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Cycling through Rajasthan

Discover India’s desert state by bike



At a glance

* 13 nights hotels and 1 overnight train
* 12 days cycling (including optional rides) with full vehicle support
* Group normally 6 to 16, plus leader. Min age 16 yrs
* Pushkar and Diwali Festival departures available

Discover India’s desert state by bike

Rajasthan has landscapes varying from green rolling hills to barren deserts.
The whole state is dotted with dramatic fortresses and the countryside is a
patchwork of villages and towns where we see the timelessness of rural India.
From the captivating Mehrangarh Fort at Jodhpur, the lakeside palace of
Udaipur, the holy town of Pushkar and onto the superb ‘pink city’ of Jaipur,
each place has its own story to tell. A fitting way to finish the trip is at
the magnificent Taj Mahal. Cycling is the perfect way to explore Rajasthan,
offering a fascinating insight into the traditional way of life here.

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February 2018. This trip will now run on an alternative itinerary, flying
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Type: Land Only

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What’s included

* All breakfasts, 4 lunches and 1 dinner included
* All accommodation
* Transfer for group flights
* Local bike hire

Food:
All breakfasts, 4 lunches and 1 dinner included.

Breakfast on day 1 of the Land Only itinerary in not included as you should
be given breakfast on the flight. If you do want another breakfast it costs
approximately £5 (US) at the hotel in Delhi. You should allow at least
£15 (approx. US) per day for lunch and dinner. You can eat out very
cheaply in India, but if you go to the more expensive restaurants most of the
time, you will spend more than the suggested amount. In most of the towns
there is a good choice of restaurants and a choice between Indian and Western
style food. If you are a vegetarian India is probably one of the best
destinations to travel to with a wide range of dishes on offer. Tea and soft
drinks are very cheap. A large bottle of beer is approximately £3 (US).
Mineral water is widely available.

Start destination: Delhi

End destination: Delhi

Cycling profile

Day 1

The group flight arrives in the morning. Those who have made their own flight
arrangements will join us at the hotel. The rest of the day is used to
assemble the bikes and explore locally before an evening briefing about our
cycling adventure.
*Comfortable Hotel*

Day 2

We start cycling early in the morning in order to get used to the Indian
weather and city traffic. After cycling for about 25km we return to the
hotel. After breakfast and a shower we start our sightseeing of New and Old
Delhi by bus. The bikes and main luggage will be transferred to Jodhpur by
bus (you are advised to take your required toiletries and other essential
items in your day bag for the overnight train journey). In the evening we
transfer to the station and catch the overnight train to Jodhpur

*Overnight Sleeper Train 
*

Day 3

We arrive into Jodhpur in the morning and transfer to our hotel where we have
some time to relax or have a wander in the surrounding area. In the afternoon
we get the bikes out and go sightseeing on two wheels. Jodhpur was founded by
the Rajput chief Roa Jodha and was formerly the capital of the State of
Marwar. The city is surrounded by an immense wall almost ten kilometres in
circumference and is dominated by the massive fort that stands on a rocky
hill commanding the surrounding desert. In the afternoon we visit the
magnificent Meherangarh Fort from where we have a great view of the blue
houses, painted to distinguish them as those of Brahmins. 
*Standard Hotel*

Day 4

Today is a long day so we will have an early start. We begin our day cycling
from the hotel for about 40km. We then take a transfer by bus to Ranakpur
where there is time to visit the stunning 15th Century Jain Temple. The main
temple, beautifully carved from marble, is dedicated to Adinath. It has 29
halls supported by 1444 pillars, each delicately carved with a different
design. We then take a short 15km transfer by vehicle to a roadside Hindu
temple. From here we then get back on our bikes and ride through the Aravlli
hills for about 34km and finally transfer by bus to the stunning lakeside
town of Udaipur. 
*Standard Hotel*

