Riding around India on a Royal Enfield is on many motorcyclists’ bucket list but Alex Pirie has made it his life. Pirie, who is 50 but says he feels 21, swapped Grangemouth for Goa to set up Nomadic Knights which offers tours across the subcontinent.
Experienced riders and daredevils are invited to join the inaugural Nomadic Knights reconnaissance motorcycle tour of the hair-raising Cliffhanger in the Himalayas. The Cliffhanger is a rough Himalayan track hewn into the side of vertical cliffs in Kashmir and is billed as one of the world’s hairiest roads.
Nomadic Knights’ Alex Pirie has been exploring the more extreme side of riding in India for more than ten years. It’s a mind blowing place to ride at any time, but with the introduction of Royal Enfield’s Himalayan he has been able to take things to the next level; bring on the Roof of India tour.
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High Rode to Adventure. Riding an Indian-made motorcycle from a city of swarming chaos to the tallest peak in the world pushes a lapsed biker beyond his comfort zone.
The crew at Nomadic Knights are highly experienced and manage the right balance between professional and fun. There is no pressure to ride at any particular pace and you can stop to explore when it suits.
Adventure Bike Rider
One of the best ways to ride to Everest base camp is to join an organised tour with experienced guides. With this in mind, we’ve teamed up with adventure motorcycle tour experts Nomadic Knights to highlight why this adventure deserves a place high on your bucket list.
Nomadic Knights offers a 14-day ride from Kathmandu that takes you across the Chinese border and over several 5000+ metre passes to Rongbuk Monastery and all the way to Everest Base Camp that lies at 5200 metres.
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The idea came from Steve Brown, a long time friend of mine from my Air Force days in Germany, “How do you fancy a bit of an adventure” he says, “it’s going cheap!” Well that got my attention. The title of the adventure was “India’s Lost World” and consisted of a 14 day 1900km ride through the 7 states of N.E. India onboard the new Royal Enfield Himalayan with a company called Nomadic Knights.
When you sign up to ride motorcycles with famous Round-the-Worlder Steph Jeavons you’ve gotta know it’s not going to be your garden variety affair.
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Two years ago, as Steph was getting close to the end of her journey around the world, she mentioned the idea of a new adventure. “Do you fancy riding to Everest Base Camp?” she said.