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This trip is Guided allowing you to explore the area with the benefit of a knowledgeable ride leader and support.
This trip is ideal for Cycling Breaks with Friends and Seasoned Cyclists.
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We can tailor this trip to meet your requirements. If you are looking for a different duration, itinerary or other services please enquire today and get a truly unique experience.

from £2745.00 per person


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Majestic, intriguing and enchanting. Explore the endless forts and palaces of Rajasthan and enjoy the City of Lakes. As the roads get rustic the animals get exotic. Rajasthan features plenty of vibrancy and colour, from pink hued Jaipur, to the beige desert and pearly salt lakes. Enjoy the luscious green scenery and multicoloured turbans

Departure Dates:
7 October 2018 - 19 October 2018 
4 November 2018 - 16 November 2018 
9 December 2018 - 21 December 2018
30 December 2018 - 11 January 2019
10 February 2019 - 22 February 2019 
6 October 2019 - 18 October 2019
10 November 2019 - 22 November 2019
8 December 2019 - 20 December 2019 
DAY 1Arrival

Arrive in Jodhpur and make your way to the hotel, located within ancient walls and with a great view of Meherangarh Fort. Get to know your fellow cyclists at the welcome dinner. 

DAY 2Jodhpur - Chandelao

Seize the day with an early start to explore Jodhpur. Take a trip to the Meherangarh Fort which watches over the city from 410 feet above, the best preserved fort in India. After, you'll have some free time, to discover the city at your own pace. Late afternoon there will be in introductory ride around a few Chandelao villages.  

Today's cycling is approximately 30km.

DAY 3Chandelao - Luni

Join the locals departing the village and you may even spot a few demoiselle cranes up above who have migrated from the Himalayas. Discover rural landscapes along with small towns and farms, and enjoy a break at a local durrie weaver.  Tonight's accommodation will be a heritage fort hotel in Lini, a village renowned for its metal and clay artisans.

Today's cycling is approximately 60km.

DAY 4Luni - Fort Rakhi

As you cycle parallel to the Luni River you'll notice the landscape gets drier and the atmosphere starts to resemble a desert. Rakhi is a town nestled in the Thar desert and despite its climate it boasts salt flats, adding diverse nature and wildlife to the area. Tonight you will stay at a house owned by the Singh family, whose ancestors were aristocrats.

Today's cycling approximately 65km.

DAY 5Fort Rakhi

You'll start today on dusty paths to Bhawrani, an isolated village, giving you a sense of village life. On the contrasting side, next you'll cycle through the wild salt flats, a unique experience. Tonight we'll have another night hosted by the Singh family, this time on a sand hill, with views of a nomadic herders camp.  

Today's cycling is approximately 50km.

DAY 6Fort Rakhi - Sodawas

The journey to Sodawas leads us through farms of cattle and wheat. There is an option to complete an additional 40km of cycling. Tonight's accommodation comes in the form of a 1940s built hunting lodge, with art deco architecture.        

Today's cycling is approximately 65km.

DAY 7Sodawas - Jojawar

It's time to say goodbye to the desert and hello to heavenly green land. You'll pass traditionally dressed shepherds, Rabaris who delightedly wear their tribal uniform of red turbans, whilst women wear black and red printed skirts, saris and bangles. The Aravalli mountains become clear as does Jojawar, where you will spend the night.

Today's cycling is approximately 55km.

DAY 8Jojawar Loop

This looped route around the Aravalli hills base takes us to remote villages, foothills and shepherd's land, showcasing the best of Jojawar. You'll have a free afternoon to explore further, or relax at the pool of our historic hotel, which used to be a residence of the Royal house of Marwar. 

Today's cycling is approximately 30km.

DAY 9Jojawar - Ranakpur

Today we'll cycle through dried river beds and past rock formations to the Jain temples of Ranakpur, with the Araveli mountain range on our left all the way. If you're counting the beautifully carved marble pillars, you should get to 1,444! Today is likely to be the trip highlight.

Today's cycling is approximately 70km.

DAY 10Ranakpur - Fort Kumbhalgarh

Get ready for the first ascent of the trip. It will take you up the Araveli mountain range and through Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary. The climb is a gentle 10km, allowing you to go at your own pace. After this, the route waves until the hulking hilltop fortress of Kumbhalgarh (1,110m) where the road elevates. This remarkable fortress is composed of 360 temples and two villages!     

Today's cycling is approximately 50km.

DAY 11Fort Kumbhalgarh - Udaipur

Beginning in the Aravelli Hills, cycle blissfully through fields and open spaces until you reach Udaipur, a lake city. Acclaimed for its tranquillity and landscape, Udaipur was the feature of James Bond's Octopussy.

Today's cycling is approximately 80km.

DAY 12Udaipur Loop

It's time for some more luscious greenery as you cycle through Udaipurian countryside. Explore the Monsoon Palace which boats fantastic views of the city. The route back takes us around the Fateh lake, the afternoon will be free time, before we meet up for a sunset cruise and farewell dinner.

Today's cycling is approximately 30km.

DAY 13Departure

After breakfast its time to depart for your onward travel after an amazing trip.

India cycling holiday route Chandelao to Udaipur


Rajasthan is India at its vibrant best. Explore grand palaces, medieval forts and barren deserts. Encounter wildlife at every turn and towns steeped in beautiful colours.


December to February is peak season with comfortable daytime temperatures offering a great climate in which to ride. September to November and February to March is warmer and again offers good riding weather. April to June becomes too hot to ride with the monsoon rains following in July and August.


Your accommodation will be in a mixture of hotels, homestays, resorts and boutique residences. 
You will be met and collected at Jodhpur Airport, before being whisked away to the hotel in the city. On the final day of the holiday, you can join the transfer back to Maharana Pratap Airport, just outside Udaipur or make separate arrangements to stay in Asia. 
Your trip will include all meals which consist of fresh, local cuisine but arrangements can be made if you have any particular dietary requirements. Bottled water as well as local fruits and refreshments are provided on all cycling days. 
The holiday is guided by English speaking, knowledgeable, friendly guides. Your ride will be followed by a support van equipped with plenty of refreshments as well as a comprehensive first-aid kit. Alternatively, if you would like to do this tour privately, this can be arranged, just ask our cycling experts.    
You will have a well trained and knowledgeable guide who will carry a comprehensive first-aid kit. In the unlikely case of any medical emergency that requires a hospital, there is ground transportation on hand to provide assistance and a local speaking support team. 
The bike you will hire will give you a comfortable ride as you cruise through south east Asia and it is equipped with  water bottle holders and an area to keep a small day bag. If you would like to bring your own bike instead, please let our cycling experience team know. 
The air conditioned support van will be equipped with essentials such as bottled mineral water and local fruit and snacks during each day's ride. The guide will have a travel set of bike tools for emergency repairs and the support van will be equipped with spare parts and other tools. 
Your bags will be collected each morning and taken from your accommodation to the next night’s accommodation. We suggest you keep a day bag with you for all your essentials. 
Travel to and from India is not included but please ask our cycling experience team if you would like us to book flights for you.  
We consider travel insurance to be essential. Accordingly, it is a condition of making a booking through us that you have suitable insurance cover for the booking you have made and any activities which you expect to take part in. This insurance as a minimum should cover cancellation, baggage loss, accidents and health issues while you are away. We also recommend that you take your policy details with you when you travel. Please ask our cycling experience team if you would like us to arrange travel insurance for you.