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Destination: Himalaya, India, Nepal

Duration: 14 Day(s)

Group Size: 10

Pillion Friendly: Yes - this is a nice trip for couples

Terrain: All tar, except a short ride into Bardia Park area

Support: Tour leader / Medic / Mechanic / Support vehicle

Distance: 1030km

Nepali jungle and Himalayan valleys, via super-twisty roads with views of the Annapurna and Everest ranges – this is a trip full of fabulous contrasts and epic rides, without venturing to very high altitudes or onto tough dirt roads. We start in deep jungle with a walking/rafting safari in tiger country, before taking to the bikes and exploring the hills. Lift your eyes from the endless bends for views to Everest and Annapurna. The tour price is inclusive of some meals, fuel and internal flights.

Price: £3000

This adventure is simply vast! We will travel into the planet’s highest mountains, through the world’s deepest gorge; we will motor through the magnificence of Mustang where the Tibetan plateau meets the world’s highest scenery. Eight-thousand-metre peaks will become our daily friends until we plummet down to the hot jungle to walk and raft in Tiger forests, where rhino and elephant also thrive. An all-round unforgettable experience!

Price: £3300

Destination: Himalaya, India, Nepal

Duration: 13 Day(s)

Group Size: 10

Pillion Friendly: Not ideal, due to dirt roads, but passengers can ride in the support vehicle when needed

Terrain: Mainly dirt in the high mountains, with tar in the foothills

Support: Tour leader / Medic / Mechanic / Support vehicle

Distance: 800km

Destination: Himalaya, India

Duration: 14 Day(s)

Group Size: 10

Pillion Friendly: Mainly, but there's one day that's dirt/rough

Terrain: Mostly tar, but one tough day of dirt

Support: Tour leader / Pro' Medic / Mechanic / Support vehicle

Distance: 1200km

A tour here is to visit a place like no other and to call it a ‘holiday’, is to do the experience no justice whatsoever. Even to try and get close to explaining the sheer scale of this adventure, the raw, untouched beauty of its locations and the endless fascination of its peoples and cultures, carries with it a degree of futility, but we will blunder on nonetheless… Blazing Trails have been running Himalayan tours through the Spiti Valley since 2005 and it is this experience, allied to precise organisation, that allows us to guide riders to such places. As with all our trips an experienced leader and support crew are with you every mile, providing expert guidance and mechanical or medical assistance if required. But despite our enormous local knowledge, a ride through the Himalaya is never going to be without its challenges and surprises…

Price: £2600

This tour is far more of a holiday than an ‘adventure’, with plenty of time to savour the views and smell the penguins, as we take in all the great sights of South Africa’s Western Cape at a relaxed pace. The adventure commences at our base in Addo, near Port Elizabeth, and wends its way to Cape Town via the stunning Route 62, which carves its way though the Klein Karoo semi-desert and on into the mountainous Cape Winelands. Two nights are spent in Cape Town, giving enough time to explore this world-class travel destination. From the glories of Cape Town we head out following the coastal road through super-scenic Chapman’s Peak to Cape Point at The Cape of Good Hope. More beautiful coastal riding will take us to Cape Agulhas (the most southerly point in Africa), before we move on to the famous Garden Route, which we will track to its end in the Eastern Cape and our base, where there is the chance to relax and enjoy a day’s safari in Addo Elephant National Park before the holiday ends.

Price: £2800

Destination: South Africa

Duration: 13 Day(s)

Group Size: 9

Pillion Friendly: Very

Terrain: All tar

Support: Tour leader / First-Aider / Support vehicle

Distance: 2200

Destination: Himalaya, India

Duration: 12 Day(s)

Group Size: 9

Pillion Friendly: Not really. It can be done, but they may need to get in the support vehicle

Terrain: Several tough (maybe very tough) days

Support: Tour leader / Pro Medic / Mechanic / Support vehicle

Distance: Approx 1500km

This exhilarating tour is something of a Himalayan odyssey, crossing some of the World’s Highest Motorable passes and linking three of the ultimate mountain range’s most breathtaking regions: Lahul, Ladakh and Zanskar. Leaving from Dharmasala, in the shadow of the magnificent Dhauladhar range, we will travel over the heights to the incomparable beauty of the Zanskar Valley, with its 24,000ft snowcaps and glaciers… little comes close in terms of natural splendour. From there it’s on to Leh, ‘capital’ of Ladakh. Appropriately, we will be using the 410cc Royal Enfield Himalayan for this route. With its ground clearance and dirt riding ability, it is well suited to the rigours of this route.

