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Well looked after for the whole trip and the most spectacular scenery and roads.
An absolutely fantastic trip. Great to be shown a part of India by a local Indian.
Atul and his team run an extremely high quality, well organized tour. The attention to detail is obvious from the bikes (which are the latest models with electric start), the support team (Always ready to help with a smile in the toughest conditions), the level of spares carried, the varied itinerary and coping with the unexpected.
The tour was incredibly good value for money (especially given the kind of support and standards that Atul sets!) Atul and his team are highly attentive to the needs of individual riders -
This tour is an interesting insight into one of the world’s toughest terrain. If you want a challenge you will never be disappointed!! But by careful planning and cutting no corners ABoriginal Tours has an amazing safety record in delivering an amazing adventure experience. UNHESITATINGLY RECOMMENDED!!
Atul doesn’t talk up the adventure challenge part of the tour – but there was a lot of tough off road riding and long days involved – all the while he kept a close eye on everyone to ensure they were ok and despite taking us through the mud and cliffs of the “second most dangerous road in the world” Rohtang pass at 4000m (just google it to get a good idea) he made sure we all got through with only minor spills and bruises – one of the toughest and best days riding I have ever had.
He and his crew are organized and friendly, his bikes are first rate (and contrary to one of his competitors opinion it doesn’t have to be a kick start beast to be a proper Enfield – these were beautiful machines that baulked at nothing and the electric start was a Godsend at times) the food and hotels were just right for the occasion and his prices are far more reasonable than other operators.
I have no hesitation in recommending ABoriginal Tours to anyone – you will love it.
I have deliberately waited a few weeks before completing this testimonial simply because so much happened on the trip that it has taken a while to sink in. I have also spoken with other people who have done different tours with different operators. It has become clear that if you want a genuine adventure holiday on great bikes, seeing some fantastic scenery and sights (plus about 400 hairpin bends) at a fair price with a local operator who knows what he is doing then Atul and ABoriginal Tours is your only choice.
Organisation: Your organisation and running of the tour was also excellent. Very professional. The bikes, which were near new, are well maintained and your support crew always there to rectify problems – like swapping out my deflated tyre on a rugged mountain pass in about 3 minutes flat. Impressive. None of the other motorcycle tours that we came across (and we saw a few) had gear as good as ours nor the level of backup.
Value: Excellent value for money. Unbeatable. Atul: A good guy and a professional operator.
Thanks again for a memorable time. I hope to see you again soon on the Rajasthan tour.
Alan Menton (Lane Cove NSW, Australia)
Thanks Atul, for an excellent tour.
The Tour: I have ridden motorcycles on and off over the past 40 years including a bit of adventure touring in the Australian outback, and riding in the hills and mountains of Northern Thailand and Northern Vietnam. Therefore, I thought I had some expectations of what might be to come. However, I never expected the 100% sensory overload that your Himalayas tour produced all day and every day. The scenery was stunning and varied, the roads and tracks totally involving (generally with life-
In a word, the tour was: fantastic. While the riding at times were challenging with water crossings, the equivalent of goat tracks to ride on at times, calf deep mud at times, then suddenly a pristine piece of road out of nowhere. However that’s why we came. The accommodation, while fairly basic, was good .
Food was great and the staff along the way couldn’t do more to help. Atul and his crew were fantastic, always happy to step in and assist where necessary and great sense of humour (when we could understand each other) Atul’s endless patience with our endless questions was great. I think one of the best benefits was being shown a beautiful part of India by an Indian and the insights into it’s culture, why people do things in a particular way was invaluable.
I was looking for a motorcycle tour in India after a friend had been on one to the Himalayas with another company. When I came across ABoriginal Tours, I was attracted by the website and the fact that it was a local Indian company and that the owner actually led the tour himself. I did the 2 week Spiti tour in August 2012 and couldn't have been happier. Yes it was challenging but it was an experience of a lifetime and one I am so glad I did. The scenery was spectacular, the roads at times were a challenge but I wouldn't have missed it for the world. (Could have done without the "Mud day"!)
