Rajasthan Cycling Tour
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Rajasthan Cycling Tours

It is a country with a variety of landscapes, embedded in a long and interesting history. An eviable culture that embraces the arts, nature, heritage, religion, innovation and a strong sense of justice for all.

Delhi - Udaipur - Kumbhalgarh - Ranakpur - Korta - Bhenswara - Bhadrajun - Jodhpur - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Agra - Delhi

15 Nights / 16 Days

Day 1

Delhi(Only Breakfast)

Humayun Tomb, Delhi

Arrive at Delhi, you will be received by our driver at airport and transferred to the hotel. Most of the flights arrive late at night in Delhi so there will overnight stay at hotel.

Hotel JustaPanchsheel - http://www.justahotels.com/panchsheel-park-new-delhi/

Day 2

Delhi Sightseeing (No Cycling - Only Breakfast)

After breakfast proceed on a sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi. Discover the astonishing aroma of spices and tradition while roaming the crowded streets of Old Delhi or you can also experience the colors of rising India roaming through the Parliament streets and India Gate. Discover the incredible contrast yourself. You will visit Jama Masjid, Humayun Tomb and also go shopping in Chandni Chowk Market. Originally meaning "moonlit square" or "moonlit market", Chandni Chowk Market is one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi. Built in the 17th century by the Mughal emperor of India Shah Jahan and designed by his daughter Jahan Ara. Overnight stay will be in Delhi.

Hotel JustaPanchsheel - http://www.justahotels.com/panchsheel-park-new-delhi/

Note: I will recommend you not to take overnight train for Udaipur as during winter its common for train to get delayed by 5-6hrs or more. During the months of December and January preferred mode of transportation are Flights.

Day 3

Udaipur (By flight - All Meals)

Our cycling guide and driver will receive you at Udaipur airport and transfer you to the hotel. Have lunch at hotel, straighten your backs. Check your bikes and gear, etc. You may go for 10 kms of cycling around the Udaipur lakes so that you can check your bikes and our mechanic can prepare your bikes according to your need for the tour.

(Approx 10 KMS of cycling to check bikes)

Hotel Rampratap Palace - http://www.hotelrampratap.com/

Day 4

Udaipur (All meals)

Fateh Sagar Lake

After breakfast, we load our bikes on bus/car and drive for approx 10kms. We unload our bikes and go cycling at the outskirts of Udaipur, the cycling tour of Udaipur takes you to a land of regal history boasting a magnificent culture and grandeur past, en-route we will pass few small villages and schools. We will have our packed lunches on the bank of Lake and after lunch we will be back to our hotel on our bikes. Overnight stay will be in Udaipur. Poetically christened the "Venice of The East", it is also nicknamed the "Lake City" or "City of Lakes". Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, Udai Sagar and Swaroop Sagar in this city are considered some of the most beautiful lakes in the state. It is a setting for some of the most sumptuous architectural treasures in Rajasthan.

(Total cycling of approx 40-45 KMS)

Hotel Rampratap Palace - http://www.hotelrampratap.com/

Day 5

Udaipur - Kumbhalgarh (All meals)

After breakfast, we check out from hotel and drive for approx. 60kms to reach the countryside to avoid Highway and traffic and then you can start Cycling for Kumbhalgarh. We will pass through a picturesque. We will have our lunch midway. You may visit Kumbhalgarh fort in the evening or next day morning. Kumbhalgarh Fort is a Mewar fortress. Built during the course of the 15th century by Rana Kumbha enlarged through the 19th century, Kumbhalgarh is also the birthplace of Maharana Pratap the great king and warrior of Mewar. The walls of the fort of Kumbhalgarh extend over 38 km and claimed to be the second-longest continuous wall after the Great Wall of China.

(Approx 40KMS of cycling)

Hotel Audhi - http://www.hrhhotels.com/Royal_Retreats/The_Aodhi_Hotel/index.aspx

Note: last 5-7kms is very uphill cycling so we prefer to load our bikes on car and drive to hotel but someone is really a cycling buff then we don't stop.

Day 6

Kumbhalgarh - Ranakpur(Hotel to Hotel Cycling - All Meals)

Ranakpur Temple

After breakfast, we start cycling from Kumbhlagarh hotel to Ranakpur hotel, enroute visit famous Ranakpur Temple. Ranakpur is widely known for its marble Jain temple, said to be the most spectacular of the Jain temples. It is dedicated Rishabha, also known as Adinatha, is the traditional founder of Jainism. We will have lunch midway. Overnight stay and dinner will be in Ranakpur.

