The second edition the Tiger Trails experience to Spiti by Triumph Motorcycles India will take place between 22-27 July 2018. This year’s edition will open the vast, serene vistas of the Spiti landscape to 15 Triumph Tiger customers, who will participate in a trail starting from Shimla on 22 July and end in Manali on 27 July. With a route less travelled and emergency teams in tow, these riders will ride through the Valley, building camaraderie over a common interest while picking up riding tips and tricks.
As a brand, Triumph focuses on both the safety and the experiential aspect of adventure riding, and Tiger Trails is a ride-cum-training program designed to cater to adventure riders who seek to move up from being riders to adventurers.
The four-day curated programme aims to build on the growing adventure riding culture in India. Tiger Trails is open for active riders who travel extensively but also seek to make the most of their Tigers. Triumph recently introduced the new Tiger 800 and Tiger 1200 in India, with state-of-the-art features and rider focused technology, making them suited for both on and off-road riding.
The route chosen across Spiti will give the riders exposure to different terrains and challenges to make their ride-cum-training holistic. Real-time training sessions outside the controlled environment of a track setup will help the riders prepare themselves for every riding scenario – whether man-made or nature-driven. Back-up facilities like a 4×4 sweep with mechanics and supplies such as medical kit, tool kit, puncture kit, spare parts, pumps etc, along with a VHF radio for communication will be with the riders at all times.
The itinerary for the trail is as follows:
- Day 1: Shimla – Sangla/ 180 kms/ 6hrs
- Day 2: Sangla – Nako/ 176 kms/ 5hrs
- Day 3: Nako – Kaza via Gyu & Dhankar/ 111 kms/ 6hrs
- Day 4: In Kaza – to Tashiganag & Demul
- Day 5: Kaza – Manali/ 210 kms/ 8hrs
- Day 6: Depart from Manali
Actor and Triumph enthusiast Amit Sadh will also be a part of the journey and the expedition will be preceded by a special 5-day off-road skills training programme, to prepare the riders for the challenges ahead.