Day 5

Known as ‘The Pearl of Rajasthan’, the ‘City of Sunrise’ and ‘Venice of the
East’, Udaipur is a beautiful place regarded by both Indians and travellers
as the most romantic city in India. Situated on the east side of Lake
Pichola, the main palace commands an unsurpassed view across the shimmering
lake to the dusty Aravalli Hills with the luxurious Lake Palace hotel adding
to the scene. Lake Pichola has two islands, each with a palace to rival that
on the mainland; Jag Mandir and Jag Nivas (the latter is now the luxurious
Lake Palace Hotel) rise out of their own reflections in the waters of the
lake. After breakfast we set off on the bikes and spend the morning exploring
the countryside around Udaipur. We cycle on quiet roads past farmland and
small villages as we head to Tiger Lake. Continuing on rural backroads, we
have the chance to visit Animal Aid, a local NGO animal hospital for injured
animals. We finish our ride close to the city, from where we visit the
impressive City Palace. 
*Standard Hotel*

Day 6

It’s time to leave this beautiful city and turn north as we cycle to
Kumbhalgarh. The route stays away from the main road and follows a less
direct but quieter series of back roads and allows us to see the fascinating
rural life of India. It can be hot cycling in India but the vehicle support
will be on hand if required for a four-wheeled break. We arrive in
Kumbhalgarh for a late lunch and in the late afternoon there is a chance to
cycle to Kumbhalgarh Fort, a challenging 5km uphill ride (there is an option
to take a jeep). Kumbhalgarh has one of the finest examples of defensive
fortifications in Rajasthan with a lovely temple and palace with panoramic
views. 
*Standard Hotel*

Day 7

It’s back to the desert scenery today as we make our way to the holy town of
Pushkar. Our route today follows rural backroads to the main highway from
where we transfer in the vehicle. Surrounded by the desert the little town is
a holy site on the fringes of a lake. Before going to the hotel we visit this
bustling town, which boasts one of the only Brahma temples in India. The
bustling bazaar is also interesting. 

*Comfortable Hotel*
PUSHKAR CAMEL FAIR DEPARTURES: The itinerary for these departures is slightly
amended to spend two nights in Pushkar and one night in Sariska N.P, this is
done in order to maximise time at the Camel Fair. Accommodation in Pushkar
during the festival departure will be provided in en suite Swiss Cottage
Tents (canvas tents designed to emulate Swiss cottages) with attached
bathroom and all meals will be included.

Day 8

We leave Pushkar on our bikes travelling through desert backroads and small
villages to the town of Rupnagar; a marble working centre. There is the
option to extend the ride by another 34km to the Naraina railway crossing,
from where we transfer by vehicle to Jaipur. Cycle approx. 60km (94km
including optional ride).
*Comfortable Hotel*

Day 9

For those who want there is in early morning ride to Nahargarh fort. The road
climbs high above the city of Jaipur. It is 13 km from the hotel to the top,
where we are rewarded for our efforts with magnificent views over the whole
city of Jaipur. The fort was built in 1734 by Sawai Jai Singh II as a retreat
from the heat of the city. After a cup of tea we have a great descent to
Amber fort. The rest of the day we will spend sightseeing. First we walk up
to splendid fort, which we enter through a massive gateway into the main
courtyard. From Amber we drive to Jaipur. ‘The Pink City’ of Jaipur is one of
the most attractive and colourful cities in India. Rajah Jai Singh decided to
abandon his nearby fortress and palace at Amber in 1727 and laid out a
planned city of broad avenues, built of sandstone, painted pink at a later
stage. In the centre of Jaipur is the City Palace, formerly the residence of
the Maharaja, and now a fine museum containing rare manuscripts, paintings,
royal garments and weapons. We will also see Jaipur’s impressive landmark,
the Hawa Mahal, or Palace of the Winds. Jaipur is a centre of many
handicrafts, such as durries (woven rugs), carpets, printed cloth,
semi-precious stones and leather ware. It will be difficult to leave a
workshop without buying anything!