(Approx 50KMS of cycling)

Hotel Hill Resort - http://www.ranakpurhillresort.com/

Day 7

Ranakpur - Korta (Hotel to hotel Cycling All Meals)

Today is scheduled for a long day in saddles, we journey from Ranakpur to Korta taking us across a terrain of verdant jungle that borders the foothills of the Aravalli Range. Passing through local villages filled with color and noise we traverse the rural beauty as we head for the picturesque village of Korta, traditionally home to members of the Rabari sect. Legend has it that the men of the Rabari married the daughters of the gods, rather than mortal women, earning them the epithet of Rabari (the goers out of the path). Once nomadic, they are by tradition camel herders, the men traveling vast distances with their herds in search of grazing land, whilst the women stay at home and run the villages. Worshippers of the goddess Mata Devi, they are a strong and proud people and their women wear distinctive black headscarves and heavy brass earrings. In the evening we will visit local villages and will get the chance to meet local people and to see their day to day life.

We will have our packed lunch after 35-40 km of cycling. After lunch we start cycling again for Korta. Overnight Stay and Dinner will be at the hotel in Korta.

(Approx 75KMS of Cycling)

Hotel Korta Escape - http://www.kortaescape.com/

Day 8

Korta- Bhenswara (Hotel To Hotel Cycling - All meals)

Rajasthan Cycling Tour

From Korta we cycle to Bhenswara, traversing through a pastoral landscape of villages and open fields, towards the small village of Bhenswara. We will cycle through some beautiful, rural tribal villages well off the normally used tracks. The local populations rarely see westerners and greet them with curious smiles. Bhenswara is situated at the foothills of the tenacious Aravallis, on the northern banks of the Jawai River. We will have our packed lunch after 35-40 km of cycling. After lunch we start cycling again for Bhenswara. Overnight Stay and Dinner will be at the hotel in Bhenswara.

(Approx 50KMS of cycling)

Hotel Ravla Bhenswara - http://www.hotelravlabhenswara.com/

Day 9

Bhenswara - Bhadrajun - Jodhpur (All meals)

Today after breakfast, we will start our cycling from hotel and will do cycling for approx 65 Kms to Bhadrajun. We will have our packed lunch after 35-40 km of cycling. After lunch we start cycling again for Bhadrajun. In the 16th century, a fort known as the Bhadrajun Fort was built at Bhadrajun by the Rathore kings of Marwar. Today the fort is owned by Rathan Singh Rathore, son of Maharaja Maldeo, the sixteenth descendant of Marwar Ranas who ruled from Jodhpur. It is now run as a heritage hotel. The fort has a significant collection of goods from its long past. We will reach Bhadrajun late afternoon and from there we will load our bikes on car and we will drive to Jodhpur, Overnight stay will be in Jodhpur.

(Approx 65KMS of cycling)

Hotel Pal Haveli - http://www.palhaveli.com/accomodation.html

Day 10

Jodhpur (No Cycling All meals)

Mehrangarh Fort

There is no cycling scheduled for today, enjoy sightseeing tour of Jodhpur, visiting Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada Memorial, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Balsamand Lake Palace and Mandore Garden.

Jodhpur is the second largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. This city is also referred to as the "Blue City" due to the vivid blue-painted houses around the Mehrangarh Fort. The old city circles the fort is bounded by a wall with several gates. There are seven gates, which include Jayapol (meaning 'victory'), built by Maharaja Man Singh to commemorate his victories over Jaipur and Bikaner armies. Fattehpol (also meaning 'victory') gate was built by Maharaja Ajit Singh to mark the defeat of the Mughals. The palm imprints upon these still attract much attention even today. Dinner & overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Hotel Pal Haveli - http://www.palhaveli.com/accomodation.html

Day 11

Jodhpur - Jaipur (All meals)

After breakfast we check out from hotel and travel by car (approx. 77KMS) then we will start cycling from there to reach Jaipur. Away from the desert the countryside is a patchwork of villages and small towns where we can see the timelessness of rural India. Leaving the desert scenery behind we ride to Jaipur, a town overlooked by the splendid hilltop Amber Palace. We will have our packed lunch after 35-40 KMS of cycling in village at villagers house or in shadow of trees. We will start cycling again after lunch for an hour or so. After cycling for about 30KMS, we load your bikes on car and drive to Jaipur, Overnight stay will be in Jaipur.

