is a small specialist company and India is the country we know and love
best. We operate fully guided and supported tours travelling on the
legendary Enfield Bullet. We pride ourselves on being the experts in this
area of the world and we want to share our passion as we introduce you to
all the colorful and spectacular sights , sounds , excitement and vitality
that is part of India's everyday life. In these three week long tours, we
take in the palaces, forts, temples and wildlife reserves of ancient
Rajasthan at a relaxed pace. Our South India tour crosses the continent
traversing the tropical western ghats. These tours take you straight to the
heart of Indian life offering a fascinating and in-depth trip leaving you
with indelible memories.
sights, sounds and tastes of India are limitless and by travelling with an
independent motorcycle group, your opportunities to enjoy the richness of
this endlessly surprising country are immense. Perhaps you can travel
independently and possibly more cheaply through India we guarantee you won't
see , do or be involved in the same period of time as you will travelling
with Bikescape. We take you places that will be difficult to find if you
were travelling by yourself. Our experience and knowledge of India allows us
to take care of all those hassles that can consume precious holiday time.
This gives you the freedom to be totally involved in your motorbike
adventure. We also deliberately make time available for you to make your own
personal discoveries. Whether it be local culture, sightseeing or restaurant
advice our tour captains will provide you with all the guidance and
information necessary for you to explore independently. India is an enormous
country of incredible contrasts with intense beauty and appalling tragedy
often side by side. Riding as a group, we all have to look out for each
other, and a team spirit forms rapidly. Friendships forged in this
companionable environment often endure way beyond India.
Our tour leaders are our greatest assets. They
are Indians who live , breathe and love India ! They will answer your
questions on the history , culture, religion, politics, daily life and
explain all the weird and wonderful things you will see on your motorcycle
adventure. They are there to help you change money , explain the menus,
select the best beer or mineral water, guide you to the best shops and even
help you bargain in necessary. There expertise , knowledge and
professionalism is second to none. Recognizing the benefits of independent
exploration they ensure you are well briefed on how to use all free time
profitably, safely and economically. Bikescape leaders do not take
commission or "Baksheesh". English speaking local guides join us
for visits to forts , palaces ,museums, temples and nature reserves.
Small means flexible
We believe that travelling in a small group of
like minded travellers with an expert leader is the best way to get the most
out of any trip. This is why our maximum group size is twelve. It is
important to remember that India is a very different part from the rest of
the world.. Still emerging from the third world it can some times be
unconventional, confusing or even overwhelming. Travelling with a small
group has the advantage of providing safety and security while still
allowing us to be flexible and spontaneous. It also means we can access
places and events not possible for larger groups.
A place to
lay your head
Where possible we use small hotels , often family
run, that are clean and comfortable with private bathroom facilities. There
is some variation in standard, but as a general rule all rooms have their
own toilet/shower, fan or air cooler and clean fresh bed linen. Avoiding
large sophisticated hotels means we lose out in hair dryers and mini shampoo
bottles but we believe you gain so much more.
Some hotels are
chosen for there location. They are often just a short walk away from
bazaars , temples and our sightseeing activities. In other places we have
chosen hotels with character and that often reflect the area you are
visiting. You can spend the night in a 16th century palace, a colonial style
hotel reflecting bygone days, a fort on the edge of the sea cliff with
million dollar views, a town house belonging to minor royalty or a haveli
(courtyard house). We also offer the opportunity to camp in the desert or to
stay in a village, where the facilities are basic but the experience will
far out way this by allowing you to get fully involved.
India has one of the world's greatest cuisines and the
choice and quality of food is wonderful. In our price we include all
breakfast and left the group the flexibility to experiment with local
cuisine We eat in anything from a local businessman's restaurant to the
dining hall of a maharaja's palace or many of the beachside cafe's. At most
restaurants we have a choice of delicious local foods, exotic curries,
seafood platter's, vegetarian specialties, pilavs, breads, kebabs and
awesome deserts - the list is endless .If you want some closer to home ,
European food or excellent Chinese is usually available. In some of the more
off beat areas of our adventures the choice of food can be limited. Your
tour leader is on hand to recommend the local specialties of each area.
The arrival transfer and departure
transfer to and from the hotel included in the price of your trip.
Pre and post accommodation tours
Arrangements can be made for
additional accommodation to be pre-booked at your joining hotels. A service
charge per person booking is levied for this convenience. We can arrange any
tour you wish in India. Please contact us for further details and
If you are travelling
alone and would like to share a room with a fellow traveller we can try to
arrange a twin share match for you. If a room cannot be arranged you are
required to pay the single supplement.
Bikescape always tries to be involved in as much as possible ,
visiting festivals , fairs and religious ceremonies as well as homes and
workplaces. We want to leave a positive impression and travelling in small
groups minimizes the impact we have on a community. As a Bikescape
traveler you need to respect the different cultural beliefs and values of
the area we visit , dress and act accordingly.
All our tours are
fully supported by 2 tour coordinators , a skilled mechanic, and a backup
vehicle following behind with luggage and spares. The well maintained 500cc
Enfield Bullets are modern day classics and a joy to ride. We travel in
small groups of up to 12 motorcycles and offer experienced personalized
support to all our clients.
You'll need a relaxed and flexible
attitude to travelling and most of all, a sense of humor. Our tours are true
adventures that will challenge you both physically and emotionally. Some
minor delays and discomforts are inevitable when travelling in India and
service can sometimes be indifferent, so if complete personal comfort and
convenience are important to you, then perhaps India is not the destination
for you. If, however, you come to India with an open mind, you'll enjoy the
biking experience of a lifetime.
Bikescape - India is a division of Ideas Cell Tours specializing in
fully integrated motorcycle tours in India. From the first enquiry about
your booking through to our farewell dinner in Delhi or Madras you will be
assisted personally by owner operators and tour coordinators. They offer
'hands on' leadership throughout your adventure and will accompany all
tours. We are often asked why we don't run more tours as we could obviously
fill them. We do not wish to become an impersonal production line, hiring
young, inexperienced guides and thinking of our clients as just numbers .
Our energy is focused on limited tours per season and making them all
exceptional and memorable events for all involved including ourselves.