A family holiday is a fulfilling trip in itself – one of the most awaited experiences of the year when one takes a break from the mad rush of life & discovers the world with the closest of our family & friends and indulges in some happy travel making memories for a lifetime! While travel knows no age, family adventures & getaways are the perfect occasion to bond with your folks & indulge in some carefree fun while you can get to experience the beauty of the north India of our own land like never before!
Take up to brewing some thrilling escapades to recount & recollect for the ultimate joyride on 2 wheels, exploring the realms of the land of royalty & kingship – the landscapes of Rajasthan – cycling tours to satiate your call for some adventure & travel along with exploring the vibrant culture & grand heritage. With the abundance of things to do & spaces of discover, the “2 wheel Rajasthan Safari” taking you on a ride through the rural scapes, cuisines, cultural extravaganzas, natural bounty & so much more, drawing travellers from all over.
What can be better than a safari ride to the land of royalty, probably the first tourist destination that comes to the mind when one plans a trip in the county, exploring the incredible landscape of Rajasthan on two wheels Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the Bicycle, holiday cycling tours discovering the vibrant culture & magnificence Ã¢â‚¬â€œ palaces, fortresses, rural scape, food, traditions, crafts, natural terrains among others, luring tourists from all part of the country & the world! Here are a few tours spanning the vast expanse of the state of Rajasthan as suited to your needs, taste & budget on a bicycle, reaching out to the nooks & corners of the land.
For the adventurous souls who like going an extra mile (literally here!) for an adrenaline rush, biking is just another drug. Riding a mountain bike on the rugged terrains of the Himalayas or through the beaches of Daman, is a feat one must try to achieve at least once in life. Even couples opt for cycling tours in India often as it strengthens their bond and gives a new, interesting dimension to their relationship. Often you would hear people complaining that Indian roads aren’t fit for cycling. That’s not true. Take the example of Soumik Das, a corporate lawyer, who has recently taken a cycle trip from Kolkata to Hyderabad. It took 12 days for him to cover a stretch of 1400 kilometers.
Here we discuss how to plan a cycle trip in India.
Plan well in advance
You will be going on a trip that will leave you exhausted and tired. Boost your body and mind before setting up the dates. Plan well in advance. Schedule the map and keep a target distance. Like Das did. He covered 150 kilometers every day as his set goal. He also covered a maximum 190 kilometers on a certain day and his average ranged from 120 kilometers to 150 kilometers. Plan the inns where you are likely to stay for the night and the eateries where you would refuel yourself during the day. Food needs to be hygienic and healthy as keeping yourself fit through journey is most important. Seek guidance from travel bloggers or veterans who have traveled the same route before.
Choosing the bike
When it comes to selecting a cycle, you should consult someone who has traveled the path you want to go for. A full suspension bike is always better. Seating needs to be comfortable. You can customize the rest of the designs and features. Also, make sure you have a cycle repairing kit in your backpack. Make sure you have an identity card with blood group and emergency number written.
Keep the plan flexible
There might be days when you won’t be able to cover the desired distance. That doesn’t mean you start losing all hopes. You have shown enough courage to venture out on a cycle, so stay strong. In case of emergency, an alternative route comes handy.
Ask the locals
When you are cycling through villages and towns, consult a local in case of emergency. To be frank, India isn’t that technologically sound that Google could answer all your queries when on a cycle trip. So ask locals about chemists, doctors, cycle repair shops, whenever a need arises.
A week before beginning the trip, your bootcamp should start. Start having more protein and tan yourself to bear the sun as much as possible. November and March are the two best months to go on a cycle tour, thanks to the weather and visibility. You need to increase your workout, simply because you would be tearing your muscle tissues quite a lot.
Never ride at night
There are highways and roads, which have poor lights and trucks drive recklessly at night. So an hour before the sunset, you should stop by some inns. Safety is vital. So do your homework well and choose the ones majority of people stay at. Use this time to refresh yourself and recharge your phone.
Keep it social
Social media always comes to use on travel escapades. Team up with like minded people and ask them to join you if interested. The more, the merrier. Also, once you take a quick break on a cycling tour, you can click selfies and keep your friends and family back home updated with your exact location.
Now that the cycling season is on, plan your trip and begin the adventure.
CYCLING IS AN ALMOST THERAPEUTIC EXPERIENCE. TAKING AWAY THE STRESS FROM YOUR LIFE, IT IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE CLOSE TO NATURE AND FEEL ITS GENTLE CARESS AS YOU GO BY. IT IS THE PERFECT WAY TO TAKE IN TRUE BEAUTY AT AN UNHURRIED PACE
Feel the native flavours as you go by. Cycling through India is the ideal way to experience her diversity, and also to feel the Indian spirit. The greatest advantage of cycling is the flexibility it allows Ã¢â‚¬â€œ enabling you to stop at your discretion and giving you a chance to chart your own course.
You can simply cycle through the length and breadth of India, or choose the most exquisite pockets and marvel at their magnificence from close quarters. Watching life sprint past you, the gentle wafting aromas of meals being prepared in neighbouring houses and merry waving of enthused children are just some of the things that will goad you on. Perhaps the two most frequented circuits are the Himalayan mountains where biking is an adrenaline pumping rush, and also in the serpentine alleys of Kerala where you have the thick vegetation and scenic plantations for genial company. They both present picturesque backdrops, offering ideal conditions for an invigorating ride.
The contrasting whites of the mountains and deep greens of the tropics blend in seamlessly with experience, adding to the brilliance of the experience. In addition, cycling tours through the state of Rajasthan, and also into the city of Agra make for interesting journeys. There is no real dissuading factor when you think of cycling through any of these locations. What is important to match is your level of expertise with the terrain that is offered, and this will help ensure the success of your tour. The mountains require plenty more skill, while the even lay of Rajasthan are great for starters as well.
The monsoons are the most dangerous months for travel by cycle in India, with slippery roads and landslides commonly found along your course. While the summers may be favourable in terms of safety, they can be more demanding on your energy and effort. It is best to try and use the first few months of the year, and the months after the monsoon to travel by cycle. If you intend to embark on a mountain biking tour, ensure that you take off well before winter sets in so that you escape the cold and snowfall. Wear appropriate gear, and try to travel light. Ensure that you are well rested and that your cycle is checked continually to keep it in optimal condition. Carry enough first aid, and a good pair of shoes. Avoid cycling very late at night.