RAJASTHAN TESTIMONIALS

from our friends

For us this was our second tour with The Art of Bicycle Trips and we were not disappointed. The Rajasthan experience is very different from the one we so enjoyed last year in Kerala which brought us back again to India for a repeat cycle.The lush green tea and cardomon plantations on the hills around Munna make way for a much harsher landscape but the history, the colourful people, the life in the villages and the amazing palaces and forts along the Rajasthan route make up for this. In short we had a wonderful week and learnt a great deal about the history, politics and culture of India from our extremely well informed guide Poonacha who was really engaging. The standard of the beautiful Heritage hotels that we stayed in was way beyond our expectations.The food was excellent and the people who attended to us friendly and really helpful throughout . We had a marvellous time and heartily recommend the company for making India accessible to those of us who love to travel by bicycle in a way that allows us to feel safe, pampered and informed.

Jeremy M.
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A very well run trip from start to finish with superb, friendly, competent staff in every department. The accomodation was beyond any expectations and would have been impossible to find if booking privately and there were no hidden extras throughout the trip. We have experienced many enjoyable cycling holidays in Europe but feel that our Art of Bycycling trip has been the best! We will most certainly be booking with them again.

Jane J.
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This was a wonderful tour de force of Rajasthan. Besides all of the famous sites of the Golden triangle it managed to include some fantastic cycling through remote villages, picturesque hills, and deserts stretching into the mists. In addition to this we found time for visiting romantic remote hill forts, palaces, temples and even a game park. We saw everything from age old Oxen drawn irrigation wells to the wealth beyond imagination of the maharajah’ s palaces. Ladies dressed in jewel coloured saris mending the roads and labouring in the fields while their men folk cruise around on motor bikes drinking chai with their friends. Colourful vibrant Rajasthan is indeed larger than life!

All of the hotels were memorable and a few were unique. I never imagined I would be able to stay in the maharajah of Jodpur’s Hunting Lodge.! A completely pristine Art Deco palace where one almost expected overhear the cream of 1930s Indian and British society celebrating their hunting triumphs of the day over a gin and tonic by the lake. Everywhere we stopped we were greeted by curious enthusiastic vilagers and children who found us every bit as interesting as we found them. On one occasion a local insisted that he bought us all a chai and my husband was permitted to ride a beautiful Royal Enfield motor bike. Lots of requests for selfies everywhere. The two trip leaders were wonderful. Quietly knowledgeable Kamal and effervescent and chatty Hussein. Nothing was too much trouble for either of them and both did everything in their power to make this a memorable trip. A special thanks to ‘Mr B’ who based on the evidence we saw is probably the best driver in India! And last but not least thank you Pankaj for answering my many queries so patiently and putting together this amazing trip

Julia E.
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Wonderful holiday, can’t wait to do the next one.

Jennifer F.
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It was a great tour. The cycling was varied and interesting, particularly the hill days. We stayed and ate in really cool places that we never would have found on our own. There were extremely worthwhile and fun cultural activities everyday after or during our ride. The guide and drivers were all very professional, caring, and helpful. Our guide made sure we experienced a lot in a short time. Overall I’d recommend this trip to anyone. We plan on taking another Art of Bicycle trip the next time we’re in India (or someplace else where the trips are offered).

Seth A.
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