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12 Day Adventure in Western Ghats Guided Motorcycle Tour in India

Bengaluru, India

Motorcycle Tour in India

A ride from Bangalore on a Royal Enfield, through the incredibly beautiful Western Ghats takes you to one of the hottest diversity spots on Earth and world heritage site. The adventure comprises riding along the Arabian Sea and rainforests of Agumbe, coffee plantation stay, the mesmerizing Jog Falls, stay in a jungle lodge, wildlife safari, amazing sculptures, and temple architecture and the heavenly beaches of Goa!

Key information

  • Terrain: 90% paved roads
  • Bike: rental bike (Royal Enfield motorcycle)
  • Mileage: 1450 kilometers / 901 miles
  • Daily rides: 55 - 285 kilometers / 16 - 177 miles
  • Riding gear: included: helmet; available to rent: jackets, gloves, pads (or guests can bring their own)
  • Meals: all breakfasts, lunch and dinners on day 9 and 11

Meet the guides

Vijay
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Highlights

  • Starts and ends in Bangalore
  • Relax on the famous beaches of Goa
  • Drive through wild life sanctuaries, Jog Falls, and rainforests
  • Ride through forests, mountains, and waterfalls of the Western Ghats
  • Indulge in a jeep safari as well as a coracle ride over the River Kali
  • Visit coffee plantations and pristine beaches
  • Enjoy and explore the wildlife
  • 11 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Styles


10 riding days
Group size: Maximum of 10 participants
Airport transfer included: Kempegowda International Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
06:30
Check-out Time:
18:30

During this tour, you will be staying in home stays in coffee plantation and hotels near beaches.

Accommodation for the tour are as follows:

  • Night 1 & 2- In Chikmagalur in Kerehaklu Plantation Stay or equivalent
  • Night 3- In Kundapur in UVA Meridian Bay Resort or equivalent
  • Night 4- In Murudeshwar in RNS residency or equivalent
  • Night 5- In Gokarna in Im Beach Resort or equivalent
  • Night 6-8- in Canacona, Goa in Sobit Sarovar Portico or equivalent
  • Night 9- In Dandeli- in Jungle Lodges or equivalent
  • Night 10- In Jog Falls in Ajjamane homestay or equivalent
  • Night 11- In Shimoga in River Tern Lodge or equivalent

Program

Day 1: Bangalore - Chikmagalur (245 kilometers / 152 miles)

Motorcycle tour from Bangalore to Chikmagalur commences at 7:00 a.m. The ride will take four and a half hours. In the evening you will explore coffee plantations.

Day 2: Belur and Halebid Temples (80 kilometers / 50 miles)

You will ride to the ancient twin capitals of Hoysala Kingdom, Belur and Halebid, to appreciate the fantastic sculptures and temple architecture

Day 3: Agumbe Rainforest and Trasi (185 kilometers / 115 miles)

At 8:00 a.m., you will ride for two and a half hours to reach the rainforests of Agumbe, home to the King Cobra! Another two-hour ride will bring you to the coast at Trasi with its pristine beaches.

Day 4: Murudeshwar (55 kilometers / 34 miles)

After breakfast you leave Trasi and ride for just over an hour to reach the picturesque village of Murudeshwar, nestled between the western ghats and the Arabian Sea. You will visit the famous Shiva Temple surrounded by the sea on thre sides.

Day 5: Gokarna (80 kilometers / 50 miles)

You will ride for two hours and reach Gokarna, one of the best beaches in India. The day is dedicated to lazing on the tranquil OM beach.

Day 6 - 8: Goa (135 kilometers / 84 miles)

A three an d a half-hour ride will bring you to Goa. You will spend the next three days relaxing in the famous beaches of Goa, exploring Portuguese built churches, and enjoying the legendary Goan hospitality.

Day 9: Dandeli (125 kilometers / 78 miles)

Dandeli is a wildlife sanctuary and you will stay in a jungle lodge and indulge in a jeep safari as well as a coracle ride over the River Kali.

