Cycle Rajasthan

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The northern province of Rajasthan is awash with all the colours of India, and the best way to immerse yourself in local life is of course on two wheels. Over 15 days, you’ll explore Delhi’s wonders, wander the streets of Jaipur (the Pink City), cycle to the holy lake of Pushkar where pilgrims cleanse their sins, and the White City of Udaipur, known as the ‘V...
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Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Take the road less travelled and cycle through the rural villages and serene countryside of Rajasthan, passing old settlements, traditional architecture and authentic rural life.
    • Ride through India’s countryside away from the tourist track, beyond the icons and to landscapes that offer authentic glimpses into the real life of locals.
    • Tick the Taj Mahal off your bucket list – one of the Seven Wonders of the World, this iconic structure is also one of the most recognisable buildings on earth and is a must-see for any trip to India.
    • Discover the rich history and wander the amazing architecture of the Amber Fort, just outside of Jaipur, with the expertise of a local guide by your side.
    • Search for wildlife in the jungle of Ranthambhore National Park – the best place to see wild tigers in Rajasthan. As well as the resident striped beasts, you can also look out for leopards, wild boar, hyenas, nilgai and local birdlife.

What's this trip about?

    The northern province of Rajasthan is awash with all the colours of India, and the best way to immerse yourself in local life is of course on two wheels. Over 15 days, you’ll explore Delhi’s wonders, wander the streets of Jaipur (the Pink City), cycle to the holy lake of Pushkar where pilgrims cleanse their sins, and the White City of Udaipur, known as the ‘Venice of the East’. Ride through the Chittorgarh countryside, stay in a 16th-century castle, search for tigers in the Ranthambhore National Park, catch some rest in a 400-year-old first and then set your sights on the Taj Mahal in Agra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. With plenty of opportunity to meet locals, sip on chai and feast on the delicious local cuisine – you'll fall even harder for India’s allure.

Details

Itinerary focusActive and Outdoor Sports
Group sizeSmall Group - max of 16 people
Age range14 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityDelhi
End CityDelhi

Travel Themes

  • Cycling & Biking
  • Hiking & Walking
  • Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing

Destinations

  • Asia
  • India

Attractions

  • Agra
  • Delhi
  • Jaipur
  • Rajasthan
  • Red Fort
  • Taj Mahal
  • Udaipur

Activities

  • Adventure & Adrenaline
  • Cycling

Trip includes

    • Delhi - Visit to the Jama Masjid Mosque
    • Delhi - Sheeshganj Gurudwara (Sikh Temple)
    • Delhi - Leader-led Old Delhi walking & rickshaw tour
    • Jaipur - Leader-led walking & market tour
    • Jaipur - Amber Fort
    • Pushkar - Leader-led walking tour
    • Udaipur - Leader-led walking tour
    • Udaipur - City Palace
    • Ranthambhore National Park - Morning Wildlife Safari
    • Madhogarh - Leader-led village walk
    • Agra - Taj Mahal
    • Agra - Agra Fort

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Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1 Delhi

Namaste! Welcome to India. Your adventure begins in Delhi with a welcome meeting at 6 pm tonight. If you arrive early, there are plenty of things to see and do –maybe visit the World Heritage-listed Humayun's Tomb or the 12th-century Qutub Minar. As the former residen...

Day 2 Jaipur

Today starts on the bike with an early morning warm-up ride. For the rest of the day, you’ll take a tour through the main sights of Delhi in a private vehicle. Explore 2000-year-old Old Delhi and visit the Jama Masjid – Delhi's oldest and India’s largest mosque. Then,...

Day 3 Jaipur

This morning, explore the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur by private vehicle and on foot. Visit the Amber Fort – set atop a hill that overlooks Maota Lake, the fort is a gorgeous example of Rajput architecture. Entering the Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors) is a particularly memor...

Day 4 Pushkar

Depart Jaipur after breakfast and mount your bike for a ride to the town of Naraiana. On the way, you’ll pass several forts and make a few stops for photo ops. When you arrive, you’ll drive the last leg to the sacred city of Pushkar. Tonight, head out on a guided walk...

Day 5 Udaipur

Spend the day cycling half the way to the ‘White City’ of Udaipur.You’ll ride on small, quiet roads that roll through red soil, fields and small farms, stopping in Beawar. Hop in the support vehicle for the rest of the journey. Known as the ‘Venice of the East’, Udaip...

