FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS...
How long do the trips last?
We have trips cycling trips lasting from 1 to 7 days. See each trip
description for particular trip information.
How big are
Our maximum group size is 15 guests plus guide & a Navigator. Our average group
size is 3 people. The minimum group size is 2 guests, although private 1:1 trips
can be arranged. Our usual trips are two couples or a couple and a single. If
you have a larger private group, contact us to see how an appropriate trip can
What if I want to book as a single?
Try to choose a scheduled date, and if that doesn't fit, let us know. We can
book you as a single & try to accommodate you with others. If there is no other
booking during your tour Dates, we will take you biking anyways, but, your tour
cost might increase.
How hard are the trips? Am I fit enough?
Each trip is different, but, in Rajasthan, it is not very difficult or hardcore.
For the information, we can call it moderate or Easy rides- Uphill, Downhill or
Plain Terrain. We want you to go at your own pace, so that you get a chance to
sink in & absorb the maximum.
How heavy does my pack need to be?
You will only need to carry your own personal clothing and gear: no tents, food
or cooking supplies.
What do I need to bring for clothing and
On most trips all you need is your personal clothing and a good biking gear. On
each trip page you find information on what is needed for that trip. We can
usually supply everything you need in the way of sleeping bags and back packs if
you are trying to keep the weight down for your international flights, if you
let us know prior to your Trip. We will send you the hiring cost for the same.
What do we eat? I have a special diet, is this OK?
One thing we hear every trip is "the food was great! I never knew it was
possible to eat so well on a wilderness trip." We put a lot of work into
supplying you with a variety of healthy and tasty meals and snacks. From the
fresh vegetables to coffee/tea, you will be impressed. Vegetarian or other
preferred diets are not a problem. You can inform us of your diet preferences
when you book.
Where do we meet? (For guests booking directly
Usually we get together with you the starting point of the tour. It can either
be your Hotel or a pre decided place discussed with you via e-mail or Telephonic
conversation before your trip starts to answer any last minute questions, check
your clothing and gear, and fill you in on the plans for the next day. If it is
convenient, we meet well in advance, so you still have time to purchase any
items highlighted at the gear check.
NOTE: For guests
travelling through a Travel Agent, you will be duly informed by your Respective
Travel Agent, as we will send all the details to them.
we stay when we are on the trip?
Depending on the trip we use a mixture of camping and hotels. See the individual
trip pages for more information. Camps have a kitchen tent and smaller private
tents for sleeping. Sometimes we use privately owned farm lands or forest
department premises to pitch our tents.
What are the camping
premises like? Are they safe & secure?
Forest Department premises usually have common rooms , sometimes no electricity
and Indian style toilets . The privately owned farm lands are remote and provide
excellent shelter for our camping, no electricity & bush toilets. A thorough
research is done by us and our team makes sure that all these areas are sound &
safe before every tour. Our team will make sure that they know the premises
owners personally or through some common contact in case of privately owned
farmlands and in case of government premises, we make sure that all the required
permissions are obtained as per the forest department “s norms.
What time of year do the trips run?
Most of our trips run roughly September to April. We can run a private bike-ride
anytime for your party. For a better idea of what the Rajasthan seasons are
like, check out our detailed information page on Rajasthan weather. The Treks
inside the Restricted Forest Areas are closed during Monsoon: May to September.
But, we do offer treks during this time in other accessible areas.
When do trips run?
Since the minimum group size is two people, if you are a group of two or more,
you can book for whatever dates you like. If that date is taken we will see if
we can give you the closest available date. You can either just book for your
preferred start date (if the date requested is taken we will let you know the
next available dates) or just email us and see what is available.
How much do trips cost?
See the individual trip descriptions depending upon the nature of accommodation.
What is included in the price?
All food and snacks, guiding, forest fees, hut/tent accommodation and camping
Tents as well as associated Goods and Services Tax. Bottled Water is included
where specified. See each trip description for particular trips.
How do I book a trip? How do I know if the dates I want
You could check out our website and book for the dates you prefer via our
on-line registration form. You could email us if you have questions. If
the dates you want are not available we will immediately notify you of the
nearest available dates.
How do I pay?
The easiest way to pay is on our secure bank account details. Please read our
booking & cancellation policies on our website.
Where are we located?
Rajasthan cycling tours operates out of the beautiful town of Udaipur, often
referred to as ‘Venice’ of east. Our prime area of working is around the Aravali
ranges in south Rajasthan region. This includes places like Udaipur, Mount Abu,
Ranakpur, Kumbhalgarh & Bundi(clickive links to know more). This Region has
ample accommodation to suit all budget types and as well as all the facilities
necessary to equip you for a cycling holiday. Though we have programs for other
places of tourist interest as well.
How do I get there?
The closest international airports to us are New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad &
Jaipur . You can make an airplane connection to Udaipur from these cities. There
are other modes of transport such as Trains & Buses operating on regular basis
to Udaipur. Check with your travel agent.
Do I need a car?
Yes. Please check with your Travel Agent or your hotel let us know well in
advance, preferably at the time of booking.
Can I leave my extra
bags and valuables with you while we are in the hills?
Yes, you can trust our Team with this.
Hotels or Tents.
What ifs? What if the weather is bad?
Though the weather does not change drastically in Rajasthan, our experienced
guides are well equipped to provide the best possible trip and have a good
experience in judging the conditions. Travel in challenging weather is an
adventure in itself but you will love Rajasthan in Winters . It is very rare for
trips to be cancelled due to weather; in the unfortunate event that this
happens, there is a 50% cancellation fee. (see our terms and conditions) Once a
trip begins there are no refunds. Check our website weather link.
What if someone is injured?
Obviously every situation is different; in case of a serious accident the guide
will notify our base by mobile phone and a rescue will be started usually by a
car, at the nearest access point. . We recommend that you have travel insurance
that will cover you in being repatriated to your home country. Kindly check the
arrangements with your Travel Agent or your Insurance Company.
What about insurance?
Good travel insurance is essential. In addition to medical/accident cover we
highly recommend purchasing travel cancellation insurance. In some instances,
clients have injured themselves in totally unrelated accidents or had a family
emergency which has meant that they have had to cancel their trips at short
notice. Unfortunately, we have to follow our cancellation policy. A bad
situation for everyone! But it's also one that can be avoided with relatively
cheap travel insurance. You may have your own preferred travel insurer. If not,
we recommend it strongly.
What if we do not fit in with the group
This tends to be one of the major concerns of guests going on trips. However, in
our experience, it is very rarely a problem. Due to our friendly team &
carefully chosen areas of operation, we largely avoid compatibility issues. We
are careful with building our trips and with our experience, we are proud of our
record of providing quality trips.