Bike-It List ride for 2017 – Rajasthan – 05 October 2017 – 14 Days

The Land of Regal Warrior

David considers the next day’s riding.

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This Bike-It Tour Highlights:

* Australian Tour Manager – David Reeves of Ride The World.

* Historic Delhi, India’s Capital city.

* Painted House of Mandawa.

* Experience the Camel Ride on Soft Sand Dunes of Jaisalmer.

* UNESCO World Heritage Site – Jaisalmer Fort.

* Magnificent Fort & Palace of Jodhpur, the Blue city.

* Motorcycle Temple – Where motorcycle is God & being worshipped. 

* Leopard Sighting at Bhenswara Village. 

* Romantic City of Rajasthan and City of Lakes– Udaipur.

* Great Forts & Palaces of Jaipur, the pink city.

* Visit to Village Schools & Opium Ceremony with Rajasthan Village People.

* Bustling bazaars & interaction with colourful friendly people.

* Staying in Heritage & Castle Hotels. 

* Elephant Ride at UNESCO World Heritage-Amber Fort-Jaipur.

* Enjoy Riding a Royal Enfield through the unexplored rural route. 

* Taj Mahal, Agra, A wonder of the World.

Overview:

Country / Region & Location: India – Rajasthan – North-West Area

Best Time: October to March

Number of Days: 13 Nights / 14 Days

Number of Riding Days: 11 Days

Duration of Ride: Between 5 and 7 Hours a day on Average

Distance Covered on Motorcycle: 2000 Kilometres

Grade: Easy

Temperature: 15º C to 32º C

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Delhi.

Arrive at Delhi’s airport, our representative will personally meet you outside the EXIT gate of arrival terminal, holding a placard of your name. You will be transferred to your hotel & relax. Overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 2: Delhi to Mandawa (130 Kilometres in the car then 140 Kilometres on the Royal Enfield or )

After breakfast, we travel by car for 130 kilometres to Mandawa where we join our Royal Enfields. At this startng point, you will be introduced to your Royal Enfield 500cc motorcycle and the road Captain who makes you aware of all the rules of driving in India with all the gearing system of Royal Enfield bike and how to handle Royal Enfield 500cc Motorcycle in your Motorcycle tour to Rajasthan.

Today you will ride Royal Enfield 500 cc bike on country road and enroute you find some local markets. Mandawa is a world famous for its heritage Havelis and colourful fresco art. Mandawa was originally a trading outpost for the ancient caravans routes that stopped here from China and the Middle East. On arrival in Mandawa, check in hotel and relax. Later enjoy walk in colourful market and visit to many interesting havelis. Overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 3: Manadawa to Bikaner (220 Kilometres = 4 to 5 hours riding)

After breakfast, ride starts to Bikaner. On arrival check into the hotel and relax. In the afternoon you will proceed for a sightseeing tour of Bikaner visiting Junagarh Fort, one of the most interesting forts in Rajasthan, with its sumptuously decorated interiors. Built in 1588 by Raja Rai Singh it is unusual in the sense that it was one of the few major forts of Rajasthan that was not built on a hilltop. Later back to hotel and relax. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Bikaner to Jaisalmer (320 Kilometres = 7 Hours riding)

After breakfast, get ready to ride on awesome route for Motorcycle trip through small villages set among desert oasis with deep blue vast open skies above to the horizon of golden sands. Wild camels and caravans of gypsies drift by as we are virtually alone on the roads through the desert. Our destination for the next two nights is the fantastic Ali Baba “Golden Fortress City” on the Pakistan – India border in the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer. On arrival in Jaisalmer, check into the hotel & relax.

