A Pilgrims Heart – Lower Himalayas

An exuberant motorcycle tour in India for a taste of spirituality in the revered Himalayas through twisting roads, Pine trees and picturesque villages of Uttarakhand, India. Follow the many sources of the ancient & sacred river of India, The Ganges.

RIDER BRIEF

Get ready for a motorbike ride through the picturesque villages, dotted along the Kumaon region of Himalayas. Experience warm hospitality of various boutique homestays, stay in luxury camp surrounded by serene landscapes. We ride in proximity to the four holy pilgrimage sites of Hinduism, have candid chats with sadhus , and bathe in spiritual vibrations of the mountains in this motorcycle tour. We follow the many sources of the sacred Ganges to the holy and enshrined towns of Rishikesh and Haridwar. Ride along for a taste of the mighty Himalayas and observe the aura of mysticism that surrounds it.

 

ITINERARY

  • DAY 1

    Arrive in Delhi

    Arrive in Delhi and be met by TurtleTrails at the airport. Drive through the busy streets and bazaars to reach your hotel. Evening drive and sightseeing in Delhi.

  • DAY 2

    Delhi – Jim Corbett National Park

    Begin this incredible motorcycle journey by starting early morning. Drive out of the National Capital Region in a private vehicle, before the major morning traffic starts and hit the main highway.

  • DAY 3

    Jim Corbett National Park – Ranikhet (140Kms)

    Early morning depart for a safari through the jungles. Your tour leader introduces you to the bikes & driving rules of India. First leg of your motorcycle tour in India begins. Ride starts at noon. Today’s motorbike tour is mostly by the river Kosi before reaching picturesque hill town of Ranikhet.

  • DAY 4

    Ranikhet – Kausani via Almora (125Kms)

    After catching spectacular views of the sunrise we ride through small Himalayan mountain villages with views of smiling villagers and snow-capped peaks alike. Arrive Kausani, a hamlet in the Kumaon region of Garwal.

  • DAY 5

    Kausani – Chopta (190Kms)

    Today we ride alongside three rivers; Alakananda, Gomti and Pindar. We are mid-way to our motorcycle tour in India and Himalayas. We cross beautiful holy and enshrined towns and turn form the road leading to Badrinath and reach breathtakingly picturesque town of Chopta. Overnight bonfire at a permanent luxury camp. A ride of temples, rivers, valleys and gorgeous views sums this day.

  • DAY 6

    Chopta – Srinagar (140 Kms)

    Long day ride in the hills today through colourful temple of Ukimath, twisting roads on cliff faces, pine trees and red mountains. We turn from the road leading to Kedarnath for some back road adventure, reaching our night halt by late evening.

  • DAY 7

    Srinagar – Uttarkashi (145 Kms)

    An early dispatch in the morning ensures we hit the road before all the traffic does, Oh wait there is no traffic on this road less travelled. Happy twistes, pine trees before we reach our night halt at a boutique homestay hidden between pilgrimage valleys of Yamunotri and Gangotri. Overnight in Uttarkashi.

  • DAY 8

    Uttarkashi – Mussoorie (125Kms)

    The Himalayas are home to many rivers and on our motorbike journey today, the accompanying river will be the Bhagirathi River. Ride alongside the river on balcony roads through red mountains and pine, rhododendron trees. Night halt at a private estate in Mussoorie with 360 degree views of the valley.

  • DAY 9

    Mussoorie – Rishikesh (125Kms)

    Our last leg will be through Chamba and from there beautifully paved mountain road to the holy town of Rishikesh. Treat yourself to a wonderful traditional ayurvedic massage. Walks on the Ghats along the Ganga river and enjoy the evening puja/arati with its fire ceremonies and chantings.

  • DAY 10

    Back to Delhi by a private vehicle. End of motorcycle tour in India. Free day at the Capital for shopping and visits.

  • DAY 11

    Delhi – International Airport

    Your hotel room is yours till 11am. Transfer to IGI as per flight times. See you again next season.

PRICING

Trip starts from Euro 2050 for Per Person i

(accommodation on twin sharing)

WE HAVE 3 PACKAGES

Join us on one of our rides in three different ways. If you are travelling alone or with a friend, you can come with us on one of our fixed departures and ride alongside other like minded individuals. If you are a group of four or more friends you can either choose your own dates for the itineraries listed or could even go for an la carte and make your own itinerary for the dates of your choosing.

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