We had 15 riders on the tour. We all got on exceptionally well and we were supported by a great crew. A couple of riders struggled at times but were given every encouragement and help by Atul (leader and owner) and his 5 support crew. Atul and his assistant Suresh organised everything so well, it went like clockwork (not an easy task in India) and his support drivers and mechanics were excellent. I couldn't believe how quickly they could change a flat tyre.
Atul runs a tight ship. For the price paid the tour was excellent, professional, well organised, the accommodation was much better than I expected, the food was good and plentiful, the support crew friendly and always looking to help in some way. The bikes were near new and well maintained and prepared every morning.
Even the crew's cricket skills were impressive! Did Bobby ever get that tennis ball from the Police Commissioners' office? Atul joined into the spirit of things every night and he can even tell a pretty good joke even if I don't think he quite got the Australian sense of humour at times. The pace of the tour was great and having a rest day every few days was most welcome.
If you are considering this type of tour you couldn't go past Atul and ABoriginal Tours. It will be challenging and you should really be an experienced rider to attempt it. This tour is not for the beginner. I know I will remember this tour as one of the best things I have done and my fellow travellers on it (Atul, crew and other riders) as some of the best "blokes" I have met. (For those who marked my small mishap in the mud as a fall, I insist it was just a clothing malfunction and a clumsy stepping off the bike!) All the best for the future Atul.
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What a ride, surely the trip of a lifetime!! Tour exceeded my expectations and was very well organised. Atul and his crew are excellent, experienced and thorough. Easily it is the best Motorcycle tour in the Himalayas. Certainly it is a challenging
ride in conditions, which at times are difficult. But the rewards are enormous. I highly recommend this tour for its variety of terrain, stunning scenery and the professional way in which it was run. And it was great fun.
(Maroochydore QLD, Australia )
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Proudly representing ABoriginal Tours first repeat customers, any further comments appear superfluous. Atul has moved his organisation from good to better, making it an absolute gem in the market and through his hard work has paved the way to make it a leader in the field. Taking great respect to the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) whose hard work in the remotest regions enables us to complete these tours, I take great pride in citing one of their many slogans that indeed greatly describe ABoriginal Tours; “The sky is the limit, we’ll take u there!”
Oliver van Velden
A very well organised and exciting tour, happy to say I have done both the Rajasthan & Himalayan tours with Atul. Thank you.
Jill van Velden (Brisbane, Australia)
This has been a trip like no other… more an adventure than a holiday.
Nigel Taylor (Sydney, Australia)
ABoriginal Tours put together a magnificent tour of Rajasthan. Their organization was excellent, accommodation exceeded expectations; the bike routes were many and varied, providing a fascinating view of Rajasthan. A bond of camaraderie developed amongst the group with much laughter and fun. Atul and his team attended to our every need, we could not fault their motorcycle tours of India.
Annie & Geoff Dempster (Melbourne, Australia)
Terrific tour , very friendly staff , support bask up from mechanics was excellent definetly doing another tour.
Eddie Stockley (Weipa, Australia)
Holiday of a lifetime! A fabulous experience. India is incredible and on a motorcycle even more so ! Tour leader and staff are wonderful, bikes are great for the conditions [but bring/or rent an air hawk seat pad] and the tour was organized to perfection. I’ll be back for more.... Himalayas!!
Warwick Paton (Melbourne, Australia)
Best organized tour we’ve ever done. Accommodation couldn’t be faulted, being off the main tourist routes was a highlight. Surprises (mainly of good kind) kept happening everyday. We have no hesitation in recommending Atul’s tours to anybody interested in motorcycling in India.
Andrew & Linda Butcher (Croydon, Australia)
Atul and support staff of ABoriginal thank you for providing a memorable tour of the Himalayas. ABorignal provided the opportunity to tour the Himalayas and the opportunity to solutly match this with my love of motorcycle touring provided the ultimate touring experience. The element that contributed most was the human element by the members of this tour and the staff of ABoriginal Tours. I cannot speak highly enough about the members of ABoriginal Tours; they were professional and service was always provided in good humour and a smile. I will have no hesitation in recommending ABoriginal Tours to people who seek my opinion for a memorable Himalayan tour.
