Travel number: 69
Charming Rajasthan By Bike
14 days Bicycle Tours / MTB
Number of participants: from 2 people
Requirements: 4 von 10
A relatively easy tour, the heat of Rajasthan at the beginning of October and the end of March, as well as the climbs on the tours through the Aravali mountain range can make you sweat! Overall, the tour offers balanced bike trails to discover Rajasthan and to be active during your holiday. Doe daily distances are between 45 and 60 kilometers.
Rajasthan, also known as the Land of Kings, is the largest state in India in terms of area. It is located in the west of the country and most of it consists of the great Thar Desert.
On this varied two-week tour, you will get to know all aspects of Rajasthan (from the Thar Desert, to the most beautiful cities in India, to India’s oldest mountain range, the Aravalli Chain). You will get an unadulterated insight into the traditions and religions of Hindus, Muslims and Jains while cycling all the time! Mostly you can walk on quiet roads through the hilly desert landscape. Furthermore, we have the pleasure to take a sightseeing bike tour in Jaipur.
A very special highlight will be the Jeep Safari through the rocky area at the Jawai Dam – the perfect landscape for free-living leopards!
Also the visit of old castles, magnificent temples and colorful markets must not be missing. We also take part in an entertaining cooking class.
Of course, the visit to the famous Taj Mahal at the end of our tour is not to be missed.
The special thing about this tour: Early we start on our bikes and cycle all morning for about 50 km until we reach our destination just in time for lunch. After a relaxing lunch break we will visit the places with a guide. A perfect combination of activity, culture and nature!
Day 1 Delhi Arrival
you are picked up at the airport and taken to the hotel. After a little rest and breakfast we explore New Delhi by metro and the car rickshaw. Overnight stay at the hotel (B/-/D)
Day 2 Udaipur
In the morning we take the domestic flight to Udaipur. Udaipur is considered the most romantic city in India and was a significant royal city. It is surrounded by green hills and is located on three artificial lakes that give the city a pleasant climate. Upon arrival in Udaipur and transfer to our hotel, we will use the afternoon for a small exploration of Udaipur with a visit to the exciting market and jagdish temple. The evening we end on a beautiful roof terrace with a view of Lake Fathesagar. Overnight stay at the hotel (B/-/-)
Day 3 Bicycle Tour in Udaipur
We will meet our English-speaking tour guide for our bike tour and will visit the City Palace with him and take a boat tour on Lake Fateh sagar. We discover “The City of Lakes” on a half-day tour by bike. While cycling around the three lakes Pichola, Fateh Sagar and Badi, we will get to know the beautiful rural area around Udaipur and have the opportunity to spot some exotic animals. Overnight stay at the hotel (B/-/-)
Bicycle: -35 km
Day 4 Udaipur – Kumbhalgarh
After breakfast we leave for Kumbhalgarh. For this we take a small transfer out of the city, then we go through the hilly terrain. The surrounding area is beautiful and varied with green fields of sugar cane and corn, along rivers and through small villages. The trip itself is just as varied: there is a constant up and down until we reach the mighty Kumbhalgarh Castle. Kumbhalgarh was the former capital of the Mewar Empire. We will visit the castle, which has never been conquered. This was not only due to the 36 km long wall – the third longest wall in the world – but also for the fact that there were cultivated fields and water sources within the site. Overnight stay at the hotel (B/L/D)
Bicycle :- 55 km
Transfer :- 35 km
Terrain :- Hilly
Day 5 Kumbhalgarh – Bera
Today we cycle to the “Godwad” region, which has an incomparable landscape: the large jaundice jawa is surrounded by rocky mountains and solid stone caves with dry vegetation – the perfect environment for leopards.
During our tour we stop in the famous Ranakpur to visit the famous Jain temple and then drive to Bera. From here we take the transfer (it can also be stretched a little further) to our luxurious camp in the middle of nature. After our lunch and some relaxation we go on a jeep safari in the evening to spot wild leopards. Overnight stay at the hotel (B/L/D)
Bicycle :- 45 km
Transfer:- 35 km
Terrain :- Hilly
Day 6 Bera – Jodhpur
Today we will reach another important destination: the blue city of Jodhpur. Jodhpur was once the capital of Marwar region and has a colourful culture, above all impressive sights. We start our bike tour directly from the camp. The landscape will change drastically and soon we will cycle through the vast and flat desert. We start our tour through the yellow mustard and hop fields early. With a little attention we can spot camels and the famous “blue cows”. An easy tour that allows us to enjoy the surroundings. After our bike tour we have a transfer of about 120 km in front of us. Overnight stay at the hotel (B/L/D)
Bicycle :- 50 kms
Transfer :- 120 Kms
Day 7 Jodhpur
Today is used to explore Jodhpur. On a city walk we visit the mighty Mehrangarh Fort and hike through the narrow streets to the famous Clock Tower Market. There is a lot of colourful activities, shopping and the best Lassi and Samosas in Jodhpur. Both are popular snacks in Rajasthan.
