cycling adventures

About Us

The beloved small active travel company

Our story

Our journey began on a 100km bicycle ride to a fishing camp near Bengaluru, immersing me in the great outdoors, where I was struck by the sheer joy of exploring the world on two wheels, powered by nothing but my own strength.

Inspired by this realization, we founded Art of Bicycle Trips, a boutique active travel company with an initial focus on providing unforgettable cycling journeys across Asia and beyond. We aim to offer our customers a one-of-a-kind travel experience that combines adventure, culture, and personal enrichment.

Our core focus on cycling allows us to deliver exceptional experiences that showcase the best of Asia & beyond. We work closely with some of the finest local specialists in each tour region to co-create every aspect of your itinerary, from designing to on-ground operations. This ensures that you get to experience the destination from a local perspective, with a keen attention to small and meaningful details.

We're incredibly proud of our loyal global clientele, and are recommended by 98% of our guests. This level of satisfaction is a testament to the great care that we take in designing our tours and feel a sense of pride in the thoughtfulness put into them.

At Art of Bicycle Trips, we believe that cycling is the perfect way to explore the world around us. We're passionate about sharing our love for cycling and the beauty of the world with you, and we're committed to providing you with an unforgettable adventure that leaves you with lasting memories.

Our guiding principles and business ethics

  • We believe cycling and hiking are a catalyst for a new paradigm based on the human traits of integrity, empathy, and transparency, and encourage people to follow along the same lines.
  • We are committed to being honest, transparent, and accurate when we communicate with customers, whether in advertising, product information, or more detailed travel outline.
  • We are committed to proactively dealing with issues and complaints if things go wrong and will make every effort to make it right.
  • We believe in small-scale units, communal ownership, and regional workplaces utilising local labour and resources.
  • We put sustainability at the core of business decisions and strive to achieve sustainable profitability. Sustainable profitability for a business means that an organisation provides a service or product that is both profitable and environmentally friendly.
  • We care about our planet and ask questions about the cost in human terms, in health and environment, through our actions.

Our leadership

pankaj mangal

Pankaj Mangal

Having undergone the rigmarole of meeting rooms and pie charts, Pankaj savors nothing but hot cups of tea and some local gossip with villagers in faraway places. The last many years have been largely on his set of wheels, since he set out to explore his own bizarre country - the long bumpy rides, traversing miles of isolated roads and sharing stories with strangers has been absolutely worth it!

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Dibin Devassy

After six years, Dibin was happy to leave Dubai’s clinically clean environs and come right back to exploring the wonderfully unkempt and thickly green landscape of good old Kerala on his cycle. Amongst the diverse Kerala experiences, Dibin loves the traditional cuisines and organic farming methods the most! If he’s not scouring through the Kerala trails, you will find him hooked to movies with an intellectual tug; Into the Wild is his favourite! Oh not to forget he has cycled from Bangalore to Ladakh in one month.

Cyclists Love Us, You Will Too.

Cassandra C from AU

5.0

My family and I loved our Vietnam tour

My family and I loved our Vietnam tour. The tour guides were able to tailor the tour to our needs and pace, which was greatly appreciated. The hotels that we stayed at were all very nice. We were able to ask the tour guides lots of questions that they answered, and we were able to put in requests that they always helped us with. Biking through Vietnam was the most perfect way to see the country. We went off the beaten track, saw the main tourist attractions and saw how the locals live. Highly reccomend!

Matt M. from US

5.0

EXCEPTIONAL

Like many travelers, I was worried about the reputation of "Art of Bicycles" before booking the trip because I had never used them before and I perused online reviews wherever I could find them... They were OVERWHELMINGLY positive and I was worried that it was too good to be true. Let me reassure you, they are absolutely EXCEPTIONAL! The forethought they put into our needs on the trip and the quick adjustments, kindness, and sense of urgency when anything additional was needed was just incredible. All of the accommodations were top notch and our guides were just AMAZING. I don't think we would have had even a fraction of the cultural experiences we enjoyed had we tried to do this trip ourselves. Art of Bicycles, you have won over a lifetime customer and I cannot wait for my next outing on the bike with you all at the helm. Thank you for taking such great care of us, and for the unforgettable experience!

James D. from US

5.0

We had a wonderful trip

We had a wonderful trip. The itinerary took us to places we didn't know we wanted to see and the pace was perfect. Our guide, Ky, was enjoyable to travel with, knowledgeable, and resourceful. The hotels and meals were amazing. I look forward to another Art of Bicycle Trips tour.