February 2011


Package includes


Bikes hire Royal Enfield or left foot gear change bike if desired. Most machines are kick start.

Hotel based bed and breakfast accommodation in twin sharing rooms (single supplement is 218 Euros).

Travel from Taunton and the M5 M4 corridor, to and from airport

The services of an Indian tour guide whilst in India

Back up vehicle and for mechanics (one on motorcycle)

Train fare from Cochin to Calicut

Not included

Evening meals


Non-accidental damage to machine

Fuel currently less than 80 pence per litre

Visa (required)

Health insurance

It is anticipated that as in previous years we shall travel as one group with a lead bike and tail end Charlie, the backup/ luggage vehicle will bring up the rear. The drop off system is used throughout and will be explained.

We will have at least one of the four mechanics travelling on a motorcycle with the main group. Travelling speed is not great, rarely over 30mph, and on average our daily average speed including stops is unlikely to be over 15 mph and can drop to 10 mph. Early starts are required to arrive at the next hotel at a reasonable hour. The roads are in the main well surfaced and traffic light, however we will go through busy towns and cities.

Riding will normally commence before 08.15 am the day’s mileage varies between 60 and 120 miles and have been planned that they can be easily achieved in a day’s ride including frequent stops, when appropriate, for fuel water and tourist stops.

The hotels some of which we have used before are of high quality and it is expected that your luggage will arrive at the hotel within one hour of our arrival giving you time to wash change and explore the area. We have the services of a tour guide throughout who will answer questions and give advice when necessary.

There is an expectation that riders are committed to one group task throughout the tour. (Scribe, photographer, welfare, fleet manager, loggist, bloggist, entertainments or similar)

There will be a series of get together, including a ride out, planned before our departure day to assist with ice breaking and awareness

Please remember this is not a coach trip, it’s an adventure and things do and will go wrong, no teddy bears out the cot


Day 01 Transport arranged from the M5 M4 corridor to Heathrow and scheduled airline to Calicut

Day 02 Arrival Calicut Airport, met by our representative and transferred to hotel.

We have an introductory meeting to get to know each other and our bikes; we finish off the day with our Welcome Dinner at our hotel.

Overnight at Hotel Westway in Calicut (previously used)

Day 03 CALICUT – WYNAD ( 95km 60 miles ) Now you are ready for your adventure! An early start today for a long day’s ride through some truly spectacular scenery.

You will ride to Wynad with tracts of forest covering the western flanks of the Niilgiris. The scenery is rich and varied, ranging from plantations of tea, spices, coffee and cocoa to the dry scruffy jungle of the Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary.

Overnight stay at hotel Green gates in Wayanad.

Day 04 WYNAD – OOTY (140 km 88 miles ) Today you will ride to Ooty, A popular hill station located in the Nilgiri Hills, Ooty draws a great number of tourists every year. This picturesque town perched on the hills is home to many places of interest and abundant natural beauty.

You will visit Masinagudi enroute and We stop for a pleasant lunch at the Bandipur Sanctuary and then headwith its abundant monkeys and scattering of elephants, and deers. You will be at height of 2000 m and our overnight stop in Ooty, ‘Queen of the Hill Stations’

Overnight stay at a hotel Monarch (previously used)

Day 05 OOTY – COIMBATORE (105 km 66 miles) Early morning after breakfast see Ooty by motorcycle. Ride up to the Dodabetta Peak for fantastic views of the surrounding plains, or Avalanche Point, where there was snow and an avalanche many years ago! Visit the botanical gardens, English-style public schools and churches, tea gardens and shops.

After the Ooty visit you will ride to Coimbatore through down the hills with more than 24 hairpin bends.

Overnight stay at Hotel CAG PRIDE Coimbatore.

Day 06 COIMBATORE -KODAIKANAL (158km 100 miles )

Today is a long day of nearly 100 miles you will ride to Kodiakanal . We stop at the foot of the Palani Hills. We head off in the heat of the day, but temperatures soon drop as we ride up to the hill station of Kodaikanal at 2000 m in just 30 miles. If there’s time, you can take the bike around the paths of the summit, explore on foot or horseback, hire a boat on the lake in town, or just enjoy the local dairy products – cheeses and ice creams – and mushrooms.

Overnight stay at a hotel Kodai international Kodaikanal.

