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.
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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.
From April 2017, the main dome of the Taj Mahal will undergo mud pack therapy to restore its original colour. It is expected the dome will be covered in iron scaffolding during the process which is expected to last a year.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Cycle Rajasthan trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
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. TAJ MAHAL DOME RESTORATIONS
The main dome on the Taj Mahal will undergo mud pack therapy due to begin in April 2017. It is likely the entire dome will be obscured by iron scaffolding. Portions of the white marble façade will be covered in mud and plastic sheets during the cleaning process. The restorations will be carried out in sections and the work on the dome is expected to last one year.
Our Cycle Rajasthan trips score an average of 4.94 out of 5 based on 50 reviews in the last year.
This is a fantastic cycling adventure - a great balance of physical activity and seeing beautiful sites around delightful Rajasthan! My favourite part was stopping in small villages along the way and having brief connections with locals - such a warm and friendly culture and attitude of welcome to tourists! I would suggest having 3 cycling outfits as washing along the way was not always available due to only staying one night in each place and handy to have a small cycling bag to strap onto your bike for phone etc. Wonderful trip and fantastic leader!
Review submitted 21 Jan 2018
Cycle Rajasthan will blow your mind away. Cycling is a great way to get to learn about a new place and never more so than Rajasthan. The riding was largely easy, a great variety in landscape and you will go places you would not see in the guidebooks. Memories that will stay for a lifetime.
Review submitted 21 Jan 2018