The full tour will take 55 days, from January 19th to March 14th, 2014 including 44 riding days & 11 rest days. The average riding day will be about 100 km in length. It will pass through 7 Indian states: Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu & Kerala.
Food Accommodations & Support
An Indian Adventure Bicycle Expedition includes:
- 3 meals per/day on riding days (except for dinner on the night before a rest day)
- Nutritious lunches on cycling days
- Sweep rider at back of group at all times for security
- Experienced staff including Tour leader, Medic, Bike Mechanic and Tour support as required.
- Emergency communication systems
- Custom vehicles for transporting luggage and injured/sick/tired cyclists
On all nights we will be staying in mid-range hotels. Built into the entry fee are hotel accommodations in Agra the night before the start of the tour and in Kanyakumari on the night of the tour’s arrival. For sectional riders the entry fee includes hotel accommodation the night before and the night after your section.
The Freedom to Set your Own Pace
Our tours are designed to enable the participants to be independent and adventurous – with support staff available to provide assistance and advice whenever needed. You get the best of both worlds! On each riding day, small, but challenging situations will test your skills, like navigating your way through towns that you and your riding partners have never heard of. Cyclists on this tour should be prepared to make their own way from town to town. General instructions will be given every evening for the next day’s ride but each day will, and should, be an adventure and riders may have to deal with unpredictable situations – religious festivals, sacred cows, mischievous monkeys, stubborn bureaucrats and more. That is India – unpredictable and unbelievable!
The 8 rest days have been scheduled in some of the country’s most fascinating locales. Wander aimlessly through the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur. See how many temples you can visit in the Hindu pilgrims’ town of Pushkar. Dine at the opulent Lake Palace Hotel in Udaipur. Check out the movie sets in Mumbai’s Bollywood. Explore the other-worldy UNESCO sites at Hampi & Ellora. Enjoy the Keralan art of Kathakali.
Short on holidays? – Join us for a few weeks instead
For those of you who have neither the time nor the inclination to cycle 4,400 km, An Indian Adventure is also divided into 4 shorter sections, lasting from 10 to 16 days, each with its own character and adventure. Whether it’s the legendary deserts of Rajasthan, the gorgeous Maharashtran coast, the historic temples of Karnataka or the astounding beauty of Kerala that you wish to explore on your bike, this tour offers you all those opportunities to choose from.
A Cycling Tour unlike any other
Why cycle India with us?
We created the first ever organized tours across Africa, Asia, Oceania and Europe.
We have run over 30 successful expeditions on five continents.
We have been around for 11 years with an exceptional track record.
We have had participants from over 20 different countries with very high client satisfaction.
We have the best discount policies for returning clients.
Our per day costs when considering all services and amenities are less than any other operator.
We give you the freedom to explore and you ride at your own pace.
We provide staff sweep cyclists equiped with cell and satellite telephones for your security.
We employ highly qualified and experienced staff.
Our expeditions are fully supported with at least two vehicles.
Our tours create an unusual camaraderie and friendship that will last a lifetime.