Testimonials

Here's what our customers have to say.

I just wanted to thank you …. for providing such a well-fettled BMW 650GS. It clocked up 5,500kms with no oil top-up and no chain adjustment required. The weather was good too!

Jeff Hawkes, 2010 - New Zealand - Rentals

Of course there are other countries with glorious, awe-inspiring sights but what New Zealand offers is all of it, bunched together, with quite unparalleled accessibility…
I am almost ashamed to admit that on none of my long journeys around the world did I enjoy riding as much as I did on this trip. So, great time, great people, great experience.

Ted Simon, 2010 - New Zealand

Brilliant holiday, great roads, mind blowing scenery, excellent hospitality, food to die for and nil traffic. One great day we followed the lake shores – Wanaka/Hawea and over the Haast pass – for 2 hours in brilliant sunshine winding between snow covered peaks and only passed 2 cars. Priceless! We had a great riding holiday and will definitely go back again.

Karl Anders, 2007 - New Zealand

I was on the Himalayan High-Roads tour that departed on 15/8. Every aspect of the tour surpassed my expectations, and even went beyond what I’d hoped. In particular Alam was faultless as a tour guide, providing lots of interesting information, useful advice and was a pleasure to be around. The tour was exceptionally well-planned, with rest-stops and free-days exactly when needed. Accommodation was pleasant and the route was both beautiful and terrifying (in a good way!). An utterly wonderful experience – thank you.

Oliver Keers, 2016 - India

Just returned from Bhutan trip had an amazing time, for me the journey of a lifetime. If anyone likes curry, mountains and motorbikes this is the trip to go on – even the beer is a banging stuff. Big thank you to all who made it possible and special thanks to Alam who ran the trip like clockwork.

Syd Turner, UK, 2012 - Bhutan - Thunder Dragon Adventure

I believe that one would have to search high, low & far to find a better tour leader than Alam who was most ably supported by his driver and mechanic – both quiet, but most responsible guys, who ensured that the bikes were ready to roll each morning, and always in show-room condition!

Trevor Millett (ex-professional tour guide), UK, 2011

…. yet another fantastic tour from HC Travel!
This has been a life-changing holiday – the perfect combination of adventure (lots of!), awesome scenery, brilliant company and a privileged glimpse into a refreshingly untainted country and culture.
The Royal Enfields never missed a beat or let us down even when the conditions became a ‘bit’ demanding! They really are the perfect bike for this trip and we can’t imagine any better way of seeing Bhutan. We cannot praise the team enough. Alam was a joy, an amazing tour leader, passionate about his job, fantastic company and he took 100% good care of us – a great guy. Bhim, our lovely-natured, bike-loving Bhutanese guide, taught us so much about his wonderful country, culture and people, and he went out of his way to be helpful. We felt privileged to have spent time with Alam, Bhim and the excellent Team and to have had such an insight into their lives.

Mark and Kate Chittenden, UK, 2010 - Bhutan - Thunder Dragon Adventure

Thanks to you and your team for arranging our bike hire, it couldn’t have been easier. Bikes were fabulous. I am sure we will be back in touch in the future but thanks again. I will certainly recommend you guys.

Jean & Nick, 2016 - New Zealand - Rentals

Considering you only had two weeks’ notice of my travelling plans, I was impressed how the booking of flights and additional hotel stays in Hong Kong were all done in good time. Many thanks for this – a truly memorable experience!

Martin Evans, 2015 - Thailand/Laos

Dee and I have now been back in UK just one week since we finished our self-guided tour of both North and South Islands of New Zealand on a Triumph Explorer provided by Te Waipounamu and the jet-lag has just about worn off!

We had a fabulous 3 weeks touring and I would like to thank Dave Simpson for his help in providing a superb choice of routes for us to ride each day (the further the better!). We cannot praise the arrangements made by your ground agents in New Zealand (Te Waipounamu) highly enough. We really appreciated their efforts to bring the bikes across to our Auckland hotel at the beginning of the trip as well as the relaxed manner in which the handover and return of the bikes was made (we have hired bikes many times before and believe me, the handover and return session can be an unpleasant occasion). The choice of hotels along our 4,000 km route was superb and the booking arrangements at each was faultless. The bikes themselves were trouble-free throughout (as we expect from Triumphs!) and their request part way through our holiday for Dee to collect a BMW F700 GS from a Hotel at Motueka and ride it to Kumara Junction was an unexpected bonus!

Chris & Dee Finch, 2015 - New Zealand

New Zealand was great – it felt like stealing an extra summer, I always hate riding in February in the UK as I don’t like snow or ice.

Gordon Windham, 2015 - New Zealand

It seems a lifetime ago that I was treated like a Lord by your team. I have nothing but praise. Perhaps the roads could have been a little rougher but then I never fell off! All in all a trip to remember. The most money I have ever spent on a holiday but with what we got it was a bargain. God willing I will be back.

John Stone, UK, 2008 - Bhutan - Thunder Dragon Adventure

I would love to come back. Went to Vietnam for spring holiday and I was just thinking about time I went back to Thailand and finish the final bit of the 12 day enduro ! That 6 days up north was the best experience I have had on a bike in my life. Still trying to get permission from the wife but I am working on it.

Neil Davis - Thailand - Enduro Tours

This has been an amazing trip! Bhutan is a truly fascinating country …and we had some fantastic motorcycle riding – sometimes a bit hairy! The accommodation was far better than I had anticipated, and everyone we met was very friendly. Much of the success of the trip is due to our excellent guide, Alam. He was always cheerful, always helpful and he had a very strong feeling of responsibility for the group. His knowledge of the country and its culture, and him speaking the language helped a lot. We learned a lot about India from him. Also our Bhutanese guide, Bhim, was a cheerful and positive chap, who freely gave from his vast knowledge about Bhutan. So this trip has been one of my best journeys – so far… I just might come back for more!

Ulf Leander, Sweden, 2010 - Bhutan - Thunder Dragon Adventure

The tour was fantastic, everything was perfectly planned and very enjoyable. The scenery, people, bikes and activities planned made it much more than a biking holiday. Rick has done an excellent job of preparing each day so that all thinks that we did, saw and experienced meant that it felt that we were away for a month, not just two weeks! He’s really taken time to plan the tours to make sure that we got the best of everything, and saw as much as possible to get a flavour of the Philippines. I’ll certainly recommend this tour to our pals.

John Baxendale and Vicki Hirst, 2005 - Philippines - Mindoro and Lake Taal

Words cannot explain the customer service we received from (guides) Marc and Eric. They took care of us every step of the way…. Truly an incredible experience!!

Tish & Kevin Rigg

I just want to thank you and everyone associated for a brilliant holiday. Truly we had a wonderful time, one which we will never forget. It was some of the best money we have ever spent!

Des & Sue Moloney, 2015 - New Zealand

I have just returned from my New York to LA trip.
I would like to thank you and your staff for your help in the organising of my journey.
The hotels, boats and flights, all perfect.

Andy Kemp, 2013 - Shipping

I am enjoying the ride from Vancouver to Montreal on my BMW R1150R.  The staff in the air freight departments at Manchester and Vancouver were friendly and efficient and many thanks for all your help!

P Springer - Shipping

A truly memorable experience that I would recommend to anyone.

Graham Dumphy, 2009 - New Zealand

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