Explore classic Rajasthan on an adventure tour through romantic India
The enchanting northern province of Rajasthan is awash with all the colours of India. On our cycling adventure we see all sides of this fascinating state. Cycling means that everything is slower and up close in India. Interact with the wonderful local population of small towns, drink chai under a roadside tree with friendly locals. From the opulence and splendour of Maharajahs' palaces to Holy Lakes and the beauty of the Taj Mahal this cycling adventure has it all.
Take the road less travelled as you cycle through the rural villages and majestic countryside of Rajasthan
Discover the rich history and architecture of Amber Fort, just outside of Jaipur, with the expertise of a local guide
Search for wildlife in the jungle of Ranthambhore National Park, the best place to see wild tigers in Rajasthan
Relive the legacy of the Rajput warriors by spending a night in a 400-year-old fort, which is now a family-run hotel surrounded by mango orchards
Marvel at the Taj Mahal, one of the most recognisable buildings in the world with the power to surprise even the most jaded traveller
To complete this trip it is important that you are both confident and competent in riding a bicycle.
This trip covers anywhere between 25 to 90 km of cycling each day, so a reasonable level of fitness is required, although you’ll have plenty of rest breaks. A support vehicle will also be with you at all times, so if you get tired you can jump in. This trip is suitable for those seeking an active adventure and is a wonderful way to see the sights of Rajasthan from a different perspective.
While riding the bikes you’ll be exposed to the elements, so please ensure you’re well prepared with waterproof clothing suitable for both warm and cold weather conditions.
We visit a number of temples on this trip, which requires a certain level of modesty. Please bring clothes that cover the arms and shoulders, with pants/skirts that go past the knee. A light-scarf is also ideal for covering shoulders and arms when it’s hot.
The Taj Mahal is currently undergoing mud pack therapy to restore its original colour. It is expected the dome will be covered in iron scaffolding during the process.
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1. A single supplement is available on this trip, please see trip notes for details.
2. Bicycle hire is included in your trip price. Please advise your height at time of booking so as we can organise a suitable sized bike.
3. Bike helmets are compulsory on this trip. We are unable to hire bike helmets locally so please ensure you bring your own bike helmet from home.
4. Intrepid requires a scanned colour copy of your passport bio page at time of booking to complete bookings for Ranthambhore National Park visit.
5. TAJ MAHAL DOME RESTORATIONS
Using mud pack therapy the Archaeological Survey of India is planning to clean the four small canopies around the main dome of the Taj Mahal from the start of April 2018. This will be followed by the cleaning of the main dome but that could take some time as ASI is yet to calculate its load bearing capacity. The ASI’s science branch officials have stated that cleaning the four canopies will take approximately 2 months while main dome cleaning will be completed in phases. We will continue to update as information becomes available.
6. During winter months (October-February), air pollution levels in parts of India can spike to hazardous levels. Severe pollution can increase the risk of respiratory problems. Those with pre-existing medical conditions, particularly heart and lung conditions, may be especially affected.
Our Cycle Rajasthan trips score an average of 4.86 out of 5 based on 66 reviews in the last year.
Cycle Rajasthan is iconic India experienced up close and personal. Cycling on back roads through villages and experiencing local hospitality and welcomes were a highlight. This is the last trip before summer. Some very hot temperatures but cycling done early in the day to avoid the heat of the day. Support crew is a hugely appreciated part of the trip. Our bus driver made us feel like we were in very safe hands. I would highly recommend this way of experiencing Rajasthan and its beautiful people.
Review submitted 27 Apr 2018
Fantastic trip and Maddy was a great leader. Wonderful to see the contrasting destinations along the route and compare the big cities with the rural villages.
Review submitted 27 Apr 2018