Bike tours are a great way to experience the culture, terrains, and cuisines of different destinations. And when you stay in a country like India, which is so diverse geographically and culturally, motorbike expeditions are bound to be fun and exhilarating. Some routes will be full of scenic views while some will take your breath away with the high passes, steep valleys, and narrow roads.
What’s more, with spoken communicative style changing every 15 to 20 kms, what better way to get up and close to the intriguing culture of this glorious country than by a bike ride. All you have to do is select a tour operator that regularly conducts motorbike expeditions to various destinations in India. However, if you are a daring biker and up for some tricky routes, then here are three explorations that should be a part of your motorbike adventure.
You have to take this road to see the opulence of nature. You will come across some mystic and beautiful passages such as the Khardung La Pass, Darcha Pass and Gulaba Pass. On the way, you can sightsee various hotspots of Leh such as the Magnetic Hill, Hall of Fame, Shanti Stupa, Sangam etc. The best time for a motorbike expedition through the Manali-Leh highway would be in July, August and September.
A biking expedition to Rajasthan will have you cover all the major spots of this colourful state. Passing through the tiny villages, sightseeing the monuments of the bygone era, enjoying the jungle safari, experiencing the bewitching culture, hearing the folklore from the villagers and devouring the local cuisine will make Rajasthan the most interesting destination to explore by bike. Winter months, November to February would be the best time to uncover this destination.
Leave the routine behind and set out on motorbike expedition to Spiti Valley from Manali. The tour will take you through some of the most enchanting mountains and deep valleys. The sight of mighty Himalayas will fill your soul with ecstasy. As you ride through this route, you will cover various hot spots such as the Kee monastery, the Chandra Taal Lake, Pin Valley, Naka, Kalpa, Sangla and Shoja. It is recommended to visit the Spiti Valley from May to July as this is the time when roads to this region are likely to be open.