorned with lakes, rice fields and hills. Halfway we visit a hidden gem, the Buddha statue in Aukana. This statute from the 6th century expresses calm and serenity in a haunting manner. Despite its gigantic size, the figure is astonishingly filigree: For example, the robe that the Buddha has thrown ruffles into such a multitude of fine folds that one might think that it would actually be churned up by the wind. The face shows a perfect expression of meditative, unearthly calm. The right hand is raised in the “gesture of blessing” Ashiva Mudra.

In the late afternoon we visit the impressive Buddhist caves of Dambulla from the 2nd century BC. When in 104 BC the second great Tamil invasion took place, King Valagama Bahu was forced to leave his capital Anuradhapura. The king fled to the rock caves of Dambulla, about 70 km south of Anuradhapura. When he returned to the capital after 14 years in exile, he left a grand cave temple complex. The granite rock of Dambulla is approx.

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170 metres high, the five cave temples are located at a height of approx. 110 metres the walls and ceiling paintings show scenes from the life of Buddha and Sri Lankan history, including the arrival of Vijaya, the ancestor of the Sinhalese in Sri Lanka. Some pictures depict scenes from Anuradhapura, such as “planting the holy Bodhi tree”.

Distance covered: approx. 130 km

Snake Buddha statue at Likir Monastery
On our way to Fatu La Pass

Day 4: Dambulla -Sigiriya – Nilaveli

We visit the famous mountain of Sigiriya early in the morning to avoid the sun and the crowds. Incredible what extravagant palace King Kassyapa, AD 500 must have lived. Spiral stairs lead up to the frescoes by the cloud girls and the palace in the sky. Don’t worry, if you don’t want to climb the mountain, you can stay in the shady garden. It continues through the tropically fertile landscape on the east coast to Trincomalee. We spend two nights in the deserted and heavenly beach of Nilaveli, overnight in beautiful Beach Villas.

Distance covered: approx. 120 km

Day 5: Nilaveli beach day: Relaxing has never been more beautiful

We enjoy miles of pristine beaches. For the restless among us there is a short trip to the city of Trincomalee or the option of snorkeling.

Across the water to Chilling
Khardung La Pass in the Indian Himalayas

Day 6: Nilaveli – Polonnaruwa

Beautiful stage to Polonnaruwa past rice fields and small lakes full of lotus flowers and water lilies. In Polonnaruwa we visit the charming old Buddhist site of Gal Vihara, the carved Buddhas are among the most beautiful in the world. In the evening we have the opportunity to try delicious local food in the middle of rice fields and learn the subtleties of Sri Lankan cuisine.

Distance covered: approx. 140 km

Day 7: Polonaruwa – Riverstone – Kandy

Today we ride one route highlight after another. From Polonaruwa we ride into the highlands to Kandy, idyllically situated at a height of 500 m between forested hills on a lake. We take the scenic Riverstone Road with endless curves and spectacular slopes. Overnight in the cultural capital Kandy. We visit the most sacred shrine in Sri Lanka, the Temple of the Tooth. According to myth and folklore, a tooth is worshiped here by Lord Buddha. On the first floor of the temple, the Udamale, a “right molar Buddha” is kept in a shrine. It is enclosed in an elongated container, richly covered with precious stones, called “Karanduwa”, which in turn lies in a large container.

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There are seven such wrappings in total. The capital of the Kingdom of Kandy, founded in the 16th century, was able to remain independent until the beginning of the 19th century and defend itself against the colonial invaders. Only the British, who replaced the Dutch in their rule, were able to integrate the Kingdom of Kandy into the crown colony of Ceylon. The Sri Lankans still refer to Kandy as their cultural capital.

Distance covered: approx. 170 km

Camel ride in the dunes at Diskit
View of Lake Pangong

Day 8: Kandy – Knuckles

We have a leisurely morning with a walk around Kandy Lake and some shopping if desired. Then we get back on our motorcycles and ride to a remote corner of the Knuckles Mountains. The road that leads to our resort has seen better days, but it is definitely worth the trip. Some spectacular views await us. Here we are on a remote part of the island in the middle of cardamom and spice plantations. In the evening, there is an off-road excursion deeper into the mountain landscape for all adventure riders.

