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10 Days One Crazy Ride Motorcycle Tour India

Hidden Land in India Motorcycle Tours

This adventure tour in the Himalayas of mystical northeast India covers the state of Arunachal Pradesh. The tour will test your riding skills to the max. Slush, sand, rain, jungle dirt tracks, rocky river beds, boat rides, and camping makes this ride a religious experience for the ultimate adventure seeker. This intoxicating mix of culture and adventure guarantees that every second of this tour will make you feel alive!

Meet the guides

Gaurav & Vinod
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Highlights

  • Ride through narrow dirt tracks
  • Visit a few Buddhist monasteries
  • Starts in Dibrugarh and ends in Delhi
  • Ride across a 500-feet long suspension bridge
  • Royal Enfield Himalayan dual-sport 411cc motorcycle rental
  • Transfer from and to the airport
  • 9 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Advanced

Styles


9 riding days in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 10
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Accommodation

You will be staying at various accommodations on a twin-sharing basis during the whole tour.

Program

Overview

  • Terrain: mix of asphalt and off-road
  • Bike: rental bike
  • Mileage: 1200 kilometers / 750 miles
  • Daily rides: 120 kilometers / 75 miles
  • Meals: all meals, snacks, and beverages

Day 1: Arrive in Dibrugarh

Dibrugarh, in the state of Assam, is a bustling town on the banks of the Brahmaputra. It's a scenic four-hour flight away from New Delhi, on which one is awarded stunning views of some of the highest Himalayan peaks, including Mount Everest.

The Ride of My Life team will pick you up from Dibrugarh Airport (DIB) and take you to your hotel in Dibrugarh. After reaching the hotel, the road captain briefs you on the entire ride flow of the tour and the day wise schedule. You also take your motorcycle for a short spin so that you get used to it.

Day 2: Dibrugarh to Ranaghat

You kickstart One Crazy Ride by riding east along some of the oldest tea plantations in the world to reach Bogibeel near Dibrugarh. Since Arunachal Pradesh has little road connectivity, you take a one-hour ferry ride to cross the Brahmaputra over into Arunachal Pradesh from Assam. Your initial ride today is on smooth highways and tricky elephant corridors, but soon you will find yourself on lesser used dirt tracks, thick sandy patches, and dry riverbeds.

Day 3: Ranaghat to Jenging

Today, you start the ride that you will remember for the rest of your life. Words cannot explain the experiences the mystical land of Arunachal Pradesh has in store for you. From now on, nature in its purest form will be your companion for the rest of the ride.

As you ride northwards, the plains give way to open Himalayan mountain vistas and the mighty Siang river (which becomes the Brahmaputra river in Assam) rushing past on your right. The roads also get better and the ride much smoother. The road zig-zags on the hills along the river offering some breathtaking views of the turquoise blue waters of the river. You ride along the Siang river and pass along many tribal villages.

Day 4: Jenging to Mariyang

After riding a motorcycle in India for four days, you will have a wide grin on your face as you look at the narrow suspension bridge made out of wood and bamboo. What will set your heart racing is the fact that you will be riding your motorcycle across this bridge. The perfect experience for an adventure motorcyclist.

The bridge is motorable by all means and you will be surprised at how fast locals ride across this 500 feet long bridge. But for you, it will be a totally new experience to ride across while the bridge swings and sways. If you ever have to define adventure, try and sum up the feelings you have before you start riding on the bridge, while on the bridge and the release you get once you cross the bridge.

Day 5: Mariyang to Ranaghat

Probably the bumpiest ride in the whole tour, this day you ride through narrow dirt tracks connecting far away villages of Central Arunachal Pradesh. You can't escape the thought that you are riding through nowhere-land. The only thing that will make you feel that you are not the only one on this planet is the occasional village you pass through; otherwise, it is just you, the narrow track, and the nature around you.

Day 6: Ranaghat to Roing

After riding in the mountains for over a week, Arunachal Pradesh will reveal a dramatically new landscape to you. Out go the Himalayan mountains, dense jungles and curvy roads, and in come mighty plains, never ending river beds and stream crossings. You negotiate sandy patches along dry river beds and ride through unbelievably narrow paths through nowhere to cross the dry river bed of the Sisri river.

