Udaipur to Jodhpur Bike Tour
This tour customized to the needs of the traveller short on time and high on adrenaline. From Udaipur, the city of lakes nestled in the valleys of the Aravallis, we travel in a North westerly direction towards the blue city of Jodhpur, sitting on the edge of 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 jewellery and spot wildlife like the blackbuck and the bluebull. Everyday we see the geography change before our eyes as we ride from the mountains towards the desert. This is one of the most popular cycling circuit in entire Rajasthan.
Udaipur | 07:30hrs
Jodhpur | 12 noon
easy to moderate
50km or 30mi
Min. 2, Max. 14
Aravalli MountainRide past undulating sand dunes flanked by the Aravalli mountain range and the typical bucolic countryside
Day 1: Udaipur to Kumbhalgarh
Our guide meets you around 07:30am at your hotel. We ride in the mountains on this day. The Aravallis are one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world and its rugged, worn down hills are thickly wooded and littered with numerous mountain streams and brooks. The terrain is slightly challenging and offers excellent opportunites to experience at close quarters the lifestyles of the Bhil tribals – an indigenous tribal people of India and one of the oldest inhabitants of the subcontinent. Later in the evening, we climb the rugged Kumbalgarh Fort, surrounded by a 35km wall with 365 temples within.
Day 2: Ghanerao via Ranakpur
This is one of the best cycling route of the trip. The undulating ride adds a marginal challenge for biking, but you have something breathtaking up ahead – the Ranakpur Jain Temple. This architectural wonder in white marvel is known for exquisitely carved 1444 pillars.
Day 3: Sardar Samand Lake
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 Sardar Samand Palace.
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 visible in the distance, and vast shrubby forests teeming with wildlife, the heritage resort is a great stop. Here you can relax in the comfort of a pool with peacocks strutting by the side or if you feel you still have the legs, take a walk around the property spread over hundreds of acres of land.
Day 4: Jodhpur
On the last day of the ride we make our way towards the fabled blue city of Jodhpur. We ride through a quiet and narrow backroad that offers ample opportunites for spotting wild animals like the black buck,blue bulls and if you’re lucky, the shy but extremely graceful Indian Gazelle too. As you ride past swaying masses of yellow mustard and wheat, you’ll meet run into hordes of camels and goats as well as friendly villagers always happy to pose for a photograph or two. After reaching Jodhpur, we transfer you to your hotel or airport for your onward journey.
Dates and Prices
Couldn't find a trip with convenient dates?
Open your date as a join-in tour or customize further as private one.
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 (subject to availability). All options are personally reviewed.
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.
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
Kara L from US5.0
Went beyond our expectations
Went beyond our expectations, especially since we had little knowledge of the new tour we signed up for
Damian from AU5.0
would highly recommend
As cyclists, this bike tour was one of the highlights of our India trip. Started in Udaipur with GOOD bikes (and we did bike tours everywhere, these were the best quality by far) I got a brand new Giant hybrid and my girlfriend had a Scott. We rode 50ish km the first day finishing with a really fun ascent to the first luxurious hotel (which was like a private resort). The second day we cycled some hills to get to a beautiful town called Narlai. The town has a huge rock called Elephant rock which is a must see and must climb (I did Sunrise and sunset). Here we stayed at a royal guest house. Was beautiful and also had great food. From here we cycled to a royal palace where we were the only guests for the night. Which was quite amazing. Food was okay, but palace and location was beautiful. The final dag rode another 50km and were dropped off in Jodhpur. I was initially shocked at the cost as my girlfriend organised it. Cost about $1800usd for four days private premiere tour, but included three nights accommodation and meals in very nice places, as well as quality equipment a support vehicle and a great guide Qutub (I think his name was). The only other thing I paid for was beer… Was a really good experience and would highly recommend!
End of reviews