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Rajasthan is not just about colorfully dressed locals, exquisite Havelis and forts or tales of Rajputana grandeur, for a cycling enthusiast, Rajasthan also boasts of some of the most spectacular back roads and cycling trails through the countryside.
The arid Aravali landscape, the local culture, the unique cuisine and the ruins of a bygone era makes for an awe-inspiring experience. It’s the best destination for someone looking to explore the culture & heritage of India on two wheels.
Rajasthan is one of the most diverse and beautiful states of India with vast stretches of varied landscapes. From Sand dunes to the thorny Aravalis to the hills and plains, there is so much to explore that a weekend doesn’t justify the effort; and top that with the Royal Rajasthani hospitality, you will have to return for more.
Upon reaching Ajmer
The start point of the tour is Ajmer. You can fly into Jaipur or board a train from your city of choice; Endpoint of the trip is Jodhpur; In case you need help in getting your tickets arranged, please feel free to connect up with our contact person.
Please note: All meals from the start till the end of the tour are included. We understand the concerns of our customers and we ensure that all the meals are prepared in a hygienic environment. It is our duty to provide the best quality food along with high-grade packing services to ensure that the food stays warm and fresh when served.
The ride is open to all amateur and seasoned cycling enthusiasts who are physically fit to endure the challenges of riding on the hills with an approx of 50 to 100kms per day over 6 days of riding.
This is not a very demanding ride but we expect the participants to have a suitable amount of long distance riding & climbing experience. The combination of climb-weather-altitude makes this a unique and fun challenge. Once you sign-up, we can help you design a training plan so that you can enjoy the expedition fully!
On arrival at Ajmer Junction, you are met by our representative and transferred to Pushkar, which is a short 40 min drive. On arrival at Pushkar, we freshen up and assemble our bikes and take on the road to Nimaj. During the ride you will come across numerous village and friendly villagers, the kids waving at you with a broad smile.
You are free to stop at any time and strike a conversation with the villagers. We reach Nimaj by late afternoon, Nimaj is an ancient town under the Pratihar rulers of Mandore. Here you will be staying in a heritage property which is run by the present Thakurs of Nimaj.
The palace facade carved in red sandstone makes it a distinctive landmark in the architectural history of India. In your leisure time, you are free to explore the village on foot or on your cycles.
Post breakfast we will have a briefing and a quick warm-up session. Today we begin our epic journey across Rajasthan, starting gently with a ride on the backroads through villages to Chandelao Garh. This is an easy terrain to ride in, so you can enjoy the vistas with ease. You will be again passing through a lot of villages.
Upon arrival, you check in to Chandelao Garh, this highly rated place will enfold you in a different world – the world of the rulers of Rajasthan in a traditional village. Majestic Chandelao Garh is the ancestral home of the landowners of the area and has been tastefully converted to a modern hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Post breakfast you will cycle towards today destination Kherwa. The terrain will be the same as the previous day with the view of vast farmlands. Dera Khairwa is a 15th Centaury fort-palace located in the village of Khairwa in the Pali district. The rulers of Dera Khairwa belong to the noble clan of Jodha Rathores, who are related to the founders of the city of Jodhpur.
Dera Khairwa the Fort-Palace Situated in a rural setting, has opened its gates for the guests, which offer an enlivening experience of royal legacy with simplicity and style. The rugged historic structure amalgamates with the stunning red sandstone monument, it is a mesmerizing example of the Mughal-Rajput period architecture.
After a relaxing breakfast, you ride to Jodhpur city which is situated at the edge of the Thar Desert and was founded by the Rajput chief Rao Jodha in 1459. It is surrounded by a 10-kilometer-long wall with eight gates serving as entrances. The new city is settled around this walled area.
There are about a hundred towers in the city, most of which are surrounded by defensive battlements. Jodhpur is also referred to as “The Blue Town of Rajasthan”. Once the capital of the powerful kingdom of Marwar, Rajasthan’s largest princely state, this is the land of the valiant Rathore kings, whose courage was a match for the tyranny of the Thar Desert.
You visit the Meherangarh Fort, the most famous landmark of Jodhpur. Straddling the rocky crevices it rears up high, its sheer walls reflect the strength of its warrior builders. The museum within the fort is one of the finest in Rajasthan and displays royal apparel, ancient paintings and manuscripts, fabled treasures of the royal household and an armory. On the road down from the fort, the splash of blinding white marble on the left is Jaswant Thada, Maharaja Jaswant Singh II’s cenotaph. If time permits we can also go for some last minute shopping before boarding the train for Delhi.
I heard that it was going to be tough but never knew that it was so interesting as well. Thank you Cycleit for getting us here and making us feel like winners
I thank Nitin and the group to motivate me and train me to believe that peddling continuously will make you reach you’re destination
When you feel like walking the rest of the path with your cycle. You can see Cycleit team motivating us to peddle ahead and reach the final point