You ride across one of the most majestic dry river beds in Arunachal Pradesh, the 12 odd miles (20 kilometers) of the Dibang river. Riding through the riverbed can be best described as "landscape riding". No road, no directions; one is at the mercy of their instincts to ride ahead on a terrain that is completely submerged under water in the monsoons.

You also have several water crossings this day. Some you ride across and some you cross in a small boat after loading your motorcycle on it. Crossing the Dibang and other river beds is no doubt an adventure, but most importantly it is a spiritual experience in the never ending landscape amidst pristine nature.

Day 7: Roing to Mayodia Pass and back

Today, you ride to Mayodia pass which lies at an altitude of 8710 feet. The ride is a non-stop climb up to the mountain pass with gorgeous views of the vast Dibang river bed and if you're lucky, different species of birds that are found only in this high-altitude region. The second half of the day is for much deserved rest.

Day 8: Roing to Medo

This would be the most fascinating day of your ride. This day, you ride across dry river beds, jungles and smooth curvy mountain roads. In just one day, Arunachal exposes you to a wide variety of landscapes and elements of nature. Apart from nature, what makes this day's ride special is the several villages you pass through, home to the Mishmi tribe.

Day 9: Medo to Tinsukia

From Medo, you ride south towards Assam. The mountains give way to the mighty jungles and plains of Assam. This day, you ride amidst thick jungles, centuries old tea plantations and mustard fields. You also visit a few Buddhist monasteries enroute Tinsukia, where you end the ride of a lifetime.

Day 10: Dibrugarh to Delhi

You bid goodbye to Arunachal and the adventure and take a flight out of Dibrugarh, which is 30 minutes away from Tinsukia.

Skill level

Advanced

  • Can ride for five to six hours
  • Extensive riding experience
  • Assistance on demand (if required)
  • Experienced with riding a variety of motorcycles
  • Comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions

Included excursions

During your tour, you will have the chance to sightsee and visit a few Buddhist monasteries.

Guides

Gaurav Jani
Gaurav is a national award winning filmmaker who gave up making commercial films a long time ago to follow his passion. Since the last 11 years, he has been traveling solo across India and making documentary films about remote places and indigenous people. Two of his films, Riding Solo to the Top of the World and One Crazy Ride, have won awards at film festivals worldwide. His third film, Motorcycle Chang Pa is about a one-year journey to the Changthang plateau in Ladakh. Gaurav brings with him his years of travel experience and knowledge of the most remote and breathtaking regions of India.
Vinod Panicker
Vinod's interests lie in motorcycle travel, photography, and technology. An avid photographer, he has done several motorcycle rides to different parts of India and abroad, especially in the Himalayas. Vinod has an uncanny knack for planning a ride to the bone without killing the romance and footloose nature of travel itself. His zest for perfection and meticulous planning is the backbone for designing the ride flow of all tours. He is also a member of 60kph, Motorcycle Travel Club, India, and was an integral part of the award-winning motorcycle documentary One Crazy Ride.

Location

The tour will take your through Arunachal Pradesh which literally means “The Land of the Dawn-lit Mountains”. In thickly populated India, Arunachal has the least population per square mile. Very little was known about this part of India and hence it was also referred to as “The Hidden Land”. Geographically too, Arunachal has the most diverse landscape that India has to offer.

From the mighty Himalayas to miles-wide flat river basins, thick jungles to barren sandy plains, nature forms an immaculate orgy in over 50,000 square miles of Arunachal. Due to the overwhelming forces of nature, Arunachal has a meagre road network. Apart from adventure, Arunachal has various indigenous tribes and their lifestyle and culture change drastically every 60 miles.

Food

The price of the package includes daily breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and beverages such as bottled water, juices, tea, and coffee.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

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

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 2 experienced English-speaking road captains
  • 2 support vehicles for carrying luggage and other essentials
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • All tolls and entry fees
  • Cook and cooking staff
  • Daily delicious meals, snacks, and beverages
  • Fuel, oil, and routine maintenance
  • Mechanic throughout the tour
  • Restricted area permits for Arunachal Pradesh
  • Royal Enfield Himalayan dual-sport 411 c motorcycle rental
  • Transfer from and to Dibrugarh Airport (DIB)

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers in Delhi
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions section
  • Food and accommodation in Delhi
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). You will then have to transfer to arrive at Dibrugarh Airport (DIB). Transfer from and to the Dibrugarh Airport (DIB) is included. Ride of My Life will pick you up from the airport.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 60 days before arrival.
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