Handling Emergencies and the Recourse
Nobody wants to get hurt or injured on tour but accidents do sometimes happen. In order to be able to deal with these circumstances and the ensuing financial burden, you should have a Travel Insurance Policy that is sufficient for your personal needs.
Check your insurance policy covers your hospitalization and/or repatriation costs. Please note that due to the remoteness of some of the places we ride to, we might not have any means of communications, Chopper recovery services and/or ambulances.
Please note that Mede-Vac services in India are provided only after the service provider receives a Payment Confirmation note either through e-mail or fax. Their scope of operations is limited, and dependent on them getting the due clearances from the Military/Army due to the sensitive nature of the remote regions of the mountains.
Your Tour Leader will ensure that the best possible evac/service is provided – given our location and the services available locally.
As part of the booking process we ask you to provide an alternative emergency contact, so that, in the unfortunate event of anything serious happening to you, we can inform them of your condition as soon as possible.
If you are unwell on a ride day, you may ride in the support vehicle, assuming we have one with us. The mechanic will ride your bike until you are fit to ride again. This is a limited service, available only till we have back-up riders available in the support truck.
Most medicines that we carry are readily available Over-The-Counter, but some of the brands that we use may be on the FDA’s Banned List. If you use your own medication, be sure to bring ample supplies with you.
Your preferred brands of toiletries may not always be available, the tour leader will advise you of any such situation beforehand. Drinking water comes in 1Lt plastic bottles and we drink bottled water at all times.
While riding, we expect the riders to maintain a minimum safe distance of 2 car lengths between each rider, so that Tail-Gating situations are avoided or kept at a minimum.