Best of Rajasthan Bike Tour
This tour is customized to the needs of the traveler short on time and high on adrenaline. From Udaipur, the city of lakes nestled in the valleys of the Aravallis, we travel in a Northwesterly direction towards the blue city of Jodhpur, sitting on the edge of the Thar desert. Along the way we get to meet nomadic herdsmen wandering from village to village with their flocks of sheep and camels, tribal women in brightly colored saris and intricate jewelry, and spot wildlife like the blackbuck and the blue bull. Every day we see geography change before our eyes as we ride from the mountains to the desert. This is one of the most popular cycling circuits in entire Rajasthan.
Udaipur | 13:00hrs
easy to moderate
50km or 30mi
Countryside CyclingRide past some of the most interior landscapes
|DAY 1||udaipur||Hotel Mahendra Prakash||D|
|DAY 2||Kumbhalgarh||Shahpura Kumbhalvillas||B, L, D||50km / 30mi||cycling|
|DAY 3||Ghanerao||Ghanerao||B, L, D||50km / 30mi||cycling|
|DAY 4||Jawai||Bagheera Bagh Jawai||B, L, D||40km / 24mi||cycling|
|DAY 5||Bhenswara||Ravla Bhenswara||B, L, D||60km / 36mi||cycling|
|DAY 6||Luni||Fort Chanwa||B, L, D||60km / 36mi||cycling|
|DAY 7||Jodhpur||Pal Haveli||B, L||30km / 18mi||cycling|
Accommodation - Casual Inns
Small luxury and boutique hotels that are true to their heritage and character and reflect local ethos are listed here as Casual Inns. They hold within them an unassuming charm and regional character that is an extension of the destination itself. Most of them fall under the 3-star or 4-star category with a possible mix of homestays.
We have chosen them carefully so that you are well-rested; get a drift of the local character or an enthralling view from your verandah. The above brief itinerary gives you a clickable list of hotels for your perusal.
Day 1: udaipur
Udaipur can be a jumble of sights, sounds, and smells but is an absolute must for travelers. On the first day of the trip, our guide meets at your hotel at 13:00, and we cover some Udaipur highlights – a guided walk of the City Palace. The City Palace is enclosed in a large complex on the banks of Lake Pichola and has many more palaces inside.
Enjoy walking the old market and eating street food at Paliwal Kachori, take an amazing cooking class with Sashi, or a boat ride in Pichola Lake.
We convene tonight at the dinner, next to the beautiful lake, to celebrate the start of a fabulous cycling journey.
Day 2: Kumbhalgarh
This day we start early and take a shuttle to a short distance and ride to the next town of Kumbhalgarh. This is the most scenic ride of the trip as you climb the Aravalis, maneuver through the rolling hills, and cycle past a Dhonk (Anogeissus Pendula) strewn topography. The plant adds a spattering of colour to the pale brown stretches along the way. Kumbalgarh is yet another historic fort town from the 15th century.
In the evening, we climb the rugged Kumbalgarh Fort, surrounded by a 35km wall with 365 temples within.
Day 3: Ghanerao
Another beautiful day on a bike through the dense forest and undulating stretches takes you close to the Aravalis and later to the famous Ranakpur Jain Temple here. After you have rested and had lunch, use this time to see the magnificent temple. Made of marble, the temple is an intricate artwork of local craftsmen; do not miss two of the most exquisite carvings here – one made out of a single marble rock, which showcases 108 snakes and 1444 pillars, which will leave you awestruck.
Day 4: Jawai
Today we ride to Jawai dam, nestled in the emerald wild forests of Jawai Hills, through the beautiful rural countryside. A colorful landscape unfolds here with brightly clothed village women. Here you can see a typical hamlet in Rajasthan with people busy with farming. As we get closer to Jawai Hills, the landscape changes to a dramatic wilderness.
We have lunch at one of the campsites, spectacularly set in the wilderness. Later, enjoy a fabulous leopard safari, where leopards roam wild and free in an untrammeled wilderness, coexisting comfortably with the charismatic communities.
Day 5: Bhenswara
We start cycling early this day across lush millet vegetation and carpets of yellow mustard fields. The ride remains largely flat. You can enjoy the vistas with ease and look forward to your stay at the Ravla Bhenswara.