Day 5: Jaisalmer to Sam Sand Dunes Desert Camp (40 Kilometres)

Morning after breakfast, start your sightseeing of Jaisalmer including the old town of Jaisalmer & visit Jaisalmer Fort, built in the year 1156 by Rawal Jaisal. Perched on 80m high hill, housing the entire township within its ramparts, it is the only “Living Fort” in India. Later visit beautifully sculptured Patwon Ki Haveli in the heart of the town & it is virtually the showpiece of Jaisalmer’s legendary architectural wealth. Later we ride down 40 kilometres away from Jaisalmer through huge sand Dunes on both side of Road which gives you awe inspiring experience of Motorcycle Tour in Rajasthan, enroute visit an abandoned village Kuldhara popularly known as Ghost Village. Later ride continue to Sam Sand Dunes. On arrival at Sam Sand Dunes ensuite camping site, check in camp and relax. After tea, enjoy camel ride in soft sand dunes of Thar Desert & the panoramic view of sunset from the middle of Sand Dunes. Later back to Camp & enjoy mouth watering Rajsthani Dinner with folk dance and music programme by a group of talented folk artists. Overnight in Camp.

Day 6: Sam Sand Dunes Desert Camp to Osian (270 Kilometres = 6 Hours Ride)  

After breakfast, start ride toward to Osian through scenic village off-road, It is an oasis in the Thar Desert, and has been known as the “Khajuraho of Rajasthan” for its temples. Osian was a great trading centre on the silk route from the 8th to 12th century AD. It boasts of a number of intricately carved Hindu and Jain temples dating back to the 6th century. The Majestic Sachiya Mata temple and the Surya temple are particularly noteworthy for their carvings and architectural grandeur. Overnight in Osian.

Day 7: Osian to Jodhpur via Nevra Village (85 Kilometres = 2 Hours riding)

After breakfast, start ride to Jodhpur through the panoramic country road. Enroute enjoy the visit of very beautiful village called Nevra. Here in Nevra you will enjoy many activities like to visit the house of local farmers to know about their daily life style, after that enjoy the Opium ceremony with villagers & also visit the school to see the how Indian village student doing their study. Later we ride continue about 20 Kilometres to visit a Hindu Monastery situated on a hill & after that we ride again continue to Jodhpur. On arrival in Jodhpur, enjoy the sightseeing of Jodhpur on Motorbike toward to Hill to visit the Mehrangarh Fort (Majestic Fort), one of the most impressive & formidable structures anywhere in India. View of the city from the Top of the Fort is just incredible; from here whole city looks Blue. Nearby visit Jaswant Thada (also known as Taj Mahal of Jodhpur); a cluster of royal cenotaphs in white marble built in the year 1899 AD. It is an architectural landmark of Jodhpur. Overnight in Jodhpur.

Day 8: Jodhpur to Bhenswara via The Motorcycle Temple (160 Kilometres = 5 Hours riding)

After breakfast, we ride to Bhenswara. Bhenswara village is situated at the northern bank of river Jawai, which originates from Aravali Hills and flows down to the Rann of Kutch. Bhenswara village is surrounded by arid hills and farmland. Enroute experience a must visit & an interesting place for every motorcyclist – the Motorcycle Temple (a place where Motorcycle Rider is God & being worshipped). Later ride continue through some of the most stunning scenery in India. On arrival check into the hotel & relax. Later explore the area by walk through the village and meet local families of Rabari, a semi- nomadic shepherd tribe to learn about their way of life. Overnight in Bhenswara.

Day 9: Bhainswara to Udaipur (150 Kilometres = 5 Hours riding)

After breakfast, get ready for Mountainous Motorcycle Ride toward Udaipur, this place is full of natural beauty, abundant water and natural protection afforded by the surrounding forests and Aravali Mountains. It is also known as the “City of Lakes”. On arrival check into the hotel and relax. After Lunch, visit to City Palace a majestic architectural marvel towering over the lake and the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. At Sunset enjoy a boat ride around Lake Pichola, which offers spectacular views of the hills, palaces, temples and bathing ghats. Evening take a short walk in the colourful market of Udaipur. Overnight in Hotel at Udaipur

Day 10: Udaipur to Ghanerao (160 Kilometres = 5 Hours Riding)

After breakfast, start ride toward our next destination called Ghanerao. Enroute enjoy the visit of UNESCO World Heritage site-Kumbhalgarh Fort, the walls of the fort of Kumbhalgarh extend over 38 kilometres, the second-longest continuous wall after the Great Wall of China. Later ride continue to beautiful and charming village Ghanerao. On arrival, check in hotel & relax. O/n in Hotel.

