Cycle Rajasthan

15 Days | Explore classic Rajasthan on an adventure tour through romantic India

5 out of 5 based on 23 reviews submitted.
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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.

Trip overview

Map of Cycle Rajasthan including India
Start
Delhi, India
Finish
Delhi, India
Theme
Cycling
Destinations
India
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 14
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
HHXC
This trip generates 49.16 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • 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

Is this trip right for you?
  • 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.

Itinerary

Map of Cycle Rajasthan including India

Inclusions

Meals

9 breakfasts, 1 lunch

Transport

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

Accommodation

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

Activities
  • 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
Add on activities
  • Delhi - Qutub Minar - INR600
  • Delhi - Humayun's Tomb - INR600
  • Jaipur - City Palace - INR800
  • Jaipur - Jantar Mantar Observatory - INR200
  • Jaipur - Bollywood Movie at Raj Mandir Cinema - INR400
  • Udaipur - Cultural performance - INR250
  • Udaipur - Lake boat ride - INR500
  • Agra - Akbar's Mausoleum - INR300
  • Agra - Additional entries to Taj Mahal - INR1300

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Important notes

1. A Single Supplement is available on this trip, please ask your booking agent for more information.
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. On this trip we have a single leader that rides with the group, and another that drives the support vehicle (acting as a back marker where needed)
5. Intrepid requires a scanned copy of your passport bio page at time of booking to secure a permit for your Ranthambore National Park visit. Authorities at Ranthambhore NP follow a strict booking process whereby permits are issued on a first come first serve basis. If we do not receive correct passport details in time we cannot guarantee you on the tiger safari.
6. During winter months (Oct-Feb), 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.
7. Please provide your full name exactly as it appears on your passport at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on your passport. Fees may apply for adding or amending details within 45 days of departure, and in some cases, you will be required to cover the cost of issuing a new ticket.

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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 23 reviews submitted.
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Stephen · Traveled November 2023
This is the best of holidays! Cycling through remote villages, avoiding cows , dogs, goats and waving at locals is exciting and exhilarating. Visiting important historic sites is informative and, at times, awe inspiring. The intrepid team make sure you have the very best of times!
Review submitted 02 Dec 2023

Janice · Traveled November 2023
If you like to mix being active with exploring another culture and sightseeing, then this is the trip for you. I will never forget the experience of cycling through some of the rural villages and seeing the absolute delight of the faces of the children and locals as we pedalled through. Our tour leader, Bhupesh, was absolutely outstanding - his organisational skills, attention to detail and constant supply of information, all combined with a fabulous sense of humour meant that I experienced the trip of a lifetime. Thank you Bhupesh .
Review submitted 05 Dec 2023

Heather · Traveled November 2023
This was an amazing trip on so many levels. It was well planned with a wide range of cultural and spiritual experiences, a mix of wonderful architecture, local interaction in small villages, and peaceful time in nature. The accommodation and food were excellent, and we were in the hands of our wonderful, attentive guide, Anand. The cycling was a lot of fun. I can not recommend this trip enough!
Review submitted 18 Nov 2023

Timothy · Traveled November 2023
Superb itinerary with a perfect mix of cycling, sightseeing, tiger safari, cultural interaction and food! AK was a superb guide who went all out to provide an excellent travel experience. Accommodation exceeded expectations. Diwali celebrations added extra enjoyment. Such an amazing trip.
Review submitted 18 Nov 2023

Heather · Traveled September 2023
I recommend this trip to any physically fit person who enjoys adventure and culture. This tour was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I would have never been able to organize as a solo traveler.
Review submitted 28 Sep 2023
Cycle Rajasthan
From
EUR €1,317