Distance covered: approx. 60 km

Day 9: Knuckles – Ella

Another beautiful and spectacular day of riding awaits us today. The ride from Knuckle to Ella goes past tea plantations, waterfalls and small villages to Ella. The impressive Ravana Ella waterfall, 120 meters high, pours south from here. According to tradition, the demon Ravana brought the captured Sita here when he was persecuted by Rama and the monkey god Hanuman. Sita is said to have bathed in the pool at the foot of the waterfall. A 2 km hike leads from Ella to the Ravana Cave, a cave in which Ravana is said to have held the kidnapped Sita. Four kilometres further on, you finally reach the Ravana Ella Rock at 1,350 metres. According to legend, Hanuman climbed up here to look for Sita. In Tea Country past endless hills lined with precious tea bushes, we will spend the night in a beautiful lodge in the small hill station Ella, with its nice hippie traveler atmosphere.

Distance covered: approx. 130 km

Motorcycling along the banks of Lake Pangong
At the Chang La Pass

Day 10: Ella

On the motorcycle-free day in Ella we take a small hike that takes about 4-5 hours. A complete change of scenery is revealed on a mountain saddle located 2134 meters above sea level, the legendary cloud forest of the Horton Plains. Tropical mountain plants and bizarre rock formations reinforce the mystical impression. We hike over the plateau to the “World’s End”, which offers a wonderful panoramic view of the 500 metre lower level.

Day 11: Ella- Haputale- Nuwara Eliya

Morning ride to Lipton’s seat and then in a tea factory we learn more about tea and tea making. We spend the night in Nuwara Eliya (1900 m) with its colonial charm. Nuwara Eliya, mostly called Nurelia for short, was only “discovered” in 1826 by some British officers who had strayed there while hunting elephants. At that time it was still a tiny sleepy village, but soon a rapid development began and the British governor of Ceylon built a residence there, today’s “Wattles Inn”. The governor recognised Nurelia’s potential as a climatic health resort, and a recovery station was opened there in 1829 at his request. As a result, many of his countrymen flocked to Nurelia. The colonial officials had English country houses built, which could also have been in Cornwall or Yorkshire.

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In 1875 a racecourse was added and in 1889 a golf club. Nuwara Eliya (“Royal City of Light”) became “Little England”. Nurelia lies on a plain about 6.5 km long and 2.5 km wide and is surrounded by mountains all around. The soil, consisting of a deep layer of black topsoil over layers of yellow clay and gravel, gave every gardener euphoria. On its north side, Pidurutagala (Mt.Pedro) rises the highest mountain in Sri Lanka at 2540 metres. The springs gushing in the area brought crystal-clear, pure water to light, which one knew how to use very well: Sri Lanka’s first brewery, the Lion Brewery, was founded here in 1911.

Distance covered: approx. 120 km

Lake Tso Moriri

Day 12: Newark – Hatton – Udawalawe

We slowly return to the plain after thousands of turns. A real biker pleasure to ride on small private biker streets. We will rest for the night in the enchanting surroundings of the Udawalawe National Park. Here we change vehicles and drive jeeps on an elephant safari.

Distance covered: approx. 150 km

Day 13: Udawalawe – Mirissa

The last stage of the ride leads through the plain, but very scenic. We ride on good roads to the picturesque and lively beach town of Mirissa. We say goodbye to the bikes.

Distance covered: approx. 94 km

Ride over the wooden bridge to Shakti Valley
crossing a stream in the Shakti Valley (Leh)

Day 14: Mirissa

Relaxation day on the beach. We also pay a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Galle and take an atmospheric evening stroll there. Galle owes its legendary reputation as a tourist attraction primarily to its well-preserved old town, whose origins date back to the 16th century. Lying on a promontory and surrounded by thick walls, it protects the wide, curved bay like a fortress. Traders from Arabia and China met here a thousand years ago to do business with each other. Today it is a successful exotic mix of Asian present and colonial-European past. A popular destination also for the country’s local elites, many nostalgics, artists, dropouts and late colonialists bustle here. Farewell dinner with a view of the Indian Ocean. It’s time to say goodbye.

Distance covered: approx. 60 km

Day 15: Mirissa – Katunayake Airport – Back Home

The guided Sri Lanka motorcycle tour ends in Mirissa. If you want to extend your beach vacation, you can do so here at the Paradise Beach Club. Alternatively, there is also a good Ayurveda resort. We organise the transfer directly from the hotel in Mirissa to the airport (3 hours drive max.).

