This cycling tour offers an incredibly rich mix of dramatic landscapes, people and wildlife, enhanced by a sense of history at every turn. We travel to Rajasthan, known for its character-filled, ancient forts, painted mansions and stunning maharaja’s palaces – some of which we stay in overnight. This state’s rich tradition of heritage arts and crafts, from regal jewellery, miniature painting, vibrant block printing and exquisite blue pottery, to traditional performing arts and folk music, finds expression in the daily lives of its people.
Starting in Delhi, we reach Jaipur, the pink city, filled with forts and palaces where we spend two days sightseeing, and then ride past 11th century Bhandarej, for a stay at a beautiful palace. Next we pedal to Ranthambore National Park for a glimpse of the elusive tiger and other exotic wildlife, staying overnight before we reach Bharatpur, home to Keoladeo National Park, and a major bird sanctuary, also visiting Karauli (overnight stay) en route. Later, we ride to the spectacular ancient city of Fatehpur Sikri, built by the Emperor Akbar. The long hot days in the saddle make for a demanding trip, but this is a truly unforgettable experience. Finally, the tour culminates in Delhi but not before we visit Agra where the Taj Mahal and Red Fort leave us breathless with wonder.