Royal Rajasthan Cycling Tour
From Udaipur, the city of lakes nestled in the valleys of the Aravallis, we travel in a Northwesterly 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 jewelry, and spot wildlife like the blackbuck and the bluebull. Every day we see geography change before our eyes as we ride from the mountains towards the desert. This is one of the most popular cycling circuits in entire Rajasthan.
Udaipur | 07:30hrs
Jodhpur | 12 noon
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 at around 07:30 am at your hotel. We ride in the mountains on this day. The Aravallis are one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world. Its rugged, worn-down hills are thickly wooded and littered with numerous mountain streams and brooks. The terrain is slightly challenging and offers excellent opportunities to experience at close quarters the life 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
This is one of the best cycling route of the tour. 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.
Today our stay is at Ghanerao Royal Castle, a magnificent showcase of Marble and Red sandstone Rajput Architecture built in 1606 that serves as the home of the royal family who still reside.
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
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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.
Airport pickup and drop
We recommend to book direclty from airport or hotel.
Immaculately maintianed bike with helmet, suited to a terrain.
Some meals may not be included. Please check your itinerary.
Beverages such as alcohol, tea, coffee, juice at a hotel or restaurant.