Tour of the Thundering Dragon II
11 Nights/12 Days
Non-Riders and Pillions
We acknowledge that many of our clients have partners who do not ride. All of our tours have a support vehicle which can accommodate passengers. However, for those clients who are not riding, we can arrange for a separate car with driver upon request.
Royal Enfield 500cc Bullet – originally a British built bike, but no longer. Since 1957 they have been manufactured in Chennai (Madras), India but are virtually to original specifications – single-cylinder with left-side foot brake and right-side gearbox (one up, three down). While many Enfield bikes still have drum brakes, the bikes we use have a few modern touches like efficient front disc brakes and electric start – as standard
In addition to being delightfully authentic, these wonderful old bikes are comfortable, well-balanced and maneuverable with lots of low-end torque for the hills which makes them perfect for the road conditions. The pillion/passenger seat is roomy and reasonably comfortable with the foot pegs set so knee height is below hip height – a great thing when traveling any distance.
Driving Licenses and Travel Insurance
Riders must hold a valid and unrestricted international rider’s license. Travel insurance is mandatory and, if on a bike at all, must cover riding motorcycles. Ensure the travel insurance you choose covers medical evacuation back to your own country. Please check the rider clause carefully and medical evacuations before you purchase insurance.