CYCLE TRAILS IN INDIA

the best way to explore India is BYCYLE

Authentic & Inspiring overland adventures since 2008

We know the secret trail that leads to the fountain of youth, if that’s not convincing enough! follow us on an authentic journey through a mystical & magical country we live in. Our team; Thorough bred Indians who have discovered the formula of hospitality, navigation, conservation & truth through travels in our homeland & around the world.

We might not know the exact date and hour when the first bicycle was designed or invented. There are various claims of people from various places to have contributed to this fun mode of transport. Over the years these designs have taken splendid new shapes and purpose, while our team at BTI push our bikes to the limit while we explore the countrysides and sometimes through the crazy cities. India has always been a popular spot for travellers of all kinds, as it echoes the royal & mystic times it once lived in. With splendid palaces and their ancestors still walking around in  their long halls to a culture that commands respect and sand dunes that make you feel like Jasmin and Aladin (that’s for Rajasthan). Or the mystic forests of West coast India with pristine beaches & sea forts. All of this regality & mystery of India makes it perfect to be explored and experienced by cycles. The joy of hoping a bike where the world moves around you at the pace you choose, is nothing more than perfect. Wave at the little kids that bob around the sides of the fields and women draped in vibrant hues carrying mud pots in 5’s and 6’s stacked over their head. To the slow moving cattle that love the roads, the confused little billy goats and lazy camels. Meet them all and find more..

We guide you through some of the best cycling trails India has to offer, well researched keeping in mind the terrain, history, food, environment & cultural highlights. Whether it is a Cycling tour in Rajasthan, a Cycling tour on the West Coast, a Cycling tour on the East coast or Mountain Biking in the Himalayas we have all your requirements covered, from enthusiastic knowledgable guides, great food, top of the line cycles, backup vehicles to the best choice of accommodation.

FAQ Frequently asked questions: Planning a cycling tour in India? Here are answers to some of the questions that can help you with your journey. We would like to see you exploring our country by cycle, after all you are a part of our big pedal pushing family. The core of any cycling holiday is the ROUTE, riding destination to destination & creating routes that connect some of the most interesting points of interest India has to offer. We have earned the title of being the premier specialist cycle tour company in the India because of our experience in routing, & understanding what finally puts a smile on your face while on a cycling tour of India. As a company we are the local operating agents for prominent international cycling companies who have tested us & trust us with their customers.

How different is Cycling in India, compared to other parts of the world? Our beautiful & vibrant country can initially assault your senses with the sights, sounds, colours & smells unique to each region. There is never a dull moment on a cycling trip through India, even on a long flat stretch through the might Thar Desert. There will be camels, cows, sheep & peacocks to keep you company. The traffic rule in India is survival of the biggest which is why we do not ride on any highways or motorways. On our cycling tours the route follows backroads, village paths & jungle trails which makes the trip extremely authentic & off the beaten trail. Which side of the road does one Cycle in India? Mostly on the left side, we say mostly because sometimes you do have cattle carts rolling in from where you’d least expect. India under the British colonial influence adapted to driving on the left side of the road with all cars & vehicles having a right hand drive. How hard are our cycle tours in India? Although all trips are graded differently the correct answer would be, the cycling trip is as hard or easy as you want it to be. Our trips are not catered for cyclists on a training agenda (please do inform us in advance if you are) but our cycling trips are tailored in a way so you can soak up all that India has to offer, if it does get overwhelming you are welcome to take a break from riding in our backup vehicle. Matching your past experience & skill level with a cycling trip is the best way for you to get the best value, so help us help you & share all the information we need to know when you inquire for a trip. Do you have more cycling tour itineraries besides those on your website?  Yes indeed, we keep the best closest to our heart. It’s very easy for our competitors to copy paste our proprietary routes, not that we wouldn’t like to share but every route has a delicate balance of maintaining the socio-cultural, economical & environmental equilibrium. We do not want to leave a heavy footprint on any one such route hence we try to keep our trip dossiers on an inquiry basis. If you are interested we are happy to share! What is the food like on a cycling tour in India? The food is awesome & fingerpicking good (literally). We ensure you get a wholesome portion of fresh fruit, vegetables, meat & plenty of rehydrating liquids on your trip. The focus is on local cuisine to highlight the culinary wonders of India but we do cater to special dietary requests if informed in advance. Do we need to bring our own bike? Only if you want to, we provide you with hi-end branded cycles for your cycling holiday in India. For cycling holidays in Rajasthan we rent TREK 4 series & 3 series MTB’s with gears, suspension & V brakes. We do not recommend cleats for cycling in Rajasthan unless you are very experienced & have quick reflexes to get your feet free when a cow or camel decides to ride alongside. For cycling holidays in Goa we rent MERIDA Hybrid cycles with gears & suspension with V brakes you can choose to bring your own cleats with shoes. Can we bring our own bikes for the trip? Yes, if you want to travel with your own bike please do make sure it is in good condition & do carry tools or spares specific to the brand/make. Do we have to fix our own punctures & repairs? Our trip leaders have basic maintenance & repair skills. You do not have to fix your own punctures or repairs if you are on a Cycling holiday with us. If you are on a self guided cycling trip in India we will provide you with a basic toolkit & puncture repair kit with a spare tube.

