The rustic and rural Rajasthan is away from busy tourist trail. Cycling through the back roads of Rajasthan we explore small villages nestling happily on uneven surface of land and local lifestyle of people. A small ridge of trees, rustic huts with their roofs covering of straw, drooping camels, chewing dried grass and hay, children always smiling is what these villages are all about. The journey is phenomenal for cyclists looking to explore beyond monuments.
Cycling / Terrain
This itinerary allows for average daily distance of approximately 30-50 kms. This is designed to enjoy the cycling through the rural life and meet the people of Rajasthan. The vehicle will accompany and en-route make stop for bottled water and Juices for the cyclist. A nice way of sharing different experiences encountered on the way. The support vehicle will always travel behind the last cyclist. If you wish to take a break from riding wait at the side of the road and supporting vehicle will pick you up.
January to mid-April and October to December is the best time to cycle in Rajasthan. Average temperatures range from max of 25°C and minimum of 27°C. The desert sun is not so intense and the days are cool and pleasant, perfect for cycling. Please bring a sun hat, sun cream and sunglasses. The mornings and evenings are generally cool and mild, however, January and late December can be very cold. Please bring a jumper/windcheater and a sweater/shawl. There is no humidity and little or no rain can be expected. For detailed travel kit recommendations, please refer to our FAQ section.
|Rural Village Country side Bicycle Tour|
|(10 Nights / 11 Days)|
Delhi – Udaipur – Kumbhalgarh – Rawala Jojawar – Pushkar – Sawarda – Jaipur – Bharatpur – Agra - Delhi
|Day 1: Arrive Delhi (By International Airport)|
You will be acknowledged and warmly welcomed at the Delhi Airport. Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, our representatives will greet you and welcome you with a floral garland as you exit the Arrivals Terminal following which you will be transferred to your hotel.
|Day 2: Delhi - Udaipur||(Overnight Train)|
In the afternoon we check out from the hotel for Lunch. After lunch we shall start the day for sightseeing of New Delhi. The tour through Majestic Delhi includes a visit to the Qutub Minar, the tallest stone tower in India. Qutub-ud-din Aibak started it in 1199. Then visit Humayun’s tomb, built by the widow of the second Mughal Emperor, Humayun, it is an outstanding monument in the Indo-Persian style, a precursor of the Taj Mahal. The tour also includes a drive past the imposing India Gate, the Parliament building and the Rastrapathi Bhawan, the President’s residence. After exploring New Delhi we head towards Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station to board the overnight train for Udaipur.
|Day 3: Udaipur||(Drive 40 Kms / Cycling - 30 Kms)|
On your arrival at Udaipur our representative will assist you at Udaipur Railway Station and you shall be transferred to the Hotel. Post breakfast you will spend whole day for sightseeing of the beautiful city of Udaipur, with the local guide. Take the grand tour to the City Palace, a well-fortified, majestic monument. The main entrance is a triple-arched gate named the Tripolia which was built in 1725. Visit to the Jagdish Temple, which is a 16th-century temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Later you can drive past the Fateh Sagar Lake and visit Sahelion-ki-Bari, the Garden of the Maids-of-Honor. Later in the afternoon, you take a boat cruise on Lake Pichola to visit Jag Mandir Palace which covers almost four acres and is noted for its marble pavilion and an imposing dome. After local sightseeing in the evening you will meet our cycling team. We stay overnight in Udaipur.
|Day 4: Udaipur – Kumbalgarh||(Drive 30 Kms / Cycling - 40)|
This morning you proceed towards Kumbalgarh & Ranakpur partly on cycle and the rest of it in the wagon. The route stays away from the main road and follows a quieter series of back roads and allows us to see the mesmerizing rural life of India. It can be hot cycling in India but the vehicle support will be on hand if required for a four-wheeled break. You cycle to the Kumbhalgarh Fort. Embraced in the cluster of thirteen mountain peaks of the Aravali ranges, this formidable medieval citadel is encompassed by a 36 km long boundary wall. We stay overnight in Kumbalgarh.
