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Regal Rajasthan Cycling Holiday

13 nights from £2745.00

Cycling Trip Highlights

  • Endless forts and palaces of Rajasthan and the City of Lakes
  • Vibrant rural countryside and expansive deserts
  • The tranquil lake city of Udaipur
  • The 1444 pillars of the famous Ranakpur Jain Temple
Regal Rajasthan Cycling Holiday
13 nights from £2745.00
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WE LOVEBeautiful Natural Landscape
This unique ride introduces you to varying natural environments within the Rajasthan region. From the beautiful Aravelli Hills to stretching countryside landscapes, this trip is the best way to explore the hidden trails of India.
WE LOVERich Indian Culture
Throughout your ride you will pass through small, traditional towns and farms. Shepherds in their tribal uniforms will continue about their everyday lives as you observe the rich lifestyle that feels refreshingly detached from the city norm.

What's Included

Day By Day Regal Rajasthan Cycling Holiday

We can tailor make this trip for you
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 to 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. In the late afternoon there will be in introductory ride around a few Chandelao villages.

Total distance30kmTotal climb75m
Day 3Chandelao to 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.

Total distance60kmTotal climb105m
Day 4Luni to 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.

Total distance65kmTotal climb195m
Day 5Fort Rakhi

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

Total distance50kmTotal climb145m
Day 6Fort Rakhi to Sodawas

The journey to Sodawas leads you 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.

Total distance65kmTotal climb335m
Day 7Sodawas to 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.

Total distance55kmTotal climb165m
Day 8Jojawar Loop

This looped route around the Aravalli hills base takes you 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.

Total distance30kmTotal climb95m
Day 9Jojawar to Ranakpur

Today you’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. Today is a wonderful day on the bike.

Total distance70kmTotal climb350m
Day 10Ranakpur to 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.

Total distance50kmTotal climb1095m
Day 11Fort Kumbhalgarh to 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.

Total distance80kmTotal climb770m
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.

Total distance30kmTotal climb445m
Day 13Departure

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

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What to Expect

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.

13day holiday
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55km avg
Expect to ride an average of 55km per day
345m avg
Expect to climb an average of 345m per day

How's the Weather? in Rajasthan

The WinterJanuary to March
During the winter, light winds blow from the north and the weather can be cool and very pleasant.

The SummerApril to June
Summer in Rajasthan is considered to be the hottest in the whole of India. The scorching sun means cycling is not idea at this time of year.
MonsoonJuly to September
The monsoon extends from July to September. The temperature lowers down but it becomes very humid. 90% of all rains occur during these months.

Post MonsoonOctober to December
This is the best time to cycle in Rajasthan. Temperatures remain hot, but not like the scorching summer, and evenings can become cool.

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