Optional cycle approx. 13km. 
*Comfortable Hotel*

Day 10

A combination of cycling and transfer as we leave the ‘the pink city’ behind
us and return to rural India. We transfer to Jamwa Ramgarh and then cycle to
Sariska via Pratap Garh and through the beautiful landscape of Aravali foot
hills. 
*Standard Hotel*

Day 11

Before breakfast we have an early morning game drive. We use open jeeps to
take our morning game drive into the park. The park itself is very beautiful,
interesting to explore and there is an abundance of wildlife. Leopard
sighting is a possibility, besides Deer, wild boar, Antelope, Jackal, hyena,
Jungle cat and other wildlife. A large variety of bird species are also found
here. We return to hotel for a late breakfast and in the afternoon there is
the option to do a cycle ride to the near-by Siliseth Lake. The ride is
approx. 36km and takes us on backroads through rural villages and farmland.
We can have tea at the Lake Palace Hotel with stunning views across the lake
to the surrounding Aravali hills. For those who don’t want to cycle they
can enjoy the garden and swimming pool at the hotel. 

Optional cycle approx. 36km.
*Standard Hotel*

Day 12

After breakfast we begin the day’s ride from our hotel to Muhwa where we then
take a short transfer to our lunch spot. Another short transfer takes us to
Bharatpur N.P. This park is renowned for its UNESCO World Heritage listed
bird sanctuary – the Keoladeo Ghana National Park. This entire region was
originally semi arid and only received rainfall during the monsoon season.
The Maharaja of Bharatpur diverted water from a nearby irrigation canal and
it was converted into a bird sanctuary in 1956. On arrival in Bharatpur we
visit the bird sanctuary on our bikes, home to an array of egrets, ducks,
coots, storks, kingfishers, owls, eagles and harriers. There are now over 360
species of birds to be found here. 
*Comfortable Hotel*

Day 13

In the morning we Leave Bharatpur and cycle through the backroads to Fatehpur
Sikri, the emperor Akbar’s deserted royal city. This impressive and
well-preserved citadel became his capital in 1571. The mosque (designed to
hold ten thousand worshippers), the palaces, residences and halls of audience
are all made from decorative red sandstone. But this magnificence only lasted
14 years, as in 1584 Akbar left Fatehpur Sikri to secure his outlying
territories, leaving this city much as we see it today – in perfect
condition. Later we transfer to Agra where we will visit the beautiful white
marble Taj Mahal for sunset, built by the Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan in memory
of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died in 1631. The Taj is serenely
beautiful and never fails to amaze a first time visitor; the white marble
exterior changes colour according to the position of the sun during the day
and is matched by the rich interior detail. 
*Standard Hotel*

Day 14

In the morning we will visit the imposing Agra Fort of Akbar where the mighty
sandstone walls enclose the beautiful white marble pearl mosque, palaces,
halls, courtyards and fountains of his sons and successors, Jehangir and Shah
Jahan. In the afternoon we transfer to Delhi by bus arriving that evening in
time for dinner.
*Comfortable Hotel*

Day 15

For those who are on the flight inclusive package we depart for Delhi airport
in the morning for the day flight back to London. The arrangements for those
not flying with the group ends after check out.
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Customer Feedback

Cycling through Rajasthan

Summary:
India is an amazing place – totally different & totally mad but what an
experience it was. This is a busy holiday packed with so many different
places and many wonderful memories.

Rating: 5

Question:
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Answer:
So many different memories- the overnight train ride, the mental traffic, tut
tut rides! the wonderful people and children welcoming us everywhere we
went, the amazing Taj Mahal, chai tea ! – the total India experience.

Question:
What did you think of your group leader?

Answer:
Manu was was brilliant. Very knowledgeable, very organised, great sence of
humour & a totally top chap.

Question:
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Answer:
This is a busy trip but make sure you go at your pace and enjoy the different
experiences and savour India.

Question:
Is there anything else you would like to add?

Answer:
Manu & his fantastic support team were brilliant. They were all so happy and
helpful – nothing was ever too much for them and they really helped to make
the holiday so special.

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Cycling through Rajasthan

Summary:
A fantastic whirlwind assault on the senses – incredible sights, smells and
wonderful children waving us on throughout the villages.
Delhi was very smoggy and choked to death with traffic, but still amazing
views from the coach window as we battled the congestion, but after the
overnight train, the visuals start.

