Luxury motorcycle brand Ducati successfully concluded its Dream Tour to the Incredible Spiti Valley, powered by Shell Advance, GoPro and Pirelli. The 7-day riding excursion took place from August 26 – September 2 and saw the presence of over 16 Ducatisti from across the world, who rode across the Himalayas aboard their Ducati Multistrada and Scrambler range of motorcycles.
The Dream Tour consisted of the entire Multistrada family which included the Multistrada 950 Spoked Wheels, Multistrada 1260S, Pikes Peak and the all-new 1260 Enduro. The ride was flagged off from Ducati North Star in Gurgaon with stops in Shimla, Sangla, Tabo, Kaza, Nako and Theog. This Dream Tour allowed Ducatisti to explore the heart of Himalayas; experience the rugged mountains and challenging riding terrain, rich cultural heritage and enchanting valleys through one of the most spectacular motorcycles routes in India.
Ducati also partnered with Oberoi Hotels & Resorts to offer the best in class exquisite luxury experience to the participants of the Dream Tour, with stays at Cecil by Oberoi and the Wildflower, Oberoi in Shimla. The tour further allowed Ducatisti to ride through the narrow stretches of off road terrains while enjoying the scenic views meandering along the rivers. What differentiates the DRE Dream Tour from any other ride are the exclusively designed experiences at the end of each riding day, this making it a riding vacation.
The Ducatisti rode on the world’s most treacherous roads to explore old Buddhist monasteries, hidden meditation caves, relaxed around the scenic riverside and immersed themselves in the local culture of the Spiti. The trip also included a guided tour of the monasteries, camping under the glittery stars, amidst the snowcapped mountains along with specially designed food experiences each night.
Sergi Canovas, Managing Director of Ducati India, said: “This Dream Tour to Spiti Valley was truly an incredible one and enabled the riders to enhance their skills while riding on world’s most adventurous route. Riding with the Ducatisti through uneven mountain terrains to some of the highest peaks was one of the most spectacular experiences of my life. With every new Dream Tour, we strive to take the Ducati riding culture to the next level and provide a unique experience to our customers which goes beyond just riding.”
Amit Sadh, Bollywood celebrity and Ducati owner, said: “This tour to Spiti Valley was full of adventure and adrenaline and I could not think of a better travel companion than the Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak. Its an extremely versatile motorcycle which made this journey even more special. This was my first Dream tour with Ducati and I can’t wait to ride again with the Ducati family.”
Nicola Antonelli, Riding Experience Manager of Ducati Motor Holding, said: “It’s a proud feeling for us at Ducati to witness the growing interest of Ducatisti in India towards experiential rides like the DRE Dream Tour. These rides are specially designed by a team of skilled professional riders to ensure a safe riding experience and environment for all riders. India has always been on the top of my bucket-list, it’s a beautiful country with truly diverse landscapes and I’m glad to have witnessed it with a whole bunch of Ducati lovers in the most unique way possible.”
The Dream Tour is an exclusive Ducati Riding Experience (DRE) where riders get to experience the capabilities of their Ducati in different conditions with various other entertainment activities that are specifically designed to create memories of a lifetime.
Visit http://dreindia.com/ for more information on upcoming Dream Tours.