I've been to India to ride twice before, once to Goa and once to the Himalayas. But I always felt, and had been advised, that I couldn't have a sense of what India is truly like until I had visited the rest of the country. So, during my trip to Goa last year I conjured up this idea. An idea where anybody would have the opportunity to join me on a free tour of India. No number caps. No expected duration of time. Accomodation, route and everything sorted if you chose to participate. This thread will be used by all 40+ riders on this tour to update as we go along. Hopefully it ends up being an entertaining and informative story for anybody who wants to plan a trip in India! This tour starts in Chennai on the 7th of Nov, visits the windy jungles of Kerala, stops in Goa for Rider Mania – the largest gathering of R.E riders on the planet – and passes through Mumbai and the deserts of Rajasthan all the way to Delhi. If you want to join us, message me and I will link you to our private Whatsapp group. There you can follow where we are and message all of us. You can ride any bike you like. You can ride for a day or for as long as you like. You can read the full itinerary here: https://www.openroads.cc/motorcycle-itineraries/free-india-tour-november-2019 In order to produce this tour we began by researching the routes. I take people on paid guided tours to places that I have been and I write itineraries that I can vouch for. Since I haven't done this route, I reached out to all my Indian contacts to verify the roads and journey times as best we could. The tricky part about this trip is that it needed to be well timed. With people joining and leaving the route at different times, the route needed to be structured. This is insanely difficult in India where traffic is chaos. This will probably be our biggest downfall. We all know nothing goes to plan with motorbikes. And, if everything does goes to plan it is boring. So, our ideal situation is that 70% goes to plan, with a little room for drama and adventure In order to mediate this challenge, I planned four extra days in Goa and Mumbai to catch up if need be and averaged our speed at 30kmph. If we use up those extra four days, we will be riding to our plan come rain, night or elephant. Note - all riders from our group who are posting: please introduce yourself before your first post! It would be great to get a snapshot of where everybody is from :) So, with the intro complete, let the adventure begin!