Rural Rajasthan Bike Tour

  • Ride past some of the most interior landscapes
  • Admire historical stalwarts: weathered forts and breathtaking temples
  • Meander through the chaotic markets of Jaipur and Jodhpur

A real rural retreat that unveils with spellbinding lakes and palaces of Jaipur and traverses through amazing intricate temples and bucolic villages of Rajsamand; the deserts and forts of Jodhpur; chaotic streets of Udaipur with the Aravalli range of mountains in the backdrop throughout the tour.

Along the way, stay in small rural inns where you can expect more local interaction, warm hospitality and personalized service.

Quick Facts

  • Duration

    9 days / 8 nights

  • Start

    Jaipur | 13:00hrs

  • Finish

    Udaipur

  • Hotels

    Casual Inns

  • Riding Style

    Easy Rider

  • Average Distance Cycled

    55km or 33mi

  • Total Distance Cycled

    ~ 350km or 220mi

  • Bicycle

    Included

  • Support Vehicle

    Included

  • Group Size

    Min 2, Max 12

ITINERARY

Brief Itinerary

* with shuttle
DayPlaceHotelsDuration~ Cycling Distance
1JaipurDera Rawatsar1
2RoopangarhRoopangarh Fort160km / 36mi
3PushkarPushkar Palace150km / 30mi
4 – 5ChandelaoChandelao Garh260km / 36mi*
6GhaneraoRoyal Ghanerao Castle165km / 40mi
7KumbhalgarhKumbhalgarh Safari Camp150km / 30mi
8UdaipurHotel Mahendra Prakash150km / 30mi*
9Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Jaipur

Our guide meets at your hotel around 13:00hrs. We do bike fit before starting with a visit to Amer Fort. After bike fit, visit the famous fortress of Kacchawaha kings at Amber. Large courtyards, intricate carvings on formidable structure, and nuances of Rajput rule can be seen in the fort overlooking the Maota Lake.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Roopangarh Fort

This day we start early in the morning and ride past small villages, and greener landscape. The ride is mostly flat and gives a chance to witness the rural life around Jaipur from close quarters.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Distance cycled: ~ 60km / 36mi

Day 3: Pushkar

Today ride past lush millet vegetation and carpets of yellow mustard fields and arrive at Pushkar. Set in tranquil surroundings of a lake, the low lying Aravalli hill ranges, vast shrubby forests teeming with wildlife, Pushkar is a great stop. It has one of the very few Brahma temples in India. In the evening, enjoy walking around Pushkar Lake and dig into a local restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Distance cycled: ~ 50km / 30mi

Day 4: Chandelao

Ride along a route that supports scrub-thorn, and a bit barren landscape. This is a fairly easy terrain to ride in so you can enjoy the vistas with ease and look forward to your stay at the village homestay, Chandelao Garh.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Distance cycled: ~ 60km / 36mi*

Day 5: Chandelao

On this day we shuttle to Jodhpur. We arrive at Jodhpur and visit the towering Mehrangarh Fort, a key highlight of Jodhpur, which looms over the city from a small hill and can be seen from everywhere. The rest of the day is free and you can spend as per your plan visiting a local market or spending quiet time at nearby rooftop restaurants. We all meet post-lunch and shuttle back to Chandelao.

Note: An audio-guided tour of Mehrangarh Fort is organized here. 

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Ghanerao

We start cycling early this day across lush millet vegetation and carpets of yellow mustard fields. En route, you may spot animals like deer, blackbucks, camels, and blur bulls as you ride past swaying masses of yellow mustard and wheat. We ride about 45km and then take a break at Sardar Samand Palace for lunch. 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, vast shrubby forests teeming with wildlife, the heritage resort is a great stop.

Post-lunch, we ride for another 20km and then shuttle from Pali to Ghanerao.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 65km / 40mi*

Day 7: Kumbhalgarh

Another beautiful day on a bike through the dense forest and gradual inclines takes you close to the Aravalis and later to the famous Ranakpur Jain Temple here. After you have rested and had lunch, use this time to see the magnificent temple. Made of marble, the temple is an intricate artwork of local craftsmen; do not miss two of the most exquisite carvings here – one made out of a single marble rock, which showcases 108 snakes and 1444 pillars, which will leave you awestruck.

Post-lunch, we hop onto the bikes again and make our way to Kumbhalgarh, a historic fort town from the 15th century, through the rugged Aravalis and undulating stretches. This is the most wholesome ride of the tour as you get a balanced day of different topographies.

In the evening, we climb the rugged Kumbalgarh Fort, surrounded by a 35km wall with 365 temples within.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Distance cycled: ~ 50km / 30mi

Day 8: Udaipur

This is the most scenic ride of the trip as you climb the Aravalis, maneuver through the rolling hills, and cycle past a Dhonk (Anogeissus Pendula) strewn topography. The ride is extremely gorgeous today and takes you through the interior parts of Rajasthan. The beautiful landscape unfolds like poetry in motion as you bike through picturesque countryside to Udaipur. Udaipur can be a jumble of sights, sounds, and smells but is an absolute must for travelers.

In the afternoon, we cover some Udaipur highlights – a guided walk of the City Palace. The City Palace is enclosed in a large complex on the banks of Lake Pichola and has many more palaces inside.

In the evening, we recommend enjoying an enthralling cultural show organized at Bagore Ki Haveli.

We convene tonight at the dinner, next to the beautiful lake, to celebrate the end of a fabulous cycling journey.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 50km / 30mi


Day 9: Departure

Today, you can venture out into the markets on your own. The narrow market streets splashed with colour in the form of bright textiles, silver jewelry, ethnic bags, and more – a classic taste of Rajasthan’s vibrant culture.

Meals: Breakfast

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Rural Rajasthan Bike Tour
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Feb 6, 2018
by Isobel P. on Rural Rajasthan Bike Tour

The trip was an extraordinary way to experience rural Rajasthan, get up close to farming and rural life as well as get some good exercise in amongst the holiday.