Distance covered: approx. 176 km

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Guided Sri Lanka Motorbike Tour – Included Services

  • Transfer from and to the international airport
  • 14 nights in excellent hotels and resorts
  • Breakfast, dinner
  • Small snacks for lunch, water
  • Motorcycle (Royal Enfield 350cc Bullet)
    Support vehicle for luggage and pillions
  • Mechanic throughout the tour
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Jeep Safari in Udawalwe National Park
  • Entry to the Hortons Plains National Park
  • All entrance fees for group excursions and visits liste above

Excluded Services

  • Snorkeling, dolphin watching and diving
  • Own trips in your free time

Questions & Answers

Do I need a visa for India?2019-12-18T06:33:21+00:00

Visitors to India need a tourist visa, which you must obtain in advance.
Visas are not issued on arrival.
Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the period of your stay.
The e-Tourist Visa costs around 20 to 80 euros and you can apply for it online.
Important note: The terms for the e-Tourist Visa can be found here:
The visa application itself can be found here:

What do I need to bring along for a motorcycle tour?2020-01-06T11:30:46+00:00

You will definitely want to bring your riding suit with protectors and a helmet. You will also need motorcycle boots or lighter riding shoes and gloves. While your gear should be breathable in hot climates, you need to be ready for anything at high altitudes and in the Himalayas. We recommend winter gloves, warm socks, liners for jackets and trousers, a scarf and face protection. Rain gear is a good idea if your riding suit is not waterproof.
Please note that we do not hire out clothing. We believe that your own riding gear will fit best and thus give you the best protection. If you forget anything, we’ll find a solution, however. We often have spare gear with us, or we can point you in the direction of a shop.

Do I need travel insurance and travel health insurance?2019-12-18T06:24:21+00:00

We always recommend that you take out travel insurance to cover costs incurred if you need to cancel the trip due to illness or other reasons. When shopping for travel health insurance, make sure the policy covers the potentially high cost of medical evacuation to your home country. Both forms of insurance can save you a lot of money in an emergency and we recommend them unreservedly. In many countries, your national motoring organization can provide the coverage you need.

What should I keep in mind when riding with a passenger?2019-12-18T06:24:20+00:00

Riding two-up is almost always possible. In difficult terrain or on rough tracks, every passenger has a guaranteed seat in the support vehicle to keep things relaxed for both rider and pillion.

Do pillion passengers have a guaranteed seat in the support vehicle?2019-12-18T06:24:16+00:00

Yes, all passengers have a guaranteed seat. In bad weather or challenging riding conditions, they can switch to the support vehicle at any time – and back to the bike when conditions improve.

How big are the groups? What’s the minimum number of participants?2019-12-18T06:24:15+00:00

Groups generally consist of 8 to 14 riders and 2 to 6 passengers. The minimum number of participants is 6 riders.

What’s the Classic Bike Adventure travel team like?2022-04-14T10:41:11+00:00

Our European tour guides are skilled motorcyclists and inveterate travelers who love India. They’re resilient in the face of stress and know the history and culture of the regions they cover. Our Indian mechanics are experienced Enfield specialists who all speak English and are happy to help with any technical problem, great or small.
A stand-in rider is always available. More information on our travel concept is available here.

What kind of bikes will we ride?2019-12-18T06:24:12+00:00

We ride 500cc Royal Enfield Bullets manufactured from 2014 to 2017 that feature electric starters, 5-speed gearboxes with the gearshift on the left, front disk brakes, roomy and rugged leather saddlebags, crashbars, 19” tires and twin horns.

What do I need in the way of documents?2019-12-18T06:24:09+00:00

You will need your passport, national driving license, international driving license and flight ticket. Please be sure to make photocopies of all of your important travel documents and carry them separately. They can be invaluable in an emergency.

What are the import regulations for India?2019-12-18T06:32:08+00:00

Up to 200 cigarettes and 2 liters of alcohol may be imported duty-free. All international cigarette and spirits brands are available in India. Customs checks of arriving tourists have become considerably less strict in recent years.

Do I need a driving license?2019-12-18T06:24:05+00:00

All riders must have a valid motorcycle driving license issued in their home country. An international driving license is also required. Be sure to contact the relevant authorities in your home country well in advance for more information on obtaining an international driving license.

Will I need maps?2019-12-18T06:31:37+00:00

Simple street maps are often available locally. The best road maps are available from the German publishers Reise Know How and Nelles. These are only available in specialized bookstores or online.