Day 6 Udaipur

Spend the day touring the sights of Udaipur with the group today. You’ll wind through narrow streets to the City Palace complex on the banks of Lake Pichola, which is the largest palace in Rajasthan. Pop into the impressive Jagdish Temple, dedicated to the Lord Vishnu...

Day 7 Pangarh

Start your day with a bike ride through the Chittorgarh countryside, before boarding the support vehicle for the last stretch to Chittaurgarh. When you arrive, you’ll climb back on the bikes and cycle through the hills towards Bijaipur. From here, you’ll avoid the mai...

Day 8 Bijaipur

This morning, say goodbye to the campsite and cycle through farmlands to the village of Bijaipur. On the way, you’ll witness local rural life in action and, depending on the season, opium poppy fields in harvest. In Bijaipur, you’ll stay in the 16th-century Castle Bij...

Day 9 Bundi

After breakfast, cycle on to Bundi – one of the most popular tourist destinations in Rajasthan, famous for its intricate architecture, cultural heritage and rich history. When you arrive, you’ll explore the town on a leader-led walking tour. Wander the narrow streets ...

Day 10 Ranthambhore National Park

Today, ride to Ranthambhore National Park. Once a hunting ground for the Maharajas of Jaipur, this park is now a major wildlife park and the best place in Rajasthan to see tigers in the wild. You’ll arrive in the late afternoon, so you’ll have plenty of time to rest up for an early safari tomorrow.

Day 11 Ranthambhore National Park

Embark on a safari before dawn this morning, in search of leopards, wild boar, hyenas, nilgai, birds and of course, the resident tigers. Deep in the jungle of the park is Ranthambhore Fort – founded in AD944, the ruins of Badal Mahal and the Hammirs Court pavilions hi...

Day 12 Madhogarh

Today is your final day of cycling. Depart Ranthambhore and drive to the small town of Lalsot, where you’ll hop on your bikes. Surrounded by hills, you’ll start the ride through farmland and small villages, making your way to Madhogarh and arriving by the late afterno...

Day 13 Agra

Today, travel by bus to Agra – a city of temples, gardens and palaces, rich in Mughal heritage. Today is also the day you visit the Taj Mahal – one of the Seven Wonders of the World, this iconic structure was built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his wife Mumta...

Day 14 Delhi

This morning you’ll take a tour the spectacular Red Fort. Founded by Emperor Akbar in the 16th century, its sandstone walls once enclosed the imperial city of the Mughal rulers. Wander around the fort’s palaces, mosques and halls before the afternoon drive back to Del...

Day 15 Delhi

There are no activities planned after breakfast today and your adventure comes to an end. You're free to leave at any time after check out. If you'd like to extend your stay, just get in touch with your booking agent ahead of time to organise additional accommodation.

