The Saffron Road Team
Phillipa Saxton – Company Director & Tour Leader
An inveterate traveler and travel journalist with a long family history in India (five generations), Phillipa is passionate about introducing people to her favourite destinations ~ preferably via their preferred method of transport – motorcycle. With 20 years experience in the tourism industry and 15 years in the motorcycle touring business, she has terrific stories to share over a glass of wine, but more importantly is able to create tour itineraries that will create lasting memories for her clients.
Bike: Royal Enfield 'Bullet' 500cc, Honda NTV650 Revere
Gavin – South Africa & Namibia
As a highly experienced motorcyclist, off-road instructor and accredited National tour guide with a hearty sense of humour, Gavin is the man to make any tour through Africa as good as it gets. With a high commitment to safety and comfort, Gavin strives to give you a uniquely African experience, avoiding venues and activities which you can get back home. As a hands-on company director of a tour company, he goes out of his way to find truly unique venues and interesting routes, to let you taste and soak up all that Southern Africa and Namibia have to offer.
Bike: BMW R 1200 GS
Alin – Eastern Europe
Fluent in at least four languages and with many years spent in the tourism industry running his own highly successful company, Romanian born Alin, definitely knows the ropes. His boyish smile, unflappable demeanour, attention to detail, local knowledge and love of motorcycling make him a perfect choice for making the most of any tour through his home region – Romania, Transylvania and Eastern Europe.
Bike: BMW F 650 GS
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