Price: £2800

This tour has been designed to offer riders an exciting, off-the-beaten-track adventure through the South African Cape region, without breaking the bank. Mountains, coast and desert come at no extra cost and the scenery and riding are spectacular. The trip is also the ideal introduction to some gentle dirt road riding with a few easy and very scenic dirt road rides on the route. A wildlife/safari element and great eating tick the rest of the South African tour boxes. Accommodation is at the guest house end of the market, but always very clean and the locations carefully chosen. If you are looking for five-star hotels, please choose another tour. If, however, sitting around a camp fire, with a sky full of stars appeals, then this is the one for you.

Price: £2200

Destination: South Africa

Duration: 10 Day(s)

Group Size: 8

Pillion Friendly: Yes – but some gravel roads

Terrain: Mainly tar, some gravel roads

Support: Tour leader / First-aider / Support vehicle (if over three riders)

Distance: 2050

Destination: India

Duration: 14 Day(s)

Group Size: 10

Pillion Friendly: Yes – this is a great holiday for couples

Terrain: All Tar Riding – Twisty Mountain Roads

Support: Tour leader / First-aider / Mechanic / Support vehicle

Distance: Approx 900km

This outstanding tour covers some of the most scenic, exotic and diverse areas of southern India, from steamy coastal waterworlds to the cool air and uplifting vistas of Kerala’s mountains. You will be riding through the pristine forests and jungle gorges of Kerala’s many national parks and have the opportunity to spot many of the region’s wild animals along the way. Highlights of this trip also include a night on the backwaters in a luxury houseboat and time to explore the historical trading port of Cochin. The riding on this trip is superb – twisty and generally well surfaced – and the accommodation is of a high standard, while retaining a genuine Keralan feel. If you want to experience the best motorcycling destinations that South India has to offer, with the level of back-up that only Blazing Trails delivers, then this is the trip for you.

Price: £3250

Our Himalayan Foothills Tour is designed to offer some of the best riding and natural beauty on offer, without breaking the bank or taking riders into the extreme environments that characterise our Zanskar and Spiti Valley tours. Travelling the minor back-roads of Himachal Pradesh’s hill country, we will take in stunning views, experience rural life in the mountains and visit cultural and historic sites, both Indian in orgin and leftovers of the British Raj. These include the Dali Lama’s home town of Dharamasla, the Raj’s summer capital at Shimla and Manali, gateway to the High Himalaya – and all this fascination and beauty is linked by twisty roads all the way!

Price: £2300

Destination: Himalaya, India

Duration: 15 Day(s)

Group Size: 9

Pillion Friendly: Yes it is, but it's pretty bumpy in places

Terrain: All tar – some potholes and road damage

Support: Tour leader / First-aider | Support vehicle

Distance: Approx 1500

Destination: South Africa

Duration: 14 Day(s)

Group Size: 8

Pillion Friendly: Yes

Terrain: Tar – some accommodation approaches may be dirt and there is one dirt road into Swaziland

Support: Tour leader / First-aider / Support vehicle (if more than three riders)

Distance: 2950km

This is a great adventure, taking in astoundingly fine mountain, gorge and pass riding. We will travel to the beautiful Indian Ocean, visit the Kingdom of Swaziland, travel through the Zulu heartland to famous battlefields and admire the sights and roads of the Drakensburg Mountains. This tour also has a wildlife/safari element, with Kruger National Park and St Lucia Wetland Park on the itinerary. There’s super food and for those who like a tipple, fine wine and cold beer.

Price: £3100

In the world’s highest country (on average), epic roads and scenery await in what is as close to a riders’ paradise as we have seen anywhere. Lesotho offers mile-upon-mile of non-stop cornering action on tarmac of the highest quality, carrying very little traffic. The dirt road riding is equally impressive, without being too technical or strenuous for the average rider. This is a real rider’s tour, featuring full days of stunning riding through incredibly diverse landscapes. Clean, friendly, and astoundingly scenic, we can’t recommend this tour highly enough.

Price: £3000

Destination: Lesotho, South Africa

Duration: 14 Day(s)

Group Size: 8

Pillion Friendly: Mostly – see 'Terrain.' Support vehicle can offer breaks

Terrain: Mostly fantastic tar. Moderately difficult dirt at top of Sani Pass and one very bumpy dirt road

Support: Tour leader / First-Aider / Support Vehicle

Distance: 2800