Cycling in Rajasthan -

8 days, 7 nights

Visit :Udaipur, Jodhpur, Ranakpur, Kumbhalgarh, Sena, Guda Bheem Singh
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  • Includes : Insurance Accommodation

IS THIS TRIP FOR ME?

  • If you want to experience this picturesque city intimately, then this trip is definitely for you. However, it is important to note that since you will be covering a lot of uneven paths on a bike, it is imperative for participants to understand their strengths and physical capacity before signing up for this trip.
  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Inclusions
  • Price
  • Dates
  • Accommodation
  • Things to Carry
  • Travel Tips
  • Terms & Conditions

Highlights

  • Enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola
  • Explore the famous Kumbhalgarh Fort
  • Spend a night camping, enjoying local folk music and dance in Sena
  • Cycling Days
    • 05
  • Rest Days
    • 03
Start of Tour

Udaipur

Total Cycling Distance 270 KM.
End of Tour

Jodhpur

  • Day 1Arrive Udaipur
    • You are finally here! The beauty and enigma of Udaipur, must have already catapulted your spirits for the exciting journey you are about to embark on. But, since it's the first day, let's take it slow and give the body a chance to relax before it's time to roll. The best way to do this is by visiting the many sights and sounds that Udaipur is famous for. Let's start with a boat ride across the tranquil Pichola Lake, surrounded by the most magnificent views, followed by a guided walk to the City Palace. Be awed with its flamboyant style and grand architecture or the panoramic view of the cityscape.

      Relish dinner beside the lake and toast a fabulous start of the cycling expedition before calling it a night.

    • Meals - Lunch and dinner.
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  • Day 2Udaipur
    • The roads are calling, and you must go! But before that, it's time to enjoy a happy and healthy breakfast. Be ready to face a number of untreated roads, nooks and corners until you reach the beautiful, rural countryside that will give a chance to absorb the history and vibe of this place.

      As you roll across the winding pathways, notice the city unfolding its bright hues in front of your eyes. Witness village women dressed in vibrant colours, farmers hidden behind tall, feathered grasses and local animals like kingfishers, langurs, goats, cows and peacocks flocking this area. While enjoying the scenery, slow down a bit and give your legs some much-needed rest.

      When the sun is almost setting, make way towards Fateh Sagar, constructed by Maharana Jai Singh, and also visit Badi Lake to catch a beautiful view of the sun melting into the water below. Later, head towards the hotel to relax and savour dinner by the lake.

    • Riding distance - 45 km
    • Meals - Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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  • Day 3Udaipur - Kumbhalgarh
    • Today's ride is going to be a bit more strenuous than yesterday. Early in the morning take a shuttle that will deliver to a shaded spot from where the bicycles will be collected. Begin the journey to the town of Kumbhalgarh. On the way, halt at a few places such as the famous Dev Vasa - Home of the God. It is situated in a natural setting, which gives the place a very refreshing and serene atmosphere. Next, stop at the Sashra Bahu Temples at Nagada, locally known as the Saas Bahu Temple. Although the temples are partially ruined, you can still view the stunning artisanry, splendour and symmetry. Somewhere in between, break for lunch. Make the most of this chance to stretch those weary legs and take in stunning views.

      Once everyone's feeling fresh and re-energised, it's time to continue cycling downhill to Kumbhalgarh. This journey will take closer to the Aravalli, which is an eroded stub of ancient mountains. From here, the roads will lead towards the last stop for the day, Kumbhalgarh Fort, a historic fort town. This fort is encircled by 13 elevated mountain peaks and is also known as 'Badal Mahal', which literally means the Palace of Clouds.

    • Riding distance - 40 km
    • Meals - Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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  • Day 4Kumbhalgarh - Ranakpur
    • As the sun rises behind the Kumbhalgarh Fort, let's prepare for an exciting day ahead. Post a hearty breakfast, hit the road and pedal the way through the gorgeous countryside, which is simply waiting to be explored. Cross the remote villages and plain land for gallops, painting a picture that looks like something out of dream. Later, stop for lunch and soak in all the beauty surrounding this region.

      The second leg of the journey will lead to the famous Jain pilgrimage site, which confirms the fact that you are about to reach the last destination for the day - Ranakpur. The temples of Ranakpur are acclaimed worldwide for their superb architecture and intricate carvings on the walls and doors. On arrival, check in to the hotel and relax for the rest of the evening.

    • Riding distance - 50 km
    • Meals - Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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  • Day 5Ranakpur - Sena
    • After a tiring journey, wake up feeling refreshed and energised for another thrilling adventure. Once all the riders are up and done with their breakfasts, head towards the destination for the day, which is also one of the highlights of this trip - the Leopard Country in Sena. Sena is an unexplored destination in Rajasthan that lies in the lap of the Aravalli Range. Once you are halfway through, stop for a relaxing lunch with spectacular views.