Day 11: Ghanerao to Pushkar (250 Kilometres = 6 to 7 Hours riding)

After breakfast, start Motorcycle ride to Pushkar. Pushkar is famous for its Temples, Lake, Ghats, Sand Dunes and Bazaar. There are small hills on the three side of Pushkar and the deep and beautiful lake on the other, which increase the beauty of Pushkar. On arrival, check into the hotel & relax. Evening enjoy the walk in Colourful Market of Pushkar. Overnight in Pushkar.

Day 12: Pushkar to Jaipur (130 Kilometres = 4 Hours Riding)

Today we ride to Jaipur, popularly known as Pink City, the flamboyant and colourful capital of Rajasthan. With its rich and colourful past, resplendent with tales of valour and bravery, it is now one of the most important heritage cities in India. We ride Royal Enfield to Amber Fort, the palace complex which stands to this date was commenced under the reign of Raja Man Singh. Later we ride back to hotel and relax. We finish our Motorcycle Tour here. Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 13: Jaipur to Agra (250 Kilometres = 6 hours drive)

Morning after breakfast, drive to Agra. On arrival in Agra, check into the hotel and relax. Later drive to visit Mehtab Bagh to spot the Taj Mahal from other side of Yamuna during sunset. Later enjoy walk in colourful market of Agra. Overnight in Agra.

Day 14: Agra to Delhi (210 Kilometres = 4 hours drive)  

Early morning enjoy the visit of India’s most celebrated monuments Taj Mahal in Sunrise, built by Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz, it’s also known as symbol of eternal love. Later back to hotel for breakfast and after that visit Agra Fort. After that drive continue to Delhi. Later straight transfer to Airport for your return flight to onward destination.

Prices: Rider USD2600.00 / Rider + Pillion USD4500.00 / Car Passenger USD2100.00 and Single Room Supplement: USD 490.00
Fixed Departure of 05 October 2017

Note:  Join us in our any Fixed Departure in 05 Months Advance Time by paying just 10%  & get Dinner Complimentary throughout the Tour.

Inclusions:

* 11 nights Hotel Accommodation in Twin or Double Share basis with Breakfast.

* 2 night in Desert Swiss Camp with attached European Style Toilet on Twin/Double Sharing basis with Breakfast & Dinner on Twin Sharing basis.

*All Ground Transfers from your arrival at Airport in India to till departure from India, sightseeing & overland journey by Air Conditioned Vehicle on non-riding days.

* Royal Enfield 500 CC Motorcycle on all riding days.

* Fuel for the Motorcycle.

* Experienced English speaking Motorcycle Road Captain for whole trip on his own Royal Enfield Motorcycle including his accommodation & food.

* Experienced Royal Enfield mechanic with all necessary spare parts for bikes including his accommodation & food.

* First-Aid Medical kit.

* Refreshment during rides like Packed Juice, Fresh Fruits, Biscuits, Tea, Coffee Etc.

* Back-up Vehicle (Support Car/Van) for your Luggage & Pillion Rider.

* Spares parts change in Motorcycle during tour. –Front tube/ Rear tube/Spark plug/Clutch and Brake Wire/Clutch and Disc brake pads/ Engine oil/Clutch Plate.

* The services of an English speaking guide on sightseeing days.

* Evening enjoy your farewell dinner with unlimited Beer.

* Assistance by friendly, knowledgeable English speaking ground representatives from the moment you arrive in India until the time you leave.

* All Currently Applicable Taxes.

Exclusions:  

International Flights, Lunch & Dinner (except where is specified), Monument Entrances, Video/Camera Fees, personal medical insurance (compulsory), Bike damage, extra drinks, visa fees, tips (no obligation) and items of personal nature such as, laundry, liquor, extra drinks etc and anything which is not mentioned in inclusions.

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