Testimonials

Here's what our customers have to say.

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

I have been meaning to thank you for your professional assistance in moving my motorcycle from Southampton to Los Angeles….Ventura. This is the most professional experience I have had in the 3 years I spent in the UK. I would highly recommend your company to anyone wanting an easy time with moving their bike overseas. Bike arrived in perfect condition and there were NO surprises along the way, due to your attention to detail.

Guy Pain, 2010 - Shipping

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

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

Every aspect of the tour, bike hire, accommodation, the excellent tour book and last but not least, the routes were fantastic. Every day produced new scenery, experiences and outstanding riding roads, I can’t wait to return someday.

Michael Hamilton, 2017 - New Zealand

The New Zealand trip was fantastic. From start to finish and I include the booking procedure, it was just brilliant. The Tour Book was just wonderful, so comprehensive and covered everything. The routes, together with the various options were first class and I managed to clock up almost 6000km without a hitch.

Andy W, 2016 - New Zealand

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 write to thank you for your hard work and commitment in ensuring my trip to Bhutan was successful. I returned home yesterday evening. The holiday really was a wonderful adventure. All aspects went well, especially the communications with Jatinder at Impact Travel for the Agra Extension – transport links and guide. All connections were made smoothly. Impact provided a first class service and If I ever have the good fortune to return to India I would certainly wish to use the company again.

The only deviation to the itinerary was Alam’s very sensible decision to shorten the longest run to two days rather than the one. This was a very good decision as 300 km on such rough roads would have been very difficult to manage in the one day. Alam changed the accommodation to enable this to take place. This meant that we missed the Darjeeling ‘leg’ but this was absolutely the right decision. As with the Tibet Trip last year Alam’s management, local knowledge and communication with the various support team members was superb.

The accommodation throughout was excellent, even a couple of local guest houses provided clean rooms and excellent food. But the hotels could not have been bettered. The Riding Team really gelled together really well as a friendship group, this being greatly assisted by us overcoming some challenging terrain as a group and sharing the experience. We were very much of the same level in riding ability.

So, another great trip. I thank you, and David too, for facilitating this. I do hope that I may be able to holiday again with HC Travel at some time in the future.

David Rolfe, 2017 - Bhutan

A truly memorable experience that I would recommend to anyone.

Graham Dumphy, 2009 - New Zealand

The trip was fantastic. Rick is a star, and worked his butt off …. He is a good guy to be with. Having sampled a few guides (!!) over the years he is the best one I’ve come across yet. You rapidly realise that he is dependable, trustworthy, knowledgeable and a bloody good Mr Fix-it/organiser. I can’t speak more highly of the guy.

Mick Kenyon, 2005 - Philippines

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

Here in an area approximately the size of Colorado are grouped the snow-mantled peaks of Switzerland, geysers of a Yellowstone, volcanic cones of Java and Japan, and the lakes of Italy; the mineral springs of Czechoslovakia, the fjords of Norway, sea coasts of Maine and California, and waterfalls higher than Yosemite.

Robert Moore, National Geographic Magazine, 1936(!) - 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

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

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

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

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

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

To say that my trip was an incredible experience is a gross understatement. I would recommend these tours to any bike enthusiast, they will love it.

Kevin Schwantz - Australia Off Road

Well it’s finally over, we took the bike back today after 4600km. And I have to say it has been better than we hoped it would be. Your road book was spot on, and made the navigation a piece of cake and totally stress free. All the hotels bar one were first class. Both farm stays were great we were made welcome at both and looked after like royalty and we would like to think we have made new friends. After an horrendous day of rain both to and from Milford Sound Geoff and Liz practically undressed us and spent all night drying our cloths and feeding us up as we were both soaked to the skin and close to hyperthermia, we can’t praise them enough.

All in all we can both say that yourself and John and the team here in NZ have done us proud and if we can ever afford to repeat the trip we would not hesitate in using your services again, and we will highly recommend both companies to any one who is thinking about a big trip. Thanks again for all your detailed planning that has made this a proper trip of a lifetime.

Sue & Rob Wilson, 2017 - New Zealand

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