• DATES: 26 Oct – 09 Nov 2019
  • DISTANCE: 1900kms
  • MOTORCYCLE: Royal Enfield Himalayan (View Spec)
  • RIDING DAYS: 12 Days
  • DURATION: 14 Nights

  • RIDING CONDITIONS: 80% tarmac, 20% broken roads
  • CHALLENGE: 90%
  • PRICE: $4,980.00 USD
  • PILLION: $4,780.00 USD
  • DEPOSIT: $850.00 USD per person

All our motorcycles are fitted with a handlebar mounted usb charger, optional magnetic tank bag and soft panniers.

About: Hinterland The Recce

We’ve had two previous recce rides that were an absolute success. What do I mean by that?

Our very first recce ride back in 2014, despite being formidable, we all got through it safely. That’s the No.1 priority. Everyone that took part booked another as soon as they got home and others a bit later.

Everyone came back to ride again.

Such is the impact that this type of ride has. It is motorcycle adventure in it’s purest form and there’s nothing else quite like it.

They can, and usually are difficult, challenging, demanding and character testing. They will push you to your limits.

You will be frustrated, uncomfortable and at many times you will be way outside your comfort zone. This doesn’t appeal to everyone and if it doesn’t appeal to you then don’t book this recce ride as it’s not for you. We have easier rides to choose from.

The route and all the accommodation will be planned in advance however none of us, not even me will know what the terrain is like or what our lodgings will look like.

Our plan is to start the ride in Calcutta, West Bengal, drop down into the beautiful and relatively undiscovered state of Odisha, cross by boat into the tiger infested Indian Sundarbans and finish back in Calcutta.

We will have our usual and trusted support team travelling with us.

We will ride this as one big team, winning together and failing together. If this type of ‘balls out’ ride appeals to you then you need to book now as it’s almost full.

One final point: I get ask many times, ‘what do you need to take part on these rides’? My answer is the same every time. A sense of humour and a positive can do attitude. Simple!

For those of you that want to take part but don’t have a motorcycle licence or you want to invite someone along then you can. There will be a dedicated vehicle with driver available.

If you are in any doubt as to whether these trips are for you or how totally life changing this type of adventure can be then have a read of some of the previous riders experiences on the testimonials page.

Alex Pirie

Founder of Nomadic Knights

Included: Hinterland The Recce

What’s included?

Your Royal Enfield motorcycle, dedicated team and all medical, mechanical and logistics support throughout the tour. All arranged internal transport, hotels, breakfast, evening meals and fuel.

We also provide paid transport to Kolkata Airport when the ride ends.

What’s not included?

Flights, visas, travel insurance, evening drinks and any transport arranged by yourself outwith the arranged itinerary.

Itinerary: Hinterland – The Recce

I’m still working on the rest of the itinerary. As this is a recce however, I promise you a truly stunning, unique and unforgettable ride through West Bengal and Orissa. I’ll notify you as soon as I’ve completed it.  Don’t let this stop you from booking as these rides are always brilliant.

Day 1.

Arrive at Fortune Panchwati Hotel in Kolkata. Take some time to get settled and we’ll all get together this evening around 7pm for a few drinks, some delicious food and a chat. Bengali cuisine is legendary and could possibly be the best Indian food you’ll ever taste. Your local Indian restaurant at home doesn’t stand a chance against this.

Day 2. Warm up ride. 50kms

After a morning briefing in the hotel, it’s now time to get your biking gear on as we head out for a short warm up ride. This is a first for me also as I’ve never ridden in any of there places before. I’m very excited and can’t wait. If we can get through today without one of us getting lost then we can proclaim it to be a success. I doubt that somehow.

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Day 14. Ride back to Fortune Panchwati Hotel, Kolkata. FINISH

Day 15. Depart.

Information Pack: Hinterland The Recce

Download the Information Pack here.

This Information Pack includes everything you need to know about this Adventure, including Insurance Details & Emergency Contacts, Your Health, Kit List, Driving/Riding Conditions, Questions and Answers and Visa Application.


How to get here: Hinterland The Recce


These are the travel details that will allow you to plan your and book your flights.



Fly into Kolkata airport (Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Airport) (India).

You need to arrive for the start day of the ride on the 26/10/19. The airport is 30kms from our starting and finishing point hotel and taxis (OLA & UBER) are available.

Hotel Details: Fortune Park Panchwati, Kona Expressway, Howrah, Kolkata. West Bengal. 711403. Tel: 0091 3371 044 444

Check in time: 2pm Check out time: 10am


We end the ride in Kolkata on the 08/11/19 and depart the next day for the airport on the 09/11/19.
We will have paid transport available from the hotel in Kolkata to take you back to the drop off point at Kolkata airport.

If you are arriving early or staying on after the ride then please contact the hotel directly with your booking details and mention that you are with Nomadic Knights motorcycle tour group.

For your flight arrangements you can try or

These are India based travel websites that offer very competitive rates.

Alex Pirie.

Founder of Nomadic Knights.

Videos: Hinterland The Recce






We’re on a ride!

We are currently riding ‘Girls on Top’.

Track our progress with our live GPS map tracker
Please note, due to limited connectivity whilst we are away we can’t always respond quickly to enquiries and messages. We’ll be back on the 30th September when we’ll be able to get back to you.

Alex & The Team