Rating: 4

Question:
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Answer:
We were invited, or press ganged into a wedding, which was a real feast for
the eyes, to see how a diiferent culture celebrate here – horses, parades,
fireworks and entire banquet filled the hotel grounds.

Of course the Taj is an excellent feat in building, but Udaipur palace
interior was filled with impressive craftsmans skills. Though ultimately,
its the people, the smiles, the friendliness that catches your heart

Question:
What did you think of your group leader?

Answer:
Manu and Rigsin were exceptional, the knowledge of India and its people, a
question was never unanswered. Whilst we were there, we had the problem of
the ‘black money’ – which caused a huge problem for everybody, and given the
circumstances Manu helped out wherever he could, and even beyond his duties.
Ali and Ramu always helped with water and the bike maintenance, and Mr Singh
an amazing driver through those conditions

Question:
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Answer:
Check the weather before you go – it was much hotter than the average
temperature on Exodus website
If you see something, buy it, as youll never have the chance to buy it again
– we found Johdpur market (clock tower) wonderful, but held out for Jaipur,
which was disappointing and a very long day on and off the bus.
Its a great holiday, but be prepared for non stop adventure – rest when you
get back home!!!!

Question:
Is there anything else you would like to add?

Answer:
The Jaipur day out was laboured, too much to see in a short space of time,
therefore withered with the guide, as you really had to listen hard to
understand, plus added trips to the factories, were not for me
Udaipur looked wonderful, but no chance to walk around as on a very tight
schedule, we cycled, then straight out to eat later that evening

Food at times went from fantastic at the lakeside in Udaipur, to very
expensive roadside cafes, and uninteresting western style restaurants

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Cycling through Rajasthan

Summary:
A great 2 week trip visiting many cities, Palaces and Forts in Rajasthan.
Great accommodation, variety of activities and fun guides. Cycling is varied
and we were well looked after.

Rating: 5

Question:
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Answer:
Cannot say just one as many days were varied and fascinating places to visit.
Agra, for Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort. Ranakpur was incredible,
Jodhpur,Jaipur, Udaipur and Pushkar all different….

Question:
What did you think of your group leader?

Answer:
Bhupesh ( Boo) and Anand (AK ) were very amazing! Very knowledgeable, fun and
went out of their way to ensure we had all that we needed!( Including
pharmacy, iPhone shop for smashed phone, birthday fireworks treats!)

Question:
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Answer:
There is some time for shopping built into the trip, however not specifically
in your free time, which might be better as not everyone in the trip found
this time well spent…

Question:
Is there anything else you would like to add?

Answer:
Standard of accommodation was one of the best for this type of trip and very
well received. Would like to see this more often!

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Cycling Through Rajasthan

Summary:
Enjoyed it a lot – amazing forts and palaces and mostly good cycling (we had
one day on really bad roads I could have done without).
Only criticism was lack of free time on our own. As we were a small group (6)
it was hard not to join in all the time. On the Kerala trip we had whole
days free in Cochin and Varkala but there was nothing similar on this trip.
I did get tired of the food – chili with everything.

Rating: 4

Question:
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Answer:
???
Knowing I could still be out at the front at 69!
I loved Udaipur and the hotel there.
Feeling the vastness of the cities – especially Jaipur from above at sunset.

Question:
What did you think of your group leader?

Answer:
Very competent and caring.

Question:
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Answer:
Take your own saddle – women especially.

Question:
Is there anything else you would like to add?

Answer:
Some, in fact all, the local guides were not especially interesting – their
English was generally laboured. They often managed to say a lot of words
without clearly conveying much. I do appreciate that we should be using local
guides.
More detailed and accurate notes on where we were going would have been
helpful. The names of our hotels? in case we got lost.
Advice on background reading? I picked up a second hand Rough Guide to India
but not really appropriate.

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Cycling in Rajasthan

Summary:
A fantastic experience that lets you get up close to the real India with all
its sights, smells and sounds. A great way to have an active holiday whilst
a packed itinerary allows you to see many of the iconic sights of India.

Rating: 5

Question:
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Answer:
Riding through the villages where all the children would come out to line the
streets and wave. Wherever we stopped a crowd would gather round to inspect
both us and the bikes. I guess strangers, and especially European strangers
are a very rare sight in some of these places. Whilst it does take a bit of
getting used to, everyone was always really friendly.