Albert Tully (Canberra, Australia)
We came here to ride motorbikes in the Himalayas-
Robert Jeffries (Eleebana, Australia)
Oh my….where to start? We have been down a part of India in all it’s glory, from lush forests in the hills to the barren mountains of the mountains of the Himalayas. We have ridden roads that have tested our strength and abilities with miles of twists, water crossings, dust, buses and live stock that have kept us on our toes. We have met the most wonderful and hardworking people throughout the trip and have the best backup crew helping us in every way possible. This trip was made special as every rider knows, that when you get a bunch of rider’s together doing what they love best, IT’S BLOODY AWESOME !!!…….
Susie Owen (NSW, Australia)
A fantastic trip that I am sure challenged every rider in some way, the sight’s were all incredible and local’s specially the children seemed to get a thrill out of seeing us all go by. A very well run trip that would be very hard to beat.
Paul Selwood (NSW, Australia)
ABoriginal Tours have just given me the experience of a life time. The Indian people, the mountains and the valleys and the camaraderie of the group have far exceeded any expectation I may have had before the trip. Atul runs a well organized operation with all the back up plans to cope with any situation. The motorbikes are well suited to the conditions and with a very experienced back up team behind us at all times we had complete faith in the Royal Enfields. I have toured before but never with such a professional, entertaining, stimulating and exciting tour group. Thank you Atul.
Peter Barnett (Sydney, Australia)
Thank you Atul, for letting me to fulfil one of my dreams. Absolutely fantastic time. Professionally run, expert crew, great camaraderie, excellent food, very reliable bike, as well as visiting all these amazing places, the culture that went with them. Thanks heaps mate.
Laurie Thomson (Armidale, Australia)
I would recommend ABoriginal Tours to anyone wanting a real taste of India on a motorcycle. The itinerary, organization, backup & total experience was exemplary. Atul and his team are true professionals, always on hand and with a back up plan B or C if required. The Six Rivers Tour through the Himalayas showcased the beauty of Himachal Pradesh and its friendly people. Atul is a proud ambassador of his country and region and it shows in his knowledge and love of the area. Thank you once again.
Neil Rose (Melbourne, Australia)
Absolutely up there with the most exhilarating adventures of my life time. The sights, smells, food, people and experiences all overwhelming! Atul and his staff are extremely professional, friendly and helpful. Pricing is fantastic! will be recommending this tour to all of my motorcycle riding friends.
David Galea (Melbourne, Australia)
Wow what a ride! Deep in the Lahaul & Spiti region of the Himalayas!... Ask no questions, just look and feel the environment and take every turn as it comes. For bike enthusiasts, who want to experience India with an experienced crew who are prepared and are proud Indians. Thanks Atul and crew… see ya again.
Ric Onley (Adelaide, Australia)
Just returned from my second Himalayan Tour/ Adventure with Atul and the crew. The first one was the classic Leh to Shimla. This one was the Spiti circuit. Like always Atul's tours are by far the best value on the market. The tours are always well lead and the back up crew are always at hand for any mechanical help or "rider error" issues -
Lewis Carey (Killarney Vale, NSW, Australia)
Highly Recommended Tour…
Great Hotels !!
Bruce Smit (Perth, Australia)
Absolutely Awesome !!
Allan Woodward (Perth, Australia)
We went on the 21 day trip of Rajasthan in February 2016 with Atul and his wonderful crew Dheeraj, Suresh & Rajender. I can’t speak highly enough of the whole trip, it was so well organised; the accommodation, food, bikes and places were all amazing and we had so much fun. We can recommend ABoriginal Tours without hesitation, truly the most wonderful experience ever, loved every minute and really hope to do it again.
