61 Days Great India Cycle Challenge 2024

  • Sport & Abenteuer Reisen
  • Fahrrad & MTB



For the intrepid traveler who is looking for a lifetime cycling adventure, it’s happening right here in India. The mega cycling expedition as you can mention otherwise will scale the entire sub-continent from North to South. Let go of the challenging terrain, noises, and chaos while we lead your way. Soak in the colors of Indian villages, the vibrant culture, festive people, breathtaking nature, historical monuments, heritage living, and aromatic cuisines.  

We start from the Great Himalayan corridor – Leh, riding down the Zanskar and Pir Panchal Ranges towards the Indo Gangetic plain and further towards the capital state of New Delhi. Then, we ride the golden triangle route to witness the iconic Taj Mahal, the Tiger Capital Ranthambore, and
the grand provinces of Rajasthan: Jaipur, Pushkar, Jodhpur, and Udaipur. We will traverse across the rustic villages of Gujarat, the metropolis of Mumbai in Maharashtra, and head towards the Konkan coast. Further, we ride from sunny Goa to spiritual Gokarna and Mangalore. Then, we traverse across the Malabar Coast of Kerala – God’s own country. We ride across the land of Zamorin alongside the forts and beaches, with the view of the myriad backwater rivers, mangroves, and
coconut lagoons. We ride through the Ayurveda hub of Nattika towards the colonial city of Fort Kochi and embark on the traditional houseboat
cruise across the Vembanad lake in Alleppey. We ride across the cliffside beach of Varkala towards the scenic Kovalam beach to end the epic ride. Here, we will have a grand celebration dinner at the beach resort to commemorate the Great India Cycling chapter. We will spend an additional day relaxing at the Kovalam beach before saying goodbye to the incredible friends made on the bicycle and packing our memories for the next adventure. Or feel free to ride the last 40 km all the way to Kanyakumari



DayDateLocationHotelsMeal PlanItinerary / ActivityCycling Distance (Kms)
Day 130-Aug-LehThe Grand DragonDArrive and Briefing 
Day 231-Aug-LehThe Grand DragonB L DCycle fixing and day out 
Day 301-Sep-LatoCampingB L DCycling72
Day 402-Sep-DebringCampingB L DCycling69
Day 503-Sep-Whisky NallahCampingB L DCycling75
Day 604-Sep-SarchuCampingB L DCycling100
Day 705-Sep-JispaCampingB L DCycling79
Day 806-Sep-ManaliManuallayaB L DCycling100
Day 907-Sep-ManaliManuallayaBFree day (optional Sightseeing) 
Day 1008-Sep-MandiVisco Resorts or Rajmahal PalaceB L DCycling110
Day 1109-Sep-ArkiBaghal Valley ResortB L DCycling108
Day 1210-Sep-ShimlaSnow Valley ResortsB L DCycling40
Day 1311-Sep-ChandigarhVelvet Clarks ExoticaB L DCycling115
Day 1412-Sep-KarnalThe VivaanB L DCycling113
Day 1513-Sep-DelhiRadisson Blu or ITC MauryaB L DCycling155
Day 1614-Sep-DelhiRadisson Blu or ITC MauryaBFree day (optional Sightseeing) 
Day 1715-Sep-MathuraThe Radha Ashok or Brijwasi CentrumB L DCycling140
Day 1816-Sep-AgraClarks Shiraz or Taj AgraB L DCycling60
Day 1917-Sep-BharatpurUdai Vilas PalaceB L DCycling55
Day 2018-Sep-KarauliBhanwar Vilas PalaceB L DCycling125
Day 2119-Sep-RanthamboreTiger DenB L DCycling100
Day 2220-Sep-TalabgaonTalabgaon CastleB L DCycling82
Day 2321-Sep-JaipurSuryaa VillaB L DCycling90
Day 2422-Sep-JaipurSuryaa VillaBFree day (optional Sightseeing) 
Day 2523-Sep-PushkarPushkar Fort Jagat PalaceB L DCycling150
Day 2624-Sep-KhejarlaFort KhejarlaB L DCycling120
Day 2725-Sep-JodhpurRatan VilasB L DCycling90
Day 2826-Sep-DhamliFort DhamliB L DCycling110
Day 2927-Sep-Kumbal GarhKumbal Garh Forest RetreatB L DCycling90
Day 3028-Sep-UdaipurUdaikothiB L DCycling95
Day 3129-Sep-UdaipurUdaikothiBFree day (optional Sightseeing) 
Day 3230-Sep-ModasaMidas touch ResortB L DCycling160
Day 3301-Oct-NadiadHotel CypressB L DCycling110
Day 3402-Oct-BharuchRegenta Central HarimanglaB L DCycling145
Day 3503-Oct-ValsadJanki ResortB L DCycling145
Day 3604-Oct-MumbaiTaj or TridentB L DCycling & Transfer125
Day 3705-Oct-MumbaiTaj or TridentBFree day (optional Sightseeing) 
Day 3806-Oct-Murud JanjeeraGold Swan Beach ResortB L DCycling75
Day 3907-Oct-HarihareshwarTranquil Beach ResortB L DCycling60
Day 4008-Oct-Kurde Beach DapoliLotus Eco Beach ResortB L DCycling105
Day 4109-Oct-GanpatipuleBlue Ocean resortB L DCycling100
Day 4210-Oct-GanpatipuleBlue Ocean resortBFree Day 
Day 4311-Oct-Ambolgad BeachSamindar Beach HouseB L DCycling83
Day 4412-Oct-MalvanThe Windmill ResortsB L DCycling110
Day 4513-Oct-Goa AnjunaCasa AnjunaB L DCycling102
Day 4614-Oct-Goa AnjunaCasa AnjunaBFree day (optional Sightseeing) 
Day 4715-Oct-South Goa AgondaAgonda ParadiseB L DCycling84
Day 4816-Oct-GokarnaSanskruti ResortB L DCycling100
Day 4917-Oct-KundapuraBlue WatersB L DCycling106
Day 5018-Oct-MangalapuramGolf FinchB L DCycling90
Day 5119-Oct-NeeeshwarKanan Beach ResortB L DCycling117
Day 5220-Oct-NeleshwarKanan Beach ResortBFree Day & Sightseeing 
Day 5321-Oct-ThalasserryPearl View RegencyB L DCycling125
Day 5422-Oct-CalicutTajB L DCycling140
Day 5523-Oct-NattikaNattika BeachB L DCycling125
Day 5624-Oct-Fort CochinDutch BungalowB L DCycling130
Day 5725-Oct-23AlleppeyCitrusB L DCycling and Day Cruise60
Day 5826-Oct-VarkalaDeshadan Cliff Beach ResortB L DCycling110
Day 5927-Oct-KovalamUday Samudra Beach ResortB L DCycling54
Day 6028-Oct-KovalamUday Samudra Beach ResortB DCycle packing and Celebration Dinner 
Day 6129-Oct-Depart B  


