Royal Rajasthan Motorbike Ride in India2024-02-07T11:21:01+00:00

Royal Rajasthan Motorbike Ride

Maharajas, Desert Bliss & Off the Beaten Track Adventures on a Royal Enfied Motorcycle

Embark on a majestic journey through Rajasthan, the “Land of Kings”. This motorcycle adventure tour offers more than just the thrill of the ride; it’s an immersion into the heart of India’s vibrant history and traditions. Rajasthan, known for its vivid colors and serene desert vistas with sand dunes and camel herds, also unfolds lush green valleys, tranquil lakes, and rugged mountains. This land, echoing tales of Rajput warriors, grand Maharajahs, and Mughal rulers, invites you to delve into a world where ancient traditions and a rich heritage welcome our riders.

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Begin your journey amidst the architectural splendor of Mandawa, known for its royal castles and luxury under the starlit desert sky. As you rev up your Royal Enfield motorcycle, prepare to traverse through the enchanting landscapes of Shekhawati, unraveling a realm where each turn reveals hidden marvels.

Ride through the historic lanes of Jodhpur, the blue city, and marvel at the imposing Mehrangarh Fort, a testament to the region’s regal past. Your Rajasthan bike ride continues through the winding roads of the Aravalli Ranges, unveiling the spiritual essence of the Ranakpur Jain Temples, an experience that promises to be a feast for the soul.

The Royal Enfield Rajasthan tour continues to the rugged majesty of Chittorgarh Fort and city of Udaipur, where the elegant lakeside ambiance and regal palaces narrate stories of a bygone era.

As the engines quieten, swap the motorbike thrills for the tranquility of nature in Ranthambhore National Park, where a safari adventure awaits, offering a glimpse into the wild heart of India, possibly revealing the majestic tiger in its natural habitat.

Our journey takes you through the diverse landscapes of Rajasthan, from the sweeping dunes and camels of the Thar Desert to the elegance of excellent heritage boutique hotels. It’s a ride that combines rugged terrain with the grandeur of regal cities, offering a unique blend of history, culture, and adventure. Each mile unveils a different facet of Rajasthan, providing a rich and exhilarating experience through this historic land. Join us for an unforgettable ride through the soul of India!



02.11. – 14.11.2024
Royal Enfield Bullet 500 3.290€
Pillion 2.690€
Single Room +550€
13 days / 12 nights / 10 riding days
Overnight stays in selected boutique and heritage hotels, often in historical palaces.
12.01. – 24.01.2025
01.11. – 13.11.2025
Royal Enfield Bullet 500 3.290€
Pillion 2.690€
Single Room +550€
13 days / 12 nights / 10 riding days
Overnight stays in selected boutique and heritage hotels, often in historical palaces.

Royal Rajasthan Motorcycle Tour Highlights

  • Experience the thrill of riding a classic Royal Enfield Bullet 500 motorcycle through Rajasthan´s unique landscapes
  • Explore the vast Thar Desert, navigating through rolling sand dunes and alongside camels
  • Live like Royalty: Stay in grand forts and palaces, experiencing the opulence and history of Maharajas
  • Discover Hidden Trails: Venture off-the-beaten-track to explore stunning nature reserves
  • Mandawa Castle Luxury: Indulge in royal luxury with an overnight stay and dinner under the stars.
  • Desert Camp in Osian: Spend a night in a desert camp amidst the Thar Desert’s sweeping sands
  • Jodhpur’s Royal Heritage: Explore the vibrant Blue City & the historic Mehrangarh Fort
  • Scenic Ride to Ghanerao & Ranakpur: Traverse the Aravalli Ranges & visit Jain Temples
  • Udaipur’s Lakeside Elegance: Experience the charm of Udaipur & the picturesque Pichola Lake
  • Discover Chittorgarh Fort, a symbol of Rajput bravery
  • Capture India’s Essence: Witness the vivid colors of India, from bustling bazaars to the vibrant hues of turbans and silk saris
  • Ranthambhore Tiger Safari: Go on a jungle safari in Ranthambhore National Park, home to tigers & diverse wildlife
  • The Taj Mahal – architectural marvel of India
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Royal Rajasthan Ride Motorcycle Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Rajasthan – “Land of Kings”

Upon arrival at Delhi airport in the morning, transfer to Shekhawati by private van (approx. 6 hours). Relax and absorb the vivid scenes of Indian life unfolding along the roadside. The day culminates with a royal welcome at Mandawa Castle, known for its unique architecture and luxurious ambiance. Enjoy an evening of wining and dining under the starry desert sky, followed by an overnight stay at the grand Royal Mandawa Castle.

