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Ladakh attracts many cyclist & riders because of its undisturbed beauty and less crowded roads. The roads are rugged yet too scenic to be tired! The nature is truly in its best form and amazes us every single time. It is one of the toughest terrains in India but trust us, it is totally worth it!
Manali to Leh cycling expedition is a scenic ride traversing through some of the highest passes in the world making it one of the most challenging rides.
So pack your bags, ship your bicycles, set your riding gear and get ready for an adventure that will blow your mind away!
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Tourbugs, a venture by an adventure loving couple who left their corporate desk jobs to explore and appreciate the beauty around.
Looking for a lifetime adventure? then this is just the right place for you. Motorcycle tours have been our way of exploring India. Come, experience unusual, scenic and rugged India with us! We specialise in bike rides to Ladakh, Spiti, Zanskar, North East of India, Western Ghats & Coastal trails. Our itineraries are different from regular tourist agents or travel companies. We want you to explore and experience and not just visit the places. Each itinerary is curated as per the region and includes all the things one should experience when on the ride. Some of the itineraries are extreme for motorcyclists who want to ride in the unexplored terrain.
When not riding in the mountains, we host weekend campings at Tourbugs Nest. We are the pioneers of camping and have been hosting guests for more than 6 years in Sahyadris Westernghats.
We are one of the biggest camping experience providers in Maharashtra. We host groups from of 5 to 300 people. Our Camping season starts from September & ends in May. We host on all the weekends and for a group of 8 or more on weekdays too.
Some of our signature camping events include New Year camping, Full Moon, No moon camping. These are the year’s largest camping events and we are overbooked for these.
Our guests are from different domains and walks of lives. We host motorcyclists, corporates, trekkers, photographers, kids, families and many more. Oh, and we love having pets around! The campsite is pet friendly and gives a different experience to them as well. We absolutely adore pets who camp. <3
We also specialize in camping events for motorcycle manufacturing companies. We host camping events for them at Tourbugs Nest as well as other locations selected by them. Another characteristic about us is that our love for food is undying. We love feeding people good food and believe that food is one of the main aspects of experience that we are providing. We are known for simple, wood fire cooked, village food that will leave you wanting some more. Our BBQ is a must have while camping. Everything is unlimited and of great quality. The food will never disappoint you.
• Ride Captain - Our highly experienced lead rider accompanies you on the tour on cycle
• An experienced mechanic & supply team
• SUV/MUV with an experienced driver for the complete tour as a backup vehicle & supplies
• Map with elevation profiles
• Meals throughout the journey (Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner). Also Tea, soft drinks & snacks for evenings.
• Chocolates, dry fruits & fruits
• Packaged mineral water throughout the tour
• All sightseeing, tolls, permits, etc on the tour
• All inner line permits required for foreign & domestic traveller
• First aid with required medicines, oxygen cylinder
• We have a varied choice of food in most places.
• Accommodation in good listed hotels / luxury camps/ Guest Houses/ Campsite on double occupancy basis
• A kit with essentials like maps, basic tools, etc to keep with you at all times
• Sachets of re-hydration mixture
• Any expenses incurred due to Force Majeure.
• Personal expenses like telephone, laundry, tips, drinks etc
• Any other items not mentioned in the inclusions.
• Flight Tickets
THINGS TO CARRY
Carry only essentials that you need for your use since the flight allowance is only 15+7 kgs. Avoid paying excess baggage. Essentials you should have: • Just enough clothes to last you for the trip since you will get laundry services in Leh directly. • Warm wear - Pullovers, sweaters, thermal inners or anything else you feel is required by you in low temperatures. • Good tint or clear glasses to wear for protection against sun and dust. • One pair of sandals, flip flops or sneakers that you are comfortable with. • Hiking pants / shorts or any other basic hiking gear you might want to carry. • Enough underclothes and socks. • Medicines if you are on a certain routine medication and any other medication you think you might need. Free luggage space if you intend to shop for souvenirs from the trip. Riding Gear: • Good certified helmets, • Jacket and riding trousers with protection. Alternatively a good set of knee and elbow guards. • Riding shoes with protection. • Riding thermal gloves with protection. • Good tint or clear glasses to wear for protection against sun and dust • All the above riding gear should preferably be waterproof in case the weather goes bad or proper rain gear to wear over the riding gear. It gets really cold when it rains or snows. • Carry hydration packs, GPS systems, etc as per your convenience. Other things to carry: • Phone, camera, video camera, spare memory cards and chargers. • Spare spectacles if you wear powered lenses. • Sunscreen cream & Lip-balms • Flash light. • Energy bars / Dry fruits / Electrolytes to carry on you at all times. • Anything else that you feel you need to have.