Join us for a cycling tour in Rajasthan that you will leave you mesmerized! Meander through the sandy stretches of Thar Desert, the perfect pale backdrop to the splash of colours that is Rajasthan! A wondrous mix of textiles, jewelry, local craft create an exciting mélange of cultural fabric for you to discover in the narrow markets of charming weathered towns of Rajasthan. Explore old forts, ancient temples and grand palaces that have withheld the test of time as you bike along the sturdy Aravalli mountain range.
August, September marks the monsoon season in Rajasthan and the countryside feels alive. The temperature (similar for March) could be close to 25-30 degree Celsius in nights, but the days are sunny & humid with temperatures around 30-40 degree Celsius. If it is humid and hot, we recommend to start biking early in the morning around 6 AM, carry packed breakfast and end riding by noon time to avoid heatstroke. Though it may be a bit hot, it is still a good time for biking as countryside is amazingly green with many water bodies. Generally it rains for a short period and then settles down which makes the condition much cooler and perfect for biking.
November, December, January & February marks the winter season in Rajasthan. The monsoon season has ended. The temperature could be close to 2-5 degree Celsius in nights in Dec-Jan, but the days are sunny with temperatures around 15-20 degree Celsius. Nights can get chilly in the highlands. It is recommended to carry warm clothes and breathable windproof jacket. These are the best months for cycling in Rajasthan.
07:30 We meet at Art of Bicycle Trips and take an shuttle out of Bangalore to beat the traffic and start the ride at Country Club. 08:45-12:00 Brief you about the trips safety guidelines, allocate bikes and have you sign the mandatory indemnity bond. Later we set out on safari through the quiet country roads, farms villages, a small dam, small shrines and the rocky landscape of Ramnagara. We visit the 400 years old Big Banyan Tree spread across 3 acres – this is not too far from the starting point. We ride past the Manchinbele dam and reach Ramanagaram. 12:00-13:00 We make our lunch stop at Kamat Lokaruchi, a Malgudi-style restaurant, and have a taste of real Kannadiga cuisine. The waiters flit here busily in the traditional clothes and shower dollops of ghee, rice and more onto your plate – the experience itself is delicious! 13:30-15:00 We use the shuttle to reach Channapatna, the toy-town where wooden and lacquerware are crafted toys. You can also pick up souvenirs from here – there will be no trouble taking these back as we shuttle back to Bangalore. 15:30-18:00 Shuttle back to Art of Bicycle Trips.
One of the best cycling trail around Bangalore The 400 years old Big Banyan Tree makes for an interesting stop Climb atop the Ramadevara Betta hill for some striking views of the topography Savour Kannadiga style cuisine
Caught between the backwaters and Arabian sea, this is simply the best rural biking trail combined with canoing and village life experiences around Fort Kochi. It is a day-cycle ride that lets you feel the charm of simple Keralan backwater life and villages. Ride through vast paddy fields, fish farms, coconut tree canopies, plantations and coastal area.