The Green Route
My first ever motorcycle trip was on a 2017 Royal Enfield Himalayan. With this rental motorbike, I traveled through the Himalayan mountains in India. In a mere three weeks, I made my way through Ladakh, Kashmir, Jammu and Himachal Pradesh. The route that I rode is indicated by the green line.
Total journey with nameless rental bike: 3,000 kilometers.
The Blue Route
After that amazing journey in the Himalayas, I decided to buy my own RE Himalayan in Delhi. The first leg of the journey with my beloved Basanti was from India to Malaysia and totalled some 11,000 kilometers.
From Kuala Lumpur, I shipped Basanti to Oman and continued from here to Dubai. With a boat, Basanti and I traveled to Bandar Abbas in Iran. From here, we explored Central Asia, Russia, the Caucasus and the Balkans until we reached The Netherlands.
Total journey with Basanti: 36,000 kilometers.
The Purple Route
Unfortunately, it meant the end of the road for Basanti in The Netherlands. Because of problems with her paperworks, I couldn’t ride her through the Americas (see the full explanation here). But, after two months of preparations, I got my brand-new Himalayan “Dhanno” all ready for this adventure.
I rode to Hoek van Holland from where I caught the ferry to the UK. Dhanno got dropped off at Heathrow Airport, from where she was loaded on the plane to Buenos Aires, Argentina! This ride is going to be of epic proportions: Patagonia to Alaska!
Total journey with Dhanno: still in progress…