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Clothing/Packing List – India

lagamOn none of our adventures do we want riders to be uncomfortable due to climatic conditions, or suffer unnecessarily in the event of a spill, so we ask that you consider the following advice before leaving home.

While you are not expected to part company with your motorcycle, having the right protective kit can make the difference between a minor 'drop' and an irritating (or even trip-ending) injury. An unnecessary injury will also have an impact on others in a riding group, causing delays and late arrivals. This being the case, we require those on tour to dress themselves adequately and ride with no exposed skin, bar the face. There is neither the time nor facility to equip yourself adequately while in India, so please bring along appropriate riding gear. Please also note that we require you to pack in a 'soft' bag. 

 

Rajasthan Tour

 

 

This Indian state has many surprises, not least the temperatures it can deliver. We will be travelling in winter here and although it is likely to be very warm in the daytime, temperatures drop sharply at night. This is beneficial to getting a good kip, but things can be chilly, or downright cold, during early starts. Due to this it is recommended that you bring sufficient warm clothes to cope with riding temperatures down to about 5ºC (for brief periods), while also being equipped to ride in the low-thirties. It is very, very unlikely to rain, but a windproof over-layer is the easiest way to convert cool riding gear into something warmer. Layers is the answer.

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Goa & Kerala Tour

 

 

It should be no surprise that on our southern India tours we encounter some very hot weather. But that's not the whole story. Down by the coast the temperatures can be in the high thirties, but things are much cooler in the mountains in which we spend much of these trips. Thus it is a good idea to bring riding kit that can cope with not only the heat, but can be adapted to the cooler mountains and can cope with the outside chance of rain.

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Spiti Valley and Himalayan Tours

 

 

Due to the varied topographies through which these tours run, with altitudes between 2500ft and some 18,000ft, it is difficult to find one piece of kit that will be ideal for all conditions. On the Spiti Tour, with its great range of altitudes, it is possible to encounter temperatures of 30ºC and 10ºC in a single day.While we don't expect rain at the times of year that we run these tours, it does sometimes happen and this will drop the temperature greatly. Thus it is worth considering kit in terms of layers.

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