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India Bike Tours
After arriving in the cacophony of India’s capital and the hustle of Delhi’s streets, we make our way to the rural lands of Rajasthan, where the city gives way to the vast, unrelenting deserts and remarkably lush landscapes as we cycle by. Unforgettable experiences abound throughout your India adventure travel experience—the omnipresent colour, the irony of an elephant traffic jam, the unique scents and abundant colours, and so much more. This is B&R’s India—a land and people that conquer and create, today as much as centuries ago.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard how I like to do that.”
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Our friends on the ground are there to set you up with insider access and expert tips—then disappear when you’d prefer to be on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
10 Days / 9 Nights
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Day by Day
Meet your driver at the airport and take a short drive to the stately Imperial Hotel where you can relax after a long flight. Located about 45 minutes from the city, it’s the perfect way to unwind and start your trip.
Enjoy a unique experience led by former street children, who will share their in-depth knowledge of the area and take you on a walking journey through hidden backstreets to discover an India tucked away behind the chaos.
Catch a morning flight to Jodphur and rendezvous in the heart of Rajput territory, gathering for a brief intro to the region and rules of the road in India. Bike past villages, Hindu temples, camels and the ubiquitous king of the road—the holy cow.
Partake in some yoga before driving to the start of today’s ride. The cycling route is mainly flat, weaving through farmland and small patches of bush and ending in Salawas, at the home of the most famous dhurry (rug) maker in Rajasthan, if not India.
Cycle though Bishnoi villages en route to Mihirgarh for a bite to eat. Continue riding through the desert until reaching the charming hamlet of Rohet where we’ll catch a ride to Rawla Narlai, our home for this evening.
Bike to Ranakpur to visit one of the finest temples in all of India and learn about the Jains who built it. The head Jain priest guides us through this extraordinary structure and provides insight into the religious beliefs of the Jains.
The next day starts with a spectacular loop ride right from our majestic base at Devi Garh, where we climb from the desert flats into the rolling Aravalli Hills, passing marble mines and local artisans – stopping for a glass of hot chai along the way.
Take a morning ride over the hills that lead into the valley of Udaipur. Today’s ride is a little more challenging with some sharp hills thrown in for good measure, but the destination and our home for the next two nights is more than worth it.
This morning we set off on our last beautiful bike ride of your journey through the back hills of Udaipur to the small village of Pie. Head into the town of Udaipur to explore the extravagant City Palace, one of the largest palace complexes in India.
Time to say goodbye! We’ll bring you back to the airport for your flight to Delhi, where we have arranged day rooms to relax in before your flight home. Safe travels!
The Imperial, Delhi
Standing in stark contrast to the commotion of the surrounding city, The Imperial offers a serene, stately retreat, a landmark hotel that earns its reputation for its impeccable attention to detail and thoughtful service. Admire the stunning blend of architecture, sample the diverse variety of culinary options, amble the immaculate grounds and indulge the most regal of stays imaginable. View hotel website »
The Raas, Jodhpur
Situated in the north-eastern quarter of the Walled City, RAAS is comprised of 4 charismatic ‘rose-red’ sandstone buildings dating back to the 18th century. With its vistas and grand guestrooms, gardens and private stables, RAAS is a microcosm of the city. And, like virtually every home in Jodhpur, almost every room in the hotel enjoys a spectacular view of Mehrangarh Palace. View hotel website »
Rawla Narlai, Rajasthan
This former hunting lodge of the Maharaja of Jodhpur is now a delightfully intimate retreat. Comfortable rooms and modern baths blend with the ancient aesthetics of Narlai, while the sound of gentle chanting from the many nearby temples and mosques adds a spiritual element to our stay. Chef Nate Singh prepares meals from secret recipes handed down for generations. View hotel website »
Devi Garh Resort, Rajasthan
Tucked away in the Aravalli hills of Rajasthan, the 18thC resort has undergone years of restoration and reconstruction to regain its past glory. An impressive structure, it is now a boutique hotel with 23 suites and six tents. Each suite is unique: luxurious and embellished with marble and semi-precious stones, yet equipped with the most modern of conveniences. View hotel website »
Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur
Oberoi Udaivilas took hundreds of workers and five years to complete, and in 2007 was ranked the best hotel in the world by Travel + Leisure. This grand palace is wonderfully situated on the edge of the lake with views back to the stunning cityscape of Udaipur, it is truly a resort fit for a maharaja, and you’ll feel like one here. Expect to be treated as an honoured guest. View hotel website »
This trip is rated Avid, with moderate to challenging bike rides and walks.
Walking Sticks &
Included with all walking trips are Leki telescoping walking sticks and custom-made padded hip holsters, which comfortably carry one full half-litre water bottle. And while the walking sticks get “recycled” for use by another B&R traveller, the holsters are yours to keep at trip’s end.
- All hotel accommodation
- Select meals with wine (selected by B&R)
- Services of B&R guide(s) and support vehicle
- Use of customized bicycle and helmet
- Use of two lightweight, telescoping walking sticks
- Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
- All special events and private tours
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- All baggage transportation
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
At Your Service
We take pride in choosing guides who are not only exceptional travelling companions, but who’ll go far beyond the call of duty to ensure an unforgettable experience.Learn more about our guides »
“The best moments were the unscripted ones -- buying masala tea from a roadside stand, bargaining with local villagers for costume jewelry, talking to local school children.”
— Lisetta Lavy,
India Biking 2013
India Biking Private
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