Question:
What did you think of your group leader?

Answer:
Everything worked like clockwork, which given my previous experience of India
was probably a minor miracle and a testament to the efficiency of our group
leaders. Nice guys, always accommodating, flexible and willing to help.

Question:
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Answer:
It can be smoggy in Delhi (they appear to have a real problem with this these
days) and it can be dusty in places on the road so do ensure you have
something to cover your mouth. A buff kept round my neck worked well for me.
Cycling in the cities is not for the fainthearted. Whilst there is a
notional drive on the left rule, Indian traffic, people and animals come at
you from all directions, and it can be very busy, although generally slow
moving. Some element of confidence on a bike will help greatly.

Question:
Is there anything else you would like to add?

Answer:
If you don’t like curry you may have a problem. Most of our group got a
touch of Delhi belly at some point, but nothing serious, so do take plenty of
pills with you.

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Cycling Rajasthan

Summary:
A great mixture of cycling and sight seeing. A great deal was packed in so
not one for those wanting a relaxing holiday. Once again Exodus combine well
planned routes, great support and ethical tourism (which is wht=y so many of
us come back!).

Rating: 5

Question:
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Answer:
There was more than one! The Taj Mahal, the fort at Kumbhalgarh, Pushkar (if
you stay off the special Lassi’s!!) but above all the assault on the senses
that is the cmlexity of India.

Question:
What did you think of your group leader?

Answer:
Our leader, Anand Kapil worked his socks off to make sure we got the very
best from this trip. He was really well supported by Sunil and the ‘boys’
(cycle mechanic and the drivers). Top marks to Anand and the team!

Question:
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Answer:
If you like some cycling and sightseeing, then include this tri on your list.
It is moderate for cycling (but you can burn the calories) but action packed
given the itneery. You will come away with a real feel for what makes
Rajasthan tick!

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Cycling Rajasthan

Summary:
Nice way to discover Indi by bike.

Rating: 5

Question:
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Answer:
Cycling through rural India and the Taj Mahal

Question:
What did you think of your group leader?

Answer:
Excellent. Good knowledge, social and funny.

Question:
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Answer:
Be aware of the traffic in cities.

Question:
Is there anything else you would like to add?

Answer:
Just go for it.
Prefer the cooler month of november and december.

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Cycling in Rajahstan

Summary:
Excellent trip with the benefit of a great leader. A full on trip with lots
of variations.
Only draw back was the lack of “down time”. Also needed more shopping time.

Rating: 4

Question:
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Answer:
Seeing the Taj Mahal

Question:
What did you think of your group leader?

Answer:
Excellent, knowledgeable, calm, clear, fun.

Question:
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Answer:
If you plan to extend your holiday arrange to stay at the Central hotel in
Delhi. ( The Siddarth) rather than the Ashok. It takes an hour to get to the
centre of Delhi from the Ashok.

Question:
Is there anything else you would like to add?

Answer:
Would seem more sensible to start holiday from central hotel and finish at
the hotel nearer the airport.
Need at least one free day ( Udaipur would be perfect )
More shopping opportunities.

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Fabulous adventure

Summary:
Just returned from a wonderful cycling trip from Delhi, around Rajasthan,
finishing in Agra with the Taj Mahal. Wonderfully organised with plenty of
cycling through rural India and some exciting cycling in cities. Bhopesh and
Anand were great tour leaders and the support team were also first class. The
premium departure meant we stayed in some very beautiful hotels and the
leaders arranged evening meals in some lovely restaurants.

Rating: 5

Question:
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Answer:
Seeing the Taj Mahal was a major highlight of the trip, but cycling through
the more rural areas, seeing the real India was probably just as
unforgettable.

Question:
What did you think of your group leader?

Answer:
Bhopesh and Anand could not have been more helpful, they were good company,
adaptable, knowledgable and fun to cycle with. All arrangements were
efficiently organised, time management was excellent, and preparing the group
for the days challenge was always well done. Safety was always a priority but
this didn’t detract from the fun.