|Day 5: Kumbalgarh - Rawla Jojawar||(Drive 25 Kms / Cycling - 45 Kms.)|
This morning we partly drive & cycle towards Jojawar. We shall start cycling from Kumbhalgarh to Jojawar via Desuri. The landscape is fascinating with the enthralling Aravali Hills and forests all around. The camel, cattle & sheep herders – The Rebaris are a tribal group only to be found here and you can interact with the tribals. Rawla Jojawar has been created after refurbishing the old fort which has always been a magnificently hotel. Generations after generations have been living here since 1780. We stay overnight in Rawla Jojawar.
|Day 6: Rawala Jojawar – Pushkar||(Drive 110 Kms / Cycling - 50 Kms.)|
You’ll cycle to the little garrison fort amongst the Aravalli hills. You’ll later bike out for Pushkar. Pushkar, a trivial town of Rajasthan is known for its annual camel fair in the month of November. Pushkar is a very important center for the Hindus. It is a Lake-side town with several temples and bathing Ghats and all over the year the disciples visit Pushkar the holy city. We stay overnight in Pushkar.
|Day 7: Pushkar – Sawarda||(Drive 50 Kms / Cycling - 40 Kms)|
This morning you’ll be escorted from your hotel by our escorts and you cycle towards Sawarda. Fort Sawarda has a gratified history and has seen some of the most significant times of its history. You’ll cycle to Sambhar Lake in a loop. Embedded in its own beauty and rich in salt, the Sambhar Lake remains nature’s blessing to arid Rajasthan. We stay overnight in Sawarda.
|Day 8: Sawarda – Jaipur||(Drive 50 Kms / No Cycling)|
This morning you’ll be driven to Jaipur. The “Pink City”, is the capital of Rajasthan state. Jaipur is worldwide famous for its Architecture, monuments, Palaces, Art and Craft, Culture and its unique cuisines. The sightseeing will start from the ancient capital of Amber to see the fabulous Amber Fort Maharaja Mansingh, Mughal Emperor Akbar’s most successful General, started the construction of Amber Fort in the 17th century. Before the City Palace was constructed in Jaipur, Amber was the seat of power. After lunch visit City Palace, Jantar Mantar (medieval observatory) and Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), etc. We can stay in Jaipur.
|Day 9: Jaipur – Bharatpur||(Drive 150 Kms / Cycling - 55 Kms)|
On the 9th day morning a drive you’ll cycle towards the mesmerizing country sites of Abhaneri, Delari, Kolva, Kolwa until you come back on the main Agra Jaipur highway at Dausa. Lunch at Abhaneri. After lunch we drive to Bharatpur we stop over at the Keoladeo Ghana bird sanctuary formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary in Rajasthan. Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary sees a thousand of rare and highly endangered birds such as the Siberian Crane come here during the winter season. Over 230 species of birds are known to have made the National Park their home.. We stay overnight in Bharatpur.
|Day 10: Bharatpur – Agra||(Drive 45 Kms / Cycling - 40 Kms)|
On the 10th day morning you’ll start cycling to from Keoladeo National Park, Later you’ll continue cycling to Fatehpur Sikri the last day of the cycling. After lunch we visit Fatehpur Sikri. Emperor Akbar built the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri in 1569, in righteousness of the great Saint Sheikh Salim Chisti who sanctified Akbar and prophesized the birth of the three sons to the heirless Emperor. After visit Fatehpur Sikri you’ll be driven to Agra.
|Day 11: Agra - Delhi||(Drive- 210 Kms)|
Post breakfast you’ll be visiting the Agra fort and Red Fort. The Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great ruled an empire that stretched across North India from 1556 to 1605. His reign was considered the pinnacle of Mughal rule in India. Upon your arrival in Delhi you’ll be proceed for the farewell dinner and in time transfer to the international airport to be connected international flight.
Bicycles (Man & Ladies)
Compiled specifically for your needs
We provide you the following bicycles:
- Y-shape frame with low step-through
- Frame sizes of 44 cm, 48 cm, 52 cm and 56 cm
- 7-gear-derailleur with free-wheel
All bicycles are equipped with a precise Shimano gearshift, Shimano V-brakes with strong "bite", 28-inch hollow chamber rims, safety mudguards and a comfortable touring saddle.
Please Note: If you won´t be without your own saddle (without the post) or your own click pedals, please bring them with you and let your tour guide attach them to your bicycle..