Golden Triangle Bike Tour

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Overview

Qunitessential India, the Golden Triangle tour gives an altogether different spin to the most popular travel circuit in India. Travel along comparatively untreaded paths and little known backroads on this bike tour from Jaipur to Delhi via Taj Mahal. This amazing circuit looks even more beautiful from a bicycle!

Start

Jaipur | 08:00hrs

Finish

Delhi | 19:30hrs

Lodging

casual

Level

easy

Avg. dist. cycled

50km or 30mi

Suitable for

Age: 13+

Group size

Min. 2, Max. 14

Highlights

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Majestic landscape

Ride past some of the most interior landscapes

Itinerary

Brief Itinerary

DayPlaceHotelMealsDistanceActivity
DAY 1ShahpuraShahpura HaveliB,L,D50km / 30micycling
DAY 2SariskaVanaashrayaB,L,D50km / 30micycling
DAY 3BharatpurThe BaghB,L,D45km / 27micycling
DAY 4Delhi via Taj MahalB,L15km / 9micycling

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Shahpura

Our guide meets at your hotel around 08:00am.

This day we start early in the morning and ride past small villages, mountainous and greener landscape. The ride largely remains flat and gives a chance to witness the rural life around Jaipur from close quarters.

Meals: B,L,D
Cycling Distance: 50km / 30mi

Day 2: Sariska

We cycle towards the forest of Sariska, through the amazing Aravalli hills, lakes, and past Pratapgarh Fort. Today is an amazing trail for biking. We will continue cycling to Sariska National Park, a favorite haunt of wildlife buffs & professional wildlife photographers from around the world. The topography of Sariska supports scrub-thorn arid forests, rocky landscapes, dry deciduous forests, rocks, grasses, and hilly cliffs. The park is famous for its Bengal Tigers, one of the most magnificent animals of India, which has long fascinated people with its awesome power and beautifully striped coat. It is the first tiger reserve in the world to have successfully relocated tigers.

Meals: B,L,D
Cycling Distance: 50km / 30mi

Day 3: Bharatpur

Begin the day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel, then set off on a bike ride through the picturesque countryside, chequered with mustard fields and millet farms to the Keoladeo Ghana National Park. On the way, we make a stop at Abhaneri for lunch and visit Chand Baori, one of the largest stepwell built over a thousand years ago in the Abhaneri village of Rajasthan.

Later in the evening, we explore the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary on a bike, famous for the avifauna sanctuary that plays host to thousands of birds, where you have an opportunity to interact with the local guide and gain greater insight into the bird lives.

Meals: B,L,D
Cycling Distance: 45km / 27mi

Day 4: Delhi via Taj Mahal

In the late morning, we take a transfer to Agra for a visit to the Taj Mahal. We have a good half-day to visit one of the most awesome and extravagant monuments ever built – the Taj Mahal. It was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife in 1631-1653, with thousands of semiprecious stones inlaid.

In the evening, we take a Gatimaan Express (5:50 pm train) to Delhi, a semi-high speed train that runs between Delhi and Agra. We will reach Delhi station by 7:30 pm.

Please note, our crew returns back from Agra after putting you on a train to Delhi.

Meals: B,L
Cycling Distance: 15km / 9mi

Dates and Prices



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Essential Info

Inclusions

LODGING

All hotels as mentioned in the tour details (subject to availability). All options are personally reviewed.

trip leader

Expert Trip Leader(s) who look after your every need and add meaning to your vacation.

bike

Immaculately maintained bike with helmet, suited to a terrain.

shuttle

A Van support that follows the group of riders and carries all belongings.

meals

Meals as per itinerary. Guests are given the opportunity to dine on their own so that they discover a location independently.

refreshments

Refreshments and mineral water while cycling.

entrance

Entrance fees to most of the monuments and temples.

Exclusions

Airport pickup and drop

We recommend to book direclty from airport or hotel.

meals

Some meals may not be included. Please check your itinerary.

Beverages

Beverages such as alcohol, tea, coffee, juice at a hotel or restaurant.

Reviews from our friends

Emily K Donati from AU

5.0

Fantastic

Communication pre-ride was timely and helpful. During the ride, our guide couldn't have been better!

Colleen Young from US

5.0

Overall we had a wonderful experience

Overall we had a wonderful experience on our bike tour in India. It allowed us to see and do things we wouldn’t have been able to on our own. There were a few small logistical glitches, but overall the tour was well-organized. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The bikes were in good condition. It will be awhile before we go back to India but if/when we do we’d definitely consider doing another tour with Art of Bicycle Trips.

Linda Smith from CA

5.0

Very memorable

For anyone who would like an authentic unique backroads view of India, this is the way to do it. As two time travelers with Art of Bicycle Trips, we were exceptionally pleased each time with the thoughtful planning, quality of the trip leaders, and excellent and interesting accommodations and non-cycling activities. Having experienced both a multisport trip in Kerala and a Golden Triangle cycling trip -- these trips couldn't have been more different, but shared the same professionalism and quality. Especially loved our engaging, competent, kind trip leaders. Very memorable!

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