Share the road with uncommon travelers
Roll through farm lands of mustard and wheat
Your days will be filled with dazzling views of forts
India's famous lake that's filled with stunning palaces
Be mesmerized by the architectural style that is unique to India

Riding Regal Rajasthan

Duration
13 days
Site savings
$114
From
$3,686 USD

The sightseeing is almost as compelling as the rides on this tour of the largest province in India. The comfortable accommodations include some far more exotic than the usual tour hotel: a night in a palace in Ras and a restored Rawla, the home of a long-ago chieftain. Stunning views, visits to temples and palaces, and pleasant daily rides add up to an entirely enjoyable and enlighhtening visit to Rajasthan.

  • Category
    Cultural & Historical
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    13 days
  • Culture Level
    Out There
  • Skill Level
    2 - Novice
  • Activity Level
    2 - Moderate
  • Elevation
    2 - Moderate
  • Terrain
    Mixed
  • Distance
    393.9 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    36 miles
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  • How long is the tour? How many days of riding?

    This tour is 13 days long, with 11 riding days.

  • How many riders will be in the group?

    Groups can be from 2 to 16. For groups of 9 or more, a second guide joins the tour.

  • Is there a minimum age for this tour?

    Yes, riders must be 18 years old by the time the tour starts.

  • Can I rent a bike for the tour?

    Yes, quality mountain bikes and e-bikes can be hired for the duration of the tour.

    The mountain bikes are well-known makes with lightweight alloy frames, 24 to 27 speed gears, v-brakes, have Shimano components and front suspension.

    E-bikes are by the brand Giant and come with Shimano Alvio 1, 9-speed, disc brakes and adjustable suspension fork.

  • What's the tour like?

    You will ride 636 km (395 mi) in 11 days of cycling, but most of the tour is on flat terrain and on paved roads, so the distances are not too strenuous. The route designed the route to take in the best of Rajasthan's culture, countryside, and wildlife, all while enjoying an active holiday. There are two strenuous climbs on Day 10, but the distance is shortened to take the hills into account. The pace is easy, and on Day 11, there will be an exhilarating descent towards Udaipur. The trip is fully supported, and your guide’s expert knowledge of the area and terrain means that you always know what is coming up in terms of distance and difficulty. This makes a tremendous difference, as does the constant supply of cold drinks and fresh fruit.


    Suitability: The riding is moderately easy on this tour, with only one day of climbs. Having a basic level of physical fitness will allow you to enjoy this tour more, especially having spent some time in the saddle. Again, the tour is fully supported, and the vehicle is always close at hand if needed.


    Biking Conditions: This trip is on a mix of asphalt and gravel roads. As you will ride on minor roads, they may be in various states of disrepair with many rough sections and pot holes, which is why you will use mountain bikes. An air-conditioned support vehicle travels behind the group, and participants can cycle as much or as little as they like and still enjoy the same views as the rest of
    the group.

  • Am I safe?

    The tour leader is trained in first aid and emergency rescue. But to a large degree, riders must be responsible for their own safety during the tour. It is therefore compulsory that you take out travel insurance that will cover you for a cycling tour.

  • Where does the tour start and finish?

    The tour starts in Jodhpur with the closest airport being Jodhpur Airport (JDH).
    It ends in Udaipur with the closest airport being Maharana Pratap Airport (UDR).

  • Do I have to pay if travelling alone?

    You are not required to pay a surcharge for travelling alone. The tour operator will arrange for you to share accommodation with another traveller of the same gender. If you cannot be matched, they will provide a single room at no extra charge. If you prefer not to share, a single supplement is payable to guarantee your own room.

  • Are helmets included when hiring a bike?

    Yes, if you're hiring a bike from the operator, a complimentary helmet is provided, although you are welcome to bring your own if you wish.

Overall Rating:
5.0/5
All in all a superb trip
Geoff Noblett — February 2017
(Review obtained from Tour Operator)

1. Our guide - Jehan was fantastic! He was competent, knowledgable, authentic and so enthusiastic. Moreover, he has a wonderful gentle sense of humour which became increasingly evident throughout the tour, both through his anecdotes of life, history and culture of India but also in the manner in which he interacted with all the guests on the tour.

2. The other guests (a couple from the UK) who were a joy to be with for almost two weeks. We shared the 'journey' in so many ways but always in good spirits with lots of friendly banter.

3. Accommodation - All great with a few through the middle of the tour being exceptional.

4. The route - Th cycling days averaged 60km with one day of 90km. Mostly flat terrain but there was one day of 50km riding that was quite strenuous. However, with the cohesion of the group, the riding on all days was enjoyed. Most particularly, I enjoyed the morning rides through villages where day to day life unfolded before our eyes.

5. The food - Much to Jehan's credit, we enjoyed a rich array of coal delights for every meal. To my knowledge, nobody experienced the slightest touch of 'Delhi Belly'. On the contrary, the dishes were always fresh and served with complete hygiene.

6. The extra bits that make all the difference:
great bikes that were perfect for the conditions
fantastic bus/support vehicle with two team members that were very friendly and efficient
great pre tour information and liaison particularly via heaps of interaction with Penchudee who has always been friendly an efficient in responding to my queries

An introduction to India
Margaret Ashley — November 2016
(Review obtained from Tour Operator)

Riding Regal Rajasthan was an awesome way to introduce to the wonders of India.

Not the usual tourist spots
William Self — November 2015
(Review obtained from Tour Operator)

We saw not only the usual tourist spots, but areas in India that could only be experienced by bike. Eating food with and from the locals was a treat. Our guide was quite knowledgeable and full of enthusiasm.