Riders on Royal Enfield bikes
Riders on Royal Enfield bikesRoyal Enfield

Chennai-based motorcycle maker Royal Enfield is conducting the sixth edition of its celebrated ride -- Tour of Bhutan. The ride to the land of Thunder Dragons will be flagged off from Siliguri, West Bengal on October 15, culminating in Guwahati, Assam on October 25. Riding aficionados can register for this ride on Royal Enfield's official website.

In this edition of the ride, 15 riders will traverse more than 1,300 kilometres spread across 12 days, with the first stop at Phuntsholing, and then towards valley town of Paro and finally reach Thimphu, the capital of the kingdom of Bhutan.

Bhutan as a land of mountains, monasteries, and it is a bucket list destination for motorcycle enthusiasts from across the world. It is a top riding destination embedded with an average of 10 curves per km of road. The riders will encounter deep valleys, rice paddies, orchards and specks of tiny villages during the ride. The whole journey from Siliguri, Thimphu, Punakha, Bumthang, Tashi Gang and Samdrup Jongkhar will reward panoramic views for any riding and nature loving aficionados.

With an average elevation of 4,500 metres, the Tour of Bhutan promises a riding experience of a lifetime. The route has been chalked out specifically to challenge the riders with the winding mountain roads, the snow-capped mountain peaks in the eastern Himalayan ranges, water crossings and slush, gravel tracks, cross narrow suspension bridges as well as straight stretches.

1 Fri 13th October Siliguri - Scrutiny (Motorcycle & Riding Gear)
2 Sat 14th October Siliguri - First-aid Training
3 Sun 15th October Siliguri Phuntsholing 180
4 Mon 16th October Phuntsholing Paro 180
5 Tue 17th October Paro Thimphu 50
6 Wed 18th October Thimphu Rest Day
7 Thur 19th October Thimphu Punakha 85
8 Fri 20th October Punakha Gelephu 200
9 Sat 21th October Gelephu Bumthang 310
10 Sun 22th October Bumthang Mongar 184
11 Mon 23th October Mongar Tashi Gang 90
12 Tue 24th October Tashi Gang Samdrup Jongkhar 180
13 Wed 25th October Samdrup Jongkhar Guwahati 110