About Polaris

Polaris Motorcycle Tours

Polaris delivers the epitome of excellence in truly global supported and fully guided adventure motorcycle tours.

Polaris leads adventure motorcycle tours throughout every feasible continent and throughout numerous locations of the world, bringing together perfectly planned and executed tours to bucket-list destinations.

Additionally, we can provide bespoke tours on request to groups and individuals. 

Safety and security are at the utmost priority to Polaris, and both are paramount in everything that we do.

Each trip is meticulously planned and supported to avoid any undue safety or security risks in the first instance. 

However, for any potential unforeseen events or incidents, each Polaris guide is an advanced medic carrying a remote life support medical pack, and each Polaris guide carries a satellite phone linked to outside support agencies.

Whether interested in taking a tour with Polaris or if you simply want to talk through any questions that you may have, we’re only an inquiry away to discuss any tour that you might want to explore.

We look forward to hearing from and to speaking with you soon. 

Polaris Motorcycle Tours

All travel bookings made through Polaris Motorcycle Tours are both ATOL & ABTA protected.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I rent a motorcycle from Polaris?


Most tours outside of the U.K. and Europe already include motorcycle rental within the tour cost, and please see each tour description for specific details. 

Within the U.K. and Europe, if you do not have or want to use your own bike, Polaris partners with ‘RoadTrip Motorcycle Rental’ who are situated just outside of London, U.K. and we will support you to connect with the RoadTrip team and then to connect you onto the tour. 

Please follow this link to our page regarding motorcycle rental from RoadTrip. 

Can I speak with Polaris directly about any tour?


Polaris are available to discuss any tour as you need. 

Please contact us through email, the website ‘contact us’ function, or over the phone to talk through any questions or requirements. 

Is Polaris Motorcycle Tours insured as a company?


Polaris take the necessary precautions to ensure that we protect both ourselves and you as the customer, with insurance covering financial failure, public liability, and professional indemnity.

However, please note that all customers taking tours with Polaris are required as part of our terms and conditions to ensure that they have and evidence applicable medical and repatriation insurance. 

Do I need travel or medical insurance?


All customers making a tour booking with Polaris Motorcycle Tours Limited are required to purchase at their own expense, and to evidence no less than 60 days ahead of their tour, a comprehensive personal travel medical insurance policy which covers the motorcycle tour activities – with no exclusions, and covering all and any medical and repatriation requirements.

What is the cancellation policy?

Polaris operates a cancellation policy to protect all parties and to provide transparency.

If you cancel your booking before departure, cancellation charges will be applied as follows:

  • 90 days or more before tour start date – A full refund, minus 3% for any credit/debit card payment fees incurred by Polaris. 
  • 89-61 days before tour start date – retention of 20% deposit.
  • 60-31 days before tour start date – retention of 50% of the tour price.
  • 30-1 days before tour start date – retention of 100% of the tour price.

Please refer to our Terms & Conditions – Tour Bookings for further info regarding cancellations, changes.

Can I bring a pillion?

Yes – in most cases. 

Most of the tours that Polaris delivers can be purchased with a pillion option. 

However, some tours – mainly those in challenging and off-road environments, are not safe or suitable for a pillion. 

In these cases a pillion is not listed in the purchase options. 

What level of a rider do I need to be?

The difficulty rating of each tour is listed within the tour description on the Polaris website tour page. 

Some tours are purely paved and open to all rider standards, some tours are a mixture of paved and unpaved and require more enhanced riding skills, and some tours are mostly conducted off-road and in challenging environments and require strong riding capabilities. 

If you have any questions or concerns about the tour requirements, please contact us and we will be glad to discuss. 

What are the payment terms?

  • To secure any booking with Polaris Motorcycle Tours Limited, a 20% deposit of the total tour cost for each person must be paid as requested at checkout. 
  • If the booking is placed within 90 days of the start of the tour, full payment of the tour cost is required
  • The balance of all monies due must be received by Polaris Motorcycle Tours Limited no later than 90 days before the start date of the tour and as invoiced.
  • Booking amendments, cancellations, and late payments are addressed within sections 6, 7, 8, and 9 of our terms and conditions.
  • For some specific tours, including any bespoke tours that require significant planning and up-front planning and preparation costs, full payment for a service may be required at the time of booking and this will be confirmed in official correspondence during the early discussions of any agreement.

Is my money safe?


All travel bookings and tours made with Polaris are both ATOL and ABTA protected and insured. 

All passengers booking with Polaris are fully insured for all monies paid arising from the cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the unlikely insolvency of Polaris Motorcycle Tours Ltd. 

Which payment options do you accept?

Polaris accepts GBP payments by:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • ApplePay 
  • GooglePay
  • Direct Bank Account Transfers.
  • Cash in UK GBP (by mutual agreement only)

International payments are 100% possible, but we ask that the customer accepts and covers any transfer or currency exchange charges as charged by their bank into £UK GBP. 

What if I get injured or sick during a tour?

Polaris guides and staff will ensure that you are supported during the tour and that you get any help or medical arrangements that may be required. 

Polaris also operates with local and extremely experienced staff in remote locations who can ensure that we all stay safe and that any issues are efficiently addressed. 

Are meals included with the tours?

Please check on each individual tour page for a full breakdown of what’s included within each tour. 

Most tours are provided with breakfast each morning, a welcome meal on the first evening, and an end of tour meal included on the final evening of the tour included within the tour cost. 

Outside of these arrangements, for most tours (there are exceptions) we do not coordinate or charge for meals as we do not want to micro-manage or to dictate the needs and wishes of our customers during lunch-stops and during their relaxing evenings.