Carol & Keith Millband (Gwelup, WA, Australia)
If you are looking for an adventure of a lifetime, this will do it. This tour is superbly organized and supported. Atul has arranged an itinerary that will show some of the extremes, diversity & beauty of a country of which he is clearly proud & loves. The Himalayas are breath-
Chris Martin & Rose Gibson (Canberra, Australia)
I would like to thank both you and your team for a truly memorable trip through the Himalayas, I had the ride of a lifetime. Your organisation was A1, your bikes were faultless, and I would not hesitate to recommend your trip to anyone.
Excellent value for money. Excellent bikes. Excellent people. Thank you very much Atul, hope we meet again soon.
(Mandurah, Western Australia)
A very well organised tour. The roads and passes are something words can’t describe. The only way is to see it by a bike. That bike is Royal Enfield with ABoriginal Tours.
Had a fantastic sometimes challenging time that really heightened the senses, raised levels of awareness when riding and accepting things for what they are.
Had confidence in the level of organization which left me to enjoy India & the riding experience. Knowing all the logistical needs were taken care of. Grab the opportunity while u can, go for it .
(Freemantle WA, Australia)
Fantastic. Great ride, Great tour guide. I would recommend anyone to do this tour. The best holiday of my life.
Atul, I wish to thank you for a very memorable & enjoyable tour I did with you from 17 Jul -
The bikes were excellent & in first class condition.
The Himalayan Tour with Atul was my first experience in an organized tour. It was well planned & managed. It exceeded my expectations. The bikes & accommodation were very good. Highly recommend it & the price was more than competitive.
(Como, W. Australia)
"I did not like the tour.
My expectations were NOT met.
It wasn't a good experience."
I LOVED the tour !
My expectations were exceeded by far !!
It was a SPECTACULAR experience !!!
Thanks for an unbelievable adventure. See you some time in the Himalayas... all the best.
Oliver Van Velden
(Lives in Brisbane, Australia)
Dear Atul, this motorcycle adventure has been amazing ! Special thanks to the fantastic organization and the knowledge of the well travelled areas by yourself including the amazing places we have stayed; my favourite being the Castle Bijaipur ! The extremely fun time we had at Sam Desert camp has made this feel like a holiday with friends rather than an organized tour. Yusuf & Sanju have been very helpful and I have enjoyed being called "sister" and listening to Indian music in the back-
Jill van Velden, (Brisbane, Australia)
The tour was better than expected -
Atul becomes a friend to us all with his good humour & such a friendly nature. For me a trip of a lifetime -
Stunning Himalayan scenery, friendly Indian hospitality and a very professional team lead by the magnificent Atul. Thanks very much for a memorable tour, I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of it until a moment of stupidity lead to an earlier than anticipated end to the tour for me. The classic Royal Enfield's performed beyond expectation in the tough terrain. Highly recommended, Thanks Atul.
(Perth, Western Australia)
Fantastic trip... Well organized and professionally run. Bikes were superb and well set up with better tyres to suit the conditions. This trip is the best “value for money” ride in India. Many thanks to Atul & crew. Cheers...
(Dampier, W Australia)
The trip was a wonderful introduction to the delight & wonders of India. The Royal Enfields are an excellent way to travel through the countryside & village life up-
Christine Robertson (Melbourne, Australia)
The trip was so good in so many ways. First the team of Atul &the support staff were always patient, professional & friendly. Second, seeing Rajasthan from the Royal Enfield felt that I was seeing & experiencing the Real India”. Third the challenges of the riding conditions, traffic, roads etc was very satisfying. Fourth the accommodation and meals were superb. Fifth the group of people were such enjoyable company. And last of all, the Royal Enfields were the best, Thanks Atul and your team for a truly memorable holiday.
Don Robertson (Melbourne, Australia)
What a fantastic experience -
Nev & Bev Owens (Canberra, Australia)
Hi… the whole tour was a great success. The India we thought we were coming to is much more than we expected. The people are very happy to see us and the sights are amazing. The bikes are easy to ride and perform better than we ever dreamed of. Atul and his crew are awesome there is nothing that this team cannot do. Thanks for the adventure of a life time.
