RIDE YOUR DREAM - Motorcycle tours in Asia since 1997
Bhutan is no ordinary place. It is a Himalayan kingdom with a reputation for mystery and magic, where a traditional Buddhist culture carefully embraces global developments. It's a deeply Buddhist land, where monasteries are part of the mainstream, and where giant protective penises are painted beside the entrance to many houses. When you visit Bhutan, you will become one of the few who have experienced the natural charm of the first country where Gross National Happiness is deemed more important than Gross National Product. Taking up prime positions in this picture-book landscape are the majestic fortress-like dzongs and monasteries. (Quotes „Lonely Planet“) RIDE YOUR DREAM with us and experience an endless sequence of curves and bends. First hand motorcycle adventure!
‘This is Burma,' wrote Rudyard Kipling. ‘It is quite unlike any place you know about.’ Amazingly, over a century later, Myanmar retains the power to surprise and delight even the most jaded of travellers. Be dazzled by the 'winking wonder' of Shwedagon Paya. Contemplate the 4000 sacred stupas scattered across the plains of Bagan. Stare in disbelief at the Golden Rock at Mt Kyaiktiyo, teetering impossibly on the edge of a chasm. These are all important Buddhist sights in a country where pious monks are more revered than rock stars. Everywhere you'll encounter men wearing skirt-like longyi, women smothered in thanakha (traditional make-up) and betel-chewing grannies with mouths full of blood-red juice. People still get around in trishaws and, in rural areas, horse and cart. According to our motiv to RIDE YOUR DREAM we expierence the country by motorcycle!.
YUNNAN is perhaps the most diverse province in all China, both in its extraordinary mix of peoples and in the splendour of its landscapes. That combination of superlative sights and many different ethnic groups has made Yunnan the trendiest destination for China's exploding domestic tourist industry. Then there’s the eye-catching contrasts of the land itself – dense jungle sliced by the Mekong River in the south, soul-recharging glimpses of the sun over rice terraces in the southeastern regions, and snow-capped mountains as you edge towards Tibet. SICHUAN is home to the giant panda, the most famous face in China. To the north, the visage changes again into a fairyland of alpine valleys and blue-green lakes. Sìchuan’s Tibetan face appears as you venture west. This is Kham, one of the former Tibetan prefectures: a vast landscape of plateau grasslands and glacial mountains where Tibetan culture still thrives and where you’re certain to have your most challenging, yet most magical, experiences. (Quote "Lonely Planet") Another highlight of our RIDE YOUR DREAM adventures. You'll be awestruck by this part of China, believe us!
Kashmir and Ladakh - From the snow-capped mountains and the world‘s highest roads across some of the most rugged landscapes on earth in the Himalayas to the rolling mountains covered by tea plantations of South India. From Rajasthans Desert Palaces to the Taj Mahal in Agra. Peasants dressed in glittering saris, tottering turbans and a surprisingly rich cuisine, India ,s got it all - and much, much more! Join us, open your mind and there is a very good chance you will be back for more some day...
Kyrgyzstan is a nation defined by its topography: joyously unspoilt mountainscapes, stark craggy ridges, and rolling summer pastures (jailoos) are brought to life by semi-nomadic, yurt-dwelling shepherd cultures. * (Lonely Planet - Kyrgyztan)
Nights in Homestay's and Yurts get is in touch with locals and their hospitality.
Hardly any traffic on most of the roads we are on and for most of the time pretty smooth (off) road surfaces provide for a great riding experience in an awesome and ever changing scenery!
Nepal is where the ice-cold of the mountains meets the steamy heat of the Indian plains. The Himalayas most sophisticated urban cultures took shape here, in the three great minikingdoms of the Kathmandu Valley: Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. Experience the spine-tingling sight of your first tiger or rhino in Chitwan. One journey through this land is rarely enough. The first thing many people do after a visit is start planning the next one. (Quote lonelyplanet.com)
Altough we drive alongside the worlds highest mountains the roads will not lead us above 2.500m. Rice terraces, steep gorges and the plains jungle provide for endless visual and visual delights. RIDE YOUR DREAM, for sure.
Our motorcycle tour starts in the old Lanna Kingdoms capitol, Chiang Mai. Countless temples in and around the old part of town saffron clad monks and delicious food make for a good start. Whether it is the motorcycling, the cultural monuments, nature, people or the food - Thailand got something on offer for everyone. When it comes to motorcyling - everyone seems to be awestruck by the great rides up north. Be it the mountiaous Mae Hong Son region with it's 1800+ curves loop around Chiang Mai, the area to the east around Nan and the Phu Chi Fa ridge bordering Laos or the steep bends at Doi Tung bordering Myanmar. Damn hard to judge - just RIDE YOUR DREAM
For travellers, Tibet is without doubt one of the most remarkable places to visit in Asia. It offers fabulous monastery sights, breathtaking high-altitude treks, stunning views of the world’s highest mountains and one of the most likeable peoples you will ever meet. A walk around Lhasa´s lively Barkhor pilgrimage circuit is proof enough that the efforts of the communist Chinese to build a brave new (roof of the) world have foundered on the remarkable and inspiring faith of the Tibetan people. (Quote lonelyplanet.com)
Northeast Vietnam's top ticket is Halong Bay, and while visiting the World Heritage site is an essential experience, the region also showcases craggy limestone peaks, tropical forests, caves, waterfalls and historic sights. Looming above the coast, the karst continues into Cao Bang province, and the brooding mountains are one of Vietnam’s most idiosyncratic landscapes. Head northeast and explore remote backroads and the sublime lakes of Ba Be National Park. All in all - after escaping Hanoi's crazy traffic RIDE YOUR DREAM comes true once again! Exploring the remote north-east, what may be tiresome by public transportation is a joyride on a motorcycle!