Day 07 KODAIKANAL – MUNNAR (165 km100 miles).

Another early morning start for another 100 mile day gives us time to cruise back down the hill, to stop for lunch at the restaurant at the foot of the Palani Hills. We then ride across the plains for about an hour, before climbing again through 17 hairpin bends and the start of a road of never-ending tea plantations. After stopping for tea on the edge of the Tata tea estate, the world’s largest, with a splendid view over Devikulam Lake we carry on to the enchanting hill station of Munnar, and your hotel. Overnight stay at hotel Issac residency n the heart of Munnar.

Day 08 MUNNAR (free day) no biking a chance to relax recharge the batteries and explore the delights of Munnar and the surrounding area..

Second night at hotel Issac residency in the heart of Munnar, a hill station that is home to the state’s finest tea plantations. A quick getaway from Kerala’s bustling towns and cities, Munnar will take you away from the noise and pollution of urban living. Issacs Residency is right in the heart of the quaint town of Munnar. Recently refurbished, Its central location makes Issacs Residency an ideal base from which to explore Munnar and its environs.

Day 09 MUNNAR – THEKKADY ( 105 kms 66 miles)

After an early breakfast, ride to Thekkady in the Western Ghats mountain range to Thekkady nestling in the Cardamom Hills through rice paddies and tea plantations

Stopping for tea and small snacks about every hour. Here the views become more sensational as the road gets challenging! We pass through 100 km of the 770 sq. km sanctuary on our bikes. There is an abundance of wildlife, from flora, birds and insects up to bears, leopards, elephants and even tigers, although they keep themselves well hidden usually. And no traffic. The riding is slow, and we will often switch off engines to freewheel down narrow lanes and take in the full sounds of the forest. (There is an easier route available too). After riding to over 2000 m, we finally meet up with the main road again and rejoin the highway for the final short run into Kumily. The temperature here is cooler than by the beach and you can reward yourself with a nice hot shower.

Afternoon so you can decide what you want to do. If you would like, there is a 4 Pm start to take the Periyar Lake boat trip to see the wild elephants, or you can take a plantation tour and an elephant ride, or just take a walk around the town, take in the sights, do some shopping and enjoy the atmosphere.

Overnight stay Hotel tree tops in Thekkady. (Previously used)

Day 10 THEKKADY – COCHIN ( 190 KM 120 miles )

Our longest day and final ride. Today you will ride Cochin through the rubber and tea plantations. Cochin, one of the oldest port cities of India has very rich cultural past and cosmopolitan association. Also known as the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’, Cochin is believed to be the finest natural harbour in the world. With ferry rides commanding its breath taking view as you cruise around man-made islands with lush green lawns sloping down to the water’s edge, Cochin is the oldest European settlement in India and recording a history of visitors who came, saw and stayed for hundreds of years. Layered impressions of Chinese, Arab, Jewish, British, French and Portuguese are contained within its environment.

Deliver the bikes and overnight stay at Hotel Mermaid Cochin


Today you will be transferred to Cochin railway station for the train to Calicut

On arrival at Calicut , you will be met and transferred to the hotel for our final two nights stay at Hotel Westway the same hotel as our first night


Full Day at leisure

Overnight stay at

Day 13 DEPART CALICUT. We take you back to the airport for your flight back home

Day 14 Arrive Heathrow and transport back to home

Hotels Envisaged



Room Category

No.of nights


Hotel Westway




Green Gates





Deluxe Queen



CAG pride




Kodai Inetrnational




Issac Residency




Tree Top








Hotel Westway




  • Accommodation based on twin sharing basis from 1200 hours on day 01 till Noon hours of day 12 as per itinerary in hotels mentioned or similar.
  • Accommodation on bed and breakfast basis throughout.
  • Dinner on day 01
  • 15 nos of Enfield bullet for the tour.
  • 04 accompanying Mechanic throughout the tour
  • 01 Luggage van throughout
  • 01 Accompanying escort from Destination Indus throughout the tour
  • AC chair car Tran tickets for the Cochin – Calicut train journey
  • Assistance at airports and railway station.


• Any meals other than those mentioned above.

• All optional are charged

• tips, insurance, and all items of personal nature.

• Any services not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.

• Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle malfunctions, political disturbances, taxes etc.

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