Cycle Rajasthan

15 Days | Cycle through Rajasthan’s cities, villages and serene countryside

5 out of 5 based on 33 reviews submitted.
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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 ‘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.

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 62 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 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.

Is this trip right for you?
  • To complete this trip, it’s important that you’re 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.
  • 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 - INR1000
  • 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 33 reviews submitted.
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Wendy · Traveled April 2024
I can’t recommend this trip highly enough. We saw so many amazing sights and the cycling gave us a glimpse into Indian village life. The trip was so well organised an incredible experience.
Review submitted 20 Apr 2024

Keith · Traveled April 2024
If you enjoy cycling and want to see the real India there is no better way than to join Intrepid on the 15-day Cycle Rajasthan tour. You will not be disappointed.
Review submitted 22 Apr 2024

Derek · Traveled April 2024
Cycle Rajasthan is a cultural experience embrassing all of the sights, sounds and flavours that Rajasthan can offer. It is an amazing experience and I would without reservation recommend this trip to everyone who enjoys combing cycling with sightseeing.
Review submitted 20 Apr 2024

Stephen · Traveled March 2024
After the first day the cycling was pretty modest for a fit cyclist. We saw a lot of the real India and the big tourist honeypot places. The safari isn't up to African standards but still worthwhile. The trip leader Saby and support crew were all very friendly and competent.
Review submitted 27 Mar 2024

Gary · Traveled February 2024
This is an amazing trip, that will leave you breathless with the wonder that is India and its people. The mix of cycling and cultural visits is perfectly balanced, so that you'll return with a different perspective on the world.
Review submitted 10 Mar 2024
Cycle Rajasthan
From
GBP £1,540