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Accommodation

Hotel (10 nights),heritage property (3 nights),deluxe permanent tent (1 night),

Transportation & Flights

Bicycle,support vehicle,train,metro,cycle rickshaw,safari canter bus,

Transportation & flights

Bicycle,support vehicle,train,metro,cycle rickshaw,safari canter bus
Guides
All Intrepid cycling group trips are accompanied by one of our cycling leaders. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. Intrepid endeavours to provide the services of an experienced leader however, due to the seasonality of travel, rare situations may arise where your leader is new to a particular region or training other group leaders. Our cycling leaders are all passionate cyclists, as you’d expect, but they also go through some pretty rigorous cycle-trip specific training. Each one has undergone on-road training and supervision and knows how to do safety checks, basic repairs and emergency first-aid. And at the end of the day they’re still regular Intrepid leaders, which means they will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the places visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. At Intrepid we aim to support local guides who have specialised knowledge of the regions we visit. If you were interested in delving deeper into the local culture at a specific site or location then your leader can recommend a local guide service in most of the main destinations of your trip.
Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is compulsory on all our trips for those travelling internationally. We require that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. If you are travelling within your home country or region please confirm before travel that you are entitled to access the public medical system easily should an accident occur. We strongly recommend all travellers have a policy that also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage or personal effects. For international trips, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance and the insurance company's 24-hour emergency contact number has been sighted by your group leader or local representative. If you have credit card insurance your group leader or local representative will require details of the participating insurer/underwriter, the level of coverage, policy number, and emergency contact number rather than the bank's name and your credit card details. Please contact your bank for these details prior to arriving in-country. For travellers who reside within the European Union, Switzerland or USA the requirement to purchase travel insurance cannot be compulsory. However the purchase of travel insurance is still highly recommended, and travellers from these regions who decline travel insurance when travelling outside of their home region must sign a Travel Insurance Waiver Form at the Group Meeting, recognizing personal responsibility for emergency medical and repatriation costs should they arise. For assistance with travel insurance or other services, please visit the link below: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/booking-resources/our-services
Visa requirements
PASSPORT You’ll need a valid passport to travel internationally and most countries require your passport to have a minimum of 6 months validity, so remember to check the expiry date. We need your passport information to get everything ready for your trip so it’s important that the information on your booking matches your passport exactly. Please take care to provide the correct details. We recommend carrying a copy of the photo page of your passport while travelling and leaving a copy at home with family or friends. VISAS & ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Many countries require a visa and obtaining the correct visa for your trip and any countries you may transit through is your responsibility. We recommend you check your visa requirements as soon as you have booked your trip. This will ensure you have time to prepare your documents and for your visa application to be processed. You can check the entry requirements for your nationality on your government's foreign travel advisories, consular websites or on our page here:  www.intrepidtravel.com/visa-entry-requirements NATIONAL PARKS: In order to obtain permits and safari bookings for national parks in India, we require a scanned colour copy of the bio page of your passport at the time of booking. Your safari arrangements cannot be completed without this information. ADDRESS FOR VISA APPLICATIONS: If you require an address for Visa Applications in India, please use: Intrepid India 25/3 East Patel Nagar Delhi 110008 Phone: +91 11 4500 6400
Health & Safety
https://www.intrepidtravel.com/safety-guidelines PETTY THEFT AND PERSONAL SAFETY While travelling there is always the risk of pick-pocketing and petty theft, particularly in the more touristy cities. We recommend that you exercise caution when walking alone at night and encourage you to walk together and only on main, well-lit thoroughfares. Be particularly vigilant on public transport. Simple measures like carrying your day pack on your front, not hanging your bag over the back of your chair or on the floor and wearing a money belt will reduce any chance that your valuables should go missing. SEAT BELTS: Please be aware that local laws governing transportation safety may differ from those in your home country and not all the transport which we use is able to provide seat belts. We take safety seriously on all our trips, but cycling tours deserve a few special considerations. HELMETS: Helmets are compulsory and we do not allow anyone to ride without one (including our own staff!). You can bring your own, or purchase one that meets international safety standards on the ground. Your leader can assist with this. FOOTWEAR For safety reasons we strongly recommend that you wear shoes that cover the toes while riding. SUPPORT VEHICLES We usually have a support vehicle following us if first-aid is ever necessary or people are feeling too tired to ride. BIKES: Our bikes are serviced regularly, and we get them checked by experts before each and every trip. Should you choose to bring your own please note that while we are happy to assist where we can with repairs you are responsible for the safety and suitability of your own equipment. TRAFFIC AND DRIVING ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROAD: Depending on where you come from please note that drivers in this part of the world may drive on the opposite side of the road from what you are used to. Look both ways before crossing any road. Traffic can be a little more chaotic than you might be used to at home. Be aware! There are times when traffic conditions make sections of our planned riding route unsafe – in this instance we will use the support vehicle. WEATHER Due to inclement weather posing a serious health or safety issue there may be times when we use the support vehicle instead of doing the planned ride. We will endeavour to reroute if possible but at times may have to cancel the planned ride. FESTIVALS - HOLI & DIWALI: Travelling in India and Nepal during Holi can at times be unsafe - drinking and drug use is more widespread during this holiday. Your leader/guide will advise your group on what places to avoid on the day. It may be necessary to alter your itinerary for the day. Diwali (a lunar festival generally held from mid October to mid November every year) is celebrated by local people letting off fireworks in the street. It can be very noisy for several days with extra pollution caused by fireworks. As there are no restrictions on buying fireworks in India there are often injuries caused by people exploding them inappropriately. During this festival your leader/guide may be required to alter your itinerary to avoid large crowds gathering and using fireworks.
Age Requirements
14 years and up
Additional Information

Finish point

  • Hotel Singh Sahib
  • 8/34, W.E.A. Satbharawan School Road
  • Karol Bagh
  • Delhi
  • 110005
  • INDIA
  • Phone: +91 96255 05750
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