Join Nick and Julia in their GlobeBusters ultimate tour of India in 2016
Adventure travel companies are gearing up for a surge of interest in bike tours of India following Guy Martin’s recent Channel 4 series, Our Guy in India.
Until now, almost all organised tours relied entirely on Royal Enfield Bullets, either 350 or 500cc. However, following a pioneering expedition in late 2014, GlobeBusters are offering adventure bikers an opportunity to ride their own machines on a 7000-mile guided tour. The motorcycles will be air-freighted from the UK to the starting point in Delhi, from where the team will travel through Nepal, Bhutan and Burma, finishing in Bangkok, 66 days later.
“This will be a unique journey of breath-taking mountain riding amid the high peaks and foothills of the Southern Himalayas, before descending to Myanmar, rarely ridden by Westerners, and finishing in Bangkok, Thailand” says expedition leader, Kevin Sanders. “This expedition involves very challenging riding – chaotic roads, hundreds of miles on dirt/gravel/rocky surfaces (including river crossings) and temperatures ranging from 40°C heat and humidity in the jungle to freezing temperatures over mountain passes”.
Scheduled to depart from Delhi on 13 September 2016, reaching Bangkok on 18 November, prices for the trip start at £18,995, which includes outbound bike freight from the UK to Delhi and inbound from Bangkok. For full details visit www.globebusters.com.
Kevin Sanders and his wife Julia hold two Guinness World Records. In 2002 they circumnavigated the world by motorcycle in 19½ days. The following year the couple rode the length of the Americas, from Alaska to Argentina, in 35 days, knocking 12 days off the previous record.