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RAJASTHAN

VIBRANT RIDES IN THE ROYAL KINGDOM

It welcomes you with the traditional etiquite what its known for. It entertains you as if you are a royalty honouring it with a visit. It is Rajasthan, a land where people still pride themselves in following age old traditions. The numerous forts and palaces strewn across the state are lovingly kept up and prided upon by its people. Ballads of past wars and love are sung by the bards on gatherings and occasions. This is the Rajasthan we bring to you with its full vibrancy of colours, landscape. We take you on a journey through this ancient land where you will get awestruck by the imposing rugged castle of Meharangarh, marvel at the beauty of Ranakpur temples, or just soak in the tranquility of the Thar desert. All this and what lies between is best explored atop a trusty cycle. The bike takes you through places and spots difficult for a car to reach, and at a pace where you don’t miss anything.

Riding through the Rajasthani country side we stay in awesome heritage Forts and palaces in quaint villages with ROYALTY.

Our meticuliously planned itineraries offer various versions from difficult to leisurely rides. Expert local trip leaders share their knowledge of this Land with you. Come with us on a cycling trip of a lifetime backed up to perfection!

 

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WEST COAST

MYSTIC HILLS TO MAGICAL COVES

The endless Konkan Coast leads into the backwaters of Kerala

The west coast of India extends from the sweet food land in Gujarat to the spicy flavours in the south till Kanyakumari. If the extremes of food are surprising wait till you cycle down this coast and hear a new dialect and speech every few kilometers, watch the boats in the seas change shapes from sails and dows to canoes and circular basket like boats called coracles. Not to miss the houseboats. This coast boasts of popular destinations like Goa, Mumbai, Kerala and some more…and we are glad the private sandy beaches, bullock cart, old sail boat races, waterfalls and hot springs lie a well kept secret. The endless sea forts that stand tall till date. Fishing villages dominate the coasts while farmers add to the scenic paddy fields that make sunsets look like the movies. Accompany the bullock cart man or race with children cycling oversized bikes, enjoy the coconutty curries, flavoursome veggies and some fish on a good catch day. Cycling through the west coast is full of surprises, every village has its own culture, flavour and endless festivities… so get your cycling shoes on and let’s see what adventures await you.

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EAST COAST

OFF THE BEATEN TRAIL

Secret Islands, French colonies, Portuguese Homeland & Hindu Mythology

While it is tempting to go west.. we say go east. The answer to why the Peacock is India’s national bird lies here. And that might not be all, The east coast has surprises up its sleeve all along the way, While one does not hear much about this part of town other than the famous Meenakshi temple in Madurai or the shiva temple in Rameshwaram and some more about the French in Pondicherry. This trip will teach you how you can eat rice in more than 100 ways, that music is fun when its loud and having a billboard up for every occasion is a cool thing. And since you can balance yourself on a bike, you might want to try out some surf spots or just bodyboard your way to the shore or snorkel in the shallows, maybe even try your hand at kiteboarding or an easy sail out in the blue. Make new friends as you cycle along the curious bystanders, get blessed by the holy elephant at the temples as you embrace warm smiley peopled cultures and a language that is impossible to decipher. Let’s try…

RENTALS

BIKE RENTALS IN INDIA

RENT A CYCLE FOR YOUR SELF GUIDED TRIP IN INDIA

We have stock of multi brand cycles for Rent in India, from strong bull cycles (Indian made) tweaked for comfort available at our local stores. Hi-end Mountain Bikes TREK 3 Series & TREK 4 Series MTB & HYBRID ROAD BIKES are available if you would like to rent cycles for long duration tours in India. If you are planning a SELF GUIDED CYCLE TOUR IN INDIA then you can avail of our services which include Route finding, Mapping & 24×7 telephone support through your cycle tour in India. All our cycles or well maintained & serviced by professionals, your rentals include a helmet, handle bar bag with tool kit & a gel seat for your comfort. If you have any specific requirements please do contact us via email.

BIKES AVAILABLE ON RENT FOR LONG DURATION CYCLE TOURS IN INDIA

TREK 3 SERIES MTB FOR RENT IN INDIA

Rs. 1,000 | USD 20 per day

Cycle sizes available in 13″ 16″ 19″ & 21″

20% discount if you rent for more than 5 days.

Rentals include helmet, gel seat & a handle bar bag with tools.

Cycles are available on rent in Udaipur, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore or Chennai city

TREK 4 SERIES MTB FOR RENT IN INDIA MTB

Rs. 1,500 | USD 30 per day

Cycle sizes available in 16″ 19.5″ & 21.5″

20% discount if you rent for more than 5 days.

Rentals include helmet, gel seat & a handle bar bag with tools

Cycles are available on rent in Udaipur, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore or Chennai city

About cycle rentals in India from BTI: We have an extremely fair rental & repair policy to safe guard your interests as well as ours. As you can understand the value of imported hi-end cycles are pretty high for us to part with them without a security deposit. The way we work around this is pre-authorize your Credit Card for the value of USD 550 & cancel the transaction once the cycle is returned to us. As per local law we need a photo copy of your identity proof such as a drivers licence or passport as well as your Visa details. We would like to see more cyclist exploring India self guided long duration trips through the country side or short cycle day trips around cities like Udaipur in Rajasthan.

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