Day 10: Jog Falls (170 kilometers / 106 miles)

You will ride for three and a half hours to reach Jog Falls, one of the biggest plunge waterfalls in India. Stay is planned in a homestay in a village near the falls.

Day 11: River Tern (140 kilometers / 87 miles)

A three-hour ride will bring you to a lodge perched on a hill besides the Bhadra Reservoir and on the edge of a Tiger Reserve. You will do a jeep safari as well as a boat safari to explore the wildlife.

Day 12: Return to Bangalore (285 kilometers / 177 miles)

You will checkout from the jungle lodge at 11:00 a.m. and ride six hours to reach Bangalore. This is the end of the tour.

Important information

  • A valid motorcycle driving license is mandatory for the tour. So all riders needs to carry the license in original along with their passport or aadhar cards at all times during the tour.
  • Saddle bags are the best option as you will be riding on the motorcycle for most of the journey. If you do not have saddle bags, 5 Senses Tours can help buy them for you at the prevailing prices.

Skill level

Intermediate:

  • can ride for 3-4 hours
  • average riding experience
  • little assistance required
  • comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • steep ascents and descents

Included excursions

Belur and Halebid

You will go on a magical journey to the 12th century when Hoysala Architecture was at its zenith. Marvel at sculptures signed off by their creators at Chennakesava Temple in Belur which took a hundred years to build!

The patronage of Art and Architecture by the Hoysala Kings will be in full display at Hoysalesvara and Shantalesvara Temples at Halebid along with a giant statue of Nandi the bull which tool 86 years to craft

Jog Falls

Created on the Sharavathy River near Shimoga town, Jog Falls is at a height of 850 feet and is the second highest water fall in India. Located 420 kilometers West of Bangalore, Raja, Rani, Rover, and Rocket are the four streams which form the Jog Falls. Jog Falls is a lovely weekend getaway from Bangalore especially in the monsoons.

Agumbe Rainforest

Agumbe is a rainforest near Thirthahalli and is often called Cherrapunji of the south due to the incessant rainfall. It is home to several endemic species of flora and fauna. Many rare medicinal plants are found at Agumbe.

Agumbe is famous for its King Cobras. The Agumbe Rainforest Research Station commissioned the world’s first radio-telemetry project on the King Cobra. Founded by the famous herpetologist Romulus Whitaker, ARSS also conducts many educational and outreach programs with the local community and educational institutions.

Whitaker also helped set up India’s first automatic weather station in Agumbe to monitor changes in rain forests.

Wildlife safari in Dandeli

The Bison Reserve at Dandeli is the key attraction. Jungle lodges arranges for guided safari into the reserve. The entrance to the park is 12 kilometers from the town, at the Kluge Nature Camp. If you are lucky you can catch a glimpse of the black panther.

It’s far easier to spot giant iguana, malabar giant squirrel, sambar, and bison. Ornithologists throng here for a sighting of great Indian hornbill and the malabar pied hornbill.

Guides

Vijay

Location

The ride covers 1450 kilometers (901 miles) of wildlife sanctuaries, thunderous jog falls, rainforests of Agumbe, coffee plantations of Chikmagalur, and pristine beaches like Murudeswar, Gokarna and Goa.

Food

Included in your package are daily breakfasts. You will also be served lunch and dinner on days 9 and 11.

Breakfasts will be a mix of South Indian and bread/butter eggs while lunches and dinner will have a meal with rice based and other will be Roti (Indian bread) based.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Royal Enfield motorcycle
  • Escort rider / guide
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Entrance charges
  • Jeep safari and coracle ride in Dandeli
  • Jeep safari and boat safari in Bhadra
  • Lunch and dinner on days 9 and 11 in jungle lodges in Dandeli and Bhadra

What's not included

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Beverages
  • Camera charges

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Kempegowda International Airport (BLR). Transfer from and to this airport is included in the price. 5 Senses Tours will pick you up from the airport.

Tour commences from Bangalore. It is well connected by air, road and train to other parts of India. Please contact 5 Senses Tours for more details.

Airport: Kempegowda International Airport Airport transfer included: Kempegowda International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 15 days before arrival.

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