Distance covered: approx. 255 km (6 hrs by taxi)

Streets in Rajasthan, India
Countryside of Shekhawati, Rajasthan, India

Day 2: Starting our Royal Enfield Ride

Begin your adventure by getting acquainted with your Royal Enfield bullet motorcycle, exploring the arid yet beautiful countryside of Shekhawati. Experience the vibrant town of Mandawa, a canvas of colorful saris and lively streets. Post-lunch, test your skills on nearby dirt trails, embracing the essence of the desert. We conclude our day with a local speciality dinner back at Mandawa Castle.

Distance covered: approx. 80 km

Day 3: Bike Ride from Mandawa to Bikaner

Today’s bike ride, mainly on picturesque country roads, takes you via Tal Chappar, the renowned Black Buck Wildlife Sanctuary. This stopover offers a chance to witness the Black Buck deer in their natural environment. The day ends with a relaxing stay at the Heritage Palace Hotel Gaj Kesri in Bikaner.

Distance covered: approx. 200 km

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

Day 4: Desert Wonders: Bikaner to Osian

Leave the charming Bikaner behind, we visit the unique Rat Temple on the way to Osian. Enjoy a scenic cruise over country roads, leading to a late afternoon arrival at a luxurious desert camp amidst the northern Thar Desert. Cap off this remarkable day with a stylish dinner and a comfortable night’s rest under the desert sky.

Distance covered: approx. 190 km

Day 5: The Blue City of Jodhpur

We are heading to the next Maharaja Palace, as a thrilling ride to Jodhpur awaits us! Jodhpur, a royal city founded in 1459 and home to the mighty Meherangarh Fort, is a special sight. We’ll ride through the bustling city streets before reaching this historic fort. A visit here will make one feel like a king (or queen) of Jodhpur! We’ll stay overnight at the comfortable Polo Heritage Hotel. Relaxing with a cool beer in the garden by the swimming pool will allow us to absorb the impressions of the famous ‘Blue City.

Distance covered: approx. 70 km

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

Day 6: Green Valleys & Jain Temples

The bike tour route chosen today will bring us over quiet country roads, through wonderfully green valleys in the shadow of the Aravalli Ranges, to the old Castle of the Royal family of Ghanerao. On the way, we’ll stop at serene  Jain Temples of Ranakpur offering a deep dive into Jain beliefs..  We will stay at the Royal Hotel Ghanerao Castle.

Distance covered: approx. 170 km

Day 7: The Palace City Udaipur

Secret back roads will lead us to Udaipur, arguably the most amazing city in India. Known for its luxurious palace hotels and an abundance of picturesque walkways, the city weaves from one castle to another, showcasing Rajasthan’s arts and handicrafts. We will stay on the shores of the enchanting Pichola Lake at the Udai Kothi Heritage Hotel, which offers amazing views of Udaipur. The afternoon is free for you to explore and immerse yourself in this fascinating city.

Distance covered: approx. 120 km

Camel ride in the dunes at Diskit
View of Lake Pangong

Day 8: The pride of Rajasthan

The Chittor Fort is regarded as one of the most outstanding forts in the country and is indeed the ‘Pride of Rajasthan’. This formidable structure is perched atop a 180-meter high hillock, covering a vast area of 700 acres, symbolizing the courage and valor of Chittorgarh. Believed to have been built by the Mauryans in the 7th century, the fort saw additional structures added by successive Mewar rulers. We will ride through this remarkable piece of history.

