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Rajasthan bi-cycle - (7N/8D)

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Starts With Rs 72160 /-
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8 days 7 nights

Description

Discover Rajasthan on a cycle - the rolling green hills, and vast deserts, dramatic fortresses and quaint villages where time’s stood still. You'll have the chance to stop and talk to the locals, understand the local way of life and soak in the atmosphere. From the captivating Mehrangarh Fort at Jodhpur, the lakeside palace of Udaipur, the holy town of Pushkar and onto the superb 'pink city' of Jaipur, each place has its own story to tell. Hit UNESCO World Heritage sites including Amber fort and Jantar-Mantar. Cycling is a great way to explore this stunning state, offering a fascinating insight into the traditional way of life here. 

 
 

Object Behind this Events

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    WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TRIP 
    • This trip comes with power packed inclusions - particularly the must see sights. You'll visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Amber Fort, Jantar-Mantar, Kumbalgarh Fort
    • Visit the well known cities of Jaipur, Udaipur and Jodhpur but also soak in the smaller, less known & visited places such as Pushar & Kumbhalgarh
    • This is a moderate cycling tour with 6 days of cycling through the back roads of Rajasthan. Daily distances are between 45km to 70km per day.
    • A small group trip our with like-minded people
    • Stay at boutique style accommodations  along the way for the real experience of Rajasthan - heritage hotels, havelis, restored forts etc. 

Itineary

Day 1 
Jaipur - Arrival

We recommend arriving early as have a full day planned for you! You are also welcome to arrive a day earlier. 
After you are picked up from the airport & transferred to your hotel, we meet up the rest of the group with the Tour Manager for a bike fitting and safety briefing session before heading out by to the centre of the city. We cycle around Jaipur exploring the many beautiful temples and historic architecture. We stop at some famous local restaurants for a quick bite. Later we head to two UNESCO World Hertiage sites – the Amber Fort – built in the 16th Century, the fort comprises of a very well-preserved palace complex divided into 4 sections and Jantar-Mantar – the observatory built in 1728 by Raja Jai Singh II, an avid astronomer. 
We get back on the bike in the evening for a trip to Nahargarh Fort for a spectacular sunset and a birds-eye view of Jaipur. 
Meals: None

Day 2 
Jaipur – Fort Sawarda – Pushkar (Cycling 60km – 5 hours)

After a quick breakfast, we start our journey towards the Marwar region of Rajasthan famous for its magnificently forts and painted Havelis (private mansions). The ride for the day starts 10km outside Jaipur and, cycling through the undulating terrain of the Aravalli Range, we make plenty of stops at quaint villages for a first-hand experience of the famed Rajasthani hospitality. Carry on riding till the lunch stop at Fort Sawarda where you are welcomed with a delicious home cooked meal straight from the royal kitchens. After a sumptuous royal meal, we continue the journey to the town of Pushkar and check-in to the hotel there. Spend the evening in Pushkar on a visit to the holy lake of Saraovar, the Bhramha temple, and a heritage walk of Pushkar Bazar. Return to the hotel in the evening for a dinner with the group. 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 
Pushkar – Chandelao (Cycling 60km – 5 hours)

Begin the day with a ride to the historic land of the Marwar and prepare to be regaled with tales of the Marwar and their military prowess. Check in to your hotel, the beautiful Fort Chandelao for an authentic Rajasthani experience – this highly acclaimed palace is the ancestral home of the rulers of the area, and has been tastefully converted to a modern hotel. Spend the afternoon relaxing in your royal surrounds before a jeep safari around Chandelao later in the evening around Olvi Lake. This is your chance to spot a number of bird species including the endangered Sarus crane. 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 
Chandelao – Jodhpur (Cycling 45km – 4 hours)

Ride out of Chandelao, across the River Luni, and towards Jodhpur – on the way we visit villages and learn a little bit about farming techniques used in the deserts of Rajastha. We also stop by at the local school. Stop for lunch on the outskirts on the city of Jodhpur before driving into the city. Visit the mighty Mehrangarh fort and the local museum for a better a better understanding of the history and culture of Jodhpur. Spend the evening on the photography tour of Jodhpur – the blue city – to get up close and personal to the vibrant culture. 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 
Jodhpur – Kumbhalgarh (Cycling 70km – 3 hours)

Start the day with a 60km ride to the the town of Pali stopping at local villages and towns along the way. Learn about the culture of the Bishnoi people – thought to be protectors of wild animals and all along, enjoy the legendary hospitality of the Rajasthani people! 
Once in Kumbalgarh, we visit the UNESCO World Heritage listed fort before heading back to hotel for the evening. 
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 
Kumbhalgarh – Udaipur (Cycling 60km – 5 hours)

Another day of riding through the beautiful Rajasthan countryside towards the city of Udaipur. This route for the day goes through hilly terrain with uphills and downhills with the Aravalli Hills creating a stunning backdrop. We stop for lunch before driving the rest of the way to the lovely lake side hotel in Udaipur. 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7 
Udaipur – Exploring the city

We spend the day in Udaipur getting better acquainted with this beautiful city - visit the City Palace of Udaipur, take a heritage walk around the old city, and a boat ride in the lake. You could also choose to take a ropeway to the local goddess’s temple or catch the sunset at Sajjangarh Palace. Return to the hotel in time for a farewell dinner with the rest of the group. 
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 
Udaipur - Departure

With the journey at an end, you are free to check-out of the hotel after breakfast for a transfer back to Udaipur airport. 
Meals: Breakfast

 

Package Includes

  • Inclusions

    • 7 nights accommodation
    • Airport transfers
    • Support vehicle with a spare bike for the entire duration of the trip
    • Meals - 7 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 2 Dinners
    • An experienced cycling tour guide for the entire journey
    • Guided tour of local tourist attractions - Mehrangarh Fort, Amber Fort, Astronomical Observatory (Jantar-Mantar), Nahargarh Fort
    • A photography tour of Jodhpur
    • A jeep safari around Chandelao
    • New High Quality Mountain bikes with 24 gears and all necessary spare parts.
    • A spare bicycle. 
    • High Quality Helmets

Package Excludes

  • Exclusions

    • The exact inclusions on your trip are detailed on every trip page.
    • Typically, the cost of flights, visas, passport, insurance is not included in the tour price unless stated otherwise.
    • Any meals not mentioned as included are at your own expense.
    • Single rooms, optional tours and extra nights cost extra.
    • Tips for drivers, guides and tour managers is not included in your tour price.
    • Arrival and departure transfers may or may not be included in your tour price – this is clearly stated on the trip page.
    • Excess baggage, porterage, laundry, phone calls, alcoholic beverages are considered personal expenses and not included in your tour price.
    • GST, VAT and other taxes as applicable in your country are additional to the tour price.

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