      Thereafter, continue the ride and reach the destination before the sun sets. Everyone can check into the camp and relax for a while. As the afternoon melts into evening, it's time to grab those cameras and climb aboard the awaiting jeeps for a leopard safari. Sena is popular for these fierce cats who roam freely and can be spotted running and playing in the wild. This place is bound to stun you with its raw appeal. After an exhilarating journey, return to the camp site and enjoy a good BBQ, while being entertained by local artists.

    • Riding distance - 50 km
    • Meals - Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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  • Day 6Sena - Guda Bheem Singh
    • Wake up to chirping of birds and get ready to explore another hidden gem that lies in a corner. Post breakfast, leave the mountains behind and head towards a place known as shepherd village, more popularly known as Guda Bheem Singh village. On the way, cross several villages and also come across 'Rabari', the camel-herding nomads settled in Rajasthan.

      On reaching the destination, cycle to the Rabari's homestead and experience the lifestyle of the locals.

    • Riding distance - 50 km
    • Meals - Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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  • Day 7Guda Bheem Singh - Jodhpur
    • After all the twists and turns, sightseeing and more, today travel straight to Jodhpur, the last leg of the journey. But before stepping out and getting on the bikes, let's enjoy a toothsome breakfast and head out from the shepherd village, thanking the hosts for the comfortable stay. On the way, reacquaint with the scintillating colours of the countryside, which will unveil itself in front your eyes. Don't forget to stop and click pictures or simply soak in all the surrounding beauty. After riding for a good 35 kilometres, halt for lunch at a local restaurant to savour the flavours of Rajasthan.

      Say goodbye to your bikes and drive the rest of the way to Jodhpur. Arrive in Jodhpur before sun set, which gives enough time to explore the city's heritage and monuments like the Mehrangarh Fort, one of the largest forts in India and definitely one of the most awe-inspiring. Don't forget to lay eyes on the cenotaphs at the famous Jaswant Thada that will stun with its spectacular architecture and intricate artisanry. Also discover the local markets that will allow you to shop and explore items specifically made in this part of the world. Later, head towards the hotel and enjoy a gala dinner.

      Since it is the last day of the journey, make sure to enjoy every bit with fellow riders, click pictures and make memories. Because when the sun rises tomorrow, it's going to bring the end of this fascinating journey.

    • Riding distance - 35 km
    • Meals - Dinner.
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  • Day 8Depart Jodhpur
    • Make sure to pack your bags and all the memories collected on this journey safely, because now, it's time to head home. Like the usual routine, let's enjoy the breakfast first and then, head to the airport.

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    • Meals - Breakfast.
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Inclusions

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Transfers on private basis.
  • Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary on seat in coach basis.
  • Services of an English speaking guide.
  • Mechanic for cycle repair.
  • Cycling tour leader.
  • Drinks, refreshments and snacks on cycling days.
  • Support vehicle as per group size.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Cycle hire.

Exclusions

  • International air ticket.
  • Airport taxes.
  • Visa charges.
  • Meals, tips, laundry, telephone, optional excursions and other items of a personal nature.
  • Cost of foreign exchange for personal use.
  • Any items or services not specified in the itinerary 'HOLIDAY PRICE INCLUDES' head.
  • Goods and Services Tax of 5%.

Price - Valid till 31 Mar 2020

Hub Twin Sharing Accommodation
Ex Udaipur 51,500*
* These prices are applicable for 8-10 adventurers. But if you’re looking to venture off the beaten path with your own gang, we’ll be happy to craft an exclusive adventure for you!

Dates

Wish to go on this adventure? Just give us a shout and we’ll make it happen for you! Your dates, your budget!

Accommodation

Hotel, homestay, resort and camp with standard amenities.

Things to Carry

  • Good walking shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen (highest possible)
  • Headgear for sunny days
  • Cotton clothing for summer days, light woollen clothes for evenings and heavy woollens for winter
  • Shorts for hiking and walking around town
  • 2 pairs cycling shorts
  • 2 cycling tops
  • 2 pairs cycling socks
  • 1 pair cycling shoes
  • Rear panniers, with extra pockets
  • Front panniers
  • Saddle bag
  • Cycling gloves
  • Bike Buddy' bottle cage/water bladder
  • Knee pads and elbow pads

Travel Tips

  • Type of Food

    Rajasthani cuisine is largely influenced by the scarce availability of ingredients in the arid areas and the war-like lifestyle of the kings who lived here. Typically, you will find dishes that can last for several days and which don't need to be re-heated right before being eaten. Some of the most popular dishes here include bajre ki roti, made of millet flour, gheriya and paniya, which are specialities from the Mewar region, and mawa kachori, which is popular in Jodhpur. In Udaipur, you will be able to tickle your taste buds on Mewari curries, a variety of street food, and delectable thaalis, which serve up a generous helping of multiple vegetables accompanied with chutneys, rotis, rice, and lentils.