Culinary continues in the afternoon: We experience an Indian cooking course and immerse ourselves in the world of Indian spices. Overnight stay at the hotel (B/-/D)
Day 8 Jodhpur – Chandelao
Today we cycle to the small village of Chandelao and will live in the local fort, which is now a nice hotel. During today’s tour we have the full desert experience. Later we experience the village life during a guided tour through the small village. Overnight stay at the hotel (B/L/D)
Bicycle :- 40 Km
Terrain :- Flat
Day 9 Chandelao – Pushkar
Today we cycle from Chandelao Fort to Khejarla Fort. We reach our Aravali mountain range again. As one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world, it is quite rugged and not quite as high. which extends almost all over Rajasthan. Pushkar is considered a sacred pilgrimage city for Hindus. Here there is one of the few Brahma temples and a sacred lake where Hindus perform their ceremonies. Pushkar is ideal for buying souvenirs. Overnight stay at the hotel (B/L/D)
Bicycle :- 55 Km
Transfer :- 150 km
Terrain :- Flat
Day 10 Pushkar – Jaipur
On small roads through the beautiful Rajasthan landscape with cultivated green fields that glow in the dry thorny landscape, today we go on our last day of cycling. After Rupangarh, we continue by car to the capital Jaipur. Overnight stay at the hotel (B/L/-)
Bicycle:- 60 Km
Transfer:- 60 km
Terrain :- Flat
Day 11 Jaipur Sightseeing
An experience on the bike in a whole new way: Early in the morning we take part in a guided bike sightseeing tour through Jaipur. On this tour we get to know not only the main sights of the pink city, but also areas where no other tourist comes! Afterwards we can see the City Palace, the Amber Fort and the Observatory Jantar Mantar. Jaipur is a planned city and was built in the 18th century. Since pink is the colour of hospitality, the entire old town was painted in pink color as a welcome for the crown prince. That is why the city is called Pink city. Overnight stay at the hotel (B/-/-)
Day 12 Jaipur-Agra
Today we drive to Agra. On the way we stop about 1.5 hours from Jaipur to visit “Chand baori” a step fountain in Abhaneri. It is over 1200 years old with 13 floors, 3500 steps and is over 30 m deep! It is a perfect example of water conservation and is still very important today.
In the afternoon we reach Agra and visit the tourist town. Besides the taj Mahal, Agra is famous for its artists and leather goods. Overnight stay at the hotel (B/-/-)
Transfer: 220 km
Day 13 Taj Mahal and back to Delhi
Early in the morning we visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise. the Taj Mahal is one of the 7 wonders of the world and was built by King Shah Jahan within 20 years in the memory of his late wife Mumtaz.
Then we continue our journey back to Delhi ( 4 hours). We check into our hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel (B/-/-)
Transfer: – 200 km
Day 14 Departure
Guests are taken to the airport. (B/-/-)
- all nights in good hotels, resorts, luxury camps in a double room
- Flight Delhi Udaipur
- 7 days bike tour through Rajasthan with bike, helmet, local guide, mechanic, escort vehicle, refreshments
- Meals as advertised (B= breakfast, L=lunch, D= dinner)
- All entrance fees
- Bicycle sightseeing tour in Jaipur
- all transfers
- English-speaking local guide
- International flight, we are happy to help you with the organization
- unmentioned meals and drinks
- Visa, we will be happy to help you with the organisation
November 15- November 28 2020
As a private trip on any date possible! Best time is October to March
2 participants 2599 Euro per person
3-4 participants 2399 Euro per person
from 5 participants 2200 Euro per person
400 Euro single room supplement
In Rajasthan, the desert state, it is hot and dry almost all year round. Only the winter months from November to February are a little more pleasant. In any case, take a headgear with you to protect yourself from the strong sunlight.
Rajasthan attracts the most tourists, so tourism is the livelihood of many locals. Sometimes this can get uncomfortable. Especially in the big cities and tourist strongholds, people are under a lot of pressure to buy something. Often beggars or children come to ask for money, sweets or pens. Here, it should be well thought out who to give something to.
Our accommodations are good hotels, resorts and camps in the 3+ star area. The luxurious tents in the camp have all the amenities of a hotel room.
Rental bicycles with suspension in suitable sizes are provided.