Frequently Asked Questions

Booking a tour

Do I need a Motorcycle License?


If you going to ride a motorcycle, then yes. You need to hold an A or A2 or MCWG licence.

We will advise you on the best tour type depending on your license and riding level.




Do I need to pay a Deposit / Motorcycle insurance?


A deposit is required from all pilots/riders. The deposit amount is stated in the Full Itinerary and depends on the tour destination.

A representative from Twisted Trails Adventures or 3rd party bike rental company will carry out an inventory of your motorcycle with you before and after your motorcycle tour. The deposit may be retained if the motorcycle is damaged in any way or to cover the insurance excess in the event of an accident.




What if I have to cancel my trip?


If you decide to cancel the trip due to some unforeseen circumstances, you can find the details in our cancellation policy. Also, do not hesitate to contact us immediately and we will do our best to find a solution together.




Are there any age or fitness restrictions?


There is no age limit for joining our motorcycle tours. We accept all bikers – from total novices to veterans – depending on the tour, as long as you are in good physical shape and able to keep up with the pace.

However, keep in mind: no motorcycle tour is a walk in the park, even the less challenging ones. Many of our Adventure motorcycle tours take place in countries where the health system is not on par with that of your home country. We therefore recommend being extra careful: you need to be fully transparent about the state of your health and tell us about your medical history or treatments while filling the declaration form. If you are not sure if you should join a tour due to your age or physical condition, do not hesitate to contact your travel advisor to talk about it and consult your doctor. Our recommendations can in no way replace sound medical advice.




What is included in the Tour price?


Your Full Itinerary outlines what is and is not included in the tour price.

Remember three important things: International/Domestic flights, Visas and Travel Insurance are always your responsibility.




How do I book a Motorcycle tour?


You can contact Twisted Trails Adventures either by leaving your contact details via the Contact form and a tour advisor will get back to you or you can call +91 960 073 0207 or send us an e-mail.

PLEASE NOTE: Your motorcycle tour is only considered booked when we receive your e-signed quote and Terms & Conditions and you have paid the deposit. Your tour must be paid in full 45 days (for International tours) before the departure date. You will automatically receive a reminder call or email.





Prepare for the tour

What should I pack?


The Full Itinerary includes a list of motorcycle and personal equipment, as well as recommended clothing depending on your destination’s climate and riding conditions.

There are some basics that would come in handy on any tour, not to mention good-quality motorcycle gear: waterproof walking boots/shoes, comfortable clothing with breathable materials, a good pair of sunglasses and a small backpack to carry your daytime essentials. Try not to go over 15 kg, especially if your tour includes a domestic flight: you could find yourself paying for excess baggage. You will always be able to wash essentials at the hotel, and even get laundry done at some accommodation providers.




Should I pack a First Aid Kit and Basic medicines?


It is always a good idea to pack a few basic medicines and first aid items. Sun cream, a moisturising chapstick / lip balm, paracetamol, anti-diarrhoeal medicines, disinfectant, dressings and plasters are essential in case of any minor injuries or mishaps.

This list of basics does not in any way replace professional material and may not be suitable for your medical condition. If you do have a medical condition, please be aware that the health systems in the destination country/ies do not always equal those in your home country. We therefore advise you to visit your GP before departure and he/she can help you customise your travel first aid kit.

Don’t forget to pack your prescriptions!




Do I need to take out Travel Insurance?


Yes, you should never travel without insurance! You need to take out travel insurance that covers medical costs abroad, repatriation assistance, accidents involving two-wheeled vehicles and legal assistance.

Many insurance companies offer complete, effective packages and some credit cards also have special offers (i.e. if you purchase your flight with the same card). You must make sure that the insurance covers motorised travel in the destination countries and the special riding conditions.




Do I need to obtain an International Driving Permit?


You may need an international driving permit (IDP) to drive in some countries. Please check if you need an IDP on the respective country’s travel advice page where you are planning to ride. If you are from another country, please be sure to check with your government’s recommendations.

If you already have an IDP, check that it is still valid before you travel. IDPs are valid for one to three years, depending on the type of IDP required and your destination country.




What accommodation types are available?


Depending on the destination and the tour you’ve chosen, you will stay at authentic guesthouses, comfortable hotels or Swiss-tents. In more remote areas, accommodation is sometimes rustic or even really basic which is sometimes part and parcel of having an extraordinary experience!

Your Full Itinerary describes the accommodation types and provides a general overview. The accommodation mentioned in the Full Itinerary is an indication only and subject to availability.





During the tour

What languages does my Tour Leader speak?


Your Tour Leader can speak English, Hindi and Tamil, and in some cases, the local language.




Who accompanies the Motorcycle tours?


Our Tour Leaders are always experienced motorcyclists, who are passionate about travel. Tour Leaders ensure communication between you and the rest of the team (mechanic, driver) and encourage connecting with the local people.

The support vehicle follows you around the clock except for some off-road trails, so you can ride light, not needing to carry luggage or mechanical parts. The support vehicle is also very useful if a pillion wants to rest or if a pilot can no longer ride.




Who takes care of me if something goes wrong?


With Twisted Trails Adventures, you will never be left stranded in the middle of nowhere with a motorcycle that won’t start. Whether it’s for a change of itinerary, unforeseeable weather warnings or a hospital stay, you can count on our team if you run into a problem!




What type of food should I expect?


The choice and variety of food will depend on the country and regions you are going to visit.

We generally advise basic hygiene when travelling to avoid getting sick: wash your hands before each meal, avoid drinking tap water (do not contemplate drinking tap water in countries where it is not drinkable).

We recommend that you take your own water bottle and fill it up with filtered water at the accommodation in the morning to avoid plastic waste.

We very often eat local food for lunch: we have many trusted restaurants or street stalls. In the evening, there is normally a more varied choice, except in very remote areas.

Be sure to pack basic medicines in case of an upset stomach and just generally watch what you eat.




Are there any COVID-19 measures in place?


In light of the current health crisis, to guarantee your health and safety throughout your tour, we have put in place additional hygiene measures by equipping our support vehicles with hand sanitizers and a few spare masks, as these items are not always readily available on some legs of the tours.

We strongly advise you to pack several face masks and your own hand gel. We generally abide by the health and safety policy of the destination country.





T&C

What is the Cancellation policy?


If cancellation is made 10 days before the date of travel then 50 % of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees. If cancellation is made 0 days to 9 days before the date of travel then 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.




What about Refunds?


The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days from the date of cancellation based as per the policy.




What is the Booking policy?


The tour slot will be confirmed only after the booking advance is paid in full. In case the tour group is full then an alternative dates will be provided as per the availability. Else a full refund of the booking amount will be provided with 10 business days. The remaining amount has to be paid in full, 10 days before the tour start date. Failure to do so, will lead to the cancellation of the tour slot and refund of the booking advance will not be provided.