Andy & Chris De Blank (Perth, Australia)
This tour exceeded all of my expectations, India is a country that needs to be experienced up close and there is no better way than on the legendary Royal Enfields. The way Atul runs his business is the standard by which others should be judged. His planning and organization are meticulous, and there is always a Plan B. The balance of riding and rest days was perfect. The hotels were excellent; some were tourist attractions in their own right. This was both a holiday and an adventure… and I want to return.
Clyde Graham (Perth, Australia)
Do not think about booking this tour, just do it -
Mark & Gillian Kelly (Perth, Australia)
This is a well organized tour, top class accommodation and food and a variety of riding conditions. We can strongly recommend this tour. It is a great way to discover India and all her charms.
Robyn & Tom Smith (Perth, Australia)
Atul runs a thoroughly professional tour. At first I had doubts about the price as it seemed too cheap but after investigating found it to be for real and great value for money. Atul and his backup crew were very friendly with great sense of humour. Our tour was disrupted badly by major floods and landslides but Atul always had a plan B and even a plan C. The Royal Enfield bikes which (Atul admits) are not suited for the rough roads performed well and any problems were quickly fixed by his mechanics.
Over all it was a great adventure holiday with just enough riding days with a few rest days for recovering. I was worried about the Indian traffic but after mastering the use of the bikes horn it was easy to blend in the mayhem.
Peter Curtis (Sydney, Australia)
ABoriginal Tours delivers on the packaging -
Atul [Tour director] is very honest, honorable and an excellent communicator. Enfield bullets are reliable and as new -
People on the tour were like-
Giles Pattison (Perth, Australia)
This is the second tour I have done with ABORIGNAL MOTORCYCLE TOURS. The experience, organization, program is of the HIGHEST STANDARD with value for money. I recommend Atul, his staff for anyone wanting an Indian holiday experience.
Ian Gillespie (Perth, Australia)
If you want to see the real India up close and personal then do the ABoriginal Tour with Atul. Superbly organized and value for money, riding through villages and down highways you really see and get a feel for the country and its diverse people and topography. While the riding experience is exhilarating and exciting all of the major tourist attractions in Rajasthan are included. A truly wonderful experience.
Iris Forrest (Perth, Australia)
Great tour again, Well worked out route with just long enough at each location. Again well done, Atul.
Great tour. Would recommend to all, Run by a local INDIAN COMPANY, Great support staff, ran to time table, met great people on tour and loved local people.
Peter Hensgen, Albury, Australia.
Fabulous Tour run by a local Indian company. Any foreigners having reserves about booking with an Indian company should think otherwise. ATUL & his group have the local “knowledge” to make this an outstanding tour-
Hensgen Marian, Albury, Australia.
Had a wonderful time. I will probably come back within the next few year’s to do the Himalayan tour.
Ray Shepherd (Albury, Australia)
We have had a wonderful time. A well organized tour with a great support staff. We were well prepared by ATUL for the chaotic traffic in the cities & India’s road conditions. We look forward to coming on another tour.
Margaret Shepherd (Albury, Australia)
I was determined to return after my Himalyan tour & Atul didn’t let me down! The Rajasthan tour is very different but equally as enjoyable. Good food, good weather, good company & a very well organized tour through wonderful scenery means Atul is again the best!
Thanks my friend, the memories will last for a very long time, ride safe & all the best for the future.
Chris Gillard (Perth, Australia)
A great way to experience India from the back of the bike. Great accommodation. Would highly recommend it.
Renate Gilllard (Perth, Australia)
You might choose ABorignal tours as they are best value for money around, however I recommend them because Atul, the tour company owner and operator, is trustworthy, of very good character and a good organizer & communicator.
The bikes themselves are newer models and well maintained. The support crew [including mechanic and driver] are excellent as is the support vehicle -
(Coffs Harbour, Australia)
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