  • Clothes to Carry

    • Good walking shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen (highest possible)
    • Headgear for sunny days
    • Cotton clothing for summer days, light woollen clothes for evenings and heavy woollens for winter
    • Shorts for hiking and walking around town

  • Equipment Checklist

    • 2 pairs cycling shorts
    • 2 cycling tops
    • 2 pairs cycling socks
    • 1 pair cycling shoes
    • Rear panniers, with extra pockets
    • Front panniers
    • Saddle bag
    • Cycling gloves
    • Bike Buddy' bottle cage/water bladder
    • Knee pads and elbow pads

  • Our Crew

    English speaking tour leader. Cycling expert with local guide.

  • Medical facilities Available

    Our tour leaders are certified and trained in wilderness first response and equipped with skills to deal with a range of medical problems associated with adventure travel. A full sized first aid kit will be carried during the trip. Participants must carry any specific personal medication that they consume along with sunscreen lotion and multivitamin tablets.

  • Books to Read

    Padmini - The Spirited Queen of Chittor by Mridula Behari - This is a story about Queen Padmini, who was popular around the country for her beauty. Unfortunately, this very beauty becomes the cause of her death when an ambitious sultan, Ala-ud-din Khilji becomes infatuated with her. He reaches her doorstep and lays siege to the fort, hoping to catch a glimpse of her beauty. This leads to a war, which the Rajputs eventually lose. In order to escape captivity, Padmini chooses death by jauhar, a Hindu custom of mass self-immolation practised by women to avoid being captured by the enemy. Written from Padmini's perspective, this novel is a fabulous re-telling of an old tale that we are all familiar with.

    Havelis - A Living Tradition of Rajasthan by Shikha Jain - This is the first comprehensive book that tells the story of the medieval towns in Rajasthan. It tracks the evolution of havelis and their transformation over the years. The book draws its information from regional books, fictional tales and folklore and brings to you a compilation of over 150 havelis situated in different towns of Rajasthan. So if you are some who's fascinated by the architecture and art present in this city, read this book before you witness it yourself.

  • Approximate Group Size

    10 - 15 guests.

  • Money to carry

    INR 5000.

  • Tipping

    Restaurants and hotels generally include a service charge to the bill. Any additional tipping is optional. However, bellboys and porters will gratefully accept a tip of around Rs. 50. While it is not compulsory to tip taxi or rickshaw drivers, hired car drivers can be tipped on the basis of excellence in service.

Testimonials

Ria Vardhan

I just completed the Manali to Leh cycling expedition with Trip360. This route straddles six mighty passes, difficult terrains, hairpin bends, blind curves and gut-wrenching descents but the serenity of the mountains and breath-taking views make it gratifying.
Being the only girl on board, safety was my greatest concern but Saurabh Kapur, the expedition leader was very considerate and ensured that I had a delightful experience. From transport, logistics, professional bicycles, support vehicles, delicious food, comfortable tents, experienced leaders and cooperative staff everything was commendable. The smallest needs were accommodated with utmost priority. Dry fruits, chocolates, fruits, water were always at our disposal during the ride. A big thank you to the entire team!

Vikram Seth, CA

I've just finished the Mumbai to Goa 8 day cycling tour with Trip360 and I have to say it was a superb experience in all aspects.
Having done 2 self supported cycling tours abroad I am indeed pleasantly surprised that a tour of this type is being organised in India and at a great price.
The route is fantastic with great views. It's a must do ride for any cycling enthusiast.
The tour lead Abhishek Naik being a good rider himself, was brilliant. He knew the route at the back of his hand and kept giving us briefings, tips and motivation to get through the many climbs. Hydration , Energy bars, food and the Support vehicle were always at hand.
Our stay was at comfortable hotels and home stays with very scenic views and fresh food.
Though I had earlier considered doing this tour on my own with some friends ....I would clearly think that Trip360 is the best option hands down. On any cycling tour one wants to get up in the morning and clip it. Since everything was so well organised we could do exactly that.
Given the quality of trip and facilities offered it was great value for money.

Chaitanya Dhande

This was my first ever midnight cycle ride after almost a decade. I rode 42km without any hassle, not just because I am super-amazing but because it was organized and planned so well.

I am almost a beginner and hence needed a proper guidance to ride this long continuously, I feel the Trip360 leader is one of the reasons to make this amazing thing happen and of course all the other volunteers too. We maintained proper speed, reached on time meanwhile our guide was looking after the directions, guidance and most importantly the slow members in the group.

It was my fun-filled experience and now would love to buy my own bicycle and keep riding on a regular basis. Thank you trip360 for a wonderful ride and a good bicycle.

Why Cycle With Us

  • 1
    Ride Handpicked Routes

    Our routes are hand-picked, and ensure the best off-beat experiences along the most scenic tracks.

  • 2
    Stay With Locals

    We offer accommodation in homestays, farmhouses and monuments, so you live like the locals do

  • 3
    Eat Home-Cooked Meals

    Our meals are made with the freshest, most authentic ingredients. You eat what the locals eat.