Testimonials

Here's what our customers have to say.

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

…. 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

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

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

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

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

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

I have enjoyed the hospitality of Walter and Joang on two separate visits to Thailand, I found the enduro tours great fun, great company and a very relaxed atmosphere, every day an adventure…. I would recommend the experience to any rider regardless of experience

Deano - Thailand - Enduro Tours

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

A truly memorable experience that I would recommend to anyone.

Graham Dumphy, 2009 - New Zealand

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