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Cycle Rajasthan Adventure
Deserts, impossibly beautiful Moghul and Rajput Palaces, brightly coloured saris and exotic spice markets. Rajasthan is a fantastic blend of geography, people, religions and history. Exploring and traversing this ancient land by bicycle is to embrace the wonder of India…..
Our itinerary will see us starting from the Taj Mahal with a brief spot of sightseeing in Delhi before embarking on our adventure. Heading West into the deserts of Rajasthan, we shall visit Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur, Pushkar, and Udaipur. Staying both in comfortable tourist standard hotels, and also in simple roadside accommodation, this trip is a cultural exploration of life out in rural India.
Day 1 - Fly London—New Delhi—catch up on some sleep on arrival in Delhi—ready for the adventure ahead
Day 2 - Transfer by road to Agra—half day journey—leaving time to behold the incredible Taj Mahal
Day 3 - Begin Bike Adventure—Travel via the deserted Mughal City of Fatehpur Sikri to Bharatpur (distance = 60km)
Day 4 - Out into the wilds—sleeping simply at the roadside, making use of our sleeping bags and mosquito nets—most likely in the small village of Dausa—(distance = 120km)
Day 5 - Onwards to Jaipur—reaching our first main staging post we shall roll into town I the early afternoon—an easy day—and time to explore the wonders of ‘The Pink City’
Day 6 - Rest Day—Time to explore Jaipur
Day 7 - To small village of Dudu—rural village—en route to Pushkar (distance = 65km)
Day 8 - To Pushkar—the town by the lake—today’s ride will take us around the Snake Mountain—a bit of a climb—but well worth it for the chilled out town of Pushkar (distance = 87km)
Day 9 - Rest Day Pushkar—enjoy this special town
Day 10 - Beawar—heading further South West and encountering some rolling hills now (distance = 53km) (later start)
Day 11 - Deogarh—A pleasant small town featuring a cave dedicated to the Lord Shiva on the side of a hill above the town. (Distance = 90km)
Day 12 - Rajsamand—our final cycling rest stop—just shy of Udaipur. A town set aside an artificial reservoir , constructed in the 17th Century.
Day 13 - Udaipur—our last riding day brings us through a couple of interesting smaller towns—with temple complexes, and on to arguably the most beautiful city in all of Rajasthan and maybe India. Time for a well earned relax.
Day 14 - Udaipur—Rest Day—Chill Out and Sightseeing
Day 15 - Return Journey to Delhi - up early for the long haul back to Delhi—a full day of travelling
Day 16 - In Delhi—Sightseeing and souvenir hunting—just time to buy that special Taj Mahal Key Ring!
Day 17 - Depart Delhi - Arrive London
Occasionally, it may not be possible to follow the itinerary as planned. This may be for a variety of reasons – climatic, political, physical or other. In these circumstances we will make the best alternative arrangements possible that maintains the integrity of the original itinerary, you will be advised as soon as possible to this effect.
Our accommodation breaks down approximately as follows:
10 nights Tourist Class Hotel—Good Clean Comfortable (Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Pushkar, Udaipur)
3 nights basic guesthouses in Small Towns
3 nights simple roadside accommodation—sleeping outdoors / under mosquito nets / at roadside restaurants / homestays.
What is a Level 3.0 Cycling Challenge Like?
These rides are typically multi day rides, with medium distances and undulating terrain. Level 3 rides suit riders who ride regularly, and are looking for something challenging but manageable. In the case of single day events, you can expect up to 8 hours of cycling with breaks. In the case of a multi day ride, you can expect a slightly lower daily duration - but of course - the effort is sustained over a longer period. You should be a competent rider, with regular training outings - both at the weekend and ideally with another session during the week. A 10 week training programme is available for our 3 star rides.
How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 3.0 ‘Bike Ride’?
You need to have good endurance for these events. You must be used to doing long bike rides in the countryside of 5 hours + and distances of between 45 - 55 miles . You should be doing regular exercise - with some serious cycle training (at least twice per week in the run up to the event). Your typical comfortable cycling speed will be around 21-23 km/hr on flat and gently undulating terrain, and you should be able to cycle at higher speed for up to 1 hour or 25 km (on a road bike). You may also blend in other types of exercise - but for longer periods of time (ie sessions in excess of 1.5 hrs.) - however cycling is the best preparation (obviously!)