(Approx 75KMS of cycling)

Hotel KK Royal - http://www.kkroyalhotel.com/

Day 12

Jaipur (No Cycling All meals)

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

There is no cycling scheduled for today. After breakfast you can go on a Jaipur sightseeing tour. Jaipur is the capital and largest city of Rajasthan. It is also known as the Pink City of India. You can visit major attractions like City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Birla Temple and Albert Hall Museum. The observatory, Jantar Mantar, is one of the World Heritage Sites. In the evening, explore local bazaars and enjoy the extravaganza of tradition. Dinner & overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Hotel KK Royal - http://www.kkroyalhotel.com/

Day 13

Jaipur - Ranthambore (All meals)

After breakfast we check out from hotel and drive for approx 1hrs, and then we will do cycling for approx 60kms in one of the best countryside road and village of the entire trip. We will have our picnic lunch after 35-40 KMS of cycling. After lunch for we will do cycling for another hour or so. After cycling we will load our bikes on car and drive for 60kms to Ranthambore, overnight stay in wildlife resort.

(Approx 60KMS of cycling)

Hotel Tiger Moon Resort

Day 14

Ranthambore (No Cycling All meals)

Ranthambore National Park is famous for its tigers and one of the best places in the country to see these majestic predators in the wild. Ranthambore Fort is one of the six forts included in the World Heritage Site inscription Hill Forts of Rajasthan. It is situated near the town of Sawai Madhopur and is a formidable fort having been a focal point of the historical developments of Rajasthan. The fort is known for the glory and valor of Hammir Dev the Chauhan Dynasty.

The fort lies within the Ranthambore National Park, the former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur before Indian independence. There are 2 Jeep safaris scheduled in Ranthambore National park. Overnight stay will be in wildlife resort.

Hotel Tiger Moon Resort

Day 15

Ranthambore - Agra (All meals)

Taj Mahal, Agra

After breakfast we load our bikes on car and drive for approx 1hr. We start our cycling when we reach to the countryside. We will have our picnic lunch after 35-40kms of cycling. After lunch we will do cycling for another one hour or so. We will do cycling for approx 65-70kms and after finishing our cycling, we will load our bikes in car and drive to Agra, overnight stay will be in Agra.

(Approx 65KMS of cycling)

Hotel Taj Resorts - http://www.hoteltajresorts.com/

Day 16

Agra - Delhi(No Cycling - Only breakfast)

There is no cycling scheduled for today. We go for an early morning visit to the Taj Mahal. This elegant historical monument was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his Wife Mumtaz Mahal. Since then it is a symbol of love. In the morning light it looks like a pearl sitting on the shores of river Yamuna. After this memorable visit. We come back to the hotel to have breakfast, we check out from hotel after breakfast. We also visit the magnificent Agra fort. With the Taj Mahal overshadowing it, one can easily forget that Agra has one of the finest Mughal forts in India. Construction of the massive red-sandstone fort, on the bank of the Yamuna River, was started by Emperor Akbar in 1558. Further additions were made, particularly by his grandson Shah Jahan, using his favorite building material - white marble. The fort was built primarily as a military structure, but Shah Jahan transformed it into a palace, and later it became his gilded prison for eight years after his son Aurangzeb seized power in 1658.

Later we drive you to Delhi, where you will be transferred to airport for your onwards journey. Tour Ends.

Tour Cost USD 1950 Per Person based on 2 Person travelling together

Tour Start Dates for 2015: 01st Feb, 10th Oct, 20th Oct, 15th Nov

If our tour departure dates do not coincide with your travel plans then you can always have your own private tour with our expert cycling guide, backup vehicle at no extra price.

Note: To organize any private tour we need minimum 2 Person.

Tour Cost Includes:

  • Hotel Based on Twin Sharing
  • Bikes for complete Tour (Cycling Part Only)
  • All Meals(Breakfast and dinner at Hotel)
  • Lunch in Midway restaurant/City Restaurant or Pack Lunch
  • Expert Cycle mechanic throughout the tour
  • Back up AC vehicle for complete tour
  • 1 Day English speaking Local Guide for sightseeing at Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Delhi
  • Fresh Fruits/Snacks (Only Cycling Part)
  • 2 Jeep Safari in Ranthambore National Park
  • Unlimited Bottle water during cycling (Only Cycling Part)
  • All road and transport taxes
  • Driver Allowance
  • Toll and Parking charges

Tour Cost Excludes:

  • Any Domestic or International flight tickets (Like Delhi - Udaipur flight)
  • Monument or Sightseeing entry fees (Like Taj Mahal entry fee, Elephant ride or Camel Ride etc..)
  • Still/Video camera fees
  • No lunch or dinner in Delhi
  • Tips and Gratitude
  • Travel insurance
  • Any Hard and Soft Drink
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Bikes: Mountain Bikes

Bike Sizes: 13-21

Bike Hire: Includes on Tour Cost. You may bring your own bikes, but in this case let us know in advance. Other equipment provided: Pedals, helmet, water bottles.

Accommodation

Accommodation is offered at all locations. Most of the hotels are Culture Resort, Eco Resorts & family run hotels - all with a common line of quality in service. Our costs are based on 'twin-sharing' foundation. For those who wants single room, we offer single room, but at extra cost.

