Rural Rajasthan Bike Tour
A real rural retreat that unveils with spellbinding lakes and palaces of Jaipur and traverses through amazing intricate temples and bucolic villages of Rajsamand; the deserts and forts of Jodhpur; chaotic streets of Udaipur with the Aravalli range of mountains in the backdrop throughout the tour.
Along the way, stay in small rural inns where you can expect more local interaction, warm hospitality and personalized service.
Jaipur | 13:00hrs
55km or 33mi
Spellbinding CyclingRide past some of the most interior landscapes
Day 1: Jaipur
Our guide meets at your hotel around 13:00hrs. We do bike fit before starting with a visit to Amer Fort. After bike fit, visit the famous fortress of Kacchawaha kings at Amber. Large courtyards, intricate carvings on formidable structure, and nuances of Rajput rule can be seen in the fort overlooking the Maota Lake.
Day 2: Roopangarh
This day we start early in the morning and ride past small villages, and greener landscape. The ride is mostly flat and gives a chance to witness the rural life around Jaipur from close quarters.
Day 3: Pushkar
Today ride past lush millet vegetation and carpets of yellow mustard fields and arrive at Pushkar. Set in tranquil surroundings of a lake, the low lying Aravalli hill ranges, vast shrubby forests teeming with wildlife, Pushkar is a great stop. It has one of the very few Brahma temples in India. In the evening, enjoy walking around Pushkar Lake and dig into a local restaurant.
Day 4: Chandelao
Ride along a route that supports scrub-thorn, and a bit barren landscape. This is a fairly easy terrain to ride in so you can enjoy the vistas with ease and look forward to your stay at the village homestay, Chandelao Garh.
Day 5: Chandelao
On this day we shuttle to 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 day is free and you can spend as per your plan visiting a local market or spending quiet time at nearby rooftop restaurants. We all meet post-lunch and shuttle back to Chandelao.
Day 6: Ghanerao
We start cycling early this day across lush millet vegetation and carpets of yellow mustard fields. En route, you may spot animals like deer, blackbucks, camels, and blur bulls as you ride past swaying masses of yellow mustard and wheat. We ride about 45km and then take a break at Sardar Samand Palace for lunch. An erstwhile hunting lodge, the palace was built by Maharaja Umaid Singh in 1933. Set in tranquil surroundings of a lake, the low lying Aravalli hill ranges, vast shrubby forests teeming with wildlife, the heritage resort is a great stop.
Post-lunch, we ride for another 20km and then shuttle from Pali to Ghanerao.
Day 7: Kumbhalgarh
Another beautiful day on a bike through the dense forest and gradual inclines 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.
Post-lunch, we hop onto the bikes again and make our way to Kumbhalgarh, a historic fort town from the 15th century, through the rugged Aravalis and undulating stretches. This is the most wholesome ride of the tour as you get a balanced day of different topographies.
In the evening, we climb the rugged Kumbalgarh Fort, surrounded by a 35km wall with 365 temples within.
Day 8: Udaipur
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 ride is extremely gorgeous today and takes you through the interior parts of Rajasthan. The beautiful landscape unfolds like poetry in motion as you bike through picturesque countryside to Udaipur. Udaipur can be a jumble of sights, sounds, and smells but is an absolute must for travelers.
In the afternoon, 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.
In the evening, we recommend enjoying an enthralling cultural show organized at Bagore Ki Haveli.
We convene tonight at the dinner, next to the beautiful lake, to celebrate the end of a fabulous cycling journey.
Day 9: Udaipur
Today, you can venture out into the markets on your own. The narrow market streets splashed with colour in the form of bright textiles, silver jewelry, ethnic bags, and more – a classic taste of Rajasthan’s vibrant culture.
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All hotels as mentioned in the tour details (subject to availability). All options are personally reviewed.
A Van support that follows the group of riders and carries all belongings.
Refreshments and mineral water while cycling.
Expert Trip Leader(s) who look after your every need and add meaning to your vacation.
Meals as per itinerary. Guests are given the opportunity to dine on their own so that they discover a location independently.
Entrance fees to most of the monuments and temples.
Immaculately maintianed bike with helmet, suited to a terrain.
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.