Indian-based motorcycle tour company Legendary Moto Rides is offering Motorbike Writer readers a 10% discount on their three 2019 Himalayan tours riding the highest motorable roads in the world.
To score the discount, just type in the code “MBW10%” when making a booking. Riders can save from about $A330 to $A450 with the 10% discount.
The tours are the Ladakh Trans Himalayan Sky Adventure, the Grand Ladakh Ride to the Tour of the World and Himalayan Heights.
All are ridden on traditional Royal Enfield Classic 500 motorcycles.
Legendary tour with MBW
If you would like to tour with me, I plan to take the middle option; the Ladakh Trans Himalayan Sky Adventure tour from June 23-July 6. There are three more dates for the tour in July and August.
Prices before the special 10% discount are $US2650 for riders, $4750 for a ride and pillion and $US2290 for a car passenger.
The cheapest are the Himalayan Heights tours in June, August and September.
Prices start at $US2390 for the rider, $US4000 two-up and $US1800 car passenger.
There are three Grand Ladakh tours in July and August.
Prices before the discount are $US3300 for a rider, $US5800 for rider and pillion and $US2700 for a car passenger.
If you want some privacy, add $US395 to the prices for all tours for a single room.
Costs include just about everything except your flights and even include a farewell dinner with “unlimited beer”. Now that’s value, especially the way some of us Aussies drink!
All tours include riding the Khardung La Pass which is the highest civilian motorable road in the world at 5606m above sea level.
I’ve ridden to the top of Pikes Peak in Colorado at 4302m and felt like I had a slight hangover and feet of lead.
An extra 1.3km straight up should really be a challenge.
Legendary Moto Rides spokesman Bharat assures me that riders will have time to acclimatise.
“In Trans Himalayan we start from Manali (altitude 3979m) and slowly slowly we go on high altitude so we get habitual with altitude and do not face any altitude sickness,” he says.
“Other High Himalayan Heights Motorcycle Tour we need one day complete to get acclimatised or maybe two days.”
Click here for tips on riding in high altitudes.
Apart from literally taking your breath away, riders will see ancient monasteries, deserts, snow, waterfalls and colourful local villages.
Along the way they will stay in hotels or “glamping” tents.
Legendary Motor Rides tours include accommodation, most meals, all ground transfers from arrival to departure, motorcycle hire, fuel, English-speaking road captain and staff, first-aid medical kit, refreshments during rides, luggage support vehicle, plus all fees, taxes and permits.
Exclusions: International flights, domestic flights to and from Leh if relevant ($US250 extra), lunch, personal medical insurance (compulsory), bike damage, extra drinks, visa fees and items of personal nature such as tips, laundry and alcohol.