South India : Exploring The Tamil Track

India - 13 days trip with motorcycle - starting at € 2640
Discover the mythical Fort Kochi and Pondicherry
Ride secret roads to discover South India’s riches
Explore the Tamil Nadu and Chettinad regions
Guide speaks : French, English,
13 day trip
Driving 9 day
6h per day
Intermediate
with guide
1100km in total
From January to March
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  • From 25 February 2019 to 09 March 2019 starting at 2640€
Manon - India - Motorcycle

Manon

Spécialiste Motorcycle

India

After years travelling the roads (and seas) of Africa and South America, I'm now based in Delhi, where I get to live my passion for true motorcycle experiences. Stunning landscapes,…

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Explore the distinct flavors and cultures of South India

Jump onto you Royal Enfield and get ready to journey between two mystical cities— Fort Kochi and Pondicherry. Over the course of 1,100 km (675 miles) you’ll cover the secret roads and backways across the stunning landscapes of South India. From the riches of Kerala tea plantations to the lush Tamil Nadu jungles, you’ll get a rare glimpse into the heart of India on these South India motorcycle tours. You’ll be able to explore the stunning multi-colored Tamil Temples and Chettinad palaces. Adventure seekers looking for a taste of flavor, culture and fun will find this the perfect introduction into the amazing culture of South India.

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Map of your Motorcycle road trip :

Day 1

Arrive in Kochi

You’ll be welcomed at the airport and driven over to your hotel in Fort Kochi. You’ll have some free time to enjoy the great restaurants and scenery some time around the city before the best bike trip in South India begins.

Day 2

Kochi

90 km

Before we head off, you’ll have more time to explore Kochi. Kochi is charming combination of medieval Portuguese, Dutch, and English countryside in the tropical setting of malabar. Here you can find 500 year old Portuguese housing, old Chinese fishing communities, a sixteenth century synagogue, palaces and so much more. Today, you’ll also meet your Royal Enfield and do a little cruising. In the evening, we highly recommend you attend a kathakali (traditional dance performance).

Day 3

Kochi – Periyar

180 km

Today, we are on the road really kick starting our Royal Enfield tours South India. Get ready to twist and turn across small roads that wind through lakes and canals and into the lush nature found in the Periyar Hills. This region is famous both for its large diversity of wild animals and its spice cultivation. Enjoy the fragrances as you ride through the hills.

Day 4

Periyar – Munnar

90 km

In the morning, we’ll visit a spice garden before we head north into the mountains on our South India motorcycle tours. Crossing tea plantations and mountains farms, we’ll steadily increase in altitude until we reach Munnar. Munnar, our destinations, is surrounded by South India’s tallest mountains which peak around 2,600 meters high. It’s also home to one of the world highest tea plantation and trading centers. You’ll have the opportunity to explore these in the afternoon, before we settle in our hotel for the night.

Day 5

Munnar — Elephant Valley

220 km

We are crossing into the border area of the Tamil Nadu in the Western Ghats. Here the climate is less humid and forms a nice contrast to the Kerala forests we’ve been driving through. As we make our way through reach, we’ll ascend into the Palani Mountains where will find ourselves in an ecolodge surrounded by nature for the evening. Resting at 1000 meters above sea level, this 100-acre nature reserve is a nature lover’s dream. Here, you can sample the many homemade, traditional Indian recipes all grown at the lodge.

Day 6

Elephant Valley – Madurai

120 km

Today we are curving down into the Coimbatore great plain on the best bike trips in South India. The view are simply magnificent! We’ll cross coconut plantations and farms reaching the revered Hindu pilgrimage site of Madurai. Here we’ll visit the Meenakshi Temple and the astounding bazaar.

Day 7

Madurai – Chettinad

100 km

Our drive is short and stunning today as we cross small villages and secret roads. This area is known for the curious rock formations famous in the Tamil Nadu region that we’ll make our way in between as we make our way into Chettinad.

Day 8

Chettinad

50 km

After all these days of adventring on our Royal Enfield tours South India, you’ll gladly welcome a free morning to just kick back and relax. You have the day free to do as you wish, we recommend strolling through the surrounding villages to discover the unique local culture. You can also visit the Thirumayam Fort— a great place to see.

Day 9

Chettinad – Tanjore

140 km

Our Royal Enfield tours South India continue. We’re headed out to the Chettiar countryside carving between the rice fields, cotton plantations, and irrigation basins. When we arrive in Tanjore, we’ll visit the 1000 year old Brihadeshwara TEmple and explore the ancient town.

Day 10

Tanjore — Sud de Pondichéry

220 km

Today’s our last stop on our best bike trips in South India . Savor this magnificent track that leads to Kumbakonam— a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the Darasuram Temple. We’ll continue our way northeast along the coast of the Bay of Bengal. In the evening, we’ll stop in Tranquebar, a coastal village and former Danish trading post. We’ll avoid the traffic of the city and instead have an opportunity for a lovely swim instead.

Day 11

Pondichéry

30 km

In morning, you’ll have a transfer by private vehicle to Pondicherry. Here you can visit the city and enjoy its majestic coastline. We’re staying 15 km north of the city on the Bay of Bengal at an eco-resort. This stunning nature, is the perfect place to enjoy some well-deserved relaxation. The resort area and the town around is an incredible mix of Indian and French culture and architecture. There’s nowhere like it in the country!

Day 12

Pondichéry – Chennai

140 km

The morning is free to continue relaxing or exploring on our South India motorcycle tours. After lunch, you’ll be transferred by private vehicle to Tamil Nadu’s capital, Chennai. Along the way, we’ll stop at Mahabalipuram to visit its revered temples that are carved in the rock before arriving in Chennai.

Day 13

Chennai

We’ll have lunch in Chennai and sample the local flavors before you are transferred to the airport depending on your departure time.

For this trip, your vehicle is: A classic or bullet 500cc Royal Enfield motorcycle .

To drive this vehicle you need : sup. 125cc motobike licence.

Price for this road trip starts at 2640€ for each rider .

This price is intended by person and for a pair of a pilot and a pillion.

 

2890 € : Price for 1 rider, in double room

2290 : Price for each pillion

660 € : Supplement for a private room

100 € discount for those who register at 4 or more at the same time

 

Price includes :

  • An Enfield 500 motorcycle
  • Land transfers as provided for in the program by private vehicle
  • Coaching: an English speaking motorcycle guide and a mechanic
  • Gasoline The assistance of a local team: mechanic
  • An assistance vehicle and carrying equipment for groups of 4 people, side carriers for groups of less than 4 people
  • Accommodation : in hotels, in double room or twin (two single beds). Guests traveling alone will share a Twin or Triple Room with one or two other guests. If you wish to be accommodated in a single room (supplement) thank you to let us know at registration
  • Meals : Full board (breakfasts, lunches and dinners on motorcycle days)

 

Price doesn’t include :

  • Compulsory insurance : insurance covering on-site medical expenses
  • Repatriation insurance, which covers you in case of accidents of two wheels (big engine)
  • Legal assistance
  • Visa fees
  • International flights
  • airport taxes
  • A deposit of 400 € per driver must be paid in cash on your arrival
  • Bank charges
  • Tips
  • Drinks (tea, coffee, cold drinks, etc …)
  • Souvenirs and personal expenses
  • Entrances to the temples, monuments and museums planned in the program

From 25 February 2019 to 09 March 2019

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