An erstwhile Ravla (Castle) was built about 240 years ago in typical Rajput style by Thakur Jagat Singh ji Rathore (Champawat) founder of Bhenswara. Set in the tranquil surroundings of a Jawai river, the low-lying Aravalli hill ranges visible in the distance, and vast shrubby forests teeming with wildlife, the heritage hotel is a great stop. Here you can take a safari to visit the villages to meet the indigenous people and have the opportunity of viewing the abundant wildlife.
Day 6: Luni
We ride through a quiet and narrow backroad that offers ample opportunities for spotting wild animals like the blackbuck, blue bulls and if we’re lucky, the shy but extremely graceful Indian Gazelle too. As we ride past swaying masses of yellow mustard and wheat, run into hordes of camels and goats as well as friendly villagers always happy to pose for a photograph or two.
Day 7: Jodhpur
Today we make our way toward the fabled blue city of Jodhpur. We arrive at Jodhpur and visit the towering Mehrangarh Fort, a key highlight of Jodhpur, which looms over the city from a small hill and can be seen from everywhere. The rest of the evening is free and you can spend as per your plan visiting a local market or spending quiet time at nearby rooftop restaurants.
Day 8: Departure
Travel further as per your onward plans.
Dates and Prices
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We offer private departures on almost all our itineraries, and for groups of four or more, they cost the same as our standard trips!
All hotels as mentioned in the tour details or similar (subject to availability).
Expert Trip Leader(s) who look after your every need and add meaning to your vacation.
Immaculately maintained bike with helmet, suited to a terrain.
A Van support that follows the group of riders and carries all belongings.
Meals as per itinerary. Guests are given the opportunity to dine on their own so that they discover a location independently.
Refreshments and mineral water while cycling.
Entrance fees to most of the monuments and temples.
E-bikes are available on this trip at a surcharge. Please send a note to your tour consultant to book one.
When you have a road and the thrill of a journey ahead of you, it’s imperative to have a good bike to enjoy it. Our fleet majorly consist of the below bikes as a part of this tour. However, sometimes due to height or availability constraints, we may provide a different but similar quality bike.
Included in your trip price
August and September mark the monsoon season in Rajasthan and the countryside feels alive. The temperature (similar for March) could be close to 25-30 degree Celsius in nights, but the days are sunny & humid with temperatures around 30-40 degree Celsius. If it is humid and hot, we recommend to start biking early in the morning around 6 AM, carry packed breakfast and end riding by noon time. Though it may be a bit hot, it is still a good time for biking as countryside is amazingly green with many water bodies. Generally it rains for a short period and then settles down which makes the condition much cooler and perfect for biking.
November, December, January & February marks the winter season in Rajasthan. The monsoon season has ended. The temperature could be close to 2-5 degree Celsius in nights in Dec-Jan, but the days are sunny with temperatures around 15-20 degree Celsius. Nights can get chilly in the highlands. It is recommended to carry warm clothes and breathable windproof jacket. These are the best months for cycling in Rajasthan. By March, the temperature starts picking up and is around 25-30 degree Celsius in nights, but the days are sunny with temperatures around 30-40 degree Celsius.
In a nutshell, our bike tours in Rajasthan runs from August to March. April to July is a complete no go.
Airport pickup and drop
We recommend to book direclty from airport or hotel.
Some meals may not be included. Please check your itinerary.
Beverages such as alcohol, tea, coffee, juice at a hotel or restaurant.
Reviews from our friends
David Sylvester from US5.0
Would highly recommend
Four of us with multiple previous bike trips under our belt were very impressed by the professionalism, knowledge and commitment to the client provided by our guide. An Udaipur company with intelligent, highly educated (university degrees) guides and a good itinerary. Third world adventures will throw a few curves but good guiding companies can deal with them. Numerous brief shuttles during the 12 days bypassed the unsuitable biking portions of Rajasthan. Would highly recommend.
Trudy Provis from CA5.0
Great accommodations and meals
Great accommodations and meals! Could have cycled a bit more on some days where route was very flat and easy to put in the kilometres. Guide very knowledgeable! Would use this tour again.
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