Testimonials

Here's what our customers have to say.

The bikes supplied were also in good condition which was a nice surprise as having been on a few of these tours before some of the machines we end up with have been pretty poor.

Neil Avery, 2013 - Philippines - Mindoro and Lake Taal

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

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

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

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

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

I can’t speak too highly of the guides …
(3rd tour with H-C Travel, returned to ride the Cape Classic again in 2015)

David Sykes, 2011 - South Africa - Cape Classic

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

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

…. 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

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

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 Whiddett, 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

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

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

A truly memorable experience that I would recommend to anyone.

Graham Dumphy, 2009 - 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

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 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

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