  • Activity –                       Cycling Challenge
  • Destination –                 India (Leh to Kovalam/Kanyakumari)
  • Total Cycling Distance – 5000 Kilometers approx.
  • Duration –                     61 Days, 60 Nights
  • Terrain –                       Varied, from Mountain to Hilly & Flat coastal
  • Climate –                       Tropical
  • Comfort Level –              4/5
  • Activity Level –               4/5
  • Fly in –                          to Delhi & Leh Airport
  • Fly out –                        of Trivandrum International Airport
  • Group Size –                  min 24 riders


  • Witness and experience Incredible India all across
  • Prime destinations, innate attractions and offbeat experiences
  • Vibrant heritage, culture, people and cuisines
  • Cycling through the Magical Himalayas
  • Tuk Tuk Experience at Chandni Chowk Market Delhi
  • Visit the Symbol of Love – Taj Mahal
  • Jeep Safari at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve
  • Witness the forts and palaces of Royal Rajasthan
  • Cycling along the enchanting Konkan Sea Coast
  • Cycling through the biodiversity hotspot of Western Ghats
  • Houseboat Cruise at the Backwaters of Alleppey
  • Select comfy and serene accommodation in varied properties
  • And much more that we can mention in the trip highlights…


  • Experienced & First aid trained Tour leaders and guides 
  • Service of expert Bike Mechanic
  • Accommodation in twin room as per itinerary
  • Most meals as per itinerary
  • Grub: Refreshments & water in plenty
  • All transport including support vehicle, taxis and coaches
  • All activities as per itinerary (Cycling, Day tours, Taj Mahal visit, Tiger Safari & Houseboat)  
  • Interstate Permit, Toll & Parking Charges
  • Government Taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Visa and entry clearing fees
  • Liquors, beers and bottled beverages
  • Gratitude to Guide and Driver
  • Any shopping, Personal expenses, Laundry etc
  • Entrance fees to visit monuments, museum, forest etc (to be paid directly by the guest)
  • Modern cycles (Cannondale Trail 6 / equivalent) are available on hire for a supplementary cost of USD 500/- for the entire tour.
  • Essential bike spares & accessories are also available on supplementary cost (only the actual cost of the item will be charged)


Prices and Dates

30th August – 29th September 2024

7500 USD per Person

Private Tour is possible. Please inquire.

Please note:

  • Accommodation will be provided in mentioned hotels or of the same category based on availability.
  • Any additional expenses due to local strike, flight cancellation or any unforeseen circumstances will be in addition to the given cost.
  • It is highly recommended to arrive a couple of days earlier from start date of the tour for general acclimatization at the high-altitude Himalayan town of Leh.
  • During the tour, considering safety of our guests, we will be arranging transfers to respective hotel before you enter busy cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai etc and also for some sections of reserve forest / restricted area where cycling is not allowed.

Tour Info


This is a bike challenge over 61 days, with only a few rest days in between. Also it is possible to change in the back up car all the time, this tour is meant for serious and regular cyclists who love the challenge and looking forward to an adventure. If possible, we recommend to arrive 1-2 days earlier in Leh, for an appropriate acclimatisation.


We stay in beautiful luxury accommodation (double7twin-sharing room). Only from Leh to Manali we will have tent accommodation (toilet tents, dining tents)


Arrival: Leh

Departure: Trivandrum

More Information

Complete Tour itinerary here available for download:

61 Days Great India Cycle Challenge 2024

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