Please note, it is extremely important for this physical challenge that you are in good health. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, please consider carefully whether you should be joining the challenge. Please ensure you fill in the booking form accurately and honestly, this is important. In the case of serious conditions (epilepsy, diabetes, heart conditions, recent illness or operations), please discuss the challenge with your GP. Please also ensure you notify us of any allergies or similar.
It requires stamina and good aerobic fitness - but good willpower will also come in handy! Failure to disclose medical conditions is a serious omission - that could have serious repercussions on any of our challenges.
Travel insurance is required for all overseas adventures and can be purchased through Ventureguard using the link on the left hand toolbar of the website. Travel insurance is not compulsory for UK adventures but it is advised. For further information, please don't hesitate to contact the Café.
Visas / Redtape
When travelling abroad you may require a Visa. Please check the Travcour website (www.travcour.com) for up to date Visa information. Here they can advise you on the best action to take. If you require further information please don't hesitate to contact the Café.
Included In Trip
All accommodation, some breakfasts—though not all, all transfers, Vehicular back up, mechanical support, your guide.
Excluded From Trip
International Airfares - please ask if you require assistance with flights and we should be able to offer well priced flights with good connections. Indian Visa, Meals, Bar bills, Tips, Consumable spare parts used (tubes, tyres, other parts—charged at cos
Road Bike / Hybrid Bike / Mountain Bike (with Touring Tyres) - please call us for guidance on type of bike on a trip by trip basis
Water Bottles (bladder system/cycle water bottles)
Cycling Gloves, Bike Lock, Neck Scarf
Small Rucksack (or small pannier)
Small Holdall (for overnight gear)
Bike rack for rear pannier
Lamps (front and rear, head torch can be worn)
Under Saddle Pouch (recommended - can be used to carry asterik* items)
Duck Tape (small folded piece off the reel)*
Puncture Repair Kit*
Bell or Horn on your bike - Louder the better!
2 x Inner Tubes*
Multi-Tool (with allen keys)*
Spare parts for your bike (spokes, and other specialist parts for your bike)
Oil/Lube Brush (Toothbrush)*
Pump (suitable for your valve type)
Cycle Box / Case / Cardboard Box for Transportation (not the huge rigid boxes on point to point rides please!)
Parcel Tape if required to re-box your bike
Suncream, Plasters, Vaseline
Insect Repellant, Rehydration Salts
Pack Towel (lifesystems recommended), Soap (small bar)
Shampoo (not a full size bottle!)
Medium Weight Fleece, Lightweight Gloves, Fleece Hat
Cycle / Overnight Clothing
Lycra Cycling Shorts, Cotton Shorts
Long Cycling Trousers (Tights/Tracksuit Bottoms)
Cotton T-Shirts for evening
Short Sleeve Cycling T-Shirts (Dryflo type material) or Cycle Top with rear pockets
Long Sleeve T-Shirt - preferably white for hot sunny destinations
Cycling Shoes (approach shoes suitable)
Sandals / Spare Shoes for after ride
1 Set Casual Evening Wear
1 Pair Cotton Trousers
1 Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (gore-tex, e-vent) - comfortable to cycle in
1 Pair Outer Waterproof Bottoms
Camera, Memory Card
Toilet Roll, Spare Lace
Visa's (if applicable)
Travel Insurance (compulsory)
Wallet, Money Belt, Credit Cards, Cash, Local Currency
Sunglasses, Mobile Phone, Penknife
Snacks for Cycling Days (dried fruits, nuts, flapjacks, cereal bars etc)
Sleeping Bag / Silk Liner (please check this on a trip by trip basis - it may be required)
Specialist Items for Long Haul Trips
Mosquito Nets, Specialist Medication (AntiMalaria)
Water Purification Kit, Immodium, Sewing Kit
Make sure you do not ‘over pack’ - bring only what is essential for the trip
A final kit list will be provided in your ‘Final Joining Instructions’ pre-departure
By nature all activities contain an element of risk.Your leader will be first aid qualified and will carry the appropriate safety kit for the activity, such as mountain safety shelters, walking rope and from time to time mobile radios. Safety equipment carried will be appropriate to trip. The leader's primary role is to ensure your safety, but it is your responsibility to listen to their guidance and instructions.
Average Daily Sunshine— 8 hours
Average Daily High—25 °C
Average Daily Low—9 °C
Typically weather in the desert is dry! Sunshine plentiful, and temperatures during the winter pleasant.
Notes on Cycling Events
This is our standard range of Cycling Challenges in the UK, Europe and further afield. However, we offer completely tailormade itineraries to your specification. Call us to discuss!
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