Terrain

The landscape includes flatlands, mountains, backwaters and village streets.

Climate

The variety of the regional features of this country has led to a corresponding variety in environment. The Great Varies have awesome environment throughout the year, while the flatlands are warm and moist. The common level of yearly rain fall is superb in Kerala, Sikkim and some of the Northern Eastern Declares of Native India, when compared to other Native India. July to Aug is the monsoon season, with heavy downpours. It is always recommended to check weather and temperature at websites.

Transportation/Support Vehicles

All transport is involved in the cost. We provide backup vehicle at all times during cycling trip. The vehicle can be used to boat your baggage & yourself as required.

Food

Food is a very essential part of these trips. We make sure that the meals we offer is method delicious, unless you ask for dull meals. You are also permitted the choice of veggie or non-vegetarian meals. We suggest that you consume only the canned standard water. Please make sure that the container is enclosed.

What to bring

Footwear

  • Bike shoes
  • Sun cream lotion
  • Relaxed shoes for walking
  • Shoes for other sightseeing
  • Socks

Clothing

  • In Indian, the conventional of outfit is more traditional. We counsel you to prevent very short shorts/skirts and limited tops/tanktops when viewing small non-urban places, temples, mosques or other sacred sites as this may limit your access.
  • A hotter set of outfits (Fleece, Coat, hat and gloves) are required for visits going through Munnar and other thin air places.
  • Water resistant jacket.
  • Riding a bike equipment like safety gloves and shorts.

Others

  • Torch
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Eyewear, cap
  • Sun lotion of spf at least 35
  • Individual Bike riding equipment like bar finishes, pedals, chairs and headgear
  • Helmets for riding a bike

Health

Water is higher risk; hence we suggest that you drink only nutrient water in bottles during your trip. A cage of standard nutrient water is always focused for in the start of the vehicle during trips as an urgent evaluate. Despite the high requirements, it is worth providing basic OTC medications for disappointed tummies, complications, pest attacks etc. Indian is a financially creating democratic republic and has worked very hard to control illnesses. Sufficient medical care is available in the major inhabitants' facilities, but is usually limited in the non-urban areas of the country. Many western worlds are utilizing the state-of-the-art healthcare services available in Indian. The cost of treatment is much less expensive here in comparison to the same features available in innovative nations.

The most important cause of sickness of tourists in Indian is food and water-borne illnesses. Malware, bacteria, or harmful bacteria can cause diarrhea. Attacks may cause simple diarrhea and throwing up, high temperature, or, in extraordinary instances, liver organ damage (hepatitis). Malaria is a avoidable disease that can create trouble if neglected. One can prevent disease by taking recommended anti-malarial drugs and defending against insect attacks. The areas you will be passing are Malaria-free. Make sure that your insurance provider includes illnesses and injuries overseas.

Precautions

  • Bring all the important medications and OTC medications. Do not ignore to have the brands as well as the general titles of the medications one needs to have.
  • Use a sun hat when revealed.
  • Consume a lot of liquids. Don't drink tap water. Use only bottled water which is always kept in the back of your automobile.
  • Bring your personal medical kit and pest resilient.
  • To avoid fungus and parasitic attacks, keep legs clean and dry, and do not go without shoes.
  • Do not eat food bought from road providers.
  • Do not drink drinks with ice.
  • Do not eat milk products unless it is known that they have been pasteurized.
  • Prevent managing creatures (especially apes, pets, and cats) to avoid attacks and serious illnesses.

Medical Information Update

Details given above are liable to change every now and then and one should contact the Native India tasks of the specific country or the government vacationer offices for more details.

Shopping

You will get possibilities en-route to do a bit of purchasing. However unless particularly requested for, our guide will not suggest any particular store. Neither we nor our driver/guides take any percentage on purchasing.

Spending Money

Every visitor will have different cash specifications and varying personal costs. Please assess your own spending routines while enabling for beverages, purchasing and falling. Also keep aside cash for extra costs like:

  • Foods which are not included
  • Emergencies
  • Optionally available activities /additional sightseeing
  • Shopping/Souvenirs

Foreign Exchange

As Indian currency value tend to go up and down, make reference to the following website for daily return rates: www.xe.com.

Airport Taxes

There is no airport terminal or leaving taxation from any airport terminal of India.

Exclusions

  • Insurance Policy - Please take your own Insurance
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Laundry
  • Telephone bills
  • Cycles
  • Support Vehicle, parking, toll, driver's allowances
  • Cycling guide
  • Breakfast at all destination
  • All Accommodation on Full board
  • First Aid Kid
  • Backup of Support Vehicle