Bhutan Motorcycle Tour: Bhutan is a paradise for motorcyclists
Riding a classic Royal Enfield motorcycle through Bhutan is a unique experience. Bhutan is a paradise for motocyclist, boasting breathtaking landscapes, spectacular mountains, friendly locals and with just enough road challenges to add to the excitement! Truly motorcycling through Bhutan is a once in a lifetime experience, it’s like no other place, stunning monasteries and dzongs, spectacular mountains friendly people, & local culture are truly worth experiencing.
A guided motorbike tour, crisp clean air, magical scenery,snow capped peaks, bustling markets, friendly locals, moastaries and dzongs all experienced whilst riding a Royal Enfield with an experienced guide.Truly a once in a lifetime experience.
Riders and pillions alike are rewarded with a wonderful journey on Royal Enfields accompanied by your own motor cycle guide, mechanic and support vehicle, traffic is light outside the major tourist destinations of west Bhutan and the Royal Enfields have an historic forgiving ride nature making an easy ride
Bhutan Motorcycle Tour: Road Conditions
Riding is slow compared to many other destinations around the world but this allows enjoyment of the scenery, a wave to the locals every now and then roads are windy throughout Bhutan, often riding at 40-50kph with the odd stretch of straight road allowing 60kph! Roads are continually being upgraded and widened mostly through west Bhutan the heart of the countries tourism
Bhutan Motorcycle Tour: Royal Enfield Motorcycles:
The Royal Enfield Bullet was originally a British overhead valve single cylinder four-stroke motorcycle made by Royal Enfield in Redditch, West Midlands, but now produced by Royal Enfield Motors, the successor to the British company, at Chennai, Tamil Nadu, in India. The Royal Enfield Bullet has the longest production run of any motorcycle having remained continuously in production since 1948. The Bullet marque is even older, and has passed 75 years of continuous production. The Royal Enfield and Bullet names derive from the company’s links with the Royal Small Arms Factory in Enfield, London
Bhutan Motorcycle Tour: DAY 01: ARRIVAL FROM BANGKOK – Paro
If flying in from Bangkok, one will experience breath taking views of Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga, and other Himalayan peaks including Bhutan’s sacred Mount Jumolhari and Jichu Drake. On arrival at the airport, representatives of Tour Company will receive and escort to Hotel. Lunch at local restaurant. Be at leisure to explore the small town of Paro, than visit the Dzong, the National museum, overnight at hotel.
Bhutan Motorcycle Tour: DAY 02: PARO – THIMPHU 65km.
Ride to Thimphu, this will take appx 05 hrs depending on the level of professionalism and biking skills. The ride is all along the lined willow trees and the beautiful villages of Paro. All along you ride parallel to the river banks. On arrival at Thimphu you be at leisure or just explore the Thimphu city, the weekend market would be in progress where the residents of Thimphu do their weekly marketing and farmers and vendors all over the country visit this market to sell their handicrafts and farm produce.
Bhutan Motorcycle Tour: DAY 03: THIMPHU-PUNAKHA. 71km.
Do some quick sightseeing and places of interest before heading for the Dochula pass, this will take about 02-03hrs uphill, But once you reach the Pass at 3000m, views and hard work is rewarding with the Eastern Himalayan range weather permitting. After that it is all downhill till you reach the warm and lush valley of Punakha region. Can visit the Chimey lhakhang/monastery of the devine mad man or the temple of fertility. Lunch at local restaurant.
Explore the fertile and flat valley of Punakha, ride north towards the Crown Prince’s Monastery perched on a strategic location on a hill top overlooking the rich rice terraced fields. Visit the Punakha Dzong, which is located on the confluence of two rivers. This Dzong used to be the former capital of Bhutan and till date still used as the winter capital by the clergy. Overnight at hotel
Bhutan Motorcycle Tour: DAY 04: PUNAKHA – GANGTEY 83km.
Ride to Phobjikha valley, the abode of the black neck cranes, enroute visit Wangdue Dzong, all along you ride and see the villages of Sha. The backup vehicle will always there following the cyclists and at any point of time riders get exhausted you can continue on the back up car.
Bhutan Motorcycle Tour: DAY 05: GANGTEY – PARO. 205km.
Visit the Gangtey monastery and biking toward Paro via Wangdue and Thimphu. You can bike certain stretch of the road and use the backup car to reach Paro. End of your biking tour farewell dinner. You can have a hot- stone bath at the end to relax your tired muscles!.
Bhutan Motorcycle Tour: DAY 06: Paro – Taktsang monastery hike
After breakfast drive half an hour and start hike. It takes about 5 hour round trip. Follow an ancient path marked by river powered prayer wheels to the site of the famous Tiger’s nest, the Taksang Monastery, tragically wrecked in a fire early in 1998, rebuilt, it is perched some 1000m/3,000ft up on a cliff overlooking the valley. It was said to be where the legendary Indian saint, Guru Padma Sambhava, flew from Tibet on the back of a tiger to defeat five demons, who were opposing the spread of Buddhism in Bhutan in 746 A.D. On the way visit the Drugyel Dzong, located 16 Km. away from the Paro town. Although in ruins, this Dzong is of great historical importance. It was here that the Bhutanese finally defeated the invading Tibetans and drove them back. From here, the peak of Chomolhari “Mountain of the Goddess” can be seen on a clear day (Alt. 7,329m/24,029ft.). Strolls through town and visit the Paro Rimpong Dzong, it was built in 1646, Kyichu Monastery the oldest in Paro valley, built in 659 A.D. Overnight at the hotel
Bhutan Motorcycle Tour:DAY 07: Paro – Bangkok
After breakfast drive to Paro international Airport and fly out.
Bhutan Motorcycle Tour: Pricing due to currency fluctuations and seasonal changes please inquire for the best possible price.
Bhutan Motorcycle Tour: Departs daily on request, this is a private tour and represents excellent value for money.
Bhutan Motorcycle Tour: Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs, private basis not join in, please inquire for pricing which varies depending on accommodation standards.
Bhutan Motorcycle Tour: Suggested hotels used are:
Thimphu Hotel Phuntsho Pelri or Similar Hotel Standard Room
Gangtey Hotel Dewachen or Similar Hotel Standard Room
Bumthang Hotel Mt. Lodge or Similar Hotel Standard Room
Punakha Hotel Zangtopelri or Similar Hotel Standard Room
Paro Hotel Udumwara or Similar Hotel Standard Room
Bhutan Motorcycle Tour: What’s Included:
Assistance on arrival & departure at airport/hotel by a representative
Transport using A/C Transport as detailed in the program.
Accommodation on Single/Twin sharing basis for a total of 6 nights.
All Meals included in the program.
English speaking Accompanying guide for sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary.
Entrance fees at the monuments and places of visit. (Only one visit to all the monuments).
Bhutan Visa Fee
Tourism Development fee. (Bhutan)
Govt royalty and taxes. (Bhutan)
Bhutan Motorcycle Tour: What’s NOT Included:
Visa fees/airport tax
Meals not specified.
Personal expenses like telephone bills/laundry charges/table drinks/tips of any nature to driver/guide/restaurant boys etc.
Christmas and New Year Dinner.
Bhutan Motorcycle Tour: Creating Unique Touring Experiences
All the touring itineraries on this website have been carefully crafted. However, we understand that every travel experience should be as unique and individual as each traveler. We can tailor or custom design a Bhutan tour to your individual specifications, contact us now.
Bhutan Motorcycle Tour: Accommodation changes and upgrade are available for all our Bhutan Tour, make an inquiry now
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