Where can I stow my bags?2019-12-18T06:24:02+00:00

Your baggage will be carried by the support vehicle. Please don’t pack too much – remember: less is more. From time to time, we’ll have to carry our baggage over short distances to the hotel. Baggage is not insured, so please be sure to purchase your own baggage insurance for the trip if necessary. Your personal items for the day are best kept in the saddlebags or your daypack. Tank bags – including magnetic ones – can be used on the Enfields, but we don’t provide them.

Do I need to buy an Indian SIM card for my phone?2019-12-18T06:30:59+00:00

European SIM cards now work almost everywhere in India. You’ll need patience if you want a local SIM card, as the registration takes a minimum of three days, and in some regions it is not possible at all.

How much is the deposit for the bike?2019-12-18T06:24:00+00:00

Riders must make a deposit of USD/EUR 500.00 in cash for their bikes. The deposit will be refunded when the bike is returned in good condition. The deposit corresponds to the comprehensive insurance deductible for damage to the rented bike and damage or injuries to third parties caused by the rider.
(The deductible is payable in such cases!)

Important note: The deductible also applies to damage or injury to third parties. In practice, the rider is initially liable for the full damages. The costs are later refunded by the insurance company, minus the deductible.

What are the specs of the bikes?2019-12-18T06:23:59+00:00

Technical specifications: Single-cylinder four-stroke, 499 cc, 16 kW (28 bhp) at 4,600 rpm, 178 kg, 80 cm seat height, 123 kph max.

Our Enfields were manufactured from 2013 to 2017 and are well-maintained. Naturally, some of them bear the minor battle scars typical of touring motorcycles. Technically, they are all in top shape and perfectly suited to the planned tours. They’re tremendous fun to ride, and their handling is safe and predictable after a brief familiarization period. Our average speeds on the tour range from 40 to 60 kph, depending on the road conditions and traffic.

On which side do you ride in India?2022-04-14T10:40:16+00:00

Indians drive on the left. The flexible and generally considerate driving style of the locals makes it easy to adjust to riding on the “wrong side” and coping with traffic conditions that initially seem chaotic. The behavior of pedestrians and cyclists, and the frequent presence of animals on the road call for considerably more attention, however. Extreme caution is required around children.
Further information on traffic and riding can be found here and here.

What kind of food and drinks will we be having in India?2019-12-18T06:29:54+00:00

Western food is generally not available, so we’ll be having simple, often vegetarian meals as well as regional specialties throughout the tour. Hearty breakfasts will not always be available. We can promise you a wide range of cuisine, with a special emphasis on local specialties. In general, a lot of curry is served in India, and little meat – chicken being the most common non-vegetarian food – but plenty of vegetables, legumes and rice. Indian cuisine is generally well-spiced, easily digestible and not overly hot. Vegetarians will have no problems in India.
Indian beer is not always up to international standards. The most common brands are Kingfisher, Castle and San Miguel. The local Chang beer is quite effective but requires a bit of getting used to. Wine – when it’s available – is even more of an acquired taste than Chang. Mineral water and beverages such as Coca Cola can be purchased anywhere and must be carried individually.

Should I bring Indian rupees to India, or are US dollars preferable?2019-12-18T06:29:18+00:00

You are not allowed to bring Indian currency into the country or take it out. You may bring the equivalent of up to US$ 5,000 in foreign currency into the country without prior notice. We recommend bringing euros in €50 and €100 notes. Please make a note of the daily exchange rate to avoid getting a bad rate at the airport. American Express Traveler’s Cheques are no longer in common use and will cause unnecessary hassles. Credit cards (Maestro, Visa and MasterCard) with PINs can be used for cash advances from ATMs in many towns.
You will need the equivalent of around €100 to €150 for drinks, lunch and tips per week.

What’s a typical day on the road like?2019-12-18T06:22:49+00:00

A travel day normally begins at 8 am with breakfast. Around 9 am, after a short briefing by the road captain, it’s time for the day’s riding, the mileage of which can vary quite a bit. Plenty of time will be available for lunch and coffee breaks, of course. Depending on the day’s mileage, we’ll reach the destination hotel between 3 and 4 pm.
Since our tours vary considerably, we may also hit the road at 8 am on high-mileage days – which is also nice, because then we have the whole day ahead of us.

What’s the time difference?2019-12-18T06:28:18+00:00

Indian standard time is 5.5 hours ahead of GMT.

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