What to Expect
We put customer expectations at the centre of the way we work, building them into our products and service, and giving customers confidence in Art of Bicycle Trips.
Each day is crafted with utmost care so that you are well-rested; get a drift of local culture and cuisine and enjoy the splendid trails at your own pace. Extensive research, backed by first-hand experience of all elements by us, makes an itinerary from ordinary to extraordinary. And yes like you all, we prefer to ride inn-to-inn with a minimal shuttle.
You can choose your accommodation as Premiere or Casual Inns for our trips.
Premiere accommodations include some of the most prestigious hotels. Heritage properties, art décor contemporary places or chic boutique stays that are a notch above the rest are a part of this list.
True to their heritage and character, small luxury and boutique hotels that reflect local ethos are listed as Casual Inns. Most of them fall under the 3-star category with a possible mix of homestay and 4-star.
Our tour designers give as much focus on non-cycling activities as on cycling. Our travel philosophy is to get immersed in the life of a region and take back a unique and enriching experience. Creating the right balance of activities and excursions is key to that, and we strive towards the same.
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 consists of Scott, Trek, Giant, Fuji, Marin: these are some of the best in the cycling tour industry and perfect to maneuver through any terrain that you may encounter in Asia. Now we have new-age Giant and Scott e-bikes also available in some countries. More ways to rejoice and ride together!
Our most visible and perhaps most important role is played by a Trip Leader, the folks who make a trip memorable, comfortable, knowledgeable, and who are able to steer you towards a unique and enriching experience!
Sharing information on local cultural landscape, flora, and fauna, and providing genuine care and support during the trip is key to that and our tour leaders are expected to deliver on the same. On most of the trips, we have two leaders riding with you. One is leading the group of riders and the other is closing at the back.
We truly acknowledge the importance of food in sharing an authentic experience of a new destination and understanding of local culture and people. Local food is an integral part of our trips; you will get plenty of this.
Art of Bicycle Trips allows guests to focus 100% on the cycling experience. We provide all gear, meals, transportation, professional guides, permits, fees, and more!
Jacky and I would like to thank you and all your staff, in particular Rakesh and Dipu, for a terrific cycle ride in Kerala. As experienced organisers of cycle tours in South Africa ourselves and participants in many other tours in Asia, Australia and Europe, we really can appreciate the superb attention to detail that you brought to this remarkable tour and cannot fault it in any way. It ranks amongst the very best we have experienced over many years. The cycling was challenging in parts for us over seventy year olds but always enjoyable. The other activities were also great. We saw many birds, giant squirrels and an elephant on our walk in the Tiger Reserve. Kayaking on the Periyar in the evening at Hornbill Camp was a birding highlight too and who would not enjoy the overnight stay on the backwaters in a luxury houseboat. Each place we stayed at was well chosen and different, giving us a real feel for this beautiful region with its rubber, tea and cardamom plantations. Rakesh and Dipu took exceptional care of us and pampered us throughout shielding us from traffic and making sure we had everything possible to add to our enjoyment as well as being knowledgeable about each area. They were superb. What you promised on your website was more than delivered and we feel that we have made new friends as well. The local food everywhere was very good and the cooking lessons that you arranged for us super fun as well as being delicious.