Our world - a global village
Most guests can only reach the destinations of our trips by plane. This is the beginning of the first act in terms of the ability to compromise. Environmental and climate protection have become one of the most important issues of our time. We, the industrialized nations, have overexploited nature too much in the past. Rethinking was and is the order of the day.
But we should be careful not to throw out the baby with the bath water. If we want to wander into the distance, there is no other means of transport than the plane. The alternative must not be a contemplative homeland fuss. The world has long since become a global village and it is one of our most distinguished duties to get to know and understand our neighbors, both near and far, on the right and left. This is the only sure way to get along peacefully, to pacify smoldering trouble spots and to prevent new crises. The fear of the different, the reason for most social and political disputes, can only be defeated in the long term if we make the supposedly different into our concrete experience and realize that everywhere in the world it is only about people like you and me.
The search for the right motorcycle
Not only the journey to our destinations requires thought and a willingness to compromise. The question of how to move around in the country we visit also requires a responsible decision. Since we are motorcyclists and offer trips for motorcyclists, there is no doubt how we get around in our travel countries, of course by motorcycle.
But which is the right motorcycle in the respective country? In India, the decision was not difficult, here we rely on tradition and make our trips on Royal Enfield bikes.
The decision in Iran was not that easy. Motorcycles larger than 250 cubic meters are prohibited here. Why? I don't know, and that doesn't matter to us either. After a long search, we found a motorcycle from the traditional Italian brand Benelli, the Benelli 250 TNT. It has been built in China for a number of years and is offered as one of the largest bikes available in Iran.
In Georgia and Central Asia, mainly KTM motorcycles are used. Our local partner is a KTM representative, and so it is obvious that he should use these machines. In addition, there is also the fact that many of our tours in the Caucasus and the Pamir Mountains have a touch of enduro, not to mention the real enduro tours that we also have in our program there.
Travel with all your senses
India and Iran are gigantic countries. Most of our guests only have two to a maximum of four weeks of travel time. In this short period of time, we would like to offer visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the country and its culture as well and as deeply as possible. We want to get in touch. Anyone who drives back home after a trip with us should have experienced the country with all their senses, the burning heat on the skin, the smell of small village markets and bazaars, the taste of the delicious food, the roaring noise of the traffic and the beauty of thousands of years ago Cultural, art and natural treasures.
All of this is possible with our bikes. These are motorcycles for travel, not for lawn. With a maximum of 80 to 90 km / h we cruise leisurely through the country, stop here and there as we like, get astonished looks from the curious, immediately find contact and topics of conversation. Our vehicle fleet, approx. 15 machines in India and 12 in Iran, are maintained and serviced by hand.
Small but nice
The groups in which we travel are rarely larger than eight to ten people. On the one hand, this has practical reasons, since in the oriental traffic, which takes a lot of getting used to, a larger group could hardly be kept together. In addition, we are also concerned with not appearing as a huge foreign body and invading the visited places en masse. We want to dive in, as unnoticed and as little disruptive as possible, and that is only guaranteed in small groups.
We live in typical upper middle class hotels. Our aim is to offer something special, not particularly expensive, but exceptional. That is not possible everywhere, but we are always on the lookout. For dinner we visit the restaurants where the local population also dine.
The route of our trips is chosen so that a balance between motorcycling, sightseeing and physical relaxation is guaranteed. Between 1,500 and 3,500 km are covered per tour. That may not seem like much to a European biker, but it is ideal for the road and traffic conditions. We don't want to race, we want to travel, look, be amazed and understand.
Openness is required
We expect our guests to treat the people of the country they visit with respect. We are the guests here and have to adapt to the habits of our hosts and not the other way around. Those who are unable to temporarily abandon their stuck living habits and take in foreign things with curiosity and openness should better stay at home.
"Those who visit others should open their eyes, not their mouth"