Question:
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Answer:
None of our group got any serious tummy problems, we ate Indian all the time.
The leaders advised us well on good places to eat, we had street food and
regular chai stops but because we were very careful regarding hand gel use
and only drinking bottled water we had no problems.

Question:
Is there anything else you would like to add?

Answer:
I would recommend this tour, some of the cycling was quite challenging if you
are not a regular cyclist but there was always the bus and support vehicles
behind you if you felt you need it.

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CYCLING THROUGH RAJASTHAN

Summary:
A brilliant experience. Seeing Rajasthan close up in the raw. Great itinerary
with good hotels throughout. Finally a word for the guides Krishna and Sanjay
and the support team. They were fantastic and their knowledge and experience
of the history and culture topped the trip. They ensured the group gelled
from the start and many friends have been made. It has whetted our appetite
to do more of this in the future. I thoroughly recommend this trip to anyone
who likes to cycle and see and feel the atmosphere of India.

Rating: 5

Question:
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Answer:
Cycling up the hills to get to Khumblagargh Fort! Seeing the children running
down the hills smiling and shouting ‘tata’. Mr Singh the bus driver taking
the bus through the chaotic Agra city centre. These are just a few of the
moments that come to mind.

Question:
What did you think of your group leader?

Answer:
Krishna was brilliant. His love for his home country and in particular
Rajasthan was evident. So knowledgable which he shared with simplicity. He
was ably supported by Sanjay who matched his love for his country, proud of
his home and family values. He was great to cycle with and showed his
strength and ability to help everyone along the challenging routes. Great
team supported them in bringing up the food and drink et al. It was a
privilege to be such a great group and this was down to the group leaders and
the support team

Question:
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Answer:
Just make sure you read up on the trip notes and bring the gear you need to
do the trip comfortably. The checklist on the website was invaluable. Given
the time of the year the early morning starts can be very chilly to start off
so make sure you do have something warmer than t shirts for the first hour or
so. Cycling through chilly air can make it colder than you think India could
be!

Question:
Is there anything else you would like to add?

Answer:
My wife and l have travelled in India on two previous occasions with 121
guided car tours across Southern India. They were fantastic holidays. But
this trip topped those holidays. We will definitely be doing more of these
holidays in the future as you really get close up to the real India.

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Activity Levels


Activity Levels range from Leisurely to Tough, the grading takes into account the daily cycling distances and terrain, as well as any technical riding skill required. We also consider the number of cycling days as there can be a cumulative affect from tiredness on a longer trip and the type of accommodation used, as this can also influence your day to day recovery.

If you are in any doubt, please give us a call on +353-1-607 9900 or email us.


Activity level 1 - Leisurely Activity level 1: Leisurely

If you can ride a bike and enjoy gentle exercise, these are an ideal introduction to a cycling holiday. No routes are entirely flat, so expect some short climbs and descents. Maximum daily height gain is approximately 250 metres and daily distances rarely exceed 50kms (32 miles), any longer days are often optional.


Activity level 3 - Moderate Activity level 3: Moderate

Most people who enjoy a weekend riding at home will enjoy a Moderate trip. You need to be in good health and reasonably fit. Ideal for occasional cyclists, or as a more relaxed trip for fitter riders. Moderate off-road trips require no previous experience. Distances rarely exceed 70kms (43 miles) per day.


Activity level 5 - Challenging Activity level 5: Challenging

For any ride at this level, fitness is important. Challenging trips require confidence in your ability and physical condition. They are equivalent to an extended period of cycling at home. Previous mountain biking experience is essential for Challenging off road trips as they will involve some technical riding.


Activity level 7 - Tough Activity level 7: Tough

Previous experience of the cycling style or surface is a must as these routes have long cycling days and tougher terrain on both road and off road trips. You need complete confidence in your fitness and technical ability to cope with difficult or steep terrain, rough surfaces and longer distances. Ideal for those seeking a challenge!


Split grades

In order to provide more accuracy, where a trip falls between two grades we use an intermediate or ‘split’ grade, for example 2: Leisurely/Moderate.


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