Riding High Motorcycle Tours
Riding High Motorcycle Tours are about the freedom of being on a motorcycle, in the desert and in the highest mountain ranges of the world. The beauty and spaciousness of the deserts and the high Himalayan mountains make this an unforgettable experience!
Ash and Diego have been leading tours of small groups of friends since 2003 and intimately know the land and the peaceful local people. Riding on the classic Indian Royal Enfield 500cc motorcycle, the tours are accompanied by a back up jeep and a mechanic. Pinon riders can also ride in the jeep, which brings luggage and spare parts for the motorcycles.
• Himalayan Tours:
Tour 1: Manali via Spiti Valley to Leh 24 June – 7 July 2014
On our motorcycle tours to Spiti valley, which is also known as ‘Little Tibet’ as it once was part of Tibet, there is really a chance to leave the modern world and step into a world of simplicity, beauty and mystery. It is the most invigorating experience as we ride and engage in a natural world of stupendous grandeur and cultural richness. Spiti valley is one of the last places that Tibetan culture is still authentically practised. Our tour which begins in Manali follows the mighty Sutlej river as we ride up the Kinnaur Valley. We enter the Spiti valley at its lower end, at a point very close to the Tibetan border. After 6 days of exploring we depart at the upper end of the Spiti valley for Lahul valley. Our tour follows the mighty Chandra river, which flows through the Lahul valley and in a series of ever higher passes and high desert valleys leads us to Leh, our final destination. See more
Tour 2: Ladakh and Leh to Manali 13 – 27 July 2014
On this motorcycle and jeep tour we will explore the hidden side valleys and Gompas of this ancient land with its Tibetan Buddhist heritage. The wide expanses, immense valleys and stunning views will allow us to be transported into another time and dimention. We will meet with the local mountain people who so humbly demonstrate the art of living sunstainably in such a remote and extreme environment.
The tour will take us to Pangong Lake which is 4,350 m (14,270 ft) above sea level. The amazingly blue waters of Pangong extend 134 km (83 mi) long from India into Tibet. We also tour over the Khadungla pass which at 5,359 m (17,582 ft) is one of the highest motorable passes in the world and ride down into Nubra valley which we will explore for a few days. Heading south on the road to Manali, the tour takes us over 5 mountain passes, ranging from Taglang La, elevation 5,328 metres to the 4000 meters high Rohtang pass, just above Manali. See more
Rajasthan Tour: 1 – 14 Feb 2015
On our Royal Rajasthan Motorcycle Tour we will cruise through the jungles and deserts of this fairytale world, visiting and staying in Palaces of sandstone and marble built by the Maharajas.
Delight in the splendour and colour of the proud people of Rajasthan and roam the markets of Jaipur and Pushkar on this 12 Day tour. We visit the Taj Mahal, the fabled monument to Love, Udaipur the Venice of the East, Jodhpur the Blue City and take a bath in the Pushkar Lake (which is considered to be from the time that the world was created) and take a safari in the Ranthambore national Park with its tigers! We end with a visit to the Red fort in India’s capital city of Delhi. See more