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The night will be spent at the secluded Bijaipur Castle, a 16th-century fortress enveloped by fortified walls. Converted into a hotel in 1991 by the ruling family, the castle remains their home. Here, guests are not just visitors but part of the family, welcomed to experience traditional Rajput hospitality first-hand.

Distance covered: approx. 160 km

Day 9: Oasis Architecture of Bundi

Today’s motorbike ride takes us through the southeastern region, where Rajasthan meets Madhya Pradesh, nestled in a narrow valley amid the Aravalli Hills. Amidst this breathtaking scenery, we find Bundi, a charming oasis often referred to as the ‘blue city’ of Eastern Rajasthan. Renowned for its elegant mansions, imposing forts, exquisite paintings, ancient step wells, and grand palaces, Bundi stands out as an architectural gem. The day concludes with an overnight stay at Hadoti Palace, nestled in the shadow of the magnificent Bundi Fort, further immersing us in the region’s rich history and culture.

Distance covered: approx. 150 km

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

Day 10: Ranthambhore National Park

It’s time to embrace the tranquility and marvel at nature’s wonders. We’ll journey along the serene and picturesque country roads leading to Ranthambhore National Park. Imagine trading the familiar roars of your Royal Enfield for the thrilling roar of a majestic tiger — a possibility that becomes real with tomorrow’s jungle safari. After the safari, unwind and reflect on the day’s adventures by the pool. Our accommodation will be at the elegant Nahargarh Palace Hotel, a perfect blend of comfort and nature. Today’s leg of the journey covers approximately 150 km, offering a beautiful blend of relaxation and excitement.

Distance covered: approx. 150 km

Day 11: Animal Reserve for the Maharajas

Today we will visit the Ranthambhore National Park and with a little bit of luck we can spot tigers, hyenas, bears, crocodiles, and elephants. Historically, Ranthambhore served as a hunting ground for maharajas, enhanced with artificial lakes and watering holes to entice big game. Today, this practice has been replaced by conservation efforts, transforming the area into a sanctuary showcasing some of India’s richest wildlife. Conclude a day of exhilarating animal spotting with another night at the excellent Nahargarh Palace Hotel.

Lake Tso Moriri

Day 12: Farewell Ride of the Royal Enfield Rajasthan Tour

Today marks our final journey on the Royal Enfield Rajasthan tour. Departing from Ranthambore, we set course for Bharatpur. The route promises a vibrant mix of serene country roads and bustling national highways, offering one last exhilarating ride. As the day unwinds, we’ll retreat to the tranquil haven of Palace Hotel Lakshmi Niwas, nestled in nature’s embrace. A fitting end to a memorable day on the road.

Distance covered: approx. 230 km

Day 13: From Royal Enfields to Royal Monuments

No journey through India is complete without witnessing the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal and the historic Red Fort. Early morning, we visit these iconic symbols of love and power. The Taj Mahal, an architectural marvel, was built by the Emperor to enshrine the tomb of his beloved wife, Mumtaz. Its breathtaking structure is not just a display of exquisite craftsmanship but also a testament to a timeless romantic saga. Following this, we’ll take a moment for lunch and relaxation, before proceeding to the airport for our homeward journey, carrying with us the unforgettable memories of India’s grandeur.

Ride over the wooden bridge to Shakti Valley

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Rajasthan Motorcycle Tours – Included Services

  • 12-night accommodations with en-suite bathroom, often in excellent boutique style palaces and local boutique hotels
  • Breakfast, lunch snack, dinner (without beverages)
  • Rental motorcycle Royal Enfield Bullet 500cc with comprehensive insurance with a retention of EUR/US$ 500, motorcycle touring kit
  • All airport transfers
  • Seats in the service vehicle for pillions
  • Drinking water in the service vehicle
  • Experienced English speaking tour guide on own motorcycle
  • Experienced motorcycle mechanic (who can ride your bike in case of need)
  • All road and bridge tolls, entrance admission fees for sights for the entire program

Rajasthan Motorcycle Tours – Excluded Services

  • Flights
  • Tips (optional)
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • E-Visa for India (approx. EUR 50)

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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